We'll start with some cause & effect:
For the first time since taking office Pat McCrory has a negative approval rating at 40/49. Down net 15 from June: http://t.co/W1uhkN7ZqE
— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) July 16, 2013
The question is, when the Tarheel Taliban realizes their popularity is sliding quickly as people start noticing what's really happening, will they follow the example of other tyrants by concealing their activities and cracking down (even more) on troublemakers, or will they change their ways? I think you know the answer to that one.
— Pricey Harrison (@priceyharrison) July 16, 2013
Spent a little time yesterday at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, and I overheard a father telling his three little children, "All of this area right here used to be underwater." I thought about telling them a lot of that area would be underwater again relatively soon, but I didn't want to scare the kids. Think about that for a moment.
— Gordon Smith (@gordondsmith) July 16, 2013
Well, that sucks. I was planning to drive my mom up there sometime this Summer. Fix it!
— NC House Republicans (@NCHouseGOP) July 16, 2013
Yeah, they all agree that rich white guys aren't rich enough yet, and poor multicolored peoples aren't poor enough yet. They also agree that having a boat can be a hassle, especially a really big boat, but it's definitely worth it.
— WRAL Gov't Coverage (@NCCapitol) July 9, 2013
More money! When will you people learn that there's a limit, and we can't keep spending money we don't have on wasteful government programs that do nothing to help the economy! Damn social engineers, always coming up with poorly-researched ideas to "fix" society. Government needs to stay out of our lives!
— Jon Hardister (@JonHardister) July 16, 2013
And here's the part Republicans don't want to talk about:
— Together NC (@togethernc) July 16, 2013
And considering we're entering another election cycle, there's no doubt that many of those 20% will be investing some of that savings back into the public sector, in the form of campaign contributions. You have to admit, the timing of this tax "reform" is pretty damned clever.
— YRs Harnett County (@YoungHarnettRep) July 16, 2013
Wrong. It impacts the business tax climate, which is only one of several metrics used to rate the overall climate. And many of those other metrics will suffer under this. Say goodbye to the top ten. And maybe the top twenty.
— Charlotte Observer (@theobserver) July 16, 2013
In case you haven't been following this airport grab story, the City of Charlotte proposed a compromise which would surrender much of the operational authority to the new entity. I could have told them it wouldn't work, because it's not operational efficiency they want, it's all the dollars. And now everybody knows this, but it won't make a difference to those drunk with power in Raleigh.
— Craig Jarvis (@CraigJ_NandO) July 16, 2013
Don't know if this is because the House thinks it's too gunny, or not gunny enough. Whatever, if it will kill this crazy idea, I'll take it.
— Rob Schofield (@Rob_Schofield) July 16, 2013
Yes, the out-of-control NCGA is doing more than redistributing wealth and controlling uteri. They're also continuing their assault on public schools. I just watched Jerry Tillman whining about charters not getting enough funding (from taxpayers) to construct their new dubious institutions. Expect that to change in the near future.
On that exasperating note, it's time for some Onion:
Clear Theme Of Obedient Children Emerging In Father’s Bedtime Stories http://t.co/tetIvx0W9H
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 10, 2013
Okay, that was pretty funny, but we need more on parenting:
In Focus | This Space Camp Looks A Lot Like Fat Camp http://t.co/nEt9va9D1D
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 11, 2013