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(The Raw Story)   North Carolina Tea Party governor: Don't ask me about my corrupt ties to the energy company that spilled 80,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River. It's 'disrespectful'   (rawstory.com) divider line 128
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2014-02-15 01:37:28 PM  
FTA: The federal government has launched a grand jury probe into the spill and has subpoenaed both Duke Energy and Gov. McCrory's administration as part of that investigation.

Great.. Now it will be a conspiracy of Obama persecution and we'll get to hear about the martyrdom of poor innocent energy executives
 
2014-02-15 01:39:50 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: FTA: The federal government has launched a grand jury probe into the spill and has subpoenaed both Duke Energy and Gov. McCrory's administration as part of that investigation.

Great.. Now it will be a conspiracy of Obama persecution and we'll get to hear about the martyrdom of poor innocent energy executives


Duh. Politicians with ties to corporations are only worth investigating if the politician has a D after their name.
 
2014-02-15 01:43:49 PM  

grumpfuff: Duh. Politicians with ties to corporations are only worth investigating if the politician has a D after their name.


Meanwhile the tea party idiot f*cktard will play the "i'm just a regular small govmint hard working dude" and all the people with poisoned water will praise his name and blame crippling government regulations and God's punishment for allowing the homoghey while he laughs his way to the bank with his Duke Energy stock
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'MERKA!
 
2014-02-15 01:58:27 PM  
FTFA: He is also known to own a considerable amount of stock in the energy company, but refuses to disclose that amount.  Reporters wanted to know on Friday about the appearance of a conflict of interest.  McCrory stonewalled, saying that he hasn't had any conversations with Duke energy and that the purpose of the press conference was to tout the administration's successes with the winter storm.When reporters persisted, McCrory told them this was "no time to be disrespectful."...McCrory is a former Duke Energy executive, but insists that his ties to the company had nothing to do with the lax set safety standards that led to the spill.

Holy crap. Can you imagine the holy (and correctly so) hell Obama would have ignited if he had said O'Reilly was being "disrespectful" in that interview? And aren't people elected to high office required to divest their assets or place them in a blind trust in order to avoid conflicts of interest?
 
2014-02-15 02:24:39 PM  
Yes...ask respectful questions like "Where's your birth certifct 'President' Fartbongo??"
 
2014-02-15 02:25:30 PM  
Corrupt tea party criminal Republicans are attempting to destroy America, and you dumb hillbillies keep falling for it.
 
2014-02-15 02:33:51 PM  
Another coal accident?

Is it a day ending in y?
 
2014-02-15 02:46:04 PM  
Make him drink the water.
 
2014-02-15 02:47:55 PM  

SilentStrider: Make him drink the water.


Sounds to me like he needs an enema of it
 
2014-02-15 03:06:37 PM  

SilentStrider: Make him drink the water.

 
2014-02-15 03:08:27 PM  
www.edugeek.net
 
2014-02-15 03:14:15 PM  
I didn't realize voter suppression could be done chemically.
 
2014-02-15 03:14:48 PM  
They need to investigate this to the fullest extent. No mercy.
 
2014-02-15 03:18:48 PM  

Zeppelininthesky: They need to investigate this to the fullest extent. No mercy.


well it is for the weak.

/sweep the leg
 
2014-02-15 03:23:12 PM  
FTFA: McCrory is a former Duke Energy executive, but insists that his ties to the company had nothing to do with the lax set safety standards that led to the spill.

Ok, fine. What is the reason for the lax set safety standards that led to the spill? Any chance we can revisit those standards, maybe strengthen them a bit?
 
2014-02-15 03:24:30 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: FTA: The federal government has launched a grand jury probe into the spill and has subpoenaed both Duke Energy and Gov. McCrory's administration as part of that investigation.

Great.. Now it will be a conspiracy of Obama persecution and we'll get to hear about the martyrdom of poor innocent energy executives


Duke sucks!
 
2014-02-15 03:25:14 PM  
Ugh.  Duke energy bought Progress energy right before I moved to North Carolina, making a monopoly.  And then the CEO of Progress was forced out after the Duke board reneged on the merger agreement, and then SURPRISE they raised energy rates!

Seriously. And does anybody think the same thing isn't going to happen when Comcast buys Time Warner?
 
2014-02-15 03:26:42 PM  

meat0918: Another coal accident?

Is it a day ending in y?


But it's clean coal so it's OK.
 
2014-02-15 03:27:07 PM  
RWA's believe that they are automatically to be afforded respect and deference due only to their title and / or position as an "authority". The thought of actually earning respect never seems to occur to them.
 
2014-02-15 03:27:34 PM  

JAYoung: I didn't realize voter suppression could be done chemically.


Funny'd
 
2014-02-15 03:27:36 PM  

pivazena: Ugh.  Duke energy bought Progress energy right before I moved to North Carolina, making a monopoly.  And then the CEO of Progress was forced out after the Duke board reneged on the merger agreement, and then SURPRISE they raised energy rates!

Seriously. And does anybody think the same thing isn't going to happen when Comcast buys Time Warner?


But the Free Market will make everything better.
 
2014-02-15 03:29:38 PM  

rustypouch: But the Free Market will make everything better.


You as the consumer have a choice in where to get your municipal water

wait...
 
2014-02-15 03:33:58 PM  
President Balrog Farbongo engineered this spill to further his anti-coal agenda, just as he did in West Virginia. He's a monster.
 
2014-02-15 03:36:24 PM  
My in-laws voted for this guy. My wife and I are having dinner with them tonight. It is my brother-in-laws birthday. This topic will come up eventually... and it will be started by my mother-in-law.

Mother in-law: "Can you believe this spill? What a mess. Those poor people. They should sue that evil sucky Duke company."

My wife: "I know. It is terrible. By the way... a couple of lawsuits have already been blocked by the Governor's administration... you know, the guy you and dad voted for."

Mother-in-law: "BENGHAZIBAMACARE."

Me (thinking to myself): "I could be at home watching the three-point contest right now."
 
2014-02-15 03:37:12 PM  
As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.
 
2014-02-15 03:41:01 PM  
Veridian Dynamics: It's about respect and partnership
 
2014-02-15 03:41:30 PM  
It would be too much to ask that legislators and executives relinquish all interest in all businesses for the duration of their terms, wouldn't it...?
 
2014-02-15 03:43:43 PM  

pivazena: Ugh.  Duke energy bought Progress energy right before I moved to North Carolina, making a monopoly.  And then the CEO of Progress was forced out after the Duke board reneged on the merger agreement, and then SURPRISE they raised energy rates!

Seriously. And does anybody think the same thing isn't going to happen when Comcast buys Time Warner?


oh, I remember this. the CEO of Progress was essentially paid several million dollars for a couple of weeks of work.
 
2014-02-15 03:48:19 PM  
Meet the beady eyed wheeler dealer that sleeps in the Governor's Mansion. Thank the Gods for Roy Cooper!
 
2014-02-15 03:55:03 PM  

Zeppelininthesky: They need to investigate this to the fullest extent. No mercy.


