Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC State Government Politics

Why are lefties so scared of Art Pope?

Moore County’s waaaaaay-too-bipartisan former legislator SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™  railed against him  and had his allies blast him publicly in ads and letters to the editor.   SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™ even went after him via the legal system.  Leftists all over the blogosphere derisively refer to him as “The Puppetmaster” and…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Now you’re talking, Mr. Speaker!

    NC state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) recently speculated publicly about selling off state assets — like a hospital and a railroad — to help state government get its financial affairs in order.  Of course, the Chapel Hill – Carrboro crowd is P.O.’ed:…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers Walter Jones

Tell me again why we tossed Bob Etheridge …

    Renee Ellmers came into office  with a lot of promise. She campaigned as a die-hard conservative and embraced the Tea Party, which played a big role in her upset win over incumbent Bob (Who Are You?) Etheridge. The New York Times publishes a…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Power AND Arrogance

  I’ve come across two recent examples of just how haughty, condescending, and arrogant some incumbents on the Pinehurst Village Council have become. Exhibit A:  A group called Concerned Citizens of Pinehurst has teamed with WEEB  Talk Radio 990 to host a mayoral forum at…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Politics Walter Jones

Frank Palombo (R) for Congress

Congressman Walter Jones’s (RINO-NC) best friend, kooky presidential candidate Ron Paul, has come out to condemn the “assassination” of terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki: Paul said al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic cleric suspected of involvement in several terror plots, should have been afforded a trial as an American…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media Politics

The N&O newsroom goes into overdrive to rehab Boss Bev

The newsroom at The Raleigh News & Observer appears to have taken over for Boss Bev’s war-weary Damage Control Team, which has been put through pure hell by their boss over recent weeks. Longtime N&O columnist and Establishment suck-up Rob Christensen chimed in today to…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Thurman & Fiorillo ducking, hiding and playing it safe

An item in today’s Pilot says two of the three candidates for mayor of Pinehurst are refusing to participate in a candidate forum scheduled for this Tuesday evening. Incumbent village council members Joan Thurman and Nancy Fiorillo say they won’t be there Tuesday night because…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Is Pinehurst’s ruling clique breaking up?

For years, Pinehurst politics has been dominated by a close circle of residents centered around SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™ and his wife Cindy.   Now that the voters have removed those two from public office, their disciples appear to be parting ways.   The Morgans were  quite good…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Economy Politics

Lapins right on the money on Pinehurst Post Office

The U.S. Post Office is struggling mightily, right along with the rest of us, during these terrible economic times.  Hamstrung by the demands of the postal workers union and an ever-growing list of regulations from the federal government,  the public-private organization is short on solutions…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst Council candidate touts his local ties, business background

Pinehurst village council candidate John Strickland has taken his campaign to The Internet with a Facebook page and an information-laden web site. Like mayoral candidate John Marcum,  Strickland is touting his own long ties to the village. According to his campaign web site, Strickland is:…