Yo, Nero.


The experience of "glee" from

The experience of "glee" from acts of wanton destruction is symptomatic of psychopathy. If this is real video, it's pretty sick.

not sure we need to take shots at the young woman playing

She was quite marvelous, related to a legislator, and I saw many Democrats tweet how much they enjoyed the interlude.

We can oppose without being sourpusses.

"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." -Voltaire


It's a bungled metaphor, with no slight for the fiddler intended at all. It's the assholes dancing in the aisles that upset me. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a good historical match. Probably should have gone with "dancing on graves."

Another example

Another example of how short-sighted these people really are. Their failure to see just how poorly their celebration of voter disenfranchisement and the destructive nature of the policies enacted this session is utterly lost on these classless fools.


"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

Could be a scam

This is the kind of thing that might be from ten years ago or whenever. I didn't verify it. Could be a Republican plot, too. You just never know.

it was during a recess

Her name is Christin Danchi and she played during a recess. She's Stam's LA.

"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." -Voltaire


It's always good to know someone who knows something.


Origin of the fiddle video

This video is at CNN's iReport, a part of their site where individuals can post their own stories.

The author has the video with a summary of what the legislature's been up to, but no information on where the video came from, implying it's from the end of the NC legislature's session.

I looked a the usual local sites, like WRAL, but didn't see the original video there.

Others have mentioned that some Dems tweeted about the fiddler ending the session, so the video could be genuine.

Just curious, but does the NCGA offer live video streaming of their sessions to the public or only feeds to particular news outlets? If feeds are only offered to particular media outlets, an individual with one of the state's media outlets or a NCGA staffer could have captured and uploaded the video with the piece at CNN and did it under an assumed name to obscure how they got it. If the feed is offered publicly, they could have done a screen recording of it.