Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC State Government Politics

A DEM rumble for Secretary of DPI

  NC Department of Public Instruction secretary June Atkinson (D) has ended months of speculation by publicly declaring her intention to seek reelection to her post in 2012. That sets her up for a heated primary fight with state Rep. Rick Glazier (D) of Fayetteville,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media

HANDS OFF of the Internet !!!

You’ve heard a lot of talk lately about the federal STOP ONLINE PIRACY ACT (SOPA).  I’m sure you’ve seen that sites like Wikipedia and Google are going “black” in protest of the legislation pushed by congressman Lamar Smith(R-TX). It is a surprise to see a…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Democrats Economy Education Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Bev & The Big Lie: GOP wrecked public education, so we need to pay more taxes

          North Carolina’s beleaguered boss lady, desperately trying to stop her political career’s slide down the drain, is hauling out every scare tactic in the book.  Bev’s current screed is about how WE — hardworking folks trying to make ends meet…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans Walter Jones

McHenry, Jones facing spirited 2012 primary challenges from the right

    Republican congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) is being hit hard by his GOP primary opponent Ken Fortenberry, a retired newspaper journalist and publisher in Lincoln County.  Fortenberry suggests McHenry is talking the Tea Party talk, but is in reality too comfortable with the Washington…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney NCGOP Obama Politics Republicans

National and N.C. Democrats, without any successes to tout, crank up class warfare rhetoric

  If you believe the Democrats, the professional Left, and their allies in the alleged mainstream media (AMSM), a couple of rich guys — who happen to be registered Republicans — are completely responsible for all of the current economic turmoil.  Unemployed?  Blame Art Pope…

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

North Carolina’s unemployment insurance mess

    The Tar Heel State’s unemployment rate exceeds the national average.  Ol’ Bev keeps extending unemployment benefits for the state’s long-term unemployed.  All of this is going on in the wake of payroll tax rate cuts and fewer people drawing paychecks and paying those…

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

L’affaire LaRoque gets some federal attention

            Sarah Ovaska, at NCPolicyWatch, has been on top of the scandal swirling around state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston) since the beginning.  Now, she’s confirmed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has opened an investigation into the matter: The federal…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Pinehurst govt dives into the performing arts

          Well, it looks like Queen Nancy and her court at Village Hall are putting us — the taxpayers — on the hook for a new performing arts center.   Village taxpayers will pick up the WHOLE $33,500 tab for a…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy Media Mitt Romney Obama Occupy Politics Republicans

Getting rich is NOT a crime

With the rise of Mitt Romney, and the activities of The Occupy movement, and the even more outlandish activities of BarryO and his posse, it is pretty clear that we’re going to hear a lot about how our economic ills are the fault of “the…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

And the spending goes on and on and on …

      North Carolina is broke — or so we were told during the fight  over the state budget during this last session.  Stuff got cut out left and right.  The N&O, The Democrats, the NCAE and state employee reps all howled over the…