The Feds can try, but the NC legislature has McCrory's back. They'll pass a law making whatever he's done legal.

/help us roy cooper. you're our only hope.
 
2014-02-15 03:55:21 PM  
When reporters persisted, McCrory told them this was "no time to be disrespectful."

I remember back in the day, republicans would say that the democrats were the party of victimhood.  They've sure grown some thin skin since then.

Practically see-through.  Almost to the point that McCrory shouldn't go out in public on a sunny day lest he be fined for public indecency.
 
2014-02-15 03:59:21 PM  
Guy was an executive there before beoming governor. That's not a crime. He holds stock in a private  company. That's not a crime.

How does a Governor "work with Duke to quash those suits"? That would be a crime. Would not waiting for  some evidence be appropriate?
 
2014-02-15 04:00:50 PM  
People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.
 
2014-02-15 04:06:50 PM  

sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.


Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.
 
2014-02-15 04:08:17 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Guy was an executive there before beoming governor. That's not a crime. He holds stock in a private  company. That's not a crime.

How does a Governor "work with Duke to quash those suits"? That would be a crime. Would not waiting for  some evidence be appropriate?


How about...I dunno, asking the Gov about these things? Wouldn't he deny it if he could? Rather than play the victim?
 
2014-02-15 04:11:25 PM  

Fast Talkin Fanny: Zeppelininthesky: They need to investigate this to the fullest extent. No mercy.

The Feds can try, but the NC legislature has McCrory's back. They'll pass a law making whatever he's done legal.

/help us roy cooper. you're our only hope.


I'm pretty sure the North Carolina legislature can't change any law which would call off the federal government.
 
2014-02-15 04:12:15 PM  

Generation_D: Corrupt tea party criminal Republicans are attempting to destroy America, and you dumb hillbillies keep falling for it.


They know that, they want it! For all the crying eagle figurines they buy and red, white & blue toilet paper they wipe their asses with, they hate America. All the things the rest of the world looks in with envy in America the Teapartiers hate! Religious freedom "why can't I stone sluts??" Civil Rights "Things were nice back in 50s weren't they?" Political participation "There's a lot of not white people voting."

There's a huge swath of people in this country that are in a panic that their "What I think America is" security blanket has been taken away, and they will rather break everything in the room than grow up.
 
2014-02-15 04:12:23 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Guy was an executive there before beoming governor. That's not a crime. He holds stock in a private  company. That's not a crime.

How does a Governor "work with Duke to quash those suits"? That would be a crime. Would not waiting for  some evidence be appropriate?


Seems legit. Totally no need for an investigation then.
 
2014-02-15 04:12:58 PM  

hugram: My in-laws voted for this guy. My wife and I are having dinner with them tonight. It is my brother-in-laws birthday. This topic will come up eventually... and it will be started by my mother-in-law.

Mother in-law: "Can you believe this spill? What a mess. Those poor people. They should sue that evil sucky Duke company."

My wife: "I know. It is terrible. By the way... a couple of lawsuits have already been blocked by the Governor's administration... you know, the guy you and dad voted for."

Mother-in-law: "BENGHAZIBAMACARE."

Me (thinking to myself): "I could be at home watching the three-point contest right now."


You: "You mean the plan that Gingrich was pushing back in the 90's? The plan that is pretty much word for word what we have today?"

There is nothing that cannot be blown up in their own damn face using history. Have a deep enough memory? You can get them into hysterics. Best way to handle derper family is to piss them off so much they have a heart attack.
 
2014-02-15 04:13:09 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Zeb Hesselgresser: Guy was an executive there before beoming governor. That's not a crime. He holds stock in a private  company. That's not a crime.

How does a Governor "work with Duke to quash those suits"? That would be a crime. Would not waiting for  some evidence be appropriate?

How about...I dunno, asking the Gov about these things? Wouldn't he deny it if he could? Rather than play the victim?


He's a republican.  Playing the victim is an instinctual response to any stimuli whatsoever.
 
2014-02-15 04:14:02 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Guy was an executive there before beoming governor. That's not a crime. He holds stock in a private  company. That's not a crime.

How does a Governor "work with Duke to quash those suits"? That would be a crime. Would not waiting for  some evidence be appropriate?


How does a gov "work with Duke Energy"?

I guess you only have to go as far as who appoints the regulators and executives at DENR of NC.
Oh wait the Gov does.
and DENR decides the penalties for violations.
which so far have been a few thousand bucks (less than 10% of what Duke contributed to the Gov campaign)
and they don't even have to clean it up or quit dumping it
 
2014-02-15 04:14:17 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Guy was an executive there before beoming governor. That's not a crime. He holds stock in a private  company. That's not a crime.

How does a Governor "work with Duke to quash those suits"? That would be a crime. Would not waiting for  some evidence be appropriate?


There are Federal investigations in process.
 
2014-02-15 04:15:32 PM  

Somacandra: Holy crap. Can you imagine the holy (and correctly so) hell Obama would have ignited if he had said O'Reilly was being "disrespectful" in that interview? And aren't people elected to high office required to divest their assets or place them in a blind trust in order to avoid conflicts of interest?


No, they're not even required to avoid participating in insider trading.  Anything short of provable quid-pro-quo is a-okay these days.
 
2014-02-15 04:15:53 PM  

pivazena: Ugh.  Duke energy bought Progress energy right before I moved to North Carolina, making a monopoly.  And then the CEO of Progress was forced out after the Duke board reneged on the merger agreement, and then SURPRISE they raised energy rates!

Seriously. And does anybody think the same thing isn't going to happen when Comcast buys Time Warner?


Why would it? You can't get Comcast where you can get Time Warner, and vice versa. They've already been running a de facto monopoly, they're just making it official now.
 
2014-02-15 04:18:05 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Guy was an executive there before beoming governor. That's not a crime. He holds stock in a private  company. That's not a crime.

How does a Governor "work with Duke to quash those suits"? That would be a crime. Would not waiting for  some evidence be appropriate?


Five seconds on google finds this info about lawsuits prior to the spill being blocked by the state.


Last year, North Carolina's top environmental regulators thwarted three separate Clean Water Act lawsuits aimed at forcing Duke Energy, the largest electricity company in the country, to clean up its toxic coal ash pits in the state. That June, the state went even further, saying it would handle environmental enforcement at every one of Duke's 31 coal ash storage ponds in the state-an act that protected the company from further federal lawsuits. Last week, one of those coal ash storage ponds ruptured, belching more than 80,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River.

http://m.motherjones.com/blue-marble/ 2014/02/north-carolina-protected - duke-energy-pollution-complaints-its-c oal-ash-disaster

/on mobile so I can't link properly, remove the space in "c oal"
 
2014-02-15 04:18:58 PM  

Hobodeluxe: Zeb Hesselgresser: Guy was an executive there before beoming governor. That's not a crime. He holds stock in a private  company. That's not a crime.

How does a Governor "work with Duke to quash those suits"? That would be a crime. Would not waiting for  some evidence be appropriate?

How does a gov "work with Duke Energy"?

