October 2010

Third quarter Financial Disclosures suggest that Tim Spear may be in trouble in the NC2 House race.  Expenditures for the incumbent show that internal polling data may have prompted an intense advertising blitz.  Sensing they were losing ground,  the NC Democratic Party (NCDP) stepped in to help the embattled incumbent.

While Mr. Spear had been advertising in newspapers since mid-August, it wasn’t until after he received polling data from Public Policy Polling that he ramped up his advertising campaign.  Mr. Spear did not release the results of the polling which suggests (more…)


As controversy continued to swirl around the German Soldier Ad, Representative Tim Spear and the North Carolina Democratic Party took cover. Spear, who said he was personally insulted when he saw the flyer, said the NC Democratic Party was responsible for hiring the ad agency. The Party promptly blamed the ad agency. The ad agency issued a press release ‘taking full responsibility’.

Mr. Spear takes credit for the message but not the photo. “It was a good flyer (more…)

A recent mailer sent out by the NC Democratic Party, and authorized by NC-2 Representative Tim Spear, has local vets hoppin’ mad.  On the front of the ad, Spear tells vets that “One Legislator is Covering Our Soldiers’ Backs”.  On the back, overlaying a photo of  soldiers, he says, “In combat, you always want another soldier covering your back.”  The ad might have been effective except for two facts.  First, Mr. Spear’s bio does not mention any military service.  Second, and much more troubling, is that the soldiers pictured in the ad are not American soldiers.  They’re Hitler’s soldiers. (more…)

The State Bureau of Investigation’s Greenville office has confirmed to Truth or Dare that the May 1, 2007 fire that burned down Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe in Nags Head is still an open case.  That’s right.  The arson investigation into the three and half year old fire lumbers on as the dogged SBI agents scour the county for clues.

The fire happened in the early morning hours of May 1, 2007.  The intense fire was not contained for two hours.  It burned the structure to the ground. The Nags Head Police Department called in the Wilmington office of the ATF and the State Bureau of Investigation.  When asked about the investigation six months after the fire, ATF spokesman Jim Modzelewski told The Virginian Pilot, (more…)

Marc Basnight and Hood Richardson squared off in Elizabeth City last week in a forum sponsored by the Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce.  This was the first, and possibly the only, public debate between the two candidates.  Their divergent views on the economy, corruption, illegal immigrants, healthcare and the environment were on full display.

It was a Basnight friendly audience and the Senator tried to use that to his advantage.  The cool reception that Richardson received, though, did not deter him from speaking frankly.  The result is that voters will have a hard time coming away undecided after reading and hearing these exchanges. While no video is available, the exchange was captured on audio and is linked below the fold.

The number one issue facing our economy, Basnight told the audience, was jobs.  “You cannot create more jobs unless (more…)

All that you need to know about the Tea Party you can find in a reading of the Declaration of Independence.  The spirit of 1776 has been ingrained into our DNA so completely that even a century’s worth of brainwashing cannot stamp it out.

“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

The self appointed elites in Big Government, Big Academia and Big Media have sought to undermine our liberties over the course of the last century.  Our only recourse (more…)

Truth or Dare sent interview questions to the candidates for NC House District 2.  Only Bob Steinburg has responded.  After giving Mr. Spear a week beyond the deadline to respond, it’s time to go to press.

I thank Mr. Steinburg for responding and giving the voters a chance to hear his position on the important issues facing our county.

North Carolina’s unemployment rate is close to 10%.  Only 14 other states have higher unemployment rates.  What contributes to North Carolina’s high rate and what can be done to bring jobs to our state and particularly to this District? (more…)

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