An independent Senator could sit in the GOP caucus and vote for Republican leaders to control the SenateSupporters of Thom Tillis are heard to say that it is important that North Carolina elect him rather than Kay Hagan because Hagan would insure Harry Reid continuing and if Tillis is elected, along with Republicans from five other states, then the Democrats would lose majority control of the Senate. That argument simply is not true....more >>
Nicole Revels has done a terrific job of reporting on a little noted controversy that has great importance to DownEast. Her latest report can be read here:<blockquote>Earlier this year...more >>
Law enforcement officials who have consistently violated our Fourth Amendment rights are reported to be upset because Apple and Google are working on proteting the privacy of their cell phone users....more >>
AgentPierceSaidBut other than THAT, Mrs Kenan; how was your trip to Greenville? ..... As compared to (1) Honest Abe's evening at Ford's Theater and/or (2) George Custer's picnic on The Little Big Horn ??
Viewed in the context of a Post Marvin's Tweet historical perspective....more >>
It took a bunch of college professors to get the Elite Media's attention on what most of us already knew: Michelle Obama os a hypocritical elitist who does not practice what she preaches....more >>
Barack Obama has already lost two wars, one in Iraq at nd the other in Afghanistan. He is now headed for Number Three. This one against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. It is doomed to fail....more >>
Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield, writing at the Heritage Foundation last week issue a report assessing the 50 years of the liberal "War on Poverty." Bottom line: The war has been lost....more >>
D'ya think?Why don't you and them go fight??
Our intrepid Secretary of State didn't want to call going after ISIS a war. If it was a war the DOD would seem to be the more sensible organization to be running it....more >>
Governor McCrory announced last week that he would be proposing a huge bond issue for building roads, or more accurately "funding the transportation plan" which contains much more other than roads and bridges....more >>
Somebody quick! Tell us again what the difference is between Democrats and Republicans in Washington. See:
House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D....more >>
Daily HaymakerThere's still more bad news for Thom Tillis. His base is deserting him. Brant Clifton reviews the latest Fox News poll and reports:
We posted earlier about the Fox News poll of this race....more >>
Lets hope the SBOE does a better job on this than on Sen. HartsellCivitas files election complaint with the State Board of Elections over campaign finance reports filed by a left-wing environmental group that has been attacking Sen. Bill Cook, among others....more >>
We have the video of the September 15, 2014 Chocowinity Planning Board meeting at which the board approved recommending the permitting of a solar farm on a tract of land zoned Residential off of Bragaw Lane in Chocowinity....more >>
We have said numerous times that the greatest threat to our nation and our individual liberties is the threat special interests present to our form of government. Our Founding Fathers realized this threat and put into place specifc safeguards, most of which have long since been bastardized....more >>
AgentPierceSaidWith all the buzz lately about "abusive" NFL football players we are reminded of the story told that former Georgia Lester (The Axe) Maddox once said when the Legislature was debating "prison reform": "If you want better prisons, you're going to have to send me better prisoners....more >>
Let us hope our county commissioners will get ahead of the curve on itThis is Big. It could be really big. NCCivitas reports:
A new study released this week shows that North Carolina would create nearly 30,000 jobs and billions in expanded economic output if offshore oil and gas production were to be allowed in the Atlantic Ocean....more >>
Will share services, best practices while retaining independent structure, governance and identityhree leading health systems in North Carolina will be working together to improve quality and affordability for patients across the state. Vidant Health in Greenville, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem and WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh are forming a shared services operating company that will allow the organizations to gain benefits of scale while maintaining current governance and independence....more >>
We recently published a report that showed that all of the net job growth in North Carolina since 2000 went to immigrants....more >>
You know you're in trouble when "she's worse than him" is what your campaign is running onThe Establishment Republicans told us all during the spring primary season that Thom Tillis was THE ONE to retire Kay Hagan. Grassroots Republicans didn't buy that argument then and they are buying it now....more >>
The Hagan-Tillis election could change the landscapeSeptember 15, 2014 With control of the upper chamber on the line, this year's North Carolina Senate race has a gravitational pull all its own in the political world.
But while Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and GOP candidate Thom Tillis—and a legion of outsiders—are locked in a pitched campaign, many political insiders in the Tar Heel State are looking ahead to 2016, when Republican Sen....more >>
The National Federation of Independent Business, North Carolina's leading small-business association, has endorsed Sen. Bill Cook in the Senate 1 race.
The endorsement was made by NFIB/North Carolina SAFE (Save America's Free Enterprise) Trust, which is comprised exclusively of NFIB members....more >>
A Libertarian's Library
Or: What is wrong with this nation todayThis article abundantly explains the travesty the People of Beaufort County have been subjected to by our current County Commission's Gang of Four as well as what Vidant Health Systems is doing to Eastern North Carolina. It also explains what we think is the greatest threat to our liberties that exists today. It is not terrorists or foreign powers, but rather special interest control of our government at all levels in this nation....more >>
From The RightTime to do away with Political Correctness
• An Army dad attempts to enter a school to help his daughter adjust her schedule of classes. He is refused entry because he was in military uniform and it might offend some students
• CBS pulls an ad from a realtor that simply has a 4-5 year old girl reciting the Pledge of Allegiance with her hand over her heart....more >>
D'ya think?Let's go (Partway) to War
The Anointed One Challenges Syria with a red line in the sand and when that doesn't seem to be achieving anything, he asks Congress for authority to "go after" them....more >>
"Elections Have Consequences"
This was the response from the Anointed One to Eric Cantor just after the inauguration in 2009. The entire statement was; "Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won....more >>
D'ya think?Tax Inversions
We have been hearing a lot about tax inversions lately. According to a NY Times article by Josh Barro published on 8/9/14, tax inversion is "... a tax avoidance maneuver in which an American company is acquired by a smaller foreign competitor, allowing it to move its tax residency abroad while keeping most of its operations in the United States....more >>
On Friday morning September 5th US Congressman Walter Jones released through his chief of staff a resounding endorsement for Mattie Lawson for NC House of Representatives for District 6....more >>
From The RightWe are all aware that former Vice President Al Gore was awarded jointly the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. It was given to him and the International Panel on Climate Change for their work on Climate Change....more >>
From The RightPresident Obama has often lectured others to the fact "Words have Consequences". What he fails to realize or admit, so do actions or inactions. As with people, a nation is known by its words and actions....more >>
D'ya think?We hear the Anointed and a lot of his Dem cohorts talking about the need to "invest" in our infrastructure.(i.e. spend money on their pet projects). A great many of the things that the Anointed One talks about "investing in" are roads, bridges and the like - funded from the gas tax....more >>
Warren was right on "economic development" and he's right on the jailWarren Smith is at it again. As he did on the economic development boondoggle--some would say "fraud"--dumped on the taxpayers of Beaufort County, he has now done his homework on the cost of a new jail....more >>
Could Beaufort County be another Ferguson, Missouri?
Warren Meyer has posted in his Coyote Blog the information below that should cause those of us in Beaufort County to ask: "Do we have a similar situation in Beaufort County?" We here at the Observer don't pretend to know. But what we do know is that the justice system does a powerful job of trying to keep us from knowing....more >>
Cajun language and culture are rich for many reasons that I talked about in my January column. One of them is that the sense of humor and friendliness of Cajuns are such that even insults are delivered with a twinkle in the eye....more >>
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 >> |