"Face in the dirt" is very symbolic, I must say:
This is Maya Little. In May, she was arrested for throwing red paint on Silent Sam, a confederate statue at the University of North Carolina.
The school spent $390,000 a year to protect it.
Tonight, protesters ripped the whole thing down.#SilentSam pic.twitter.com/0wOgufW8Tv
— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) August 21, 2018
You know what? If they had moved that statue last year (or the year before that), it would not have come to this. The responsibility lies solely on the shoulders of those who can't stop fighting a war they lost 150 years ago, and those who were afraid to ruffle their feathers.
— Jason Fleeman (@fleemanjm) August 21, 2018
Nice try, dingus. But that's actually a statue moved into the Arkansas Capital in protest of them posting the Ten Commandments on a government building. And it is quite funny, frankly...
— Rep. Marcia Morey (@marciahmorey) August 21, 2018
Agree wholeheartedly. And thank you Rep. Morey for having the guts to come out early in support of this action. Nobody needs to feel ashamed of getting rid of symbols of oppression.
In a fundrausing email out this morning Republican incumbent George Holding (N-02) says he is trailing Democrat Linda Coleman by three points. I have asked previously to see the campaign's internal polling, but have so far been denied. #ncpol pic.twitter.com/AZyQnSJzhQ
— Jeff Tiberii (@j_tibs) August 20, 2018
Dude, he's a banker. Of course he's going to falsify reports to encourage more investments.
SEANC member Sekia Royall, 48, a food worker at Cherry state mental hospital in Goldsboro, received a projected $4,000 annual raise. Some will see as much as a 28% increase thanks to this. #ncga #ncpol https://t.co/AgpE3DAbJr
— SEANC (@SEANC2008) August 20, 2018
Another day, another "Stockholm Syndrome" post from the bootlickers at SEANC:
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper supports a minimum wage increase but hasn’t talked much about how high it should go. Cooper vetoed the state budget containing the $15 wage, in part because Republicans wouldn’t suspend planned tax cuts for the highest wage earners and for corporations.
Collective bargaining by North Carolina state workers is prohibited, but the State Employees Association and smaller North Carolina Public Service Workers Union have sought $15 per hour for years.
Association executive director Robert Broome pitched the idea to Republicans as a way to help workers living near the poverty level — currently $25,100 for a family of four — share the benefits of state GOP tax-and-spending policies that have resulted in revenue surpluses and corporation windfalls.
Broome said the association has a proud history backing those “who champion the issues and policies that are important to state employees and retirees, regardless of their political affiliation.”
SEANC also has a long history of ignoring deep budget cuts to Executive agencies enacted by Republicans, which have thinned the ranks of public employees considerably. But we won't talk about that...
"It’s difficult to draw a lot of competitive districts and gerrymandering in North Carolina exacerbates the problem that would have already existed.” On @FiveThirtyEight forecasts and competitive races in #ncpol: https://t.co/dwA0KKBYal
— Brian Murphy (@MurphinDC) August 20, 2018
I've just about had my fill of Nate Silver, thank you very much. There's a 99% likelihood that he will misread polling and statistics, and 100% likelihood that will piss me off.
Employment in North Carolina hits record; economist says job growth will continue, credits "strong business conditions" as pro-growth tax relief and regulatory reforms benefit families & businesses with unprecedented success. https://t.co/ZEuuCU8rJa #MoreGoodNews #ncpol
— Mark Shiver (@markshiver) August 20, 2018
I don't even have to look to know this is more of Mike Walden's GOP cheerleading. Talk about déjà f**king vu...
Plenty of blame to go around here. Ballot questions should have been clearer and Gov waited too long to act. Failure of leadership on both sides. Lt Gov Forest, where are you in this...? @RaleighReporter #ncpol#ncga https://t.co/SwhqqLT0Wa
— Andy Nilsson (@AndyNilssonNC) August 20, 2018
I'll tell you the same thing I told the author of this piece:
I am sick to death of Republicans who lie about the things they've done, and the reporters who give those lies equal time with the truth. Just stop, already.
— Bruce Thompson (@BTpolitics) August 20, 2018
Yes, and we need to move forward with it asap.
While in Kannapolis this morning, @LtGovDanForest sat down with the head of R&D for @StandardProcess - John Troup - to discuss general health issues in NC on the podcast “Wholistic Matters." Podcast should be released later this week on iTunes #ncpol pic.twitter.com/1mkN5oJX05
— Dan Forest (@DanForestNC) August 20, 2018
What the (actual) hell does an architect know about health outcomes? That was a rhetorical question, because this little sit-down has nothing to do with the subject material, and everything to do with blatant self-promotion.
“While I have three degrees, I am a firm believer that we place too much emphasis on baccalaureate degrees in this country,” says @virginiafoxx. See what else she had to say regarding @NCCommColleges, the PROSPER act, and more. @agranadoster #nced #ncpol https://t.co/SY00j2uarQ
— Mebane Rash (@Mebane_Rash) August 21, 2018
And she is the poster child for a wasted continuing education. She makes a box of rocks seem capable in comparison.
On that somewhat embarrassing note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 21, 2018
And after that it will be exclusively nagging, with an occasional invite to a really boring party.