Republican idiocy

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Greensboro tells Trudy, "We'll see you in court."

Federal court, no less. I can't wait to hear what the judge says when they tell him what went on in the Caucus meeting where a bunch of lawmakers were forced to change their votes is "Top Secret" and they don't have to tell him what was said. ;)

Tillis' rhetoric degenerates into absurdity

Taking advantage of the bullshit pulpit:

But Tillis quickly added: "Just because Greece chooses to remain in the Euro doesn't mean things can go on as they were. The Greek government has to make major changes in its spending policy and entitlements. When I was speaker in North Carolina, the state was gripped with a deficit and we made a fundamental policy decision to adopt austerity budgets for four years.

"Today, we have one of the best performing economies in the U.S. and our unemployment dropped from 10.6 percent to 6.4 percent. Greece could learn from North Carolina."

Dude, if the Greek government even tried to pull some of the crap Republicans in the Legislature have done to the people here, they would be dragged out into the street and flayed alive.

Profiles in idiocy: Pot, meet kettle

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Silver spoon-fed behind-the-scenes instigator criticizes another's public speaking capabilities:

Before that lunch, Walker met privately with about 30 high-capacity donors, including North Carolina retail magnate Art Pope, a major conservative benefactor with strong ties to billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. “He’s not the most charismatic speaker, but I don’t think people are looking for the most charismatic,” said Pope, who said that he has not chosen a 2016 favorite but said he is seriously considering Walker.

Yeah, when you get ready to bundle your checks to get around contribution limits, don't forget that sister in Florida who has the horses...

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The bill that refused to be killed:

It's a city, you nitwit. A city in which each voter can (currently) cast a vote for a majority of council seats. The only prosperity that would result from taking away most of those votes and gerrymandering the rest would go into the pockets of those play golf in the middle of the week, not to those who play "do I get to eat today." I realize those are the only people you care about, which is probably one big reason why there are only 19% registered Republicans in Greensboro.

Count Chocula wows NC GOP delegates

And all it took was a few strategically-placed uses of the word "abolish."

During the Texas senator's speech, he discussed wanting to reignite America's promise and he says that can be done by abolishing the IRS, Common Core and the Affordable Care Act. “There are about 90,000 employees at the IRS. We need to padlock that building and take everyone of them and put them on our Southern border,” he said.

Sen. Cruz also compared his campaign to President Ronald Reagan's in 1980 and said it will take a grassroots campaign to win.

If by "grassroots campaign" you mean uncovering every rock that hides a bat-shit crazy voter, then yes. That's what it will take. I can guarantee you one thing: If Cruz does happen to pull this whole Presidential thing off, within two years most Americans will be ready to close our Northern border for good.

Censorship on the NC Board of Education

Fresh from our in-box:

In April, Governor Pat McCrory nominated J. Todd Chasteen for a seat on the state Board of Education. Some critics have pointed out that Chasteen — who is a vice president and the chief legal officer at the Christian missionary group Samaritan's Purse – has no experience in public education.

In a June 3 letter to North Carolina lawmakers, NCAC expressed particular concern over Chasteen's role in the 2013 effort to remove Isabel Allende's acclaimed novel The House of the Spirits from the high school honors English curriculum in Watauga County schools.

Not a big fan of "slippery slope" arguments, but censorship is definitely an appropriate category for them. Sex has been an integral part of the human condition since long before we walked upright, and trying to understand how deeply it affects our lives is not only a healthy exercise, it's an imperative. And efforts to repress that learning will have consequences, some of them permanent.


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