Review: North Carolina’s senators on background checks

I’m from North Carolina, home of state legislators who want to legislate a state religion, declare Islam a terrorist organization, require drug tests for some public benefits, and other craziness such as the U.S. Constitution not counting here in the Old North State. So, in an effort to get away from name-calling (NC state republicans deserve it), I’m going to write about how our two senators voted on the Manchin/Toomey background check measure.… [Read more]

North Carolina Passes Law to Ignore Science

Great. Climate change is here, and it’s not pretty. Even a Koch brothers funded skeptic has admitted it’s real. Unfortunately, North Carolina no longer believes in science. (Never mind the majority of the Republican party).

“North Carolina lawmakers have temporarily banned using a science panel’s recommendation to plan for rising sea levels, after the governor decided Thursday not to veto the measure.“

That’s from the beginning of an article in the SF Gate explaining how North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue (Democrat) and other lawmakers pushed the legislation forward out of worries that science-based policy would harm the coastal economy.… [Read more]

Charles Worley: Never Again

North Carolina‘s “Reverend” Charles Worley is the horse’s arse who wants to confine homesexual human beings in concentration camps — behind electric fences, with food air-dropped so that, over time gays will “die out because they can’t reproduce.” Ah…you men of the cloth!

We suppose he thinks that is what Jesus would want us to do…

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Bob Page: Doing What’s Right

Bob Page is the the courageous founder of Replacements Limited, the world’s largest dealer in new and used china and silverware. Mr. Page’s company is losing business…because he publicly supported gay rights and, specifically, marriage equality in opposition to North Carolina’s Amendment 1. He is proof that although standing up for equality may come at a price, it’s the right thing to do.… [Read more]

Gay Bash

North Carolina’s bigots were most likely quite proud of themselves as they engaged in their own form of gay bashing this week. Amendment 1 passed; those who are fearful that the sanctity of marriage would have been destroyed may rest easy now that the ban on gay marriage has passed.

So, North Carolina, is it true that the last time you amended your constitution was to ban interracial marriage?  [Read more]

The Romanticized South Redux: I’m Looking at You, North Carolina

Being a Southerner in a major city has made me acutely aware of what I appreciate about my heritage, and those qualities I loathe about it. When I moved to the DC metro area 5 years ago, folks knew immediately that I wasn’t from around here. I learned quickly that the ease of my smile was welcomed precisely because warmth is an unfamiliar character trait around these parts.… [Read more]