Posted in campaign 2020 Media NCGOP Politics

Cooper: Booze is ‘ESSENTIAL’

    Especially if it’s being peddled via a state-subsidized monopoly:   This week, both Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) announced statewide executive orders for their states regarding policy and practice as our nation deals with the novel…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

Can’t even sell BOOZE right.

Sometimes, it’s NOT as easy as A-B-C.  That’s what state auditor Beth Wood’s latest audit has found: The office in charge of North Carolina’s state-run liquor stores has wasted millions of taxpayer dollars through years of mismanagement, according to an audit released Thursday morning. The…

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Meet Zander, your — um — “New” ABC “Guy”

The state ABC board — an entity that should have been dissolved YESTERDAY  (Why is the state in the alcohol sales business?)  — is getting a familiar faces as its new top dog.   Long-time Surf City mayor Zander Guy — no relation to our…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Free the booze !!!!

(I bet that headline gets some people’s attention on Jones Street.) Yesterday, the Republican revolutionaries convened on the Senate side to mull over the idea of continued government dominance and control over liquor sales. Last year, the revolution loosened up a little and allowed distilleries to…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#ncga: ABC needs to G-O.

As I said earlier, I spent some time over the holiday weekend in the North Carolina mountains.  I hit a few social functions that included some friends who reside in the Charlotte area, as well as in South Carolina.   Amidst the usual holiday get-together…