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Shubert: Pittenger misrepresents her role in controversial land deal

      A real estate deal in western North Carolina has residents up in arms and has become a major issue in the GOP runoff for the state’s Ninth congressional district seat (being vacated this year by Republican Sue Myrick). Critics claim former state…

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Shubert: Inquiry about signed false DOT letters needs to focus on Perdue aide Pryor Gibson

Former Republican legislator — and conservative stalwart — Fern Shubert says she was disgusted to see two weeping female secretaries dragged in front of a legislative panel. The legislature was looking into who signed letters from a DOT official —  asking for funding for two…

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Racial Justice Act rearing its head again, thanks to lawyers for convicted cop killers

Tilmon Golphin — convicted for the 1997 murders of two North Carolina lawmen — is appealing his death sentence via The Racial Justice Act of 2009.  (For the record, the two officers he helped murder were Native American and white.  Golphin is black.) Golphin went…

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Red Light, Green Light: The Pilot labels Democrat’s “mistake” a GOP dirty trick

The Democrat machine operatives who own — and control the editorial content of — our thrice-weekly Emmy Award-winning, Nobel Prize-nominated local newspaper are at it again: stretching the truth and twisting the facts to protect Bev Perdue, Barack Hussein Obama and all things leftist. This…

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From the ‘It Needed to Be Said’ Department, Jones Street division …

  Well, the honorables on Jones Street hashed it out over global warming  this week, and the arrogance and elitism of the granolas — still smarting from their banishment to the back benches –was on full display. Environmentalists and the Democrats want to use Al…

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They came. They saw. They overrode.

        Low-level staffers in the governor’s office are likely scrambling today to ID the truck that ran over their boss lady — THREE TIMES — this week. The folks over on Jones Street successfully overrode Bev’s vetoes of (1) a rewrite of…

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John Locke, AFP, and NCGOP: Devaluing conservatism in North Carolina

      There are an awful lot of people who make the mistake of equating being “Republican” with being “conservative.” Look at our alleged conservative majority in the North Carolina General Assembly. The Republican majority leaders in the state House push hard for taxpayer-funded…

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OMG. (Is “she” STILL here???)

  Lame Duck Bev — who polls show is THE MOST unpopular governor in these here United States —  is trying HARD to prove she’s still relevant. She thought she was pretty smart in vetoing the recently passed $20.2 billion state budget.  It’s still not…

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It’s a GREAT DAY to make some women cry …

The NCGOP effort to play up the DOT Auto-Pen McScandal  took a turn for the worst today.  For their efforts, GOP senators earned media coverage featuring full color photos of crying women and sound bytes from legislators berating said women. (Awfully nice PR work, guys,…

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NC state govt spending at A RECORD HIGH

Political campaigns do a nice job of keeping pesky things like facts out of election year debates.  The North Carolina Democrat Party’s 2012 campaign effort — spearheaded by gubernatorial nominee Walter Dalton — has been claiming that the GOP majority that took power on Jones…