Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature Politics

Two new players in L’affaire LaRoque?

    It appears that state Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston) will have a political fight to complement his current legal fight.  The NC Free Enterprise Foundation (NCFEF)  is reporting that the beleaguered legislator will be facing Goldsboro realtor John Bell and Wayne County commissioner Andy…

Posted in Media NC State Government South Carolina

New border lines separating The Carolinas could result in a real state of confusion

            Some folks who live along the state line may soon be hit with a nasty surprise.  North Carolina and South Carolina officials have been quietly working since 1998 to survey and document the official border line separating the two…

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Morgan ally seeking Wake County NC Senate seat

Senator Richard Stevens (R)  of Cary announced his retirement today, and a candidate with close ties to former state Rep. David Miner and SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™ has announced her intention to seek the GOP nomination for Stevens’ seat.   Tamara Barringer, a Cary attorney and adjunct professor…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress DENR Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

A breath of fresh air (and some cold hard facts) amid the fracking hysteria

        Blogger Steve Maley is quite an authority on the oil and gas business.  He makes his living searching for viable sources of oil and gas.  Maley also does a good job of combating the radical environmentalists and their mainstream media allies…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics Republicans

Mitt’s businessman pitch won’t work

            The Wall Street Journal has an excellent piece by Robert R. Reilly pointing out how approaching the presidency with a corporate CEO’s mindset has and will continue to hurt Mitt Romney AND the Republican Party: Mitt Romney points to…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Democrats Media Politics

BOOM BOOM leads the pack in NC’s DEM Gov primary

           Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge is on top of the early polls  for the race to succeed Madame Perdue-Eaves on Blount Street. Here’s what we have so far: [..] Etheridge has the support of 21 percent of North Carolina Democrats, followed…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Law & Order Media Moore County Politics

John Edwards: STILL a sleazeball

        We’ve been hit with a lot of sympathetic coverage of former US senator and presidential candidate John Edwards lately.  Our local paper has been cooing over him.  (Edwards’ parents still live here in Moore County.)  We’ve seen stories about ol’ Johnny’s…

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Occupy protester urinates on legislative staffer

                        The Right Scoop has a great video clip starring Tennessee state Rep.  Eric Watson, who has clearly had enough of  Occupy Nashville’s antics.  Here’s the money quote from his monologue on the video:…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Our local newspaper, printed on dead trees, condemns Republicans for tree murder

              Our Nobel Prize-winning local paper — owned and operated by the same folks who, for over a century, owned and operated The N&O — has produced an editorial taking Raleigh to task over recent billboard legislation.  Are they…

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WHO AM I? I’m @BOBETHERIDGE, you dummy!

  The right Rev. Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge is making quite a splash on Twitter.  I have to admit it piqued my curiosity when someone recommended I follow @BOBETHERIDGE.  I checked it out, and immediately got suspicious.  The feed’s wallpaper is flowers with a pink…