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Commentary: BOCO politics at its worst

Stan Deatherage calls it the "silly season." Stan is wrong. It is the disgusting season. Within less than twenty-four hours we have seen a disgraceful attack on Eva Buck, candidate for Clerk of Court....more >>
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An open letter to Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and Governor McCrory

More than 30,000 readers read our posts about the Commissioner of Agriculture, with the support of the Governor prohibiting legal permit holders from exercising their right to carry concealed firearms at the State Fair this year....more >>
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Has the time come to fix the problems with the U. S. Constitution?

Seldom does a week go by that we do not see an article in the news that talks about the violation of the U. S. Constitution, most recently by Barack Obama, but if you're really a student of history and government you know that the area of constitutional law that has changed the most since the ratification of the original Constitution is the structure of the federalistic relationship between the states and the national government....more >>
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The time has come that we get serious about protecting our Fourth Amendment rights

The Fourth Amendment says:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized....more >>
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Early voting updates

Early voting in the November 4 election begins today (10-23-14) Here is a schedule for both the main site at the Board of Elections and at the satellite polling places in Belhaven, Aurora and Chocowinity. UPDATE BELOW...more >>
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AgentPierceSaid

If you're not outraged you have not been paying close enough attention

If you're not outraged about what has been going on and UNC-CH you're just not paying attention. Get with it. Read this:
The name "Deborah Crowder" has transcended the borders of UNC's "Great Unpleasantness"....more >>
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What a difference there could be...if we were to choose correctly

"The choice is not left or right, but up or down"

We have been saying for months now that "there's not a dime's worth of difference between the leadership of the two dominant parties in Washington, DC (and not much more than that in Raleigh). But there really is an alternative, if we would be choose it....more >>
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More proof the Elite Media is neither fair nor balanced

Sharyl Attkisson is an unreasonable woman. Important people have told her so. In her new book she documents the bias of the Big News networks....more >>
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Major TEA Party group endorses John Rhodes

If you haven't voted yet and you are still among the "undecided" you might want to read this Daily Haymaker article:
One of the Tar Heel State's more significant Tea Party organizations — Asheville Tea PAC — has stepped forward with a recommendation that voters write in the name of former Mecklenburg County legislator John Rhodes for US Senate....more >>
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Turns out Bill Cook was right about where college students should vote

Montravias King is notorious. Notorious in the sense that he became a cause celebre over whether he was a legal resident of Elizabeth City or simply a student. The local board of elections ruled he was not a legal resident for voting purposes in Pasquotank County but the State Board of Elections overruled the local board....more >>
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Most newspapers, but not all, are dying

The handwriting is on the wall. Most newspapers are failing and will not be able to survive on a business model based on paid subscriptions or ad revenue....more >>
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Daily Haymaker

Senate race still too close to call

One week before Election Day and three days into early voting one thing is obvious if you believe the polls: The race for North Carolina's senate seat is too close to call. It will depend on who turns out on November 4....more >>
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More stories of constitutional violations by "civil forfeitures"

Here's yet another example of abuse of our constitutional rights. One of the most fundamental natural law rights is that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. That that is not true when it comes to the IRS, and a number of other agencies, including the Alcohol Law Enforcement agency in state government....more >>
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Teacher's Desk

What's the cause of low academic achievement among black students? (It's the same as it is among white students)

We hear a great deal these days about the "achievement gap" in our schools. This is usually focused on the difference in academic achievement of white students and minority students....more >>
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Gov. McCrory should get this mess at the State Board of Elections cleaned up

There are thousands of illegal aliens in North Carolina. We learned this week that many of them may be registered to vote. The problem's been known for two years but the McCrory Administration has not fixed the problem. So what should be done?...more >>
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D'ya think?

Aid to our enemies?

Aid to our Enemies?? In several articles lately, I have hinted at what seems to be an anti Israeli (i.e. pro Islamic) bias being exhibited by our "rulers". It was first manifested when Prime Minister Netanyahu visited the White House fairly early in the Anointed One's reign....more >>
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From The Right

Are we sending our kids the wrong message?

Are we sending our kids the wrong message? Recently on my radio show I had a most interesting discussion with Dr. Rosemary Fernandez Stein. She is a regular on the show and offers help to parents on dealing with issues of child raising....more >>
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D'ya think?

America as Santa Claus

America as Santa Claus It hasn't been long ago when Hamas in the Gaza Strip was bombarding Israel mercilessly with their rockets - not terribly effectively, but mercilessly. They weren't terribly effective because Israel had the so called "Iron Dome" to ward off incoming rockets, and they had a lot of bomb shelters were the public could retreat for protection from the bombardment....more >>
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Southern Reflections

A reading child becomes a thinking adult

We are suffering from too much government. It has become an addiction that permeates every segment of society. Greed and Need have become inseparable companions. The balance of power, essential to liberty and prosperity has been broken by a combination of judicial activism, administrative usurpation and congressional malfeasance....more >>
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AgentPierceSaid

Are any Rich White Males in trouble... yet?

