Guvnor McCorporation has completed his ALEC assimilation

Look who is the keynote speaker at the annual ALEC convention!

Deputy Assistant Guvnor Pat is not very smart, but apparently he's a quick study when tutored by Governor Pope and the Tillisberger. He got himself a major gig at the ALEC convention, where he'll tell them his delusional version of how great things are in North Carolina.

And they'll lap it up, of course. Because they're not into facts and reality.

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Pat's speech

undoubtedly includes "steppin' on toes", "lots of employers told me that people wouldn't take jobs until their unemployment insurance ran out" and "in North Carolina, we've created three bazillion jobs".

Those are his autopilot lies.

We understand that following his speech he will participate in some really strange initiation ritual that involves people in hooded robes and the blood of a weasel. Following his pledge of allegiance to ALEC, he gets a lapel pin and a brand on his buttocks.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Surprising

You'd think that an organization with ALEC's resources would be able to engage a speaker with at least some rudimentary oratorical skills. Instead, they got Pat.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Speaking of ALEC

The hilarity of Guvnor McHeadUpAss's upcoming comedy gig notwithstanding...while researching my next keyboard assault on Art Pope's character, I stumbled upon the Resist the Privatization of America, website who's mission is:

...exploring and exposing how the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been engaging in a economic coup d’état against America and beyond, using the radical right wing ideology that they embody and promote.

I'm about to start digging deeper into it, but, from what little I've seen so far, it is definitely worth mentioning (even if I am slow on the uptake). One very interesting item I did find is a link to a very comprehensive report by the Bridge Project entitled “How Conservatives Took Over North Carolina”. It's well worth the read too.

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"Let's not be too rough on our own ignorance; it's what makes America great!" - Frank Zappa (6/29/1988)

or, is that Guvnor McClowney?

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"Let's not be too rough on our own ignorance; it's what makes America great!" - Frank Zappa (6/29/1988)

Same here

but North Carolina is ALEC's current laboratory to see just how far they can take their extremism, so inviting the state's Deputy Assistant Guvnor probably seemed like a good idea to them. And they probably know that they can get self-centered phonies to say whatever they're told to say.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

Pat's "happy" to speak to ALEC

but he claimed not to know what group he'll be addressing.

Pressed on the question of whether traveling to ALEC, which is often in national headlines, might be more controversial than speaking to a group of teachers, McCrory said he was pleased to have the opportunity.

"Is that the group in Texas I'm speaking to?" he asked. Told that it was, he continued, "No, I look forward to speaking to legislators across the nation and (letting) them know what we're doing in North Carolina. I'm going to be talking about the policies we're initiating that have reduced the unemployment rate. ... I'm going to be proud to talk about the policy we implemented and maybe other states can learn from us."

It's true that other states can learn from North Carolina. Sometimes the best lessons can be learned from the worst example.

Oh, and note that the prediction about his "jobs" autopilot lie was correct. Even though unemployment is up in NC, Pat's going to tell them his delusional view about reducing the unemployment rate. Because Happy Pat is always happy in Alternate Realityville.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014