Posted in campaign 2020 Media NCGOP Politics

Elected statewide leaders criticize Cooper’s handling of COVID-19 lockdown

    The Council of State is composed of the ten popularly elected executive branch leaders in North Carolina state government.  The group includes:  the governor,  lieutenant governor,  attorney general, auditor,  treasurer,  secretary of state,  labor commissioner,  agriculture commissioner,  insurance commissioner,  and superintendent of public…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

ReOpen NC gains a powerful new ally

        Raleigh-based CaptiveAire CEO Bob Luddy is not mincing words in his open letter to Governor Roy Cooper: An urgent appeal to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper:   For every COVID-19 case in North Carolina (4,500 estimated), 125 people have lost their…

Posted in campaign 2020 Dan Forest Media NCGOP Politics

Forest: Effort to Reopen NC needs more info, cooperation from Cooper

    Lt.  Governor Dan Forest is a fan of getting NC’s economy up and running again ASAP.  But he says the leaders of that effort need a lot more information and cooperation from the Cooper administration: While elected officials and healthcare leaders across the…

Posted in campaign 2020 Congress Greg Murphy Media NCGOP Politics

US Rep. Greg Murphy’s prescription for coping with, coming back from coronavirus

    One of North Carolina’s newest Members of Congress has offered up his two cents on the current crisis and how to find our way out:   Periods of adversity have been a hallmark of human existence. Wars, natural disasters, and past pandemics have…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

State incentives meant to aid poorer, rural counties go mostly to Wake, Meck

    Um,  SURPRISE ????       Plant closures and job losses have hit rural parts of our state the hardest.  Raleigh politicians talk a great game about helping those folks bounce back, but a new study shows their actions are not matching their…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: DUMB -DA-DUMB-DUMB

  There’s nothing like having  someone young enough to be your daughter, with 1/100th the life experience and 1/1000th the business experience, tell you that what you’re saying is dumb.  Especially when this particular teenager is a “policy analyst” for Civitas,  allegedly the leader in…

Posted in Media Politics

The return of Pinehurst’s hollering NIMBYs

I really thought we had turned the corner. It wasn’t long ago that Pinehurst village government  consisted of a somnambulant group of 80-somethings who allowed bureaucrats to run willy-nilly on the rest of us.  One grumpy old lady could show up and complain about something…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

Re job creation: less Apple & Amazon, more what’s ALREADY THERE.

Yes, THAT is the message from some Establishment pointy-head types at The Brookings Institute writing in Harvard Business Review: Amazon’s highly visible search for a second headquarters has offered one tremendous public benefit: it has raised public awareness of what bad economic development is. Even…

Posted in Congress Media Politics

More proof: ANYONE can run for Congress.

We previously featured the inane rantings of one Adam Coker.  He is one of a gaggle of Democrat candidates out there competing for the honor to represent us in Washington. Well, Adam is BACK: Wages have not gone up in 25 years? Well, THE FACTS say…

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Facts continue to stymie lefty doomsayers & race-baiters

Bert & Ernie and the gang are working overtime to poo-poo the ongoing economic boom.  They are trying to tell us — with a straight face — that “people of color” are being left behind by the current economic growth.  We knocked that spin down…