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Lying and losing

We have come to expect lying from people in politics, including gross misrepresentations of objective reality. The president and his allies are free to say, "We never promised Mexico would pay for the wall," when reality suggests otherwise. Lying is the essence of being a Trump Republican.

I believe "Trump Republicanism" is what 2020 elections will be about. Do you stand with the liar or do you stand against him?

DonorsChoose Not to Help Elect Jeff Tarte

The non-profit organization, DonorsChoose, has taken the high road.

The NCGA GOP put $200,000 in the 2019 budget for DonorsChoose, dedicating the use of those funds for school supplies, but only for schools in the new election district of GOP State Senator Jeff Tarte. The charity pointed out it was not consulted about this and only learned about it via Twitter.

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.

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