Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Obama Politics Republicans

An epidemic of Gingrich Fever sweeps into the Carolinas

South Carolina’s primary is in January.  North Carolina’s primary is in May.  Yet, we have a ‘Team Gingrich’ — composed of some of the usual NCGOP establishment suspects —  being unveiled in Raleigh. Karen Rotterman — 1/2 of the Raleigh-based husband-and-wife consulting team that is…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Economy Moore County Politics

DEE-NIED! Feds reject appeal of downtown Pinehurst post office closure

          In a December 12 order, The federal government’s   Postal Regulatory Commission has rejected  Pinehurst mayoral candidate John Marcum’s appeal of the decision by The U.S. Postal Service to close the downtown Pinehurst post office: On August 18, 2011, John M….

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Moore County Politics

Moore County: Tim Says He’s Sorry

          The crackerjack news team at our thrice-weekly Pulitzer-Prize winning local newspaper hit us the other day with this headline: “Board Apologizes for Criticism on Working Lands Plan”.   But you read into the story, and you find that it’s NOT…

Posted in Education Moore County Politics

Moore County: schools, commissioners set to spar over spending?

As word gets around about the $2 million surplus from last year’s county budget, county leaders are bracing themselves for the stampede of beggars — with palms extended — headed to Carthage.  Many expect the bigwigs at Moore County Public Schools to be at the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics

Did BarryO confuse Hannukah and Kwanzaa ???

                  It’s hard to believe BarryO could  get something wrong. (I know. I know. He thought there were 57 states, Hawaii was in Asia, and that he was in TEXAS when he was in KANSAS.  Blah Blah…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

The REAL STORY behind the War on Art Pope

              Why are BarryO’s useful idiots in the alleged mainstream media, academia, and the unions so worked up over Raleigh businessman Art Pope?  There has been a high-profile hit piece in The New Yorker. Now, in Raleigh, we will…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics

Boozing it up — on the clock — on Capitol Hill

        The latest dispatch from “The NW Daily Marker” — a Seattle based political blog — is giving Seattle area congressman Rick Larsen (D) a perpetual migraine.  The blog has come across some tweets — messages on social media platform Twitter —…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County Politics

Moore County government’s slush fund

  One of our faithful readers, who happens to be a well-placed county employee, alerted me to this gem. The  Moore County budget has a “grant fund,” which is there for the sole purpose of responding to monetary requests from politicos around the county.  County…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County Politics

Southern Pines councilman, Moore County Democrat Party chairman attack black political leader …

The  Pilot has had fun lately quoting from Chris Smithson’s Facebook page.  Let’s see what they do withTHIS latest item from Little Lord Chris’s wall:   The last commenter, Jim Heim, is chairman of the Moore County Democrat Party, which has just gotten big enough…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature

NCSU economist: North Carolina faces long road to recovery

          NC State University economics professor Dr. Mike Walden painted a bleak picture of the state’s economic future during December 1 testimony before the General Assembly’s Joint Economic Committee.  WRAL’s Laura Leslie had the story: State lawmakers looking for ways to…