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Giving in to contempt

I've spent much of the last few years trying to be a reasonable person. That has meant looking for plus signs instead of minus signs in the political environment, hoping for silver linings when none are obviously present. It's been a daunting process, especially after Cheeto found his way into the Oval Office. But it pre-dates him, too, back to the days of Pat "Duke Energy" McCrory and the GOP mob family in Raleigh.

EXTRA! Read All About It! NCGA Voids Same Sex Marriages!

At least, that is what they propose to do via HB 780. This bill, sponsored by Representatives Speciale, Pittman & Ford, flatly states that our NC General Assembly can declare any SCOTUS decision to be null and void within our borders. With that premise, they resurrect 2012's 'Amendment 1' and proceed to declare same sex marriages, performed in our state or anywhere else, null and void.

What will they void next?
Certainly, Roe v. Wade.
Most probably, Brown v. Board of Education.
Dred Scott.
Miranda.
Hey! Maybe they can invalidate Bush v. Gore!

Meanwhile at a local Board of Ed Meeting

The Harnett County Board of Education held an emergency meeting this week. It seems the current superintendent recently submitted his resignation / retirement effective February 1st. The board had undergone some recent changeover as a result of both the election (one of the two Democrats on the board was defeated), and a couple of resignations with appointed replacements. Up to this point it all seemed like a fairly normal event that might occur in most any county.

Fire bomb in Hillsborough

The GOP headquarters in Orange county was fire bombed today. Accusations are flying, with Donald Trump already blaming Hillary Clinton.

For he record, I don't know of a single Democrat who would do something like this. Not today, not ever. On the other hand, we have a whole party that has been taken over by militant extremists. You tell me who's the more likely perpetrator.

I'm glad no one was hurt in this incident, and I hope law enforcement will get to the bottom of it quickly.

Poor Eddie Woodhouse

Good coverage at Watauga Watch of the Eddie Woodhouse's debut at the Wake County Board of Elections yesterday. Eddie came ready to roll back voting at NC State and on Sundays, but even his fellow Republican board member couldn't bring himself to second Eddie's voter suppression motions.

I'm shocked. Maybe rank and file Republicans are awakening to the absurdity of the policies they're being asked to support. Stranger things have happened.

Dallas Woodhouse and his Twitter War Team Screwed the Pooch

Dallas Woodhouse and his motley band of Twitter warriors screwed up in epic fashion last night. After rallying the crowds of Facebook to follow their Twitter War Room during the DNC last night, Woodhouse and his team failed to exercise basic common sense before attacking Tim Kaine during his speech.

The results:

Robin Hayes strands Cruz supporters kicking them off his private plane

Robin Hayes just can't help himself. He lost his job in Congress after telling one too many lies and now he's put his pettiness on full display in Cleveland.

According to the CharO:

When North Carolina Republican Chairman Robin Hayes asked fellow delegate Ted Hicks on Thursday what he thought of the convention speech by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Hicks was candid.

NCGOP advises members to elevate HB 2 pseudo-contrition, pandering

The only unknown was the exact time and place this would commence.

A national group that says having the GOP incorporate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) agenda into its platform is “the conservative thing to do” has apparently established a beachhead on Jones Street.

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