Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

We’re #1! (in, um, job losses)

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released numbers showing that North Carolina lost more jobs than any other U.S. state  (See Table C) from April 2012 to May 2012.   Our unemployment rate is not just above the national average.  It’s the worst…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Politics South Carolina

Hey, South Carolina: Wanna Trade?

    Every time we start to give up on those people in Washington, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint comes along and gives us a little hope. For many conservatives, it’s quite easy to bash social welfare programs put forth by Democrats.  But how consistent are…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

A few things you might have missed if The Pilot is your primary news source

    If you depend on The Southern Pines Pilot to keep you informed on Moore County government, you MIGHT think  commissioner Tim Lea is the ONLY one who ever shows up at board meetings, and that Bojangles is the most pressing issue facing Moore…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Democrats Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Peace, Love & Granola at the NC Democrat convention

            Rob Christensen has been SO concerned lately about a “hard right”  turn in the NCGOP. There were no public reports of crotch-punching at the recently completed state Democrat convention.  But it does appear that the Chapel Hill-Carrboro crowd pretty much…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

NCGOP flier hubbub won’t die: Beaufort GOP leader criticizes state party leaders, demands apology

    In comments posted to the Beaufort County Now web site, Beaufort County GOP chairman Charles Hickman is criticizing state GOP leaders and demanding they apologize to activists from his county who were reportedly confronted in an aggressive manner at the recent state party…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics

Survey says — NC is NOT as business friendly as Walter & Bev claim

        Thumbtack.com — a nonpartisan website devoted to helping people find quality service providers — has conducted a nationwide survey on the national business climate.  The survey – -performed in conjunction with The Kauffman Foundation — takes a state-by-state look at the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NC legislature Politics

The Pilot: $pend more money! Who care$ if you actually HAVE it?

          News flash!  The management at the Southern Pines Pilot is outraged — OUTRAGED — by the  GOP led General Assembly in Raleigh: It is unconscionable that a bill to help right our state’s eugenics wrong – as if it could…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Economy Media Mike McIntyre NCGOP Politics

Talking conservative, voting liberal (with other people’s money)

    In 2010, the nation overwhelmingly rewarded GOP candidates for Congress who promised to cut federal spending, cut taxes, roll back regulations, and restore some sanity to our nation’s government. The Club for Growth, a conservative political action committee, does an excellent job of…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics

People dropping like flies out of NC’s workforce

      The headline says the unemployment rate is “holding steady.”   If you read into The Charlotte Observer’s story, you get a better understanding of WHY  (and it ain’t good) : North Carolina’s unemployment rate was unchanged last month at 9.4 percent, breaking…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Kay Hagan Media Politics

Chuck Schumer ALLOWS Senator Kay Hagan to address her constituents

Chuck Schumer, New York’ s senior U.S. Senator, is granting those of us in North Carolina a marvelous opportunity to hear from our junior senator — his protegé and, some say, sock puppet — Kay Hagan.  (Can’t you just see the rainbows and unicorns and…