Daily HaymakerThe mainstream media is full of stories about how broke the state Democrat Party is. Word is out that they may have to sell their headquarters building just to make ends meet. Sources tell me that Robin Hayes left the NCGOP coffers in pretty rough shape when he handed over the keys to Claude Pope....more >>
Finally, a politician who says what he means, means what he says and doesn't wilt under criticismThe McClatchey (read liberal) media conglomerate is trying to do a hatchet job on Greg Brannon, but it is backfiring on them. Brannon stands his ground and does not waiver.
Jim Morrill is the hired gun in the Lake Wylie Pilot He went back into history and drug out a comment Brannon made during the 2012 presidential campaign to the effect that there was little difference in what Mitt Romney was advocating and what Barack Obama was saying....more >>
This news made my day!
Before you challenge my "Republican" status, hear me out. Because, really, I am a true Conservative and I think Virginia Foxx is a lovely woman. I've been to her fundraisers and ponied up the cash....more >>
This is the third article in the series written by Greg Brannon in 2010, before he decided to run for the U. S. Senate. We are publishing the series here for two reasons: First, because we find the content informative and secondly, because we think it given insight into Brannon's ideas and values....more >>
D'ya think?Is Congress Overworked ?? Let's take a look at that question. It is not clear just how it is that our Representatives and Senators manage to come up with all the ideas they seem to come up with for all new laws they seem to think of. But I have some suspicions....more >>
From The RightThe Liberal Democratic block has been attacking the Koch Brothers as the major contributors to Conservative causes. Although it is true they support conservative causes they are not the major player in political funding as the Liberal/ Democratic political machine would have you believe....more >>
A Libertarian's Library
Doug Bandow, writing at the <i>Cato Institute</i> recently posted this article:<BLOCKQUOTE>Individual liberty took another hit with Arizona Gov....more >>
So now what?File this one under "Things are not always as they seem."
CBS Boston is reporting that the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled recently that a man taking pictures on a subway train of women's underwear (or lack thereof) without their permission was not violating the state's "Peeping Tom" statute....more >>
Part IV of The Economic Impact of Buiding a New JailMuch of the attention in county government over the last year has been on whether or where to build a new jail. We suggest the jail is really not the issue. The jail would not be the controversy it is if we had a sound planning process. But that too is but a symptom. The real problem is ineffective leadership. And until that problem is solved Beaufort County is going to wander in the economic wilderness. But there is a possible solution in sight....more >>
D'ya think?America's place in the world
In case you haven't noticed, the Tonight Show has changed. Long time host Jay Leno is gone. He has been replaced by Jimmie Fallon whose late - late night show used to follow the Leno Tonight Show on NBC....more >>
Bonus DealFrom the Patriot Post.com 5 Mar. 2014.
Barack Hussein Obama spent Tuesday promoting his $3.9 trillion 2015 budget, which raises taxes on individual and corporate incomes and guts defense to fund his welfare constituency....more >>
U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) announced today his endorsement of Dr. Greg Brannon for U.S. Senate in North Carolina's Republican Primary and says he plans to campaign for the tea party favorite in North Carolina later this month....more >>
Listen up America.
In a remarkable break with his boss—Barack Obama—General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has given Congress a very troubling assessment of America's military capability....more >>
This is the third in a series we are publishing of the writings of Dr. Greg Brannon. He is a candidate for U. S. Senate, but the articles were written long before he decided to run for the Senate....more >>
The Republican legislature and administration are frequently heard calling for less intrusive government regulations. There are few areas of regulation that are any more intrusive than those within the domain of the Coastal Resources Commission....more >>
The Washington Daily News recently published an editorial in which they complained about Hood Richardson and Stan Deatherage not attending the local annual Board of Commissioners' planning retreat....more >>
If you like seafood you will want to read this article and pass it along to anyone you know who loves fresh seafoodThere has been for several years now, a vigorous debate about the role the State of North Carolina and the Federal Government should take in "managing" marine resources. The debate centers around two divergent schools of thought, generally divided between those who side with the "commercial" fishing industry and those who side with the "recreational" fishing industry....more >>
The greatest cost of building a new jail at this time is the opportunity costs. A new school would be a much better use of this money and property than building a jail.In Part I of this series on the Economic Impact of Building a New Jail we looked at the immediate impact on downtown Washington. In the Part II we focused on the macro-economic impact of pulling 10 million per year out of the local economy. In this article we look at the opportunity costs....more >>
D'ya think?Climate Change Priorities
Our Imperial Savior said in a New York Times interview last year that there was "no evidence" the Keystone pipeline would be a "big jobs generator," claiming it might create 2,000 jobs in the construction phase but far fewer permanent jobs....more >>
This is the second in a series we are publishing of the writings of Dr. Greg Brannon. He is a candidate for U. S. Senate, but the articles were written long before he decided to run for the Senate....more >>
We have met the enemy and he is usAs Pogo said: "We have met the enemy and he is us."
