Posted in Media NC legislature Politics

Misplaced outrage over l’affaire Gerlach

  If you caught NC Spin this week, or read the driveby media,  you saw and heard a whole lot of self-righteous outrage about the events which led to the resignation of interim ECU chancellor Dan Gerlach. Chris Fitzsimon was one of the loudest complainers…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media Moore County Politics Southern Pines

Moore County: Did John McLaughlin commit a ‘Lorna Clack’?

    Some  years ago,  we had a rather pretentious (and awful)  county school board member named Lorna Clack who lost a bid for reelection.  (We like  to think this site had a small part to play in that event. )   At one particular…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NCGOP Politics

Cooper aims LOW at Folwell

  You would think revelations that his transportation department is overspending by $2 billion and possibly broke the law would concern him.   But we’re dealing with a guy who sat in the AG’s office for sixteen years doing absolutely nothing — stumbling into the…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Folwell to Cooper: Fire your DOT secretary!

      This sounds like something that ought to be coming from the state’s alleged conservative party (if they had a communications office worth a damn) or from someone trying to establish himself as North Carolina’s conservative leader and take Roy Cooper’s job (looking…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Richard Burr can’t disappear off the radar fast enough.

  I swear.  Our two US senators are in a neck-and-neck race to the bottom.  Richard Burr knows he’s not running again — or is at least safe for another three years.  So, he’s saying and doing stupid things at break-neck speed — hoping that…

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#ncga: Was COA RINO judge-ette Rep. Darren Jackson’s law partner?

    According to the web site for the law firm of the gentleman from Wake County,  that might be correct:   […] Mr. Jackson is a lifelong resident of eastern Wake County and the father of three children. He and his wife Tina, a Nurse…

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ANOTHER RINO in a black robe?

    The NCGOP is already trying to shove Tamara Barringer down our throats for state Supreme Court.  We’ve already raised our concerns about her.        There’s another nominal Republican out there you need to be aware of —  Judge Donna Stroud on…

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Coastal NC storm damage raises EVEN MORE questions re: solar farms

    Solar goons and their bought-and-paid-for politicians (like Bob Steinburg and Bobby Hanig) like to tell you there’s nothing to fear from all these state-subsidized solar farms being erected all over the countryside.  A little poking-around by Currituck County commissioner Paul Beaumont is telling…

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#ncga: From IndyWeek to senator Berger’s staff

  You never thought you’d see an IndyWeek alum speaking for the “Republican revolution” on Jones Street, eh?  Well,  the Republican House is trying to expand Medicaid.  So WHY shouldn’t Phil Berger hire IndyWeek (and McClatchy) alum Lauren Horsch to speak for him AND the…

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Kay Hagan, RIP.

  We wanted to take a break from the usual combat to extend our heart-felt (believe it or not, we do have them) sympathies to the family of former US senator Kay Hagan.    This site disagreed with her 99.9999999999999999999999999 percent of the time.  And…