If Mitt Romney is the Etch-a-Sketch candidate,
does that make his friend Pat McCrory just another knob?
Other interesting stuff:
US trapped in an age of ignorance
“Stupidity is sometimes the greatest of historical forces,” Sidney Hook said once. No doubt. What we have in this country is the rebellion of dull minds against the intellect. That’s why they love politicians who rail against teachers indoctrinating children against their parents’ values and resent the ones who show ability to think seriously and independently. Despite their bravado, these fools can always be counted on to vote against their self-interest. And that, as far as I’m concerned, is why millions are being spent to keep my fellow citizens ignorant.
Sounds like a plank in Pat McCrory's platform.
Email exchange with a UNC alum, offered without comment
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When I saw this:
I actually barked a laugh. What Rush does (more often than not) is pick a subject (bill in Congress, crime in Topeka, etc.) and then he spends twenty minutes drawing inappropriate analogies to past events (often starring Adolph Hitler or Joseph Stalin) and/or outlandish speculations about future developments, all supposedly based on that one factual starting point.
That's not truth. Hell, it's not even good fiction. It's more like something you'd hear from that weird uncle who fell off a truck and banged his head on the pavement and hasn't been completely right ever since.
I've always thought that Rush
was smart enough to know what bullshit he spews...which makes it worse than if he really believed it. He does it for the money. No other reason.
A cauldron of liberal extremism!
More on Mitt McCrory
I wonder how Myers Park Pat will respond when asked if he supports Mitt Romney, who is a proven and unapologetic liar. I'm guessing he'll say, "Lying? What's the big deal? We all do it. Mitt does it. I do it. It's politics. Get over it."
You'll have to sit through a 30 second ad, but it's worth watching this whole piece so you can begin to understand the full depravity of today's GOP.
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Credit union update
Last winter, my family and I abandoned Bank of America in favor of the State Employees Credit Union. The changeover is almost complete - still a few trailing bits of this and that - and we are very happy with our choice.
When we first made the decision to switch, one bank we considered briefly was BB&T. As part of that consideration, we spent time researching that bank's leadership, specifically their CEO, Kelly King. If you were to conduct similar research, you'd find Mr. King to be something of a cross between an Amway distributor and a transgendered Stepford wife.
So when I read today that Mr. King is blaming Washington for the fact that banks can't get their economic shit together, I was really happy that we steered clear.
A morning look at the pollen-covered Cedar Fork Creek.
Media Watch: WRAL's inappropriate image use... again
Why is it that in every Amendment One story, WRAL chooses to use this photo that clearly advocates for the pro-amendment side?
I'm OK with showing a image showing one-side or another, but WRAL has repeatedly used this image as the first shot with nearly every amendment story for the past several months.
It's advocacy on their broadcast, and I'm a little sick of it.
Thank you for pointing this out. I think Laura Leslie usually does alright on her reporting, but the rest of WRAL has a ways to go.
It's unfortunate that bigotry and anti-bigotry are considered by the media as equally valid stances. But you're right, in this case even that could be an improvement.
I do think the One Man One Woman = Marriage sign is stupid to use though frankly, since this amendment's main effects would be relating to domestic partnerships/domestic violence/unmarried couples rights, and wont change the law surrounding what a legal "marriage" is in NC.