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Life is Like a Box of Chocolates...

...and "Lt. Dan" Forrest is one of the nuts!

[full article at BackwardNC]

Lt. Dan joins with the likes of Glenn Beck and Erik Rush to hype right-wing conspiracy theories about the Common Core educational standard.

That wouldn't be all bad, since it apparently keeps him occupied, but now he's wasting staff time and taxpayer dollars on his alternate reality, and that crosses the line.

Full article at BackwardNC.

Bad Day for DAG McCrony

Today DAG McCrony sees his stock go up -- at least in terms of being among the worst governors in the nation. He didn't crack the top 6, but he's in the Top 12 worst governors in CREW's rankings.

"CREW's research reveals many state leaders aren't always looking out for their constituents' best interests," said CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan. "It seems some governors are more interested in what their states can do for them rather than what they can do for their states."

And as Jezebel so beautifully tells it, his approval ratings went 'round the bowl and down the hole after his "crazy abortion law pimping".

Pay to play kicks into high gear

[Cross-posted from BackwardNC]

Guvnor Pat appoints his campaign contributors to to plum government positions, one of Guvnor Pat's appointees assures the public that pay to play is not a problem in The Old Backward State, and in the biggest Pay to Play scheme of all, Tillisberger and the McCronies lie through their teeth by characterizing a tax cut for millionaires and a tax increase for poor and middle class people as a tax cut for everyone.

More below the fold.

Claude Pope One-Ups DAG McCrony

After DAG McCrony was justifiably spanked by the New York Times, and after DAG McCrony wrote a pack-of-lies attempted rebuttal that rebutted nothing, NC GOP Chair Claude Pope has written his own comical, arrogant, pack-of-lies "open letter" to the New York Times.

The letter shows why Claude Pope wins Asshat of the Week and a Richard Noggin award. His letter is filled with lies, such as this oft-repeated one:

...the carnage you describe is actually a massive rebuilding and clean-up effort.

NC Town "Celebrates" Independence Day with Racism

After the national embarrassment of the abortion near-ban passing the NC Senate during Independence Day weekend, The Old Backward State adds more national embarrassment with offensive, racist displays in Hope Mills, NC.

"Parade had racial overtones; lots of Confederate flags, Obama bashing sticker on a tractor, and a John Deere tractor [pulling a trailer full of watermelons] had a poster that reads "WHITE HISTORY MONTH HUG WTE PPL." Certainly, a celebration of independence parade is not the place to bring up these issues. Hope Mills should do better," wrote Michael Kenneth.

What They Really Meant

We all know the old joke about how to tell when a politician is lying...his or her lips are moving.

It took some of the biggest lies ever, leading to flash BS flood warnings in downtown Raleigh, to ram through the abortion near-ban bill in the NC Senate.

Proving they have no shame, the Warriors on Women (a few of whom are women) produced some real whoppers. Here's one; there's more at BackwardNC.


"We have an obligation to protect the health of the people -- the women -- that go to these clinics," Berger said. "Anyone who is interested in having safe abortions in North Carolina has nothing to fear from this bill."


Wake County GOP Chair Calls for Squandering Taxpayer Dollars

The thoroughly political, thoroughly clueless Donna Williams, chair of the Wake County GOP, launches a thoroughly political claim that Wake County DA Colon Willoughby is politically motivated in urging that protesters be cited, rather than arrested.

Showing that she, too, can be part of the GOP Taliban, she insists that those protesters be arrested and face "justice".

Even if it does waste $100,000 of taxpayers' money. And we thought that Donna opposed wasting taxpayer money. Either she has changed her mind or she is a hypocrite.

The wing nuts complain that Moral Mondays are wasting taxpayer resources and then insist on an unnecessary process that wastes taxpayer resources.


Texas in North Carolina

Everyone knows that they're lower than dirt, but this might actually be a new low for "Buck" Newton and the Derangers.

"They're doing it quietly on 4th of July weekend because they've seen what's going on in Texas and know that women will turn out," Melissa Reed, VP of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Health Systems said,

Will North Carolinians respond like Texans? Will Berger clean up the slime trail he's leaving in Raleigh? Will Guvnor Pat use some weird anti-Muslim excuse to sign abortion restriction law that he swore he wouldn't sign? Will North Carolina continue its circular path around the bowl and down the hole?

Pardon me while I retch.

More National Embarrassment

ThinkProgress is cross-posted at People for the American Way's Right Wing Watch.

Guvnor Pat must be SO proud! He's not just the laughingstock of the state, he's the laughingstock of the nation!

North Carolina previously was known as a progressive, vibrant Southern state. Now it's known as Alabama's and Mississippi's disadvantaged sibling.

Additional Moral Monday coverage

More coverage over at BackwardNC, including pictures and video.

The ninth Moral Monday resulted in 80 people, who were exercising their constitutional rights to peaceable assembly in a public building paid for with their tax dollars, being arrested and hauled off to jail. A major theme of this latest protest is the 170,000 people that Tillisberger and the McCronies have thrown under the bus by refusing them access to federally funded unemployment benefits already paid for by our tax dollars.


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