Posted in Media Politics

Occupy crowd has a friend in a high place at NC DEM HQ

  When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right. Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there to brighten up even your darkest nights. You just call out my name,…

Posted in Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government

#ncga: Instead of tax hikes & corporate welfare, why not tax reform?

Proponents of state ”economic incentives” and the so-called “gas tax cut” claim that we need to enact all of this in order to stay competitive with our neighbors.  The really smart folks in Raleigh point to all of these economic development victories in South Carolina,…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP

#ncga: Are you ready for some welfare? (Corporate welfare, that is. $45 MILLION.)

The “conservative revolution” rolls on.  We’ve obtained a draft of a bill (dated February 4) being drafted and pushed by legislative leaders (read REPUBLICANS) seeking $45 million bucks worth of corporate welfare from my wallet and yours. Last session, rebellious elements within the House Republican caucus…

Posted in Congress Richard Hudson

A primary opponent for Richard Hudson?

We reported earlier on an effort in Rowan County to censure congressman Richard Hudson.  Now, it appears that county will be producing a primary challenger to Hudson in 2016.  Rowan County Wes Rhinier has organized a Facebook page promoting a 2016 run for Congress in…

Posted in Law & Order Media

Monkey Business Report: Welcome to Madison County!

The politicians in Madison County are showing that they can hold their own with their neighbors in Haywood County.   We’ve received word of some antics during a recent meeting of the Madison County board of commissioners: Commissioners clashed down party lines last Tuesday night as the…

Posted in Congress Renee Ellmers

Ellmers: ‘I was, um, like, MISQUOTED, or something. ‘

Big Govt Barbie has been prancing around DC proclaiming herself the champion of millenial women.  Well, she got a surprising earful from some millenial women who were pretty miffed at her double-cross on the recent late-term abortion ban legislation:  […] After about a dozen or…

Posted in NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP

Pay more taxes, accrue more debt or THE KIDS WILL DIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is the unhinged thesis of some new ads put out by the North Carolina Chamber — allegedly the state’s largest and most powerful pro-business group.  (Disclosure:  I was briefly a member of said organization.  I got frustrated with it after a while. Most of…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP

Wouldn’t it be nice ….

The political class — with the help of the drive-by media and Blinkin’ Chris and his Manson Family — has decided that they are not competent to perform one of their basic constitutionally-mandated responsibilities.  That’s right: Redistricting.  It’s funny how the loudest hollerers about redistricting…

Posted in Congress Thom Tillis

Tillis: Demanding hand-washing AFTER you pee = government tyranny

Holy cow.  If you thought Renee Ellmers was one hot PR mess — wait until you get a load of our junior US senator.  We posted earlier about  ol’ Thom’s debut with the Bipartisan Policy Center.    Some of his remarks there are making national headlines….

Posted in Congress Thom Tillis

#ncsen: Thom Tillis. Making Friends. With DEMS.

In November, voters across the Carolinas and the nation sent a message to DC loud and clear.  Stop Obama.  Stop Obama’s agenda. SOMEHOW that got translated to John Boehner and Mitch McConnell  & co. that we want them to partner with Obama and his friends…