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WRAL’s war on the Raleigh Christmas parade heats up

Not only does WRAL want the government to take all your money and run your life for you, but they are also doing all they can to kill off a cherished Raleigh holiday pastime.  Here’s the latest from the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association, the longtime…

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WRAL: The grinch that MIGHT kill Raleigh’s Christmas.

They’ve mastered butchery of the truth.  They’ve killed their own ratings by ditching CBS.  NOW they’re going after Christmas in our capital city:  At a press conference yesterday in City Plaza, Shop Local Raleigh and ABC 11 announced a new partnership for the 44th annual…

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One of the ‘PVC Pipe Amigos’ hablas mucho nonsense

Six people sat down on a Raleigh street — connected by PVC pipe (for some reason) a little while back to protest the actual enforcement of immigration laws by the state.  This little confab got a response out of the drive-bys like what you would…

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Lefty lunacy reaching a fever pitch

If you thought leftists were losing it over the proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, wait until you get a load of what they’re doing over the introduction of HB 465 by FOUR — count ’em, FOUR — female Republican legislators. Reps. Jacqueline Schaffer, Susan Martin,…

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP

#ncga: Sex And The (capital) City

We all remember the hubbub over the chief of staff (and roommate) to then-speaker Thom Tillis getting caught in a tryst with a Jones Street lobbyist.  Then, late last year, the state ethics commission said sex does not count as trading something of value. Now,…

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#ncga: GOPers pushing for a little less skin in the game for mortgage brokers

State Reps. John Bell (R) and Jonathan Jordan (R) have introduced some reforms for the mortgage industry that deserve some discussion and scrutiny. One of them does away with a requirement for an audited financial statement for licensed brokers. These people ARE working in a…

Posted in Congress Law & Order Media NC State Government

Meanwhile, the amnesty implementation crowd is staffing up in Raleigh

Jobs are pretty scarce in North Carolina and across the country — thanks to Barry Obama and his fellow statists in DC.  But — good news — some folks are hiring! The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has a number of openings in its…

Posted in Economy NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP

#ncga: Things looking rather dicey in House for NC Chamber’s gas tax hike

Our sources in the lower chamber on Jones Street tell us that the vote on the gas tax hike / ”revenue stabilization” nonsense that passed the GOP-dominated Senate with flying colors will face much more drama in the House. I’m told there are a surprising…

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#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…

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#ncga: Snail’s pace. David Lewis. (Let the grumbling begin !!!)

It sounds like the advent of the Tim Moore era in the state House is not all kumbaya and sweet-smelling roses. A number of my sources who have been around Jones Street for years are noticing an apparently much slower pace in organizing things this…