In Which North Carolina Strives to Create an American Christian Caliphate


#442

I wonder if it runs afoul of the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment (IANAL nor a Constitutional scholar - just speculation).


#443

So, did the democrats go along with this change, not realizing what was in it?
Even if it’s 3am, you need to read bills before voting.


#444

This was a huge budget bill that they had less than a day to review before having to vote on (because it was written behind closed doors by that ruling Republican party here). From what I understand the final bill was passed on a party line vote.


#445

It doesn’t really matter, unfortunately:

Upper House:

Lower House:

Our saving grace is the new Governor, Roy Cooper, who is a Democrat.


#446

#447

Right now, there are tons of folks flipping out about how Gorsuch is a cuck and tricked them.


#448

If the Dems gain 3 seats in the state house, or 6 in the state Senate, Cooper’s vetoes can stick in 2018.

would take massive gains to give Cooper a majority.


#449

I read that 2 Dems voted for it not knowing what it was.


#450

I think if I were a legislator I’d have a standing policy of always voting no on any legislation that I hadn’t had time to read through. I’d probably also get opinions from lawyers, relevant policy experts and so on.


#451

Downside being that the “midnight dump of budget legislation” is a grand longstanding tradition in North Carolina politics, stretching across both parties when they were able to dick the other over. Wouldn’t take much to game your high-minded stance into voting against, I dunno, free dinners for homeless vets or whatever.

Which is dumb, but North Carolina politics is dumb. So fucking dumb.


#452

You know North Carolina has to be a shitshow when, trapped as I am behind the Zion Curtain, I can look at it and say “Okay, so things could be worse”.


#453

Ah, such lovely reps we have.


#454

Going for those deep Anti-Duckling pockets.


#455

The big duck lobby strikes again.


#456

Senator Tillis of NC collapsed during a race in DC. They were giving him CPR and rushed him to the hospital.


#457

Holy cow, I’d not even heard this new yet. Confirmed via Twitter.


#458

Those three men are American. . . well, not heroes, exactly. American, err, somethings. People, definitely. American people!


#459

There’s no denying the people who did the CPR are deserving of recognition. Being prepared and able to use CPR to save anothers life is always a noble endeavor.

They also probably had no idea who the person was.


#460

It’s ridiculous that those three individuals took it upon themselves to thwart God’s will so flagrantly.


#461

I’m glad they intervened to help, even if I despise Tillis. Let’s hope he retires due to poor health or something.