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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:04 AM

Predicting NC's Future


Via our boy Dr. Jim Booth: BuzzFeed last week presented ď11 Things The North Carolina Legislature Gave Us This Session.Ē The list isnít pretty. It includes:

Moral Mondays
Harsh abortion restrictions hidden in a motorcycle bill
The most restrictive Voter ID laws in the country
The decimation of public education as North Carolinians know it
The assumption that all those on government assistance are drug addicts
The expansion of where you can carry your concealed weapon
The repeal of the Racial Justice Act
The end of federal unemployment benefits
A ban on Sharia Law (because if thereís anything that plagues The Old North State these days, itís Sharia Law running amok)

And of course,

Turning the state into a national laughingstock

I donít know how exactly to describe my feelings about whatís happened to my native state. Heartbreak at the neo-feudal paradise a once-vibrant place is becoming. Terror at what this means for my family and friends who are still there. Transcendent white-hot rage at the corrupt oligarchs who financed the coup. All that and then some.

i know i want out. anyone else?

i don't know how to use the link button, the link ends up invisible?

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barbtries Jul 2013 OP
pscot Jul 2013 #1
barbtries Jul 2013 #4
Triana Jul 2013 #2
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Response to barbtries (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 10:27 AM

1. The meme that Art Pope is in league with the Devil

(otherwise how did he get so rich) should be shouted from every liberal pulpit in the state. The election of 2014 sounds like it will be a big deal. If the predators consolidate their hold on power, you may never shake them off. Don't leave. Fight.

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Response to pscot (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 05:25 PM

4. i think 2014 will be huge.

the republicans are working triple time to make sure they keep their hold on the power in this state. if they succeed, well. sigh.

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Response to barbtries (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 11:41 AM

2. Sitting duck here.


We all are. All my family is in California - one of the few sane states left in the nation. The second I get popped down, I'm outta here.

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Response to Triana (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 05:23 PM

3. you and me both

i have one son in NC and now 2 sons and all 3 grandchildren in CA. just waiting for the job to sour.

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