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Politicking The New Flu

    Leftists will find a way to make ANYTHING political  (and the fault of conservatives / Republicans).   Take the worldwide outbreak that we’re experiencing right now.  And check out goofy Roy behind the podium and in front of the cameras.  Talk about the…

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#ncga: WHAT in tarnation did Kelly Hastings do to his desk?

  While so many of us Jones Street watchers are preoccupied with the big health story,  I believe there is one hell of a story (with an even better BACK-STORY) that we’re missing.  State Rep.  Kelly Hastings — notorious for shady listings on his campaign…

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CEO, Thom Tillis hit by same, um, “disease”

    Those of you with great memories — like us — will remember way back in 2014 when US senator Thom Tillis was busted for trying to mislead us on where he went to college.  All kinds of documentation, including the then-House speaker’s official…

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Lobbyist led cheerleading for Boles during primary

    If Jamie Boles tries to tell you he’s “one of us” and is fighting “for the folks back home,”  — don’t buy it.  Lobbyists and operatives from Raleigh saved Tom McInnis’s skin two years ago,   and they did it for Boles this…

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Joe Biden and the elephant in the room

    Plagiarism is generally frowned upon in western society. People lose their jobs.  Reputations get damaged.   But Joe Biden is an outlier.  He gets eight years as vice president of the United States and is being spoken of seriously as the next president…

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Wednesday Morning Quarterback

  Well, the smoke has cleared.  The damage has been done.  Some people have celebrated.  Some are sobbing pitifully.  We’d like to take a few moments to recap Tuesday’s action and talk about what it may or may not mean for the future:   PRESIDENT:…

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NC-11: Still looking like Bennett v. Davis (But Driscoll on the rise?)

  The race to succeed Mark Meadows in the 11th district out west has been rough-and-tumble (to say the least).  A gaggle of Republicans piled into the primary to try and succeed Mark Meadows — the conservative hero and Trump confidante.  Meadows is retiring at…

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Thoughts about Tuesday (UPDATED!)

    A lot of you have already run to your polling places to cast your votes.  Good for you.  Now,  what do you do if the pol you voted for: (a) says or does something really stupid between the time you voted and Tuesday;…

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Email Madness

  Yes,  it is well known at Haymaker HQ that the nightly email summary blast is not working properly.   We are feverishly troubleshooting / looking for other options.   It’s a Google product — making this the THIRD time in recent months that Google…

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Our goofy guv and his broke DOT brought the circus to town

  The NCDOT is a financial mess.  It’s gone to the General Assembly for bailouts.  In October,  a McKinsey report revealed that the state Department of Transportation had spent nearly six times what it was budgeted for in 2019.  Treasurer Dale Folwell openly called for…