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More livestock deaths from fracking

Here's another great article with evidence that should convince NC lawmakers not to risk our lives by letting fracking come into our state...

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/public_health/140984963.html

All's well in NC because ... we aren't Somalia!

According to Rep. George Cleveland, R-Asshat we should not use the term "extreme poverty" to describe anyone living in North Carolina. His reasoning is that "extreme poverty" should only be used to describe standards found in Third world countries. He went on to further define the condition as living on $1.50 a day, about $550 a year.

Thanks, Mr. Tillis!

You've managed to get us on the front page of the New York Times again, with just the kind of news that will make business leaders worldwide want to expand their workforces in North Carolina. Not.

At Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, N.C., enrollment has grown by about 30 percent in the last three years, while total state funding has fallen by 21 percent, an amount not fully offset by tuition increases. The college cannot afford to expand its popular nursing program beyond its 275 slots, leaving 1,000 frustrated students on the waiting list. To keep these students, the college has enrolled them in a “pre-nursing” program, a new prerequisite for staying on the waiting list. But even those courses have a waiting list of more than 400 students.

Hat tip to Progressive Pulse.

Richard Burr and the failed U.S. Senate

Please read these sobering words from, Olympia Snowe, a rare Senate moderate. It must be observed that our own Richard "No one can get to the right of me" Burr is a big part of the problem.

Thought for the day

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Outlawing the Occupy Movement: H.R. 347 Makes Free Speech A Felony

Once signed, HR 347 will empower federal agents to arrest and bring felony criminal charges against citizens engaged in political protests anywhere in the USA.

OUTLAWING THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT: HR 347 MAKES FREE SPEECH A FELONY

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

The Academy of Moore County: "It's a death penalty— you're taking their charter."

Blue Ribbon Commission Charter School Report to the North Carolina State Board of Education — January 2008

The State Board of Education should develop a more diagnostic process of oversight to enable timely response to poor-performing schools (rather than 5-10 years). A school that demonstrates low growth and low performance should be reviewed and the results of the review should determine subsequent state action relative to the school. A charter school that has low growth and low performance should be given one year to demonstrate improvement or be closed.

Commission members did not take into consideration at the time of their report that state action to shut down a failing charter school would be subject to litigation.

KARMA Don't Play That!

Sometimes Karma simply wants you to "Shut The Hell Up!"

Andrew Breitbart, a noted conservative activist, author and publisher,and general pain the butt, died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 43.

While a note on his website specifically referred to the death as "natural causes," that hasn't stopped Breitbart's friends in the right-wing media from speculating on all manner of terrifying scenarios, such as one rumor suggesting he was murdered because he was threatening to expose compromising videos of President Obama in college.

Now if you think you can constantly give crap to the guy that got Bin Laden, and you end up dead, I'm not gonna say you had it coming, but Karma Don't Play That!

Rowan Christianmissioners sp’ilin’ fer a fight

Sometimes you feel it in your bones. Evangelicals in Rowan County have been sp’ilin’ fer a fight ever since they lost prayer in the schools. It just rankles them. Then came further persecution of their religion when WalMart, surely the right arm of the devil, decided to wish people the abomination of “Happy Holidays.”

In 2007, the County Commissioners reveled in placing the words “In God We Trust” on the front of the County building where they hold their meetings. And inside they opened their meetings with prayer.

But those prayers, protestant Christian prayers, were threatened recently when Godly and Christian Forsyth County lost a court case over a similar practice. If WalMart had been the devils’ right arm, the ACLU was the devil incarnate, and he was banging on the door.

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