Posted in campaign 2018 Media NCGOP Politics

Um — Heil Buckwheat?

We’re decidedly not Michele Nix cheerleaders around these parts.  But we do think she is getting  a raw deal in the latest hit piece by the NC Democrat Party and their communications team at The N&O.  Here’s Toilet Boy Campbell’s latest dictation: The vice-chairwoman of…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Uncategorized

For Everybody else …

What’s left — beyond local races — are the legislative, congressional, judicial, and amendment decisions.  Fasten your seatbelts as we hit you with our two cents: NC Supreme Court.  A victory in this race for Anita Earls (D) in this race would make the wildest…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media Moore County Politics

For Moore County voters …

Here are our thoughts on the races that pretty much just affect the local area.  (You other folks?  We’ll get to you.  Just wait.) NC Senate 25:  Tom McInnis (R) vs. Helen Probst Mills (D).  We’ve heard a lot of nice things personally about Mrs….

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

Rethinking the hunting & fishing amendment

We made some cursory judgements on the proposed constitutional amendments earlier. Our friends at The Beaufort Observer have come along with a piece that has us rethinking  our initial YES vote: […] Had the proposed amendment said “The right of the people to hunt, fish,…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Bobby Hanig, “your opioid attic friend in spot.”

Maybe it’s some kind of local Outer Banks slang.  (To the rest of us, it sounds like nonsense.)  But THAT is how NC House candidate Bobby Hanig described himself in an email to a colleague on the Currituck County board of commissioners: FYI — the…

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#ncga: In HD-6, Hanig (R) and Judge (D) a LOT alike.

The two candidates for this open Outer Banks House seat may be in different parties, but they appear to be singing from the same sheet music: There are some notable similarities between the two candidates seeking to represent N.C. House District 6 in November —…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media Politics

#ncpol: The Amendments

There’s been quite a hullaballoo about the six proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot. Hysterical ads attacking the amendments are popping up all over TV and radio like weeds. We’ve taken a cursory look at them.  Some seem pretty important.  Some, NOT SO.  Here’s…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

#ncga: Both sides claiming lead for Tarte’s Meck senate seat

You know what polls are like.  Everyone’s got one: […Senator Jeff]Tarte’s campaign this week is touting the results of a recent poll that shows him with a 46-43 percent lead. That’s within the 5.7 percent margin of error, but it’s an improvement from previous polls….

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Anita Earls & “Racial Justice”

The General Assembly passed an atrocity called The Racial Justice Act in 2009. It allowed for a number of inmate death sentences to be thrown out because a defendant “of color” was sentenced to death by a jury that some people thought did not have…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

#ncga: Aaaaaaaaand HERE come the skeletons!

Here we are, less than a week before early voting,  and all kinds of folks’ dirty laundry is coming over the transom.  (I think I am going to have to bring on a few interns to help weed through all this.) Let’s get started with…