In Part I in this series on the Economic Impact of Building a New Jail we looked at the impact on downtown Washington. In this installment we looks at the macro-economic impact on the county's economy. And it is not good....more >>
We've had our differences with Walter Jones. Like when he stumbled into endorsing Arthur Williams in the last NC House race. And we have not always agreed with him not supporting our troops' mission while they were in harm's way. But enough is enough. Those disagreement pale beside the good he has done, particularly in standing up to the Establishment, of both parties, in Washington and Wall Street fighting out of control government spending and giving Americans' jobs to illegal aliens....more >>
Four of our commissioners, elected to represent the people, chose Thursday to do just the opposite. They voted 4-3 to spend as much as two million before an election in seven months can determine how the people feel about building a new jail....more >>
Our founders most definitely prescribed to the motto, "In God We Trust". They acted upon this belief to establish our country. Yet, today, the majority of Americans only take up the spirit of this motto in times of crisis....more >>
We have made reference to, on several occasions, illegal acts of public officials "under color of law." From comments and questions we have received it is clear to us that not many people understand this legal issue....more >>
Binky, The Shih-tzu, and the rest of their knucklehead mainstream media pals have been piling on ...more >>
A Libertarian's LibraryNATURAL LAW or THE SCIENCE OF JUSTICE
A Treatise on Natural Law, Natural Justice, Natural Rights, Natural Liberty, and Natural Society; Showing That All Legislation Whatsoever is an Absurdity, a Usurpation, and a Crime
Lysander Spooner has many great distinctions in the history of political thought....more >>
D'ya think?If you don't like your job...
It's interesting. As we watch the Obamacare implementation fiasco play out, the ineptitude of the people who specified, designed and built the site is simply amazing....more >>
A Libertarian's LibraryNATURAL LAW or THE SCIENCE OF JUSTICE--Chapter II...more >>
With friends like this, who needs enemies?Erick Erickson, over at RedState, has issued the clarion call:
Put the American Opportunity Alliance on your radar. Conservatives need to be wary and need to follow money from this group to Republican candidates....more >>
Sometimes the “cure is worse than the disease” or “the solution is worse than the problem.” Such can often be said about what has happened in law enforcement in recent years....more >>
Brant Clifton is reporting at the Daily Haymaker
American Hustle is not just lighting up the movie screens. It’s playing out on Capitol Hill as well. Following last week’s disgraceful surrender by House Republicans on the debt ceiling, we got all kinds of stories about how Howard Coble was the only NCGOPer to vote for Boehner’s bill....more >>
Quid pro quo: You scratch my back, I'll scratch your backThom Tillis and Harold Brubaker have quite a special political bond. They are the only two Republican speakers of the North Carolina House since Reconstruction. The two became very close upon Tillis joining the House in 2006....more >>
If you are really concerned about this country recovering from the mess that Barack Obama and his minions have created then you need to read the following article on The Hillary Papers....more >>
Bureaucrats make decision based on flimsy scienceIf you like fresh seafood, not to mention whether you care about the economy of coastal North Carolina, you need to not only read but study the following article in the Daily Haymaker that includes an excellent description of the danger facing your ability to eat fresh seafood and the right of many people in Eastern North Carolina to make a living as did their ancestors....more >>