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Posted in campaign 2020 Media NCGOP Politics

Lt. Dan launches, N&O foams at the mouth (collectively).

  I swear.  I haven’t seen the newsroom at The N&O this agitated and aggravated since the late, great Jesse Helms prowled the halls of the US Senate.  Lt. Governor Dan Forest has announced his intention to evict Roy Cooper — who did NOTHING for…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Tillis finally cuts Tom Farr loose

  President Trump is nominating a new candidate for a federal judgeship covering the Carolinas:   President Donald Trump nominated UNC-Chapel Hill law professor Richard E. Myers on Wednesday to fill the longest federal judicial vacancy in the country.   Trump had twice nominated Raleigh…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

It’s always “special” when Dallas is in the (Wood)house.

  Just when you thought Civitas was coming to its senses,  it does THIS:     Now,  that IS special.  Landing the guy who oversaw the near collapse of the GOP majority in Raleigh, who left the state party with a $500K budget hole, and…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics

The Pinehurst elections

  With all the hubbub about the 2019 special elections for Congress, and the March 2020 primaries, it’s important to remember that many parts of North Carolina will be holding important local races THIS NOVEMBER.   It can be argued that these local officeholders can…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Our lesson for today, boys & girls ? MISMANAGEMENT.

  Lt. Gov.  Dan Forest has tooted his own horn about getting a financial literacy requirement for high school graduation passed in the legislature.   It looks as though some in the Moore County Schools administration could use a refresher on the subject.   Mismanagement…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Quite a SWAMP-clearing opportunity in 2020 NCGOP labor commissioner primary

      The Elevator Queen, Cherie Berry (R)  — the lady whose picture you see every time you take a ride — is riding off into the sunset and calling it quits.       Two candidates are out there.  One, state Rep. Josh…

Posted in Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Whittling away our rights one ‘red flag’ at a time

  We’ve had some more mass shootings.  Both in retail stores in Texas and Ohio.  The left, foaming at the mouth, wants to blame it all on Donald Trump.  That’s kind of like blaming the Oklahoma City bombing (1995) and Columbine (1999) on Bill Clinton….

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Grab your umbrellas. (Watch for falling drive-by crocodile tears.)

  During the Richard Morgan-Jim Black reign of terror in the North Carolina House (2002-2006) it was quite common for “enemies” of House leadership to be assigned to windowless, out-of-the-way, tiny offices.  Conservatives — like Frank Mitchell, John Blust, and John Rhodes — were usually…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

A financial investigation at NCGOP?

  That’s what one line item in the state party’s financial report appears to indicate:     Here’s the website for Wilmington’s Financial Forensic.     According to the website, here is some of the stuff they do:  business and financial misconduct investigations, opportunity and risk…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media NCGOP Politics

The NCGOP: Speaker Timmy’s kid on the payroll. Michele Nix’s $$$. A $500K hole. (Who crashed the day care van?)

  It’s always fun to take a peek at how the state party is spending what money it still has.  Especially now that Dallas & The Defendant are gone from the premises. This latest report is chock full of intrigue and questions.   Especially the…