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littlemissmartypants

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I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

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Keith Haring, documentary

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Dec 14, 2019, 02:20 PM (2 replies)

Tinariwen, Amadjar



Tinariwen (Tamasheq: ⵜⵏⵔⵓⵏ, with vowels ⵜⵉⵏⴰⵔⵉⵡⵉⵏ, pronounced tinariwen "deserts", plural of ténéré "desert"[1]) is a group of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band was formed in 1979[2] in Tamanrasset, Algeria, but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s.[3] The group first started to gain a following outside the Sahara region in 2001 with the release of The Radio Tisdas Sessions, and with performances at Festival au Désert in Mali[4] and the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.[5] Their popularity rose internationally with the release of the critically acclaimed Aman Iman in 2007. NPR calls the group "music's true rebels",[6] AllMusic deems the group's music "a grassroots voice of rebellion",[7] and Slate calls the group "rock 'n' roll rebels whose rebellion, for once, wasn't just metaphorical".[8]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinariwen
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Dec 13, 2019, 08:07 PM (0 replies)

Bobby Gentry, Ode to Billy Jo

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Dec 5, 2019, 12:43 PM (1 replies)

But it's not all bad either.

The plaintiffs could still appeal to the North Carolina Supreme Court, and although its 6-1 Democratic majority is no guarantee of success, there could still be hope for a more favorable outcome based on what happened in 2016: A federal court struck down the GOP's original gerrymander in February of that year, and it was redrawn that month, with the primary being delayed until June. The state court in this most recent case cited the desire to avoid disrupting the March 2020 primary schedule, but officials could theoretically delay the primary if that ruling were overturned on appeal.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ALSO:


House Dems just got a ‘huge insurance policy’ to help them keep their majority: elections analystPublished 9 hours ago on December 2, 2019By Brad Reed

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/house-dems-just-got-a-huge-insurance-policy-to-help-them-keep-their-majority-elections-analyst/

Under this new plan, Dems are virtually guaranteed to pick up #NC02 (Raleigh) and #NC06 (Greensboro/Winston-Salem). This is a huge insurance policy for Speaker Pelosi/Dems' 17-seat majority - before the 2020 election even starts.

Technically, House Rs need to pick up 19 seats (counting Rep. Justin Amash (I)'s #MI03) to win the majority back in 2020.

But this new NC map & four R retirements from majority non-white districts mean they may actually need to flip 25+ Dem seats.

That's huge for Dems.



You can read more in the Wasseran Twitter thread starting here:

https://twitter.com/Redistrict/status/1201566864784199681?s=19


Breaking: NC court rules new GOP-drawn cong. map will stand. New map replaces current 10R-3D plan w/ an 8R-5D breakdown. But, ruling will disappoint Dems, who sued for additional opportunities.

*Dems could still appeal to NC Supreme Court but candidate filing opens today. https://t.co/6KTQRpLpyN
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Dec 3, 2019, 02:35 AM (1 replies)
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