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NC Legislator’s Hot Wheels

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 2:51 pm - June 21, 2007.
Filed under: Carolina News,Liberals,Post 9-11 America

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Would you believe that a North Carolina State Representative drives a Ferrari convertible?  A picture is worth a thousand words.

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NC  State Rep. Larry Womble (D-Forsyth Co.) has either come into some serious money, or he needs to answer some questions.  The first one is:  how does a public servant earning $14,000 a year on my tax money afford a $200,000 car?  The second is, what kind of money does a “former educator” earn in the state of North Carolina?  I want in on that gig.

Here’s some more about the story….

Looking at Womble’s 2007 financial disclosure report, [right-click, then “save as” if you have problems viewing it] it shows his only sources of income are from rental property of a condo (of which he has a mortgage), his legislative salary (approx. $13,000), social security, and his retirement from the State of NC as an educator and assistant principal.

According to the statement and Forysth County Tax Records, he also owns four properties in Forsyth County, with assessed values ranging from $17,200 to $107,200.

I’m not saying it’s not possible, but it certainly raises questions as to how a career government employee can afford a quarter-million dollar car.

So his car cost more than his most expensive home?!?!

Interestingly, Rep. Womble is the same legislator who wants North Carolina to apologize for slavery.  More interestingly, he has sponsored legislation to raise the pay of General Assembly Members to $20,000.   Well no wonder!

He certainly takes the term “limosine liberal” to a whole new level!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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28 Comments

  1. Maybe he has a wealthy boyfriend like the proud “Gay American” McGreevey does? Is Larry cute?…..

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — June 21, 2007 @ 3:37 pm - June 21, 2007

  2. Time to check his freezer.

    Comment by Tom — June 21, 2007 @ 3:38 pm - June 21, 2007

  3. Well, remember the liberal mantra: “do as we say, not as we do.”

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — June 21, 2007 @ 5:23 pm - June 21, 2007

  4. Is he any relation to Womble, Carlyle?

    (for you non-NorCaro residents, this is one of the bigger law firms in the state).

    Comment by DaveP. — June 21, 2007 @ 6:27 pm - June 21, 2007

  5. Perhaps he’s a wizard investing in cattle futures. Perhaps he and Hillary could share some of their insight with the rest of us.

    Comment by Robert — June 21, 2007 @ 6:34 pm - June 21, 2007

  6. […] On the local front, my fellow Charlottean and friend Bruce at Gay Patriot points out something peculiar about NC State Rep. Larry Womble (D-Forsyth Co.) whose $14,000 a year salary […]

    Pingback by Sister Toldjah » Thurs/Fri open thread (UPDATE: THURS EVENING NEWS/BLOG ROUNDUP) — June 21, 2007 @ 6:52 pm - June 21, 2007

  7. 3: No, I think Newt Gingrich coined that one – served one wife with divorce papers while she was in hospital for cancer treatment so he could marry wife #2, was screwing around with wife #3 while still married to #2 – and for some extra good family values, he was attacking clinton for marital infidelity while he cheated on #2.

    I think it’s pretty funny when one political party tries to ascribe exclusivity of corruption on the other.

    Comment by Kevin — June 21, 2007 @ 9:25 pm - June 21, 2007

  8. by the way, is he under any official investigation to determine how he got that car? seems that’s the appropriate way to approach it rather than rumor mongering on the web.

    Comment by Kevin — June 21, 2007 @ 9:31 pm - June 21, 2007

  9. Perhaps he and Hillary could share some of their insight with the rest of us.

    C’mon! The liberal media told us last week she and Bill were dirt poor until they got out of the WH. What they didn’t mention is that they supposedly made their millions during this miserable economy we have.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 22, 2007 @ 1:45 am - June 22, 2007

  10. I think it’s pretty funny when one political party tries to ascribe exclusivity of corruption on the other.

    Hell, that’s all the liberals ran on last year.

    As for the Gingrich BS, you know damn well that you’re spreading a contemptable lie. That’s like saying that Wellstone crashed his plane to give liberals something to be happy about. Anyway, you know where you can shove that.

    seems that’s the appropriate way to approach it rather than rumor mongering on the web.

    As Peter says: Pot, meet kettle.

    Congratulations, Kevin. You’re the runner up, behind Keogh, for the most asinine comments I’ve ever read on the internet.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 22, 2007 @ 1:54 am - June 22, 2007

  11. Further, shall I list for you some examples of the liberal daliences in “rumor mongering on the web”?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 22, 2007 @ 1:55 am - June 22, 2007

  12. #12 – So let’s discuss that, Retard – uh, I mean Reader:

    The President’s approval numbers are in the upper 20s. Fair enough. However, the same libtards which delight in highlighting President Bush’s anemic poll numbers are missing a few things.

    For starters, Congress’s approval rating in the latest Gallup poll was so shockingly, historically, low at 14% that even the MSM could hardly ignore it. Harry Reid fares only better – he’s at 17% approval rating.

    But there was another finding emerging from that same Gallup poll that has received very little media attention: the societal institution that enjoys, by far, the highest confidence among Americans is the military – at 69% approval rating.

