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(Indy Week)   North Carolina's governor once again demonstrates his savvy public relations skills by calling sweet little girl offering him cake "ridiculous" and tying her to "left-wing conspiracy"   (indyweek.com) divider line 100
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2013-09-17 08:23:05 AM  
The legislature overrode two of his vetoes. Governor McCrory has zero influence. We need to focus on changing the legislature, the rest is just theater at this point.
 
2013-09-17 08:26:36 AM  
The enemy is everywhere, conservatives. Defund this girl's school, dissent must be crushed.
 
2013-09-17 08:27:27 AM  
So we add 12 year old girls to the list of things conspiring against the GOP
 
2013-09-17 08:29:45 AM  
When your policies are to hurt everyone, you're going to be paranoid of everyone.
 
2013-09-17 08:32:11 AM  

Alphax: When your policies are to hurt everyone, you're going to be paranoid of everyone.


Their policies don't hurt everyone, just the people they don't like.
 
2013-09-17 08:32:29 AM  
What's weird is that NC is actually pretty middle of the road politically. It's no blue state but pretty much not one I would have called to take a first class trip to Derpistan.
 
2013-09-17 08:33:34 AM  
What an asshole.
 
2013-09-17 08:34:19 AM  

timswar: Alphax: When your policies are to hurt everyone, you're going to be paranoid of everyone.

Their policies don't hurt everyone, just the people they don't like.


Which is effectively everyone.
 
2013-09-17 08:35:45 AM  

timswar: Alphax: When your policies are to hurt everyone, you're going to be paranoid of everyone.

Their policies don't hurt everyone, just the people they don't like.


Oh, they affect everyone negatively, it's just a matter of degree.

Even the most pro-pollution people are affected by air pollution.  Higher levels of lead in them.  And Republican economic policies hurt everyone's economy.
 
2013-09-17 08:37:54 AM  

bmongar: So we add 12 year old girls to the list of things conspiring against the GOP


She's an icky girl! One day she's gonna be a pregnant slut teen looking for a birth control abortion pap smear mammogram.  We MUST stomp her into the ground NOW, so she understands from the get-go that she's a second-class denizen of the lower classes whose place is in the kitchen making sammiches and babbys.
 
2013-09-17 08:38:20 AM  

Cyclometh: What's weird is that NC is actually pretty middle of the road politically. It's no blue state but pretty much not one I would have called to take a first class trip to Derpistan.


We're also gerrymandered to an extreme and have a lot of at best mediocre Democratic candidates (who still deserve votes compared to the opposition clearly).
 
2013-09-17 08:38:47 AM  
Nothing identifies a person as being out of touch as claiming "clearly, this is part of a vast [insert favored bogey here] conspiracy"
 
2013-09-17 08:41:12 AM  
And this is why I'm moving
 
2013-09-17 08:41:31 AM  
Commie, food-kitchen child. Biatch set me up.
 
2013-09-17 08:43:19 AM  
Hey he's just following the precedent those Democratic protestors set last month. If those protestors get to throw a hissy-fit about the baked goods he offered them well so can he.

/To be fair it probably was part of some setup to make a political statement.
//If I was a governor with some very unpopular policies I sure as hell wouldn't be taking food from random strangers on the street. All it takes is one crazy person with poison.
 
2013-09-17 08:43:55 AM  

dionysusaur: bmongar: So we add 12 year old girls to the list of things conspiring against the GOP

She's an icky girl! One day she's gonna be a pregnant slut teen looking for a birth control abortion pap smear mammogram.  We MUST stomp her into the ground NOW, so she understands from the get-go that she's a second-class denizen of the lower classes whose place is in the kitchen making sammiches and babbys.


And cake.


/or was the cake a lie?
 
2013-09-17 08:44:51 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Hey he's just following the precedent those Democratic protestors set last month. If those protestors get to throw a hissy-fit about the baked goods he offered them well so can he.

/To be fair it probably was part of some setup to make a political statement.
//If I was a governor with some very unpopular policies I sure as hell wouldn't be taking food from random strangers on the street. All it takes is one crazy person with poison.



