Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Politics Republicans

Congressman Howard Coble: My promises have time limits

      Congressman Howard Coble (RINO-Greensboro) is in the midst of his SECOND consecutive attempt to SCREW his constituents. (The first being his endorsement of Joan “Distant Third behind John Marcum” Thurman for Pinehurst mayor.)  The Hill reported this week that Coble is one…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Politics Republicans

Some thoughts on tonight’s Wofford Debate

        First, CBS News must be ecstatic about the ratings boon this will be.  I bet tonight’s broadcast will get the most viewers EVER for CBS.  (I mean, does ANYONE under 75 normally watch CBS News?) The alleged mainstream media is pretty…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Wake County GOP fires back at Raleigh News & Observer

        In a recent newsletter, Wake County Republican Party chairman Susan Bryant lashed out at her local paper: SAY NO TO THE RACIST N&O As I sit writing this, the subscription notice from the News & Observer is on my desk.  I…

Posted in Economy Moore County Politics

Why is THIS in the Moore County budget?

  Speaking of political fights, a doozy is getting ready to break loose in Carthage at the highest levels of county government.  One of our faithful readers, who happens to work on the county staff,  has been taking part in a thorough, forensic audit of…

Posted in Moore County Politics

As the dust settles in Moore County, a new political fight brews

      I was browsing through Friday’s edition of our thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize-winning local paper, when an ad caught my eye.  (The ads are usually more interesting than the news content.)   Anyway, here is what the ad said: STOP AIRPORT WASTE of tens…

Posted in Politics

Thank You.

  On Veteran’s Day, we need to stop and think about what this day off is truly about.  It’s about paying respects to those who put on a military uniform and made the ultimate sacrifice to defend freedom. It’s about saying thanks to those who…

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government

Laroque defamation suit gone, his firm ponies up $17K in fines

        The Raleigh-based leftist group NC Policywatch is staying on top of the ordeal swirling around state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston and a close political ally of SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™), which is looking — and smelling — fishier by the day: State Rep. Stephen…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst Village Council: They’re not as old as they look

I may have overreached in my quip about Tuesday’s election knocking up the average age of Pinehurst’s governing body. I was thinking mainly about the replacement of that young whippersnapper Mark Parson with retirees John Strickland and John Cashion. A member of the council —…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Democrats Politics

A DNC delegate arrives a little early in Charlotte

        First, he realizes he’s about 8 months early for BarryO’s big party in Charlotte.  Then, he makes a horrifying discovery in his hotel room’s bathroom: One man made sure a Charlotte motel was going to pay for him running out of…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Politics Republicans

How many federal agencies would I cut? (How much time do you have?)

      Texas Governor Rick Perry had one heck of a brain freeze during Wednesday night’s GOP presidential debate in Michigan.  The Texan appeared to struggle with naming THREE federal agencies that need to be cut or de-funded.  Feeling rather charitable, we here at…