I guess you only have to go as far as who appoints the regulators and executives at DENR of NC.
Oh wait the Gov does.
and DENR decides the penalties for violations.
which so far have been a few thousand bucks (less than 10% of what Duke contributed to the Gov campaign)
and they don't even have to clean it up or quit dumping it


They're also the fact that before an environmental group can sue Duke, they have to give six months notice to the DENR.    The DENR can then stop the lawsuit any time during that six months by deciding to investigate matters themselves.

The DENR has repeatedly waited until the last day of that six-month period before asserting it's authority and shutting down a lawsuit against Duke Energy.
 
2014-02-15 04:20:01 PM  

pivazena: Ugh.  Duke energy bought Progress energy right before I moved to North Carolina, making a monopoly.  And then the CEO of Progress was forced out after the Duke board reneged on the merger agreement, and then SURPRISE they raised energy rates!

Seriously. And does anybody think the same thing isn't going to happen when Comcast buys Time Warner?


I think the biggest fallout from that to me is that I'll give up ever watching Netflix in HD again.
 
2014-02-15 04:20:53 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: SilentStrider: Make him drink the water.

Sounds to me like he needs an enema of it


Or both.
 
2014-02-15 04:22:29 PM  
Since I am sure the response to the article I posted will focus on the source, here is the AP story.


http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nc-reg ulators-shielded-dukes-coal-ash- p ollution

/remove extra spaces
 
2014-02-15 04:23:07 PM  
Duke (Energy) sucks.
 
2014-02-15 04:30:46 PM  
it will be tough to run for higher office with that kind of tea baggage, amirite???
 
2014-02-15 04:31:47 PM  
Pity there isn't a legal mechanism that would allow federal authorities to move in and safeguard records so they don't get "lost". And prevent a company from divesting assets and declaring bankruptcy.
 
2014-02-15 04:35:12 PM  

Karac: Hobodeluxe: Zeb Hesselgresser: Guy was an executive there before beoming governor. That's not a crime. He holds stock in a private  company. That's not a crime.

How does a Governor "work with Duke to quash those suits"? That would be a crime. Would not waiting for  some evidence be appropriate?

How does a gov "work with Duke Energy"?

I guess you only have to go as far as who appoints the regulators and executives at DENR of NC.
Oh wait the Gov does.
and DENR decides the penalties for violations.
which so far have been a few thousand bucks (less than 10% of what Duke contributed to the Gov campaign)
and they don't even have to clean it up or quit dumping it

They're also the fact that before an environmental group can sue Duke, they have to give six months notice to the DENR.    The DENR can then stop the lawsuit any time during that six months by deciding to investigate matters themselves.

The DENR has repeatedly waited until the last day of that six-month period before asserting it's authority and shutting down a lawsuit against Duke Energy.


If it's a legitimate lawsuit, the governor has ways of shutting the whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the environment, and not attacking the company.
 
2014-02-15 04:39:23 PM  

sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.


At one time I would have agreed with you, but he seems to have gone all in. Whether purely from political expediency or not, he's been doing some pretty convincing walking and talking.
 
2014-02-15 04:39:36 PM  

Karac: Fast Talkin Fanny: Zeppelininthesky: They need to investigate this to the fullest extent. No mercy.

The Feds can try, but the NC legislature has McCrory's back. They'll pass a law making whatever he's done legal.

/help us roy cooper. you're our only hope.

I'm pretty sure the North Carolina legislature can't change any law which would call off the federal government.


Actually, they are trying to pass just such a law.
 
2014-02-15 04:43:39 PM  
I meant, the governor can't "quash" Federal Civil Suits

Environmental laws that allow citizen suits include:

Clean Water Act Safe Drinking Water Act Clean Air Act 1970
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977
Endangered Species Act of 1973 Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act of 1986- SARA Title III
 
2014-02-15 04:47:21 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: I meant, the governor can't "quash" Federal Civil Suits

Environmental laws that allow citizen suits include:

Clean Water Act Safe Drinking Water Act Clean Air Act 1970
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977
Endangered Species Act of 1973 Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act of 1986- SARA Title III


Well you know, they really don't have to enforce the laws, and the Feds aren't going to crack down on them.

It's a tidy arrangement.
 
2014-02-15 04:50:37 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: I meant, the governor can't "quash" Federal Civil Suits

Environmental laws that allow citizen suits include:

Clean Water Act Safe Drinking Water Act Clean Air Act 1970
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977
Endangered Species Act of 1973 Emergency Planning and Community Right To Know Act of 1986- SARA Title III


Read either of the articles I posted.
 
2014-02-15 05:04:28 PM  

geek_mars: FTFA: McCrory is a former Duke Energy executive, but insists that his ties to the company had nothing to do with the lax set safety standards that led to the spill.

Ok, fine. What is the reason for the lax set safety standards that led to the spill? Any chance we can revisit those standards, maybe strengthen them a bit?


Don't be disrespectful.
 
2014-02-15 05:05:25 PM  
Somacandra:
Holy crap. Can you imagine the holy (and correctly so) hell Obama would have ignited if he had said O'Reilly was being "disrespectful" in that interview? And aren't people elected to high office required to divest their assets or place them in a blind trust in order to avoid conflicts of interest?

You sound like a libtard from some mamby pamby sissy state. That's not how we do things here in North Kackalackey. And don't piss us off.  You don't want another Civil War on your baby-smooth hands.
 
2014-02-15 05:13:11 PM  

FnkyTwn: Somacandra:
Holy crap. Can you imagine the holy (and correctly so) hell Obama would have ignited if he had said O'Reilly was being "disrespectful" in that interview? And aren't people elected to high office required to divest their assets or place them in a blind trust in order to avoid conflicts of interest?

You sound like a libtard from some mamby pamby sissy state. That's not how we do things here in North Kackalackey. And don't piss us off.  You don't want another Civil War on your baby-smooth hands.


Ahhh, good ole North Kackalackeys. I know you're being comedic and all, but don't think for a second there aren't some people down there that agree with you.


NC would be my favorite state in the country if it wasn't for the people that lived there.
 
2014-02-15 05:13:46 PM  
What's wrong with a little coal ash in your drinking water supply?
Coal ash contains essential minerals and vitamins such as arsenic, lead, mercury, selenium, aluminum, barium, boron, and chlorine and hexavalent chromium.

You'd have to pay good money for those additives, and Duke Energy is givin' 'em to y'all for FREE!

Quit yer complainin', show some RESPECT, and enjoy a nice cool glass of Coal Ash Enriched North Carolina Drinking Water!


img.fark.net
Yum Yum! Sure is delicious. God Bless Duke Energy!

Warning: Coal Ash has been shown to cause increased risk of cancer, learning disabilities, neurological disorders, birth defects, reproductive failure, asthma, organ disease, heart damage, lung disease, respiratory distress, kidney disease, reproductive problems, gastrointestinal illness, birth defects, impaired bone growth in children, behavioral problems, respiratory illness, neurological damage, tissue disease, and developmental problems. Studies have shown that living near a wet coal ash storage pond is significantly more dangerous than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. Toxins in coal ash build up in the bodies of exposed animals and birds, causing the pollutants to move up the food chain when they are eaten. Children are more susceptible to the health impacts of coal ash. Pregnant women should avoid exposure at all costs. Arsenic, lead, mercury, selenium, aluminum, barium, boron, and chlorine and hexavalent chromium are not essential minerals or vitamins.
 
