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Map ink on his hands:

Frankly Scarlett, those satellite hearings *should* have been postponed until Tuesday. Dangerous roads are a serious impediment, and will negatively affect the number of people and diversity of opinions at said hearings. But putting roadblocks in the way of the public is par for the course for the GOP, and I'm sure they view this snowfall as a benefit, and not a problem.

DisConnect NC: Cheerleaders deployed, detractors annoyed

The big money players really want this thing:

Bond supporters behind the Connect NC Committee, which is registered with the state to promote the bond issue, say they have raised almost half of their $3.3 million goal, enough to launch a first round of TV ads around the state.

“A bond amounts to deferred taxation,” Revels said. “We’re talking about adopting a line of credit and leaving that to future generations to have to pay off, plus substantial interest. So I don’t think it’s a fiscally responsible policy for us to leave that for our children.”

But proponents are likely correct that they won't have to raise taxes to pay for it. They can do that simply by stealing funds that would/should have gone towards annual education budgets. As far as the debt is concerned, it won't just be the state who is forced into the red:

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A glimpse into the bizarro world of Republican ideology:

While other states are contemplating decriminalizing drug abuse and opting for treatment methods instead, we're moving to take away *all* medical treatment for drug users, even the life-saving parts. Congratulations GOP, you've set a new standard for wrongness.

McCrory tries to tie political campaign to Panthers' success

It's even dumber than it sounds:

The ad, released Friday, shows the Republican governor touting the accomplishments of his “Carolina Comeback.” The ad cuts to McCrory standing in front of a house, holding a football.

“There’s still work to do,” he says. “But we have a ‘Carolina Comeback’ for sure. We just don’t always get the respect we’ve earned. Well, there is one solution. Keep Pounding, Panthers! And have a Super day!”

If by "we just don't always get the respect we've earned" you mean we are a near-constant laughingstock in national print and television media, due to the ham-handed way the Republican Party has mismanaged our state, then yes. The respect has been lacking. But we have "earned" that scorn, no matter how much you'd like to twitch your nose or shake your fist and make it go away.

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