Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Mayoral ‘qualifications’

Don’t you just love the empty buzzwords and catchphrases political candidates use in their ads? As an example, let’s look at the campaign of Pinehurst mayoral wannabe Joan Thurman.  Her ad, on the front page of The Pilot’s web site says she is a “long…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics Republicans

Media lets Leftist mouthpieces attack Cain’s 9-9-9 plan

  You can tell who the Left fears the most by looking at who the media attacks the hardest.  McClatchy Newspapers — which owns The N&O and The Charlotte Observer — has one of their correspondents tearing into GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: The Police Department

  I’ve always been a huge booster of law enforcement.  I have a lot of friends who put on badges and strap on their holsters to go to work every day.  That’s what makes it hard to write something critical about the Village of Pinehurst’s…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress DENR Economy Media Obama Politics

Exposing the expensive ‘green jobs’ myth

  Environmentalist rhetoric about the wonder of ‘green’ environmentally-friendly jobs is not matching up to reality.  The Washington Post, not exactly a conservative propaganda rag, has pointed out that, just two years into its existence, BarryO’s green jobs agenda has become an expensive failure: A $38.6…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Campaign 2011: Inside The Pilot’s endorsement deliberations

  Yes, Moore County.  Our thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize winning local newspaper is in the midst of preparing its endorsements for the municipal elections in November.  The paper’s editorial staff has been conducting private interviews with each candidate. (It is interesting that the endorsements are already…

Posted in Economy Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

Alleged MSM trying to take Tillis to the woodshed

  Our state’s alleged mainstream media (MSM) has successfully swept under the rug Boss Bev’s rant (and the supporting audio tape) about suspending elections.  Now, they are focused on beating up state House Speaker Thom Tillis for his remarks on dealing with welfare fraud and…

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

Boss Bev preps for her second taxpayer-funded Asian invasion

        Boss Bev has “The First (hen-pecked) Husband” packing the bags for a big taxpayer-funded trip to Japan and China.  Our buffoonish governor defends her participation in this trip as vital to saving North Carolina’s economy in these troubling times: Governor Beverly…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Southern Pines 2011: NIMBY ticket seeks Town Council majority

  We’ve reported on the Village Action Team-endorsed ticket of Cashion, Fiorillo and Parson in Pinehurst.   Now, in Southern Pines, it appears the hardcore anti-development crowd in Southern Pines is rallying its forces behind the mayoral candidacy of Chris Smithson and the council candidacies…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Southern Pines 2011: Former mayors endorsing David McNeill

A regular reader of this blog called me today.  This person was doing business in downtown Southern Pines when they came across four former mayors of Southern Pines — Jane Clark, Frank Quis, Mike Fields, and Alex Bowness — posing together for a photograph. With…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

Meet the puppetmasters pulling the strings of the ‘Occupy’ movement

    The allegedly mainstream media has been trying to paint the Occupy Wall Street, Occupy DC, Occupy Raleigh, etc.  movements as spontaneous acts of taxpayer frustration.  The Fayetteville Observer may have screwed up that plan with its coverage of  THIRTY people turning out Thursday…