He spat on those cookies.
 
2013-09-17 08:52:47 AM  
Was it yellow cake?

Surprised he didn't have her tossed into Gitmo.
 
2013-09-17 08:56:48 AM  
Let them eat cake!!!!
 
2013-09-17 08:57:34 AM  
Should have sent a young strapping boy.  Everyone knows Republicans love young boys to be their pages since they bend them over all the time.
 
2013-09-17 08:57:49 AM  
To be fair, encouraging anyone who isn't an old white Republican to vote is a left-wing conspiracy.
 
2013-09-17 09:03:18 AM  

ILostMyPassword: Cyclometh: What's weird is that NC is actually pretty middle of the road politically. It's no blue state but pretty much not one I would have called to take a first class trip to Derpistan.

We're also gerrymandered to an extreme and have a lot of at best mediocre Democratic candidates (who still deserve votes compared to the opposition clearly).


Some folks are trying to change that.
 
2013-09-17 09:03:21 AM  
When asked about a 12-year-old protester who wants to meet with him, McCrory laughed and said the notion is "ridiculous."
"This is all very liberal groups using children as props to push a very far left agenda," he said.


 Christ, what an a**hole.
 
2013-09-17 09:04:03 AM  
A Republican being an asshole?  Must be a day that ends in "y".
 
2013-09-17 09:08:31 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Hey he's just following the precedent those Democratic protestors set last month. If those protestors get to throw a hissy-fit about the baked goods he offered them well so can he.

/To be fair it probably was part of some setup to make a political statement.
//If I was a governor with some very unpopular policies I sure as hell wouldn't be taking food from random strangers on the street. All it takes is one crazy person with poison.


He was being an a**hole then, he is being one now.  Apparently being Mayor of Charlotte means that no one challenged him or said no down there.  A bit different now that he is Under the Dome of Raleigh....
 
2013-09-17 09:12:07 AM  

Lawlborough: Nothing identifies a person as being out of touch as claiming "clearly, this is part of a vast [insert favored bogey here] conspiracy"


Nothing, that is, except not liking chocolate cake.
Anyone with even a tangential relationship to this dimension would have taken the cake and only then call her a member of the vast left-wing conspiracy.
 
2013-09-17 09:13:46 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: When asked about a 12-year-old protester who wants to meet with him, McCrory laughed and said the notion is "ridiculous."
"This is all very liberal groups using children as props to push a very far left agenda," he said.

 Christ, what an a**hole.


I know.  How dare he state the obvious.
 
2013-09-17 09:17:44 AM  

Cataholic: JusticeandIndependence: When asked about a 12-year-old protester who wants to meet with him, McCrory laughed and said the notion is "ridiculous."
"This is all very liberal groups using children as props to push a very far left agenda," he said.

 Christ, what an a**hole.

I know.  How dare he state the obvious.


Please explain how allowing young people to preregister to vote is part of a radical left wing agenda.
 
2013-09-17 09:18:20 AM  

Cataholic: JusticeandIndependence: When asked about a 12-year-old protester who wants to meet with him, McCrory laughed and said the notion is "ridiculous."
"This is all very liberal groups using children as props to push a very far left agenda," he said.

 Christ, what an a**hole.

I know.  How dare he state the obvious.


Or ... he could have just said something like "I'm very busy today and I just don't have time to meet with her.  I've booked to ..." and then add in a list of whatever non-offensive and non-bullshiat things he has on his plate.
 
2013-09-17 09:18:57 AM  

Cataholic: JusticeandIndependence: When asked about a 12-year-old protester who wants to meet with him, McCrory laughed and said the notion is "ridiculous."
"This is all very liberal groups using children as props to push a very far left agenda," he said.

 Christ, what an a**hole.

I know.  How dare he state the obvious.


Part of being the Governor, is catering to groups who don't meet your exact ideology with the goal of compromise later down the road.  Too many politicians today treat anyone who doesn't agree with them as the enemy.  I voted for this a**hole and now I regret it because he is just a vile man who doesn't know the word compromise at all.

