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Marriage amendment economics

Wasn’t it just two weeks ago that Rep. Stam, Folwell and the other marriage discrimination proponents were explaining to us: a)  how terrible it was that North Carolina is the only southern state without an anti-LGBT marriage amendment and b) that the states that have them also have the rosiest economies?   

This is from this morning’s NYT:

“The once-booming South, which entered the recession with the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, is now struggling with some of the highest rates, recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show.”

5 Comments


  1. James

    September 27, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Good connection. Oh for a rung lower on the ladder!

    If only we could be more like the other states in the south, the Tarheel Taliban would be in hog heaven.

  2. david esmay

    September 27, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Tarheel Taliban, I like it. Afghanistan and Somalia seem to offer the biggest inspiration as to the direction that the NC GOTP wants to take us. They have small, “right-sized” governments, low taxes, plenty of guns, and are deeply religious to the point that not agreeing with the state religion can cost you your life. Oh, and women and LGBT people have no rights, which is one of their most important agendas.

  3. James

    September 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Haven’t seen the definition of Tarheel Taliban put so succinctly, David. thank you.

    A lot of people criticize the phrase because they think it’s extreme. Not me. It seems right on the money when you look at what the Art Pope-led NCGOTP (love it!) are doing right here in the Old North State.

  4. Frances Jenkins

    September 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    You are so out of touch with reality. With Obama and Perdue on the ticket, it will be a landslide for the Republicans. If Perdue is not faced with federal charges, and is on the ticket, she is so bad. You are out of touch with how bad the general public has no regard for her.

  5. david esmay

    September 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Oh Frances, no fear, no envy, no meaness, words to live by. According to the just released report by the US Census bureau, the number of same sex partners has doubled to 650,000, more than 130,000 recorded partners as husband or wife. The 2010 tally is actually higher than the total number of legal marriages. ” Come mothers and fathers through out the land, and don’t criticize what you can’t understand, your sons and your daughters are beyond your command, your old road is rapidly agin, please get out of the new one, if you can’t lend a hand, for the times they are a changin.” Dylan said that 45 years ago, you weren’t listening then, and you aren’t listening now.

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