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2013-07-16 02:35:25 PM
Remeber - only the democrats are out of control. Republican actions are only ever for the greater good and are never abusive.
 
2013-07-16 03:02:54 PM
were they demonstrating from Republican created "free speech zones"?

ericpetersautos.com

courtesy of George W Bush and cronies
 
2013-07-16 03:04:11 PM
Was at the protest yesterday. It's not as dramatic as they are making it. Thousands of people come. The people going to jail are volunteering to go to jail. You can go into the NC General Assembly and protest, you can even sing and clap and support the people being arrested for a while. They give you a five minute warning, only if you continue after the five minutes will they arrest you for civil disobedience. The cops there were very cool, they explain everything if you discuss it with them. Yes something like 800 people TOTAL have been arrested since the start of the rallies - but this was rally #11. It seems there are more and more people coming out each rally.

We are getting good crowds. I urge people in NC to come out and show their support for the people there.

CSB: Met Rev. William Barber (basically the leader of the protests) yesterday on the way to the protest as he was just getting out of his car.

i.imgur.com

It was a good rally. Hot as balls yesterday too.
 
2013-07-16 03:11:33 PM

bdub77: Was at the protest yesterday. It's not as dramatic as they are making it. Thousands of people come. The people going to jail are volunteering to go to jail. You can go into the NC General Assembly and protest, you can even sing and clap and support the people being arrested for a while. They give you a five minute warning, only if you continue after the five minutes will they arrest you for civil disobedience. The cops there were very cool, they explain everything if you discuss it with them. Yes something like 800 people TOTAL have been arrested since the start of the rallies - but this was rally #11. It seems there are more and more people coming out each rally.

We are getting good crowds. I urge people in NC to come out and show their support for the people there.

CSB: Met Rev. William Barber (basically the leader of the protests) yesterday on the way to the protest as he was just getting out of his car.

[i.imgur.com image 606x841]

It was a good rally. Hot as balls yesterday too.


What you said makes perfect sense, but... aren't the police a little pissed for having to arrest people there instead of real criminals?  If it were my department and I had any say in it, I'd instruct all of the officers to just let it go.
 
2013-07-16 03:18:05 PM

nekom: bdub77: Was at the protest yesterday. It's not as dramatic as they are making it. Thousands of people come. The people going to jail are volunteering to go to jail. You can go into the NC General Assembly and protest, you can even sing and clap and support the people being arrested for a while. They give you a five minute warning, only if you continue after the five minutes will they arrest you for civil disobedience. The cops there were very cool, they explain everything if you discuss it with them. Yes something like 800 people TOTAL have been arrested since the start of the rallies - but this was rally #11. It seems there are more and more people coming out each rally.

We are getting good crowds. I urge people in NC to come out and show their support for the people there.

CSB: Met Rev. William Barber (basically the leader of the protests) yesterday on the way to the protest as he was just getting out of his car.

[i.imgur.com image 606x841]

It was a good rally. Hot as balls yesterday too.

What you said makes perfect sense, but... aren't the police a little pissed for having to arrest people there instead of real criminals?  If it were my department and I had any say in it, I'd instruct all of the officers to just let it go.


Do cops really care who gets arrested? Maybe some of them, but I digress.

I asked my friend yesterday about this who is a lawyer, she's said basically they should just give out citations instead of arresting people, but they've created a precedent from the beginning for arresting people, so I don't think they'll turn back now. It's not like the jails are filling up, they process you and you're out after 4 hours or so. Oddly enough, you can really only be arrested once, after that the state can apparently press more charges against you like trespassing. So all the people being arrested are being arrested for the first time.

The NCGA is only scheduled to be in session another week or so, they are trying to work out a budget though and supposedly the House and Senate can't agree on the budget, so who knows how much longer they'll be in session. It's costing the state a bunch of money, but these guys don't really care. I think once this long-ass session stops the protests might also cease, but I don't know for certain. In the end the budget will probably be a total disaster, the GOP in NC have their heads up their asses.
 
