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(Slate)   NC Supreme Court to Republicans: Yeah, I don't think that power grab you tried after McCrory lost is going to work for us   ( slate.com) divider line
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2017-03-19 02:00:33 PM  
Traditionally, the state board consisted of five members-all appointed by the governor-with three from the governor's party and two from the minority party.

And that's more than generous in our current winner-take-all, "we've got a mandate" political environment.
 
2017-03-19 04:16:42 PM  
It's a shame they couldn't be bothered to read the state constitution beforehand. It's all right there.
 
2017-03-19 04:21:11 PM  
Activist judges! We'll see them in court!
 
2017-03-19 04:45:54 PM  

Ambivalence: It's a shame they couldn't be bothered to read the state constitution beforehand. It's all right there.


But when they reference the constitution, it means just what they choose it to mean and neither more nor less.
 
2017-03-19 04:51:25 PM  
Damn activist judges!
 
2017-03-19 04:52:46 PM  

Summoner101: Ambivalence: It's a shame they couldn't be bothered to read the state constitution beforehand. It's all right there.

But when they reference the constitution, it means just what they choose it to mean and neither more nor less.


"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master - - that's all."
 
2017-03-19 04:53:14 PM  
Too bad I've been blocked from Phil Berger's FB page, I'd love to share this with him.  Not that he doesn't know about this already, just want to rub it in his arrogant face.
 
2017-03-19 04:53:56 PM  
Like most things, it comes down to one simple rule. Even the ten commandments and almost every law can be drilled down to this one simple thing:
Do not be an ass, do not be a dick, do the right thing and do not hurt another.

Simple .
/flame on
 
2017-03-19 04:55:12 PM  
It still amazes me how brazen they've become.  No subtlety, only the barest pretense of democratic principles.  Just "fark you, we're doing this, try and stop us."
 
2017-03-19 05:00:10 PM  

Mentat: It still amazes me how brazen they've become.  No subtlety, only the barest pretense of democratic principles.  Just "fark you, we're doing this, try and stop us."


Sure. Why not? There are no consequences or costs to them personally if it doesn't work, and there's always the chance that the courts will uphold it (like they did with the Senate confirmation of Cabinet appointees law).
 
2017-03-19 05:01:54 PM  

Summoner101: Ambivalence: It's a shame they couldn't be bothered to read the state constitution beforehand. It's all right there.

But when they reference the constitution, it means just what they choose it to mean and neither more nor less.


So like the Bible right?
 
2017-03-19 05:04:53 PM  
A NC court, not the NC State Supreme Court (though the article does note that speaks to the Supreme Court don't look likely to change anything).
 
2017-03-19 05:05:17 PM  

alienated: Like most things, it comes down to one simple rule. Even the ten commandments and almost every law can be drilled down to this one simple thing:
Do not be an ass, do not be a dick, do the right thing and do not hurt another.

Simple .
/flame on


Since conservative Americans cannot agree with you on this, I still say: we secede, and leave them to their horrid anti-democratic anti-life, anti-human, anti-empathy Mad Max dystopia.

These people deserve to be on the receiving end of the Red Wedding.
 
2017-03-19 05:06:57 PM  

Mentat: It still amazes me how brazen they've become.  No subtlety, only the barest pretense of democratic principles.  Just "fark you, we're doing this, try and stop us."


Given the large-scale demographic and ideological shifts in the population that do NOT favor Republicans in the long term, I sometimes wonder if shiat like this is their last-ditch power grab to firmly entrench themselves in the system once their usual tricks of wedge issues/single-issue voters, flag waiving, Bible-thumping, gay-fearing tricks runs out.
 
2017-03-19 05:07:03 PM  

Mentat: It still amazes me how brazen they've become.  No subtlety, only the barest pretense of democratic principles.  Just "fark you, we're doing this, try and stop us."


There was not even a pretense of democratic principals or any type of principals what so ever.

Second amendment solutions?
 
2017-03-19 05:07:15 PM  
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What a dumbass.  He doesn't have a clue how to play tee-ball.
 
2017-03-19 05:08:32 PM  

green3q: A NC court, not the NC State Supreme Court (though the article does note that speaks to the Supreme Court don't look likely to change anything).


Hey, you're right. I misread it when I submitted this. Still, good for the courts standing up the these arseholes. They know the only way they'll stay in power is to keep mucking with the rules so it becomes near impossible for the opposition to have any voice.

/Unintentionally wrong on the headline
//Don't care
///100th Green!
 
2017-03-19 05:11:37 PM  

Ambivalence: It's a shame they couldn't be bothered to read the state constitution beforehand. It's all right there.


