It’s a sad commentary as to how far things have fallen in North Carolina over the last five years that the state continues to be taken to the cleaners by the more open and forward thinking policies of…South Carolina. But the evidence continues to pile up.

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While North Carolina can’t get get Duke Energy to even clean up its own parking lot, South Carolina has long since embarked upon an effort to move all of its coal ash to lined landfills. When the battle over Atlantic Ocean offshore drilling took place, it was South Carolina’s Mark “Appalachian Trail” Sanford who actually helped lead the opposition, in stark contrast to Pat “Drill, baby drill!” McCrory.

And now, it’s happening again. Columbia’s The State newspaper reports that both Governor Nikki Haley and the state Chamber of Commerce are making their North Carolina counterparts look like neanderthals over the issue of LGBT discrimination:

“S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday that a proposed law to limit the bathrooms that transgender people can use is not needed.

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