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

And the spending goes on and on and on …

      North Carolina is broke — or so we were told during the fight  over the state budget during this last session.  Stuff got cut out left and right.  The N&O, The Democrats, the NCAE and state employee reps all howled over the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Mitt Romney Obama Politics Republicans

An interesting question for Mitt

      Mitt Romney’s work with Bain Capital, the venture capital firm he founded, has become a major issue in the GOP race for The White House.  Mitt’s opponents suggest that his firm behaved like a vulture, tearing apart and killing off companies, firing…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Education Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

A rational, common sense look at NCGA v. NCAE

          Democrats and the mainstream media  (redundant? mutually exclusive?) all over the state are decrying the state legislature’s move to end the teachers’ groups ability to forcibly deduct dues payments from EVERY North Carolina teacher’s paycheck.  The same people who covered…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Jim DeMint Media Politics Republicans

SC primary: Can you HEAR us NOW?

          Two South Carolina Republican officials with strong conservative and Tea Party credentials appear to be sending the GOP establishment and the party’s presidential candidates a message.  U.S. Senator Jim DeMint says that the party and its voters need to pay…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics Republicans South Carolina

Welcome To The Carolinas

Now that the smoke has cleared in Iowa and New Hampshire, the nation’s eyes are turning just south of me to The Palmetto State. (We, in North Carolina, will get our share of the national spotlight this summer when BarryO and his traveling circus roll…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics Tar Heels The ACC

Bev booed in Blue Heaven

  I spent Tuesday night, in my usual spot in The Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, watching my beloved Tar Heels dismantle The Miami Hurricanes.  As halftime approached, the P.A. announcer encouraged all of us to remain in our seats at the start…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Law & Order Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Here COMES the judge !!!!

  It looks like the state teacher’s union’s judge-shopping efforts have paid off.  A Wake County Superior Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking legislation that ends mandatory automatic teacher paycheck deductions for teacher union dues.   The judge found that the NCAE…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Obama Politics Republicans

While the economy crashes and burns, Little George is worried about his condoms

                        We’ve got record unemployment and national debt.  We’re in the midst of a presidential election, with a lot of debates.  People want to know how we’re going to get out of this mess….

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Obama Politics

The election year unemployment game

              The New York Times tells us the unemployment problem is going away, and the economy is on the rebound (THANKS to BarryO): The United States added 200,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday, a robust number…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney South Carolina

SC Primary: Romney, Santorum … and JOHN MCCAIN ????

            Three new polls all show Mitt Romney leading The Palmetto State’s GOP primary.  However, the polls all show different results for second and third place: Three polls out Friday morning show Gov. Mitt Romney leading in South Carolina as…