Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Bob Steinburg? Audited. (And the Dare County D.A. was nowhere in the vicinity.)

  Does everybody remember when Senator ‘Pickle’ declared war on Dare County’s top prosecutor for daring to pursue criminal charges against the senator’s top legislative and campaign aide?  (We do.)     Well, the toothless state board of elections has audited the campaign account of…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Phil Berger hops on the Tillis ‘love train’

  How trés disappointing:       “A record of achieving results” ????  Hitler had one of those TOO.  (They weren’t very positive or uplifting results, but he got results.)     “Working WITH Senator Berger” ????   It was actually more like Speaker Tillis…

Posted in Media Politics

Constitution Party now bigger than the Greens in NC

  North Carolina’s newest political party – The Constitution Party – has made some significant inroads, but it still has its work cut out for it if it wants to play with the “big boys.”   According to state board of elections statistics, Democrats have…

Posted in Education Media Moore County Politics The Pilot

Oh, look. A contract extension.

  I was examining the agenda for Monday night’s Moore County Board of Education meeting (3PM work session, 5pm closed session, 6 PM open session)  when I came across something rather curious.  The board will be voting on a contract extension for the superintendent —…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics The Pilot

Public Schools eat up HALF of the county budget. (And they’re demanding MORE.)

  It’s like a broken record.  Every year,  Moore county public school officials and their puppets on the school board go to the media , and before the county board of commissioners, boo-hooing about how they simply don’t have enough money to properly educate all…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Funeral Home directing made EASY

  Here the honorables are again, taking care of each other’s business.  And, oh look, Moore County’s own Jamie Boles is right in the middle of it:   State funeral board leaders say proposed legislation to create a “provisional” license for funeraldirectors is specifically designed…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media Politics

Hey, Greenville. You’ve got company coming.

  The GOP runoff primary election for the Third Congressional District will be complete on July 9.

Posted in campaign 2019 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#nc-03: Dr. Joan, Big DC Money and a gaggle of #NeverTrumpers.

  Joan Perry enjoys lamenting –to anyone who will listen — that “Washington insiders” are out to get her.  Funny thing is — according to Federal Election Commission records,  DC-based and DC-connected political action committees have officially spent more than ONE MILLION DOLLARS promoting Perry’s…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

The NCGOP E.D. rumor mill …

  Names of potential replacements for Dallas are starting to leak out of Hillsborough Street. (Trial balloons, perhaps?)   Anyway, here is what we have:   Jim Burton.   We’ve already written about him.  But I keep hearing his name from multiple plugged-in sources.  I…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

Lt. Dan takes on The N&O. “Special Needs” Speck is miffed.

  I’ve watched the N&O for a long time.  It’s changed ownership, but the paper still has an amazing talent for trolling j-schools and scooping up smarmy, arrogant tools and dropping them into the politics beat. (Rob Christensen was, by far, the worst of these.)…