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#ncga: Where WERE House Democrats?

    The House Democrat caucus, their useless governor, their crazed fans out in the hinterlands, and some of the drive-by media have kept alive a conspiracy theory alleging that Speaker Timmy and his sidekick Mr. Lewis orchestrated some trickery to get the budget veto…

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#ncga: As the House Screams

    If you were watching the goings-on on Jones Street yesterday,  you might have thought you stumbled across a C-SPAN broadcast of the British House of Commons.  THAT is the place where they tend to get rowdy and bawdy.   Rep. Deb Butler (D-Wilmington)…

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#ncga: GOP majority screwing Mark Harris for Christmas

Mark Harris is a Baptist preacher.  He lives by the principle of loving your enemies.  (The guy is waaaaaaaay too nice for politics.) After he lost the 2014 primary for US Senate, he went to work campaigning for Thom Tillis ( while Greg Brannon told…

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#ncga: Jones St. GOPers go to the mat in defense of cronyism

He’s already suckling at the state government teat to the tune of six-figures, now — thanks to the “conservative revolution” running Jones Street — he’s free and clear to add five more figures to those six: North Carolina lawmakers are again reversing Gov. Roy Cooper’s…

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VETO: ‘Governor Vandalism’ MAY have a point on Peaslee pay

Our Guv-til’ – 2020 handed down yet another veto Monday.  This time it was on “clarifying changes” in HB 770.  Here’s Ol’ Roy’s take: […] This special pay benefit for one employee getting two state salaries is unnecessary and unfair to other state employees. In…

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#ncga: HB373, McCrory and The Power Grab

The word I am hearing from the big city is that our governor is strongly leaning toward vetoing HB 373 and its ”affiliated committees” language.    Given recent polling showing McCrory neck-and-neck with Roy Cooper for 2016, it might be wise to throw a bone…

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#ncga You SIR, have been OVER-ridden!

Those scaredy-cats just don’t give up, do they?  The state Senate has overridden Gov. Pat’s veto of H405 — The Property Protection Act.  Opponents — including the guv — attacked it as limiting whistleblowers.  Proponents said it was necessary to help protect employers from espionage…

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#ncga Rep. Blust vents re: H405, media bias, and McCrory veto

The drivebys — when not cooing over “Caitlyn” Jenner — have been aflutter about Gov. Pat’s veto of the bill that would have allowed magistrates who object to gay marriage the chance to opt out of performing such ceremonies.   There was another veto that slipped…

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#ncga COJONES CHECK: Berger? (Yep.) Moore? (Um, May-be.)

Well, it appears the scaredy-cats on Jones Street force-fed Gov. Pat another one of his vetoes.  This one was the guv’s veto of a bill allowing magistrates the ability to opt-out of performing gay marriages.  On one hand, I have to applaud the upper chamber…

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Time for churches to cut the cord re: gov’t?

Not too long ago, Gov. Pat McCrory and Speaker Tim Moore were telling us they could see no real need for a religious freedom restoration act. Where are examples of people’s religious freedoms being stomped on by government, they asked.  Oh, wait.  Here’s ONE:  Within…