Sure it's probably some overzealous parent coaching her kid to put the cake on display with her signs about voter suppression in front of the mansion, but that's not the point.  He is the governor of all the people of the state, not just his friends.  A simple photo op missed and then pissed on by the comment later.
 
2013-09-17 09:25:59 AM  

Karac: Cataholic: JusticeandIndependence: When asked about a 12-year-old protester who wants to meet with him, McCrory laughed and said the notion is "ridiculous."
"This is all very liberal groups using children as props to push a very far left agenda," he said.

 Christ, what an a**hole.

I know.  How dare he state the obvious.

Or ... he could have just said something like "I'm very busy today and I just don't have time to meet with her.  I've booked to ..." and then add in a list of whatever non-offensive and non-bullshiat things he has on his plate.


They did that to kids already, and then got caught on camera playing catch with a staffer behind the legislative building in the time frame the kids wanted to meet.  Now they've just moved on to telling little children what he thinks of them.
 
2013-09-17 09:27:36 AM  

Cataholic: JusticeandIndependence: When asked about a 12-year-old protester who wants to meet with him, McCrory laughed and said the notion is "ridiculous."
"This is all very liberal groups using children as props to push a very far left agenda," he said.

 Christ, what an a**hole.

I know.  How dare he state the obvious.


Enabling people to vote when they're eligible to is a far-left agenda now?

Well, shiat son. Give me my libby lib card then because in America we let people eligible to do so vote and we do NOT make it harder to do, god dammit.
 
2013-09-17 09:30:46 AM  

salvador.hardin: The legislature overrode two of his vetoes. Governor McCrory has zero influence. We need to focus on changing the legislature, the rest is just theater at this point.


He knew they would get vetoed anyway so that is why he did it. To give an illusion of being separate. McCrory has been a joke for years. He was when he was Mayor of Charlotte and has only gotten worse. I can't believe the people who were able to vote in this state I find myself living in would be idiotic enough to vote for the guy.
 
2013-09-17 09:33:37 AM  
FREE CAKE IS SOCIALISM!
 
2013-09-17 09:34:26 AM  

Cyclometh: Cataholic: JusticeandIndependence: When asked about a 12-year-old protester who wants to meet with him, McCrory laughed and said the notion is "ridiculous."
"This is all very liberal groups using children as props to push a very far left agenda," he said.

 Christ, what an a**hole.

I know.  How dare he state the obvious.

Enabling people to vote when they're eligible to is a far-left agenda now?

Well, shiat son. Give me my libby lib card then because in America we let people eligible to do so vote and we do NOT make it harder to do, god dammit.


16 and 17 year olds are eligible to vote in NC?  The whole state will be Biebertastic before we know it.
 
2013-09-17 09:34:51 AM  

limeyfellow: I can't believe the people who were able to vote in this state I find myself living in would be idiotic enough to vote for the guy.


Guilty as charged.  Wanted the old guard out after the female joker...
 
2013-09-17 09:39:52 AM  
McCrory is a douche and he's destroying North Cackalacky, but I can't fault him for not wanting to meet with some cute kid who wants to ask him why he signed a "voter-suppression bill". It's hard enough for him to explain it to adults (something he only seems to do in commercials filled with doting 80+ year old women these days), so I can see him not wanting to put his foot in his mouth in front of a child.

Art Pope is the real villain in NC. It's true that McCrory is just a puppet, but it's silly to think that he can't grow a spine and get what he wants out of the legislature. Now of course he only wants what Art Pope wants him to want, but if it was another governor in office with different ideas this would all be playing out differently.

McCrory's only concern is helping Duke Energy make money. He's a soulless empty shell on every other subject, and that's what passes for a "good Christian" these days.
 
2013-09-17 09:40:01 AM  

Cataholic: 16 and 17 year olds are eligible to vote in NC?  The whole state will be Biebertastic before we know it.


18-year olds are, and allowing them to pre-register at their leisure so they can vote when they ARE eligible is a good thing because it makes sure that more people who are eligible to vote will be registered to.

If you have a problem with eligible voters voting, I would submit that YOU are the problem.

