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5 Worst Ideas From North Carolina’s Tea Party Legislature

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5 Worst Ideas From North Carolina’s Tea Party Legislature


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Tea Party legislators in North Carolina have drawn a great deal of national attention in recent months. Whether it’s their extreme proposal for voter suppression laws that would include requiring state-issued photo IDs to vote, ending same-day voter registration during early voting—which would also be drawn down—banning “incompetent” persons from voting, requiring DREAMers to carry discriminatory photo IDs that read “No Lawful Status,” attempting to shut down abortion clinics, as well as reports of state senator Tommy Tucker snapping at a newspaper publisher, “I am the senator, you are the citizen. You need to be quiet,” North Carolina Tea Party legislators have no problem drawing negative attention to themselves.

Here are five more horrible ideas that have emerged from North Carolina’s legislature, thanks to the state’s Tea Party lawmakers.

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  1. Sand_Cat May 8, 2013

    More moronic – and unpatriotic – ideas from those who constantly question the patriotism of those who disagree with them.

  2. Sand_Cat May 8, 2013

    How could you pick five from the overwhelming stupidity?

    1. lana ward May 9, 2013

      The Tea Party is what makes America great. The occupy wall street are hateful, terrorist dems, nasty perverts!!

      1. mrivera1119 May 11, 2013

        History will prove you wrong.

  3. july860 May 8, 2013

    It’s really sad that they are treating teens like this ; telling them they need to get mom and dad’s written permission to get STD screening, pregnancy tests, etc., when we all know that this is unrealistic for a lot of teenagers, whether because of a situation at home or because they feel they cannot talk to mom or dad for whatever reason. It’s basically telling these kids they are on their own with an STD, pregnancy, etc. You would think that a state with such a high rate of STD’s and teen pregnancy would want to do something to end it, not perpetuate it.

    1. InsideEye May 9, 2013

      Yes, but STDS are self limiting and result in less children being born, sort of self inflicted contraception resulting in lower undesireables being born….borne…………… a la NYC, Chicago, LA, not Boston yet. therefore less welfare, lower taxes, less traffic.

  4. charleo1 May 8, 2013

    I read Jan Brewer Gov. of AZ., is forming her own militia, apart from
    the National Guard. How long before they start goose stepping, setting
    their Capitols ablaze, and declare war on Austria? I joke. But it’s
    not really all that funny.

    1. plc97477 May 9, 2013

      It would be funny if it weren’t so scary.

      1. charleo1 May 9, 2013


    2. jfreed27 September 13, 2013

      I think all gun owners should be required to be in a militia and march around at least once a week. Isn’t that why the gun amendment was written.. to form a militia?

      1. charleo1 September 13, 2013

        That was true. I think the Governor, or other popular individual was
        given a request by the Government to see if he could get some guys
        together, and fight Indians, or whatever. They all brought ‘Ol Betsy,
        their trusted muzzle loader, and off they marched. “The 12th Virginia
        Regiment, reporting for duty!” But i don’t see how relevant some of
        that 2nd Amendment is today. I’m for law abiding people, having the
        Right to self defense. And, I don’t expect them to use knives, or clubs.
        But, I see no danger in registering forearms, or requiring a back-
        ground check, simply because owning firearms is protected in
        the Constitution. I can’t believe the founders would have not modified
        the amendment a bit, to exclude criminals. If there had been cars,
        they may have protected the Right to drive. But, handing the keys
        to an individual with a proven drug or alcohol problem, is not something of which they would have approved. They were after all, fairly
        responsible, and serious minded men.

  5. Ann Carnes May 9, 2013

    NC’s Bureau of Tourism seems kinda slow right now. I contacted them yesterday asking to be taken off their mailing list as I had decided I would no longer be moving there or vacationing there until the legislature’s positions changed. I received an immediate response which surprised me. I was told that they are diverse and have many progressive neighborhoods but they also want to keep their “Old South” heritage. I was also told that since they rely heavily on tourism I would be hurting the residents of the state. I was also told that by not visiting or moving there I was keeping my opinions to myself. I think the legislators are the ones hurting their state and, I also thought that by writing them that I was expressing my opinion of what was going on in the state. And yes, if tourists take their money elsewhere it will hurt the state, the legislators should have thought about that before instituting their stupid policies.

    1. commserver May 9, 2013

      Boycotts are acceptable. Look at what happened in South Africa.

      If the local economy is hurt then businesses will start to complain. You will see how fast things change then.

      I had plans to go to N. C. to visit the Triangle area. I have just changed my mind.

      The same is true for any similar state.

      Unfortunately, my daughter is graduating from a elite college that has a tradition of going to Hilton Head S.C. It is hard to break a tradition. What would happen if tourists stop going to SC?

      1. InsideEye May 9, 2013

        Jersey Shore, Coney Island, Democratic even

        1. Ann Carnes May 9, 2013

          Has the Jersey shore recovered from the hurricane?

          1. InsideEye May 9, 2013

            It will be ready, as per Gov Christie and generous funds from the tax payers.

