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#ncga: Turning it ALL over to the NINE ROBED ONES

In 1857, The US Supreme Court’s infamous Dred Scott decision determined that black folks were indeed property. In 1896, the nation’s high court determined in Plessy v. Ferguson that “separate but equal” laws regarding transportation were okey-dokey. In 1955, The US Supreme Court determined in…

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Piddling while America is ”rewritten” and “remade”

In 1973, we discovered — thanks to The Supreme Court — that we have a “right” to abortion.  In the last week, we’ve learned that we have a “right” to subsidized health care and a “right” to same-sex marriage.   We also learned that the feds…

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#ncga [Absence makes the gay lobby a lot less fonder.]

Poor Charlie.  He just can’t win.  He got the amnesty opponents riled up on the big driver license vote. [He voted to kill the Blust amendment stripping license privileges for illegals from the legislation, and then voted in committee to kill the bill.] Now, he’s…

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#ncga COJONES CHECK: Berger? (Yep.) Moore? (Um, May-be.)

Well, it appears the scaredy-cats on Jones Street force-fed Gov. Pat another one of his vetoes.  This one was the guv’s veto of a bill allowing magistrates the ability to opt-out of performing gay marriages.  On one hand, I have to applaud the upper chamber…

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Time for churches to cut the cord re: gov’t?

Not too long ago, Gov. Pat McCrory and Speaker Tim Moore were telling us they could see no real need for a religious freedom restoration act. Where are examples of people’s religious freedoms being stomped on by government, they asked.  Oh, wait.  Here’s ONE:  Within…

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Hey, drive-bys! Your dishonesty is showing.

You know, it’s really something to read reverential treatment of the late great Jesse Helms in the pages of that miserable, dying propaganda rag on Raleigh’s McDowell Street.  Those cretins spent decades viciously smearing the man. They questioned his intelligence, mocked his personal appearance, and…

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Are the gaystapo’s tactics producing common ground for libertarians and The Religious Right?

I am a proud, card-carrying member of the ”leave-me-the-hell-alone” caucus.  I consider my self a conservative with a smattering of “small-L” libertarianism sprinkled in there.  (The big-L libertarians sometimes venture into territory that gives me the willies.)  My amigo Pete Kaliner, who you folks near…

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RFRA: An opportunity for Mark Harris?

It’s been a long while since we heard from the Baptist preacher from Charlotte.  Harris jumped into the 2014 GOP primary for US Senate appealing to religious conservatives and Tea Partiers.  Some saw him as a stalking horse meant to split the Tea Party vote…

Posted in Media NCGOP Pat McCrory

Our boy governor throws a fit

Gov. Pat McCrory had something on his expansive mind so he took to that bastion of right-wing thought called public radio to let it all out:  Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday called a GOP proposal to redistribute sales tax revenues “class warfare” that would…

Posted in Congress Media Politics Richard Burr Thom Tillis

Burr, Tillis havin’ a gay old time in DC

Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones. They’re the modern stone age family. From the town of Bedrock, They’re a page right out of history. Let’s ride with the family down the street. Through the courtesy of Fred’s two feet. When you’re with the Flintstones Have a yabba…