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…)


Liberal Democrat Art Williams of Beaufort County is reportedly going to change his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican in an attempt to win the State Senate seat currently held by Democrat Stan White of Dare County.

The Washington Daily News is reporting that Art Williams will hold a press conference on October 18th to make a ‘political announcement’.  Williams refused to state the nature of the announcement, saying only

“I know the word’s, I guess, getting out about what I’m going to do.  They’re doing a formal press conference. I’ve got people in Raleigh that’s handling it. I’ll let them handle it.”

Based on Williams’ comments, it is clear that top Republican Party officials in Raleigh somehow see this as a good move and are supporting Williams in this effort.  Knowing that true conservatives in eastern North Carolina would never accept a liberal jack-ass wearing an elephant suit into their ranks, party officials (more…)


Liberal Democrat Art Williams of Beaufort County is reportedly going to change his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican in an attempt to win the State Senate seat currently held by Democrat Stan White of Dare County.

The Washington Daily News is reporting that Art Williams will hold a press conference on October 18th to make a ‘political announcement’.  Williams refused to state the nature of the announcement, saying only

“I know the word’s, I guess, getting out about what I’m going to do.  They’re doing a formal press conference. I’ve got people in Raleigh that’s handling it. I’ll let them handle it.”

Based on Williams’ comments, it is clear that top Republican Party officials in Raleigh somehow see this as a good move and are supporting Williams in this effort.  Knowing that true conservatives in eastern North Carolina would never accept a liberal jack-ass wearing an elephant suit into their ranks, party officials (more…)


Liberal Democrat Art Williams of Beaufort County is reportedly going to change his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican in an attempt to win the State Senate seat currently held by Democrat Stan White of Dare County.

The Washington Daily News is reporting that Art Williams will hold a press conference on October 18th to make a ‘political announcement’.  Williams refused to state the nature of the announcement, saying only

“I know the word’s, I guess, getting out about what I’m going to do.  They’re doing a formal press conference. I’ve got people in Raleigh that’s handling it. I’ll let them handle it.”

Based on Williams’ comments, it is clear that top Republican Party officials in Raleigh somehow see this as a good move and are supporting Williams in this effort.  Knowing that true conservatives in eastern North Carolina would never accept a liberal jack-ass wearing an elephant suit into their ranks, party officials (more…)


Former NC State Senator Fred Hobbs this week pleaded guilty to charges stemming from illegal campaign donations he made to prominent North Carolina Democrats including former Senator Marc Basnight and Governor Beverly Perdue.   Mr. Hobbs joins the illustrious Rusty ‘I thought my cat could contribute’ Carter in the club of North Carolina elites who committed campaign finance fraud in the name of helping their friends in Raleigh.  But were they just helping their friends?  Or was there a quid pro quo?  We’ll never know.  Both Mr. Carter and his wife were appointed by the Governor to the Board of Trustees at UNC.  Mr. Hobbs’ engineering firm has been the recipient of millions in grants from various North Carolina boards and commissions.  The  system we have in North Carolina for doling out appointments and money to political favorites is a fertile breeding ground for corruption.

Both Hobbs and Carter used their employees as straw men to make political campaign donations to Marc Basnight and Beverly Perdue and others over the course of a decade. The employees were reimbursed for their donations.  Hobbs was fined a record (more…)


Next Friday is the big day. At 6:30pm in Columbia, the Democrats of Senate District 1 will choose Marc Basnight’s successor.

Since Senate District 1 is composed of eight counties and the voting will be based on population, Dare County Democrats will not have much of a voice in the selection.  They control only 19% of the votes.  Beaufort has a whopping 29% of the votes while Pasquotank has 23%.  The rest of the counties votes are:  Currituck 12%, Washington 9%, Camden 4% and Hyde 4%.  Tyrrell is not voting.

Dare may have only a small voice in this process, that has not deterred our local political and business leaders from throwing their hat into the ring.  Hoping for the job are (more…)


Outer Banks Voice is reporting that the race for Marc Basnight’s Senate seat is heating up. According to OBV, Commissioners Judge and Tillett are interested as is former Chamber of Commerce President Paul Tine. Rep. Tim Spear’s name was mentioned but I’ve been told by a few insiders that (more…)