Tag Archives: North Carolina

Schlafly: Voter ID is Totally Meant to Help Republicans Win

Phyllis Schlafly confirmed that North Carolina’s voter ID law is intended to help Republicans win elections. Benen reports: Have you ever heard a political figure accidentally read stage direction, unaware that it’s not supposed to repeated out loud? This is … Continue reading
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Show Them We Mean It

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) announced today that he will sign an abortion bill that will close 15 out of 16 clinics in the state that provide abortions. The War on Women … Continue reading
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What Could Go Wrong?

North Carolina is a shining example of what can happen to a state in a limited amount of time when the inmates are allowed to take over the asylum. North Carolina lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday that will allow concealed-carry … Continue reading
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Stephen Moore: ‘Moral Monday’ Rallies Are All About Money

Good God, man. Leave it to Spazzy-dweebo Stephen Moore, the Republican columnist version of Matthew Lesko for corporate welfare to kick the poor and knock the people who are turning out for these ‘Moral Monday’ rallies in North Carolina down a peg … Continue reading
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North Carolina Republicans Introduce Another Voter ID Law

Speaking of voter ID and voter suppression — Republicans in North Carolina introduced another voter ID bill yesterday that will limit the forms of identification that are acceptable. RALEIGH Resurrecting one of the legislative session’s most contentious issues, Senate Republicans … Continue reading
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Press Conference

Artist – Chan Lowe In other news, North Carolina Republicans have revived their ban on Sharia Law by attaching it to a bill regarding metering agreements for renters. Can none of their ideas stand on their own? Meanwhile, Miami City … Continue reading
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Governor Pat McCrory Reverses Himself, Will Sign Abortion Bill

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory claimed that he would not sign the state Republican party’s new restrictions on abortion when they were attached to a Sharia Law bill, but now that the restrictions have been attached to a Motorcycle safety … Continue reading
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Worst Persons in the World

The North Carolina Republicans for this: North Carolina’s GOP-controlled House passed controversial abortion measures Thursday tucked in a motorcycle safety bill on a 74-41 vote, according to the Charlotte Observer. Republicans argue that the bill is about ensuring women’s safety, … Continue reading
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Motorcycle Abortions?

After North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (R) threatened to veto an anti-abortion bill passed by the state Senate, Republicans in the House did what any reasonable person would do — attach the new restrictions to a completely unrelated motorcycle safety … Continue reading
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Jackass Quote of the Day

“Let’s get on with this and enjoy our holiday.” -State Senator Tom Apodaca (R-MotherFucker) on fast-tracking an abortion bill Pardon my french, but this man is an asshole. Continue reading
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Voter ID Coming to North Carolina, Mississippi

In Mississippi, Voter ID starts today. JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act puts Mississippi on equal footing with every other state, and that … Continue reading
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Papers Please

North Carolina lawmakers are continuing their march to become the crazy-capital of the nation. After proposing the establishment of an official state religion and voting to require criminal background checks for welfare recipients, state legislators are now considering a bill … Continue reading
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NC GOP: People With “The Munchies” Might Use Food Stamps

The North Carolina state legislature is debating a bill, Senate Bill 594, that would require new applicants to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to pay out of pocket to undergo a mandatory drug test. Why? Because according to one … Continue reading
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First Amendment: Skip Directly to Second Amendment

Republicans in North Carolina are so in love with the Bill of Rights — as long as we entirely ignore the First Amendment. A bill filed by Republican lawmakers would allow North Carolina to declare an official religion, in violation … Continue reading
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Your Nipples Are Obscene!

And there’s a North Carolina law in the works to codify it: North Carolina state Rep. Rayne Brown (R) is defending her proposed legislation which define women’s nipples as indecent, WRAL-TV reports. Said Brown: “We’ve had the most fun with … Continue reading
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Pollgasm

Today’s roundup of swing-state polls via PoliticalWire Colorado: Obama 51%, Romney 45% (Public Policy Polling) Florida: Obama 50%, Romney 45% (American Research Group) Iowa: Obama 51%, Romney 44% (American Research Group) Michigan: Obama 54%, Romney 42% (Rasmussen) North Carolina: Obama … Continue reading

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Super Stupid

North Carolina State Senator David Rouzer, who is running for a seat in the House of Representatives, wants to get rid of the Department of Energy, Commerce, Housing, and Education. His rationale, if you can call it that, is that … Continue reading

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Imminent Threats

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, according to Citizens for Tax Justice, Mitt Romney would save himself $5 million in taxes if he were able to implement his tax “reform” plan as president. Also — the Republican party of … Continue reading

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A Previous Marriage Amendment in North Carolina

North Carolina previously amended its Constitution regarding marriage in 1875: In 1875 North Carolina’s Constitution was amended to ban interracial marriage. That ban only ended in 1971. Buzzfeed with the documentation: North Carolina: Building a Bridge to the Reconstruction Era.

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Wait, What?

The circular logic is mind-bending. Via ThinkProgress, the Log Cabin Republicans have responded to President Obama’s statement on same-sex marriage by condemning it, calling it offensive and callous. COOPER: That the president has chosen today, when LGBT Americans are mourning … Continue reading

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