We just completed another of our infamous totally unscientific surveys and the results are exceedingly significant. One of the biggest scandals in the state's recent history is going virtually unseen…at least by the Old Codgers Coffee Club....more >>
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A Libertarian's Library

Political entrepreneurs are crowding out the entrepreneurs

The following appeared at Real Clear Markets--- Entrepreneurs launching "disruptive technologies" are reshaping markets across the U.S. economy, often by disintermediation and innovation....more >>

Daily Haymaker

Tillis "has no problem" with dumping higher costs for ObamaCare on NC taxpayers

"Expanding Medicaid" is simply code words for increasing taxes on NC taxpayers to pay for welfare

At a recent Candidate's Forum all of the Democrat candidates for the NC Legislature came out in favor of expanding Medicaid. All of the Republican candidates came out in opposition....more >>
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Did Ed Booth lie about not raising taxes, or is he just ignorant?
Read this and decide for yourself

Did Ed Booth lie at the 10-13-14 Candidate's Forum, or does he simply not know what he's doing as a County Commissioner? Either way, it's bad. Watch the video below and decide for yourself whether he is lying or simply ignorant....more >>
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You should read this before you vote

You should read this before you vote. It clearly illustrates why the appellant court seats on the ballot are so important. If you're not sure who the conservative, strict constitutionalist judges are, click on the box ad on the right sidebar from the Conservative PAC to see their picks....more >>
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From The Right

Independents beware: What do Democrats have to hide until after the Election?

This " most transparent" Administration has had a common theme during the months leading up to the November election. Unfortunately it is not being transparent. Quite the opposite, being highly secretive as to their planned actions....more >>
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Daily Haymaker

There's not a dime's worth of difference in the D's and the R's

Here's but another example or two, or three, or four...you get the idea

We've been saying for months now: "There really is not a dime's worth of difference between the Democrats and Republicans in Washington...and not much more in Raleigh with some of them....more >>
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Diogenes' Lamp

What is the Clerk of Court hiding?

What is the Clerk of Court Hiding? If you've been in court in Beaufort County in the last few years, as a defendant, witness or as a juror you know one simple fact: The people who get the short end of the stick of "Justice" are those who are poor (can't afford fancy, high-priced lawyers) and not as "connected" as those who get busted but never go to trial....more >>
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Ask your Legislators: Why do we have so many licensing boards in NC?

But learn why before you ask

Most people associate lobbying with special interests trying to get special favors from our political leaders, both in the legislative and executive branches. That's why they make political contributions at election time....more >>
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UPDATED AND COMPLETE: Video from Candidates' Forum--County Commission

Here are the video clips from Monday (10-13-14) Candidate's Forum. These are the clips from the County Commission candidates...more >>
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Candidate's Forum: Sheriff candidates

This is a continuation of the videos from the Candidates Forum held recently. In this installment we share the clips from the Sheriff candidates. We don't want to impinge on your assessment but we feel compelled to point out that if you listen very carefully to the two candidates you discover a clear difference in the training and experience each would bring to being Sheriff of Beaufort County....more >>
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Candidates' Forum video--Clerk of Court

Inside you will find the first set of videos from Monday night's (10-13-14) Candidates' Forum, sponsored by the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce, the Washington Daily News and the Chamber's Young Professionals program....more >>
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Where has all the honor gone?

Due notice: If you are an honorable person you are going to be disgusted when you read this. But let us suggest what is worse than what they people have done: It is perfectly legal. They have seen to it...more >>
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Will blacks In North Carolina stop buying the liberal line?

Star Parker, writing at christianpost.com says:
Republicans need to pick up six seats in November to gain control of the Senate. Consensus to date points to good prospects of this happening....more >>
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Lt. Gov. Dan Forest provides us with a powerful lesson in constitutional principles

This document should be taught to every student in North Carolina next week

We don't routinely publish all press releases sent to us by politicians, for obvious reasons. But on occasion we get one that we think worthy of passing along to our readers. This is one of those occasions....more >>
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Tea party activists remain wary of Thom Tillis in US Senate race

Thom Tillis is the Republican nominee for the U. S. Senate from North Carolina. But is he? In the May Primary he got 222,446 votes. But 264,390 voters who voted in the May Primary on a Republican ballot voted for someone else....more >>
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Commentary: Can a Tourism Authority with taxing authority be justified?

Al Klemm is proposing a county tourism authority, with the power to tax. He says it is an effort to promote more tourists coming to Beaufort County and spending more money in local businesses. It will actually do just the opposite. Here's what's really behind this move....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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