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GOP putting pedal to the metal on O-Care sellout?

It’s arguable that the Republican electoral success in 2010  had its origins in voter anger over the passage of ObamaCare.  Republicans won governor seats, state legislative majorities, and a majority in the US House.  It was pretty clear what the voters were looking for. Fast…

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”If we can’t trust the government, WHO can we trust?”

Yep. Haywood County commissioner Michael Sorrells (D)posed that question  in an election profile news story published in a local paper. Haywood County has been very very good to us.  It’s been a great case study in government tyranny and overreach. Sorrells made his statement in reaction…

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A few more thoughts on Richard, Kay and THAT judge …

From my time in the drive-by media — and a brief stint on Capitol Hill — I got an up close and personal look at the confirmation process.  A nominee is presented to the respective committee.  (In the case of judges, US attorneys, and other…

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#ncga: Reps. Pittman, Speciale urge NO vote in Nov. on state constitution amendment

Two of the more reliable conservative legislators in the state House are urging voters in their districts — and those outside — to vote down the proposed amendment to the state constitution on the November ballot.  In May 2012, voters approved an amendment defining marriage…

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#ncsen: The eccch – factor?

RobRielleWho is convinced that federal judge Max Cogburn is going to dramatically affect this thing: One of the biggest motivating factors in politics is anger. It was anger about President Barack Obama, his health care plan, and what some perceived as his liberal overreach, that…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media Moore County Politics

Campaign ’14: The Moore County School Board — FIRE ‘EM ALL. (Let God sort it out.)

Here in Moore County, we’ve got a problem with our school system that you likely see in many other counties.  We’ve got an elected school board that submits itself to the whims of the edu-crats who run the daily affairs of the school system.  There…

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#ncga: drone legislation raising even more privacy questions, concerns

We wrote some time back about new regulations for unmanned drone aircraft passing the legislature by being inserted into the final draft of the state budget.   A drone company CEO — being wooed to relocate in the Greensboro area — boasts on his LinkedIn profile…

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Lt. Dan: The Man with ALL the right enemies

While Gov. Pat McCrory tucks tail and runs, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is sticking to his guns and standing up FOR the folks he represents: Friday, an unelected federal judge violated the foundational principles of this great nation. In 1787, at the Constitutional Convention in…

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#ncsen: Final Debate post-game

I liked the format of Thursday’s debate much better than the previous two. It allowed for more of a give-and-take between the candidates. It was also interesting to experience Sean Haugh beyond his YouTube videos. We didn’t learn too much more from last night’s discussion,…

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Are DC, nat’l media losing interest in #NCSEN?

Prior to — and since — the May primaries, we were told that Kay Hagan is DEAD MEAT. Lately, it’s been hard to detect any evidence of that.  The GOP campaign has stumbled and bumbled in trying to define its candidate to the voters and…