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The N&O’s John Frank: ObamaCare’s Gunga Din

Gunga Din was immortalized by Rudyard Kipling in literature — and later in movies.  He was a poor, hapless, shuffling, kowtowing, water-carrying man-servant to some British soldiers in India.   The character has become synonymous with people and institutions that dutifully ask how high when someone…

Posted in Economy Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Obama Phil Berger Thom Tillis

NC Senate stands up to ObamaCare. (Mr. Tillis? Mr. McCrory? Who’s NEXT ???)

        The Republican majority in the North Carolina Senate has put its money where its mouth is and introduced legislation allowing the state of North Carolina to “opt out” of the implementation of ObamaCare: North Carolina Senate leaders introduced legislation Wednesday to…

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Here we go again: Berger makes sense on reparations, Tillis DOES NOT

    Let’s recap.  We have record unemployment, and one of the highest gas tax burdens in America.  We have the third highest amount of debt to the federal government — to the tune of $2.5 billion and counting — in THE NATION.  Meanwhile, the state…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC legislature NC State Government Phil Berger Politics

Scoring Berger’s education proposal

State Senate President Phil Berger (R) announced a “major policy” initiative this week regarding public education.   It all pretty much focused on putting more heat on the folks at the front of each classroom. As a conservative — and an adjunct instructor at the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

Paying for them to do NOTHING

        We, the beleaguered taxpayers of North Carolina, are being told that we will finance a “special session” of the General Assembly where ABSOLUTELY NOTHING will be voted on: Those hoping for excitement during the April 23 special session at the General…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

Don’t Debate Her. RUN OVER HER.

    Our highly unpopular governor is passing on running for reelection.  Our state’s economy is in the tank.  Our unemployment rate is higher than the national average.  The Tea Party pushed a GOP majority into power in the General Assembly with a clear mandate…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Paul Stam Phil Berger Politics Thom Tillis

NC Legislators end union shakedown of teachers; Democrats & media throw major fit

  On the N&O’s front page, there was a full color photo of some large, angry Hillary Clinton lookalikes from the NC Association of Educators (NCAE) holding signs  that said “We will not be silenced.” (I pity their poor husbands.) The N&O posted a video…

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State Senate GOP blasts Boss Bev on ‘pay to play’

      The state Senate GOP majority issued a blistering release today attacking our state’s buffoonish governor for antics that cost The Tar Heel State jobs: Today Continental Tire announced the company’s plan to build a $500 million facility in South Carolina, creating at…

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Berger: PLEASE don’t cancel 2012 NC Gov election

        I am sure North Carolina Republicans are sitting back and enjoying some rare bad publicity for Madame Governor.   State Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) put out this gem in a statement Wednesday: “In light of Gov. Perdue’s support…