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Pinehurst 2011: GAME OVER for Ginsey?

Moore County’s thrice-weekly Pulitzer Prize winning local newspaper endorsed the candidacies of Mark Parson and John Cashion for Pinehurst Village Council this week.  Incumbent mayor Ginsey Fallon, stepping down to run for a council seat this year, was overheard by one of my spies commenting…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Deficit spending or not?

  According to the website Investorwords.com, the definition of deficit spending is: the amount by which a government, company, or individual’s spending exceeds its income over a particular period of time. Mayoral candidate John Marcum has accused village government of  “deficit spending” by an average of $1 million for the last three years — a…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Vacation $$$ for Pinehurst village workers

  According to village government financials, dated 6/30/11 (page 12), the budget included a long term liability for “accumulated vacation” totaling $558,806.. “That is what you would have to pay out if every village government employee resigned today, and asked for their vacation pay,” explained…

Posted in Economy Education Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

NC Teacher Job Loss Misinformation

      The Raleigh-based Civitas Institute has released an interesting study that contradicts the spin from leftists and their media comrades about those mean ol’ Republicans and their state budget cuts: An August 31st   press release by the Department of Public Instruction declared that this fall, the…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Andy’s 8-year contract and a NEW police chief

Mayoral candidate John Marcum has made an issue of Pinehurst government having three managers.  He and his campaign have noted that manager Andy Wilkison has an EIGHT-YEAR contract paying him — in salary and benefits —  “more than the governor of North Carolina.” A village…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

WHO ARE YOU? I’m Bob Etheridge, and I’m BACK !!!

    The guy most closely associated with the question “Who Are You?”  — besides Roger Daltrey — appears to be putting out feelers on the question of a congressional comeback: Former Rep. Bob Etheridge is in Washington today as part of a recruiting class…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Politics

Campaign 2012: GAME OVER for Congressman Miller

  Yes, Congressman Brad Miller (D, NC-13), that is the sound of a very large woman singing. Miller, of Raleigh, has been trying hard to establish himself as the most liberal white man representing our state in Washington.  Brad Miller was a state senator chairing…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics Republicans

The new Texas Hold-’em: “I’ll see your 9-9-9, and raise you 20”

      GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, seeing the popularity of Herman Cain’s flat tax proposal, has introduced a similar idea in a Wall Street Journal op-ed: The folks in Washington might not like to hear it, but the plain truth is the U.S….

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government

Creative jurisprudence 101

        The abortion lobby, worried about the effect of a new NC state law on their government cash cow,  shopped around and found a federal judge to say what they wanted her to say: A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the most…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

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