Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

The NCGA GOP spending machine keeps rolling on ….

        We’re being told that those mean ol’ legislative Republicans on Jones Street are trying to bleed public education dry.  Au Contraire, mes amis.   Check out this latest development from a recent House committee meeting: A House committee endorsed an arrangement that…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Hey! All you guys in line @ the unemployment office! Let’s talk about education!

  Bobby “BOOM BOOM” Etheridge says we need to dump MORE money into public education.   We’re getting THIS from the state Democrat Party and its house propaganda organ, The N&O. Yet, in response, we’re getting THIS and the sound of crickets from NCGOP HQ…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NC legislature Politics

State senate candidate cuffed, detained by Moore deputies

Tommy Davis has been a long-standing fixture on our local paper’s web site message boards.  Today, he moves to the front pages of the paper.  (I’m not so sure that THIS was the kind of publicity the rookie candidate was looking for.) Davis is running…

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Vinroot, Gantt team up for May

        The 2000 GOP nominee for North Carolina governor and the 1990 & ’96 Democrat nominee for U.S. Senate  are teaming up for an assault on May’s vote on Amendment One:   Dear Friend, We have an important message to share with you…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

Tea Party, Ellmers headed for a divorce?

I attended a Tea Party gathering of about 500 people tonight in Moore County.  It was a meet the candidates dinner that included leaders and activists from Moore, Lee and Harnett counties. The group heard from candidates for Congress, Council of State (lt. governor, secretary…

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ANOTHER GREAT EXAMPLE of why we need voter ID @ the polls

      James O’Keefe of Project Veritas has DONE IT again.  The guy who pulled off the hooker-pimp scheme that brought down ACORN has now provided us with great ammo for making the case for voter ID requirements at polling places: In a shocking…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Even MORE on Renee’s campaign money

  My friend Al Lytton inspired me to keep rooting around on this subject.  We’ve got a report on a BB&T account with NO ACTIVITY for 2011 being reported to the state Board of Elections. I browsed on over to the Federal Elections Commission web…

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More on Ellmers campaign finances

            I got a nice note from Al Lytton,  congresswoman Renee Ellmers’s  chief of staff, this morning (while I was in church celebrating Easter): Brant, I don’t know how you get the information to only the cover page of the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Renee Ellmers: BROKE?

If  Congresswoman Renee Ellmers’s campaign reporting is accurate, she raised NO MONEY in the last two quarter of 2011, and had no money on hand in her campaign committee treasury at the start of 2012. The GOP primary for her congressional seat is about one…

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Pilot owner a sponsor for Walter Dalton fundraiser

            First we learned that Frank Daniels, Jr., majority owner of our local Nobel Prize-winning thrice-weekly paper here in Moore County, cut a nice check to BarryO in 2011.  Now, it appears he’s one of the “big name donors” lining…