Posts Tagged ‘North Carolina’

May 17th, 2023 - 9:03 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Not racist, just mentally lazy?

His Wikipedia biography, at the moment, says: “Jeffrey C. McNeely is a racist Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives who has represented the 84th district (including parts of Iredell County) since 2019.” It appears to have been modified by a member of th[...]

May 11th, 2023 - 6:58 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

GOP candidate: Civil rights gains “took away freedom”

“North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, the state’s first Black lieutenant governor and the GOP front-runner for the 2024 gubernatorial race, repeatedly lambasted the ‘so-called’ 1960s Civil Rights Movement, lamenting that ‘so many freedoms were lost during the civil rights[...]

May 13th, 2022 - 6:53 pm § in Politics

Is there hope for GOP voters?

There’s not a lot of reason to believe there is. After all, they still support Trump despite his immorality, dishonesty, and total lack of character. Their own behavior leaves a lot to be desired (see, e.g., threats against election workers). And, in North Carolina, they elected Madison Cawtho[...]

May 5th, 2022 - 8:23 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Racism

Sorry you moved to a red state?

These people are. Shifting political sands are “jarring” liberal-minded young people and professionals who moved to blue enclaves in red states during the pandemic, either for a change of scenery or in pursuit of work opportunities, and now some are having second thoughts, NBC News says [...]

April 5th, 2022 - 12:43 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Get Madison Cawthorn out of Congress — and off the road, too

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) has a thing about rules: He disrespects them. Not formal House rules. Nor the Republican caucus’s unspoken rule to not publicly accuse its members of engaging in drug-fueled orgies behind closed doors. Or his home state’s traffic laws. He racked up 3 violatio[...]

May 16th, 2021 - 2:39 pm § in Law and Courts

This police misconduct cost taxpayers $86.3 million

Not counting 64 years’ of incarceration costs.[1] Two black half-brothers, Henry McCollum and Leon Brown, 19 and 15 at the time (photo, left), were railroaded to North Carolina’s death row for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl named Sabrina Buie (photo, right) by sheriff’[...]

September 27th, 2016 - 6:02 am § in Uncategorized

Southern cops and body cameras

Protests erupted in Charlotte last week after another black man was gunned down by cops. Police claim he pulled a gun, but can’t back that up. The police chief refuses to release dash and body cam videos to news media or the public. The man’s family complains they were shown only 3 minut[...]

June 4th, 2016 - 3:44 pm § in Politics

America’s evolving pee culture


October 30th, 2015 - 6:36 pm § in Politics

North Carolina turns its back on hungry people

Not so long ago, America was a country committed to allowing no person to go hungry within its borders, but that’s changing thanks to mean-spirited Republican policies. North Carolina is one of the states where the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is also the state minimum wage. No one ca[...]

April 21st, 2015 - 11:59 am § in Politics

Gerrymandering in one picture

(Click on image to slightly enlarge)[...]