North Carolina

Federal Court Orders NC To Hastily Redraw Partisan District Map (Video)

Federal Court Orders NC To Hastily Redraw Partisan District Map (Video)

As Democrats begin to reclaim seats, and Republicans resign their positions like rats fleeing a sinking ship, it’s looking as though the prospect of turning Congress back over the Democrats next year is increasingly likely. Another good sign recently came out of battleground state North Carolina. On Tuesday, federal judges ruled that since North Carolina’s congressional district map […]

Former Miss Universe Contestant: Trump Thought I Was ‘A Piece Of Meat’ (VIDEOS)

Former Miss Universe Contestant: Trump Thought I Was ‘A Piece Of Meat’ (VIDEOS)

Some of the most disturbing accounts of alleged sexual harassment and sexual assault by Donald Trump come from several Miss USA and Miss Teen USA contestants who claim Trump frequently walked in on them while they were in the dressing room. He has been accused of doing this no fewer than four times while he […]

NC Prison Officials Let Girl Be Victimized By Perv Cop (VIDEO)

NC Prison Officials Let Girl Be Victimized By Perv Cop (VIDEO)

The purpose of the criminal-justice system is not to punish the guilty, but to protect the innocent. Apparently prison officials in North Carolina forgot that lesson. A former police officer in a Charlotte suburb was sent to prison after taking advantage of a teenage girl and impregnated her. And yet, prison officials fell asleep at […]

Cult-Like Church Accused Of Kidnapping Kids, Destroying Families (VIDEO)

Cult-Like Church Accused Of Kidnapping Kids, Destroying Families (VIDEO)

For the better part of two decades, fringe charismatic church in western North Carolina that has been under fire for abusive, controlling, and outright cultish tactics. However, it’s only been recently that this church has finally been held to account. Over the last year, The Associated Press has rolled out the results of a two-year […]

Alleged Criminal Of A RWNJ Pastor Attends NC Lt. Governor Fundraiser (VIDEO/PHOTOS/TWEETS)

Alleged Criminal Of A RWNJ Pastor Attends NC Lt. Governor Fundraiser (VIDEO/PHOTOS/TWEETS)

In the seven years since North Carolina’s Republican Party seized control of the state legislature, we in the Tar Heel State have been treated to some staggeringly tone-deaf behavior. But The (Raleigh) News & Observer recently uncovered one of the most outrageous and tone-deaf actions yet by a member of North Carolina’s GOP. It turns […]

Is This 2017? The KKK Is Actively Recruiting In Southern Neighborhoods (Video)

Is This 2017? The KKK Is Actively Recruiting In Southern Neighborhoods (Video)

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), there are 917 active hate groups in America today, and there have been over 1,000 documented hate crime incidents since President Donald Trump’s election. One group lately reentering headlines is the atavistic Ku Klux Klan. Last week, the Klan showed up at a football game at Gray’s Creek […]

NC Klansmen Actively Recruiting High School Kids (TWEET)

NC Klansmen Actively Recruiting High School Kids (TWEET)

By now, you know that on Friday night, Richard Spencer and several of his racist, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist friends returned to Charlottesville for another Tiki torch rally. But what you may not know is that while Spencer and his buddies were chanting “You will not replace us!” in Charlottesville, an equally disturbing scene was […]

RWNJ Pastor: Cam Newton Was Right The First Time, Women Shouldn’t Talk Football (VIDEO/TWEETS)

RWNJ Pastor: Cam Newton Was Right The First Time, Women Shouldn’t Talk Football (VIDEO/TWEETS)

The biggest story of the week that wasn’t directly related to politics came from my Carolina Panthers. On Wednesday, quarterback Cam Newton was taking questions after practice when The Charlotte Observer’s Panthers beat reporter, Jourdan Rodrigue, asked Newton his thoughts about one of his receivers, Devin Funchess, being willing to run aggressive routes. Watch Newton’s […]

Crazy North Carolina Law Puts Women At Mercy Of Perverts (VIDEO)

Crazy North Carolina Law Puts Women At Mercy Of Perverts (VIDEO)

When you think of crazy and stupid laws in North Carolina, most people usually think of House Bill 2, a monstrously discriminatory law that banned local governments from protecting their transgender residents from discrimination. That law was detoxified earlier in the year, but the damage to the state’s reputation will take years to erase. But […]

Christianist Pastor: ‘God’s Plan’ Is To Rob Taxpayers Blind (VIDEOS)

Christianist Pastor: ‘God’s Plan’ Is To Rob Taxpayers Blind (VIDEOS)