2013-07-16 03:21:46 PM
Were the horsemen in town?
 
2013-07-16 03:23:06 PM
Just singin' and clappin'? Man, what the hell happened?
 
2013-07-16 03:23:14 PM
They could have asked Satan for sme help.
 
2013-07-16 03:24:42 PM
Land of the Free.
 
2013-07-16 03:24:56 PM
The interesting thing to me will be what the pro-lifers do in NC (and TX) once they've shut down the last abortion provider.

Because some of them are NOT just going to go home quietly.

My bet is they'll work on contraception next.
 
2013-07-16 03:25:11 PM

Weaver95: Remeber - only the democrats are out of control. Republican actions are only ever for the greater good and are never abusive.

The greater good!

 
2013-07-16 03:25:44 PM

Sybarite: Just singin' shuckin' and jivin' clappin'?
Man, what the hell happened?

/ftfy.
 
2013-07-16 03:26:43 PM

DataKnights: Weaver95: Remeber - only the democrats are out of control. Republican actions are only ever for the greater good and are never abusive.

The greater good!


memedepot.com

/oblig
 
2013-07-16 03:28:50 PM
bdub77: (lots of stuff)

Thank you for the insight and for not digressing, TFA did not capture the essence or mood of the event.
 
2013-07-16 03:32:57 PM
finally taking the state back to what the founding fathers intended...
only wealthy, male land-owners (and corporations) are allowed to vote
indentured servants and slaves are back as a source of cheap labor
women are relegated to the kitchen where they belong.

living the republican dream!!!
 
2013-07-16 03:33:21 PM
Well, I'm glad I was able to post before some asshole turned this into a partisan issue instead of the sickening violation of civil rights it actually is.
 
2013-07-16 03:33:35 PM
I for one am not a fan of the singin' and the clappin'
I am, however, a fan of the boozin' and the sexin'

/let's get to work
 
2013-07-16 03:34:31 PM

bdub77: You can go into the NC General Assembly and protest, you can even sing and clap and support the people being arrested for a while. They give you a five minute warning, only if you continue after the five minutes will they arrest you for civil disobedience.


Um, NO.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
 
2013-07-16 03:34:46 PM
GOP winning the hearts and minds of women and minorities one arrest at a time
 
2013-07-16 03:37:05 PM

elbriley: I for one am not a fan of the singin' and the clappin'
I am, however, a fan of the boozin' and the sexin'

/let's get to work


I was going to make a similar statement about the sexy time...but you win this elbriley.  You win this time.
 
2013-07-16 03:37:45 PM
Well, to be fair "the right of the people to peacefully assemble and petition the government for the redress of thier grievances" is like, all the way at the END of the first Amendment, and it DOES have a lot of words, so can the NC legislature really be blamed for saying "TL/DR"?

and this makes me wonder:
Republican groups planned a rally Tuesday afternoon to thank GOP legislators for pushing views the groups support into law, said Mike Rusher, a spokesman for the North Carolina Republican Party.
"We have a lot of Republicans across the state that wanted to do something to show some appreciation to the legislators. A lot of the media attention has centered around the protests, which they feel and we also feel is getting a lot of unnecessary coverage," he said.
While Tuesday's one-time rally is aimed at countering the Monday demonstrations, Republicans also want to buck up GOP lawmakers for coming decisions on a tax overhaul and requiring voters to show identification when voting, Rusher said.
"We're very excited to even be in a position to discuss tax reform in North Carolina," he said. "The tax code is long overdue of being updated and this is a conversation in North Carolina hasn't been able to have."


 wanna lay bets on whether that rally is declared "unlawful" or not?
 
2013-07-16 03:38:24 PM

nekom: bdub77: Was at the protest yesterday. It's not as dramatic as they are making it. Thousands of people come. The people going to jail are volunteering to go to jail. You can go into the NC General Assembly and protest, you can even sing and clap and support the people being arrested for a while. They give you a five minute warning, only if you continue after the five minutes will they arrest you for civil disobedience. The cops there were very cool, they explain everything if you discuss it with them. Yes something like 800 people TOTAL have been arrested since the start of the rallies - but this was rally #11. It seems there are more and more people coming out each rally.

