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(MSNBC)   Veteran State Senator from NC, which recently snuck abortion restrictions into a motorcycle safety bill, passed the most blatant voter-supression law ever, is retiring because she feels the state has become the "laughingstock" of the country   (tv.msnbc.com) divider line 123
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2013-09-04 12:20:39 PM  
I gotta admit...the GOP has really out done themselves lately when it comes to acting like ignorant dick bags. I honestly don't know what to say about them anymore.
 
2013-09-04 12:27:16 PM  
So she is taking a job that she was promised when she snuck all that in? I'm sure her reward will be a nice fat paycheck every week.

This is why we need to pay our representatives better. Else they become owned, lock stock and barrel, by the highest bidder.
 
2013-09-04 12:28:57 PM  
Hey, on the bright side, North Carolina doesn't have it's own FARK tag yet.
 
2013-09-04 12:31:35 PM  
"Becoming?"

I must give props to the Moral Monday crowd and (believe it or not) the media for keeping the focus on these assholes.  Sunlight is the best antiseptic.  It appears that being the focus of national ridicule may finally be getting results.
 
2013-09-04 12:32:05 PM  
The woman retiring is a Democrat, resigning because she's embarrassed by her GOP colleagues. Kind of an important point.
 
2013-09-04 12:32:58 PM  

Nadie_AZ: So she is taking a job that she was promised when she snuck all that in? I'm sure her reward will be a nice fat paycheck every week.

This is why we need to pay our representatives better. Else they become owned, lock stock and barrel, by the highest bidder.


You say that as if paying them better will somehow satiate their greed. My experience tells me otherwise.
 
2013-09-04 12:33:10 PM  

Nadie_AZ: So she is taking a job that she was promised when she snuck all that in? I'm sure her reward will be a nice fat paycheck every week.

This is why we need to pay our representatives better. Else they become owned, lock stock and barrel, by the highest bidder.


At 81?  I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt and assuming that she is simply retiring.
 
2013-09-04 12:33:23 PM  

DamnYankees: The woman retiring is a Democrat, resigning because she's embarrassed by her GOP colleagues. Kind of an important point.


Not to the GOP. They would most likely see this as a victory.
 
2013-09-04 12:33:54 PM  

Nabb1: Hey, on the bright side, North Carolina doesn't have it's own FARK tag yet.


It's a real race to the bottom at this point. What state will get the privilege that Florida has? Arizona? Texas? Missouri? Kansas? Oklahoma? Ohio? Michigan? Wisconsin? Georgia? Alabama? Mississippi? Tennessee? Virginia? And now I've depressed myself, that's just too many candidates...
 
2013-09-04 12:36:02 PM  

Nadie_AZ: So she is taking a job that she was promised when she snuck all that in? I'm sure her reward will be a nice fat paycheck every week.

This is why we need to pay our representatives better. Else they become owned, lock stock and barrel, by the highest bidder.


The article (if you read it) is about a retiring progressive democrat whose work was undone by recent bills.
 
2013-09-04 12:46:04 PM  

surewewang: Nadie_AZ: So she is taking a job that she was promised when she snuck all that in? I'm sure her reward will be a nice fat paycheck every week.

This is why we need to pay our representatives better. Else they become owned, lock stock and barrel, by the highest bidder.

The article (if you read it) is about a retiring progressive democrat whose work was undone by recent bills.


Yeah, the headline, while gramatically correct-ish, is misleading.
 
2013-09-04 12:46:37 PM  
How about we just make a Teabagger tag?
 
2013-09-04 12:51:50 PM  

doyner: surewewang: Nadie_AZ: So she is taking a job that she was promised when she snuck all that in? I'm sure her reward will be a nice fat paycheck every week.

This is why we need to pay our representatives better. Else they become owned, lock stock and barrel, by the highest bidder.

The article (if you read it) is about a retiring progressive democrat whose work was undone by recent bills.

Yeah, the headline, while gramatically correct-ish, is misleading.


Misleading headlines? In my Fark?

/say it ain't so
 
2013-09-04 01:09:50 PM  

Nabb1: Hey, on the bright side, North Carolina doesn't have it's own FARK tag yet.


Just tack a North on the Florida tag, it'll do.
 
