This is not a report from the aftermath of Dorian….but rather the second best disaster an election and the media.
A special election was held yesterday in North Carolina and according to the pundits it would be a bellwether in turning NC Blue (wishful thinking).
The last election was riddled with voter fraud so to be fair (Hahaha) a special election was scheduled…….and the Dems dropped millions on this to turn NC Blue…….and yesterday the voter spoke…
Dan Bishop prevailed in the “battle of the Dans” in North Carolina Tuesday, bringing an end to the final race of the 2018 midterms. The Republican state senator narrowly defeated Democratic rival Dan McCready in a special election in the state’s 9th Congressional District, sparing Republicans an embarrassing loss in a district President Trump carried by 12 points in 2016, the New York Times reports. GOP candidate Mark Harris led McCready by 905 votes after last year’s election, but the result was never certified and the state election board ordered a do-over after evidence of ballot tampering involving a Harris operative surfaced. With most ballots counted Tuesday night, Bishop, best known as the author of the state’s controversial “bathroom bill,” was ahead by around 2 percentage points.
Ahead of the election, outside GOP groups poured more than $5 million into the district, which has been Republican since 1963. Trump held a rally for Bishop Monday night. “Dan Bishop was down 17 points 3 weeks ago. He then asked me for help, we changed his strategy together, and he ran a great race,” the president tweeted Tuesday, though the AP notes that the race was long considered too close to call and no publicly released polls showed Bishop 17 points down. Analysts say the narrow result in a GOP stronghold shows that the party might still struggle in next year’s election. CNN reports that in a second North Carolina special election Tuesday, Republican Greg Murphy heavily defeated Democrat Allen Thomas in the 3rd District. The seat became vacant earlier this year with the death of Rep. Walter Jones, Jr., a Republican first elected in 1994.
The MSM lost their chance to use their “data” to influence the outcome……they did not get their story…..now they will begin to explain “what went wrong”….
Let me help…..NOTHING went wrong the vote on three separate occasions have shown the region is Red and it still is so.
STOP! Explain it the what it is…..old habits, feelings and hatreds prevailed and stop pretending things will change…..NOT in my lifetime.
“Lego Ergo Scribo”
I live in the Deep South and I hear all the time just how the South has changed they are calling it the “New South”…..that attitudes are changing and that the old days are gone…..
I never believed the hype! I have not seen anything changing in my region and then I read this from Georgia…..
A Georgia councilman who came to the defense of the city’s mayor after she was accused of racism said that interracial marriage is “just not the way a Christian is supposed to live.”
Mayor Theresa Kenerly of Hoschton came under fire recently after she allegedly told a member of the council that she rejected a job applicant “because he is black, and the city isn’t ready for this,” according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Kenerly later denied that she made the remarks.
“I do not recall making the statement attributed to me regarding any applicant for the City Administrator position, and I deny that I made any statement that suggest (sic) prejudice,” she said in a statement.
Hoschton, which is nearly all white, has a city code against discrimination based on “race, national origin, color, religion, creed, age, sex.”
Councilwoman Hope Weeks confirmed in an email that Kenerly made similar remarks to her in the parking lot.
Read the entire report here.
There is nothing “new” about the South…the same bigoted opinions are still there…just hiding beneath some smiles and lies.
The “New South” looks and sounds a lot like the “Old South”.
My weekend and this is the news I see as I awaken from my slumber…..more racists….more bigotry.
And the bumper sticker that show a Reb soldier holding the stars and bars saying “Forget Hell”!
For some old farts in the New South the Civil War, War Between The States, never really ended…just a break between secessionists plots…..and during the Cold War “Love It Or Leave It” was a popular slogan they hated anything Russian and anyone that said anything positive about it.
Boy have things changed!
Not everyone is hating the Russia thing: Certain neo-confederates are promising to post a Russian-language page to share ideas with Russians about “Southern nationalism,” reports AL.com. Called League of the South, the Alabama-based group made its announcement only days after President Trump and Vladimir Putin met to discuss issues off the record in Helsinki. A letter from league president Michael Hill argues that Southerners and Russians have a lot in common. “As fellow Whites of northern European extraction, we come from the same general gene pool,” writes Hill. “As inheritors of the European cultural tradition, we share similar values, customs, and ways of life.”
Hill goes on to argue that “as Christians, we worship the same Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,” and says cooperation between the two peoples “could indeed be the foundation for a better world.” Labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the League of the South has chapters in 16 states and advocates for a second Southern secession. As of this writing, their website has mysteriously gone down. Regardless, analysts are seeing a fresh alliance between Trump boosters, Russia, and white nationalists, Newsweek reports. “The current Russian government … cites figures who are unambiguously fascist and Nazi,” says historian Timothy Snyder. “There’s been a kind of renaissance of the 1930s which has crept up on us.”
