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Refunds for EVERYONE: Mecklenburg [bureau, Demo] -crats learn MATH IS HARD

      Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have had it rough.  Charlotte got the — ahem — privilege of hosting the Low-Information Traveling Circus (a/k/a the DNC)  this past year.   Charlotte’s city manager has described his town as being “in decline.”  Charlotte retained its…

Posted in Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

When Thom Talks, WE listen …

  The Charlotte area is riding high in our fair state capital these days.  The governor is a former mayor of The Queen City.  The lieutenant governor is the son of the city’s longtime mayor and congresswoman.  The speaker of the state House is from…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

Open up and say AAAAARRGGH: RNC to give us SOME MORE Reince

        It appears that the DC establishment has worked the rules and played some hardball to guarantee RNC chairman Reince Preibus will run for reelection unopposed.  Brian Doherty from Reason magazine has the details: As I reported here the other week, a…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

Hayes: NCGOP all in FOR Priebus @ RNC

    NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes has proven — once again — that,when the DC establishment needs something handled, he’s THERE for them. The state party chairman has sent out an email to RNC leaders telling them that he and North Carolina’s two voting RNC…

Posted in Media Moore County NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Republicans

NC’s RNC committeeman endorses Priebus, responds to grassroots activists

      State Rep. David Lewis (R-Dunn), one of North Carolina’s two voting members on the Republican National Committee, has stepped forward to respond to a resolution put forth by Tar Heel state grassroots activists regarding this coming week’s election in Charlotte for RNC…

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NC Grassroots GOPers seeking change at the top of the RNC

    Charlotte is getting a lot of attention lately.  It hosted Barack Obama and the Democrat National Convention in 2012.  Its former mayor was just sworn in as governor.  On January 25,  The Queen City will be hosting the winter meeting of The Republican…

Posted in Congress Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics Thom Tillis

Hey, Charlotte: How about some more tax with that burger and fries?

The Carolina Panthers are a very, very very bad football team.  Their owner, Jerry Richardson, is a very, very, very wealthy and very, very, very connected man.  Charlotte is a very, very, very overtaxed community.  In fact, its city manager described the city as being…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Look Who’s Running ‘Thangs’ Now (Charlotte area makes its move in the Capital City)

    North Carolina’s financial center (Charlotte) and its center of government (Raleigh) appear to be melding together or merging.  We’ve seen it in McClatchy buying both the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer.  The same editorial operation services both papers.  If you’ve…

Posted in Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Things that make you go HMMMM: The Council of State and THAT ‘indebtedness’ vote

              Most of the news about the Council of State meeting this week focused on  the Dorothea Dix hullaballoo.  But if you read a little further into the meeting agenda, you noticed a proposal from state treasurer Janet Cowell…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC State Government Politics

Gov. Pat: Bev’s a disaster, but I’m keeping a lot of her people.

Pat McCrory, fresh off his rout of Walter Dalton in the governor’s race, is putting out the word that we shouldn’t expect “major personnel changes right away.”  Wait a minute.  I thought Bev Perdue was a disaster — a complete nightmare for North Carolina.  We…