 And saved some tax dollars, too. I dont know why 'conservatives' (as a general rule) pass shiat they know full and will require legal battles. Everyone passes laws that get challenged, sure. But the GOP passes crap they KNOW will be shot down. Sometimes it's to put on a show for the voters (see? We tried!) and sometimes it's a hail-mary power grab like this. Either way, its unacceptable.
 
2017-03-19 05:23:16 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Summoner101: Ambivalence: It's a shame they couldn't be bothered to read the state constitution beforehand. It's all right there.

But when they reference the constitution, it means just what they choose it to mean and neither more nor less.

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master - - that's all."


Thanks for the contextual reference there, buddy.

MinatoArisato013: Summoner101: Ambivalence: It's a shame they couldn't be bothered to read the state constitution beforehand. It's all right there.

But when they reference the constitution, it means just what they choose it to mean and neither more nor less.

So like the Bible right?


More like Through The Looking Glass which is where we are.  Unless you mean how they reference the Bible, then yes.
 
2017-03-19 05:24:19 PM  
Isn't NC the state whose gerrymandered districts got shut down so hard that they have to hold a court mandated special election this year for the entire legislature?
 
2017-03-19 05:28:15 PM  
The Judicial branch is the only sane branch remaining. I'm sure President Bannon will see to that
 
2017-03-19 05:30:12 PM  

alienated: Like most things, it comes down to one simple rule. Even the ten commandments and almost every law can be drilled down to this one simple thing:
Do not be an ass, do not be a dick, do the right thing and do not hurt another.

Simple .
/flame on


img.fark.net
 
2017-03-19 05:30:55 PM  

Silverstaff: Mentat: It still amazes me how brazen they've become.  No subtlety, only the barest pretense of democratic principles.  Just "fark you, we're doing this, try and stop us."

Given the large-scale demographic and ideological shifts in the population that do NOT favor Republicans in the long term, I sometimes wonder if shiat like this is their last-ditch power grab to firmly entrench themselves in the system once their usual tricks of wedge issues/single-issue voters, flag waiving, Bible-thumping, gay-fearing tricks runs out.


Thanks to advances in modern medicine we still have many more election cycles to go before you get voters I'll be a majority.
 
2017-03-19 05:37:32 PM  

not enough beer: Silverstaff: Mentat: It still amazes me how brazen they've become.  No subtlety, only the barest pretense of democratic principles.  Just "fark you, we're doing this, try and stop us."

Given the large-scale demographic and ideological shifts in the population that do NOT favor Republicans in the long term, I sometimes wonder if shiat like this is their last-ditch power grab to firmly entrench themselves in the system once their usual tricks of wedge issues/single-issue voters, flag waiving, Bible-thumping, gay-fearing tricks runs out.

Thanks to advances in modern medicine we still have many more election cycles to go before you get voters I'll be a majority.


Thanks to advances in Trumpcare, the vast majority of voters won't have access to that healthcare.
 
2017-03-19 05:40:35 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Summoner101: Ambivalence: It's a shame they couldn't be bothered to read the state constitution beforehand. It's all right there.

But when they reference the constitution, it means just what they choose it to mean and neither more nor less.

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master - - that's all."


Humpty Dumpty could learn a few things from modern corporations and IP law.  Humpty managed to get words to mean what he wanted by paying them.  Modern corporations use IP law to own words as trademarks, and often creating new words from whole cloth letting them mean whatever the corporations wants them to mean, often at any time they choose.
 
2017-03-19 05:45:27 PM  

dickfreckle: Ambivalence: It's a shame they couldn't be bothered to read the state constitution beforehand. It's all right there.

 And saved some tax dollars, too. I dont know why 'conservatives' (as a general rule) pass shiat they know full and will require legal battles. Everyone passes laws that get challenged, sure. But the GOP passes crap they KNOW will be shot down. Sometimes it's to put on a show for the voters (see? We tried!) and sometimes it's a hail-mary power grab like this. Either way, its unacceptable.


Because it fires up their base and they don't have to pay for it.
 
2017-03-19 05:45:37 PM  

Ambivalence: It's a shame they couldn't be bothered to read the state constitution beforehand. It's all right there.


These are the same wankstains that tried to introduce a bill to establish a state religion.  There's a large portion of the NC Genital Assembly that needs a Supremacy Clause clue-by-four upside the head.
 
2017-03-19 05:48:50 PM  
When those in power develop a lust for power, and are willing to do anything and everything to remain in power, nothing good comes of it. Bunch of evil farksticks.
 
2017-03-19 05:57:41 PM  
There should be a death sentence for lawmakers who knowingly violate the constitution. Either from the courts, or from the people they claim to represent
 
2017-03-19 06:05:27 PM  
This is a failed coup d'état. The Tree of Liberty is thirsty.
 
