Beam me up Scotty

Picture Captain James T. Kirk on the floor of the NC General Assembly. He flips open his communicator and says, “Beam me up Scotty. There’s no intelligent life here.”

Of course, real Trekkies know Captain Kirk never uttered those words in any episode. But if this scene were ever shot, Raleigh would be an appropriate place. Rep. Earl Jones (D-Guilford) has introduced HB 1623 to use your tax dollars to establish a Star Fleet Academy Complex at NCA&T. The Civitas Institutes ranks this as their Bad Bill of the Week.