Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Renee Ellmers: THERE she is …

      Renee Ellmers is beginning to give a lot of ‘street cred’  to those blonde jokes. I watched a recent floor speech by the 2nd district congresswoman dealing with concealed carry  legislation.  It was such a rambling, incoherent mess.  I thought — for…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Politics Republicans

Howard Coble: 1978 was a very good year. (or was it?)

  I was really bored, trolling around on the Internet, and found this biographical info on Congressman Howard Coble’s official web site: Professional -1961-67 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Claims Department -1967-69 Assistant County Attorney, Guilford County, NC -1969-73 Assistant US Attorney, Middle District of…

Posted in Congress Economy Kay Hagan Politics

Senator Hagan and payroll taxes

            North Carolina’s junior U.S. Senator Kay Hagan — affectionately known around Capitol Hill as “Chuck Schumer’s sock puppet” — is stepping into the fray over extending a payroll tax cut for all Americans: Supporting President Obama’s payroll tax cut…

Posted in Bev Perdue Congress Law & Order Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Indictment of Boss Bev cronies is like deja vu all over again …

  If I talked to you about a governor with cronies laundering money to sidestep campaign finance laws, you’d think I was talking about Mike Easley.  We went through a whole soap opera about ol’ Mike, a made-up job for his wife, unauthorized campaign flights,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Occupy Politics

Machetes, body armor, and the biting of cops — Oh My!

    Despite all of the propaganda in the alleged mainstream media (AMSM) — and the rambling emails from Occupiers to this blog —  I am still NOT buying the spin that the ‘congenial’ anarchists at these Occupy events are average, ordinary people not much…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Media Politics

The selective coverage of politician “sins”

      Rob Christensen, senior political writer and resident newsroom wonderboy at The N&O, wants us to believe that today’s allegedly mainstream media (AMSM) is MUCH tougher on political candidates than the scribes of the past.  He’s partially right.  Today’s  AMSM is a lot…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Larry Kissell Mike McIntyre Politics

Congressman McIntyre: Barry who?

Mike McIntyre (D-Lumberton) has represented North Carolina’s 7th District  since 1996.  He’s voted for Democrats for Speaker, but has still managed to get campaign contributions from Republicans in the district.  McIntyre pretty much votes with his caucus, but sides with the Republicans on key issues…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Moore County Politics

Regulating Mother Nature

      Nothing coming out of Washington surprises me anymore.  Thanks to our thrice weekly Pulitzer Prize winning local paper here in Moore County,  I learned that the EPA punishes businesses if the exhaust from their operations blows across state lines.  Seriously? Should an…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Jim DeMint Politics Republicans South Carolina

DeMint stands alone against ‘pandering’

No one can accuse South Carolina’s U.S. Senator Jim DeMint of being a typical Washington politician — wetting his finger and holding it up to see which way the wind blows: You can accuse U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of being Scrooge, but you can’t accuse him of…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Economy Media Politics

DIAPERS FOR EVERYONE! D.C. Dems propose Pampers stimulus

        The Einsteins in Congress are at it again.  We have a $17 trillion federal debt, two wars, record  unemployment, and a devastating recession.  These geniuses think they have the answer to fix the country’s economic woes:  federal subsidies for purchasing diapers….