Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Broad Street businessman blasts SP mayoral candidate Smithson

Bob Levy is one of the nicest, most mild-mannered people you’ll ever meet.  He has been a real unifying force — relative to past chairs — during his tenure as Moore County’s Republican Party chairman.  It’s usually pretty tough to get Mr. Levy to lose…

Posted in Economy Moore County

An economics lesson for Nick Picerno

I read the item in today’s Pilot about County Commissioner Nick Picerno’s  concern about gas prices in Moore County with one part amusement and one part dismay: Nick Picerno wants to know what some people mean when they refer to a Moore County gas tax….

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

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…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Education Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government Politics Republicans

Tillman: Leftists playing games with school $$$ numbers

State senator Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph), the #2 Republican in the state senate and likely Moore County’s next representative in that body, is taking leftist political activists to task for their rhetoric on state education appropriations.  Tillman, a former schools administrator, ought to know what he…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Media Politics

You gotta LOVE Google …

      My old pal Google also turned up this questionnaire  Nancy Fiorillo filled out during her 2009 campaign for the village council.  In the document, Fiorillo expresses enthusiastic support for the controversial NewCore development in Old Town Pinehurst as well as for the…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Media Moore County Politics

Nancy WHO?

          Via our friends at Google, we found this interesting blog entry from 2oo8 on The Greensboro News & Record web site: Stage name or pseudonym? If you look up Guilford County’s recently-named interim planning director, Nancy Roy, you might find a…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics

999? NO, that is NOT the area code for Raleigh

Presidential candidate Herman Cain, currently leading in the polls in North Carolina, is getting a lot of attention for his 9-9-9 tax plan.  (I can just hear the leftists calling it the sign of the beast doing a headstand.) FreedomWorks, an influential think tank within…

Posted in Economy

Steve Jobs, Rest In Peace

I agree with the characterization of Steve Jobs as our generation’s Thomas Edison.  Like Edison, Jobs helped spawn revolutionary technology that has had a major effect on our society. iPods and iTunes are pretty much responsible for changing the way we listen to music —…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics Republicans

Cain takes aim at rabble-rousers on Wall Street

    Businessman Herman Cain, currently leading in the GOP presidential primary polls in North Carolina, is firing a shot across the bow at the far-left “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York: Unemployed Wall Street protesters only have themselves to blame for lacking a job, so…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics

Dependence Nation

      This is a stunning headline from our friends at The Wall Street Journal: “Nearly Half of U.S. Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefit.” Families were more dependent on government programs than ever last year. Nearly half, 48.5%, of the population lived in…