Obama is a man that keeps his promises.  Remember his promise that ‘electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket’ under his administration?  Well, here it comes.  Dominion is proposing a 20% increase in rates, the majority of which they say is needed due to their increased cost to comply with state and federal emission regulations.

While Obama did not get Cap & Trade passed, he has been implementing his plan to regulate CO2 (the air you exhale) by executive order.  Those plans are going to cost us billions.  Obama tells us himself that we will bear those costs and that we will just have to get used to it.

Dominion makes very clear the reason for the needed rate increase.  In their letter they state that one of the three reasons for the rate increase is (more…)


Hundreds of self-proclaimed non-citizens may have been stealing the vote in Wake County.  Five hundred thirty voters provided proof that they were non-citizens and hence ineligible to serve as jurors in Wake County, yet, according to State Board of Elections data, they registered to vote and did vote.  When challenged on this, the Wake County Board of Elections held a sham of a hearing and threw out over 500 legal challenges brought by North Carolina’s Voter Integrity Project (NC-VIP).  Now the NC-VIP needs our help to expose this fraud.

Using court records, NC-VIP identified Wake County residents who excused themselves from jury duty by providing proof that they were non-citizens.  NC-VIP then matched those records against the voter file in Wake County and found that 530 people who declared themselves to be non-citizens registered to vote and did in fact vote.  In some cases, the voting took place before or very soon after their declaration of non-citizenship.  NC-VIP challenged these voters to the Wake County Board of Elections and requested that additional records be produced to verify the citizenship status and therefore voting eligibility of these individuals.  The Wake BoE held a joke of a hearing and dismissed 512 of the challenges.  What made it a joke was that (more…)

Bill CookThanks to the efforts of Representative Bill Cook, the Hatteras and Knotts Island ferries will remain toll free. Rep. Cook, who is running for the Senate 1 seat now held now by Stan White, lobbied hard for a correction in the Senate version of the budget that would have implemented new ferry tolls on the Hatteras Island, Knotts Island and the Neuse and Pamlico River routes and increased tolls on all other routes.  Due to his efforts, the Senate revised their final budget bill to include a moratorium on any new or increased tolling through June 30, 2013.  The final budget was passed on July 2nd when the House overrode Governor Perdue’s veto.

Last year’s bi-annual budget contained an exemption for Hatteras and Knotts Island ferry tolls but lawmakers in the Senate wanted to remove that exemption this year to make up for transportation spending in other areas, including spending on the mid-Currituck Bridge.  After Representative Bill Cook personally appealed to Senate Pro Tem Berger in the final hours of the budget negotiations in the Senate, (more…)

OBX Tea Party believes that the following candidates on the ballot for the July 17 Runoff best represent the Tea Party values of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets:

NC House 6:  Mattie Lawson

Lieutenant Governor:  Dan Forest

Insurance Commissioner:  Mike Causey

Secretary of State:  Ed Goodwin

State Superintendent:  John Tedesco

Early voting is underway.  Dare County voters can vote at the Board of Elections, located at 954 Marshall C Collins Drive in Manteo,  from 8:30-5pm Monday through Friday through July 13th and on Saturday, July 14th from 8:30 until noon.  Vote in your home precinct on Tuesday, July 17th from 6:30am until 7pm

Click here here to download the flyer to share with your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.

Cross-posted from obxteaparty.com

Aware of the destructive and insidious nature of Agenda 21-style policies, the Dare County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed an anti-Agenda 21 resolution at their Feb 20, 2012 meeting. Commissioner Jack Shea led the charge and we thank him for his leadership.  It was passed by the five Commissioners who were present.  Commissioners Richard Johnson and Max Dutton did not attend the meeting. While this resolution only states our County leaders’ opposition to such policies and does not repeal any policies currently on the books, it is a good start.  It sets an example for the towns in Dare County to follow.  It is now up to us to hold their feet to the fire and inform the Commissioners when we see Agenda 21 creeping into proposed policies and legislation.  And if there are policies and laws on the books that should be repealed, we must find identify those and bring them to the attention of the Board. We must also encourage the towns to adopt this resolution.  Take a copy of this resolution to your local town meeting and speak during the public comment phase and pass out the resolution to all the members. Encourage your elected officials to view the video below.

Click here for the actual resolution

WHEREAS, Dare County was founded on the basic American principle of private property ownership and the right of local governments to develop communities in ways that are beneficial for its citizens; and

WHEREAS, these uniquely American principles are threatened by Agenda 21 initiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in 1992 at Rio de Janeiro which represents a comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering, and global political control; and

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usa-birthday-bannerThe Colington Yacht Club, I’m told, voted not to host an Independence Day parade in the harbor this year. Patriotic sailors, boaters and kayakers, nonetheless, took to the water and showed their love for this great country and celebrated Independence Day, just as they do every year.  As we battle for our freedoms in this country from a tyrannical ruling class, we have to look no further than our own backyard to see an example of Americans pulling together to do what they do best, all without the hand of big brother telling them when, how and where to do it.

Rosie Hawthorne, of the local blog Kitchens are Monkey Business, shot some great video (below the fold)  and the other half of Truth or Dare provided the context.  Enjoy! (more…)

Recent actions by Speaker Thom Tillis have riled eastern North Carolinians.  Many wonder why the Speaker of the House would be meddling in their local State House and Senate races.  Is he doing it for money? For his ego? Nay, I say.  Rather, we must ask the age old question:  Cui bono?

To understand why he’s meddling, we have to look at the Speaker’s goals and then figure out how his meddling could help him achieve those goals.  It’s like a puzzle.  You have to see the big picture on the box before the pieces start to make sense.  The picture on the Tillis’ box looks like this: (more…)