Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Let the scare tactics begin …

        When liberals realize they can’t win a debate on the issues, they almost always turn to the scare tactics. Lyndon Johnson got the ball rolling in 1964 against Barry Goldwater, running ads depicting Barry Goldwater as a madman eager to start…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

Put up or shut up time for NCGOP

          There are a number of developments brewing in Raleigh that will tell volumes about whether North Carolina made a wise investment in the Republican Party last November: 1) Ethics:  There has been a steady drip-drip-drip of information hitting the media…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature

GOP legislators seek business POV; Dems & Media cry FOUL

Boy, it really turns my world upside down to see something published by The N&O staff complaining about not including both sides of a story. Until recently, I thought “fracking” was only an epithet used by characters on Battlestar Galactica.  (Sorry, my geek is showing.) …

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

Surprise! Media, Dems demagogued NC state budget cuts.

        Boss Bev, legislative Dems, and their hench-persons in North Carolina’s alleged mainstream media (MSM) tried to tell us THE SKY WOULD FALL if budget cuts pushed by GOP legislators were to pass. Well, the budget cuts passed — with the help…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC legislature Politics

A surprisingly thoughtful piece by an N&O reporter …

        The debate over abortion frequently gets clouded by PR spin and code-words like “choice,” as well as sign-wielding activists screaming at each other.  Earlier this year, the state legislature passed bills defunding Planned Parenthood and requiring doctors to show a woman…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

Tillis: Laroque mess headed to ethics committee

      North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Cornelius)  says allegations swirling around taxpayer-subsidized loans by state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston) to himself (Laroque), family members and legislative colleagues are being referred to the House Ethics Committee for review: House Speaker Thom Tillis…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 NC legislature Politics

Finally! Jimmy Carter is making sense.

Until now, Jimmy Carter has been widely regarded as the worst president EVER to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania.  (BarryO, the Carter family can’t thank you enough for taking this monkey off their back.) In Raleigh, and other capitals around the country, Democrats have been ranting…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC legislature Politics

NC prosecutors seek an end to ‘Racial Justice Act’

        North Carolina’s elected prosecutors are seeking the legislature’s assistance in overturning one of the worst travesties to ever pass through Jones Street: The Legislature should act quickly to repeal a new law that gives death row inmates another way to challenge…

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government

Laroque defamation suit gone, his firm ponies up $17K in fines

        The Raleigh-based leftist group NC Policywatch is staying on top of the ordeal swirling around state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston and a close political ally of SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™), which is looking — and smelling — fishier by the day: State Rep. Stephen…

Posted in Bev Perdue Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

Sounds like somebody’s getting a little fussy …

          Boy, you ought to hear the Raleigh press corps — whining like a bunch of babies.  The mean old Republicans in charge of things in the NC legislature have scheduled business for Monday, and WON’T guarantee that something newsworthy like…