Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Greg Brannon Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

#NCSEN: Brannon picks up major Tea Party endorsement

News broke last night that a second major Tea Party organization here in North Carolina has endorsed Republican US Senate candidate Greg Brannon. Moore Tea Citizens — one of the largest and most influential grassroots organizations in the state — gave its blessings to the Cary OB-GYN’s effort to unseat incumbent Kay Hagan Monday evening.  MTC president Miriam Chu announced the news to Brannon while he was in town opening…

Posted in campaign 2014 Claude Pope Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Basking in the warm glow of all of this, um, ”party loyalty”

Establishment folks are browbeating those of us in the grassroots to toe the party line.  Send Kay Hagan home.  That’s what’s important.  Even if you have to hold your nose to do it.  NCGOP chairman Claude Pope is singing the party loyalty song.  I, and a lot of other Tea Partiers, held our nose and voted for marginal Republicans like Pat McCrory, John McCain, and Mitt Romney.  How does our…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Greg Brannon Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Tea Party Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: polls agree (1) Brannon & Tillis lead GOP pack, and (2) roughly 50 % of primary voters undecided

The mainstream media and the political establishment are trying to tell us that state House speaker Thom Tillis is all but nominated to take on Kay Hagan in November.  Public Policy Polling has been tracking the race.  Some GOP operatives have been poo-pooing the PPP polling data.   But at least TWO other entities have conducted polling on the North Carolina Senate race.  One poll was sponsored by one of…

Posted in Law & Order Media Moore County Pinehurst Southern Pines The Pilot

Crime stats: Taking reporting both sides of the story a little too far

Mainstream media types love to tell us they give both sides of the story.  They love to tell us how fair they are.  But doesn’t passing accurate info on to your readers count for something? This week, our local Pulitzer-prize winning, lesbian-edited, money-bleeding, grass-fed  thrice twice-weekly local paper managed to publish stories on their web site’s home page simultaneously claiming BOTH a crime rate increase AND a crime rate decrease…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Most of Ellmers campaign $$$ for 2013 came from PACs

There’s a bi-partisan crowd lining up to challenge congresswoman Renee Ellmers in 2013.  The Democrat primary is starting to look like a three-way:  American Idol (Wake County native and current Chatham County resident) Clay Aiken, former state commerce secretary Keith Crisco of Randolph County, and Durham attorney Houston Barnes.  Wake County radio personality Frank Roche is throwing his hat in the ring on the GOP side. This looks like a…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County Politics

NC-02: Roche calls for grassroots unity in fight against Ellmers, GOP establishment

Raleigh-area radio personality and GOP congressional candidate Frank Roche admits he’s had a rough relationship in recent years with libertarians, Ron Paul supporters, and some Tea Party groups.  Roche released an audio-visual presentation on YouTube this week that includes an apology, a clarification, and a call for unity among free-marketeers as the elections approach: […] “The premise of this idea was to try and come to terms with the libertarian…

Posted in Congress Media Moore County

#NCPOL NC-02: A sing-off in the Second?

    If you thought this year’s US Senate race was going to be fun, wait til you see how our local congressional race may be shaping up: Gay singer and “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken is actively considering a bid to represent North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House, according to two Democratic sources familiar with his plans. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said…

Posted in Media Moore County Pinehurst Southern Pines

Campaign 2014: WEEB radio’s Adams to take on Godfrey?

There must be something in the water at radio stations in North Carolina.  Raleigh-area radio personality Frank Roche has thrown his hat in the ring to challenge the reelection of congresswoman Renee Ellmers.  Greensboro-area radio personality Bill Flynn is part of the GOP field seeking to take on incumbent US Senator Kay Hagan.  Now, it appears that WEEB 990 AM’s owner, general manager, and morning show host will be tossing…

Posted in Congress Economy Media Politics Southern Pines

A Haymaker Christmas (A poet and I didn’t know it)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through Haymaker HQ News was a little slow – so we needed something to do. One minion spoke up and said “Hey boss, let’s review.’’ Republicans took over in Raleigh.  Democrats were in charge of stuff less and less Suddenly, the mainstream media and the lefties got interested in “government excess”. Our state has been facing record unemployment, so many – in the…

Posted in Congress Media Moore County

Does O-Care cover getting SCREWED OVER?

    We hear a lot about ObamaCare / KayCare from political activists, politicians, hacks extraordinaire.  We’ve got one of the worst unemployment rates in the nation.  North Carolina is one of the states hit hardest by O-Care.  Well, pull up a chair, boys and girls. It’s story time. I’ve got a personal account of an ObamaCare nightmare from one of our readers, named Tim, who hails from the Triangle…