Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

“Tom-with-an-H” is all alone on this one

Drip-drip-drip.  The sordid details surrounding Speaker Thom’s staff  are treating Raleigh Republicans to the worst kind of Chinese water torture.  They took power in 2010  promising a different environment than what their predecessors offered.  Considering some of the stories coming out of the speaker’s office,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Pat McCrory Politics

Guilt By Association? (Stones in glass houses, anyone?)

          I need ol’ Richard to clarify something for us. On his Facebook page,  Richard Morgan instructs visitors  to “stop our go along with Obama insurance commissioner.” O-kay.  Richard — you formed an alliance with Jim Black  (who went to federal…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Renee Ellmers on her $40B vote for the Ex-Im Bank

          Our congressional representative here in North Carolina’s second district put out a statement trying to explain how her allegedly conservative ideology meshes with her vote to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank (long a target for elimination by conservatives and Tea…

Posted in Campaign 2012 NCGOP Politics

NCGOP’s heavy hand comes down hard in auditor primary

              The mental giants in NCGOP leadership are forcing yet another one of their cronies on us: Greg Dority, who came in second in this month’s GOP primary for state auditor, announced Thursday that he would not seek a…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Has Richard been hacked?

              I had to do a double-take after reading this quote posted on Insurance Commissioner candidate Richard Morgan’s  Facebook page: Richard T. Morgan Yesterday near Raleigh, NC via mobile Another day – so let’s get going and approach it that before the day…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

City of Charlotte seeking legal advice on same-sex benefits for city workers

        In the wake of the overwhelming approval last week of the marriage amendment to the state constitution, the Democrat-dominated Charlotte City Council is taking it slow and cautious on benefits for city employees in same-sex relationships: The Charlotte City Council appeared…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

Ex-members of Team Thom hit jackpot on way out the door

        Hmmmm.  Severance pay for resigning from your job.   That’s a new one.  But they’re always breaking new ground, or looking to do so, on Jones Street: State House Speaker Thom Tillis authorized payments equal to a month’s salary for two…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy NC legislature Politics

TVs on death row. Really? Seriously ???

Watch your wallets.  The North Carolina General Assembly is back in town. The state’s economy is in freefall.  We’ve got an outrageously high gas tax.  And what are the honorables focusing on?  Getting TVs off of death row in state prisons.  Actually, having TVs on…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Politics

NCGOP: ”I pledge allegiance to The Mittster …”

    I swear, the mental giants in the NCGOP hierarchy are TRYING to pick a fight when one is really not needed. Activists, reacting to  our earlier report about the proposed resolution pledging loyalty to Mitt Romney, have been calling NCGOP HQ in Raleigh…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics

Capitalism under attack AGAIN at The Pilot

  Well, I have to give Steve Bouser some credit.  He FINALLY grew a pair and attached his name to one of his far-far-far-left rants.    Today’s target is the oil industry’s contribution to the economic boom in North Dakota.  That state is one of…