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The (REAL?) story on the NCGA gas tax relief #FAIL: ‘The Emperor Has No Clothes’

        We’ve vented our frustrations repeatedly on this site about North Carolina’s obscenely high gas tax.  With gas prices skyrocketing, the economy tanking, and the unemployment rate skyrocketing, we thought cutting the state gas tax would be a no-brainer for the conservative…

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Campaign 2012: Richard Morgan, those photo shoots, “the picture girl” and those not-so-subtle threats

“He’s a mental case. He does things no sane person would do.”  — Former State Rep. Frank Mitchell (R-Iredell) , in 2006, on fellow Republican legislator Richard Morgan       Raleigh insiders tell me they saw signs early on that Richard Morgan had plans…

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NC Dem legislator cites Karl Marx in opposing repeal of death tax

      North Carolina state legislators are justifiably examining repeal of the state’s inheritance tax — which soaks people who inherit items from their parents or grandparents.  Right now, the tax hits inheritances of $5 million or more.  In 2013, that threshold drops to…

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Pay no attention to THAT failing economy …

    A lot of times, when there is something someone REALLY doesn’t want to talk about, they’ll try to turn your attention to ANOTHER UNRELATED subject.  That’s the tactic leftists and their useful idiots in the mainstream media are employing in the face of…

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The Racial Justice Act & Bev’s ‘Pet Monster’

  Every day I am more convinced that lawyers are leading the decline and fall of western civilization.  They are in front of Congress claiming James Madison and Thomas Jefferson wanted birth control to be a constitutional right.  In Fayetteville, they are trying to tie…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

Ellmers slams state’s I-95 toll proposal

  Can I get an Amen? My congresswoman and I are singing from the same sheet of music on this issue of tolls on I-95.   I dealt with these things when I lived in Virginia in the 70s and early 80s.  There was such…

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WAY too many ‘free passes’ for 2012 @ NCGA

As election filing ended yesterday, we learned that 39 of the 17o North Carolina General Assembly seats will have ONE and ONLY ONE choice for voters in May and November.  (Most all of those are incumbents, by the way.) Ten of those lucky candidates are…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

THAT dripping noise over on Jones Street

    It’s remarkable how The N&O and its comrades on The Left have such a high regard for legislative ethics  — when the Republicans are in the majority.  The drip-drip-drip of ethics questions appears to center mostly on Republican legislators with close ties to former…

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John Marcum for NC Senate

  Surprahz! Surprahz! Surprahz! — Private Gomer Pyle, USMC I’ll have to admit that NOT many people saw this coming.  I think it must have been a spur-of-the-moment thing for John.  The only political web site out there for him is for his last race…

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NC’s I-95 tolls to hit MORE than just drivers

          Legislators and bureaucrats in Raleigh are blowing through funds like a drunken sailor on an extended shore leave.  Instead of tightening their belts and trying to control costs, the powers-that-be have found yet another way to squeeze extra dollars out…