2017-03-19 06:08:41 PM  
Good. this was a douche move all along,
 
2017-03-19 06:09:04 PM  
Get a job, Pat.
 
2017-03-19 06:14:27 PM  
You know something, these people are going to keep trying this until they're put in the ground. More and more, I think it might be time for that.
 
2017-03-19 06:45:58 PM  
Thank God that there is at least some justice in this world.
 
2017-03-19 06:50:47 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Get a job, Pat.


But, but, but nobody will hire me...it's almost like they think I'm a bigot or something.
 
2017-03-19 06:53:56 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Get a job, Pat.


Trump could send him down t'mine.
 
2017-03-19 07:05:20 PM  

Stone Meadow: thismomentinblackhistory: Get a job, Pat.

But, but, but nobody will hire me...it's almost like they think I'm a bigot or something.


I'd bet anything he'll end up working for one of those bullshiat "Family" organizations so he can get paid while still trying to stiggit to the gays.
 
2017-03-19 07:05:27 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Ambivalence: It's a shame they couldn't be bothered to read the state constitution beforehand. It's all right there.

These are the same wankstains that tried to introduce a bill to establish a state religion.  There's a large portion of the NC Genital Assembly that needs a Supremacy Clause clue-by-four upside the head.


Genital Assembly. Very apt.
 
2017-03-19 07:19:55 PM  
Steve Milloy, formerly a paid flack for the tobacco and fossil fuel industries and member of Trump's Environmental Protection Agency transition team,

God help us all. That man never saw a billion-dollar poisoner that s/he/it wouldn't whore himself out to.

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2017-03-19 07:43:49 PM  
Good,

Now overturn HB2 so we can go back to being better than South Carolina.
 
2017-03-19 08:03:04 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Steve Milloy, formerly a paid flack for the tobacco and fossil fuel industries and member of Trump's Environmental Protection Agency transition team,

God help us all. That man never saw a billion-dollar poisoner that s/he/it wouldn't whore himself out to.

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Wrong thread....
 
2017-03-19 08:22:34 PM  
I yearn for a day when farkers no longer feel the need to apologise for posting in the wrong thread, since we're all posting a bunch of crap anyway.
 
2017-03-19 08:24:38 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Steve Milloy, formerly a paid flack for the tobacco and fossil fuel industries and member of Trump's Environmental Protection Agency transition team,

God help us all. That man never saw a billion-dollar poisoner that s/he/it wouldn't whore himself out to.

[img.fark.net image 640x480]

Wrong thread....


Replace Milloy's name with Pat McCrory and you're good to go.
 
2017-03-19 10:26:19 PM  
This is the right conclusion. Frankly, the GOP has gone insane.
 
2017-03-19 11:50:15 PM  
Holy crap! There's a sliver or two of hope for us as a species after all!
 
2017-03-20 01:13:55 AM  
Stupid so-called judges refuse to rubber stamp another Republican power grab.  Shocking!
 
2017-03-20 01:21:08 AM  

qorkfiend: Isn't NC the state whose gerrymandered districts got shut down so hard that they have to hold a court mandated special election this year for the entire legislature?


Why, yes.  Now that you mention it that was indeed NC.
 
2017-03-20 02:20:07 AM  

Silverstaff: not enough beer: Silverstaff: Mentat: It still amazes me how brazen they've become.  No subtlety, only the barest pretense of democratic principles.  Just "fark you, we're doing this, try and stop us."

Given the large-scale demographic and ideological shifts in the population that do NOT favor Republicans in the long term, I sometimes wonder if shiat like this is their last-ditch power grab to firmly entrench themselves in the system once their usual tricks of wedge issues/single-issue voters, flag waiving, Bible-thumping, gay-fearing tricks runs out.

Thanks to advances in modern medicine we still have many more election cycles to go before you get voters I'll be a majority.

Thanks to advances in Trumpcare, the vast majority of voters won't have access to that healthcare.


Oh, they'll have access, all right - just like I have access to a Ferrari dealership. Can't afford one, but I've got access.
 
2017-03-20 02:56:32 AM  

Mentat: It still amazes me how brazen they've become.  No subtlety, only the barest pretense of democratic principles.  Just "fark you, we're doing this, try and stop us."


And then they get all whiney when we do stop them.

I'd say they were like toddlers, but toddlers can be guided in their ways with the promise of treats, the threat of a spanking, and the occasional time-out.
 
2017-03-20 07:32:20 AM  
Somewhat of a highjack here, but I'm betting with Duke losing to SC in the second round in Greenville, the college basketball fans in NC are pretty pissed right now that Duke couldn't play in NC like they usually do early on, thanks to McCrory.

I'm thinking in about three months, this bill will be quietly repealed, especially if Coach K starts whining about "unfairly" having to play USC in Greenville.
 
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