In case you've been living under a rock:
— CommonCauseNC (@CommonCauseNC) May 8, 2018
Don't be the voter who lets "them" figure out who should run in November. You are them.
— Dan Forest (@DanForestNC) May 7, 2018
Leave it to an idiot like Dan Forest to be "impressed" by somebody whose main claim to fame is promoting professional wrestling. Ever seen that movie Idiocracy? Because we're halfway there already.
— MaryBe McMillan (@marybemcmillan) May 7, 2018
Without the removal of the Elevator Queen, that ain't going to happen.
— Jonathan Kappler (@jonathankappler) May 7, 2018
You mean other than stupidity? Nope. Your rule of thumb is correct. The only other reason for an incumbent to do that is if there is a big-money push-back against them, as in the Wake Commissioner race.
Hate runs in North Carolina as Democrat Redwood City California native, MARC TIEGEL reaches out to Anti-NC hate groups, impuning #NC veterans & quoting racist black supremacist Ta-Nahsi Coates, hoping to win with support of the fanatic leftist. #NCNEWS #NCPOL #NC08 #NC8 #NCvotes pic.twitter.com/lU2tPRuSj5
— NC Zero (@NC_Zero) May 7, 2018
You left out the "g," it's "impugning." And you left out your brain with the rest of that deafening dog-whistle...
— Dan Way (@danway_carolina) May 7, 2018
Don't know about that, but it wouldn't surprise me. I do know that "pontificating" from the bench increases greatly during judicial election seasons, and most of that seems to come from conservative judges. I've "sat in" a couple of times to try and gauge just how racist sentencing is, and I've never seen such pedagogical self-promotion aside from maybe used car salesmen. Maybe.
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) May 7, 2018
Yeah, I've tried to explain to some of my (Liberal) friends who are advocates of cursive that this movement is more about GOP desires to wind back the clock in schools than it is a defense of proper written communications, but then I get the, "Sometimes they're right!" argument. We'll see about that when we're back to totally segregated schools and 9 year-olds working in factories and coal mines.
— ncFortyEight (@ncFortyEight) May 7, 2018
Not sure demonizing teachers is the best way to approach this issue...
— John Drescher (@john_drescher) May 7, 2018
Take notes, people:
Regardless of whether it results in legislative action — as protests did in Oklahoma and Arizona — allowing teachers a penalty-free day in Raleigh gives them an opportunity to be a part of something bigger instead of feeling isolated and frustrated at home. It's one thing for CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox and the school board to voice their support for employees. It's something different to show you care, especially when doing so might be inconvenient for many.
That's what a good boss does. Wilcox and the board got this one right. We hope all school districts follow suit.
See, that's how you call somebody out for a bad decision, without actually calling them out. Wake has 9 more days to get this one right.
That didn't take long:
Updated to include @NCHouseSpeaker Tim Moore saying May 16 is a bad time for teachers to protest & questioning whether #Red4Ed rally is orchestrated by Democrats. @SenatorBerger points to #NCGA pay raises for teachers under GOP control. #nced #ncpol https://t.co/yNb3K1VPVC
— Keung Hui (@nckhui) May 7, 2018
In case you're wondering what difference closing the school makes for teachers taking a personal day: If the school remains open, they have to pay a $50 penalty to help cover the cost of a substitute. Which is monumentally stupid, as far as I'm concerned. It amounts to that teacher being a part-time employer, if you think about it, a "hire your own replacement"-type thing. Ludicrous.
Politico notes Chad Rhoades, counsel to Sen Tillis & Blair Ellis, deputy national press secretary for the RNC just got engaged. They met while working in the NC House for then-NC House Speaker Tillis. Congratulations to them! https://t.co/ZWH9gnbcMo #NCPOL
— Jonathan Kappler (@jonathankappler) May 8, 2018
Yeah, that's very romantic. In a worst-case scenario, where they stay together long enough to procreate, they can scare their grandchildren with pictures of them standing with Thom Tillis and other empty suits.
On that sad note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) May 7, 2018
You know, sometimes the Onion can be right on target...