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…

Posted in Congress Media Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers spox: ‘Feds NOT in biz of saying what IS and IS NOT RAPE.’

Renee Ellmers’s taxpayer funded political hacks are still trying to spin her out of her self-made mess on that later-term abortion bill.  And National Review has the audio.     I’ve been following politics for a long time.  I’ve heard my share of dumb statements and…

Posted in Economy Media NC legislature

#ncga: NC’s coastal policy being pushed further left by drive-bys, their state gov’t allies

We’ve provided extensive coverage of the political drama around the state Sea Level Rise (SLR) panel and its revision — mandated by the GOP majority in the legislature — of the projected sea level rise on the North Carolina coast.  Why is this revision so…

Posted in Congress Mark Meadows Mick Mulvaney South Carolina Tea Party

The FREEDOM Caucus?

Yep.  One has been founded on Capitol Hill.  The founding group includes NINE Republican House members — with Mark Meadows (NC) and Mick Mulvaney (SC) being the only members from The Carolinas.  What is this group all about?: Conservative lawmakers are officially rolling out a…

Posted in Congress Renee Ellmers

A (bottle blonde) political bombshell?

  In 2009, The National Enquirer broke an explosive story about an up-and-coming North Carolina politician.  Supporters of said politician dismissed the report saying: “Hey, it’s the Enquirer.” (And where is John Edwards now?) Now, another controversial media outlet — the web site — has…