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The Second Coming of John Edwards

Those of us who are old enough remember the 1998 US Senate race.  Incumbent Republican Lauch Faircloth was facing off against a blow-dried, relatively-unknown ambulance chaser from Raleigh named John Edwards. Faircloth ran a horrible campaign.  Edwards, of course, was coddled by the drivebys, who…

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The demons of the 1960s resurrected

The godawful disgrace in Dallas   got me thinking about a discussion I had not long ago with a friend who served in the Army during Vietnam.  He went overseas into the war zone itself AND found himself within a war zone over here. The Black…

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Study: Solar subsidies = higher power bills (*Surprise!*)

We’ve got an army of lobbyists all over Jones Street lining pockets with cash to protect “alternative energy mandates.”  We’ve got a guy in Charlotte with too much time and apparently money burning a hole in his pocket trying to turn the state and national…

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North Carolina state taxing and spending by the numbers

As the election season gears up, the phony statistics and the excrement are really going to be flying.  We decided to head some of that off by injecting some interesting, hard data into the discussion.   Revenues.   North Carolina has been more prolific than…

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Monkey Business Report: Dems pushing for expanded early voting + Sunday voting

At least, in Moore County.  On June 27, the Moore County board of elections heard a presentation from Democrat-affiliated interests proposing FIVE early voting sites that will even be open and running on Sundays.   A decision on the proposal could come Monday, July 11,…

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Thilli$$$$ ready to team with Schumer & tha’ boys for some good ol’ “Gang of Eight” amnesty

It killed Marco Rubio’s presidential ambitions.  The GOP base doesn’t want it.  But so many of the “smart” people in DC, on both sides of the aisle, are ready to sock it to us with amnesty. We had ThomT pegged as an amnesty man early…

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#ncga: Drugs, David Lewis and DEMOCRATS. (Oh, my.)

House leadership HATESsssssssss  Rep. Justin Burr.    It’s easy to understand why.  He’s a smug little guy who will not shut up when he’s told to do so.  Burr used to be part of the club.  But various and sundry infighting put him on the…

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American politics: A stinking cesspool where rules and laws are meant for the little, less-connected people

My thoughts about the FBI director’s press conference on Hillary’s email server?  He looked like a guy who was told to go out there and do what he’s told if he knows what’s good for him. If you listened to him carefully, and read between…

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A witch and a monkey: The worst of NC’s political driveby media, or The freakin’ Wizard of Oz? (You make the call.)

In 2013, we BUSTED WRAL’s Mark “Binky” Binker for running with an utter fabrication about the late senator Martin Nesbitt allegedly calling then-DHHS secretary Aldona Wos a ‘witch.’  NO ONE — not named Binker — could find any actual evidence it happened.  Yet, WRAL never…

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#ncga: MINE is bigger than yours.

The 2016 session of the North Carolina General Assembly went out with a bang this past week.  And it had everything to do with egos. It appears the GOP leadership in each chamber is not playing very nice with their respective  counterparts in the other…