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 2011 Moore County Politics

Campaign 2011: PAC to influence Pinehurst elections?

I was trolling around recently on the Moore County Board of Elections web site.  (I know — I lead a very exciting life.) One entry among the campaign report listings that caught my eye was “Village Action Team” — whose report shows it was formed in June…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Moore County Obama Politics

Attacking others’ success to distract from Barry-O’s failures

  Has anyone else noticed the hard left turn of the Democrats’ rhetoric recently?  They’re panicking.  Their big government, redistributionist policies are pushing the country into a bigger, deeper economic mess. Many of the people who fell for Barry-O’s fancy footwork in 2008 are experiencing…

Posted in Democrats Economy Howard Coble Larry Kissell Media Mike McIntyre Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

Trillions more in debt is GOOD for you. Trust US.

I have to give rare kudos to Democrats Larry Kissell and Mike McIntyre, who voted against the U.S. House deal to raise the federal debt ceiling — even if it might have been for the wrong reasons. Sixth District Republican congressman Howard Coble, who represents…

Posted in Economy Education Moore County NC State Government

A twisted definition of ‘success’

We in Moore County just received news that only THREE of our 22 county schools achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status under the federal No Child Left Behind Law. … “Every year, I look at the [AYP] results and what’s going on in the classroom,”…