March 2010

NC GOP Chair Tom Fetzer announced on March 23rd that he had found some unusual contributions made to Senator Basnight from Hobbs Upchurch & Associates, donations similar to the potentially unlawful contributions made by employees of Atlantic Corp.  Readers of this blog are fully aware of my numerous posts on the donations made by Atlantic Corp and Hobbs Upchurch to Marc Basnight.  I bit my tongue when Fetzer called for an investigation into contributions from Atlantic Corp to Governor Perdue.   Mainly because I had not reported on the Perdue contributions, only those given to Basnight.  But the press conference on March 23rd about the Hobbs contributions (more…)


Congressman Walter B Jones has co-sponsored several House bills to repeal ObamaCare.  He also joined other North Carolina Congressional Republicans in urging Attorney General Roy Cooper to join several other states in lawsuits against the over-reaching federal legislation.

In a press release, Jones said,

“America cannot afford this bill.  The Democrats have not listened to the American people and have now strapped future generations with the burden of paying off this tremendous piece of legislation, which will cost at least $1.2 trillion by 2020.  The bill includes an unconstitutional mandate that requires every citizen to have insurance, increases taxes on small businesses and does not have adequate protections to ensure that federal dollars will not be used to pay for abortions.  This is not the way to reform the health care system in this country.  The bill needs to be repealed as soon as possible.

Several other pieces of legislation have been introduced in the House to repeal parts of the bill.  Jones has co-sponsored five of those bills including one to block funding for the bill.

We applaud Congressman Jones for these actions.

Bob Cavanaugh is one of two Republicans running against Walter B Jones in the May 4 primary for the U. S. House seat in North Carolina’s Third District.  I recently interviewed Bob.

Tell us a little about yourself: I was born and raised in New Jersey and joined the US Marine Corps soon after graduating from high school.  Enlisting as a Private, I worked my way up the ranks, earning eleven promotions in 21 years and retired with the rank of Captain in 1988.  My specialty field was Aircraft Electronics, more generally called Avionics.  I served in Vietnam in 1969 and have a Top Secret clearance. (more…)

The accusations against Tea Party protesters in DC this past weekend are completely false and misleading.  This is just another attempt by the mainstream media to discredit the Patriot Movement.

The Congressional Black Caucus was soundly booed, as were all the Democrats, as they made their way between the Capitol and the Canon Office Building.  I know because I was there.  There are plenty of videos out there to prove it.  A member of the Hampton Roads Tea Party took this video.  See for yourself.  She also posted her experience at the Rally.  Take a read.

On Friday, Governor Beverly Perdue returned $48000 in donations from Atlantic Corp because of the possibility that the donations were illegal. The donations, you may recall from my November post, were made by officers of Atlantic Corp all on the same day for the maximum amount of $4000.  The NC State Board of Elections is investigating whether the employees were reimbursed for their contributions. On Saturday, Marc Basnight asked the NC State Board of Elections how to handle the donations that he received from Atlantic Corp. which may also have been illegal. (more…)

The Republicans of North Carolina’s 3rd District will take up a resolution questioning Walter Jones’ support of a controversial House Bill at their annual convention on April 17, according to the Jacksonville Daily News. The resolution, approved by the Duplin County Republican Party, asks Jones to explain his co-sponsorship with Dennis Kucinich (more…)

In the last election cycle, the largest contributor to Congressman Walter Jones’ campaign was a company by the name of Emergent BioSolutions.  Mr Faud El-Hibri, President of Emergent BioSolutions, and his family contributed $11,500 to Jones in 2008.  They contributed another $4,600 in 2009.  Emergent BioSolutions is the maker of BioThrax, an Anthrax vaccine.  In October 2008, Emergent won a $364 million contract (more…)

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