Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Whipping up stuff and calling it NEWS (BEEP BEEP)

    So far, this campaign cycle, Pat McCrory is The Roadrunner, and the alleged mainstream media is Wile E. Coyote.  Just like ol’  Wile E., the media keeps trying to set traps for  McCrory and ends up  failing miserably. The statewide media are petrified…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

Paying for them to do NOTHING

        We, the beleaguered taxpayers of North Carolina, are being told that we will finance a “special session” of the General Assembly where ABSOLUTELY NOTHING will be voted on: Those hoping for excitement during the April 23 special session at the General…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#FAIL: Renee’s day in Pinehurst

      Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-Dunn) had her debut before The Moore Republican Men’s Club at lunch today.  Moore County was just added to her district, and Ellmers is pretty much of an unknown to the overwhelmingly Republican electorate in the county.  The Men’s…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Hey! All you guys in line @ the unemployment office! Let’s talk about education!

  Bobby “BOOM BOOM” Etheridge says we need to dump MORE money into public education.   We’re getting THIS from the state Democrat Party and its house propaganda organ, The N&O. Yet, in response, we’re getting THIS and the sound of crickets from NCGOP HQ…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

SEANC: Democrat Party mouthpiece

I’ve been getting some — ahem — “love letters” from people defending the State Employees Association of North Carolina from my insinuations that the group is little more than a front group for the Democrat establishment.    (I previously published a report from a Democrat…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Corruption, Carolina-style 2012: “The facts are not true.”

      Wow.  I have to tuck that one away for the next time I get into hot water.   THAT is the defense put up by a state government official accused of corruption in an investigative piece by The John Locke Foundation’s Carolina…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Charlotte pol lays blame for city’s “decline” at feet of Mayors McCrory, Foxx

  Don Reid has never been one to mince words.  The former four term Republican Charlotte City councilman (1991-1999) established a record of fiscal conservatism while in office.  Since leaving political office, Reid has continued on as a conservative leader in The Queen City. Reid…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Democrats Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Boom Boom is 1st choice for SE NC Dems in 2012 NC GOV race

  The word I am getting from well-placed sources within the Democrat machine in southeastern North Carolina is that Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge is leading the Democrat field for NC governor by a nose. I checked in with one source who served me well when…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

We’re #4!!!! (Um … yay ???)

The N&O was pondering why Boss Bev was not tooting her horn about a slight drop in recent unemployment figures.  (North Carolina’s rate FELL from 10% down to 9.9%. Most of that can be explained by tricky bureaucratic math reducing the size of the “work…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Politics

Campaign 2012: The art of distraction

    When you mess up — the perfect way to delay or avoid the repercussions is to change the subject.  We are seeing that tactic playing out rather nicely in our politics on the national and state levels.  Look over there.  Pay no attention…