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Report: NCGOP chairman Hayes on FBI surveillance tape

My mama always told me that if you’re attending gatherings the FBI is interested in recording, you probably need to find some new friends.  We told you earlier about Mike Causey wearing a wire for the FBI.  It looks like he stumbled across Robin Hayes one day while wearing that recording device. Here’s the latest on the Eli Global mess, insurance commissioner Mike Causey, and the folks at NCGOP HQ:…

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A gentle word about user names, aliases and so forth.

  Greetings, people.  I am Joey Bats, general counsel to the motley crew here at Haymaker HQ.  I’ve been asked to take a few moments to remind you about user names and aliases.  (Apparently, some of y’all STILL ain’t gettin’ it.) VIP Posters. There are certain folks who comment regularly on this site who have very cool jobs, or happen to be very newsworthy celebrity types in real life.  We…

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Keepin’ it Classy: NCGOP using Walter Jones funeral to harvest email addresses for fundraising

  Yep.  Grandpa Hip-Replacement and his crew on Hillsborough Street just keep the hits coming.  Look at what showed up in email inboxes this week: For those of you who don’t know, this is a ghost-written  letter distributed by the NCGOP’s communications director  Jeff Hauser. Hauser is best known for: (1) posting oodles of vile and profane messages about Walter Jones across social media over the last four years or…

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NCGOP’s Short Memory Caucus

  Mark Martin, the Republican chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, recently announced he was bailing out of that particular sinking ship to take a lucrative opportunity at a Virginia law school.  That left Democrat governor Roy Cooper with the opportunity to name a replacement for the Republican Martin. Like clockwork, all kinds of NCGOPe types began publicly demanding that Cooper name a Republican to replace the departing…

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Drivebys, Democrats butt-hurt over ICE raids in NC

  Here’s the heir apparent to The N&O’s notorious ‘Toilet Boy’: Really, Andy? (or is it Paul?)   If you click on the link you’ll see those officers have “POLICE | Homeland Security” on their jackets.  Homeland Security does not count as “NC Police.”  Those are FEDS.  (Maybe it’s time to go help Lauren with her vigil at the legislative building concession stand and leave the reporting and observing to…

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On The trail of ‘Blackface Roy’

  Blackface makeup is eviscerating the Virginia Democrat Party right now.  And something tells me that the British media believes there’s a good chance it could rock North Carolina Democrats as well: Horrifying blackface and lynching images from North Carolina Democrat Roy Cooper’s yearbook have emerged just days after he called on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to resign over racist images in his yearbook.  The pictures surfaced Wednesday showing what’s…

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‘Round Rev’ giving ‘Black-face’ Northam a PASS ?

  To those of you who try to argue that Bill Barber is more than just a ‘Stepin’  Fetchit’ -style mouthpiece for George Soros, Wayne Goodwin and the boys, get a load of this: Seriously?  Is he shrugging off Virginia Governor  Ralph Northam’s (D) admission that he posed as either a Klansman or or in black-face?  And would he do the same if Northam had an (R) instead of a…

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NAACP’s challenge to NC Voter ID running out of gas (and/or CASH)????

That’s what one could be led to think from reading this filing submitted to the federal court hearing this case by the high-powered, high-dollar law firm repping the NC NAACP. Why would this Big Dog firm be bailing on this case which really just got started?  One could think MONEY.  (That’s what motivates lawyers more than anything.)  Perhaps the NAACP’s fundraising to support the anti-Voter ID fight is not going…

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Dallas, Grandpa submit TWO replacement recommends for SBoE

  We told you about Governor Cooper shooting down the previous NCGOP recommendations of Buck Newton and Francis DeLuca as potential members of  the new state board of elections.  Well, the brain trust on Hillsborough Street has come up with two replacement names: David Black, chairman of the Cabarrus County Board of Elections (Gosh, WHO ELSE at NCGOP is from Cabarrus County? Hmmmmmm …) Kenneth Raymond, a Winston-Salem attorney and…

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NC-03: Walter Jones A-OK following surgery. Vultures disappointed. (Film at 11.)

Tongues were wagging all up and down the Third Congressional District as word spread about  congressman Walter  Jones being rushed to the hospital the other night. (We’re hearing reports about folks already announcing candidacies and lining up support to replace Jones — who just got reelected in November. ) Well, Tom Lamprecht — a popular radio host over on the coast — has put the kibosh on rumors of Jones’s demise….