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NC offshore drilling resolution introduced

This week, Republicans in the state house introduced a resolution that would allow North Carolinians to decide whether drilling should be allowed off the North Carolina coast. The move has little chance of passing, since it's largely opposed by Democrats who dominate the general assembly. Right now, it is stuck in the rules committee, and the general assembly's short session is expected to wrap up this week.

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Voters Are Invited

Well the state Republicans are hoping to invite the voters, you know regular North Carolinians, to decide an important shore drilling. Is this a nod toward all the recent voter dissent, about being "non-represented" during other recent government decisions? We are talking forced annexation, heavy industry approvals, commercial/industrial incentive packages, a downtown Convention Center, tax increases, all right here in New Hanover County. Or is it just another political ploy?

It will amount to nothing

Just as the Democrats have basically killed the moratorium on forced annexation, you can rest assured that they will kill this bill as well. You will not get to vote on offshore drilling as long as people like Tony Rand and Marc Basnight are walking the halls of the statehouse. Of course, when it comes to big government tyranny, the other side of the aisle isn't much better. One of them was on the radio yesterday, railing about the bill to allow on-line ticket re-sales. (I've never quite figured out how ticket scalping is in any way, shape, or form, an issue that the government needs to get involved in.)