These slugs will get in bed with anyone that will help spread their racist bullshit.
My Sunday is going good…hoping for lots of sunshine and garden stuff to do…..
Back in the 1860’s the first Southern state to secede from the union was South Carolina and immediately decided to fire upon a Union fort…..even though the Civil War is over some state tactics never die……
South Carolina wants to have the option of seceding from the US—again—if it feels the government does anything that goes against the Second Amendment. The Hill reports three Republican legislators in South Carolina introduced a bill Thursday that would let the state debate secession specifically “if the federal government confiscates legally purchased firearms.” It is extremely unlikely the bill passes out of the House by the April 10 deadline, according to the AP.
Rep. Mike Pitts says the bill is meant to draw attention to gun rights. “I see a lot of stuff where people even talk about totally repealing the Second Amendment, which separates us from the entire rest of the world,” he says. In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede ahead of the Civil War.
A silly pile of redneck manure……some states must do anything they can to get attention even when they know they have NO intention of doing anything like secession. State legislatures are no longer working for the people of said state instead they spend all their time passing laws that do NOTHING to improve the loves of the citizens…..this is a prime example of the stupidity of these bodies.
If one has any idea about the Constitutional process then one will realize just how moronic this piece of manure really is……ever notice the people that hold the Constitution up at every turn have very little knowledge how it works…..
chuq is out for now……thanx for your visits and comments……enjoy your time and your day.
For years pundits have been trying to explain the habits, voting and others, of the rural Southern voter…..I live among these people and I really cannot explain their habits…but I have read something that may clear it up just a bit…..
I have tried to understand how these voters can vote against their own interests…..time and time again……
As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, working-class, fly-over America.”
Trump supporters are saying this. Progressive pundits are saying this. Talking heads across all forms of the media are saying this. Even some Democratic leaders are saying this. It doesn’t matter how many people say it, it is complete BS. It is an intellectual/linguistic sleight of hand meant to draw attention away from the real problem. The real problem isn’t East Coast elites who don’t understand or care about rural America. The real problem is that rural Americans don’t understand the causes of their own situations and fears and they have shown no interest in finding out. They don’t want to know why they feel the way they do or why they are struggling because they don’t want to admit it is in large part because of the choices they’ve made and the horrible things they’ve allowed themselves to believe.
Did this help?
I have lived in the South, Mississippi to be exact, most of my life and in all that time I NEVER thought I would ever see this headline in a newspaper…..
South Carolina senate votes to remove Confederate flag
The South Carolina senate today voted overwhelmingly in favor of removing the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, the Post & Courier reports. In the wake of a racially motivated massacre that left nine black church members dead in Charleston, the Republican-controlled Senate voted 37-3 to have the battle flag taken down. The flag “doesn’t represent all of the people of South Carolina,” says Republican Sen. Larry Martin. “It’s part of our past.” The bipartisan bill will now move to the House of Representatives, where it may face “a tougher road” despite support from Gov. Nikki Haley, NBC News reports. Influential House Republicans, Speaker Jay Lucas included, haven’t yet revealed their position on the flag. Highlights from today, per the Washington Post:
- State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, a Democrat, read a constituent’s email saying that “it’s not about the Confederate flag. It’s about the entitlement given to minorities.” Sheheen responded that “there’s a quiet bigotry that still exists, and if those of us who are white don’t say anything … then we’re part of the problem.”
- “When I see a Confederate soldier, I don’t get goosebumps and feel all warm and fuzzy,” says Sen. Darrell Jackson, a Democrat who is black. “I respect the fact that you do. All I’m saying is, you can’t force all of us to have [that same] passion.”
- Martin says the flag went up over the capitol building in the 1960s for the 100th anniversary of the Civil War—but stayed up to defy the Civil Rights movement. “In my view, that’s the reason the flag stayed up.”
- “I hate that it took a tragedy like [the Charleston massacre] for me to really, fully understand it,” says Sen. George Campsen, a Republican whose district encompasses Charleston. “But I do fully understand it, and it is utterly amazing. It is one of the greatest testimonies of Christian faith that I have experienced in my life.”
Okay it is not a done deal for it has to make it past the state house of representatives…..but it is a start.
I have to admit as a radical in the South I never thought I would see the day come when the Rebel flag was in such a sad place……
This conversation the country is having has been a long time coming…..but I think that nothing is going to end as some believe……..we are attacking symbols and we should be attacking the hate specifically……
This is a well done piece I came across and I think it needs to be read……
The hidden Hazzard of viral activism – Yahoo News UK.