For the hungry, the hits just keep on coming:
— Action NC (@Action_NC) September 17, 2013
This is another example of the GOP's bass-ackward approach to social problems. The number of people eligible for SNAP benefits has greatly increased, but that isn't because government is broken (TM), it's because we're only in the beginning stages of recovery from a not-seen-since-the-1930's level recession. Again, it ain't rocket science.
— NC Policy Watch (@NCPolicyWatch) September 17, 2013
The public charter school also paid nearly $10,000 in August to Hall for unused vacation and personal time. Hall denies any wrongdoing with the payment, and said it was owed to him after he announced he was leaving the charter school to make way for a new management group but well before the school’s board of directors made its Sept. 4 decision to shut down. Hall’s wife also serves as the board’s chairwoman.
I don't need to explain the forehead-smacking conflicts of interest in the above paragraph, other than to remind readers that the local school board wouldn't have even known such a conflict existed.
— Wes Wolfe (@WolfeReports) September 17, 2013
No, Sheriff Taylor actually worked for a living.
— Thomas Mills (@tmillsNC) September 17, 2013
Have you seen his tv commercial about VoterID? It may be a lack of objectivity on my part, but that look on his face promised a lot more evil was fighting to reach the surface, if only given half a chance. I'm almost afraid to dig too deep into the Bergermeister's true beliefs.
Speaking of true believers:
— di kele (@Pudingtane) September 17, 2013
— betseyross (@betseyross) September 17, 2013
Overwhelming evidence that someone's been peeing in the gene pool. What in the world are these idiots going to do when Obama's 2nd term is up and there's no longer a (gasp) black President? I'm sure they'll find another black man to whine about, but it just won't be the same.
Now an example of somebody actually doing something worthwhile:
— Margaret Wurth (@MargaretWurth) September 17, 2013
Across North Carolina, thousands of children like Miguel work long hours on commercial farms that make agriculture the state’s top industry. Many use sharp tools, operate dangerous machinery and lift heavy loads.
With little access to protective equipment, they are exposed to pesticides and other toxic chemicals.
“Laura,” now 17, told me she saw a tractor spraying the field where she worked when she was 15. “They were spraying on the other side of the field, but you could still smell it. I got a lot of splotches on my legs. And the man we worked for, he didn’t want to take us out of the field at first.”
Children are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of pesticide exposure as their bodies are still developing, and they consume more water and food and breathe more air, pound for pound, than adults. Long-term effects of pesticide exposure include cancer, neurological problems and reproductive health issues.
When I think of the differences in quality of life that children are exposed to in this state, it reminds me of this video:
On that sad note, it's Onion time:
Depraved Masochist Enjoys Following The News http://t.co/YXmrNFYyR9
— The Onion (@TheOnion) September 13, 2013
Okay, that's not helping. In case you haven't noticed, my sense of humor is virtually absent today, because I've used up all my comedic reserves flirting with nurses and cheering up family members. But you're my family too, so let's try again:
"Frankly, I don’t see why this always has to be my responsibility." – Jesus Christ http://t.co/HKFJtHPvAd
— The Onion (@TheOnion) September 12, 2013