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South Carolina deputy fired after using Taser on wheelchair-bound man

14 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

A South Carolina deputy is out of a job after using a Taser on a wheelchair-bound 65-year-old man while attempting to arrest his son, reports Fox Carolina. Pickens County Deputy Steven Ticknor was fired by Sheriff Rick Clark who said the deputy needlessly used his Taser on Parker Mansell Jr. in his...

O’Malley Takes a Shot at Clinton

Martin O’Malley (D) “took a veiled shot” Hillary Clinton in a speech in South Carolina, “criticizing the politics of triangulation that have historically been associated with the Clintons,” the New York Times reports. Said O’Malley: “The most fundamental power of [...] The post O’Malley Takes a Shot at Clinton appeared first on Political Wire.

A Deadly Assault on Academic Freedom

Recent events in the state of North Carolina pose a serious threat to academic freedom in our nation. America's universities are, by any measure, the best in the world. What has made that possible is our deep commitment to academic freedom. Show More Summary

UNC vs. Miami: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 Regular Season

No. 15 North Carolina got back on track in a much-needed way Saturday as it defeated rival Miami (FL) 73-64 in an important ACC battle at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. The Tar Heels bolstered their NCAA tournament hopes significantly by improving to 20-9, while perhaps dashing the Hurricanes chances of going dancing. Show More Summary

NC State Sen. runs solo marathon session

Rachel Maddow discusses how the entire North Carolina legislature took the day off due to weather – except one state Senator who braved the storm and showed...

Officer Fired After Tasing Unarmed Elderly Man in Wheelchair

A police officer in South Carolina has been fired after it was found his use of his taser on an unarmed 65-year-old man bound to a wheelchair was "inappropriate."

College Bans Gay Sexing Because It’s Icky And “Destructive To The Parties Involved”

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

A Christian college in rural South Carolina is putting its foot down when it comes to students gay sexing on campus. It all started back in March 2014 when OutSports featured the stories of Drew Davis and Juan Varona, two gay volleyball players from Erskine College and the welcoming response they received from teammates after coming out. It seems school’s board […]

Greetings From The Freest State In The Land, Suckers: Your Florida Roundup

Good news, everyone! According to some outfit called the John Locke Foundation, which is based in North Carolina and apparently doesn’t visit often, Florida is not only the state where half-senile olds turn out in droves to elect baldheaded, Medicare-frauding cartoon ghouls governor (twice), but also the “freest” state in the nation. Show More Summary

The Holderness family literally can't handle the snow right now

The winter struggle is real — even when the snow is already melting. The Holderness family of North Carolina fully admits that winter may not be as rough as it is up north in this Zac Brown Band-inspired parody, but that doesn't mean...Show More Summary

ACC Tournament 2015: Dates, Bracket and Dark-Horse Contenders to Watch

Only one conference tournament features blue-blood programs like Duke, North Carolina and Louisville, a serious candidate for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament in Virginia (and Duke) and a dangerous squad that could get hot in March...Show More Summary

NHL Trade Speculation: 4 Best Fits for Carolina Hurricanes' Jay McClement

With a number of flashier trade targets already off the board, steady Carolina Hurricanes defensive center Jay McClement could emerge as a quietly sought-after item as Monday's NHL trade deadline approaches. McClement, who also turns...Show More Summary

HRC Awards ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Samira Wiley With Visibility Award: VIDEO

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Human Rights Campaign awarded openly gay Orange is the New Black actress Samira Wiley with its Visibility Award last weekend during HRC’s 2015 North Carolina Gala. Known for her role as inmate Poussey Washington, Wiley reflected on her public...

Mike's Blog Round Up

Addicting Info - hire me a North Carolina hooker! alicublog - Ross Douthat rides again! Clarissa's Blog - a death in Moscow; Common Dreams - Scott Walker is a gaffe machine; Crooked Timber - Hannah Arendt meets Mel Brooks. blogenfreude blogs at and hopes Leonard Nimoy's tube finds a Class M planet where he can regenerate. RIP Mr. Spock.

South Carolina College Bans Homosexuality After Athletes Come Out as Gay

Erskine College banned same-sex relationships because it isn’t part of “God’s intended design.” A rural South Carolina college is attempting to ban homosexuality among its students after two of the school’s volleyball players came out as gay. Show More Summary

Jeff Skinner looking like a star once again

With six goals in his last eight games, the Carolina forward is looking like his old young self again. The start of Jeff Skinner's professional career was almost too good to be true. After being drafted seventh overall by the Carolina...Show More Summary

NC Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Re-Cooked Pulled Pork

A Salmonella outbreak in North Carolina this past fall that sickened dozens of people has been linked to re-cooked pulled pork served at a church conference. According to news reports published Friday, the problem was probably smoked Boston butt prepared overnight by a member of the Living Word Tabernacle Church in Bessemer City, NC, and then re-cooked the... Continue Reading

N. Carolina officials: Sex between lobbyists and lawmakers has ‘no monetary value’

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Officials in North Carolina handed down a ruling that attempts to clarify rules regarding “consensual sexual relations” between lobbyists and state lawmakers. But critics contend that it leaves the door open for third-party arranged liaisons. As WFAE-FM reported on Wednesday, the State...

SOME STUFFS: Alright ready to release new 7? EP and do a week of shows

They are Alright, and not just a way to say this group is alright, that’s their name and they’re from Charlotte, North Carolina. Featuring current and former members of It Looks Sad and Late Bloomer, they will be releasing an EP this spring through the Negative Fun and Self Aware labels, a split effort that […]

Lawsuit Challenges Unconstitutional Discrimination Against Humanist Inmates in North Carolina Prison System

Yesterday, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of prisoner Kwame Jamal Teague. Teague is a Humanist who's currently serving time at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton, North Carolina. Show More Summary

Christian School With Openly Gay Student Athletes Issues Vague Statement Condemning Homosexuality

Drew Davis and Juan Varona are two openly gay volleyball players at Erskine University, a private Christian school in South Carolina. Their sexual orientation hasn't been a secret -- it has even been publicized -- but the players have...Show More Summary

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