Skip to comments.Protesters jailed as they decry Republican shift in North Carolina
Posted on 06/18/2013 4:46:27 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A conservative shift by North Carolina's first Republican-led government in more than a century is drawing weekly protests to the state capital of Raleigh, but some lawmakers are defiantly standing their ground.
In the latest of the "Moral Monday" demonstrations, dozens of clergy members, doctors, teachers and environmentalists trampled paper copies of legislation before being handcuffed by police officers when they refused to leave the statehouse as an act of civil disobedience.
Some lawmakers have been defiant, and at times heated, in their responses to the protests. One state senator referred to the events as "Moron Monday" in a newspaper opinion column.
"The circus came to the State Capitol this week, complete with clowns, a carnival barker and a sideshow," state Senator Thom Goolsby wrote in the Chatham Journal.
McCrory decried the influence of "outsiders" on the group, comparing protesters to the much larger crowds that tried unsuccessfully to oust Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in response to a 2011 law that severely limited public workers' collective bargaining rights in that state.
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Oh, how thick the irony gets.
Thicker than molasses in winter...
The senator’s response was golden: “Moron Monday.” LOL!!!
Funny — I must have missed the Reuters headline “Protesters Targeted by IRS as They Decry Democrat Shift in U.S.”
“Journalists Targeted by Justice Department as They Decry Democrat Shift In U.S.”
Subtle, Reuters. No one will ever catch on to your subtle spin.
And that's just the beginning of what those stinking vermin ought to get. North Carolina has gone far too liberal in the past few decades. And these scum need to learn a hard lesson.
In my opinion... the cop needs his butt kicked. If the protesters are violating the law... then arrest them, cuff them, and take them to jail. But walking down and spraying them .... just because he can.... he needs his butt kicked.
They were told to leave and were warned. What they got is what they wanted.
I see your point and can understand it. I still respectfully disagree when it comes to these leftist creeps. I'm beyond 70 and well recall the rise of the smelly hippies (like Bill Ayers) in the 1960s. That whole "movement" could have been stopped with a no-nonsense approach and overwhelming force. From my viewpoint, liberals are the enemy and pose an existential threat to America. There's only one way to deal with the enemy.
Nope... what they deserve is to be arrested, cuffed, and hauled off to jail. The cop should be hauled off with them.
That was from some other protest, in California I think.
Ah- that photo is not from today, in Raleigh. It was hit and muggy here- why would people be wearing winter coats? Hello..
Problem is liberals have the same right to protest that you and I have. If they are breaking the law... then haul them off. But some cop walking down the line and spraying people who are not endangering him in anyway.... just because he can... that’s just wrong. Someday when they take away our rights to pray, or to go to church, or to speak freely...... I may be one of those sitting and protesting.
I repeat. They got what they wanted. EOM
Yes, the pepper spray (rightly, IMHO) was directed at the OWS scum in California. It was not from North Carolina but I posted it to indicate what I thought ought be done to these vile characters. I long for the clear-thinking days of Senator Jesse Helms when right was right and wrong was wrong.
Were the "doctors" wearing those white doctor smocks they used to wear with a rectal thermometer in the pocket?
Thanks for the response and I do understand your viewpoint. I see things quite differently since, by definition, being a liberal is equivalent to treason. Consequently, their protesting is an act of sedition.
It's a very black and white world to me with little, if any, nuance. Liberals are evil and simply can't be tolerated. Take a look at the About page of FReeper max americana to get an idea of where I stand since his thoughts echo my own.
All in my humble opinion as an old guy who fondly remembers a far better America in the 1950s.
My favorite Senator. We really don’t have anybody who has stepped up and filled his shoes.
God Bless the memory of Senator Helms, a good Christian man of unwavering principle. I see a lot of Helms' traits in our brave Texan, Senator Ted Cruz. We just need 99 more like him!
In summary, liberals hate America and they hate conservatives/Pubbies/patriots.
Well, their hatred does not compare to my hatred. My hatred is 10,000 times worse than theirs. That’s why I pray for the Civil War to erupt. The left want it to happen, too anyways, right? Let’s get this over with and whomever is left standing takes America.
NC is pushing to reduce the state income tax. Those that live on the dole are screaming. The sales tax on services will rise.
Time to bring the underground economy up to speed. I am all for the measures NC is GOING to pass.
I was willing to just drop it. I read your profile. Here’s what I think... I don’t know how you reconcile hating people with Christianity. That’s just my opinion. But I think it is consistent with a rational reading of the bible. Okay.. you have a nice day.
Sometimes I feed trolls poisoned bait.
How does it taste?
Jesse was my favorite congress critter. A perfect gentleman...
Yes he was. I'm been around long enough to remember his commentaries out of a Raleigh television station. Senator Helms and President Reagan both were master communicators and advanced the Conservative cause with unassailable reason and genuine passion.
“In my opinion... the cop needs his butt kicked. If the protesters are violating the law... then arrest them, cuff them, and take them to jail. But walking down and spraying them .... just because he can.... he needs his butt kicked.”
I’d prefer to see some broken bones, like they did to the abortion protesters in the past, but if the best they can do is hit them up with a little hair spray, I guess it better than nothing.
And yet you work with them, accept paychecks from them, presumably are in a union with them, and brag about it all here.
I don’t “brag” about it here, unless you’re damn jealous of my work. Lots of Freepers have stated that they cannot just drop their work in blue states and flock to red states.
Now unless you have a background in movie productions, can you point me to a Texas city which has the infrastructure to accommodate logistically and technology wise 300 plus production guys who can simultaneously do at least post-production work for 50 projects a week?
And you missed my point entirely.
But in 1972, he quit that job of commentator and ran for and won the US Senate seat from NC. By chance, James Holshouser also ran for governor that yr (first republican who won since the Civil War). Gov Holshouser just died two days ago.
Sen Helms served his state well. North Carolinians loved him and voted for him every 6 yrs. I remember that first time he ran for Senate, I went to the State Fair. Many, many fair goers were wearing a "stickem" that said "Give 'em Helms". He won.
Not really. I thought it was spot on.
Of course you did.
Yeah, yer’ right. It’s hard being here in L.A. having Mai Tai’s, developing scripts and shagging different chicks from the casting couch. I need help...