    Match, set, game. You ARE the weakest link. Goodbye.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — June 22, 2007 @ 10:55 am - June 22, 2007

  13. LOL…..and that, Peter, is why the Democrat Congress — which is blatantly anti-military, insults our troops and their leaders, calls them war criminals and idiots, and tries to strip them of funding and micromanage their every movement — is at that approval level.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — June 22, 2007 @ 12:11 pm - June 22, 2007

  14. […] Larry Womble, who represents a portion of where I live in Forsyth County and Winston-Salem, NC (src): Would you believe that a North Carolina State Representative drives a Ferrari convertible? A […]

    Pingback by Political Round-up: Elizabeth Edwards in SF Pride; GayPatriot on NC Rep. Womble’s hot new car - InterstateQ.com - LGBT activism news, views, opinions & more by youth activist/student Matt Hill Comer — June 22, 2007 @ 12:31 pm - June 22, 2007

  15. “As for the Gingrich BS, you know damn well that you’re spreading a contemptable lie. ”

    TGC–And what is exactly is the lie here? I don’t think even Gingrich has disputed these facts.

    Comment by Brendan — June 22, 2007 @ 12:42 pm - June 22, 2007

  16. Kewpie / Reader is back? Wow.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 22, 2007 @ 2:09 pm - June 22, 2007

  17. (then again, he/she/it probably never left)

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 22, 2007 @ 2:09 pm - June 22, 2007

  18. How quaint! Someone still uses/thinks the term ‘limosine liberal’! What a throwback!

    I look forward to you publishing your financial documents on your blog sometime soon.

    Comment by jimmy — June 22, 2007 @ 3:31 pm - June 22, 2007

  19. #19 – Actually, little jimmy, I prefer the term “champagne socialist” myself. Especially if I’m describing Ted Kennedy during happy hour.

    Speaking of which, I look forward to you revising your blog sometime soon, especially the name. Just in case you haven’t heard, Tom DeLay is no longer in Congress. Talk about a throwback term.

    Go back to your room and play with your toys.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — June 22, 2007 @ 4:04 pm - June 22, 2007

  20. JEESH! Can we ever stay on-topic?

    What does THIS POSTING have to do with Bush, our idiot Congress, Gingrich’s divorce, St. Hillarybeast or Teddy the Fat-One? Every interesting posting by the boys turns into the usual rants by the usual suspects….we get the point.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — June 22, 2007 @ 8:50 pm - June 22, 2007

  21. 10: Really? How exactly do you disprove my comments, especially about Gingrich. Among the other things, Gingrich recently admitted that he was carrying on the affair with his 3rd wife while married to his second, while going after Clinton for his philandering. How exactly am I lying if the subject in question admitted to it?

    Comment by Kevin — June 22, 2007 @ 8:58 pm - June 22, 2007

  22. How exactly am I lying if the subject in question admitted to it?

    Interesting how you picked the only one that was true and you can back up. Well, no. It’s not interesting. It’s rather sad.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 23, 2007 @ 12:40 am - June 23, 2007

  23. Furthermore:

    and for some extra good family values, he was attacking clinton for marital infidelity while he cheated on #2.

    Actually, Gingrich wasn’t attacking Clinton. Secondly, that issue was NOT about “marital infidelity” and you damn well know it.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 23, 2007 @ 1:53 am - June 23, 2007

  24. It’s all rhetorical tactics: changing the subject.

    Of course Gingrich attacked Clinton for committing the actual, legal crime of perjury, for which Clinton was subsequently disbarred… not infidelity. But that’s not the point here. Tactics and confusing stuff is.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 23, 2007 @ 7:57 am - June 23, 2007

  25. Since we’re so off-topic, I have a private aside for Pat: Thanks very much for your patient exchange with me in this other thread, where I saw your reply. (and gave one more of my own 😉 )

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 23, 2007 @ 12:48 pm - June 23, 2007

  26. 24: Gimmee a break. The point is the hypocrisy that’s flung back and forth in politics. Last I checked, the Clintons are both still on their first marriage and Newt is on his 3rd and counting. However and whatever, the Clintons worked out their problems while Newt’s newest spouse seems to be whoever his johnson is pointing to at the moment. Your logic reminds of the character of Joe Pitt from “Angels in America”

    Comment by Kevin — June 23, 2007 @ 11:39 pm - June 23, 2007

  27. (arrived via Tim Blair)

    Back to Larry’s wheels: what does he have to say when asked about how he can afford them? I mean, the insurance alone has to be more than his legislator’s salary, don’t you think?

    Comment by Lurking Vet — June 24, 2007 @ 9:49 pm - June 24, 2007

  28. Maybe Kevin can help me out here. Disbarment is like divorce and remarriage how? I mean, what is the legal ramification of serial marriage as opposed to perjury? Can Newt (I don’t care much for him) have his marriage license revoked or something? Or could he make, perhaps, $100,000 on a marriage contract futures or such? I’m confused. Help me oujt.

    Comment by JorgXMcKie — June 25, 2007 @ 12:29 am - June 25, 2007

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