Tuesday Twitter roundup

Strike two for Trudy Wade:

If she had any sense, she would drop this now. But apparently she doesn't.

As usual, Ricky, your reading comprehension leaves you spouting tripe that is barely within sight of the truth:

For the Democrats to regain their footing, she believes, it will not take one thing, but many things. She is trying to win back donors who have left the party. But she is also trying to tap into the energy of the “Moral Monday” movement that formed to protest the actions of the Republican legislature. Keever said she not only participated in the Moral Monday protests in Raleigh, but helped organize a Moral Monday protest in Asheville that drew 10,000 people.

Asheville's very first Moral Monday gathering took place 3 1/2 months after the first Raleigh event, and Keever only "helped" organize the Mountain Moral Monday event. No doubt she contributed to its success, but your efforts to rewrite history to show MM wasn't a grassroots explosion are laughable. If you want to see the failure of astro-turf organizers to get out the people, just look at the sad little rallies AFP tried to put together for offshore drilling, or maybe the pro-fracking stuff where they had to bus in homeless people to hit the magic "twenty" headcount. That, little Ricky, is some hilarious stuff.

Speaking of hilarious:

Here's a group picture of those "Teenage Republicans" Harnett is addressing:

Hmmm. Maybe it's my slowly deteriorating visual acuity, but I'm not seeing anything but white noise...

Just for your edification, right smack in the middle of this (and many other) issues is an Elon Law professor Scott Gaylord, who also has defended the horrifically intrusive ultrasound provisions in NC's anti-abortion laws:

These laws do have an impact, which, of course, is why pro-abortionists so loath them. Gaylord and Molony, who teach at the Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina, cite a 2011 Quinnipiac University study, whose primary motivation (if you go the study itself) “was to determine if the anecdotal evidence on ultrasound laws was true: did giving women the opportunity to view their unborn fetus reduce the probability that they would have an abortion.” The answer? “[U]ltrasound requirement laws reduce the odds of a woman having an abortion quite substantially.”

“The Supreme Court already has considered –and rejected”– the argument made of late that requiring abortionists “to display and describe ultrasound images violates their right to be free from compelled speech.” The court has “held that, in the context of ‘the practice of medicine,’ physicians were ‘subject to reasonable licensing and regulation by the state’ and consequently could be compelled to provide disclosures about childbirth and abortion,” Gaylord and Molony explain.

I know there are a handful of Elon Law faculty/students who read BlueNC, so here's a question I'd like you to ask Perfessor Scott: "What is your legal opinion about a NC law that would *silence* a doctor who wanted to know if one of his/her patients had access to a firearm in their home?"

It's bad enough to force a doctor to say something to his/her patient, but to tell them what they can't ask? That's pretty crazy, but I have no doubt Gaylord would be able to twist his way into supporting it.

Speaking of crazy:

Somebody's been peeing in the gene pool again:

The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan requested the rally from 3-5 p.m. on July 18, Gaines said.

Calling itself the “Largest Klan in America,” the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan are based in Pelham, N.C., according to its website.

“If you can’t tell, they are trying to wipe us out of the history books,” the message reads. “Tell this Marxist government they better not dishonor out ancestors graves.”

I wasn't aware Nikki Haley was a Marxist. Might have to check her out...

Looks like they could both skip a few meals and not be the worse for it...

About the only good developments on the state level are the editorial cartoons...

Um, there's already a majority of Republican Justices on the Supreme Court. Trying for a "supermajority"? Will that ensure you'll get unconstitutional rulings out of the Court? These are rhetorical questions, because I fear you don't have a clue what I'm talking about.

Okay, I've been having some computer problems this a.m., so let's wind this thing up:

Eh, that's a little too close to what used to actually happen. Here's another:




Remember to keep God first

says state GOP chair Hasan Harnett.

To support his point, he noted all the ways that the NC GOP works hard to help the poor, protect the downtrodden and look out for "the least of these".

"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

Gotta admit

I felt a bit of glee when I read Trudy lost....

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