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Once again, Tim Lea is pummeled by some pesky FACTS

    Tim Lea stepped down from his seat on the Moore County board of commissioners this year after serving two terms.  Lea spent much of his first term in office as an easy YES-vote for a majority bloc that apparently could not say NO…

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Is the NC Senate large enough to accommodate Tim Lea AND his ego?

        A smattering of politicos showed up in Carthage Tuesday night to say goodbye to county commissioner Tim Lea at his last board meeting.  Lea is retiring after two four-year terms.  I am*sure* his decision had *NOTHING* to do with his razor-thin…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Mayor Pat Comes to town: Timmy & Larry & George reunite

  Someone in the Moore County Republican Men’s Club has quite a sense of humor. The membership and the who’s-who of the county GOP establishment turned out in force to hear from the man most see as the next governor of North Carolina.  As expected,…

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 Media Moore County Politics

The Pilot’s county govt coverage: All Timmy, All the Time

  By reading the work of staff writer John Lentz in our Bavarian Goat Farmer Association Award-winning thrice weekly local newspaper, you might think that Tim Lea is the only Moore County commissioner who ever shows up at meetings and the only one who ever…

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Tim Lea’s 2012 rhetoric doesn’t match up with his record

    Facts can be an inconvenient thing for politicians.  Most like to say whatever will please the crowd right in front of them AT THAT MOMENT.  The introduction of The Internet — and Google — into our culture helped make it a lot easier…

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.) …

Posted in Campaign 2012 Moore County Politics

The Pilot’s county government coverage goes from BAD to WORSE

        I thought it would be hard for The Pilot to put someone worse than Florence Gilkeson on the county government beat.  But there is a new king of bad reporting in The Pilot newsroom, and his name is John Lentz.  King…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Timmy and his fertile imagination keep stirring up trouble

      A local politico — and faithful reader of this site — forwarded to me an email Moore County commissioner Tim Lea sent to him and several other  political figures around Moore County.  The Lea email included a link to a story in…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Tim Lea & the gays: #HATING on fast food

I don’t know what it is about fast food.  The gays are in the midst of an attack on Chick-fil-A.  Moore County commissioner Tim Lea is going all-out against Bojangles’ exploratory real estate inquiries in Carthage. Our local  three-time Pulitzer nominated newspaper has been documenting…