Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media Moore County NC legislature NCGOP

The Pilot parrots state Dem talking points …

        It is ASTOUNDING how much the staff editorials in our thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize-winning local paper mirror the rhetoric on MSNBC and the spin of the state Democrat Party.  The latest Pilot editorial  beats that dead horse about ‘extreme’ Republican budget cuts:…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Some thoughts on Strickland’s road thoughts

          We’re offering up kudos to Pinehurst village council candidate for actually listening to residents and offering up some thoughtful ideas: A Pinehurst Village Council candidate is proposing a little road work that he says will improve safety and the quality…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Moore Votes 2011: Here come the celebrity endorsements

            The week before an election typically brings celebrity endorsements and bombshell news stories detailing political scandals.  Here in Moore, we are beginning to see the celebrity endorsements for council and mayor in Southern Pines and Pinehurst. Some weeks back,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 NC legislature Politics redistricting

NC redistricting: Here come the sore losers …

          If at first you don’t get your way — sue, sue sue. The North Carolina Democrat Party has stepped up to the plate with its lawyers to sue over the redistricting plan recently approved by the Feds. The plaintiffs include…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Occupy Politics

‘Occupy’ movement benefits Wall Street?

        Looking at the picture accompanying this post, you would think it was taken in some part of the turbulent Middle East.  But, sadly, no, it was from recent “protests” in Oakland, California by the “Just-Like-The-Tea-Party” Occupy movement.  (Remember those firebombings and…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Southern Pines 2011: Woodruff’s questions

      I was flipping through this past Sunday’s edition of our thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize winning local paper, when I noticed an ad promoting the  Southern Pines Town Council candidacy of David Woodruff.  In the ad, Woodruff asks a series of questions, and supplies…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

The plot thickens on Pinehurst historic landmark status

The Fayetteville Observer profiled the Pinehurst mayoral race this week, and included THIS passage: Fiorillo said her primary goal as mayor would be implementing changes to the Village Green, which would include creating a grassy park and expanding the library. Those changes have been opposed…

Posted in Congress Jim DeMint Politics Republicans

Jim DeMint: Common sense’s lone voice in the U.S. Senate

    For North Carolinians like me who appreciated Senator Jesse Helms — and are dismayed by what we now have representing us in the Senate,  South Carolina’s Jim DeMint gives us some hope for the future. Like Helms did in his day, DeMint rejects…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers anticipating GOP primary challenge for 2012

        The New York Times has an article up today about nationwide voter anger, and how it could affect the job security of many congressional incumbents.   U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, a Dunn Republican likely to be representing Moore County in 2012,…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 NC State Government Politics

Is Boss Bev BACK HOME?

The last we heard from The N&O — an annex of the governor’s communications office — Boss Bev was doing her best Marco Polo, traversing the Orient on the taxpayers’ dime.  We heard something about her signing a letter supporting ECU’s petition to join The…