Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Why do Berger & co. keep ham-stringing efforts to get non-citizens off NC voter rolls?

  We get a lot of lip service from Raleigh Republicans about supporting border security, election integrity, and President Trump.  So, why has the GOP-controlled Senate blocked THREE TIMES a serious effort to clean illegals off our state’s voter rolls? Perhaps it’s thanks to some Farm Bureau PAC money scooped…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Berger cheers increased spending

I guess the days of bashing Democrats as “big spenders” are over.  The GOPe appears sold on the concept of spending big. We learned recently that NC House Republicans were bashing a Democrat challenger for favoring offsetting increased spending with spending cuts.  Now, we have THIS from the NCGOP’s ‘Mr.Big’…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NCGOP Politics

Monkey Business Report: Creative campaign finance disclosure

Judge Phil Berger, Jr. must have attended the same campaign finance reporting classes state Rep. David Lewis did.  Both men appear to struggle with the accuracy of donor information.  For instance  — the donor’s business / line of work. A new complaint against Judge Berger sheds some light: A campaign…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Taking money from the hand attached to the mouth that regularly BITES YOU.

We’ve written before about a politically-connected, well-moneyed PAC that has succeeded in orchestrating a leftist takeover of local Lee County political institutions.   They knocked off a conservative legislator and took control of the Sanford city council and the Lee County board of commissioners.  It was especially shocking to see some…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Phil Berger and, um — THE TEAMSTERS ????

Don’t you just love it when politicians who know NOTHING about a subject try to lecture people who DO KNOW something about a subject?  Law enforcement and military folks get more than their fair share of it. And so do businesspeople.  MillerCoors has made the decision to close its Eden…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

#ncgop: MORE Dallas mischief?

Holy cow.  I am starting to believe Dallas Woodhouse and Curtis Watkins may be taking political strategy advice from the same person.  (Yet, Watkins had the decency to step down.  Dallas is STILL employed at state party headquarters.)  We’ve all heard about the hubbub regarding Senator Burr and state party…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Senator Berger PREACHES IT.

The state Senate’s big kahuna went in front of the biggest, most-prominent Common Core-loving, spend-more-and-more-and-more money crowd and told them a few things I am SURE they didn’t want to hear:  Republican Senate leader Phil Berger made blunt remarks about public school reform at a recent gathering held by Best…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: The good, bad & ugly of the “jobs bills”

I think they’re hearing us on Jones Street. We — and many other grassroots entities — have been howlin’ mad about Gov. Pat’s $40 million+ corporate welfare giveaway.  The House pretty much gave the governor what he wanted.  But it appears the state Senate has been hearing from a lot…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP

#ncga: No money for roads. PLENTY of money for leadership staff salaries.

The “conservative revolution” in Raleigh is telling us the state is so cash-poor that it can’t afford some vital road repairs and construction.  Yet, the folks at the AP are sharing with us some interesting details about the legislative leadership’s priorities: As North Carolina’s population soars and annual sessions of…

Posted in Education Jerry Tillman Media NC legislature NC State Government

No money for books and supplies, but Free Breakfast & Lunch for EVERYBODY !!!!!

Blinkin’ Chris Fitzsimon and his partner-in-crime Scowlin’ Rob Schofield recently  lead a chorus of drive-bys in needling State senate president Phil Berger about alleged public school money woes in his home county of Rockingham. Apparently, the system is struggling to pay for textbooks and supplies and other important components of…