Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Another Fayetteville politico aiming HIGH?

Word is on the street that state senator Eric Mansfield (D-Fayetteville) is taking a good hard look at the state’s soon-to-be-vacant lieutenant governor post.  If he makes the jump to that race, that will mean TWO incumbent Democrats in the county’s General Assembly delegation will…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

The Daily Bob: Who AM I ?????

          The N&O — the flagship publication for all things leftist here in The Carolinas — is taking the right Rev. Bobby Etheridge to task for not showing enough passion on the two issues they see as MOST important in these…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics South Carolina

Strings Attached: How State Lawmakers Invite Federal Control

        The South Carolina Policy Council, a free-market oriented think tank based in The Palmetto State, does yeoman’s work in the thankless task of trying to keep politicians and bureaucrats honest.  I stumbled across a great post on their site that beautifully…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Obama Politics Republicans

If the economy is improving ….

          (I know. That post title makes me sound a little like Jeff Foxworthy.  ‘If the economy is improving, you MIGHT be a redneck.’ ) The folks over at The Economic Collapse blog have come up with a great set of…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics Republicans

GOP leaders seek to shake “inflexibility” image

              The New York Times is praising Speaker Boehner and Majority Whip Cantor for putting all that harsh conservative talk on the backburner: Unpopular and divided, the once mighty House Republicans are laboring to repair their image and frame…

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NC Campaign 2012: And the beat goes on …

          With Lt. Gov.Walter Dalton stepping up to the gubernatorial race, state Democrats have been desperate to find someone to carry the party banner in 2012 for lt. governor.  (Three outstanding Republicans are already battling it out for their party’s LtGov…

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The Financial Recession Excuse

            Former US senator Phil Gramm (R-TX) — a PhD in Economics — and co-author Mike Solon put together a fantastic piece this week in The Wall Street Journal that takes BarryO to task about his blame-game on the current…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress DENR Economy Media Politics

Incomes on rise in energy mining areas, falling in manufacturing regions

According to data published this week in The Wall Street Journal, regions of the U.S. where energy mining is on the rise are seeing an economic boom, while industrial and manufacturing areas are experiencing a bust. (Yet one more piece of evidence to throw in the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst: A welcome-aboard briefing for the new police chief

    Our thrice-weekly Nobel Prize-contending, Pulitzer Prize-winning local newspaper ran a nice article this week on new Pinehurst police chief Earl Phipps.  Change was really needed at the PPD.  The old regime ran the department  in a manner reminiscent of Cold War era Eastern…

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Fudging the jobless numbers — and scamming the voters — to aid reelection campaigns

              I’ve always cautioned people against believing what they see in the mainstream media.  Today’s media-gasm on the drop in the unemployment rate is only the latest example of what I’m talking about: The United States created jobs at…