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Background on Rep. Larry Pittman, public hanging for abortionists and passing cars across the double line

By John Sanford Friedrich

"If murderers (and I would include abortionists, rapists, and kidnappers, as well) are actually executed, it will at least have the deterrent effect upon them. For my money, we should go back to public hangings, which would be more of a deterrent to others, as well."

HB318 grows to take the war on immigrants to our own North Carolinians


By John Sanford Friedrich

“Thus HB318 seems to fail on every count – little is done to lift the ‘wage floor’ of the lowest rung of jobs (and risk the discomfit of major interests like Agriculture or Realty) while at the same time even the pluckiest of small businesses are forced to deal with a costly new burden.”

Background on the angry Rep. Michael Speciale, name caller and puppy kicker

By John Sanford Friedrich

By definition if you are reading this, you are a lover of politics.  If you have broad social intercourse, perhaps even discussing politics at a bar at the risk of violating custom.  No doubt at one point your verbal sparring partner attempted to shut you down based on his or her military service.

Rep. Jonathan Jordan, an insider who supports agribusiness in a competitive seat


By John Sanford Friedrich

Rep. Jonathan Jordan (R-93 Ashe) was on the 1985 championship State Quizbowl team, when he was a student of the N.C. School of Science and Math.  He then went on to get his law degree from UNC and used his education both as the county attorney for Stokes County and as Communications Director for the NCGOP itself as well as the John Locke Foundation.

By John Sanford Friedrich

Representative David Lewis Sr. (R-53 Harnett) knows a thing or two about low voter turnout.  While he cruised to victory in 2012 by over 10 percent, this statistic may be misleading.  He won by 4,000 votes out of a lackluster total voting public of 30,000 people.  In 2010 total participation barely scraped against 20,000. 

July 2014