2013-09-04 01:14:44 PM  
Sounds to me she's spent her career trying to make voter fraud as easy as possible.  Good riddance.  The state and the country will be better off when liberals can't steal elections so easily.
 
2013-09-04 01:15:12 PM  
There is a whole lot of fail in these comments. Please read the article before you make yourself sound even more stupid. She was behind the original, progressive laws that all recently got gutted by the GOP.
 
2013-09-04 01:17:16 PM  

Diogenes: Sounds to me she's spent her career trying to make voter fraud as easy as possible.  Good riddance.  The state and the country will be better off when liberals can't steal elections so easily.


4/10, but only because I know who you are :) You will get some bites.
 
2013-09-04 01:21:28 PM  

show me: Diogenes: Sounds to me she's spent her career trying to make voter fraud as easy as possible.  Good riddance.  The state and the country will be better off when liberals can't steal elections so easily.

4/10, but only because I know who you are :) You will get some bites.


I'd get an alt but I feel dirty enough.
 
2013-09-04 01:24:09 PM  
FTFA: "They've dismantled 17 years of my work," Ellie Kinnaird, 81, told MSNBC Thursday afternoon, days after stepping down after ending her long career in the state Senate to devote herself full time to fighting the state's hard-right lurch.

Look, I know you're all old and stuff, but stepping down from your office ain't exactly the best way to devote yourself to fighting the hard-right.
 
2013-09-04 01:48:15 PM  

HawgWild: FTFA: "They've dismantled 17 years of my work," Ellie Kinnaird, 81, told MSNBC Thursday afternoon, days after stepping down after ending her long career in the state Senate to devote herself full time to fighting the state's hard-right lurch.

Look, I know you're all old and stuff, but stepping down from your office ain't exactly the best way to devote yourself to fighting the hard-right.


Well, working inside the system is currently impossible, so you continue the fight the best way you you can. She was on Rachel last week, so the article seemed familiar and yeah, it's from 8/23.
 
2013-09-04 02:13:56 PM  
Can't imagine why.
 
2013-09-04 02:17:35 PM  

Nabb1: Hey, on the bright side, North Carolina doesn't have it's own FARK tag yet.


agreed
they are a laughingstock
but not yet the laughingstock
 
2013-09-04 02:17:36 PM  

Paris1127: Nabb1: Hey, on the bright side, North Carolina doesn't have it's own FARK tag yet.

It's a real race to the bottom at this point. What state will get the privilege that Florida has? Arizona? Texas? Missouri? Kansas? Oklahoma? Ohio? Michigan? Wisconsin? Georgia? Alabama? Mississippi? Tennessee? Virginia? And now I've depressed myself, that's just too many candidates...


Why not all?

Let's just have a catch-all tag called [ 'Murica ], same background as the [ HERO ] tag for added irony.
 
2013-09-04 02:17:51 PM  

HawgWild: FTFA: "They've dismantled 17 years of my work," Ellie Kinnaird, 81, told MSNBC Thursday afternoon, days after stepping down after ending her long career in the state Senate to devote herself full time to fighting the state's hard-right lurch.

Look, I know you're all old and stuff, but stepping down from your office ain't exactly the best way to devote yourself to fighting the limp-right.


That's better.
 
2013-09-04 02:17:52 PM  
Laughingstock?
Well, lady, maybe now.
because aging assholes in positions of power who are sexist, homophobic, racist pigs, are really nothing to laugh about.
I mean, If i was driving to work and saw a farking Tyrannosaurus Rex in the middle of the road, I might go WOAH, or freak out, but I wouldn't laugh. It's pretty serious business when you have a dinosaur on the loose and it wrecks destruction. And that is just what you have been, a farking dinosaur, whose ideas and ideals are extinct and people gt hurt because of them. No go find a farking hot ass tar pit to fall into, you old farking beeoitch.
 
2013-09-04 02:18:14 PM  
She took on the system and bent it to her will. She's a feminist hero.
 
2013-09-04 02:18:49 PM  
They cater to a set of voters that want to be wrong, because LOL IN UR FACE LIBZ. Being a laughingstock is a huge boon to them.
 
2013-09-04 02:20:20 PM  
So this fine lady has finally admitted defeat and by default acknowledged the superiority of Jesus and our savior neo-liberalism, and stopped support such false idols like democracy and personal freedom.
 
