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If you haven't had a chance to keep up with North Carolina news lately, you missed a big bang when Tea Party Republicans overrode the governor's veto to take more rights away from teachers.  And they did it in the middle of the night.

When the state's newspaper rightly called them out, Speaker Thom Tillis threw a hissyfit.

Tomorrow will be the last day I receive the Charlotte Observer at home after nearly 14 years. I decided if the Charlotte Observer is going to reduce itself to being a liberal blog, I'll just read it online like I do ProgressNC, BlueNC, and the like. They are all kind of like road kill. You try not to look at, you do anyway, then you regret it.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.  You've just described how citizens of North Carolina feel everyday watching your ongoing perversion of democracy. Good on reporter Mark Binker of the Greensboro News Record for calling out your revisionist bullshit.

Tillis played hard ball and his team won. Good on him. But if he's going to play rough and tumble, shouldn't expect a bit of push back? The game was played in the middle of the night and sausage making doesn’t look all that nice when people lay it out in the sunshine. To use a management aphorism that Tillis might appreciate, if you think the news output stinks, consider the input with which we were working.

Consider the input indeed, Mr. Speaker. And if you don't understand that it stinks you're either a psychopath or a self-deluding liar.

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