Posted in Media Politics

#MSMFAIL: editors need refresher on the whole singular v. plural thing

    For the second time this week, I’ve come across a MSM headline that indicates there might be some real confusion in newsrooms about this whole singular and plural thing.  Earlier this week, we got stories about “Civil Rights Leaders” getting upset about the…

Posted in Congress Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans

STILL WAITING FOR THAT CONSERVATIVE REVOLUTION: NC, national GOP throwing limited government under the bus

In 2010, we were told a conservative revolution was sweeping North Carolina AND the country.  In 2012, we were told conservatism was on the rise — with the election of a new GOP  lt. governor, governor, and expanded majorities in the legislature. Fast forward to…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

RNC missing the boat with its “autopsy”

      The mainstream media is chattering away about this party “remake”  report issued by a group of establishment Republicans.  The report regurgitates a lot of the same things we’ve heard from MSNBC talking heads:  the party offends women and minorities, is insensitive to…

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Sequesteria: It’s the end of the world as we know it (AND I FEEL FINE)

    The other day, Walter Jones, Jr. was babbling about Dick Cheney roasting in hell.  My nominees for that particular “honor” are the members of the news media and politicians — from BOTH PARTIES — who have been lying and playing on people’s fears…

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NC’s MSM: seething over GOPer’s Facebook, yawning over Elaine M’s video of love for OWS

OK. Let’s see if we an follow this “logic.”  Someone who dares to question the current system of government-funded day care is unfit to serve in any capacity related to said subject in state government.  But a senior state official, caught on video, praising the…

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My two cents (or so) on all of this immigration talk

      We’ve got all kinds of folks at the federal and state level opining on this issue.  (Never mind the anemic economic growth, the smothering bureaucracy, and the record unemployment.)  I’m of two minds about the issue of immigration.  On one hand, I…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics South Carolina

South Carolina state government politics: a peek into NC’s future?

    A lot of GOP activists in North Carolina are talking about how great it will be to have a Republican governor AND legislature in Raleigh after 2012.  Well, South Carolina Republicans already have that. Check out South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s Twitter feed…

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GOP-controlled U.S. House: more debt in 15 months than in ALL of the first 97 Congresses COMBINED

      It took nearly 200 years for previous Congresses to do what John Boehner, Eric Cantor and the rest of the Honorables have managed to do in 15 months:  amass $1.59 trillion in debt.   Before the sputtering starts about how  “Harry Reid…

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The Ruling Class’s ‘Shiny objects’ strategy for campaign 2012

“Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.  [ …]   We won’t get fooled again.” —  The Who It’s often been said that you can get the attention of — or distract — puppies, kittens and babies by dangling shiny objects in front…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

L’affaire Laroque has a surprise ending (Raleigh ruling class breathes collective sigh of relief)

Embattled state legislator — and Richard Morgan disciple — Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston) went down to defeat in last night’s GOP state House primary.   The margin of 54 votes was close enough for a recount.  But LaRoque went ahead and conceded — an unusual move…