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Handicapping the contenders for NC Governor

        That sound you hear — in the wake of Bev’s announcement yesterday — is the explosion of politician egos.  From Murphy to Manteo, ambitious “public servants” are salivating over this sooner-than-expected “opportunity to serve the people.” Let’s take a look at…

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Bev: Outta Here?

  Reports are swirling through state political circles and political media that Bev Perdue will announce, at a press conference later today,  that she will not seek reelection as governor.  A  high-profile southeastern North Carolina Democrat, who also happens to be a good friend, told…

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Bev & The Big Lie: GOP wrecked public education, so we need to pay more taxes

          North Carolina’s beleaguered boss lady, desperately trying to stop her political career’s slide down the drain, is hauling out every scare tactic in the book.  Bev’s current screed is about how WE — hardworking folks trying to make ends meet…

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And the spending goes on and on and on …

      North Carolina is broke — or so we were told during the fight  over the state budget during this last session.  Stuff got cut out left and right.  The N&O, The Democrats, the NCAE and state employee reps all howled over the…

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Bev booed in Blue Heaven

  I spent Tuesday night, in my usual spot in The Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, watching my beloved Tar Heels dismantle The Miami Hurricanes.  As halftime approached, the P.A. announcer encouraged all of us to remain in our seats at the start…

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Here COMES the judge !!!!

  It looks like the state teacher’s union’s judge-shopping efforts have paid off.  A Wake County Superior Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking legislation that ends mandatory automatic teacher paycheck deductions for teacher union dues.   The judge found that the NCAE…

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NC Legislators end union shakedown of teachers; Democrats & media throw major fit

  On the N&O’s front page, there was a full color photo of some large, angry Hillary Clinton lookalikes from the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) holding signs  that said “We will not be silenced.” (I pity their poor husbands.) The N&O posted a video…

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SC Voter ID law blocked by USDOJ; NC efforts @ voter ID under assault

        *Sigh*  The Left is working overtime here at the end of the year to finish pushing our country into the ditch. US Attorney General Eric Holder — who thought it was a great idea to hand over a bunch of automatic…

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Bev’s Christmas going down the drain FAST

            It’s looking like quite a blue Christmas for the Tar Heel State’s boss lady.  According to her friends at the N&O, one of Bev’s appointees has resigned in protest from her crime commission:  One of the state’s district attorneys…

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No justice at all in Bev’s veto

    Once again, Ms. Perdue-Eaves is standing in the way of common sense in Raleigh.   Our Boss Lady (til 2012) vetoed the legislature’s repeal of the 2009 Racial Justice Act. The original 2009 legislation, rammed through by a Democrat majority on Jones Street,…