Open shred: The morning after

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Laura Leslie runs down the Perdue-McCrory debate with this summary: Perdue won on substance, McCrory won on style. I guess that's true if by "style" you mean that rare blend of whining and arrogance that only the Pacman can muster.

But if you want to see what an honest, competent statesman looks like, watch this:

So what else is on your mind?


That memo seems horribly inappropriate doesn't it?

I don't think that Senator McCain doesn't care what's going on in the lives of Americans, I just think he doesn't know.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

Small cows

Looking for lotsa milk in a little package? a small cow may be just the ticket. The story has this very funny comment from an obvious carnivore:

Chandra, if eating animals is wrong, why are they made of meat?


Jesus Swept, so you can come clean.

McCrory on "hurricanes off the coast of Europe"

Near the end of the exchange on offshore drilling during last night's gubernatorial debate, weren't you all surprised to hear McCrory say this in response to Perdue repeatedly referring to North Carolina as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic":

McCrory: We have hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, we have hurricanes off the coast of Europe and Scotland where they're currently [drilling]. Ladies and gentlemen, we need to do it now.

Hurricanes off the coast of Europe and Scotland? Huh? I was further surprised by what I found when I checked that claim out. More on the unfortunate truth behind his statement here:

Thanks, Sue.

I thought McCrory was just making stuff up again. I'll give him points for getting one thing almost right last night.


Jesus Swept, so you can come clean.

Maybe Half a Point

I'll give him half a point. I have friends in Europe and through the UK, so I hear a lot about the storms. However, he did not mention the consequences of these disasters across the pond. A quick Google show the disastrous consequences of storm induced oil spills, mostly from tankers. (Of course McCoryites will counter "it came from tankers" not knowing that's where the oil from the platforms go.) He ignored Bev's very wise "graveyard of the Atlantic" comments. He should know by now the coast of NC is one of the most hazardous waterways on the East Coast. The dynamic caused by the Gulf Stream meeting the Labrador Current at the Outerbanks is a very real hazard. Coy Mc doesn't strike me as much of a sailor (or much of anything), so I wonder if he is even aware of the number of ships still on the bottom near Cape Hatteras.

Proud Educated Elitist With a Poison Pen

Thank you for that clarification

It makes me sick to think we might really be putting our oceans in more peril, they are so stressed as it is. To trade the wonderous bounty of the sea for a few barrels of oil that will not make a drop's difference in the ocean of energy we will waste by not making the changes we need to is appalling on a gut level. But even one step beyond that is how appalling I find the duplicitous Republican spew...Drill baby drill.

Progressive Democrats of North Carolina

I missed colbert's take on Michelle Obama

You have to watch the whole thing.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

I had missed that one!

That's too funny!!!