New strategy for Moral Monday protesters

It seems, from this report by Laura Leslie and Mark Binker, that watching or listening to, and then reacting to, sporting events is perfectly acceptable on Jones Street these days.

A watch party for the World Cup soccer match between the U.S. and Germany was held inside the Legislative Building on Thursday, and the shouts of lobbyists and legislative staffers could sometimes be heard inside the House chamber, where lawmakers were plowing through a lengthy calendar.

So, there are World Cup matches scheduled for Monday afternoon, and again Tuesday afternoon. Moral Monday participants should be watching or listening to these matches, and responding with appropriate cheers and jeers.

Comments

Did Laura and Mark miss something?

Were those lobbyists and legislators, disrupting the proceedings in the House chamber, hauled down to the county lockup with their wrists zip-tied?

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

Great point, 77

Just goes to show that the rules are entirely discretionary and won't pass muster when they finally get to the US Supreme Court.

Disrupting the legislative proceedings

Did any of the legislators do some grandstanding to tell presiding officers they couldn't hear because of the noise outside?

Did Mark & Laura happen to tally up how much we taxpayers paid legislative staffers to watch soccer?

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"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

Dare I bring up the A-word...

Those staffers and lobbyists are enjoying amnesty.

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

It is a double-standard

As long as the noise you're making is totally unrelated to or in support of the bent laws that are being concocted, there's no problem. But if you disagree with what's going on, it's time for the police state to kick in. Where was Weaver while the soccer hoopla was going on? Is he deaf?