Governor Pat McCrory took a break from touring storm damage today in Madison County to address this week's controversial vote on abortion restrictions. "Even if i agree with some of these issues, it's still got to be done right in the right way and right process," said McCrory.
The governor also speaking out on NAACP Moral Monday protests, saying he supports their right to assemble with one exception. "The only problem I have is when them blocking business from having to be done and breaking the law," said McCrory.
As to that first quote, even the judicious use of a thesaurus wouldn't "correct" the near-painful redundancy in that statement. I had to double-check the second quote, because I was sure it had to be a typo. But no, that nonsense actually came out of his mouth. I'm pretty sure the "when" was supposed to be "with", and I'm prepared to cut him some slack for that. They're both 4-letter words beginning with a "w". But even if the protests did block "business" (that word actually does fit with this sell-out Legislature), it wouldn't change the fact it was still "having to be done". It might stop it from being done, but that's not what our semi-literate Governor said. For those who think I'm being petty by picking his words apart, don't forget: McCrory is (supposed to be) reading these bills before he signs them. Comprehension matters.
Criminal (illegal) abortion is a kind carried out with awareness, knowledge, information, and bad intentions. In this kind of abortion, the fetus is pulled out before the proper time whereby the fetus does not survive or does not have the capabilities to survive. Abortion is carried out in many ways: sometimes by using drugs and chemical substances, sometimes by using the science of obstetrics, or in other ways. Of course it is not always the case when the mother is responsible for this kind of abortion. At times another person causes the abortion by beating or hitting the pregnant woman without the mother's involvement.
I'm beginning to think the anti-Islamic behavior of Republicans isn't due to terrorism, it's just plain jealousy. Over there, you can flex all sorts of masculine muscles to keep women down, from keeping them out of school to raping them into marriage. And if all you really want is to make them produce babies like they're supposed to, well. The state supports that, too. Does this look familiar?
The loss of EUC funding will be devastating to the hardest hit North Carolinians--170,000 former workers who have already been without jobs for six months or more. The loss of funding will also hurt the broader economy, which brings me back to those original GDP figures. At a time when the state's economy is only growing slowly, unevenly, and actually shedding jobs; the legislature and governor are about to pull $700 million directly out of the state's economy. That figure represents 3.5 percent of all of the economic growth that the state experienced last year.
What's even worse, not only are those funds immediately injected into the economy in a diffused manner (spread around), said injected funds are naturally utilized in geographical areas that need it the most. The higher the unemployment rate in a given area, the more people receiving benefits, the more money into the local economy, etc. This was just a bad idea all around, and will likely produce even more unemployed.
Rep. John Faircloth, a Republican from High Point, questioned a provision that would consider multiple drug offenses as non-violent felonies, in some cases, allowing people to get their guns back. He said some criminals might have simply managed not to get caught over the ensuing years. “I have a problem with drug use and firearms coming together,” Faircloth told the bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Michael Speciale, a Republican from New Bern. “Does that not concern you at all?”
“Why penalize someone using drugs by taking away their weapons, taking away their right to protect their families and protect themselves?” Speciale said.
I've got a question for you, Einstein: who do you think are the primary victims of a drug abuser's desperate need for money to feed their addiction? That's right, their very own family. If you spent a fraction of the time studying this issue as you do worshiping at the altar of the almighty firearm, you'd realize just how stupid that comment was. He also doesn't believe repeat offenders should be denied the pleasure and pride of gun ownership:
Ever since plans for the giant landfills were announced years ago, the suspicion has been that they would be used to hold trash generated in other states and shipped here. There’s plenty of cheap land in some of North Carolina’s easternmost counties, communities where the population is low income. Those counties have high water tables, so most of the trash would be “buried” above ground, thus creating the Great Trash Mountain Range, maybe adjacent to state parks.
There's no maybe about it. This critical wildlife refuge will likely be the first to suffer from this exceptionally bad public policy move:
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