We are getting good crowds. I urge people in NC to come out and show their support for the people there.

CSB: Met Rev. William Barber (basically the leader of the protests) yesterday on the way to the protest as he was just getting out of his car.

[i.imgur.com image 606x841]

It was a good rally. Hot as balls yesterday too.

What you said makes perfect sense, but... aren't the police a little pissed for having to arrest people there instead of real criminals?  If it were my department and I had any say in it, I'd instruct all of the officers to just let it go.



These police are actually the legislative police; they aren't Raleigh City or NC State Police, their domain is the legislative plaza and government building complex. So no, their job is to maintain order in the state buildings and that's about it. The protesters are giving them something to do other than checking people in at the security stops. The state DA is actually considering just asking the protesters get citations rather than being hauled off to city jail for a few hours, just to speed things up a bit.
 
2013-07-16 03:39:31 PM

nekom: bdub77: Was at the protest yesterday. It's not as dramatic as they are making it. Thousands of people come. The people going to jail are volunteering to go to jail. You can go into the NC General Assembly and protest, you can even sing and clap and support the people being arrested for a while. They give you a five minute warning, only if you continue after the five minutes will they arrest you for civil disobedience. The cops there were very cool, they explain everything if you discuss it with them. Yes something like 800 people TOTAL have been arrested since the start of the rallies - but this was rally #11. It seems there are more and more people coming out each rally.

We are getting good crowds. I urge people in NC to come out and show their support for the people there.

CSB: Met Rev. William Barber (basically the leader of the protests) yesterday on the way to the protest as he was just getting out of his car.

[i.imgur.com image 606x841]

It was a good rally. Hot as balls yesterday too.

What you said makes perfect sense, but... aren't the police a little pissed for having to arrest people there instead of real criminals?  If it were my department and I had any say in it, I'd instruct all of the officers to just let it go.

Not at all. Real criminals might shoot back. Cops like picking low hanging fruit. lets em see retirement.
 
2013-07-16 03:39:55 PM
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-07-16 03:40:47 PM

bdub77: Was at the protest yesterday. It's not as dramatic as they are making it. Thousands of people come. The people going to jail are volunteering to go to jail. You can go into the NC General Assembly and protest, you can even sing and clap and support the people being arrested for a while. They give you a five minute warning, only if you continue after the five minutes will they arrest you for civil disobedience. The cops there were very cool, they explain everything if you discuss it with them. Yes something like 800 people TOTAL have been arrested since the start of the rallies - but this was rally #11. It seems there are more and more people coming out each rally.

We are getting good crowds. I urge people in NC to come out and show their support for the people there.

CSB: Met Rev. William Barber (basically the leader of the protests) yesterday on the way to the protest as he was just getting out of his car.

[i.imgur.com image 606x841]

It was a good rally. Hot as balls yesterday too.


This sounds like the "people arrested in front of the White House for a cause" type of arrests rather than the "tasering and firehosing and beating anyone around" version.
 
2013-07-16 03:41:02 PM

PunGent: The interesting thing to me will be what the pro-lifers do in NC (and TX) once they've shut down the last abortion provider.

Because some of them are NOT just going to go home quietly.

My bet is they'll work on contraception next.


Of course they will attack birth control. They already have.

It will make much more sense to people when you see it as the economic 'strategy' it is. If women can of control their reproduction they cannot have a career like a man does. They will fall in and out Of part time, pink collar jobs. Leaving jobs for men open. Then get rid of your minorities and non-Christians and presto! And the White Old Fundy held sway over all.
 
2013-07-16 03:41:17 PM

fredklein: bdub77: You can go into the NC General Assembly and protest, you can even sing and clap and support the people being arrested for a while. They give you a five minute warning, only if you continue after the five minutes will they arrest you for civil disobedience.

