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In case in anyone was thinking that this week’s cringe-inducing anti-gay press conference was just an undisciplined slip-up by the the House and Senate GOP, think again. As this story in the Gaston Gazette makes clear, the muzzles are off for good. 

The following passages from the story refer to anti-gay marriage amendment sponsor, Senator James Forrester: Read More

Mark Binker at Capital Beat continues his good coverage of the marriage amendment nonsense today. He quotes the double-Speaker Thom Tillis as saying he will vote for the darned thing, but also implying that he’s but a mere bystander to the whole proces.

You’ve got to wonder how much longer the guy can get away with playing this game.

N.C. Highway 12 after Hurricane IreneOne of the most notable and disturbing aspects of the modern right wing’s approach to government is the drive to relate everything to politics and ideology.  Want to work on war reconstruction in Iraq? Well then you better pass an anti-abortion litmus test.  

Under this approach — everything is fair game for political and ideological warfare. It’s as if the right-wing politcos examine every single news event and ask themselves “Now, how would Fox News spin this?” Read More

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Reporter Sarah Ovaska’s investigative reporting on the questionable practices of State Rep. Stephen LaRoque, a powerful member of Speaker Thom Tillis’ leadership team, is drawing attention from the “mainstream” news media.

Yesterday, the conservative Beaufort Observer termed the revelations “troubling” and called on LaRoque to address the questions raised.

WPTF radio in Raleigh also featured Sarah during a half-hour appearance with afternoon host Bill LuMaye.

This morning, the Kinston Free Press reported on the story as did State Government Radio.

Seems a sure thing there will be more to come.

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George Zornick has a good post at thenation.com about the people who are bent upon bringing on national economic default. It, in essence, the same crowd responsible for this week’s abominable North Carolina legislative session.

He quotes the the Business Secretary in the coalition British government led by Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron as follows:   

“The irony of the situation at the moment, with markets opening tomorrow morning, is that the biggest threat to the world financial system comes from a few right-wing nutters in the American Congress rather than the eurozone.”

Right-wing nutters? We may have found a new catchphrase.