Tuesday Twitter roundup

More big-government bullying on the schedule for today:

Pay close attention to the short title:

AN ACT TO reduce identity theft by increasing penalties for the manufacture or sale of counterfeit documents; to CREATe a REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION AGAINST THE PRETRIAL RELEASE OF CERTAIN UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS; AND TO ENACT A PENALTY FOR CITIES AND COUNTIES THAT VIOLATE STATE LAWS RELATED TO SANCTUARY CITIES.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

PART I. SHORT TITLE

SECTION 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "The Citizens Protection Act of 2017."

Not in my name, you don't. It's bad enough that Trump has our friends and neighbors terrified, but bullying cities into becoming a part of the nightmare is exactly what Hitler did in Poland and other countries. Disgusting.

Of course he is. He hasn't had this much fun screwing people over since he left Congress.

And there's a lot of ground to make up, thanks to Pat's two idiot DEQ Secretaries.

Not sure about Hanes, but Ken Goodman doesn't give a hoot what LGBT folks think, or feel, or suffer from, or anything else. All he cares about is playing the odds, and the odds tell him he can throw those people under the bus and nothing bad will happen to him. He needs to be Primaried with a vengeance, before he does any further damage to LGBT people and the Party itself.

David Rouzer needs to be rolled back...

I'll tell you what the Republicans (and probably a few Democrats) are afraid of: Somebody running as "Unaffiliated" for judge would probably win hands-down, because people don't like partisan judges. This desire on the part of the GOP to put roadblocks in their way should be proof enough they're making a mistake, but critical thinking has never been one of their assets, so...

This is why the draft proposal got "lost" for several days, because they knew it was a rabid dog waiting to bite them.

The lack of logic involved is painful:

Republican Rep. Kyle Hall of King, one sponsor, says his bill is a “safeguard,” that campuses will be more secure if people can carry guns around. That’s absurd, and the claims that some shootings such as the one at Virginia Tech in 2007 could have been stopped if others had been armed don’t work. That killer had serious mental health issues. And police in university towns are the only ones who should have guns on campuses, which “need to be a place for learning,” says Becky Ceartas, head of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence.

Hall’s measure came, he said, after a concealed-carry permit holder asked why he couldn’t carry his gun while attending classes at Appalachian State in Boone. Rather than introduce legislation to accommodate the permit holder, Hall could have said, “Because that’s the way the university wants it, and the university makes the rules.”

Okay, it's a stupid and dangerous idea, but what may be even worse: He decides to write a law after one person mentions something to him? Dude is bound to have tens of thousands of constituents, and his office probably gets multiple calls and e-mails every day about serious problems, but he's dumb enough to admit that one person started this ball rolling? Until NC's voters start paying attention and using their own logical approach to how their elected officials operate, we're going to continue to have idiotic legislation like this.

You know, there's comes a point when your self-promotion begins to verge on pure narcissism, and that point was way back there behind you. Get help.

On that sad note, here's your Onion:

Tee hee...

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The core of the matter

No matter how they argue it, the merging of those two boards and the changes in how members are selected is purely a power-grab, and it's obvious to everybody in the room.