          2. silas1898 May 9, 2013

            Most of it will be just fine. There was almost no damage south of Atlantic City. The casinos were only closed for a few days.

      2. silas1898 May 9, 2013

        What is in the Triangle worth visiting?

        1. Roy Hill May 11, 2013

          The Triangle is the most progressive region of the state despite the fact that the politicians who made these crazy laws are there. With Duke, UNC, and NC State there and Research Triangle Park bringing in people from the Northeast, the Triangle is a solid blue region in a sea of red.

    2. Scott Ladd May 9, 2013

      As I’ve moved to NC, I can now relate to they want to keep the ‘Old south”.
      Dumb as stone, might fit better!!

  6. kanawah May 9, 2013

    Beyond a point, Transylvania tea bag ideas are equally horrible. All of these are in that catagory.

    North Carolina; the land of the loony and insane legislators.

    On the subject of STDs, they may all have terminal syphilis. That would explain there psychotic behavior.

  7. David Turrentine May 9, 2013

    These ideas aren’t much worse than the crap that comes out of the Texas Legislature where the Idiot Party leads followed by the Tea Party and then the republicans.

    1. Dana Es May 9, 2013

      Ah yes, Texas is definitely in the contest run-off.

    2. InsideEye May 9, 2013

      Why is Texas so attractive to many young people looking for opportunities….the Spirit lives on, it seems to better one’s life ?

    3. plc97477 May 9, 2013

      Yes that will be one of the states in contention.

  8. adler56 May 9, 2013

    What’s news about another redneck state being un-American?

  9. latebloomingrandma May 9, 2013

    Is there a race to the bottom going on for which is the most backward, stupidist state in the nation?

    1. TZToronto May 9, 2013

      There will be several winners.

    2. Dana Es May 9, 2013

      I sometimes suspect there must be — why else would so many state politicians do such stupid things? Probably have to be a run-off to determine the state winner and maybe a fool’s gold-plated dunce cap for an award.

      1. plc97477 May 9, 2013

        Maybe we should make book as to whom we think will win (lose).

    3. plc97477 May 9, 2013

      It’s going to be neck to neck. Much closer than most races.

    4. lana ward May 9, 2013

      You sound pretty stupid yourself

  10. ORAXX May 9, 2013

    And……it’s all being done in the name of “conservatism”.

    1. Gregory Williams May 9, 2013

      It is a religiouly fascistic-ly inclined cult and a really un-American one at that.

  11. Madelaine Ayers Henne May 9, 2013

    All they all brain dead?? Seriously!

    1. lana ward May 9, 2013

      Sad state when those who love America are called braindead. Scary

  12. JDavidS May 9, 2013

    You look at these people sometimes and you think…”Really? That’s the sperm that won the race?”

    1. Ann Carnes May 9, 2013


      1. InsideEye May 9, 2013

        Hail to the sperm king, Clinton….. and Monica….and all of the voters that went for it again. Duck.!

  13. Gregory Williams May 9, 2013

    As I saw elsewhere it is worth stealing that comment to post it here “North Carolina is making vile republicans of Alabama look good.”

  14. howa4x May 9, 2013

    This is what happens when people with a 9th grade education take over a state. The tea party nation wide has not been know by it’s intelligence, and can be counted on universally to vote against their own interests. By making the State a Christian one then all the people who aren’t won’t visit. This includes all the secular which happens to be growing so I’m sure other destinations are more appealing. If the state refuses to acknowledge sea level rise than anyone that buys a home on a barrier reef( these would not be the smartest home buyers) would be able to sue the state for compensation since they with held the risk. this is yet one other reason I support the red state march out of the union. Why fight with people who have a limited understanding of nature, the constitution and are racists and bigots . Just let them go already!

    1. Roy Hill May 11, 2013

      What do you expect from people who think that education brainwashes you? I have never seen a party that thinks that education is a bad thing until recently.

      1. howa4x May 11, 2013

        The more they talk the more people realize they are scary. they think Christ will save them and refuse to acknowledge science. This is an reenactment of the Scopes trial in the early 20’s, where evolution was pit against the bible. The Tealiban doesn’t realize that all the appliances they use and the technology that goes into their computers and smart phones was created by scientists, not God, and only teaching kids the bible will set us back to the stone age. We need smart people to run the high tech world we sent up. If you had to have surgery do you want a doctor that graduated medical school or one that graduated a bible college?

  15. mrivera1119 May 11, 2013

    Their Middle Ages mentality will put the burden of reparing the damage on future generations. But once this insanity is over, they will make sure it will not happen ever again.

  16. ncwadafck November 7, 2013

    what suck is only 700,000 some odd people voted for pat mccrory’s sorry ass out of a state population close to 10,000,000 ..most people in NC do not want these crazy people running our state, but through gerrymandering and other dirty tactics the same assholes keep on running the state into the ground and there is nothing the citizens can do about it. especially considering NC has no form of referendums allowed (what the fuck man) so the only people who can change the policies are the crooked pricks who will always get elected by their small strategically placed band of idiots .


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