2014-02-15 05:24:33 PM  
I try to discover
A little something to make me sweeter
Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart
I'm so in love with you
I'll be forever blue
That you give me no reason
Why you're making me work so hard
 
2014-02-15 05:28:46 PM  
My only hope this year is there's enough backlash from the remaining sane voters in this state that we can force out enough of these ALECtroids to flip the majority party.

Considering how farking inept the Democrats have been in the last decade, I'm not holding my breath.
 
2014-02-15 05:39:03 PM  

UNC_Samurai: My only hope this year is there's enough backlash from the remaining sane voters in this state that we can force out enough of these ALECtroids to flip the majority party.

Considering how farking inept the Democrats have been in the last decade, I'm not holding my breath.


Pretty doubtful. The people that didn't vote for them last time (such as myself) are going to be the only ones outraged. The people that voted for them aren't going to care.

Without fixing the creatively drawn districts Democrats aren't getting the majority in the NC legislature any time soon. No matter how blue areas around Raleigh, Asheville and Charlotte get.
 
2014-02-15 05:48:31 PM  

Doktor_Zhivago: FTA: The federal government has launched a grand jury probe into the spill and has subpoenaed both Duke Energy and Gov. McCrory's administration as part of that investigation.

Great.. Now it will be a conspiracy of Obama persecution and we'll get to hear about the martyrdom of poor innocent energy executives


If they want to be martyrs so badly, I say break out the crosses and lions and do it right.
 
2014-02-15 05:52:28 PM  

SilentStrider: Make him drink the water.


www.wgaeast.org
 
2014-02-15 05:59:20 PM  

FnkyTwn: Somacandra:
Holy crap. Can you imagine the holy (and correctly so) hell Obama would have ignited if he had said O'Reilly was being "disrespectful" in that interview? And aren't people elected to high office required to divest their assets or place them in a blind trust in order to avoid conflicts of interest?

You sound like a libtard from some mamby pamby sissy state. That's not how we do things here in North Kackalackey. And don't piss us off.  You don't want another Civil War on your baby-smooth hands.


Actually, I think we've rested up enough in these 148 years.  Let's give it another go and this time do the job right.
 
2014-02-15 06:03:10 PM  

UNC_Samurai: My only hope this year is there's enough backlash from the remaining sane voters in this state that we can force out enough of these ALECtroids to flip the majority party.

Considering how farking inept the Democrats have been in the last decade, I'm not holding my breath.


Not the mention some pretty aggressive gerrymandering, right?
 
2014-02-15 06:06:24 PM  
Nice. Hey Governor Dipshiat - first of all we are under no obligation to be respectful of you. Respect is earned, not just given shiathead. Second, if that's your defense - to avoid answering questions about your possible corruption by pretending to be the aggrieved party because of so called "disrespect" - then that makes you seem guilty as fark. Third, asking legitimate questions about your possible conflicts of interest isn't disrespect, it's a legitimate concern of the electorate. Fourth, if your conflicts of interest harm the interests of your state then YOU are being disrespectful to the people of your state and that's REAL disrespect and not bullshiat, defensive, ginned up crap disrespect you'd like to invent to defend your wealth and power. Fifth, go fark yourself. Sixth, go fark yourself again - this time with feeling.
 
2014-02-15 06:13:02 PM  
"ALWAYS QUESTION AUTHORITY - UNTIL WE'RE THE AUTHORITY. AFTER THAT, WELL, SHUT THE HELL UP!"
   - every Tea Party member, ever.
 
2014-02-15 06:24:02 PM  
INeedAName:

NC would be my favorite state in the country if it wasn't for the people that lived there.

So much this.  I lived there for years before I moved to Canada.  A really beautiful state full of primarily dreadful people.
 
2014-02-15 06:26:06 PM  

jaggspb: Zeppelininthesky: They need to investigate this to the fullest extent. No mercy.

well it is for the weak.

/sweep the leg


Congrats - for some damn reason that made me laugh harder than it should have, which made me partially inhale a chunk of gummy bear, which led to a coughing fit, which ultimately led to my wife telling me to "keep it down in there".  You have earned my internets for the day.
 
2014-02-15 06:44:00 PM  
Those guys know a few things about disrespect:

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-02-15 06:55:03 PM  
How 'bout we reach a determination that this corporate person named Duke in N.C. and that other guy named Freedom in W.V. are in fact in a conspiracy to commit terrorist acts against We The People of The United States of America?
Than send in the drones... or at least the federal marshals.
 
2014-02-15 07:07:29 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Guy was an executive there before beoming governor. That's not a crime. He holds stock in a private  company. That's not a crime.

How does a Governor "work with Duke to quash those suits"? That would be a crime. Would not waiting for  some evidence be appropriate?


You must have incredible abs and some broad shoulders with all the water you carry.
 
2014-02-15 07:13:06 PM  

JAYoung: How 'bout we reach a determination that this corporate person named Duke in N.C. and that other guy named Freedom in W.V. are in fact in a conspiracy to commit terrorist acts against We The People of The United States of America?
Than send in the drones... or at least the federal marshals.


If bin Laden had had the foresight to incorporate al Qaeda, then he could have explained September 11th as an demolishment/renovation mishap.  And then Republicans would have apologized to him for getting buildings in the way of his planes.
 
2014-02-15 07:21:57 PM  

pueblonative: FnkyTwn: Somacandra:
Holy crap. Can you imagine the holy (and correctly so) hell Obama would have ignited if he had said O'Reilly was being "disrespectful" in that interview? And aren't people elected to high office required to divest their assets or place them in a blind trust in order to avoid conflicts of interest?

You sound like a libtard from some mamby pamby sissy state. That's not how we do things here in North Kackalackey. And don't piss us off.  You don't want another Civil War on your baby-smooth hands.

Actually, I think we've rested up enough in these 148 years.  Let's give it another go and this time do the job right.


2 inches of snow caused State of Emergencies in the south, I suggest you wait until spring. We got about 10" the other day and getting 8" more tonight...

Remember to pack grits, we don't have them up here.
 
2014-02-15 08:24:23 PM  
Well it's nice to know that no matter who ultimately wins out in the Tea Party v. Old School GOP battle for the Republican party name the big energy concerns have their bets covered either way.
 
2014-02-15 08:44:55 PM  

nyseattitude: pueblonative: FnkyTwn: Somacandra:
Holy crap. Can you imagine the holy (and correctly so) hell Obama would have ignited if he had said O'Reilly was being "disrespectful" in that interview? And aren't people elected to high office required to divest their assets or place them in a blind trust in order to avoid conflicts of interest?

You sound like a libtard from some mamby pamby sissy state. That's not how we do things here in North Kackalackey. And don't piss us off.  You don't want another Civil War on your baby-smooth hands.

