Senator Thom Goolsby resigns

Good riddance to bad rubbish:


It's probably wrong,

but I derive a great deal of satisfaction when assholes (like Goolsby and LaRoque) get into trouble and/or lose a shitload of their own money. The Karma wheel rolls on...

Then I don't...

....wanna be right.....

Dang it, Rip

You just put that song in my head... :)

It coulda been worse...

....I coulda said something like Achy, Breaky Heart.....

Oh, so you wanna play rough, do ya?

MacArthur Park!

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014



Might have something

to do with this debacle:

"This is a business that was ultimately not a success," Gott's statement read. "Thom Goolsby dedicated a great deal of energy and his own money in this venture. He never received even one paycheck. However, he worked hard to see to it that all the debts of the corporation were paid and investors compensated. That's just the kind of person he is. Thom Goolsby was never a registered investment advisor. For many months he co-hosted a radio show where he talked about trading in the stock market. A lawsuit was filed last year and quickly dismissed. The parties later amicably resolved all matters."

In that lawsuit, 10 clients claimed they lost tens of thousands of dollars through Empowered Investor. H. Mitchell Baker III, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said he and his clients could not comment on today's news because of the terms of the settlement, but Baker told WWAY "all claims were resolved to the satisfaction of all parties."

Karma Is Hell

Moron Monday shows radical Left just doesn’t get it

By Thom Goolsby

Posted Friday, June 7, 2013

Raleigh, NC - The circus came to the State Capitol this week, complete with clowns, a carnival barker and a sideshow. The “Reverend” Barber was decked out like a prelate of the Church of Rome (no insult is meant to Catholics), complete with stole and cassock. All he was missing was a miter and the ensemble would have been complete.
Several hundred people – mostly white, angry, aged former hippies – appeared and screeched into microphones, talked about solidarity and chanted diatribes. It was “liberal theater” at its best. Just like having a honey bun and double espresso for breakfast, the impact of it all left the participants jittery and empty in the end.
Never short on audacity, the Loony Left actually named their gathering “Moral Monday.” Between the screaming, foot stomping and disjointed speeches, it appeared more like “Moron Monday.” The gathering was supposed to influence legislators. However, no one thought to bring out any senate or house member from either party.

From the Chatham Journal

See ya Thom

Don't let the door hit you in the behind on the way out.

At the same time, now that legislative business is done (by and large), and Ghoulsby wasn't running again anyway, this is also a ploy to try to help get the Republican candidate for his seat elected by appointing him as the incumbent.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

I've never met Mr. Goolsby...nor do I care to.

Whatever his reasons are for resigning, I'm glad he's gone. I suspect he's anxious to put all his mis-steps behind him and get on with his life and his law practice. Unfortunately for him, his political behavior/arrogance and the news about his investment firm is likely to stick in the memories of many folks who will avoid him like typhoid Mary. I will say his office was always responsive to my inquiries or comments and h was responsible for some seemingly well reasoned legislation.

What nailed Goolsby was his "running with the pack" of bigots in Raleigh. I thought he was smarter than that. Then again, I thought John Edwards was a great guy. Still do in many respects. We all have failings. Both are, and will be, paying for theirs for a long time.

Stan Bozarth