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Campaign 2017: Golf gloves are coming OFF in Pinehurst

Things are generally very cordial here in our little corner of paradise. Rolling green fairways.  Mild weather.  Little to no crime.  Neighbors that offer a friendly ‘how-do’ when you pass by.  Local elections here are normally quiet affairs.  Folks are polite. After all, they WILL…

Posted in Moore County Politics

Moore media’s hard sell of “Moral Monday”

We’ve got a unique situation here in Moore County.  We are one of the most reliably Republican counties in the state.  Yet, our only local paper is owned and operated by the same Democrat operatives who owned and operated The Raleigh News & Observer for…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Southern Pines paper’s op-ed editor upset about presence of so many military in the area

        Steve Bouser, editor of our world-class, multiple Nobel Prize and Lambda Award-winning thrice  twice-weekly local newspaper here in Moore County recently had a meltdown, which he documented in the pages of his money-bleeding publication: In what passes for “rush hour” in…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Tillman Time: WEEB radio shows The Pilot how this news reportin’ stuff is DONE

  We’ve got an interesting dilemma here in Moore County.  Our local paper is owned and operated by veteran Democrat Party fundraisers and strategists.  This ownership group perfected its, ahem, craft for decades at The Raleigh News & Observer.  After selling out for an extremely…

Posted in Media Moore County NC legislature Politics

BluePrintNC, The Mad Blinker & The Pilot team up to smear Senator Tillman

I am sure many of you have been keeping up with the whole BlueprintNC scandal —  a bunch of lefty non-profits scheming about “eviscerating” North Carolina Republican leaders.  It now appears that this nastiness has made its way to Southern Pines and Moore County. The…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Ugly Power Grabs vs. PRETTY ONES

    Our local paper — the first and only lesbian-owned and -operated thrice weekly Nobel Prize-nominated community paper in The Carolinas — is beside itself about those dastardly Republicans in Raleigh. Specifically, the newsroom’s ire is aimed at legislation —  currently moving on Jones…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Lefty media moaning about constitutional “clutter”

              The editorial page of our multiple Hershel Walker Peace & Justice Award-winning local newspaper is apparently NOT a big fan of amendments to the North Carolina Constitution: The Republicans in control of the N.C. General Assembly are trying…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Renee Ellmers’s Moore County problem

The Second Congressional District’s incumbent representative seems to be doing her best to ruin the gift horse delivered to her during redistricting.  The “honorables” on Jones Street handed  Renee Ellmers a highly-conservative district on a silver platter at the end of the redistricting process. It…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

EVEN MORE STUFF Timmy and John Lentz won’t tell you …

If you count on The Pilot as your main source of news in Moore County, I truly feel sorry for you.  For the most part, the newsroom’s modus operandi has sunk to taking dictation from politicos with agendas.  You’re often getting a twisted version of…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County Politics

Guzzling Timmy’s kool-aid in The Pilot’s newsroom

      Very few people outside of The Pilot’s newsroom take county commissioner Tim Lea seriously. That became crystal clear in the 2008 GOP primaries, when Lea barely eked out a victory against an unknown underfunded challenger.  (He was saved by the absentee ballots.) …