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

Bev & The Big Lie: GOP wrecked public education, so we need to pay more taxes

          North Carolina’s beleaguered boss lady, desperately trying to stop her political career’s slide down the drain, is hauling out every scare tactic in the book.  Bev’s current screed is about how WE — hardworking folks trying to make ends meet…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans Walter Jones

McHenry, Jones facing spirited 2012 primary challenges from the right

    Republican congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) is being hit hard by his GOP primary opponent Ken Fortenberry, a retired newspaper journalist and publisher in Lincoln County.  Fortenberry suggests McHenry is talking the Tea Party talk, but is in reality too comfortable with the Washington…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney NCGOP Obama Politics Republicans

National and N.C. Democrats, without any successes to tout, crank up class warfare rhetoric

  If you believe the Democrats, the professional Left, and their allies in the alleged mainstream media (AMSM), a couple of rich guys — who happen to be registered Republicans — are completely responsible for all of the current economic turmoil.  Unemployed?  Blame Art Pope…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

L’affaire LaRoque gets some federal attention

            Sarah Ovaska, at NCPolicyWatch, has been on top of the scandal swirling around state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston) since the beginning.  Now, she’s confirmed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has opened an investigation into the matter: The federal…

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

And the spending goes on and on and on …

      North Carolina is broke — or so we were told during the fight  over the state budget during this last session.  Stuff got cut out left and right.  The N&O, The Democrats, the NCAE and state employee reps all howled over the…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics Tar Heels The ACC

Bev booed in Blue Heaven

  I spent Tuesday night, in my usual spot in The Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, watching my beloved Tar Heels dismantle The Miami Hurricanes.  As halftime approached, the P.A. announcer encouraged all of us to remain in our seats at the start…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Law & Order Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Here COMES the judge !!!!

  It looks like the state teacher’s union’s judge-shopping efforts have paid off.  A Wake County Superior Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking legislation that ends mandatory automatic teacher paycheck deductions for teacher union dues.   The judge found that the NCAE…

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

SUE: For those “special” times when you can’t get your way via the democratic process

                The state teachers union, in the aftermath of having their cash faucet turned off by the legislature, appears to be calling in the lawyers: Leaders of the state’s largest teachers group said they will claim retaliation when…

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Pat McCrory’s Mitt Romney Impersonation

          It looks like the scheme by North Carolina Democrats to split conservatives from Pat McCrory  is well-underway.  The North Carolina Democrat Party has launched a parody site raising questions about McCrory.  Now,  reliably leftist Chris Fitzsimon, who works for reliably…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Paul Stam Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

NC Legislators end union shakedown of teachers; Democrats & media throw major fit

  On the N&O’s front page, there was a full color photo of some large, angry Hillary Clinton lookalikes from the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) holding signs  that said “We will not be silenced.” (I pity their poor husbands.) The N&O posted a video…