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Beaufort County headed for another "Build It And They Will Come" boondoggle?

The guys in the OCCC (Ole Codgers Coffee Club) have finally figured out why Al Klemm is leaving the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners. Try as he might, he could not figure out a way to make the VOA site into an industrial park....more >>
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D'ya think?

Green energy

Green Energy The money we spend on our pursuit of so called "green energy" seems to know no bounds. Are you ready to be outraged?? If so, read on... In April 2011 The Department of Energy announced a $1....more >>
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From The Right

The Consequences of being caught in a Deception

Any government elected official is only as effective as his or her word. Develop a pattern of deception or outright lying to the Public and you have lost your ability to effectively govern....more >>
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Southern Reflections

Taking care of business at home

Taking Care of Business at Home Recent election results have riveted our attention on the national scene. What with the threat of ISIS, 5 Million illegals being added to our employment roles, NSA using fake towers to spy on our cell phones and an assortment of other government orchestrated scandals, students of politics should be having a busy and interesting season....more >>
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House GOP selects new leadership team

Brant Clifton has the "inside story" of the election of a new NC House Leadership team:
A rightward shift. That's how two sources – who both had votes in today's leadership vote — described the final results to me....more >>
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Which justices are in play in the new ObamaCare case?

ObamaCare is headed back to the Supreme Court. Many legal scholars expect the outcome this time to be different. Michael Dorf, writing at Justia Verdict has an interesting, albeit esoteric for Legal Eagles, discussion of the issues that will be presented to the Court and how it may handle them....more >>

Sen. Sessions reacts to Obama's illegal amnesty

Even Obama said it was illegal...before he had a reason to ignore that fact

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) writes in USA Today:
Americans defeated President Obama's disastrous amnesty plans both in Congress and at the voting booth. Tonight, President Obama defied an entire nation and declared that he will impose his rejected amnesty through the brute force of executive order....more >>
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JLF promotes Swanson to president and CEO as 25th anniversary approaches

There are changes happening at North Carolina's premier conservative "think tank," the John Locke Foundation. Here's the recent press release announcing those changes:
As the John Locke Foundation prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary with new programs and initiatives, the free-market think tank is also announcing the promotion of Executive Vice President Kory Swanson to the post of president and CEO....more >>
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Video gaming loses a big one

The video gaming/gambling business in North Carolina lost a big one Tuesday (11-18-14) when the Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that two operators' conviction of violating the recently revised state law were valid....more >>
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Obama is about to commit an act of constitutional infamy

Peter Wehner, writing at commentarymagazine.com offers the following on Obama coming Executive Order on immigration:
The president will present his case on behalf of his forthcoming executive order on amnesty tomorrow at 8 p....more >>
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An Open Letter to the Board of Commissioners from Warren Smith

The following Open Letter was sent to us by Warren Smith upon his submitting it to the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners:
Commissioners: The Pew Trust anticipates a 1% decrease in NC prison inmates over the next 4 years....more >>
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Beaufort GOP changes chairmen

There was a changing of the guard at the regular monthly meeting of the Beaufort County Republican Executive Committee November 18, 2014. Proctor Kidwell tendered his resignation as County Chairman and the Committee elected Keith Kidwell to replace him....more >>
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The real reason ISIS takes hostages and beheads them

The civilized world has been horrified by the video of Muslim extremists beheading Americans and other nations' citizens. Moreover, anyone who has kept up with what has happened to our service men and women who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as those who fought in Vietnam know that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Syndrome is a very real artifact of modern warfare....more >>
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Burr votes to allow NSA to continue to spy on Americans

N. C.'s Republican Senator Richard Burr voted against reigning in the NSA spying on Americans. Here's how Roll Call.com reports yesterday's (11-18-14) action
An effort backed by the Obama administration to overhaul the NSA's controversial surveillance activities died in the Senate Tuesday....more >>
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GOP strategy to block Obama's executive amnesty is beginning to emerge

Matthew Boyle, writing at Brietbart.com reviews the developing story of how the Republicans may try to block Obama's Executive Action Amnesty. He reports:
A clearer picture of the strategy Republicans in both the House and the Senate will use to stop President Barack Obama's planned executive amnesty in government funding bills is beginning to emerge....more >>
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Smug Obama administration duped the public

Charles Lipson, writing in the Chicago Tribune says:
The viral video of the week, at least among policy wonks, shows one of Obamacare's key architects saying that the health care law passed only because the administration deceived the public....more >>
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ECU audit shows they're doing much better financially than most of the families in their service area

Meanwhile, disgruntled faculty whine about those Terrible Republicans

The State Auditor's Office has released its 2014 financial audit of East Carolina University. You can review the entire report by ...more >>
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Americans are losing their personal freedom faster than most nations

From the Washington Examiner we have confirmation of what we have been saying for the last few years….our personal liberties are being stolen from us, one bit at the time. Now a new study confirms it....more >>
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The case for impeachment of B. H. Obama

Andrew McCarthy, writing in National Review.com, explains why Barack Obama should be impeached:
In writing Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment, I had a purpose: Explain that the capacity of Congress to oust a lawless president is central to the Framers' design of our governing system....more >>
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A year ago Obama said it was illegal to do what he now proposes to do

There is strong opposition to the approach Barack Obama is planning to take on immigration. It is coming from none other than….well, Barack Obama. Only a year ago. The New York Times is reporting:
President Obama is poised to ignore stark warnings that executive action on immigration would amount to "violating our laws" and would be "very difficult to defend legally....more >>
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Will the election end Beaufort's cartel politics?

The elections are over. Now the fun begins, if you can call it fun. Observers of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners are watching to see how the board changes. Here's how we see things shaping up....more >>
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There's still fat in the state budget

When we talk about government waste, it's important to remember that some of this state spending is about attractive projects … that nevertheless aren't core functions of government, and that can and should be supported by voluntary patrons and donors....more >>

No, the People are not stupid. They voted overwhelmingly to kill ObamaCare and the Jail/Courthouse. Those who now vote best realize it, or therein will lie the stupidity.

Burke Beu is a pretty ordinary American. He holds no high office. He works as a counselor in a social service agency. Read that as he is, at his core, a liberal. He is a lifelong Democrat....more >>
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The militarization of law enforcement--A case of the cure being worse than the disease.

This article is an older post (2-18-14) that has gone viral on the internet. On 5-9-14 it was ranked 77 of 268,000 articles on the topic by Google. It has been viewed over one million times, most of which came after it rolled off our home page, indicating that the traffic was being driven by links from other websites. Most of those websites are gun related websites. Clearly this topic generates a tremendous amount of interest, both in linked-to's and in page views....more >>
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