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#ncga: ‘Paranoia will destroy ya’

The Kinks got it sooooooo right. It is my understanding that this particular web site is living rent-free in the heads of many pols in the General Assembly.  Democrat consultant Brad Crone confirmed as much in the final segment of the broadcast of NC Spin…

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#ncga: Benefit corporations (They’re back!)

Just like Jason Voorhees.  You kill off B-corps in the General Assembly, and they rise from the dead.   Benefit corporations are different from the traditional sort of corporation we all know. The traditional definition of a corporation is an enterprise that acts to achieve…

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NC Education Lottery money NOT making it to Moore County schools?

There’s been a lot of belly-aching about schools reportedly getting short-changed.  The North Carolina education lottery came into being in 2005 as a method for providing much needed funding for public schools.  Moore County’s board of commissioners is under the impression that the county is…

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Keeping Party ID, ending at-large posts, good moves for local government elections

In 1994, there was a national and statewide wave that swept all kinds of Democrats out of office an put all kinds of Republican novices into power.  For decades, judges had been running statewide in partisan races.  Until 1994, that was a great idea.  After…

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#ncga: Nicole Revels 1, Jeff Tarte 0

She came.  She saw. She conquered.  The video of conservative activist Nicole Revels trying to question her state senator Jeff Tarte about his mandatory vaccination bill has gone viral. (Tarte and his co-conspirators in the legislation were trying to repeal the religious exemption for vaccinating…

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#ncga: A hearing for medical marijuana, but NOT for protecting religious freedom.

Our baby-faced House speaker appears to be caving to the drive-by hysteria on North Carolina’s proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  (Never mind that nearly three dozen states have already passed identical versions, or are in the process of doing so.  Never mind that Ted Kennedy…

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#NCGA Sen. Jeff Tarte — respect his authoritah !!!

When we last saw state senator Jeff Tarte he was babbling maniacally ON CAMERA at two constituents who simply wanted to ask him about some legislation he was sponsoring. (He sicced NCGA security on one of the constituents — a young woman accompanied by a…

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Consulate General of Mexico and N.C. DHHS Reach “Agreement for Protection of Minors “

Yes, you read that right.  The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is apparently conducting foreign policy: On March 25, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Social Services (DSS) and the Consulate General of Mexico in Raleigh signed…

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#ncga: Republicans for Income redistribution

It’s so sad to hear Republicans mouthing platitudes similar to what you’d expect to hear from Barry Obama — or what you might read in the pages of Karl Marx’s infamous manifesto: Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown (R-Onslow) introduced legislation on Monday to reform the…

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#ncga: Jeff Tarte’s shots bill, “the greater good,” and religious freedom

Three state senators have introduced a bill removing the state’s religious exemption for immunizing minor children.   On the face of it, most people may see it as entirely reasonable to require immunizations against some of the more serious diseases out there. But shots are not…