SC: Governor Haley names anti-gay, gun-promoting teabagger black Republican to U.S. Senate seat

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 7:00 am

RT @msignorile: Another “bachelor” antigay Senator from SC. What’s going on there? I have no idea what’s going on “there,” but any Republican wound this tight from the Palmetto State probably would cause folks to ask the question, given Lindsey Graham’s presence in D.C. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is making some history — sadly [...]

Sanity in NC: ‘Choose Life’ license plates ruled unconstitutional

By: Tuesday December 11, 2012 10:56 am

Before we begin to celebrate, note that in 29 states, these state-sponsored “Choose Life” plates are actually available. But not in North Carolina — only after the ACLU sued to halt the launch of the plates in the state after it was approved in the 2010-2011 legislative session. The plate was permanently blocked because the state failed to offer a pro-choice alternative plate to drivers

Louisiana HS reunion letter includes pot luck event for ‘white graduates only’

By: Monday September 3, 2012 6:25 am

Sometimes I simply want to give up - will this country ever rid itself of the idiocy and evil of racism? Here’s another sad tale of self-segregation because apparently some of the St. Martinville, Louisiana’s, Class of 1973 have no interest in celebrating with non-white classmates. According to reports, a reception is going to be held at [...]

Should my family spend $ in NC for my 50th birthday fete next year w/anti-gay Amendment One in place?

By: Monday July 30, 2012 12:50 pm

Note to North Carolina elected officials and its tourism industry – this question is for you as well. Hit me up with your best case explaining why my birthday should be celebrated here on Facebook or pam at firedoglake dot com and I’ll be happy to share your perspective with readers. It’s a relevant question that [...]

What century would Alabama and Mississippi Republicans like to wind the clock back to?

By: Monday March 12, 2012 3:19 pm

My wife Kate hails from Birmingham, Alabama, it’s in one of the only blue counties in the entire state. I still get on her about the bible-beating ways down there — Alabama and Mississippi provide a lot of fertile material for political blogging. That said, there are living, breathing progressives there — I know quite [...]

Question of the day in Louisiana: Are undocumented immigrants ‘persons’?

By: Saturday November 19, 2011 3:17 pm

When I saw the headline over at Facing South, I had no idea that the nativist batsh*ttery has run off the rails into complete batsh*ttery. The brains down in Louisiana have decided to throw a tantrum over the fact that the U.S. census attempts to count all people in the country, regardless of immigration status. [...]

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