Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Roy Cooper

Buying votes with other people’s $$$$

  It’s hard to argue against Moms and babies.  And Governor Doofus knows this. He’s clearly gearing up for 2020:   Many state employees will soon get paid time off when they have a child, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday. Cooper signed an executive order…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

Salisbury heads back to the trough.

It must be nice.  Blow through all of your money.  Make really bad decisions.  And you can simply run to your neighbors for MORE MONEY. It happens every month at the state’s Local Government Commission.  Local governments strapped for cash run to Raleigh for low-interest, long-term…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Takin’ care of business.

The Raleigh establishment raved about Democrats Richard Moore and Janet Cowell during their respective tenures in the state treasurer’s office.  Current treasurer Dale Folwell has been quietly slaving away, during his short time in  office, to clean up the mess those two left him. Folwell…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

Folwell weeds out some freeloaders

Our rookie state treasurer has really turned into one of the few conservative bright spots in Raleigh. The work he’s done since January 2017 makes you wonder what Janet Cowell and those other Democrats who preceded him were doing: More than 600 people were just…

Posted in Media Politics

Sex Week! (*Um, yay?*)

Cookies & Condoms. “F*** like your life depends on it.”  A stage production of “Tales from ‘Down There.’ ”   Mark your calendars.  These and other scholarly offerings will be part of UNC-Charlotte’s first annual “Sex Week” this February. Once again, the University of North…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Gettin’ $$$ PAID $$$ (workin’ for the state)

Every time I hear stories like this, my level of sympathy for “the poor, poor state employees” drops another three notches. (*It’s been FIVE MINUTES since they got a bonus or a salary increase!*): North Carolina has billions of dollars invested in stocks, bonds and…

Posted in Media NC legislature Politics

What’s that I hear? (A bombshell?)

We have had something quite interesting dropped in our lap by some folks in some very interesting quarters. IF it holds up to its advance billing, it should –upon its appearance on our front page – ruin Governor Cooper’s first days in office and quite possibly…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

The sky is falling! (in 100 years)

THAT is the snake oil Rob n’ Chris’s krazy krew  is pitching:  North Carolina is wilting. On 60 days — two-thirds of the summer — Raleigh-Durham International Airport recorded above-average temperatures, according to Weather Underground.  In the Triangle, 17 of those days have topped 95-plus. This summer is still cooler…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature Politics

#ncpol: Solvent, man. SOL-VENT.

For those on the left who want to make the case that the Republicans tossed our state in a hole over the last few years, I humbly yield to the findings of the good folks at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center:  The financial health of…

Posted in Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Monkey Business Report: Getting filthy rich on the public’s dime

I am usually not one to play the class warfare game.  If you work hard and make it big — GOOD for you. If you can negotiate yourself a contract with a killer payoff — GOOD for you.  However, I do have a problem with…