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(WFMY 2 Greensboro)   North Carolina legislature reasons that if a car is a reflection of one's penis size, surely a motorcycle is kind of like a vagina   (digtriad.com) divider line 94
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2013-07-10 03:28:21 PM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-07-10 03:33:20 PM
North Carolina is BEST Carolina.
 
2013-07-10 03:34:21 PM
The GOP is always slipping unwanted things in without permission.
 
2013-07-10 03:39:43 PM

neritz: The GOP is always slipping unwanted things in without permission.


And if you allow them to and don't shut it all down, then it's all your fault from the start.

So really it's the Democrats and pro-choicers who are at fault here.
 
2013-07-10 03:53:50 PM
"And now to vote on the American Flags for Orphans and Springfield Air Traffic Redirection Act"

/can't find the actual quote.
 
2013-07-10 03:57:43 PM
Look, if a fetus want's to ride without a helmet, that's none of the state's business.
 
2013-07-10 04:00:35 PM

Sybarite: Look, if a fetus want's to ride without a helmet, that's none of the state's business.


Fetal Death Helmet is a great name for a band though.
 
2013-07-10 04:15:11 PM
Ok, fine Subby. You win. This was much better the one's I had submitted.

Also, here.
 
2013-07-10 04:20:07 PM
 
2013-07-10 04:32:28 PM
Neither of these would be necessary if women just refused to straddle.
 
2013-07-10 04:36:47 PM
If women really wanted to stop this sort of nonsense, they have the power

/just say no
 
2013-07-10 04:57:54 PM
 
2013-07-10 04:57:57 PM
Guns, gays, and abortion...

This is the laser like focus the GOP has. Just as it was in the 90s, as it is today. And just like in the 90s all this social conservatism will go a step to far, the public will backlash, they will be voted out en masse (except in the deep south where social conservatism is so finely woven into society that it will likely never be extracted), and we will get a few good years of good governance. And then the cycle will restart and repeat.

This is why I am no longer angered or care. This is just so cyclical and predictable and these people so opportunistic and scummy that its all just not worth it. The system will work itself out and these people will be removed and replaced given enough time.

We all know they are on the losing side of history and the march of progress. We all know that their view is not just the minority but swiftly becoming a very small minority. It is just another example of them trying to hold on to a mythical age of american greatness that simply never existed. This is why I can sleep at night with all the derp and herp going on. Because given enough time, these jokers will be swept to the dustbin of history and simply forgotten or laughed at as the fools they are.

/trying to stay positive
//so glad I live in the liberal utopia that is washington state.
 
2013-07-10 04:58:49 PM
Actually, motorcycles are more like loud farting butts.
 
2013-07-10 04:59:24 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: The Decline of North Carolina


goddammit.
 
2013-07-10 05:00:09 PM
shiat. I'm gonna have to move.
 
2013-07-10 05:01:11 PM

Diogenes: North Carolina is BEST Carolina.


We used to be the sane state of the south.  Then every even remotely progressive voter got Gerrymandered to hell and back in 2010, and dozens of statelevel republican "safe" districts mystically appeared.

//The tea party did more than a decade of recurring damage to the country.
///My congressional vote is less than a third of a republican's in value.
 
2013-07-10 05:01:47 PM

benjaminkeith: shiat. I'm gonna have to move.


You mean this is the last straw? All the other derpy shiat NC has been getting away with up until now hasn't phased you?
 
2013-07-10 05:04:24 PM
Sad.  My wife and I are seriously thinking about moving now.  She has lived here all her life.
 
2013-07-10 05:04:33 PM
"We need to broaden our appeal to a wider swathe of the electorate.  Ideas?"

"We could implement a nationwide policy of sneaking in major policy changes regarding lady parts, without debate or public notice."

"BRILLIANT!"
 
2013-07-10 05:08:16 PM

Kibbler: "We need to broaden our appeal to a wider swathe of the electorate.  Ideas?"

