Tuesday Twitter roundup

Now the new standard operating procedure:

They would not do that unless there was something in the Legislation they didn't want people to have time to ponder...

It takes a special kind of stupid to be proud of Lindsey Graham these days.

Of course they don't care. These kids don't write campaign checks, or even vote, for that matter. For all practical purposes, they simply don't exist in Burr's & Tillis' world.

Proving once again that Barack Obama is probably the smartest President we've ever had.

Lol! That is nothing short of brilliant.

Oh, that is rich, right there. The only time Pope's puppets admit the damages associated with burning coal is when they're bashing electric cars. In all other cases, it's "cheap and plentiful!" Shallow, very shallow.

Good deal. And before anybody says anything about the timing being unfortunate or possibly counterproductive, just don't. It's always the right time for equality.

Prime example, Phil Berger Jr rubber-stamping the contamination of zoned and protected wetlands. These guys just can't be trusted, with anything.

I heartily endorse this message:

The NAACP has officially asked the Governor, lawmakers and the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement in three different letters to extend the voter registration deadline by at least three business days in the affected counties — Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Montgomery, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Wayne and Wilson.

The organization has also asked to extend the absentee ballot deadline for hurricane-impacted counties to 5 p.m. the day prior to Election Day and to allow local churches and community organizations to assist hurricane-impacted voters in obtaining, preparing and submitting absentee ballots. And finally, they have asked for early voting and Election Day accommodations for certain communities.

None of these are outrageous requests. And while they might cause more work, complicate the process a certain amount, the result will be an easier and less complicated route for these people to vote. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

I am genuinely amazed at how much energy this campaign has generated. It bodes well for turnout, in my opinion, because it doesn't get much wonkier than amending the Constitution. If you can get people interested in a "thing" as opposed to a living, breathing candidate, it means they are paying attention.

If you were expecting common-sense ideas from the NC GOP, I've got a bridge you might be interested in...

Yeah, that's not helpful at all. People are notorious for not being able to self-critique, and older Democrats are usually the worst at that:

The debate over whether North Carolina is a “blue,” “purple,” or “red” state politically can hardly be answered by one survey. Voting patterns change from election to election. We wanted to know the
ideological composition of North Carolina, as revealed by their response to the question of whether they considered themselves to be conservative, moderate, or liberal. The results indicated that North Carolina is a Center-Right state with 46.5 percent of respondents calling themselves “conservative,” only 15.7 percent referring to themselves as “moderate,” and 35.8 percent using the “liberal” label.

Among the different groups, not surprisingly, Democrats were more liberal than conservative and Republicans were the opposite. However, 26.3 percent of Democrats referred to themselves as “conservatives” and 10.2 percent of Republicans self-labeled themselves as liberals. Of the other groups, the most liberal were Millennial voters, as well as African Americans, the most education, and those who live in urban areas. Conversely, whites, those with the highest incomes, and rural North Carolinians considered themselves more conservative.

When you're polling across the age spectrum, people have different definitions for words like "conservative" and "liberal." Especially when it comes to applying those definitions to themselves. But I guess we'll see in November.

On that inscrutable note, here's your Onion:

This happens to me Every. Single. Time.



Bonus Onion:

Irredeemable. As in, you can wave him over a cashier's register scanner and get nothing taken off your grocery bill. But it appears this toad has finally decided to retire, probably because he knows he will never be able to surpass his misogynistic accomplishment of ushering Bret Fucking Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court.