Only the best people:
Republicans just advanced the judicial nomination of 36 year-old Allison Jones Rushing for the 4th Circuit (NC). She has practiced law for just 9 years, only tried 4 cases to verdict or judgment in her career (none as lead counsel), and isn’t even a member of the NC bar.
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) March 4, 2019
That won't stop Burr & Tillis from gushing about her "long and distinguished career," or some such nonsense.
— Brent Woodcox (@BrentWoodcox) March 4, 2019
I agree with Brent (gasp!), and I would also add: This situation is confusing enough without adding poorly thought-out and highly unlikely scenarios. Even if it was legally viable (which is doubtful), the Board of Elections applied enough pressure on Mark Harris to scare him away from trying again. The idea they would even be interested in forcing him to run is ludicrous.
— Thomas Mills (@tmillsNC) March 4, 2019
It makes sense. White man should be able to screw anything he wants and get away with it, because anything short of that is an attack on his freedom to dominate. Or something. Also, I really don't understand women (apparently), because that dude makes dog poop on a stick seem attractive in comparison. I'm like, "Why? Why would you do that?"
— Voter Integrity (@VoteChecker) March 4, 2019
You really are an idiot, you know that? Gerrymandering is the biggest threat to election integrity that exists, but you're just mad because people are beginning to realize that. The word "hypocrite" just doesn't cover it...
— Action NC (@Action_NC) March 4, 2019
Roger that. We can talk about the economic benefits too, but saving lives should be message #1.
Early voting period for CD9 May 14 primary will be Wednesday April 24 through Friday May 10 (none Saturday May 11 as the final Saturday repealed in 2018 effective 1/1/2019). Vote by mail in CD9 starts March 29. /8 #NCpol
— Gerry Cohen (@gercohen) March 4, 2019
Smart move. Starting early voting 11 days from now (like we thought) would have been crazy...
— Angela (@AdavisWilliams) March 4, 2019
Not surprising, but you would think Duke was smart enough to keep it farther away from their headquarters.
— Anna Johnson (@Anna_M_Johnson) March 4, 2019
I'm sure they've got more important things to do than worry about who slung some sheets over a couple statues. But go ahead, waste the taxpayers' money.
— JDerry (@but3755) March 4, 2019
I just gave myself a headache trying to decipher that ignorant nonsense...
— Davis Webb (@DavisWebb15) March 4, 2019
Okay, I must be having a stroke or something, because I can't make sense out of any of these guys...
The cost to replace/train 56% of DMV’s workforce will be huge, yet another in a long list of hidden costs not being disclosed to taxpayers. @NCDOT says "It's not going to be shared with the Council of State because it's not specific to the vote." #ncpol https://t.co/J3EeGQNpof
— Robert Broome (@RobBroomeNC) March 5, 2019
It's definitely a bad idea, but hopefully the Council of State will throw the brakes on.
— Monkeytime (@tmorman) March 5, 2019
Not sure what motivated this string of Tweets, other than the fact that not enough mainstream Democrats have defended Omar. But they are flirting heavily with a few logical fallacies...
— Rep. Julie von Haefen (@juliefornc) March 5, 2019
A little history:
There was a time in this country when the ERA was something that seemed assured of becoming enshrined in our Constitution as the 27th Amendment. After winning final approval by the U.S. Senate in 1972 by a vote of 84-8 (the House had passed it a year earlier), the ERA was quickly ratified by 30 of the necessary 38 states within a year. Unfortunately, thanks in part to an arbitrary seven-year time limit on ratification attached by Congress to the original legislation (later extended by three years) and an anti-feminist backlash spearheaded by the religious right, the measure came up just short.
By the 1982 deadline, 35 states had ratified the amendment – not including, of course, North Carolina. Though many experts have questioned the constitutional validity of the artificial time limit, little concrete action has taken place on the amendment in the ensuing decades – little, that is, until the onset of the Trump presidency.
With the rise of the misogynist-in-chief and the #MeToo movement, the amendment has enjoyed a spirited and long overdue revival and two new states – Illinois and Nevada – have added their names to the list of states voting for ratification. This means that only one more state is needed to reach the 38-state threshold. The dirty baker’s dozen of non-ratifiers at present: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia.
That's a list that North Carolina would do well to erase itself from. On that hopeful note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 4, 2019
Yeah, we used to say guys like this were on the "six year plan" for that four year degree...