Putting more barriers up to voting is anti-American, and people who support it should be ashamed.
 
2013-09-17 09:41:43 AM  
In this day and age, you NEVER want to be alone with someone's kids, just in case someone tries to level false molestation claims. Maybe the guy was just playing it smart? I'm going with the whole 'He's-a-tough-Republican-who's-scared-to-death-of-a-12-year-old-girl' , but I just wanted to be open minded and [present an alternative theory for consideration...
 
2013-09-17 09:41:54 AM  

Cyclometh: What's weird is that NC is actually pretty middle of the road politically. It's no blue state but pretty much not one I would have called to take a first class trip to Derpistan.


I posted this in April as part of a larger post, in one of the threads discussing our worthless General Assembly:

So we've got three really thriving centers of urban and suburban population - The Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill), the Triad, and the Charlotte Metro Area.  All three are a mixed bag of political views, though you'll find a lot more blue in these areas.  Charlotte's ties to the banks means there's a wide swath of fiscal conservatism, and McCrory is at the end of a long line of Charlotte-area politicians trying to win the governor's seat.  He's just the one that finally won, thanks in large part to Bev Purdue.

Outside of that urban crescent, there are pockets of civilization.  Asheville is the nexus of the Appalachian road network in North Carolina, so it's large enough to support a decent-sized city.  But it also sits next to Black Mountain, where Billy Graham has his little Jesus complex (and don't let the PR fool you; Graham's advantage over people like Fallwell and Robertson was Billy learned to keep his mouth shut).  The mountain region as a whole has cannonballed into the Southern Strategy; the last Democrat to get elected in the mountains was Heath Shuler, and he had a name and his predecessor Charles Taylor was corrupt as hell.  The mountains are wonderful to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

As you go south from Raleigh, you eventually hit Southern Pines.  It's on the other side of Fort Bragg from Fayetteville.  That's where the golf course is, and you can't afford to live there.
South of that, and Fort Bragg, and Fayetteville, and all the way east past I-95 (from Laurinburg all the way through Lumberton and over to Lake Waccamaw) is an area rampant with poverty.  There's nothing down there to make a lot of money off of, and it's populated by a heavy mix of blacks and displaced natives.  They call themselves the Lumbi tribe, but historically they're not a tribe as much as the remnants of about two dozen pre-contact tribes that were marginalized and then found isolating geography.

The same problem exists in the northeastern part of the state.  Agriculture doesn't make all that much money, and manufacturing is gone, so there's a lot of poverty.  There's a good bit of social conservatism in these areas, oddly enough, though the regions vote blue.

But in between, extending southeast between the Cape Fear and Roanoke rivers, is prime farmland and hog farming areas.  These folks are prime Tea-Party-fodder, because they don't make a lot of money but they largely bought the Southern Strategy, although time and changes in demographics are eroding the facade here.  This is where you see the Hispanic influx, to work the various cotton, strawberry, corn, sweet potatoes, and tobacco fields.  Yes, they still exist, even though the buyouts in the 90s cut them down a LOT.  But even amid this land of rural red you find towns large enough to have colleges, hospitals, and other industries - and this means an urban-suburban middle class (the middle class still exists in eastern NC, mostly because it's cheap to live here).  Greenville is a university/hospital town now, although if you drive five minutes into Pitt County you travel back in time 40 years.  Goldsboro is surprisingly progressive for a town dependent on an Air Force base.  New Bern has enough historic charm that they've managed to initiate a bit of not-quite-gentrification.