2013-09-04 02:21:03 PM  

Paris1127: Nabb1: Hey, on the bright side, North Carolina doesn't have it's own FARK tag yet.

It's a real race to the bottom at this point. What state will get the privilege that Florida has? Arizona? Texas? Missouri? Kansas? Oklahoma? Ohio? Michigan? Wisconsin? Georgia? Alabama? Mississippi? Tennessee? Virginia? And now I've depressed myself, that's just too many candidates...



Don't forget PA./lives in PA
 
2013-09-04 02:21:29 PM  
She's 81 and thinking about retiring now? Good. The Carolinas are learning not to emulate Strom Thurmond AKA "The Human Paperweight".
 
2013-09-04 02:22:05 PM  

vudukungfu: Laughingstock?
Well, lady, maybe now.
because aging assholes in positions of power who are sexist, homophobic, racist pigs, are really nothing to laugh about.
I mean, If i was driving to work and saw a farking Tyrannosaurus Rex in the middle of the road, I might go WOAH, or freak out, but I wouldn't laugh. It's pretty serious business when you have a dinosaur on the loose and it wrecks destruction. And that is just what you have been, a farking dinosaur, whose ideas and ideals are extinct and people gt hurt because of them. No go find a farking hot ass tar pit to fall into, you old farking beeoitch.


She wasn't the dinosaur, she was that lawyer that went to hide in the bathroom.
 
2013-09-04 02:22:11 PM  
Has anybody in the GOP thought to make people show photo ID before they can get an abortion yet?
 
2013-09-04 02:22:55 PM  
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2013-09-04 02:23:14 PM  

rjakobi: She's 81 and thinking about retiring now? Good. The Carolinas are learning not to emulate Strom Thurmond AKA "The Human Paperweight".


Ha, we'll have Richard Burr in the senate for the rest of his natural life.  Because people who wouldn't vote for him can't vote for anyone.
 
2013-09-04 02:23:35 PM  

vudukungfu: Laughingstock?
Well, lady, maybe now.
because aging assholes in positions of power who are sexist, homophobic, racist pigs, are really nothing to laugh about.
I mean, If i was driving to work and saw a farking Tyrannosaurus Rex in the middle of the road, I might go WOAH, or freak out, but I wouldn't laugh. It's pretty serious business when you have a dinosaur on the loose and it wrecks destruction. And that is just what you have been, a farking dinosaur, whose ideas and ideals are extinct and people gt hurt because of them. No go find a farking hot ass tar pit to fall into, you old farking beeoitch.


Fail.
 
2013-09-04 02:24:12 PM  

Outrageous Muff: She's a feminist hero.


OK if I read that as She's a fisting whore?
 
2013-09-04 02:24:28 PM  
The GOP-backed bill, signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this month, requires voters to show a photo ID, cuts back early voting, ends the same-day registration and pre-registration programs, and weakens the state's campaign finance laws.

The law of unintended consequences is going to biatch-slap the GOP so bad they won't know what hit them.
 
2013-09-04 02:24:34 PM  

serial_crusher: Has anybody in the GOP thought to make people show photo ID before they can get an abortion yet?


Sure, "to verify their age", and put their names on a public website.
 
2013-09-04 02:24:57 PM  

HawgWild: FTFA: "They've dismantled 17 years of my work," Ellie Kinnaird, 81, told MSNBC Thursday afternoon, days after stepping down after ending her long career in the state Senate to devote herself full time to fighting the state's hard-right lurch.

Look, I know you're all old and stuff, but stepping down from your office ain't exactly the best way to devote yourself to fighting the hard-right.


This was a few weeks back that she retired. She says she wants to focus on helping people get voter ids and getting Dems elected to state office. She says that she is retiring before next years short session because Dems are so marginalized in the general assembly that she wouldn't really accomplish anything in the senate.
 
2013-09-04 02:25:38 PM  
It's a laughingstock because it is too liberal!!
 
2013-09-04 02:25:48 PM  
You mean she didn't  recently sneak abortion restrictions into a motorcycle safety bill, and pass the most blatant voter-supression law ever ?
Cause I never RTFA.
that is what headlines are for.
 
