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NC Teacher Job Loss Misinformation

      The Raleigh-based Civitas Institute has released an interesting study that contradicts the spin from leftists and their media comrades about those mean ol’ Republicans and their state budget cuts: An August 31st   press release by the Department of Public Instruction declared that this fall, the…

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government

Creative jurisprudence 101

        The abortion lobby, worried about the effect of a new NC state law on their government cash cow,  shopped around and found a federal judge to say what they wanted her to say: A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the most…

Posted in Campaign 2012 NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Where’s Walter? NC’s barely-there Lt. Governor

Is it just me, or did Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton simply vanish after the 2008 elections?  This guy has got to be one of the most low-key statewide politicos we’ve had in a  long time.  (To tell you the truth,  he has been so low…

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Rep. LaRoque and the latest on the smell test

        The problems keep piling up for state Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston) — a close political ally and friend of SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™.   According to the left-wing group NCPolicyWatch, a defamation lawsuit LaRoque filed against a political opponent is starting to backfire on…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy NC legislature Politics

Two great weapons for debating economics with lefties

        I’ve stumbled across two great resources — both available for free online — that provide great info, in layman’s terms, for defending capitalism and the free market from the liberal hordes.  First, is the 2011 Budget Chart Book published by the…

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

Dems & media pals tossing Bev under the bus?

        The N&O has been salivating lately over the possibility of state Rep. Bill Faison(D), who represents the Chapel Hill-Carrboro crowd in the House, challenging Boss Bev’s renomination in 2012.  This story line has been getting almost as much play as that…

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Lay off Small Business

        The title of this post is the same as the title for an excellent, thought-provoking  op-ed a Moore County small business owner penned in a recent edition of our local paper: We shouldn’t tax people differently because they have more or…

Posted in Economy Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

Alleged MSM trying to take Tillis to the woodshed

  Our state’s alleged mainstream media (MSM) has successfully swept under the rug Boss Bev’s rant (and the supporting audio tape) about suspending elections.  Now, they are focused on beating up state House Speaker Thom Tillis for his remarks on dealing with welfare fraud and…

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Boss Bev preps for her second taxpayer-funded Asian invasion

        Boss Bev has “The First (hen-pecked) Husband” packing the bags for a big taxpayer-funded trip to Japan and China.  Our buffoonish governor defends her participation in this trip as vital to saving North Carolina’s economy in these troubling times: Governor Beverly…

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NCDOT board: More trouble than it’s worth

In this age of dwindling tax revenue and budgets drowning in red ink, I have a few questions for the new conservative majority in the legislature. Why are we still funding a Human Relations Commission?  There are paid full time employees on this commission who…