Um, NO.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


So that means I have the right to peaceably assemble wherever I want? Then why aren't we having Fark parties in the Oval Office?
 
2013-07-16 03:41:23 PM
North Carolina's government isn't really a government of the people per se.  It's more of a government of the gerrymandering for the corporation.  That is to say the general assembly is actively evil.
 
2013-07-16 03:41:54 PM

bdub77: Was at the protest yesterday. It's not as dramatic as they are making it. Thousands of people come. The people going to jail are volunteering to go to jail. You can go into the NC General Assembly and protest, you can even sing and clap and support the people being arrested for a while. They give you a five minute warning, only if you continue after the five minutes will they arrest you for civil disobedience. The cops there were very cool, they explain everything if you discuss it with them. Yes something like 800 people TOTAL have been arrested since the start of the rallies - but this was rally #11. It seems there are more and more people coming out each rally.

We are getting good crowds. I urge people in NC to come out and show their support for the people there.

CSB: Met Rev. William Barber (basically the leader of the protests) yesterday on the way to the protest as he was just getting out of his car.

[i.imgur.com image 606x841]



Is he still playing gigs with "Sexual Chocolate"?
 
2013-07-16 03:42:23 PM

fredklein: bdub77: You can go into the NC General Assembly and protest, you can even sing and clap and support the people being arrested for a while. They give you a five minute warning, only if you continue after the five minutes will they arrest you for civil disobedience.

Um, NO.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


This. I'm an NC native (Pasquotank county, what's up?) who doesn't live there anymore... but if I did, I'd get arrested just to have standing to start a class action suit against the State... because this arresting of demonstrators thing is horse shiat.
 
2013-07-16 03:43:02 PM
Goddamn I hate typing on my phone.
 
2013-07-16 03:43:45 PM
Well, according to the local media, now that the tax "cut" has been agreed upon (it's a tax cut for the wealthy and corporations only, everyone else is going to pay more one way or another), the expectation is the two chambers will agree upon a budget fairly quickly. I kind of doubt it; the two budget bills have large differences and it may take them into August to get it hammered out. Every day the legislature overstays its welcome (they were supposed to be done in June) costs the state $50,000; we're talking serious money by now.

Oh, and they've also said there will be no continuations of last year's budget to cover the state's business in August, so if they don't have a budget done by then, all us state employees get unpaid leave (except for the vitally important ones, like legislators of course)!

/yay
 
2013-07-16 03:44:42 PM

fredklein: bdub77: You can go into the NC General Assembly and protest, you can even sing and clap and support the people being arrested for a while. They give you a five minute warning, only if you continue after the five minutes will they arrest you for civil disobedience.

Um, NO.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


You got to to it before me. Arresting anybody that is peacefully protesting is illegal. Every single person involved in arresting peaceful demonstrators is breaking the law and should be arrested themselves. False arrest is a felony, and should be treated as such.

Personally I do not feel that nonviolent protests work anymore and that if people really want to make something happen they need to start killing not chanting.
 
2013-07-16 03:45:24 PM
It's only mostly women, and they're unlawfully assembling.  I was hoping the police would fall back and let drones do the work.
 
2013-07-16 03:45:57 PM
Bung_Howdy [TotalFark]


were they demonstrating from Republican created "free speech zones"?

ericpetersautos.com

courtesy of George W Bush and cronies


dakiniland.files.wordpress.com

Irony of irony.
That "free speech zone photo you provide is of the Democratic Convention, 2008
link

Nice lie. Do you, like your hero believe that if you tell it often enough people will believe it?

 
2013-07-16 03:47:29 PM
I believe the arrests aren't for protesting, but refusing to obey a law enforcement officer. The police order everyone to leave, some don't, they get arrested. You could be standing there silently or reading a book and if you don't leave you'd get arrested right along with the protesters.

/so your right to protest and assemble isn't being infringed upon
//until it is
///but it isn't, you just didn't obey the nice policeman
 
2013-07-16 03:47:31 PM

420Gabriel: You got to to it before me. Arresting anybody that is peacefully protesting is illegal.


