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…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Feds probing real estate deal involving Guilford county manager, former GOP LTGOV nominee

      Greensboro’s Rhino Times has broken a story about an FBI and IRS probe into real estate deals involving the Guilford County manager and former county commissioner (and 1996 GOP nominee for Lt. Governor) Steve Arnold: Guilford County Manger Brenda Jones Fox is…

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

Roy Cooper: Talk about a missed opportunity

    2012 is supposed to be a boon year for North Carolina Republicans — landing the Governor and Lt. Governor seats for the first time since 1988, as well as  a number of other council of state seats.  Unfortunately, the post of attorney general,…