Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC State Government Politics

Got $17 — um — $14? I wanna BUY a teacher.

          North Carolina governor-wannabe Bobby “BOOM BOOM” Etheridge wants to put an end to a travesty —   little kids having to raise money in order to BUY teachers:  Some listeners raised their eyebrows when gubernatorial candidate Bob Etheridge mentioned in…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Kay Hagan Politics

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan: Big Money from Abortion Industry

  This little gem popped up on Twitter tonight.  A site called defundabortion.org  gives a state-by-state breakdown of the top recipients of campaign contributions from abortion providers.  According to this group,  US Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) has taken in $262,894 from sources that provide abortion services.   

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County NC legislature Politics

Tax Day in Southern Pines: Tea Party ranks swelling, Jamie Boles spelling, Richard Speer excelling, Renee Ellmers #FAILing

It was a busy afternoon in Moore County for conservative and Republican activists.  Moore Tea Citizens had a nice turnout for its fourth annual Tax Day Rally in front of the town’s post office.  The Moore County GOP also opened the doors for its campaign…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Whipping up stuff and calling it NEWS (BEEP BEEP)

    So far, this campaign cycle, Pat McCrory is The Roadrunner, and the alleged mainstream media is Wile E. Coyote.  Just like ol’  Wile E., the media keeps trying to set traps for  McCrory and ends up  failing miserably. The statewide media are petrified…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Speer making some noise in 2nd district U.S. House race

A lot of people just sit around and fume to their friends about how upset they are with Washington.  Fayetteville resident Richard Speer is doing something about it.   He’s filed as a Republican challenger to incumbent Renee Ellmers in the newly configured Second Congressional District,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Outta Here! : NC Dem official resigns amid sex scandal at party HQ

It’s tough being a North Carolina Democrat these days.  You’ve lost the majority in the General Assembly.  You are seriously looking at a beat-down in the November governor’s race. Your nominee for governor MIGHT be THIS GUY.  You’re about to lose your majority in the congressional…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County Politics

Moore County Tea Party rallying on Tax Day

Moore Tea Citizens is sponsoring the 4th annual Tax Day Rally at the Broad Street Post Office in Southern Pines.  The gathering, from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday April 17, will feature music, candidate speeches and readings of the U.S. Constitution.  Organizers describe the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

N&O sat on NC Dems’ sex scandal since December ???

    The “Ol’ reliable” slipped up and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth — for a change.  Check out this passage in a story that finally appeared on The N&O web site this weekend: The staffer’s firing has caused…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

SEANC poll shows BOOM BOOM some love …

        A poll commissioned by the State Employees Association of North Carolina has Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge leading Lt. Gov Walter Dalton by TEN POINTS in the Democrat primary for governor of North Carolina: Etheridge leads with 32 percent, followed by Dalton…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics

Tea Party groups flexing muscle in NC’s 2nd, 3rd and 10th congressional races

It’s been reported here previously that many prominent Tea Party leaders in the 2nd congressional district are abandoning Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and are gravitating toward GOP challenger Richard Speer of Fayetteville. Now, we’re hearing that national and state Tea Party leaders are making moves in…