Tuesday Twitter roundup

The truth will set us free:

Yep, not much to argue with right there...

Here's a couple of clues, "Front Row Marc": Adam Schiff is not only a duly-elected Representative, he also received his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law, and served as a prosecutor for the US Attorney, dealing with such issues as bringing to justice US government officials who broke vows (and laws) by selling classified information to Russia. You can't really get much better in the "cred" department, especially with this particular probe.

Roger Stone, on the other hand, is the exact opposite. He's spent most of his adult life making money by leveling baseless attacks on political opponents, and bringing crooks together so they can help each other rip off people.

And once again I'm forced to ask: Who in the hell thought having Marc Rotterman lead supposedly intelligent discussions about politics and policy on WUNC was a good idea? That was a rhetorical question, because nobody in their right mind would admit to that.

Um, no. We call it misinformation designed to mislead people into thinking the GOP actually cares about students, or their access to broadband:

“You can work on it during school, but you can’t study during school because you’re doing the work,” he said. “So when you go home you better have saved the screenshots of the information you needed or you have to go get some internet somewhere.”

The NC BRIGHT Future Project is a North Carolina initiative to provide high-speed internet access to people in rural areas in the state. The BRIGHT Futures Act was introduced to the General Assembly in February 2017 and was sponsored by 29 representatives from both parties.

The purpose of the act is to allow local governments to lease infrastructure to providers of wired and wireless internet. Sprinkle said the reason her father’s house had no internet was because it was too expensive for providers to build the required infrastructure for so few people.

The bill passed in the N.C. House and was referred to the N.C. Senate Committee on Rules and Operations on April 21, 2017. No action has been taken since then. The bill has not been reintroduced since the legislative session convened Wednesday.

Not only are the students denied access to the Internet when they go home, but so are their parents. And people who don't have kids, or kids who have graduated, or (fill in the blank). When your lawmakers are in the pocket of corporate telecom providers, you are just shit out of luck.

Okay, I agree wholeheartedly with Justice Jackson on this, but I'm a lot more curious how she feels about the General Assembly appointing judges. Because absent some really independent thinking on this Republican's part, I will be voting for Anita Earls come November.

I believe you got the name of that bill wrong. Should be the Matthews "Bring Back Segregation" bill. You're welcome.

That would be today at 3:30. I'm not smart enough to compile all these Tweets and compose such clever commentary by starting on Tuesday morning. Plus, I'm not in the Army anymore, so I'm not going to get up at oh-dark-thirty to engage in rhetorical calisthenics. See? I wouldn't have even thought about rhetorical calisthenics if it was 5:15 a.m. and I was huddled over a cup of coffee. Then again, there may be such a thing as too much creativity...

Ah! So he's improving...

Riiight. So they must be just imagining their dire situation? Under some kind of "spell" cast by the evil Democrats? For all their twisting, conservative tax cut proponents can't escape the logical reality of their pending doom come November.

And that, in a nutshell, goes to the core of the NC GOP's inability to govern efficiently. We already had "co-teaching" back when we used teacher assistants (TAs) in K-3 classes, but Republicans decided they were not needed. So now we're using *two* salaried teachers in those classes, bumping the per-pupil cost up significantly. Nice work, BergerMoore. Any more "bright ideas" like that should be buried in some committee where they belong.

Am I the only one who feels sorry for Republican pets? Like they lost the rescue shelter or pet store lottery, and are serving a life sentence being careful where they drop a load in the back yard?

Fight poverty by cutting corporate taxes? What the actual #$%^ are you talking about? You know what, I don't want to know.

On that jarringly dissonant note, here's your Onion:

Yeah, nobody wants to hear that...



Why we have to win in November

Because our voices have been completely stifled.