Under the Dome

New state seal?

Translation: "To be backward, rather than to seem backward."

This bit of opinionated fun is courtesy of political blogger (and longtime N.C. politico) Gary Pearce.

Meanwhile, his fellow blogger at Talking About Politics -- on the political flip side -- Carter Wrenn weighs in with an analysis on just what this past, contentious session added up to.

Here's how Wrenn begins his piece: :

But what kind of devilment went on in the legislature before the peace of August southern afternoons was restored?

Not exactly what you’d think.

One group of politicians has been howling that legislators (of the Republican stripe) laid waste to the ‘old ways’ of North Carolina – that, like Viking helmeted Vandals, Republicans descended on Raleigh in hordes and sowed mayhem on the poor, children and women – on everybody but old rich white men and corporations.

Answering the howlers, the other group of politicians say after a long hegira in the wilderness they’ve restored North Carolina’s true path, revived our struggling fortunes, and, now, we are walking down the road to the Promised Land.


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Shezanne Cassim, the American jailed in the United Arab Emirates after posting a video parody, was sentenced Monday to one year in prison and a fine of 10,000 UAE dirhams (approximately $2,700).
The young American living in the UAE has been imprisoned since April, his family says, for posting what was intended to be a funny video on the Internet.
He was accused of defaming the UAE's image abroad, according to The National, the country's main English-language newspaper.
The video in question is a 19-minute short that pokes fun at a clique of Dubai teens who are influenced by hip-hop culture. In the 1990s, the label "Satwa G" was coined for a group of suburban teens who were known to talk tougher than they really were.
The video depicts a look at a "combat school" in the suburb of Satwa, where these "gangsters" are trained. The training includes how to throw sandals at targets, using clothing accessories as whips, and how to call on the phone for backup.Cassim's family says the 29-year-old has been charged with endangering national security.The charges were not read out in court. UAE officials would only say "Mr. Cassim was charged under the UAE's penal code. Anyone charged with a crime under the laws of the UAE is entitled to the fair trial protections contained in the UAE's constitution."
Cassim, from Woodbury, Minnesota, moved to Dubai in 2006 after graduating from college to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He and some friends made and posted the video online in 2012. He was arrested in April. He was interrogated and arrested in Dubai before being transferred to a maximum security prison in Abu Dhabi. His family says it was five months before he was notified of the charges against him.

Where's the Latin?

so where is the latin derivative of this new seal? the smart asses forgot that part due to government education, right?

Pat McCrory is not a progressive Governor

Pat gave the cookies to the taxpayers. Governor Easley ate the $60.00 cheeseburger that the taxpayers paid for.

Pat has a lot to learn about being Governor.

New State Seal

The new state seal should probably show the picture of a stable boy with a shovel picking up all the manure left by prior administrations.

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