Actually, I think we've rested up enough in these 148 years.  Let's give it another go and this time do the job right.

2 inches of snow caused State of Emergencies in the south, I suggest you wait until spring. We got about 10" the other day and getting 8" more tonight...

Remember to pack grits, we don't have them up here.


I believe pueblonative is aiming southward.

/One would think that grits would be helpful in the snow.
 
2014-02-15 09:55:27 PM  

Somacandra: FTFA: He is also known to own a considerable amount of stock in the energy company, but refuses to disclose that amount.  Reporters wanted to know on Friday about the appearance of a conflict of interest.  McCrory stonewalled, saying that he hasn't had any conversations with Duke energy and that the purpose of the press conference was to tout the administration's successes with the winter storm.When reporters persisted, McCrory told them this was "no time to be disrespectful."...McCrory is a former Duke Energy executive, but insists that his ties to the company had nothing to do with the lax set safety standards that led to the spill.

Holy crap. Can you imagine the holy (and correctly so) hell Obama would have ignited if he had said O'Reilly was being "disrespectful" in that interview? And aren't people elected to high office required to divest their assets or place them in a blind trust in order to avoid conflicts of interest?


You're thinking of federal regulators, probably.  A governor is a state position, so any conflict of interest requirements would be from state law/constitution.  Since we're talking about NC, he can probably be as corrupt as he wants and not have violated any state laws.  Luckily, he's almost certainly violated the Hobbs Act.
 
2014-02-15 10:05:18 PM  

Lochsteppe: nyseattitude: pueblonative: FnkyTwn: Somacandra:
Holy crap. Can you imagine the holy (and correctly so) hell Obama would have ignited if he had said O'Reilly was being "disrespectful" in that interview? And aren't people elected to high office required to divest their assets or place them in a blind trust in order to avoid conflicts of interest?

You sound like a libtard from some mamby pamby sissy state. That's not how we do things here in North Kackalackey. And don't piss us off.  You don't want another Civil War on your baby-smooth hands.

Actually, I think we've rested up enough in these 148 years.  Let's give it another go and this time do the job right.

2 inches of snow caused State of Emergencies in the south, I suggest you wait until spring. We got about 10" the other day and getting 8" more tonight...

Remember to pack grits, we don't have them up here.

I believe pueblonative is aiming southward.

/One would think that grits would be helpful in the snow.


Yep. Pretty much.

deep enough, wide enough, said enough.
 
2014-02-15 10:08:00 PM  
 
2014-02-15 10:22:15 PM  

geek_mars: FTFA: McCrory is a former Duke Energy executive, but insists that his ties to the company had nothing to do with the lax set safety standards that led to the spill.

Ok, fine. What is the reason for the lax set safety standards that led to the spill? Any chance we can revisit those standards, maybe strengthen them a bit?


Typical libtard. A little water gets dirty, and you jump straight to killing jobs by adding more job killing government job killing regulations that kill jobs. Why do you hate jobs, comrade? I suppose you want EVERYONE to be unemployed and on government benefits so that they will vote Democrat.
 
2014-02-15 10:55:00 PM  

Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.


I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.
 
2014-02-15 11:06:37 PM  

Johnny Swank: sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.

Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.


Conservative =! tea partier.  The quicker people realize this, the better.
 
2014-02-15 11:19:31 PM  

sprgrss: Johnny Swank: sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.

Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.

Conservative =! tea partier.  The quicker people realize this, the better.


Nope.

They hitched their wagon to that train, they get to ride it through the derail. Fark 'em, they earned it.
 
2014-02-15 11:21:33 PM  

sprgrss: Johnny Swank: sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.

Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.

Conservative =! tea partier.  The quicker people realize this, the better.


It's my understanding that Conservative DOES equal Teabagger, as the Tbaggers claim monopoly over that word.

How many people speaking at CPAC aren't Teabaggers?
 
2014-02-15 11:22:07 PM  

sprgrss: Johnny Swank: sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.

Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.

Conservative =! tea partier.  The quicker people realize this, the better.


Get back to me when "conservatives" reel the 'baggers in. There's zero difference at this point.
 
2014-02-15 11:24:42 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.

I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.


Engineering? You sure you didn't major in drama?

Idk how the job market is for engineering students so I won't comment on that specifically but there are plenty of jobs available in other fields all over NC. There's a huge banking industry in Charlotte, tons of tech, CIS, and education jobs in the Triangle, and probably tons of hippie shiat in Asheville and Boone. Maybe none of that helps you, but just because you can't get a job doesn't mean there aren't any.

You're young enough to not know that these things come in ebbs and flows. Even though a bunch of idiots are running the state now, they won't be forever, so no future might be a bit hyperbolic.

That being said, if you don't like it and you're that desperate to get out hey good luck out there. Hopefully you find that perfect state that has plentiful jobs and aligns completely with all of your political beliefs. Good luck with that.

/you could have just said you went to State lol
//wife graduated from there
///transplant, like the state just fine, like where I live just fine (outside Raleigh), less than enthused with the recent political coup the Republicans pulled off here
 
2014-02-16 12:17:31 AM  

Semper IvXx: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.

I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.

Engineering? You sure you didn't major in drama?

Idk how the job market is for engineering students so I won't comment on that specifically but there are plenty of jobs available in other fields all over NC. There's a huge banking industry in Charlotte, tons of tech, CIS, and education jobs in the Triangle, and probably tons of hippie shiat in Asheville and Boone. Maybe none of that helps you, but just because you can't get a job doesn't mean there aren't any.

You're young enough to not know that these things come in ebbs and flows. Even though a bunch of idiots are running the state now, they won't be forever, so no future might be a bit hyperbolic.

That being said, if you don't like it and you're that desperate to get out hey good luck out there. Hopefully you find that perfect state that has plentiful jobs and aligns completely with all of your political beliefs. Good luck with that.

/you could have just said you went to State lol
//wife graduated from there
///transplant, like the state just fine, like where I live just fine (outside Raleigh), less than enthused with the recent political coup the Republicans pulled off here


If the alternative is your "I've got mine/it's not so bad/you're just a naive little child" condescension, I think I'll take the more dramatic response then. You recognize it as a "political coup" of sorts but the most you can muster about it is that you're "less than enthused"? Really? I'm in my tenth year in the state and last year was worse than what was going on in Texas my last years there, at least in that it was so much compacted into a single session. And that is saying a lot. It will be some time before things get untangled, even given the most optimistic outlook for state government here, and who knows how much more damage they'll do until that starts to happen. In the meantime, businesses will eventually begin to sour on a regressive education climate.
 
2014-02-16 12:32:29 AM  

sprgrss: Johnny Swank: sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.

Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.

Conservative =! tea partier.  The quicker people realize this, the better.


Teabagger ⊆ Conservative. That's the thing. All teabaggers are conservatives. Not all conservatives are teabaggers. Teabaggers consider themselves more "pure" than many of the folks wearing the "conservative" moniker. Not that it matters - it's like comparing Illinois Nazis to Florida Klansmen. Sure, they're different flavors of stupid asshole, but they're both stupid assholes.
 
