Posted in Media Politics

Lee County pols apologize for, distance selves from ICE raid in Sanford

  Relax, Lee County.  SOME of your gutless political leaders really want you to know they had NOTHING to do with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement service’s Tuesday raid in Sanford aimed at actually enforcing our nation’s immigration laws.   HERE is the sheriff…

Posted in Media Politics

Fayetteville mayor candidate & his family biz facing state complaint,charges

Mitch Colvin came out on top in Tuesday’s mayoral vote in Fayetteville, but things may not be looking so good for him with the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service.  (Colvin, mayor pro tem of Fayetteville and a funeral director by trade, made the cut…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Um, Party Disloyalty?

WRAL ran this cutesy item about one Charlotte mayoral candidate getting some help from the other side of the aisle: […] State Sen.Joel Ford‘s mayoral bid in Charlotte got a boost from colleagues across the aisle. State Sens.John Alexander, R-Wake, Jerry Tillman, R-Randolph, and Tommy…

Posted in Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics

#Pinehurst: ”You come at The Queen, you best not miss.”

“You come at the king, you best not miss.”  — Omar Little, HBO’s The Wire ____________________________ We’ve been hearing all kinds of off-the-record rumblings about this year’s mayoral race for some time.  Those rumblings have gone public in the pages of our thrice twice-weekly Pulitzer prize…

Posted in McClatchy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

The Crash of The Peacock: Me-Too Republicanism flops in Charlotte

      Got a flat tire?  *Man, if the Democrats still controlled the legislature, that nail would NEVER have been in the road.*   These days,  the remnants of North Carolina’s mainstream media — and many RINOs — will attempt to pin ANYONE’S misfortune…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

NCGOP needs to do more selling of the platform, less selling of the (R)

NCGOP activists have poured into Charlotte this weekend for their state convention.  They’ll hear from some of the US Senate hopefuls looking to replace Kay Hagan. They’ll also choose their state party leadership for the next two years. There hasn’t been a lot of news…

Posted in Congress Media Politics

Mayor Foxx to Charlotte taxpayers: BOHICA !!!

        Charlotte mayor Redd Foxx appears to be hard at work stomping out any chances of an economic recovery in The Queen City.  He and his cronies JUST finished hiking the food tax to pay for renovations to Panther Stadium.  Now,  Hizzoner…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Politics

Donald Duck for …. MAYOR ????

  Pinehurst voters may think they have a lively mayoral race this year.  But that  Moore County election doesn’t hold a candle to the race for mayor in the New Hanover County community of Castle Hayne – a suburb of Wilmington: It appears Castle Hayne…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Marcum on deficit spending

I finally pinned down mayoral candidate John Marcum and got him to talk in detail about his accusations of deficit spending in Pinehurst village government. (The documents he is referencing can be found here. ): Brant, Glad you saw the audited overspending in FY10. If…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Razook’s endorses Joan Thurman

Razook’s, the world-renowned women’s clothing store in downtown Pinehurst, has endorsed Joan Thurman for village mayor.  Yep, that’s right.  You can see her campaign signs in the windows of the Razook’s building in downtown.  I think that makes sense.  After all, Joan is a very…