2013-09-04 02:26:40 PM  

Stone Meadow: The GOP-backed bill, signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this month, requires voters to show a photo ID, cuts back early voting, ends the same-day registration and pre-registration programs, and weakens the state's campaign finance laws.

The law of unintended consequences is going to biatch-slap the GOP so bad they won't know what hit them.


Nope, they studied the facts and already knew that minorities who can't afford to take time off on a Tuesday are among the primary users of early voting.  They're using data-driven racism.
 
2013-09-04 02:26:48 PM  

HawgWild: FTFA: "They've dismantled 17 years of my work," Ellie Kinnaird, 81, told MSNBC Thursday afternoon, days after stepping down after ending her long career in the state Senate to devote herself full time to fighting the state's hard-right lurch.

Look, I know you're all old and stuff, but stepping down from your office ain't exactly the best way to devote yourself to fighting the hard-right.


True.  She'll no doubt be replaced by a young earth creationist teatard.
 
2013-09-04 02:29:59 PM  

Great_Milenko: HawgWild: FTFA: "They've dismantled 17 years of my work," Ellie Kinnaird, 81, told MSNBC Thursday afternoon, days after stepping down after ending her long career in the state Senate to devote herself full time to fighting the state's hard-right lurch.

Look, I know you're all old and stuff, but stepping down from your office ain't exactly the best way to devote yourself to fighting the hard-right.

True.  She'll no doubt be replaced by a young earth creationist teatard.


Ever notice that among polite company "creationist" just means "idiot"?
 
2013-09-04 02:30:32 PM  
The GOP-backed bill, signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this month, requires voters to show a photo ID, cuts back early voting, ends the same-day registration and pre-registration programs, and weakens the state's campaign finance laws. How farking moronic do people have to be to think that such a bill is anything BUT a voter suppression law? Anyone who believes the GOP propaganda must count to potato.
 
2013-09-04 02:31:05 PM  

ikanreed: Stone Meadow: The GOP-backed bill, signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this month, requires voters to show a photo ID, cuts back early voting, ends the same-day registration and pre-registration programs, and weakens the state's campaign finance laws.

The law of unintended consequences is going to biatch-slap the GOP so bad they won't know what hit them.

Nope, they studied the facts and already knew that minorities who can't afford to take time off on a Tuesday are among the primary users of early voting.  They're using data-driven racism.


I understand that is their intent, but didn't the GOP try this in a NE state (OH? PA?) for the 2012 campaign, and get-out-the-vote campaigners actually raised minority turnout?
 
2013-09-04 02:31:14 PM  

Stone Meadow: The GOP-backed bill, signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this month, requires voters to show a photo ID, cuts back early voting, ends the same-day registration and pre-registration programs, and weakens the state's campaign finance laws.

The law of unintended consequences is going to biatch-slap the GOP so bad they won't know what hit them.


Dude, or dudess, as the case may be, I don't think they'll even be able to comprehend the phenomenon of consequence-biatch-slap, if it ever actually occurs.

I don't see it happening in my lifetime.
 
2013-09-04 02:36:05 PM  

Stone Meadow: ikanreed: Stone Meadow: The GOP-backed bill, signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this month, requires voters to show a photo ID, cuts back early voting, ends the same-day registration and pre-registration programs, and weakens the state's campaign finance laws.

The law of unintended consequences is going to biatch-slap the GOP so bad they won't know what hit them.

Nope, they studied the facts and already knew that minorities who can't afford to take time off on a Tuesday are among the primary users of early voting.  They're using data-driven racism.

I understand that is their intent, but didn't the GOP try this in a NE state (OH? PA?) for the 2012 campaign, and get-out-the-vote campaigners actually raised minority turnout?


It's hard to measure, because (and I hope you won't construe this as racism on my part) there was actually quite extraordinary enthusiasm for Obama in particular among many minority voters. It makes any comparisons against years other than 2008 completely invalid.
 
2013-09-04 02:36:09 PM  

Diogenes: I'd get an alt but I feel dirty enough.


Might I suggest the handle "Epicurus"?
 
2013-09-04 02:36:23 PM  

vudukungfu: Outrageous Muff: She's a feminist hero.

OK if I read that as She's a fisting whore?


that is frigging awful, especially after having just looked at her picture..... but man i laughed my ass off

/i hate you
 
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