Tag:parody

  • PARODY: Solar farms, vineyards entwine to promote agritourism

    The North Carolina Solar Power Association is battling the perception that utility-scale solar installations, also called solar farms, are “just plain ugly,” the group’s spokeswoman, Caitlyn Vines, told Carolina Journal. The group announced a two-phase campaign, named “Sun to Sip,” linking the state’s solar farms with its vineyards and wineries.

  • PARODY: UNC study leads to cancellation of football programs

    Moved to action by a recently published study from UNC-Chapel Hill professor Andrew Reynolds, football coaches at colleges and universities across North Carolina — with a few exceptions — have asked the NCAA to dissolve their football programs and shift funding and resources to basketball. The study ranked North Carolina’s…

  • PARODY: Radical overhaul proposed for Council of State races

    In an attempt to prevent a repeat of the disruption and delays that ensued in this year’s governor’s race, General Assembly leaders plan to introduce a constitutional amendment that would allow Council of State candidates to choose, in order of their vote totals, which one of the 10 positions they prefer,…

  • PARODY FLASHBACK: ACC plans move to Bristol, Conn., as response to H.B. 2

    Editor’s note: With the announcement that the NCAA will move seven national championship events from North Carolina because House Bill 2 remains part of state law, and the Atlantic Coast Conference considering its own response, we chose to repeat an eerily prescient parody from the August 2016 print edition of Carolina Journal. …

  • PARODY: ABC trucks to address N.C. ‘booze deserts’

    The Legislative Research Commission’s Committee on Booze Desert Zones recently concluded that nearly 28.3 percent of North Carolinians lack adequate access to hard liquor. To remedy this, the legislative commission has recommended that a state-run fleet of trucks traveling through alcohol-deprived areas selling bottles of state-controlled hooch may be the best…

  • PARODY: N.C. Democratic delegates plan soft drink offensive

    A contentious issue is bubbling up between North Carolina’s 121 delegates to the Democratic National Convention and national party leaders, and it has nothing to with Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders No, it’s not politics at issue, but soft drinks. North Carolina’s national convention-goers are notorious for imbibing soft drinks,…

  • PARODY: Perdue Calls For Cancellation of 2016 Elections

      Former Gov. Beverly Perdue unveils her plan to cancel the 2016 elections. (CJ spoof photo) Former Gov. Beverly Perdue, a Democrat, has been working privately with members of the state’s Republican General Assembly majority to cancel the 2016 elections, Carolina Journal has learned. It’s a revival of…

  • PARODY: McCrory and Roberts Offered ‘Naked and Afraid’ Appearance

    Seeking to capitalize on the national debate over bathroom protocol for transgendered people, producers of the hit Discovery Channel survival series “Naked and Afraid” have offered Gov. Pat McCrory and Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts an episode of their own. “This would be a very special episode,” said a show staffer…

  • PARODY: GOP Plan Puts Real Choice in Congressional Elections

    In the event federal judges throw out the latest North Carolina congressional district maps, a group of Republicans in the General Assembly has devised a plan that allows voters to cast their ballot for any state congressional candidate, even if the voter lives in another congressional district, according to sources.