Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Why Are . . . Liberals So @&%*! Angry?"

If you leave out the "North Carolina" from the headline - it's still a good question: From the WSJ, Steve Moore: "Why Are North Carolina Liberals So @&%*! Angry?". Part of his answer is even better:
So what are liberals of all stripes so angry about in North Carolina?
. . . the answer to my question is he and his followers are mad as hell about, well . . . everything
Mostly they seem to be angry that the NC government, after a zillion years of being in the hands of Democrats is now held by Republicans.

What's the old poker saying? "Winners count their money and the losers cry deal."

If you can't read the sign, it urges protection of "Mentally Ill/Unemployed/Students/Teachers/Prisoners/Uninsured/Elderly/Minorities/Disabled"

Most of them apparently "victims" of the need to balance the state budget.


Isn't it always about the money?


  1. Anonymous5:35 PM

    N.Carolina (my mom's state), is one of the few decent social conservative places left.

    In this ever more trying era,
    hope you guys could keep it that way

    Jacob C.

  2. Anonymous7:51 AM

    It would be a little easier to follow if they indicated what they are wanting to protect these people from, whose only apparent common point is that they are all (as far as I know, may need to check Above Top Secret for clarification)human. Is NC threatened by plague, locusts, space aliens, Godzilla?

    The whole anger thing seems to be expressed in the "if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention" bumper stickers that were once so common. I think they just enjoy the drama, personally, I'd rather go fishing.


  3. Common ground on all issues lies in money and the power to use it.

    Plus, most of the arrested protestors are older 55-74, heavily Democrat and seem to be attempting to relive their glory days. Power to the AARP-crowd, man!

    1. See http://www.nccivitas.org/moralmonday/

  4. An abortion bill tacked first onto an anti-Sharia law and then snuck in through a motorcycle safety law. A bill that forces all educators to teach seventh graders that abortion causes preterm birth (it doesn’t). Legislation that resulted in 70,000 North Carolina citizens losing their unemployment benefits. Refused Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. A proposed education bill would slash teacher compensation, (already ranked among the lowest in the nation), eliminate tenure, and use vouchers to reallocate $90 million of public-school funding to private schools. The proposed resolution allowing counties and cities to enshrine a state religion. How about the proposed ban on nipples ?

    I'd say they've got a right to be angry, and before I get the usual "well, they shouldn't have voted them in then should they", there was no mention of any of this in the Republican state party platform.

    1. Let's see - abortion has not been banned, despite the wringing of hands over the possible increase in cost to clinics to bring them up to "code." No cuts to teacher pay proposed. NC teacher pay averages over $45k for a 10 month year. Tenure is threatened, but why on earth to public school teachers need tenure? None of the rest of the work force has it. Shouldn't it be easier to get rid of poor teachers? Vouchers allow poor families to get out of some really awful public schools (see issue relating to tenure) or would you have them stuck in a bad school? A "proposed resolution" that never came to pass? Not expanding Medicaid? Just joining 19+ other states who see that expansion as a bad idea. Refusing to go deeper into the hole for extended unemployment benefits? How much more than the $2.5 billion already borrowed would you suggest? And how do you suggest it be paid for? Taxes have been raised on business to help pay back the debt and fund the program going forward.

      I don't know, just sounds like sour grapes to me.