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#ncga: Senate Dems’ #MeToo moment?

    We’ve told you wild stories about the goings-on in the GOP caucus room.   Now it appears things get just as rowdy on the other side of the aisle.   Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh are just two examples of GOP nominees who…

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#ncga: House GOP aiding-and-abetting Dem vote-by-mail scheme

      This will be one more example state Republicans can reflect on when they find themselves in the General Assembly’s minority after November.  Democrats and all kinds of liberal special interests have been hollering for more voting-by-mail, and it appears House Republicans are…

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Even DC can see Jones Street’s leftward drift

      We’ve had Republican majorities in the General Assembly since 2010.   However,  we should keep reminding ourselves that the terms “Republican” and “conservative” are becoming more and more mutually exclusive.     The DC-based American Conservative Union (ACU) — always a dependable…

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#ncga: They’re BAAAAAAAACK!

      While we’re sheltering-in-place, the honorables have once again darkened the halls of that big building one Jones Street in Raleigh. The Congress passed a huge-honking spending bill. So, the honorables in Raleigh felt like they had to get in on the act….

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Making election-stealing EASIER

      The public schools crowd is doing their thing to take advantage of the current crisis,  and so — it appears — are the Raleigh politicians and elections officials.  Here are some highlights from  a memo about the upcoming 2020 general election from…

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#ncga: WHAT in tarnation did Kelly Hastings do to his desk?

  While so many of us Jones Street watchers are preoccupied with the big health story,  I believe there is one hell of a story (with an even better BACK-STORY) that we’re missing.  State Rep.  Kelly Hastings — notorious for shady listings on his campaign…

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Lobbyist led cheerleading for Boles during primary

    If Jamie Boles tries to tell you he’s “one of us” and is fighting “for the folks back home,”  — don’t buy it.  Lobbyists and operatives from Raleigh saved Tom McInnis’s skin two years ago,   and they did it for Boles this…

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Twelve years in Raleigh, and THIS is what we get?

      It’s pretty clear, if you venture out into the hinterlands of Moore County,  that state Rep.  Jamie Boles (R) is in a tough fight for renomination to another term in the General Assembly.  Retiring Southern Pines police chief Bob Temme has thrown…

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CHANCELLOR Timmy ???

  Maybe the rats ARE abandoning the ship.         First we hear David Lewis is taking up farming AND insurance.  Now, we’re hearing talk that a certain Boy Wonder from Kings Mountain may be eyeing a certain top job in a certain…

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Republican legislator, DEMOCRAT DONOR ???

  Here in Moore County, we have  a Republican candidate who gave multiple times to Barack Obama. Agriculture commissioner Steve Troxler headed “Farmers for John Edwards”  in 1998 when the Democrat was challenging incumbent US Senator Lauch Faircloth.    So,  NOTHING surprises me anymore.  …