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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 25
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4464 clicks; posted to Politics » on 15 Feb 2014 at 3:03 PM (26 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-15 03:36:24 PM
6 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 07:13:06 PM
3 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 03:24:30 PM
3 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


Duke sucks!
2014-02-15 03:14:15 PM
3 votes:
I didn't realize voter suppression could be done chemically.
2014-02-15 01:43:49 PM
3 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 07:07:29 PM
2 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?


You must have incredible abs and some broad shoulders with all the water you carry.
2014-02-15 06:06:24 PM
2 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 05:13:46 PM
2 votes:
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!


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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 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 04:12:15 PM
2 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 03:41:01 PM
2 votes:
Veridian Dynamics: It's about respect and partnership
2014-02-15 03:18:48 PM
2 votes:

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


well it is for the weak.

/sweep the leg
2014-02-15 02:46:04 PM
2 votes:
Make him drink the water.
2014-02-15 02:24:39 PM
2 votes:
Yes...ask respectful questions like "Where's your birth certifct 'President' Fartbongo??"
2014-02-16 01:11:11 AM
1 votes:

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.
2014-02-15 11:19:31 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.


Nope.

They hitched their wagon to that train, they get to ride it through the derail. Fark 'em, they earned it.
2014-02-15 10:22:15 PM
1 votes:

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 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 05:52:28 PM
1 votes:

SilentStrider: Make him drink the water.


www.wgaeast.org
2014-02-15 05:05:25 PM
1 votes:
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 04:50:37 PM
1 votes:

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 04:35:12 PM
1 votes:

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 04:23:07 PM
1 votes:
Duke (Energy) sucks.
2014-02-15 03:29:38 PM
1 votes:

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 02:33:51 PM
1 votes:
Another coal accident?

Is it a day ending in y?
 
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