In honor of Sunshine Week:
gwfrink3 11:40am via Web Violating open meetings law? RT @SarahOvaska @NCPolicyWatch reporter @LindsayWagnerNC kicked out of meeting of #NCGA members & schl supers
The only reason they would do that is because whatever they're planning to talk about is going to be couched in misleading terms which could be easily unraveled to expose their true intent. Not good.
McDonaldsETN 10:24am via Web
RT if you've ever helped devour a 40 piece Chicken McNuggets with your best friend! #imlovinit
Okay, I have snarfed up the last few McNuggets that my children passed over because they were shaped even more wrong than normal or had some (apparently) dark meat lurking under the crispy exterior. But that's because I'm a cheap bastard who hates to pay for food and then throw it away, not because the weird little things tasted good. Okay, they tasted good, but that still wasn't the reason.
NCPDispatch 9:39am via Web How come we can't be against something and that be it? Just because someone opposes you doesn't mean you're being 'attacked' #ncga #ncpol
Um, yes, it does. While the word "attack" is more often associated with a military tactic and has its etymological roots in such, the meaning has expanded to include actively opposing someone else. The key word there is "actively". You can be opposed to something or someone and remain passive (holding back approval or support). But when you take steps to actively oppose, you are attacking.
Just an added note to readers: like any bully, the GOP and its active supporters don't like to be called out for attacking people that are easy to sympathize with, because it exposes them for cowardly bastards that they are.
timothypeck 10:39am via TweetDeck YAY! /“HB150 takes away power of citizens to say what they want their community to look like,” Mayor McFarlane. newsobserver.com/2013/03/18/276… #ncga
This former BlueNC troll and all-around misogynistic jerkwad has been gleefully trumpeting much of the bad shit that Republicans have been pulling in Raleigh, and especially his idol Tim Moffitt. He's been cheerleading every effort to strip away the powers of Asheville's duly elected government, and I have a feeling his contempt for those citizens is rooted mainly in spite, over a lost election that didn't have a snowball's chance in hell in the first place:
What about Asheville's relationship with Raleigh. Do you see ways it could be improved?
Yes, that can always be improved. Ever since I've been living in Asheville, we've had all sorts of conflicts with Raleigh because we didn't have home rule.
I know we've had a power shift in Raleigh, but I don't see that that's changed things all that much. We've still had a lot of heavy-handed stuff coming from Raleigh, and that's the way it's been set up.
I'd like to see more local rule. I don't know if that's going to improve our relationship with Raleigh. But I'd like to be persuasive on that score.
That's right, a complete and utter reversal from then to now. The only thing that would cause a sane person to flip-flop so extremely is an assload of money (doubtful) or hurt pride (likely). Understand, the only reason I included this little chapter is because guys who try to taunt and/or intimidate women using sexist language piss me off. A lot.
NCCapitol 11:59am via Web #ncga House Transportation: Helmet law repeal, plus bill to either adjust or remove speed governors on school buses. Watch live @ Wral .com
Because having really fast school buses will help propel students to greater achievement. If they make it to the school, that is...
You know, I really wanted to post something nice, some good news, as it were, but all I'm seeing is negativity. Maybe it's the people I'm following? Should I seek out a couple of fluffy bunnies and follow them? Anyway, here's your Onion:
“Punxsutawney Phil must suffer the consequences of his erroneous and poorly conceived forecast." http://onion.com/116Chxm