Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Mitt Romney NCGOP Politics Republicans South Carolina

SC : Nikki LOVES Mitt ( Tea Party falling OUT of love with Nikki?)

        In North Carolina,  Republican Renee Ellmers was unexpectedly propelled past Democrat Bob Etheridge in the 2010 race for the state’s 2nd congressional district seat in Washington.  Once sworn in, Ellmers latched on to John Boehner and the party establishment, and pretty…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

The Castle Doctrine kicks in: common sense finally prevails in Raleigh

            Now that the trial lawyers have lost their stranglehold on Jones Street, crime victims and other law-abiding citizens of North Carolina are getting some relief.  Charlotte’s WBTV had the story on November 30: A new state law goes into…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Congress Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans Thom Tillis

Will indictment of Boss Bev’s bag man bounce back on Senator Hagan?

Boss Bev’s campaign finance chief was in court yesterday, and WRAL was there: Gov. Beverly Perdue’s former campaign finance chief pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstruction of justice in connection with violations in her 2008 campaign. Peter Anthony Reichard entered an Alford plea, which allows a…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Obama Politics Republicans

An epidemic of Gingrich Fever sweeps into the Carolinas

South Carolina’s primary is in January.  North Carolina’s primary is in May.  Yet, we have a ‘Team Gingrich’ — composed of some of the usual NCGOP establishment suspects —  being unveiled in Raleigh. Karen Rotterman — 1/2 of the Raleigh-based husband-and-wife consulting team that is…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Moore County Politics

Moore County: Tim Says He’s Sorry

          The crackerjack news team at our thrice-weekly Pulitzer-Prize winning local newspaper hit us the other day with this headline: “Board Apologizes for Criticism on Working Lands Plan”.   But you read into the story, and you find that it’s NOT…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics

Did BarryO confuse Hannukah and Kwanzaa ???

                  It’s hard to believe BarryO could  get something wrong. (I know. I know. He thought there were 57 states, Hawaii was in Asia, and that he was in TEXAS when he was in KANSAS.  Blah Blah…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

The REAL STORY behind the War on Art Pope

              Why are BarryO’s useful idiots in the alleged mainstream media, academia, and the unions so worked up over Raleigh businessman Art Pope?  There has been a high-profile hit piece in The New Yorker. Now, in Raleigh, we will…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics

Boozing it up — on the clock — on Capitol Hill

        The latest dispatch from “The NW Daily Marker” — a Seattle based political blog — is giving Seattle area congressman Rick Larsen (D) a perpetual migraine.  The blog has come across some tweets — messages on social media platform Twitter —…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County Politics

Moore County government’s slush fund

  One of our faithful readers, who happens to be a well-placed county employee, alerted me to this gem. The  Moore County budget has a “grant fund,” which is there for the sole purpose of responding to monetary requests from politicos around the county.  County…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County Politics

Southern Pines councilman, Moore County Democrat Party chairman attack black political leader …

The  Pilot has had fun lately quoting from Chris Smithson’s Facebook page.  Let’s see what they do withTHIS latest item from Little Lord Chris’s wall:   The last commenter, Jim Heim, is chairman of the Moore County Democrat Party, which has just gotten big enough…