Posted in Campaign 2011 Economy Moore County Politics

Campaign 2011: An agenda for Pinehurst’s future (part 1)

“John is my golf buddy. ”  “Nancy is a sweetheart and a GREAT bridge player.” These are examples of the rationale being offered up by various campaigns in the 2011  Pinehurst village elections to woo voters.  Our country and state are suffering through a historic…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics

BarryO, the Jewish janitor, the London-to-New York train ride, and the 57th U.S. State

  I’m concerned. Judging from the latest news coverage,  either BarryO is falling apart emotionally and psychologically, or his teleprompter is in full revolt. I started my investigation into all of this by checking in with the teleprompter’s blog and Twitter feed.  (No real clues there…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics Republicans

Perry and barbecue: cutting through all of the smoke

Rob Christensen and the lads and lassies in the N&O newsroom ought to take Fox News president Roger Ailes’s recent assessment of Texas governor Rick Perry to heart: “If he tells people he’s gonna kick their ass, he might actually do it, which is useful…

Posted in Economy Media Obama Politics

When all else fails, blame “the rich”

Big government liberalism is failing spectacularly under the watch of BarryO, and leftists are apoplectic.  How can this be?  Government can fix ANYTHING!     When numbers come out showing increasing black unemployment and poverty under the watch of the first black president,  leftists haul…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

PAC takes the stage in Pinehurst races

  A political action committee calling itself “The Village Action Team” debuted in an ad on page 2a of this morning’s edition of The Pilot. The ad indicates that the group will be endorsing Nancy Roy Fiorillo for mayor,  Mark Parson for Council, and John…

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature

City of Fayetteville, columnist: state’s annexation law is racist

    You know Leftists and bureaucrats have nearly run out of ammo when they let fly with the  ol’ “racism” bomb. Fayetteville Observer columnist Myron Pitts — a young man in training to be the next Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton, seeing a pointy…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media NCGOP Obama Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

No profiles in courage for NCGOP in DC

  North Carolina’s Republican Members of Congress have proved — once again — that keeping Speaker John Boehner happy is more important than looking out for the folks struggling through a wretched economy back home. On Wednesday, 48 Republican members of the US House joined…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Law & Order NC legislature NCGOP Paul Stam Politics Republicans

Gov Bev OK with gay day in May?

  In his ill-advised visit to UNC-Chapel Hill law school to defend the state legislature’s approval of a May referendum on a gay marriage prohibition amendment for the state constitution, House Majority Leader Skip Stam let an interesting little nugget slip out that is surely…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Harris Blake Larry Kissell Moore County NC legislature NCGOP Politics Republicans

One MOORE entrant for the state senate GOP primary?

      Stuff keeps coming in over the transom about the state senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Harris Blake of Pinehurst. Recent redistricting moved Blake and Moore County from the current district to District 29, which includes Randolph County and is currently…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Democrats Harris Blake Mike McIntyre NC legislature NCGOP Politics Republicans

Pinehurst’s Cummings to pursue state Senate seat?

My spies within Raleigh political circles, and on the ground here in Moore County and throughout the Sandhills region, tell me retired physician Robin Cummings of Pinehurst is seriously eyeing the state Senate seat currently held by Senator Harris Blake (R-Pinehurst), who is retiring at…