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Next on Reality TV: Welcome to North Carolina

Just in case you were away this past week or so and missed the news, here’s some headlines to make you feel right back at home again:

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  1. Doug

    April 12, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Definitely a lot of good things going on and this state is making a lot of progress now. Thanks for compiling in one place.

  2. Traline Spencer

    April 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    You forgot to add the latest idiotic piece of legislation coming from NC republicans. Rep. Robert Brawley filed a proposal this week to allow lobbyists to once again give unreported gifts to state lawmakers. We might as well sell our state to the highest bidder because that’s exactly what these people want. Somehow they’ve managed to sway support with pure demagoguery. This is what happens when republicans win control of your state legislature.

  3. Doug

    April 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    This state was sold a long time ago, and it was not sold by Republicans. You don’t get where we are in just 2 short years. It took 100+ years of democrat corruption to get to such a low state for Republicans to emulate.

  4. david esmay

    April 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Repugs have lowered the faster in the last two years than the previous 100. Consider the fact that the Dems of the past became the Repugs of today thanks to the GOP southern strategy. Same group of crooks, they just jumped across the aisle.

  5. Alex

    April 14, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Esmay is more confused than a Democrat in a budget-cutting contest !

  6. Stephen

    April 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Please stop voting for these idiots. And you Republican trolls need to read some books other than the Bible and Rush Limbaugh’s best sellers. And FFS stop watching Fox News!

  7. Doug

    April 15, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Steve,
    We did stop voting for idiots in the past two elections!

  8. Alec

    April 15, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    We have had Democrats who have made some terrible decisions in the past, and now we have Republicans making terrible decisions- in other words, we’re SCREWED!!

  9. Doug

    April 17, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Yes, we are always in a bad situation when government is involved. No matter the party.

  10. Kate Gladstone

    April 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Given that the cursive bill is now in the Senate, do you think the debates there will be affected by the evidence that the sponsor of the bill (Rep. Pat Hurley) gave false testimony to the House Education Committee about when presenting this bill? Documented details are here:

    http://dianeravitch.net/2013/04/19/handwriting-expert-to-nc-and-sc-dont-mandate-cursive-writing/

    Further: Listen closely to the video footage of her testimony —
    http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/video/12268754/ — at 8 minutes 40 seconds, she says that the materials for her testimony were supplied by ALEC.

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