Posted in Media Politics

Blinky makes HOW MUCH?

You can’t get away from it.  He’s on WRAL TV and radio bashing “the rich.”  Talking about how selfish “they” are and how MORE of “their” money needs to be confiscated from them. He’s on Tom Campbell’s piddly TV show each week (aired typically at…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: From Greensboro N&R driveby to Blinkin’ Chris groupie

Those of you in The Triad may know Joe Killian.  He’s covered politics for aeons with The Greensboro News & Record.   His “reporting” during the 2014 US Senate race looked and sounded a lot like an audition to be Kay Hagan’s mouthpiece — if…

Posted in Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

“Real” vs. ”unreal” journalists: One heck of a slippery slope

It’s weird to find myself on the same side as blinkin’ Chris and his comedy web site: Education reporter Lindsay Wagner was kicked out of a North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) annual meeting today, a press event listed on McCrory’s public schedule that…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

L’affaire LaRoque gets some federal attention

            Sarah Ovaska, at NCPolicyWatch, has been on top of the scandal swirling around state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston) since the beginning.  Now, she’s confirmed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has opened an investigation into the matter: The federal…

Posted in Law & Order NC legislature NC State Government

Laroque defamation suit gone, his firm ponies up $17K in fines

        The Raleigh-based leftist group NC Policywatch is staying on top of the ordeal swirling around state Rep. Stephen Laroque (R-Kinston and a close political ally of SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™), which is looking — and smelling — fishier by the day: State Rep. Stephen…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

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…