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Slick Willie is NOT a fan of traditional marriage

Reports are out that “Slick Willie” Clinton hisself will be gracing Tar Heel state voters with YET another robo-call leading up to Tuesday’s election.  (Somebody is making out like a bandit on these robo-calls.  I am averaging ONE call every ten minutes at my house.)…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

The media and “moderation”

      I recently read something from a columnist (on my side of the political street) lamenting how leftist politicians and media figures describe themselves as “moderates” and EVERYONE ELSE who does not march in lockstep with them is “extreme” or “far right” or…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers: I never was one of those Tea Party people

  Ah, the truth comes out so late in the election season.  Take this segment of an article in today’s edition of The Southern Pines Pilot introducing the candidates in the Second Congressional District race: […]“In the last election, we had a chance to send…

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Look, Mom. I made The N&O!

  (And it’s NOT the police blotter!) *Sigh.*  I guess you’re right.  THAT is not much of a big deal. Anyway, The N&O newsroom is pouncing on the gift Tom-with-an-H has given them.  The lefty scribes there smell blood, and are going in for the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics South Carolina

Heritage Foundation paints less conservative picture of Ellmers

Some time back, National Journal released rankings showing congresswoman Renee Ellmers as the most conservative U.S. House member from North Carolina.  (She has been touting that news in her campaign advertisements.) Heritage Action, the political wing of the conservative Heritage Foundation, has released rankings —…

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A prime candidate for a budget cut

    A county government mole tells me various county officials’ sights have been set on a budget line item entitled: “Non-Profit:  Grants & Contingency.” In some circles, this is derisively known as “Cary McSwain’s slush fund.”   (county budget classification #:  1005 1037  56024)…

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About those ALLEGED drastic education spending cuts …

      Some rather duplicitous candidates and granola-munching activists are bemoaning an alleged lack of funding for education needs in Moore County.  The problem with their harrangue is — hold on to your hats — there’s an EIGHT MILLION DOLLAR leftover balance from the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Moore County Politics

Around the world with Renee (and the lobbyists)

Government records show that lobbyists paid for congresswoman Renee Ellmers, her husband, and her chief of staff to visit Turkey and Israel in August and October of 2011. From 8/13/11 to 8/21/11,  Ellmers and her husband toured Israel on the dime of The American Israel…

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Guilty conscience wreaking havoc in The Pilot’s newsroom?

I guess South Carolina congressman Joe Wilson finally got to the fiction-peddlers in The Pilot’s newsroom. Here we are — one week before the vote — and we finally get our local paper here in Moore County (affectionately known as Pravda-on-Pennsylvania) to PRINT the text…

Posted in Economy Moore County

Southern Pines, Pinehurst mull economic development

It’s being reported that Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and Aberdeen are each being asked to pony up $2,500 for the opportunity to have a movie or two shot within their borders.   This sounds like little more than a kickback paid to a site selection consultant…