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Campaign 2012: The art of distraction

    When you mess up — the perfect way to delay or avoid the repercussions is to change the subject.  We are seeing that tactic playing out rather nicely in our politics on the national and state levels.  Look over there.  Pay no attention…

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shedding some light on cops & hoodies

The hubbub over this shooting case in Florida has created some new spin about black men being unfairly targeted because they are wearing hooded sweatshirts (AKA “hoodies.”) A friend of mine who works as a narcotics detective — and also happens to be black —…

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More fracking nonsense

    Two North Carolina state House Republicans are throwing in with the fact-less, scare-tactic left on fracking.  The N&O dutifully reports on opposition research dug up by its masters at NC Democrat Party HQ. BarryO’s EPA says it sees no safety concerns with fracking….

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Grading McCrory’s “education plan”

      I teach at the community college level — part-time — so I get to see, up-close and personal, a lot of the end-product of North Carolina’s K-12 public education system. Public education definitely needs to be reformed.  There’s no question about that. …

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John Locke’s Hood misrepresents Amendment One

      First it was Renee Ellmers.  Now, it’s John Locke Foundation president John Hood.  We’ve had a mini-outbreak of alleged conservative leaders throwing in with the left to help throw North Carolina’s conservative grassroots under the bus. The N&O recounted a recent column…

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Campaign 2012: Big lead for McCrory against each of top three Dems in Civitas poll

        The right-leaning, Raleigh-based Civitas Institute has released polling apparently showing Republican Pat McCrory in the driver’s seat for the 2012 race for NC governor.  (Remember, it is only March. The primary is in May.  Barry and his hordes and their cash…

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Raleigh pol wants reserved spots, free electricity for tin-can smartcars

      Reserved parking spots get abused ALL the time.  I see plenty of people with handicapped parking passes looking pretty able-bodied as they stroll the short distance from their car to the store’s front door. The last time I checked, Progress Energy DOES…

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Boom Boom’s double-standard

  Flash back to 1996.  DPI Secretary Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge was running for Congress against freshman Republican incumbent David Funderburk in North Carolina’s Second congressional district. We all know NOW that Funderburk was involved in a — ahem — “controversial” traffic accident.   Funderburk…

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NC Campaign 2012: Our stupid, biased mainstream news media

We’ve got record unemployment, an economy in the tank, underperforming public schools, crime problems, and rampant corruption in Raleigh.  The mainstream media gets all three main Democrat gubernatorial candidates together, and what do they come away with?  Commentary on a FLORIDA shooting: The Trayvon Martin…

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Boom Boom is not happy: UNDECIDED expanding lead in Dem primary for NC Gov

Boom Boom is NOT HAPPY. This guy “Undecided” is really coming on like gangbusters in the Democrat primary for North Carolina governor.   Public Policy Polling, a Democrat firm from Durham, is clearly perplexed:  their own polling shows Mr. (or Ms.) “Undecided” expanding his/her lead from…