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Thom Tillis, NC Speaker of the House, says liberal blogs are "like road kill"

The world according to Thom Tillis, Tea Party Republican Speaker of the North Carolina House.

Tomorrow will be the last day I receive the Charlotte Observer at home after nearly 14 years. I decided if the Charlotte Observer is going to reduce itself to being a liberal blog, I'll just read it online like I do ProgressNC, BlueNC, and the like. They are all kind of like road kill. You try not to look at, you do anyway, then you regret it.

Alcoa turning up heat in Stanly County?

After all that has happened, it's hard to believe Alcoa has a snowball's chance in hell of closing their deal to control one of North Carolina's great rivers.

But with Thom Tillis calling the shots in Raleigh, any kind of political scam you can imagine is truly possible.

Vigilance is the order of the day.

After dark

Hat tip to Ed Cone for uncovering this splendid mash-up. How'd you like to seeDavid Crosby, Steven Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young and ... Tom Jones? You got it.

The BlueNC frontpage team for 2012

When it comes to all things progressive, 2011 pretty much sucked. Tea Party Republicans went on a rampage, with business interests and religious fanatics taking the public agenda in a stranglehold. Decades of North Carolina progress swirled down the toilet in a single legislative session under Thom Tillis' leadership. Will 2012 be more of the same? Not if we can help it.

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