"We could implement a nationwide policy of sneaking in major policy changes regarding lady parts, without debate or public notice."

"BRILLIANT!"


Well, they haven't hid what they are trying to do.  They have super majority for the first time since .....ever.  And there is nothing that can be done until 2014....2016
 
2013-07-10 05:09:30 PM
Could someone explain what exactly about the car is correlated to penis size?  Is it flashiness?  Is it expense?  What is it, precisely?

Inquiring minds want to know.
 
2013-07-10 05:13:45 PM

jaerik: Could someone explain what exactly about the car is correlated to penis size?  Is it flashiness?  Is it expense?  What is it, precisely?

Inquiring minds want to know.


When you go overboard with the cost, the accessories, and the luxury of driving what's basically a rapidly antiquated form of transportation, it really does seem like you're just riding in a big penis and f*ck everyone and everything else. .
 
2013-07-10 05:13:49 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Neither of these would be necessary if women just refused to straddle.


I like doing it with women who sit side-saddle. Makes for an interesting feel.
 
2013-07-10 05:14:19 PM
The saddest part is that Republicans are proud of the 'cheat to win' strategy they try now and then. They're the Tanya Harding of politics. 

whidbey: benjaminkeith: shiat. I'm gonna have to move.

You mean this is the last straw? All the other derpy shiat NC has been getting away with up until now hasn't phased you?


Well... everyone has their breaking point. Why not this?
 
2013-07-10 05:17:30 PM

nmrsnr: "And now to vote on the American Flags for Orphans and Springfield Air Traffic Redirection Act"

/can't find the actual quote.


This the one you're thinking of?

Kent: With our utter annihilation imminent, our federal government has snapped into action.  We go live now via satellite to the floor of the United States Congress.
Speaker: Then it is unanimous, we are going to approve the bill to evacuate the town of Springfield in the great state of --
Congressman: Wait a minute, I want to tack on a rider to that bill: $30 million of taxpayer money to support the perverted arts.
Speaker: All in favor of the amended Springfield-slash-pervert bill?
[everyone boos]
Speaker: Bill defeated.  [bangs gavel]
Kent: I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply doesn't work.
 
2013-07-10 05:17:34 PM
But, this is what you wanted...? After all, Republicans managed to get a majority in both House and Senate in North Carolina, campaigning on these very platforms. Despite the fact that Republicans told you they were going to screw you, less than half of the voting public turned out for 2010 (43.75 %)  and 2012 (approx. 41%). In other words, slightly more than one-fourth of the state's population decided that North Carolina should become a conservative Christian Republican paradise, and at least 56% of the state's voters just smiled, nodded, and didn't bother getting off their asses either way.

If you don't like it, either get off your collective asses and vote against the GOP come 2014 and 2016, or move away from North Carolina, because apparently the voting public likes this kind of stupidity.
 
2013-07-10 05:21:28 PM

whidbey: benjaminkeith: shiat. I'm gonna have to move.

You mean this is the last straw? All the other derpy shiat NC has been getting away with up until now hasn't phased you?


fazed. The word is "fazed."
 
2013-07-10 05:21:53 PM

Kibbler: "We need to broaden our appeal to a wider swathe of the electorate.  Ideas?"

"We could implement a nationwide policy of sneaking in major policy changes regarding lady parts, without debate or public notice."

"BRILLIANT!"


Ok. So I thought NC was a pretty red state, yet they still have to sneak all this shiat through. I guess it's not as red as I thought?
 
2013-07-10 05:23:38 PM

cameroncrazy1984: whidbey: benjaminkeith: shiat. I'm gonna have to move.

You mean this is the last straw? All the other derpy shiat NC has been getting away with up until now hasn't phased you?

fazed. The word is "fazed."


Give him a break, he probably went to a NC public school.
 
