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Passing the smell test …

I had such high hopes for state Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston).  When he first came to the legislature, he was joined at the hip with former state Rep. Richard Morgan and his sweetheart deal with House Democrats.  LaRoque lost a bruising reelection fight, as did…

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The lies about the debt ceiling increase start to fall apart …

How do you tell when a politician is lying? When their lips are moving.  A lot of politician lips have been flapping during the recent debt ceiling debate — resulting in a lot of lies being broadcast as gospel.  The politicians said we needed to…

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Legislators listening to business people about policies that affect businesses. Oh, the horror …

According to the N&O, and other liberal mouthpieces, the fact that NC state legislators and businesspeople are getting together to talk about legislation means SOMETHING sinister is going on: The American Legislative Exchange Council is holding its annual conference in New Orleans, on the heels…

Posted in Democrats Economy Howard Coble Larry Kissell Media Mike McIntyre Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

Trillions more in debt is GOOD for you. Trust US.

I have to give rare kudos to Democrats Larry Kissell and Mike McIntyre, who voted against the U.S. House deal to raise the federal debt ceiling — even if it might have been for the wrong reasons. Sixth District Republican congressman Howard Coble, who represents…

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Our “leaders” cheer trillions in new debt …

Disgusting.  Just disgusting.  The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved a historic $2.4 trillion increase in the federal debt ceiling.  The “honorables” proceeded to applaud and cheer the vote results.  I never thought I’d see the day where the North Carolina General Assembly was more…

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Not playing the fool on the debt ceiling “deal” …

The Washington politicians have reached a deal on the federal debt ceiling, and — just like Erick Erickson of Redstate.com — I am NOT playing the fool: There are a lot of Republicans tonight willing to play the fool for the GOP in this debt ceiling…

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Dems and the N&O: The sky is STILL falling! Seriously. We swear! (Would we lie to you?)

State Democrats and their allies in the teachers union are STILL trying to beat up on conservatives in the legislature for the budget recently passed by both chambers despite the protests of most of that body’s Democrats and the veto of Madame Governor. It’s the…

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So, Mr. reporter, tell us simple readers about capitalists ….

        I have to admit that I nearly spit out my coffee this morning after reading this “gem” from Fayetteville Observer reporter Michael Futch: Count Billy Ray Taylor among a different breed of industrialists, a contrast to those plant managers who tower…

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Some sanity amid the debt ceiling hysteria …

El Rushbo appears to be THE ONLY ONE out there making sense on this debt ceiling debate: The Republican leadership is operating out of fear.  I want you to think, to transfer that to your personal life, and I want to ask you to consider: …

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A Carolina-blue coup …

Heads were rolling Thursday in Chapel Hill.   UNC football coach Butch Davis had been dismissed Wednesday in the wake of a year long NCAA investigation of the school’s football program.  At a  Thursday press conference, Chancellor Holden Thorp and Athletic Director Dick Baddour discussed…