Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Calling the Guv’s bluff: LIVE from Raleigh — It’s The Council of State.

    Most people don’t know much about The Council of State.  It is a state government body composed of all of the state officials who are elected statewide —  governor, lt. governor, auditor, attorney general, secretary of state, DPI superintendent, treasurer, and the commissioners…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Your guide for Tuesday’s voting (part 1)

Ok, here it comes.  Lots of people have been asking for my thoughts on the primaries.  Some of this will be preaching to the choir.  Some will spark some debate.  But hey, you know I never have — and never will be — accused of…

Posted in Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Things that make you go HMMMM: The Council of State and THAT ‘indebtedness’ vote

              Most of the news about the Council of State meeting this week focused on  the Dorothea Dix hullaballoo.  But if you read a little further into the meeting agenda, you noticed a proposal from state treasurer Janet Cowell…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

The importance of those Council of State races

During big election years, people get excited about the candidates for president, governor, and Congress.  But when the conversation turns to races like Secretary of State, Secretary of Labor, and Superintendent of Public Instruction,  eyes glaze over, yawns break out, and looks of confusion take…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

The Council of State: A veritable rogues gallery

For those of us beside ourselves with the wretched excesses, arrogance and corruption in state government and seeking some way to vent our frustration / anger,  the November elections for the Council of State seats are rife with targets. The presidential and gubernatorial races in…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Is a Republican governor REALLY all that necessary?

It would be nice to have someone with a (R) next to their name residing in that big pretty house on Blount Street.  But what if that person with the (R) next to their name is not really all that big of a fan of…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

You want ’em. We got ’em. POLLS !!!!!!!!!!

Public Policy Polling has put out their latest numbers on the statewide races in North Carolina.  In the governor’s race, their numbers are tracking pretty close to what Rasmussen Reports recently put out. Rasmussen showed Pat McCrory (R) leading Walter Dalton (D) 46-41 with 10%…