2013-07-10 05:28:19 PM

FormlessOne: But, this is what you wanted...? After all, Republicans managed to get a majority in both House and Senate in North Carolina, campaigning on these very platforms. Despite the fact that Republicans told you they were going to screw you, less than half of the voting public turned out for 2010 (43.75 %)  and 2012 (approx. 41%). In other words, slightly more than one-fourth of the state's population decided that North Carolina should become a conservative Christian Republican paradise, and at least 56% of the state's voters just smiled, nodded, and didn't bother getting off their asses either way.

If you don't like it, either get off your collective asses and vote against the GOP come 2014 and 2016, or move away from North Carolina, because apparently the voting public likes this kind of stupidity.


We did that in 2012. But unfortunately too many of my fellow North Carolinians slept through the 2010 elections and redistricting made it damned near impossible to return Democrats to the NCGA.
 
2013-07-10 05:29:53 PM

The Green Manalishi: Kibbler: "We need to broaden our appeal to a wider swathe of the electorate.  Ideas?"

"We could implement a nationwide policy of sneaking in major policy changes regarding lady parts, without debate or public notice."

"BRILLIANT!"

Ok. So I thought NC was a pretty red state, yet they still have to sneak all this shiat through. I guess it's not as red as I thought?


It's a very weird state in regards to politics.  The House and Senate was (D) majority for a very very long time.    7 out of the last 10 Governor's were D's. But for President, it was mostly Red through the Bush I and Bush II years.  Even went Red for Dole.....2008 went for Obama, but 2012 was for Romney.
 
2013-07-10 05:34:48 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-10 05:35:04 PM
Merely reveals that the god squad knows that they cannot get this done via any legitimate means. Looks great on the resume they have to show to tards every few years, but it's not a lasting or winning strategy.
 
2013-07-10 05:35:54 PM

FormlessOne: at least 56% of the state's voters just smiled, nodded, and didn't bother getting off their asses either way.


Unlike the tea baggers, all those people had jobs to be at on a Tuesday.
 
2013-07-10 05:36:19 PM
So TFA wasn't 100% clear... By "gutted" did they mean that there was absolutely zero content related to motorcycles, or did they just remove most of it and leave in some key provisions?
 
2013-07-10 05:37:24 PM
Could some rational politician please submit to the floor the: 'liquid drainage freedom insert for male Republican politicians'.

/Also known as a 'Catheter'
 
2013-07-10 05:48:49 PM

cameroncrazy1984: whidbey: benjaminkeith: shiat. I'm gonna have to move.

You mean this is the last straw? All the other derpy shiat NC has been getting away with up until now hasn't phased you?

fazed. The word is "fazed."


Heh. And all this time I thought "fazed" was a made up hippie word from the 60s.

Thanks for the clarification.
 
2013-07-10 05:54:38 PM
Used to live in NC a number of years back and still look back on it with fondness. Summers on the Outer Banks, visiting the Appalachian Trail, and the NC Zoo still harkens back as one of the best zoo experiences ever. I really felt like the animals were well cared for and had space to live somewhat naturally.

However... reading all of this now, I can't possibly consider moving back, even while working for a company whose corporate hub is in that state. It would be so much more affordable, and there was a comfort to the life back then that I don't imagine exists now. It's rather sad, but I guess the ebb and flow of sanity happens everywhere. Let's hope this fever breaks soon because I do remember it being the sane part of the South. It had the manners and gentility with so much less of the conservative, misogynistic, racist BS.
 
2013-07-10 05:56:50 PM

Mikey1969: So TFA wasn't 100% clear... By "gutted" did they mean that there was absolutely zero content related to motorcycles, or did they just remove most of it and leave in some key provisions?


It means there was a bill that dealt with motorcycle safety.  An amendment was proposed, and accepted, that removed everything but the name and number, and replace it with anti-choice bullshiat.
 
2013-07-10 05:57:39 PM

Diogenes: North Carolina is BEST Carolina.


And considering the competition is South Carolina, that's damned impressive.
 
