Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Poet-gate and the sad state of media and politics in North Carolina

Well, the testosterone-challenged crowd in the McClatchy newsrooms have claimed the scalp of a poor, defenseless woman who made the horrific “mistake” of allowing Gov, Pat to appoint her poet laureate.  They’re against any and all military actions when our national security is threatened, but…

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A drive-by media Panic Attack over the Poet Laureate

Our Medicaid system is trying to break the bank.  The board of elections is swamped with vote fraud complaints.  An audit of a powerful state senator’s finances has mysteriously disappeared.  The Coastal Resources Commission is actively defying the General Assembly and blocking the appointment of…

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Sound the alarm: The “poetry community” is rankled. That’s right. Rankled.

The testosterone-deprived newsroom at McClatchy Central in Raleigh is up in arms.  Gov. Pat picked a new poet laureate and did not bother to consult with them or any of their artsy-fartsy Prius driving, latté-sipping, patchouli-munching comrades:  Poet laureate is a coveted position in North…