Standing up for environmental justice:
— pilzvolk (@pilzvolk) August 14, 2018
We need to see something like this happening every week (or day).
— Stamp NC Blue (@StampNCBlue) August 13, 2018
Just an observation: The two worst counties, with the highest opioid abuse rates, were Lee and Stanly Counties, both big Republican strongholds. So much for that "inner city drug problem" constantly touted by the GOP...
Did you hear about #DNC accepting #FossilFuels? I will never accept #WallStreet money. #NoACP #CoalAsh #GreenParty #Cannabis #NC13 #Hemp #Cbd #MedicareForAll #HR676 #NCPol #BlackLivesMatter #Robert4District13 #DukeEnergy #SoGSO #Trump
DONATE HERE: https://t.co/nSOVINozSu… pic.twitter.com/ykxeGPXsC0
— Robert Corriher (@Corriher4Dist13) August 13, 2018
Working hard to send Ted Budd back to Congress. With friends like this, Progressives might just want to take a short walk off an even shorter pier...
— John Drescher (@john_drescher) August 13, 2018
Added to the long list of things I would kick myself in the pants for if it were physically possible. I was just there a few months ago renewing my license, and when the lady asked me about Real ID, I was like, "meh, I'll do it later." Idiot.
After eight years of pro-growth economic reforms including tax and regulatory relief by Republican lawmakers, North Carolina continues to attract cutting-edge employers. #ncpol #ncga pic.twitter.com/68wjLMniwU
— Debra Conrad (@RepDebraConrad) August 13, 2018
Yeah, that's great. A bunch of entry-level distribution jobs to replace those higher-paying jobs we're losing because VF Corporation is moving its headquarters from Greensboro to Colorado. Much more "winning" like that and we'll be admired by the entire 3rd World.
“Wacky Omarosa, who I personally hired at least 4 times...*•
— Angry WH Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) August 13, 2018
Tee hee. I love Angry White House Staffer...
If the courts didn't stop legislatures from changing the rules in the middle of an election, they could change the rules for absentee voters, or they could change voter registration rules after ballots were already cast, Ghosh says #ncga #ncpol
— Melissa Boughton (@mel_bough) August 13, 2018
There's a whole lotta truth in that. That would fit the GOP's profile perfectly.
She is leaving #NCHD37. John Adcock (R) is the Republican running to succeed her in a tweaked version of the district. He faces Sydney Batch (D) in a closely watched contest this Fall. Will he be appointed to fill out her remaining term? #NCGA #NCPOL https://t.co/4N7C61KeJU
— Jonathan Kappler (@jonathankappler) August 13, 2018
If so, that will be the shortest Legislative career ever, because Sydney Batch is going to thrash him in November. I know these things, because I was in a horrible accident with a milk truck, and when I woke up...Oh wait, that's the Dead Zone. Whatever, I still know these things.
— Kevin Rogers (@kevinjohnrogers) August 13, 2018
When policy ignores reality:
According to Bivens, co-author of the EPI report, work requirement policies “reflect this idea that what keeps low-wage workers from finding steady work is their own motivation—rather than failures in the labor market and economy around them.” Indeed, Whitmore Schanzenbach, co-author of the CBPP report, says that the issue “is not really the limitations of the people [affected by work requirements]. It’s the type of jobs that they’re in.”
The CBPP report analyzed what the labor market is like for people who are most likely to use SNAP and Medicaid. This includes workers with limited formal education, especially women, and workers in specific occupations.
For this group, wages have been stagnant for decades. Job tenure is unstable, and unemployment rates are higher. Nonetheless, nearly all had worked in the previous year for at least 20 weeks.
Facts don't matter in an administration where fiction rules the day.
— Progress NC Action (@ProgressNow_NC) August 13, 2018
The Ku Klux Klan has been active to one extent or another in North Carolina for over 150 years, mainly because idiots like this have downplayed their significance. Ignoring bigotry and hatred doesn't make it go away, it just leaves marginalized people defenseless.
It's striking that GOP leadership won't even acknowledge good faith on the part of former Gov. Jim Martin. Their first instinct is to attack and be misleading about what he said. Don't they know they lose that credibility fight every time? #ncpol
— Sen. Jeff Jackson (@JeffJacksonNC) August 13, 2018
They hate it even more when fellow Republicans call them out, because then they can't whine about Liberal plots and such.
@mel_bough reports: Anglin, Edwards can keep their party labels: Wake County judge rejects legislature's last-minute rule change on candidate party affiliation https://t.co/CjsbMoAs14 #ncpol #ncga #ncgov #nccourts
— Rob Schofield (@Rob_Schofield) August 13, 2018
It's time for me to exit the ncpol feed, before the right-wing Twits lose their minds over this, time for some Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 13, 2018
Meh, it happens... :)