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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 32
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2014-02-15 06:06:24 PM
6 votes:
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 04:12:15 PM
6 votes:

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 02:46:04 PM
6 votes:
Make him drink the water.
2014-02-15 03:27:07 PM
3 votes:
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 02:25:30 PM
3 votes:
Corrupt tea party criminal Republicans are attempting to destroy America, and you dumb hillbillies keep falling for it.
2014-02-16 12:32:29 AM
2 votes:

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.
2014-02-15 11:19:31 PM
2 votes:

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 07:13:06 PM
2 votes:

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 06:13:02 PM
2 votes:
"ALWAYS QUESTION AUTHORITY - UNTIL WE'RE THE AUTHORITY. AFTER THAT, WELL, SHUT THE HELL UP!"
   - every Tea Party member, ever.
2014-02-15 04:12:58 PM
2 votes:

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 03:23:12 PM
2 votes:
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 02:47:55 PM
2 votes:

SilentStrider: Make him drink the water.


Sounds to me like he needs an enema of it
2014-02-15 01:58:27 PM
2 votes:
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 01:43:49 PM
2 votes:

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 01:37:28 PM
2 votes:
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
2014-02-16 02:56:08 PM
1 votes:

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.
2014-02-15 11:22:07 PM
1 votes:

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 11:21:33 PM
1 votes:

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 08:24:23 PM
1 votes:
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 06:55:03 PM
1 votes:
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 06:26:06 PM
1 votes:

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 05:48:31 PM
1 votes:

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 04:43:39 PM
1 votes:
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 04:18:58 PM
1 votes:

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 04:18:05 PM
1 votes:

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 04:14:02 PM
1 votes:

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 04:08:17 PM
1 votes:

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 04:06:50 PM
1 votes:

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 03:36:24 PM
1 votes:
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 03:14:48 PM
1 votes:
They need to investigate this to the fullest extent. No mercy.
2014-02-15 03:06:37 PM
1 votes:

SilentStrider: Make him drink the water.

2014-02-15 02:24:39 PM
1 votes:
Yes...ask respectful questions like "Where's your birth certifct 'President' Fartbongo??"
 
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