2014-02-16 12:36:19 AM  

winterbraid: SilentStrider: Make him drink the water.

 
2014-02-16 12:41:42 AM  

Semper IvXx: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.

I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.

Engineering? You sure you didn't major in drama?

Idk how the job market is for engineering students so I won't comment on that specifically but there are plenty of jobs available in other fields all over NC. There's a huge banking industry in Charlotte, tons of tech, CIS, and education jobs in the Triangle, and probably tons of hippie shiat in Asheville and Boone. Maybe none of that helps you, but just because you can't get a job doesn't mean there aren't any.

You're young enough to not know that these things come in ebbs and flows. Even though a bunch of idiots are running the state now, they won't be forever, so no future might be a bit hyperbolic.

That being said, if you don't like it and you're that desperate to get out hey good luck out there. Hopefully you find that perfect state that has plentiful jobs and aligns completely with all of your political beliefs. Good luck with that.

/you could have just said you went to State lol
//wife graduated from there
///transplant, like the state just fine, like where I live just fine (outside Raleigh), less than enthused with the recent political coup the Republicans pulled off here


So, you have no idea if the kid is wrong, but you're certain he's wrong.

Alrighty then.

/Obvious troll is obvious.
 
2014-02-16 12:51:21 AM  

Semper IvXx: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.

I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.

Engineering? You sure you didn't major in drama?

Idk how the job market is for engineering students so I won't comment on that specifically but there are plenty of jobs available in other fields all over NC. There's a huge banking industry in Charlotte, tons of tech, CIS, and education jobs in the Triangle, and probably tons of hippie shiat in Asheville and Boone. Maybe none of that helps you, but just because you can't get a job doesn't mean there aren't any.

You're young enough to not know that these things come in ebbs and flows. Even though a bunch of idiots are running the state now, they won't be forever, so no future might be a bit hyperbolic.

That being said, if you don't like it and you're that desperate to get out hey good luck out there. Hopefully you find that perfect state that has plentiful jobs and aligns completely with all of your political beliefs. Good luck with that.

/you could have just said you went to State lol
//wife graduated from there
///transplant, like the state just fine, like where I live just fine (outside Raleigh), less than enthused with the recent political coup the Republicans pulled off here


Ask me how I know that you don't know anything about Charlotte's booming banking industry.

/Can you say "massive layoffs"?
//I live about 20 minutes away from Charlotte, in a neighborhood full of former bank workers.
///Also, you didn't come across as a condescending jerk in your rant said no one ever.
 
2014-02-16 01:01:54 AM  

Semper IvXx: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.

I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.

Engineering? You sure you didn't major in drama?

Idk how the job market is for engineering students so I won't comment on that specifically but there are plenty of jobs available in other fields all over NC. There's a huge banking industry in Charlotte, tons of tech, CIS, and education jobs in the Triangle,

Bullshiat. NC is in it's 5th year of a teacher hiring freeze.

Do your research before you try to BS your way through an answer.
 
2014-02-16 01:11:11 AM  

Semper IvXx: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.

I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.

Engineering? You sure you didn't major in drama?

Idk how the job market is for engineering students so I won't comment on that specifically but there are plenty of jobs available in other fields all over NC. There's a huge banking industry in Charlotte, tons of tech, CIS, and education jobs in the Triangle, and probably tons of hippie shiat in Asheville and Boone. Maybe none of that helps you, but just because you can't get a job doesn't mean there aren't any.

You're young enough to not know that these things come in ebbs and flows. Even though a bunch of idiots are running the state now, they won't be forever, so no future might be a bit hyperbolic.

That being said, if you don't like it and you're that desperate to get out hey good luck out there. Hopefully you find that perfect state that has plentiful jobs and aligns completely with all of your political beliefs. Good luck with that.

/you could have just said you went to State lol
//wife graduated from there
///transplant, like the state just fine, like where I live just fine (outside Raleigh), less than enthused with the recent political coup the Republicans pulled off here


You are so right. I'm a horrible person for wanting to improve my life.

/Thank you ever so much for your expert input into how I should live my life.
//Just email a list of your opinions on all other subjects, so I can begin following those religiously.
 
2014-02-16 01:50:32 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Semper IvXx: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.

I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.

Engineering? You sure you didn't major in drama?

Idk how the job market is for engineering students so I won't comment on that specifically but there are plenty of jobs available in other fields all over NC. There's a huge banking industry in Charlotte, tons of tech, CIS, and education jobs in the Triangle, and probably tons of hippie shiat in Asheville and Boone. Maybe none of that helps you, but just because you can't get a job doesn't mean there aren't any.

You're young enough to not know that these things come in ebbs and flows. Even though a bunch of idiots are running the state now, they won't be forever, so no future might be a bit hyperbolic.

That being said, if you don't like it and you're that desperate to get out hey good luck out there. Hopefully you find that perfect state that has plentiful jobs and aligns completely with all of your political beliefs. Good luck with that.

/you could have just said you went to State lol
//wife graduated from there
///transplant, like the state just fine, like where I live just fine (outside Raleigh), less than enthused with the recent political coup the Republicans pulled off here

You are so right. I'm a horrible person for wanting to improve my life.



www.houstonsymphony.org
 
2014-02-16 01:57:22 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: You are so right. I'm a horrible person for wanting to improve my life.

/Thank you ever so much for your expert input into how I should live my life.
//Just email a list of your opinions on all other subjects, so I can begin following those religiously.


Thank you Summer Glau's Love Slave.  You just made me giggle.  Keep fighting us old people who try to "guide" you and you'll almost never go wrong.  (This advice does not apply to my children!)

/enjoy a free month TF but don't neglect engineering.  We need bridges
//proof of how old I am?  I didn't know who Summer Glau is.
 
2014-02-16 01:58:20 AM  
Some drunkard just bought me a month of TotalFARK.

Thank you extremely much. I will now help you hide a body. And buy you a beer afterwards.

/You are a god among insects.
//Which is a fairly easy accomplishment if you think about.
 
2014-02-16 02:03:59 AM  

sprgrss: Johnny Swank: sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.

Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.

Conservative =! tea partier.  The quicker people realize this, the better.


But slightly-right-of-center moderate still = SOCIALISM!, right?
 
2014-02-16 02:05:29 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Some drunkard just bought me a month of TotalFARK.

Thank you extremely much. I will now help you hide a body. And buy you a beer afterwards.

/You are a god among insects.
//Which is a fairly easy accomplishment if you think about.


Sadly I'm sober.  No need to hide bodies, just planning on putting them in the underpasses of the bridges you design.  So design quickly, my crawl space is filling up!
 
2014-02-16 02:41:13 AM  

doomjesse: //proof of how old I am?  I didn't know who Summer Glau is.


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

She was River Tamm on Firefly, and was a female Terminator on the Sarah Connor Chronicles.
 
2014-02-16 02:56:56 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.

I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.


I was born in NC.  Military family, moved alot when I was very young.  Came back to NC at age 8 and was there until just after high school.  Joined the Marine Corps.  Got stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC.  Got out of the Marine Corps and moved up to Northern Virginia just before the government went ape-shiat.
 
