Posted in Economy Media Moore County Politics

Revisiting Pinehurst’s Railhouse deal

I’ve been doing some pontificating, pondering and research on the recent deal arranged by Pinehurst to bring Railhouse Brewery from Aberdeen to Pinehurst.  Prior to Railhouse securing ANY property in Pinehurst, village leaders secured $200,000 in tax dollars from the state to help with renovating the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics

Elitist DC pundits: Voters are STUPID

        John Harris left The Washington Post  and co-founded the web-only news outlet Politico.com some years back.  I guess The Post gig didn’t let him show off  en0ugh of his true, asinine, arrogant leftist self: Last night on Politico’s live-stream election show,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics South Carolina

SC state Senate just says NO to BarryO’s health care voodoo

        In Columbia, the upper chamber of South Carolina’s legislature has sent a clear, resounding message to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: The South Carolina Senate approved a bill that would make the state the 16th to opt out of covering abortions with taxpayer…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics William Brisson

Aahhh! Don’t you just love that leftist big-tent open-minded “tolerance” stuff?

    We on the right are frequently criticized by The Left and its comrades in the allegedly mainstream media for pushing “moderates” out of the GOP.  The latest example is the coverage of the retirement announcement by Senator Olympia Snowe (RINO-Maine).  It was stunning…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC State Government Politics

Bev’s ESC chief joins ranks of NC’s unemployed

          The woman in charge of disbursing unemployment benefits to North Carolinians is, herself,  joining the ranks of the state’s unemployed: Lynn Holmes, the head of the state’s Division of Employment Security, is resigning effective April 15 to pursue new opportunities….

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

An opportunity for Pat McCrory with state employees

    In 1995 —  just as Jim Hunt was launching his unprecedented reelection campaign for a FOURTH term as NC governor — I broke a story about top Hunt aides and supporters reportedly shaking down prospective state employees and their families for campaign contributions….

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 DENR Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Obama Politics

Surprise! Bev actually DOES give a ‘frack’

Remember that speech where our esteemed governess — ahem — “joked” about suspending congressional elections so the honorables could do “the right thing” without having to worry about political repercussions? Well, now that Bev is not running for reelection — and doesn’t have to carry…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Obama Politics Republicans

GOP congressman drinks Occupy / Democrat kool-aid on taxing “the rich”

            AAAARRRRGH.  (*That’s my frustration noise.*)  We handed these Republicans a gift in 2010, gave them a mandate and specific instructions on how to proceed, and we get THIS: Freshman Republican Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas thinks he’s figured out…

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Don’t retreat. Re-aim.

          The Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner has an excellent piece of advice for state and national Republicans:  Get back to what put you in power in 2010.  (Can I get an Amen?)  : Do you remember in the days leading up…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NC legislature Politics

NC Senate GOP candidate Marcum publicly endorsed a Democrat in 2010

            Pinehurst’s John Marcum is one of three GOP candidates seeking the district 29 NC Senate seat this year.  Marcum is working hard to convince GOP activists to vote for him in May.  One problem he may have in doing…