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Did the GOP learn ANYTHING from 2008? 2010?

“Give me something to believe in …” — Poison   We’re already getting a preview of November.  The Democrats are already talking about “killing” Mitt Romney and “eviscerating”  Pat McCrory. The GOP response?  Mitt Romney trashes the idea of attacking Obama about his crazy preacher…

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Pinehurst Village Council: (I told you so)

 So.  Village taxpayers shelled out $33,500 to get the SAME advice that — ahem — SOMEBODY gave you FOR FREE months ago. Don’t get me wrong.  I am a big booster of the performing arts.  I’ve been active with The Sandhills Little Theatre AND The…

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Fiddling while the state’s economy burns

The honorables on Jones Street are in full campaign mode, engaging in some serious political theater.  We’ve got a record number of people out of work, and an obscenely high gasoline tax.  North Carolina has one of the worst business climates in the country, and…

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Charlotte says DNC to be an economic boon for downtown. (Chicago’s NATO experience suggests otherwise.)

        Charlotte city and business community leaders sold this year’s Democrat National Convention as a serious potential bonanza for downtown businesses.  Before you folks in downtown get too excited, check out what your counterparts in Chicago are going through during the NATO…

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Get ready, Charlotte. Check out what’s heading your way in September

        Community leaders in Chicago issued warnings to downtown area residents about protecting themselves during the ongoing NATO summit.  Why would The NATO summit make Chicago a MORE dangerous place than it normally is?   Maybe it has something to do with…

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Outer Banks Tea Party fight with NCGOP establishment heating up

          The epicenter of the fight between the conservative grassroots and the Raleigh establishment is in The Outer Banks’ House District 6.  A July 17 GOP runoff features the top finisher, a Tea Party favorite, vs. the #2 finisher — a…

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Selectively protesting preachers

Well, the sore loser crowd is at it again.  Once again, the folks on the losing end of the marriage amendment vote are in The N&O  whining about a sermon by some preacher no one outside of his town has heard of. Shortly before the…

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Eastern NC Tea Partiers hunting RINOs, slapping Morgan & NCGOP

        Over on The Outer Banks, we’ve got YET another case of NCGOP trying to force one of their handpicked cronies down the throats of voters.  Truth or Dare, a conservative blog based in The Outer Banks, has the details on a…

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GOP Candidate unloads on NCGOP’s heavy-handed approach to 2012 GOP primaries

        Former state senator Fern Shubert has never been one to mince words. She came in a close third place in the May 8th GOP primary for state auditor.  Greg Dority and Wake county school board member Debra Goldman were slated to…

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Getting to know the GOP candidates for Insurance Commissioner

      Anyone looking to learn more about the GOP candidates in the state Insurance Commissioner runoff on July 17 should click on THIS LINK.    Somebody has done an excellent job of putting together a primer on former Moore County legislator and current Insurance…