The current crop of Republicans in Raleigh reminds me of that episode in the Andy Griffith Show where Barney was put in charge of the jail.
And here Barney perfectly captures their grasp of the Constitution...
Total snow-job... perhaps even something that rhymes with snow-job.
Whatever you call it, you'd be mistaken to call it journalism.
Perhaps something like this...
... could help.
The thing you have to admire about the Republicans is their convenient and well-timed sense of morality and outrage.
Example: I've never heard a peep out any Republican's mouth showing any concern for the national debt... unless a Democrat is in the White House.
Think I'm kidding?
Study this chart for a while...
Three cheers! Let's help John Skvarla turn North Carolina into the new Mississippi!
Reply to: ct on 01/03/2013 at 9:00 AM
"People who live in the subdivisions served by Aqua made conscious decisions not to live in areas served by municipal water. Often times, their decisions were motivated by the desire to avoid the incremental property taxes that would be payable to a city. I agree that Aqua should be regulated and required to deliver safe water at a reasonable price, but the fact remains that living in the county outside city limits has certain inevitable drawbacks."
That's an interesting point. It strikes me as one that an attorney might make in trying to justify why a company should be allowed to charge exorbitant rates for delivery of a poor quality - and possibly dangerous - product. A product which in this case directly impacts the health and/or quality of life of the company's paying customers, and their children. However, as well-behaved Americans we all know that it is our solemn duty to bend over and "let the free-market work."
By that same reasoning, and in the name of free-market fairness, we should tell the gas company that they are free to construct leaky pipes, have ongoing open gas fires, and an occasional random explosion. (...Say, buddy... you got a light?...)
No need to get excited folks. It's nothing more than "certain inevitable drawbacks." (... KAAA-BOOOOM!!! ...)
(... Sounds of sirens approaching in the distance...)
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