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WHO is ‘Public Official A’ ?

  After reading through the indictment of Robin Hayes, Eric Lindberg, et. al., I came across this curious passage:   […] Use of Another Public Official to Contact the COMMISSIONER   Between on or about February1,2018, and on or about February 4, 2018, GRAY and…

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Feds: Hayes conspired to BRIBE, LIED to the FBI

  It’s getting worse, people.  Details from the US attorney’s office are shedding even more light on the accusations against the sitting NCGOP chairman.   Here’s a copy of the indictment against Robin Hayes and three others.     (Proceed carefully,  The details in the…

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Robin Hayes: INDICTED !!!

  It appears there WAS more to the resignation story than falling down and going BOOM or “complications from hip surgery.” Here’s the latest from MISTER Ochsner:   A federal grand jury has indicted multiple people in connection with an ongoing investigation involving donations made…

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And then there were FOUR!

  Robin Hayes’s surprise announcement of his abandonment of a reelection bid as NCGOP chairman has set off a wave of skullduggery, double-crossing and back-stabbing not seen in politics since that whole Ides of March unpleasantness.     Hayes — not seen in public since…

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The perils of not paying close attention to your local school board

  A board of directors is meant to give direction to an  organization’s paid staff.  Not to sit back and wait for the paid staff to tell them what is going to happen.   Unfortunately, the latter is most often the scenario you find in…

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#ncga: Legislatin’ is HAAAAAAARD.

  I know I couldn’t stand it.  All the lying, back-stabbing and outright thievery would produce some hellacious sensory overload.   Seriously, the way the system is currently set up — you can’t afford to be a state legislator unless you are: retired, independently wealthy,…

Posted in campaign 2019 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

NC-03: Hangin’ with Lindsey and Don (and a few hundred others)

  I found this gem on Twitter last night:     In case you didn’t know, Eric Rouse is one of the gaggle of candidates seeking the GOP nomination for the Third Congressional District’s seat in  Congress.   If all you knew was what you…

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Fight The Power! (Just, um, make sure you have a hall pass.)

  The plight of public school teachers has had a lot of sympathy across the political spectrum.  Unfortunately, radical leftists have grabbed the steering wheel and are on the verge of destroying  a lot of that goodwill.     The North Carolina Association of Educators…

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We MUST spend MORE because we, um, CAN’T spend what we already have.

  Makes no sense, right?  But that’s state government — actually, GOVERNMENT — for you.   Democrats and their queen, Roy Cooper, are demanding that we foot the bill for MORE Medicaid spending for even MORE potential recipients.  But, hold the phone.  State auditor Beth…

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Fiscal conservatism, WHERE ARE YOU?

  We’ve come to grips with it being in its death throes in Raleigh.  Let’s see how it’s doing in DC in the Trump era:   The federal government spent $1,822,712,000,000 in the first five months of fiscal 2019, the most it has spent in…