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  •  And, the back story of voter supression in Watauga (7+ / 0-)

    County reveals the all too familiar pattern of Republicans in charge. They are not doing this BS for ideological fundy reasons. It's local fascism driven primarily by one rich developer.

    They really don't care about any "so-called" leveling the playing field. They want to win and

    their motive is money.

    A handful of wealthy developers and their law-firm lackeys in Boone are behind all this.  Particularly one, his son is running for town council and his daughter is chair of the county Repug party.

    Cheat, win and dismantle zoning laws for bigger bucks is their plan douping their fellow Republicans into supporting them along the way.

    Makes one feel sorry for Republicans in our county who think they are supporting conservative principles.

    "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

    by smiley7 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 01:16:19 PM PDT

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    •  I do NOT feel sorry for any Republican voter (7+ / 0-)
      Makes one feel sorry for Republicans in our county who think they are supporting conservative principles.
      I strongly suspect that it is well nigh impossible at this point for anyone in this country to honestly believe that a vote for a Republican is a vote for "conservative" principles.  Those days are long gone.  I have nothing but contempt for Republican voters these days.

      It's not a question of whether our founding fathers are rolling in their graves but rather of how many RPM they're clocking.

      by Eyesbright on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 03:07:53 PM PDT

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    •  Does this all have anything to do with the state (1+ / 0-)
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      legislature's attempt last session to eliminate the City of Boone's extraterritorial jurisdiction (S949)? Sponsored by snake worm tapeworm Dan Soucek, it was an attempt to relieve developers who wished to destroy the scenic mountainside land in Watauga County of the responsibility to operate under Boone's stricter zoning and environmental regulations.

      I notice that the bill never passed the House last session and doesn't seem to have been revived this session. It passed the Senate 32-17 on strictly party-line vote - with the exception of Charlotte's own tapeworm Democrat Dan Clodfelter, who is an attorney whose practice specializes in helping developers circumvent (or eliminate) any regulation of their "profession". Clodfelter is living, breathing proof that some Democrats are 100% as bad as Republicans (well, I guess we should have learned that from Lieberman, Lincoln, Baucus, etc).

      Anyway, since I'm from Charlotte and you seem to know Watauga County politics, I'm just curious. If these putrid sewage stains could capture a majority of the Boone City Council, they could simply eliminate all local regulation at the city council level, right? Kill two birds with one stone: disenfranchise the area's college students (some of whom are - horrors - black!) and other Democrats while making life comfortable for the Evangelical Teabag Taliban, and pay themselves handsome bonuses in the process, by raping the countryside for quick and dirty profit.

      Disgusting. Well, of course...disgusting is a synonym for Republican.

      "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

      by blue in NC on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 04:34:24 AM PDT

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      •  You got it. (1+ / 0-)
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        "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

        by smiley7 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 07:31:31 AM PDT

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        •  I hope the good Democrats of Boone - (1+ / 0-)
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          and even the moderate Republicans (if there are any) - will get around the blatant voter suppression being engineered by these criminals and vote in droves for the good city council candidates!

          "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

          by blue in NC on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 08:48:22 AM PDT

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