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Blowhard lobbyist for corporations and the rich in town to promote tax increases on average North Carolinians

The headline says everything you need to know about Grover and the rats who are dancing to his tune. Very good to see NC Policy Watch sharpening the edge of their rhetorical knife.

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An article in the Greenville Reflector notes that the Tarheel Taliban is ... um ... totally out of control. At least they noticed.

Much more bad news below the fold.

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The national spotlight if finding its focus on North Carolina again: we are the new front line in the fight for freedom and fairness. All of us should be proud of those who have put themselves on the line in Raleigh.

Meanwhile, our illegitimate government continues to be a joke.

Wos should resign

It was bad enough that Secretary Wos tried to place the blame for the GOP's Medicaid meltdown on Commissioner Goodwin. But now she says her comments were taken out of context? Seriously?

“In reference to your roundabout way of commenting about Medicaid expansion … in North Carolina, based on our constitution, the issue of Medicaid expansion or not, actually, was the commissioner of insurance’s,” Wos said. “Just so that you all know that and are aware of that.”

Secretary Wos lied and got caught. Instead of apologizing, she's offered nothing but a bunch of double-talk. She should resign.

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Thought last week sucked in the General Assembly? You ain't seen nothing yet.

Daily dose: Mother's Day edition

Happy Mother's Day to all the great mom's of North Carolina. Enjoy a well-deserved celebration, and then come back tomorrow ready to raise holy heck. The illegitimate government in Raleigh is chipping away at your hard-earned rights. Take a moment to put a note in your calendar: Get arrested on June 3.

Details to come.

Top story below the fold: Michael Speciale is still a jerk.

DAG McCrory: CO2 spike not a problem in North Carolina

EMERALD ISLE - In an impromptu press conference on this sunny beach, Deputy Assistant Governor Pat McCrory today discounted news of an alarming spike in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. With CO2 reaching concentrations not seen in millions of years, policy makers in many states are alarmed about potential impacts such as rising sea level.

"We're fortunate here in North Carolina," said McCrory. "Last year we took the prudent step of making it illegal for sea levels to rise. The same applies to CO2. We've also prohibited North Carolina planners from using data coming from other states or from the federal government. Have no fear. We are safe."

When a local marina operator told McCrory that his business would soon be underwater, McCrory mistakenly assumed the company was going bankrupt. "No sir," said Buddy Lee of Morehead City. "I'm talking about actually seeing my buildings and facilities taken over by the rising ocean."

"That cain't be happening," said McCrory. "Tell that damn ocean it is illegal to rise here in North Carolina. And if it doesn't listen, I'll send down the National Guard to arrest the son of a bitch."

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Top story: McCrory's head of DHHS fabricates history to dodge responsibility for Medicaid meltdown. Look for "I misspoke" non-apology coming soon.

Lots more bad news below the fold.

Wos tries to rewrite history, blames Medicaid fiasco on Insurance Commissioner Goodwin

In keeping with the fine tradition of the McCrory administration, Aldona Wos looks citizens in the eye and lies through her teeth. Thank goodness North Carolina Health News was on the scene.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos told an audience in Reidsville today that the decision not to expand the state’s Medicaid program came from state Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. Her comments came during a community forum held at Annie Penn Hospital during a question-and-answer period with the audience of 70 to 80 hospital personnel, community members and medical professionals.

To which the Department of Insurance had this to say:


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