Moral Monday protests resume today

It's never too late for redemption:

The state NAACP chapter and allied groups plan a Monday afternoon rally in another version of the protests that led to the arrest of hundreds of peaceful protesters during the spring and summer.

The groups want lawmakers to restore unemployment benefits reduced this year and to expand Medicaid to cover hundreds of thousands of additional people, as the federal health care overhaul allows.

This is a follow-up to a petition with thousands of signatures that was delivered to McCrory several weeks ago, calling for him to convene a special session of the General Assembly to address some mistakes they made in the Summer. Mistakes that have brought unnecessary pain and suffering to hundreds of thousands of the people they are supposed to serve and protect. The location of the rally will have to be decided by the courts today, as the Republicans are trying to silence this group via permitting:


Slow feed

Or it may just be my laptop...


This video is frightening. If this permit is denied, all hell will break loose.

Injunction not granted?

MM protest will continue as planned.

UPDATE: Yep. I got the semantics wrong. Grrrrr. Injunction against the state was granted.

Actually, I think it was granted

The injunction (unless I'm mistaken) was for the permit denial itself, so the denial is being...injuncted. There's a little red line telling me "injuncted" is not a word. ;( I beg to differ. Damn busybody spell-checkers...

You're right

I got confuzzled.

Concrete decision

How many square feet are we talking about?

Keep off the grass:

Start at Halifax Mall, end at State Capitol Building

From an NAACP e-mail that just went out entitled "BREAKING NEWS: Court Grants Permission to Use Capitol Building, Moral Monday Participants To Gather At Halifax Mall At 4PM"

People will still gather at Halifax Mall at 4:00 PM as planned. The program will end at the State Capitol Building, 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh

What did they do at the womanless wedding reception?

Roasted a goat, of course.

Not that McCrony cares. He wouldn't even ask.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Pat's pathetic response

From the Carolina Mercury:

Gov. McCrory’s office released the following statement in response to the protesters’ demands:

“These are the same left-wing political groups that are wanting to keep the failed policies of the past that put people out of work,” said Rick Martinez, spokesman for Governor McCrory. “We are fortunate that Governor McCrory chose not to expand Obamacare given how disastrous the rollout has been. Instead, Governor McCrory is working to strengthen the economy so more North Carolinians can earn a paycheck instead of hoping for a government check. If you disagree with that concept, then you are going to disagree with most of the entrepreneurial innovations Governor McCrory has and will continue to implement to get more North Carolinians back to work.”

Merry Christmas to you, too, Deputy Assistant Governor. Nice to see you're listening more and talking less.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014