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#ncga: The ghost of Ethics Complaints Past

David Lewis is a powerful man on Jones Street.  He chairs the House Rules Committee and is a bona-fide FOT (Friend of Timmy).  He has a big say as to whether your legislation sees the light of day on the House floor.  (Timmy used to…

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Influence-peddling while Chairing: Dare Co. GOP calls NCGOP’s Hayes on the carpet

NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes’s dual roles as state party chairman AND paid flack for an environmental group has some grassroots Republicans demanding answers.  Leaders in the Dare County Republican Party are accusing Hayes of using his political influence to sabotage a key industry — commercial…

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@Appstate: More cronyism! More ethical lapses!

Okay.  So, deep within the mountain wonderland of Watauga County, we’ve got quite a bit of Raleigh-like antics in motion.   We’ve learned about the upswing in violent crime on the Appalachian State University campus.  We’ve learned about university-blessed campaigns against white males and Trump supporters.  We’ve…

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#ncga: Leadership on ethics NEEDED in Senate

The House is a lost cause.  The ruling cartel in that chamber circles the wagons and protects each other.  I’ve long seen the Senate as the last best hope for conservatism and good government. Though, some recent revelations have me rethinking that. Jerry Tillman.   This…

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Fletcher Hartsell: GUILTY !!!

Cabarrus County’s notorious bearded RINO has entered some guilty pleas in federal court:  Former North Carolina Senator Fletcher Hartsell, who represented Cabarrus County in the legislature for decades, pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns and one count of mail fraud. The plea…

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Ethics, Shmethics: Look who’s stinking up the NC Senate …

Here’s a story I came across:  […] UNCP Chancellor Dr. Robin Gary Cummings and Louisburg President Dr. Mark La Branche signed a memorandum of understanding on the Pembroke campus Friday. The initial agreement allows Louisburg College graduates seeking a degree in Business Administration to make…

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Ethics Roulette: (Am I my brother’s auditor?) It’s ALL IN THE FAMILY at AppState.

It’s pretty clear they have a, um, “different” way of doing things at Appalachian State University.  We told you earlier about the university administrator who oversaw a business transaction between the university AND a private company where he serves as vice-president.   How could that…

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Solar Goons check IN, ethics (legality?) check OUT @ AppState

We’ve seen all kinds of examples of how this young, cash-rich government-subsidized solar industry has corrupted the legislative branch in Raleigh.  Now, we’re starting to see it spray its stink all over an institution of higher learning within our state. Let’s start off with meeting…

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Perp Walk: Corruption allegations, indictment ROCK the state House

The SOUTH CAROLINA state House, that is:  Today Rep Jim Merrill (R-Berkley), who is the Majority Whip in the South Carolina State Legislature was indicted on 30 counts of Ethics Violations with two of those counts being Misconduct in Office. The heart of the indictment…

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Throwing stones in a glass house called ‘party loyalty’

It’s been amusing to hear from all of the College Republicans and their recent alumni taking shots at me in order to please their hero David Lewis.  It’s amazing how much you THINK you know at 22-23 years old.   *It’s amazing that a guy…