Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

Why stop at Wall Street? Think bigger!

 

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Southern Pines 2011: The Pilot makes a good call

  Kudos to Moore County’s thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize winning local newspaper for its endorsements Sunday in this November’s Southern Pines municipal elections.  The Pilot endorsed the reelection of longtime veteran councilman Fred Walden and the campaign of Jim Simeon to replace retiring councilman Mike Fields:…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

Herman Cain lays out solid defense of 9-9-9

      GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain, under attack from BarryO, Hillary, his primary opponents, and the alleged Mainstream Media has released a simple primer detailing key points of his 9-9-9 tax proposal: Explaining the “9-9-9 Plan” The Essentials 9% Business Flat Tax Gross…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Howard and …… JOAN??????????

Yes, like many Moore Countians, I had to do a double take at that picture in the Sunday edition of The Pilot (of course, after wiping up the mouthful of coffee I spit out in shock).  There was an ad in the paper claiming that…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

The eloquence of the ‘Occupy’ Movement

    After watching the interview with this woman, this whole ‘Occupy’ thing is making soooooooo much more sense.  (I personally think she needs to go occupy a seat in a classroom.) Click this link to watch for yourself:  Haftin__To_Be_Uproared_-_Occupy_Atlanta  

Posted in Campaign 2012 NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Where’s Walter? NC’s barely-there Lt. Governor

Is it just me, or did Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton simply vanish after the 2008 elections?  This guy has got to be one of the most low-key statewide politicos we’ve had in a  long time.  (To tell you the truth,  he has been so low…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Mitt Romney Politics Republicans

George Will: Romney = Dukakis

  Yep.   That’s the comparison the conservative establishment scribe made recently on ABC’s This Week during a discussion about the GOP presidential field.  His comments were based on the whole “competence vs. ideology”  thing.   ( Considering the performance of the 1988 Democrat nominee…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Economy Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Village govt speaks up on ‘deficit spending’ claim

  Charges of deficit spending by village leaders have arisen in the current campaign for mayor and village council.  Sensitive to the charge, the professional staff at Village Hall has released a statement addressing the accusation: The Village of Pinehurst’s annual budget is developed in…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: More village govt numbers

I got my hands on the financials for village government, as of June 30 2011.  Click here to see them for yourself.  The package includes some gems like: The total dollar value of new home construction in the village has dropped like a rock since…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Rep. LaRoque and the latest on the smell test

        The problems keep piling up for state Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston) — a close political ally and friend of SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™.   According to the left-wing group NCPolicyWatch, a defamation lawsuit LaRoque filed against a political opponent is starting to backfire on…