Hurricane photo ops:
— Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (@LtGovDanForest) September 17, 2018
You should be coordinating your efforts with the Governor, but instead you're touring with Franklin Graham's charity express. Your entire career has been one big campaign event after another, and you should be ashamed. And so should your Legislative buddies:
NC Republicans have slashed the budgets of watchdog agencies and rolled back regulations on polluters. Now, coal ash ponds, hog waste lagoons, and toxic superfund sites are all in danger of polluting our water. #ncpol #flo #cleanwaterhttps://t.co/MByipfCJWX
— Progress NC Action (@ProgressNow_NC) September 17, 2018
Forty percent. That's how much Republicans have cut from DENR/DEQ's staff since they took over the General Assembly. And then they had the gall to complain about slow responses. Talk about irony.
— JohnLockeFoundation (@JohnLockeNC) September 17, 2018
I really don't care what CEOs have to say about "personalizing" care for patients. They have presided over a massive increase in the costs of health care over the last few decades, plunging our country into a crisis and causing the deaths of thousands, who couldn't afford what the 1% takes for granted. They should be worried about losing their gravy train when we eventually enact universal healthcare, but they brought it on themselves.
— C. Peters (@CeePeters) September 17, 2018
Pay attention, dipshit. She is no longer "unknown," and Kavanaugh is no longer defensible:
#mepolitics #nhpolitics #vtpoli #mapoli #ncpol #gapolitics #copolitics #capolitics #alpolitics @latimes#63Women backed off-were aware of sexual attack when signed GOP letter!
Will #Kavanaugh voluntarily take a lie test too?
A refusal is very telling https://t.co/fCH37kG00O
— HollisCenter (@HollisCenterME) September 17, 2018
Republicans are so transparent sometimes. I wonder how long they've had that list of 65 female "supporters"? In order to compile that, they would need to have started working on it weeks (if not months) ago, meaning some of the people who were pushing the Kavanugh nomination knew about what he did and were trying to cover it up. Disgusting.
— MK Fletcher (@marykfletch) September 17, 2018
It's hard to believe Cherie Berry is still in office, after all the ways she's abandoned NC workers:
The labor department guidance says that because North Carolina is an “at-will” employment state, an “employer can hire or discharge employees at the will of the employer for any reason or no reason at all.”
The state advises that an employer can “simply inform its employees that they must report to work whenever the business is open regardless of the weather conditions or road conditions.”
Workers who want to avoid being fired for not working during a hurricane can ask their employer to create a written “adverse weather policy” specifying when they won’t be expected to be on the job, the guidance said.
Yeah, they can "ask" for that policy until they're blue in the face. But in the absence of a labor union and a Labor Secretary who actually cares about workers, workers have no power whatsoever to force the issue.
Update to our tweet this A.M. New USPS data show recovery of postal service in NE NC counties (except Bertie); south still impacted. Zip codes w/ closed post offices are down from 320 Saturday to 226 today, but now include Chapel Hill's main PO. #ncpolhttps://t.co/MFEDpt44LJ pic.twitter.com/yAw8MCXwwo
— NC-GoVote (@NC_GoVote) September 17, 2018
Yeesh. That says more about the devastation than a hundred pictures of flooded streets. Thank goodness the state is stepping in to mail out absentee ballots to military and overseas folks:
State elections board expected to release Tuesday names of counties unable to mail absentee ballots to military and overseas voters due to Hurricane Florence complications. https://t.co/GsvqyHD0Lp #ncga #ncpol
— Dan Way (@danway_carolina) September 18, 2018
Don't say I never post anything positive coming from the Art Pope network. "Once in a blue moon" maybe, but not never...
— NC Zero (@NC_Zero) September 18, 2018
James O'Keefe is still running around loose? That boy needs to be in a padded cell...
— John Cole (@ColeToon) September 18, 2018
That pretty much sums it up. And if they get it passed, it will guarantee a lifetime of hefty campaign donations from people they've made even wealthier.
On that contemptible note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) September 17, 2018
Now that right there is funny...