Moral Mondays return, with astroturf opposition

Cheerleading tryouts for the Dallas bus-driving squad are being held now:

Barber said that those affiliated with the Moral Monday movement would conduct a voter registration drive this summer. As well, he said, on the week of Memorial Day, the movement will lead a lobby day on that Tuesday.

Dallas Woodhouse, president of Carolina Rising, a recently formed conservative nonprofit, said his group had applied for permits to hold demonstrations on the opposite side of the General Assembly building. "You will see us offer to their message with factional information," Woodhouse said of the Moral Monday announcement. Woodhouse said his group would be "coordinating a policy response" to the Moral Monday protesters and highlight things like a dropping unemployment rate.

Before crafting the first hand-held sign he's already butchering the English language. The word he really wanted was "factual." Then again, it could be his Freudian slip showing from under his bus driver's tunic: fac·tion·al/ˈfakSHənl/ adjective: factional- relating or belonging to a faction. ;) Dumbass.

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Dallas's faction

could get up to a couple dozen people to assemble! Can't wait to see their signs. "We are the rich white straight Christian male faction".

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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

Just the factions, ma'am

Reminds me of a quote I used to have as a signature at the bottom of my comments on a writer's website:

"My grammar always told me, punctuation is important, because people don't like it when you're late."

Duh

Heh. :)

I'll be off-line for a few hours today to do some volunteer work (because I'm a good boy), but I'll be back before you know it. Unless you're one of those NSA guys tracking me via drones or satellites...

One-half

That's the "faction" of the Woodhouse brothers who are right-wing nut job loudmouths.

Come to think of it, maybe Dal wasn't looking for "factual" in his original quote...perhaps he meant "fictional information". That's the kind he specializes in, after all.

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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

Sweet justice

This from Raleigh News & Observer coverage of the planned resumption of the Moral Monday protests:

The opening of the General Assembly session could pose a challenge for the scheduling of trials for demonstrators whose cases have not been heard.

[Capitol Police Chief] Weaver will have duties at the Legislative Building, and the trials have required him to be in the courtroom for most of the day.

The guy who made up laws and policies and then arrested people for violating them can't be in court and in his office at the same time. And if he decides to go to his office and arrest more people, he compounds his own problem.

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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