2013-07-10 05:57:40 PM

Maximum Snark: This is the laser like focus the GOP has. Just as it was in the 90s, as it is today. And just like in the 90s all this social conservatism will go a step to far, the public will backlash, they will be voted out en masse (except in the deep south where social conservatism is so finely woven into society that it will likely never be extracted), and we will get a few good years of good governance. And then the cycle will restart and repeat.


I dunno.  The people of NC did elect a Republican government, with the examples of Florida, Wisconsin and Kansas having preceded their decision.  How do we know this isn't exactly what North Carolinians want?
 
2013-07-10 06:05:56 PM

The Name: Maximum Snark: This is the laser like focus the GOP has. Just as it was in the 90s, as it is today. And just like in the 90s all this social conservatism will go a step to far, the public will backlash, they will be voted out en masse (except in the deep south where social conservatism is so finely woven into society that it will likely never be extracted), and we will get a few good years of good governance. And then the cycle will restart and repeat.

I dunno.  The people of NC did elect a Republican government, with the examples of Florida, Wisconsin and Kansas having preceded their decision.  How do we know this isn't exactly what North Carolinians want?


because in each of your examples listed, the GOP gerrymandered the ever living bajesus out of their perspective electoral maps and all but completely marginalized the vast majority of progressive voters. In every one of those states the gerrymandered maps in effect made progressive votes worth less and thus you get a majority representation in governance for a minority of voters who then proceed to shove their agenda down the throats of the majority. The kicker? They were so good at their timing we are likely to be stuck with this for little under a decade.
 
2013-07-10 06:06:34 PM

The Name: Maximum Snark: This is the laser like focus the GOP has. Just as it was in the 90s, as it is today. And just like in the 90s all this social conservatism will go a step to far, the public will backlash, they will be voted out en masse (except in the deep south where social conservatism is so finely woven into society that it will likely never be extracted), and we will get a few good years of good governance. And then the cycle will restart and repeat.

I dunno.  The people of NC did elect a Republican government, with the examples of Florida, Wisconsin and Kansas having preceded their decision.  How do we know this isn't exactly what North Carolinians want?


It's like Chicago and New York fighting over who's pizza is the best. Sure outsiders call both "pizza", but insiders believe their version of "x" is unique to that geographic area and worthy of having a shot at greatness. In the same vein, people within in a state might view their own "republican" candidates as unique and different from examples in inferior states like you listed.
 
2013-07-10 06:11:17 PM

Maximum Snark: The Name: Maximum Snark: This is the laser like focus the GOP has. Just as it was in the 90s, as it is today. And just like in the 90s all this social conservatism will go a step to far, the public will backlash, they will be voted out en masse (except in the deep south where social conservatism is so finely woven into society that it will likely never be extracted), and we will get a few good years of good governance. And then the cycle will restart and repeat.

I dunno.  The people of NC did elect a Republican government, with the examples of Florida, Wisconsin and Kansas having preceded their decision.  How do we know this isn't exactly what North Carolinians want?

because in each of your examples listed, the GOP gerrymandered the ever living bajesus out of their perspective electoral maps and all but completely marginalized the vast majority of progressive voters. In every one of those states the gerrymandered maps in effect made progressive votes worth less and thus you get a majority representation in governance for a minority of voters who then proceed to shove their agenda down the throats of the majority. The kicker? They were so good at their timing we are likely to be stuck with this for little under a decade.


Your 'GOP gerrymandered themselves into power' theory has one flaw - governorships.  Pat McCrory, Rick Scott, Scott Walker, and Brownback were all elected to state-wide, ungerrymanderable offices.  And there's the ones signing these bills into law.  If these states didn't want these people in power, then the citizenry has no one but their own election-day 2012 selves to blame.
 
2013-07-10 06:12:35 PM

sabreWulf07: FormlessOne: at least 56% of the state's voters just smiled, nodded, and didn't bother getting off their asses either way.

