Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics South Carolina

Strings Attached: How State Lawmakers Invite Federal Control

        The South Carolina Policy Council, a free-market oriented think tank based in The Palmetto State, does yeoman’s work in the thankless task of trying to keep politicians and bureaucrats honest.  I stumbled across a great post on their site that beautifully…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Obama Politics Republicans

If the economy is improving ….

          (I know. That post title makes me sound a little like Jeff Foxworthy.  ‘If the economy is improving, you MIGHT be a redneck.’ ) The folks over at The Economic Collapse blog have come up with a great set of…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics Republicans

GOP leaders seek to shake “inflexibility” image

              The New York Times is praising Speaker Boehner and Majority Whip Cantor for putting all that harsh conservative talk on the backburner: Unpopular and divided, the once mighty House Republicans are laboring to repair their image and frame…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

NC Campaign 2012: And the beat goes on …

          With Lt. Gov.Walter Dalton stepping up to the gubernatorial race, state Democrats have been desperate to find someone to carry the party banner in 2012 for lt. governor.  (Three outstanding Republicans are already battling it out for their party’s LtGov…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Obama Politics

The Financial Recession Excuse

            Former US senator Phil Gramm (R-TX) — a PhD in Economics — and co-author Mike Solon put together a fantastic piece this week in The Wall Street Journal that takes BarryO to task about his blame-game on the current…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress DENR Economy Media Politics

Incomes on rise in energy mining areas, falling in manufacturing regions

According to data published this week in The Wall Street Journal, regions of the U.S. where energy mining is on the rise are seeing an economic boom, while industrial and manufacturing areas are experiencing a bust. (Yet one more piece of evidence to throw in the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst: A welcome-aboard briefing for the new police chief

    Our thrice-weekly Nobel Prize-contending, Pulitzer Prize-winning local newspaper ran a nice article this week on new Pinehurst police chief Earl Phipps.  Change was really needed at the PPD.  The old regime ran the department  in a manner reminiscent of Cold War era Eastern…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Economy Media NC State Government Obama Politics

Fudging the jobless numbers — and scamming the voters — to aid reelection campaigns

              I’ve always cautioned people against believing what they see in the mainstream media.  Today’s media-gasm on the drop in the unemployment rate is only the latest example of what I’m talking about: The United States created jobs at…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Kay Hagan Media Obama Politics

U.S. Senator Sock Puppet (D-NC) gets her dander up

      The folks who enjoy abortion, and the generous government funding it enjoys, like to refer to themselves as “pro-choice.”  But anyone who dares to make a “choice” this crowd doesn’t like risks being subjected to heavy-handed political intimidation and lawsuits.  When the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Law & Order Media NCGOP Politics

Richard Burr’s EPIC FAIL on congressional insider trading ban

        The U.S. Senate voted 93-2 to move forward on the STOCK bill, which lowers the boom on Members of Congress who use info they gain via their regulatory and oversight duties to make investment decisions.  The legislation arose from allegations raised…