2014-02-16 03:02:20 AM  

Rhino_man: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.

I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.

I was born in NC.  Military family, moved alot when I was very young.  Came back to NC at age 8 and was there until just after high school.  Joined the Marine Corps.  Got stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC.  Got out of the Marine Corps and moved up to Northern Virginia just before the government went ape-shiat.


Also, Jewel Staite and Morena Baccarin are at about equal hotness levels.  Both of them beat Summer Glau, who in turn beats Gina Torres.

Just so we're clear.
 
2014-02-16 03:06:24 AM  

Rhino_man: Also, Jewel Staite and Morena Baccarin are at about equal hotness levels.  Both of them beat Summer Glau, who in turn beats Gina Torres.

Just so we're clear.


I thought Summer was a bit too young and skinny when Firefly started.. but she's grown up and gotten hotter since then.  I'd heard she was a ballerina before acting.
 
2014-02-16 03:14:35 AM  

Prophet of Loss: Those guys know a few things about disrespect:

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HURR OBAMA WAS TRYING TO GIVE YOUR TAX DOLLARS TO FILTHY MEXICANS

DURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
 
2014-02-16 04:17:44 AM  

Alphax: Rhino_man: Also, Jewel Staite and Morena Baccarin are at about equal hotness levels.  Both of them beat Summer Glau, who in turn beats Gina Torres.

Just so we're clear.

I thought Summer was a bit too young and skinny when Firefly started.. but she's grown up and gotten hotter since then.  I'd heard she was a ballerina before acting.


She appeared as a ballerina in one episode of Angel (3.13, "Waiting in the Wings").
 
2014-02-16 04:40:50 AM  

sprgrss: Johnny Swank: sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.

Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.

Conservative =! tea partier.  The quicker people realize this, the better.


It's cute that you think that.
 
2014-02-16 07:14:22 AM  
So a major disaster has happened in his state, and his office hasn't talked at all with the company responsible. Going for the old I'm not corrupt I'm just incompetent defense.
 
2014-02-16 09:15:41 AM  
Hey, don't want to be disrespectful.
 
2014-02-16 09:32:22 AM  

DrBenway: Semper IvXx: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.

I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.

Engineering? You sure you didn't major in drama?

Idk how the job market is for engineering students so I won't comment on that specifically but there are plenty of jobs available in other fields all over NC. There's a huge banking industry in Charlotte, tons of tech, CIS, and education jobs in the Triangle, and probably tons of hippie shiat in Asheville and Boone. Maybe none of that helps you, but just because you can't get a job doesn't mean there aren't any.

You're young enough to not know that these things come in ebbs and flows. Even though a bunch of idiots are running the state now, they won't be forever, so no future might be a bit hyperbolic.

That being said, if you don't like it and you're that desperate to get out hey good luck out there. Hopefully you find that perfect state that has plentiful jobs and aligns completely with all of your political beliefs. Good luck with that.

/you could have just said you went to State lol
//wife graduated from there
///transplant, like the state just fine, like where I live just fine (outside Raleigh), less than enthused with the recent political coup the Republicans pulled off here

If the alternative is your "I've got mine/it's not so bad/you're just a naive little child" condescension, I think I'll take the more dramatic response then. You recog ...


What can't be overemphasized is that the political dynamics of this country are changing.  The parties are giving up on national office and trying to usurp complete legislative and administrative control of individual states.  And then they're doing whatever the *FARK* they want there.  Abortion restrictions, gun laws of both kinds, re-balancing of education funding, attacks on unions, regulations being added/stripped to impact favored/unfavored industries "appropriately", drug testing welfare recipients, extending unemployment/cutting unemployment.

This isn't an ebb and flow thing anymore.  There is a national push to segregate the political parties by state.  If we're not careful and it doesn't stop, we WILL fight a war over it in the next 75 years.
 
2014-02-16 10:18:06 AM  

BeesNuts: DrBenway: Semper IvXx: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.

I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.

Engineering? You sure you didn't major in drama?

Idk how the job market is for engineering students so I won't comment on that specifically but there are plenty of jobs available in other fields all over NC. There's a huge banking industry in Charlotte, tons of tech, CIS, and education jobs in the Triangle, and probably tons of hippie shiat in Asheville and Boone. Maybe none of that helps you, but just because you can't get a job doesn't mean there aren't any.

You're young enough to not know that these things come in ebbs and flows. Even though a bunch of idiots are running the state now, they won't be forever, so no future might be a bit hyperbolic.

That being said, if you don't like it and you're that desperate to get out hey good luck out there. Hopefully you find that perfect state that has plentiful jobs and aligns completely with all of your political beliefs. Good luck with that.

/you could have just said you went to State lol
//wife graduated from there
///transplant, like the state just fine, like where I live just fine (outside Raleigh), less than enthused with the recent political coup the Republicans pulled off here

If the alternative is your "I've got mine/it's not so bad/you're just a naive little child" condescension, I think I'll take the more dramatic response then. ...


I think 75 years is being generous, but I agree with your sentiment.
 
2014-02-16 11:06:03 AM  

theorellior: Zeb Hesselgresser: Guy was an executive there before beoming governor. That's not a crime. He holds stock in a private  company. That's not a crime.

How does a Governor "work with Duke to quash those suits"? That would be a crime. Would not waiting for  some evidence be appropriate?

You must have incredible abs and some broad shoulders with all the water you carry.


Notice how long he stuck around after his question had been answered.
 
2014-02-16 12:01:54 PM  

propasaurus: sprgrss: Johnny Swank: sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.

Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.

Conservative =! tea partier.  The quicker people realize this, the better.

But slightly-right-of-center moderate still = SOCIALISM!, right?


yes, because I'm this huge conservative with a raging fox news boner.

No.  I despise ignorance and stupid name calling.  Needlessly calling someone a tea partier is stupid and doesn't accomplish anything.

And in case anyone wonders, Art Pope isn't a tea partier either.  While he has given some money to tea party entities, his organizations are more libertarian.
 
2014-02-16 12:19:19 PM  

sprgrss: propasaurus: sprgrss: Johnny Swank: sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.

Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.

Conservative =! tea partier.  The quicker people realize this, the better.

But slightly-right-of-center moderate still = SOCIALISM!, right?

yes, because I'm this huge conservative with a raging fox news boner.

No.  I despise ignorance and stupid name calling.  Needlessly calling someone a tea partier is stupid and doesn't accomplish anything.

And in case anyone wonders, Art Pope isn't a tea partier either.  While he has given some money to tea party entities, his organizations are more libertarian.


There are plenty of people that call themselves Tea Partiers around here.
 
2014-02-16 12:49:35 PM  

sprgrss: While he has given some money to tea party entities, his organizations are more libertarian.


But you repeat yourself.
 
2014-02-16 12:55:46 PM  

theorellior: sprgrss: While he has given some money to tea party entities, his organizations are more libertarian.

But you repeat yourself.


Not true. Some libertarians are just whiny mental-children who don't understand how government and politics works.