Unlike the tea baggers, all those people had jobs to be at on a Tuesday.


So you think people who are obsessed by tax rates and government spending and who have above average incomes tend to be unemployed?  I have my own theory.  I think the Tea Party is mostly left-wing Democrats.  It only has to make sense to me...
 
2013-07-10 06:18:44 PM

Karac: Maximum Snark: The Name: Maximum Snark: This is the laser like focus the GOP has. Just as it was in the 90s, as it is today. And just like in the 90s all this social conservatism will go a step to far, the public will backlash, they will be voted out en masse (except in the deep south where social conservatism is so finely woven into society that it will likely never be extracted), and we will get a few good years of good governance. And then the cycle will restart and repeat.

I dunno.  The people of NC did elect a Republican government, with the examples of Florida, Wisconsin and Kansas having preceded their decision.  How do we know this isn't exactly what North Carolinians want?

because in each of your examples listed, the GOP gerrymandered the ever living bajesus out of their perspective electoral maps and all but completely marginalized the vast majority of progressive voters. In every one of those states the gerrymandered maps in effect made progressive votes worth less and thus you get a majority representation in governance for a minority of voters who then proceed to shove their agenda down the throats of the majority. The kicker? They were so good at their timing we are likely to be stuck with this for little under a decade.

Your 'GOP gerrymandered themselves into power' theory has one flaw - governorships.  Pat McCrory, Rick Scott, Scott Walker, and Brownback were all elected to state-wide, ungerrymanderable offices.  And there's the ones signing these bills into law.  If these states didn't want these people in power, then the citizenry has no one but their own election-day 2012 selves to blame.


Then how do you explain places like NC who for a long while was actually quite sane in its politics suddenly going off the rails into derptown? I mean, they were always a bit backwater, but nothing like SC or FL. Then suddenly, like a bad case of mud butt, it just suddenly popped up and spewed its awful everywhere and now they cant shake the stink! Did NC or places like it somehow have a mass migration of the sub 100 IQ population to their states? What explains it other then dirty political underhandedness?
 
2013-07-10 06:31:09 PM

Maximum Snark: Then how do you explain places like NC who for a long while was actually quite sane in its politics suddenly going off the rails into derptown? I mean, they were always a bit backwater, but nothing like SC or FL. Then suddenly, like a bad case of mud butt, it just suddenly popped up and spewed its awful everywhere and now they cant shake the stink! Did NC or places like it somehow have a mass migration of the sub 100 IQ population to their states? What explains it other then dirty political underhandedness?


They had a mini-Southern Strategy experience due to the Democratic president being near.
 
2013-07-10 06:37:19 PM
I am really glad I left Best Carolina. I still have friends back there and I wish them the best, but at this rate I won't even be visiting them any more.
 
2013-07-10 06:37:22 PM

Maximum Snark: Then how do you explain places like NC who for a long while was actually quite sane in its politics suddenly going off the rails into derptown? I mean, they were always a bit backwater, but nothing like SC or FL. Then suddenly, like a bad case of mud butt, it just suddenly popped up and spewed its awful everywhere and now they cant shake the stink! Did NC or places like it somehow have a mass migration of the sub 100 IQ population to their states? What explains it other then dirty political underhandedness?


I would suggest that when one attempts to walk a thin line between the level ground of sane modernity and the sheer cliff of regressive and dangerous nostalgia, then a misstep in one direction has much more significant consequence than the other.

As a state that has a "Southern" heritage, and not shutting that down entirely, they left room for a slight sway into that direction taking hold. That's a way of thinking and embedded disillusionment that does not let go easily and requires more and more professions of allegiance. It always walked a dangerous road with modern thinking in the RTP and college campuses, and deep South living in most areas outside of those zones. I knew it wouldn't take much to tip the balance and it looks like that's occurred. Hopefully it's short-lived, but it's not that unimaginable that this would happen.
 
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