Can I peacefully protest in your living room?
 
2013-07-16 03:49:18 PM

elbriley: I for one am not a fan of the singin' and the clappin'
I am, however, a fan of the boozin' and the sexin'

/let's get to work


But what of the hippin' and the hoppin' and the bippin' and the boppin'?
 
2013-07-16 03:49:28 PM

Sybarite: Just singin' and clappin'? Man, what the hell happened?


ChipNASA is sort of a troll?
 
2013-07-16 03:54:26 PM
Moral Monday? Yeah where you support the Moral right to kill your offspring.
 
2013-07-16 03:54:44 PM

PunGent: The interesting thing to me will be what the pro-lifers do in NC (and TX) once they've shut down the last abortion provider.

Because some of them are NOT just going to go home quietly.

My bet is they'll work on contraception next.


Yeah, they're already doing that.  By defunding or outright shutting down Planned Parenthood, they're taking away the ability for low income women to have access to contraception.  In Ohio, they're also trying to increase funding for "Pregnancy Crisis Centers" that tell women things like "Abortions cause breast cancer" AND cutting food stamp aid.

So, we're going to have more babies born to low income women who will not have the option to get an abortion, and we won't have enough money in the state coffers to pay for any of this.  See also:  Texas.
 
2013-07-16 03:56:50 PM
Did anyone take off their shirt and spin it around their head like a helicopter?

If not, Petey Pablo would has a sad.
 
2013-07-16 03:57:10 PM

RedVentrue: Moral Monday? Yeah where you support the Moral right to kill your offspring.


Yes, while they're still not human, and are unable to perceive the nature of life and death.  As opposed to bringing them into a world for the sole purpose of suffering for RedVenture's amusement.
 
2013-07-16 03:57:42 PM

RedVentrue: Moral Monday? Yeah where you support the Moral right to kill your offspring.


You totally nailed it. After all they've been doing Moral Mondays since April and the anti-abortion laws just came out in the past two weeks. But you nailed it. Oh except that they don't qualify as offspring until they spring off you. But you know, aside from those technicalities. You. Nailed. It.
 
2013-07-16 03:59:07 PM

Bung_Howdy: were they demonstrating from Republican created "free speech zones"?

[ericpetersautos.com image 600x392]

courtesy of George W Bush and cronies


that's a freedom cage to you buddy.
 
2013-07-16 03:59:31 PM
America is farked
 
2013-07-16 04:01:31 PM

Sybarite: Just singin' and clappin'? Man, what the hell happened?


Just Obama keeping the Tea Party down and oppressing their 1st amendment right to freedom of speech.
 
2013-07-16 04:01:47 PM

OnlyM3: Bung_Howdy [TotalFark]


were they demonstrating from Republican created "free speech zones"?

ericpetersautos.com

courtesy of George W Bush and cronies

[dakiniland.files.wordpress.com image 600x392]

Irony of irony.
That "free speech zone photo you provide is of the Democratic Convention, 2008
link

Nice lie. Do you, like your hero believe that if you tell it often enough people will believe it?


Hardly a lie. That shiat was perfected by Bush.
 
2013-07-16 04:01:49 PM

ikanreed: North Carolina's government isn't really a government of the people per se.  It's more of a government of the gerrymandering for the corporation.  That is to say the general assembly is actively evil.


And UNC runs the propaganda department.

/I love PBS yet hate all opinions expressed.
//I think I got mind farked.
 
2013-07-16 04:03:11 PM

bdub77: RedVentrue: Moral Monday? Yeah where you support the Moral right to kill your offspring.

You totally nailed it. After all they've been doing Moral Mondays since April and the anti-abortion laws just came out in the past two weeks. But you nailed it. Oh except that they don't qualify as offspring until they spring off you. But you know, aside from those technicalities. You. Nailed. It.


yeah I kill a million of those little tykes every time I use a condom.

/worse than Hitler
 
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