Wait a second...
 
2014-02-16 01:21:23 PM  

theorellior: sprgrss: While he has given some money to tea party entities, his organizations are more libertarian.

But you repeat yourself.


Tea Party is not libertarian.
 
2014-02-16 01:38:10 PM  
Nothing to see here, Patriot.
 
2014-02-16 02:39:01 PM  

Semper IvXx: Summer Glau's Love Slave: Rhino_man: People wonder why I'm glad to have left NC...

now if only I can get my kid out of that hellhole.

I'm a 21 year old engineering student at a large NC university. The majority of my class (myself included) are already making plans to flee North Carolina after graduation. Many of my classmates from high school moved after they received their diplomas.

I completely understand your decision to leave. The job market here is incredibly bleak, and our politicians are openly derisive of education in any form. There's no future for us young'uns in this state. It feels as if Raleigh has declared war on the people.

/Sad, but true.

Engineering? You sure you didn't major in drama?

Idk how the job market is for engineering students so I won't comment on that specifically but there are plenty of jobs available in other fields all over NC. There's a huge banking industry in Charlotte, tons of tech, CIS, and education jobs in the Triangle, and probably tons of hippie shiat in Asheville and Boone. Maybe none of that helps you, but just because you can't get a job doesn't mean there aren't any.

You're young enough to not know that these things come in ebbs and flows. Even though a bunch of idiots are running the state now, they won't be forever, so no future might be a bit hyperbolic.

That being said, if you don't like it and you're that desperate to get out hey good luck out there. Hopefully you find that perfect state that has plentiful jobs and aligns completely with all of your political beliefs. Good luck with that.

/you could have just said you went to State lol
//wife graduated from there
///transplant, like the state just fine, like where I live just fine (outside Raleigh), less than enthused with the recent political coup the Republicans pulled off here


It appears that you are not paying any attention to the actual job market in North Carolina and have missed all the press about dismal local prospects for all graduates including technology majors in-state.  NC State is even urging students to get co-ops out of state to avoid the local disaster.

High-tech job openings in North Carolina hit two-year low
http://wraltechwire.com/high-tech-job-openings-in-nc-hit-two-year-lo w/ 13395055/

P.S. - all the banks in Charlotte are laying off.  The total collective job growth in the Triangle since 2008 has been zero. IBM is laying off again.

While the job economy may go in cycles, it is the current North Carolina policies towards education and industry support that are driving jobs from our state to other states that are increasing the number of better paying jobs. University graduates are fleeing our state at the highest rate in over 50 years - they will go to where the jobs are at.
 
2014-02-16 02:56:08 PM  

sprgrss: propasaurus: sprgrss: Johnny Swank: sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.

Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.

Conservative =! tea partier.  The quicker people realize this, the better.

But slightly-right-of-center moderate still = SOCIALISM!, right?

yes, because I'm this huge conservative with a raging fox news boner.

No.  I despise ignorance and stupid name calling.  Needlessly calling someone a tea partier is stupid and doesn't accomplish anything.

And in case anyone wonders, Art Pope isn't a tea partier either.  While he has given some money to tea party entities, his organizations are more libertarian.


No, Pope is far worse than a Teabagger; he's a bought and paid for Koch Brother wannabee, and huge admirer of ALEC. Pope bankrolled many of the so-called 'conservatives' in the legislature that ran on a 'jobs jobs jobs' platform back in 2012, and then showed their true colors once elected by revealing themselves as social conservative religious dogmatists. The only effort they've made on the state's economy is a backwards repeal on taxes for the rich, while raising them for everyone else, cutting unemployment insurance, denying Medicaid and cutting education spending. The jobs they like to claim that have moved to NC don't offset the ones that have left, so NC still has a negative job growth since McCrory and his legislative good ol' boys got elected.
 
2014-02-16 03:05:05 PM  
Looks like the new sockpuppet got owned, owned, owned and then owned again.

Time to regroup and register another alt, dumbass.
 
2014-02-16 04:49:44 PM  

sprgrss: Johnny Swank: sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.

Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.

Conservative =! tea partier.  The quicker people realize this, the better.


http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/02/12/mccrory-meekly-joins-the-tea -p arty-and-punishes-500000-people/

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-26/north-carolina-s-governor-e le ct-shifts-from-transit-to-tea-party.html

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/13/2132297/mccrorys-short-leash. ht ml

http://progressncaction.org/mccrory-panders-to-tea-party-loons/
 
2014-02-16 07:21:40 PM  
Art Pope is no worse than any other political funder and I say this as someone who lost his job directly because of Art Pope.

As for calling McCrory a tea partier when he isn't is not helpful.  McCrory is not an Andrew Brock.  McCroy is a big city mayor attempting to be a big city mayor turned governor.  So continue with the labels.  It doesn't make them right and it sure as hell isn't helpful.
 
2014-02-16 07:27:47 PM  

mongbiohazard: Nice. Hey Governor Dipshiat - first of all we are under no obligation to be respectful of you. Respect is earned, not just given shiathead. Second, if that's your defense - to avoid answering questions about your possible corruption by pretending to be the aggrieved party because of so called "disrespect" - then that makes you seem guilty as fark. Third, asking legitimate questions about your possible conflicts of interest isn't disrespect, it's a legitimate concern of the electorate. Fourth, if your conflicts of interest harm the interests of your state then YOU are being disrespectful to the people of your state and that's REAL disrespect and not bullshiat, defensive, ginned up crap disrespect you'd like to invent to defend your wealth and power. Fifth, go fark yourself. Sixth, go fark yourself again - this time with feeling.


HEY, look here arsehole......why are you not on my favorites list?  FTFM, a nice shade of green.
 
2014-02-16 11:29:17 PM  
sprgrss: Art Pope is no worse than any other political funder and I say this as someone who lost his job directly because of Art Pope.

As for calling McCrory a tea partier when he isn't is not helpful.  McCrory is not an Andrew Brock.  McCroy is a big city mayor attempting to be a big city mayor turned governor.  So continue with the labels.  It doesn't make them right and it sure as hell isn't helpful.


LALALALALAICAN'THEARYOULALALALA!!!
 
2014-02-17 12:15:08 AM  

sprgrss: propasaurus: sprgrss: Johnny Swank: sprgrss: As much as I dislike McCrory, he isn't a the partier.

Bullshiat. He's bought and sold by Art Pope, Teabagger extraordinarre, and hasn't said a damn thing rubberstamped damn near everything to come out of the nutcases on Jones St. He cleans up well, but he's as 'bagger as any of those cracker representatives from down east or up yonder in the western hills.

Conservative =! tea partier.  The quicker people realize this, the better.

But slightly-right-of-center moderate still = SOCIALISM!, right?

yes, because I'm this huge conservative with a raging fox news boner.

No.  I despise ignorance and stupid name calling.  Needlessly calling someone a tea partier is stupid and doesn't accomplish anything.

And in case anyone wonders, Art Pope isn't a tea partier either.  While he has given some money to tea party entities, his organizations are more libertarian.


So... Tea Party.
 
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