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Source: McSwain dodged a bullet Tuesday night

    Moore County commissioners showed up at their Tuesday night meeting expecting to discuss and vote on a resolution calling for a formal investigation into county manager Cary McSwain’s dealings with an Internet service provider.  Instead, they got a mea culpa from McSwain and…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

Lumbee Tribe political machine splitting its ticket this year?

Robeson County is about as yellow-dog Democrat as you can get.  In 1972, while George McGovern was getting destroyed nationwide  by Richard Nixon  –  he was winning comfortably in  Robeson County.  The county, one of the state’s poorest,  features a unique tri-racial population of black,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics

Debate Night Follies

          Once again, we got treated to a double-header of televised political brilliance.  The opener featured major party gubernatorial nominees  Walter Dalton and Pat McCrory. (Of course, wonderboy scribe Rob Christensen was there to lovingly capture every bit of Walt D’s,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Union Thugs Trying to Rough Up Dan Forest

You can get a really good sense of where things stand during the last month of an election cycle.  In a close race, the candidate feeling the most endangered tends to get more aggressive in attacking their opponent. Linda Coleman, the Democrat nominee for lieutenant…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Moore County manager mumbles his way through some serious CYA

One of my county government moles encouraged me to attend the October 16 meeting of the board of commissioners — promising that it would be worth my while.  Intrigued, I decided to take a trip to Carthage. I noticed that another attorney was sitting in…

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Lindsey Graham BEGGING for a primary challenge

South Carolina, what are we going to do about the little guy?  Y’all have done so well with your House delegation (Clyburn notwithstanding) and with Senator DeMint.You can’t do much about Clyburn, but I am  CONVINCED you can do better than Little Lindsey. Ol’ Lindsey…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC State Government Politics

NC SPIN props up our mummified state schools superintendent

      Today’s episode of NC Spin needs to appear on DPI superintendent June Atkinson’s campaign report as an in-kind contribution.  The show that bills itself as “Balanced Debate For The Old North State”  gave the incumbent DPI boss — who DOES have an…

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Campaign 2012: “No Turn Left Un-Stoned” @ Moore County LWV candidate forum

Listening to politicians making campaign speeches is tough  — especially for two hours straight.  But THAT is what your fearless blogger did for you Thursday night in Pinehurst at the Moore County League of Women Voters candidate forum.  While you folks did much more productive…

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Google, your bias is showing. (How old are we? Four?)

North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Paul Martin Newby— a conservative —  is locked in a reelection dogfight with Sam Ervin IV — namesake and ancestor of the legendary Democrat U.S. Senator Sam Ervin.  The race is key to shifting the balance of power on the…

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Democrat NC SPIN-ster behind stealth attack on GOP judges?

    For months, voters in this area have been bombarded with propaganda from a group called Citizens For A Competent Judiciary blasting  District Court Judges Skipper Creed and Rob Wilkins.  Both men are registered Republicans and run their courtrooms in a conservative-leaning manner. Randolph…