This is a state that managed to get a step on the manufacturing exodus of the 1980s and 90s.  There's some real modernization around here, and when you look at large swaths of South Carolina you think this place isn't that bad...at least that was until Dick Armey and Koch Brothers funded the teahad, and a bunch of people who got screwed over by outsourcing and right-to-work state labor attitudes became convinced they were over-taxed and the gays were coming for their guns.  Despite losing a lot of elections in 2008 and 2012, the Republican stratagem of controlling the state legislature in time for redistricting paid off for them.  We'll now spend several years dealing with the fallout.  Some of it is pure derp that will never take, like the shiatbirds from Rowan County.  Other crap, like the gutting of the state university system, will have long and profound issues.  But we're still seeing more Hispanics move into the area, and the old fogeys that will never give up the attitudes that made the Southern Strategy work are disappearing courtesy of Father Time.  We're in a hell of a lot better position than most southeastern states, despite the recent setbacks
 
2013-09-17 09:42:19 AM  

Cataholic: Cyclometh: Cataholic: JusticeandIndependence: When asked about a 12-year-old protester who wants to meet with him, McCrory laughed and said the notion is "ridiculous."
"This is all very liberal groups using children as props to push a very far left agenda," he said.

 Christ, what an a**hole.

I know.  How dare he state the obvious.

Enabling people to vote when they're eligible to is a far-left agenda now?

Well, shiat son. Give me my libby lib card then because in America we let people eligible to do so vote and we do NOT make it harder to do, god dammit.

16 and 17 year olds are eligible to vote in NC?  The whole state will be Biebertastic before we know it.


I see that instead of tackling the issue that the GOP is off the rails and way out of touch with America here, you just make a Justin Bieber joke. Wow.
 
2013-09-17 09:46:46 AM  

Cyclometh: Cataholic: 16 and 17 year olds are eligible to vote in NC?  The whole state will be Biebertastic before we know it.

18-year olds are, and allowing them to pre-register at their leisure so they can vote when they ARE eligible is a good thing because it makes sure that more people who are eligible to vote will be registered to.

If you have a problem with eligible voters voting, I would submit that YOU are the problem.

Putting more barriers up to voting is anti-American, and people who support it should be ashamed.


Putting ineligible voters on the rolls so that you can rig elections is anti-American, and people who support it should be ashamed.
 
2013-09-17 09:48:13 AM  

Cataholic: Putting ineligible voters on the rolls so that you can rig elections is anti-American, and people who support it should be ashamed.


Well, you went and made it too obvious, didn't you? Now run along, you little scamp.
 
2013-09-17 09:52:08 AM  
No, I wont meet with the child shes being used as a pawn for her elders who want to weaponize her for their political agenda.

Fark headline: governor mean to coordinator twiddle baybay offering him cake.

Gotta love that self demonstration I guess.
 
2013-09-17 09:52:23 AM  

Cataholic: Putting ineligible voters on the rolls so that you can rig elections is anti-American, and people who support it should be ashamed.


You can't possibly be this stupid, can you?
 
2013-09-17 09:52:33 AM  

Cataholic: Cyclometh: Cataholic: 16 and 17 year olds are eligible to vote in NC?  The whole state will be Biebertastic before we know it.

18-year olds are, and allowing them to pre-register at their leisure so they can vote when they ARE eligible is a good thing because it makes sure that more people who are eligible to vote will be registered to.

If you have a problem with eligible voters voting, I would submit that YOU are the problem.

Putting more barriers up to voting is anti-American, and people who support it should be ashamed.

Putting ineligible voters on the rolls so that you can rig elections is anti-American, and people who support it should be ashamed.


Wow, that's not even what was said and you know it.  You blew your cover....
 
2013-09-17 09:54:38 AM  

Cataholic: Putting ineligible voters on the rolls so that you can rig elections is anti-American, and people who support it should be ashamed


Look at how stupid you are.
 
2013-09-17 09:54:53 AM  

bmongar: So we add 12 year old girls

Brainwashed 12-year-old girls doing the bidding of their overlord parents/teachers to the list of things conspiring against the GOP

FTFY

I've always wanted to FTFY in a politics thread.
 
2013-09-17 09:55:15 AM  
Conservatives are that stupid, though Wooly Bully.  There's just no end to Poe's law.
 
2013-09-17 09:57:03 AM  

Ned Stark: No, I wont meet with the child shes being used as a pawn for her elders who want to weaponize her for their political agenda.

Fark headline: governor mean to coordinator twiddle baybay offering him cake.

Gotta love that self demonstration I guess.


Auto correct doesn't seem to be a fan of condescending baby talk.
 
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