Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers Walter Jones

Tell me again why we tossed Bob Etheridge …

    Renee Ellmers came into office  with a lot of promise. She campaigned as a die-hard conservative and embraced the Tea Party, which played a big role in her upset win over incumbent Bob (Who Are You?) Etheridge. The New York Times publishes a…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Power AND Arrogance

  I’ve come across two recent examples of just how haughty, condescending, and arrogant some incumbents on the Pinehurst Village Council have become. Exhibit A:  A group called Concerned Citizens of Pinehurst has teamed with WEEB  Talk Radio 990 to host a mayoral forum at…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Politics Walter Jones

Frank Palombo (R) for Congress

Congressman Walter Jones’s (RINO-NC) best friend, kooky presidential candidate Ron Paul, has come out to condemn the “assassination” of terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki: Paul said al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic cleric suspected of involvement in several terror plots, should have been afforded a trial as an American…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Media Politics

The N&O newsroom goes into overdrive to rehab Boss Bev

The newsroom at The Raleigh News & Observer appears to have taken over for Boss Bev’s war-weary Damage Control Team, which has been put through pure hell by their boss over recent weeks. Longtime N&O columnist and Establishment suck-up Rob Christensen chimed in today to…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst 2011: Thurman & Fiorillo ducking, hiding and playing it safe

An item in today’s Pilot says two of the three candidates for mayor of Pinehurst are refusing to participate in a candidate forum scheduled for this Tuesday evening. Incumbent village council members Joan Thurman and Nancy Fiorillo say they won’t be there Tuesday night because…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Is Pinehurst’s ruling clique breaking up?

For years, Pinehurst politics has been dominated by a close circle of residents centered around SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™ and his wife Cindy.   Now that the voters have removed those two from public office, their disciples appear to be parting ways.   The Morgans were  quite good…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Economy Politics

Lapins right on the money on Pinehurst Post Office

The U.S. Post Office is struggling mightily, right along with the rest of us, during these terrible economic times.  Hamstrung by the demands of the postal workers union and an ever-growing list of regulations from the federal government,  the public-private organization is short on solutions…

Posted in Campaign 2011 Moore County Politics

Pinehurst Council candidate touts his local ties, business background

Pinehurst village council candidate John Strickland has taken his campaign to The Internet with a Facebook page and an information-laden web site. Like mayoral candidate John Marcum,  Strickland is touting his own long ties to the village. According to his campaign web site, Strickland is:…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics

The Left: 1st black president is RACIST

      Glenn Beck said it, and got berated.  Now, Barry’s leftist comrades are turning on him for recent comments he made out on the campaign trail: Facing an uproar from President Obama’s most loyal base of supporters, the White House on Thursday rejected claims that Mr. Obama stereotyped…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress NCGOP Politics Republicans Walter Jones

Walter Jones has worn out his welcome

I used to be impressed with the 3rd congressional district’s Walter Jones (RINO).   While serving in the state legislature as a Democrat, he frequently broke with the leftist majority in his caucus on key votes.  He lost to Democrat Eva Clayton in a primary…