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  •  Sorry, no rec here... (1+ / 0-)
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    Charles Hall

    Your headline

    North Carolina just turned into a banana republic: won't even COUNT votes anymore!
    is a bit premature, isn't it?  As you state in the last sentence of your diary
    The bill still has to go through another committee, as well as the full state senate and house.
    Call me picky, but I wish diarists would stop sensationalizing their diaries with inaccurate text...  altho I've commented similarly in the past and such comments receive little if any support.

    Of course I stand with all those here who hope this doesn't pass, but IMO there are too many diary headlines that state facts not in evidence.

    Americans who vote against their own interests are driven by "the human need to find a strand of significance that will hold everything together that isn't on TV..." (quote is from P. Roth in "Sabbath's Theater")

    by ceebee7 on Fri May 03, 2013 at 12:11:20 PM PDT

    •  Agreed. (0+ / 0-)

      Yesterday in the News and Observer (Raleigh paper) - "banana republic" was actually a quote from a state senator:

      "North Carolina is not a banana republic,” Democratic Sen. Josh Stein of Raleigh, one of the no votes, said after the meeting. “That was no way to run a proceeding.
      and the article went on to note this was not the last step.

      You get what you deserve, even if you don't deserve it (Issan Dorsey, Zen teacher)

      by kayak58 on Fri May 03, 2013 at 02:40:03 PM PDT

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