For almost a quarter-century, a fringe charismatic church in the North Carolina foothills has been under fire for abusive and cultish practices. But it took until this spring for someone to start peeling back the onion on this outfit. It now turns out that Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, halfway between Charlotte and Asheville, […]

Charlotte Forced-Birthers Recruit KIDS To Do Their Dirty Work (TWEETS)

Charlotte Forced-Birthers Recruit KIDS To Do Their Dirty Work (TWEETS)

More than ten years ago, mainstream America got an introduction to just how fanatical the religious right can be with the release of “Jesus Camp,” a documentary that showed how young kids are turned into little culture warriors. In a number of scenes, the kids were seen taking part in anti-abortion rallies. Easily the most […]

GOP Mayoral Candidate Claims Being White Is A Qualification To Lead

GOP Mayoral Candidate Claims Being White Is A Qualification To Lead

There are many reasons why someone might suggest they should be chosen to serve a particular elected office. Experience dealing with the types of duties the office might entail, or bold new ideas for what can be changed, are often touted by candidates who feel they’d be the best person for the job. But implying […]

NC County Commissioner Thinks Slaves Were Just ‘Workers’ (VIDEO/TWEETS)

NC County Commissioner Thinks Slaves Were Just ‘Workers’ (VIDEO/TWEETS)

To hear a number of elected officials in the former Confederacy talk, the furor over Confederate monuments is a lot of fuss over nothing. But a county commissioner in North Carolina may have inadvertently proven why this is far from being nothing. He harrumphed that his ancestors didn’t have slaves–they had “workers.” On Monday night, […]

NC School Board Member Tries To Blame Dems For Racism–And Fails (TWEET)

NC School Board Member Tries To Blame Dems For Racism–And Fails (TWEET)

Lately, whenever Democrats have called for Confederate statues and monuments to be taken down, critics have harrumphed that those monuments were originally erected by Democrats–conveniently forgetting that those decisions were made in a time before the national party came to its senses on civil rights. A school board member in my hometown of Charlotte found this […]

KKK Leader Says He’s Delighted Heather Heyer Died, Threatens Future Violence

KKK Leader Says He’s Delighted Heather Heyer Died, Threatens Future Violence

While President Trump continues to provide political cover for racist groups throughout the country, a leader of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is now celebrating the fact that an innocent American was murdered in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Justin Moore, who claims to be the Grand Dragon for the Loyal White Knights of Ku Klux […]

Cult-Like Ministry Offered ‘American Dream,’ Delivered Only Nightmares (VIDEOS)

Cult-Like Ministry Offered ‘American Dream,’ Delivered Only Nightmares (VIDEOS)

For the better part of two decades, a fringe charismatic church in western North Carolina has been under fire for abusive and cultish practices–such as banshee-like screaming at people to drive demons out, and appalling abuse of people suspected of being possessed–even kids. However, it took until this spring for someone to finally start peeling […]

NC State Senator: Press Wages ‘Jihad’ When Doing Its Job (TWEETS, VIDEO)

NC State Senator: Press Wages ‘Jihad’ When Doing Its Job (TWEETS, VIDEO)

It’s no secret that a large number of Republican politicians from Donald Trump on down hate the press. Really, really, really, hate the press. To hear them talk, the press should sit down and shut up until it figures out why Trump won. Moreover, they’d have you believe that the press shouldn’t tell the truth […]

Nutcase NC Congregation Tried To Beat The Gay Out Of A Member And Covered It Up (VIDEO)

Nutcase NC Congregation Tried To Beat The Gay Out Of A Member And Covered It Up (VIDEO)

For the better part of two decades, a fringe charismatic church in western North Carolina has faced accusations that it subjected its members–including kids–to horrific and even criminal abuse. Well, at long last, the bill may finally be coming due for this so-called church. A former member who is due to be tried later this year […]

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper Promises Executive Order To Protect LGBTQ Community (VIDEO)

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper Promises Executive Order To Protect LGBTQ Community (VIDEO)

It is so refreshing to hear some good news! North Carolina’s relatively new Governor, Democrat Roy Cooper, is showing he is not a fan of discrimination and that he believes protection laws for the LGBTQ community are necessary. In repealing and replacing HB2 he has also promised that he will bring in an Executive Order to […]

NC Repubs Punish Kids Because Dems Tried To Give Them Better Lives (TWEETS)

NC Repubs Punish Kids Because Dems Tried To Give Them Better Lives (TWEETS)

The Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly may have set the standard for legislative pettiness and vindictiveness last year. When Charlotte passed an ordinance giving transgender individuals the right to use the bathroom matching their gender identity, the state legislature responded by ramming through a monstrously homophobic and discriminatory response–the now-infamous House Bill 2. And […]

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