For every action, there's a reaction:
— metroasheville (@metroasheville) August 15, 2017
And of course, the RW Nutters are having a hissy-fit:
See, here's the deal, Democrats... if you won't condemn & disavow your own, you have no moral authority to demand same of the GOP.#NCpol
— (((Pete Kaliner))) (@PeteKaliner) August 15, 2017
Dude, you can stick that "equivalency" crap where the sun don't shine. Those Nazis rammed a car into pedestrians, killing one of them, and a group of them beat a black man to a bloody pulp with a bunch of clubs. These people killed an inanimate object. No comparison.
— @DNC Hypocrisy (@antifemz) August 15, 2017
Lol! Not enough conservative militant activism? Armed dudes marching in the streets of Ferguson and others taking over a Federal installation not enough for ya'? Just plain silly.
The racism and deadly violence in Charlottesville is unacceptable but there is a better way to remove these monuments #durham - RC
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) August 15, 2017
Which is exactly what the Governor should say, but (of course) he's catching flak from both sides for it:
— Guy Smith (@guysmith001) August 15, 2017
— Monkeytime (@tmorman) August 15, 2017
What would you have him say? Seriously. Should he have told people to go ahead and march on their town/city and pull down all the confederate statues? Governors might call a state of emergency, but they generally don't call a state of anarchy. And expect to get re-elected, anyway.
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) August 14, 2017
I'm afraid the GOP's reassurances on this aren't very reassuring. And this crap from Burr and Millis makes me want to punch a Nazi:
Burr and Millis released a joint statement shortly after noon on Monday, arguing that their bill shouldn’t be cast as an attempt to protect drivers like the 20-year-old charged with second-degree murder.
“It is intellectually dishonest and a gross mischaracterization to portray North Carolina House Bill 330 as a protection measure for the act of violence that occurred in Charlottesville this past weekend,” the statement says.
“We denounce the violence, racism, and acts displayed in Charlottesville that run antithetical to American ideals of peaceful demonstration and the right to free speech. Our thoughts and prayers are with those killed and injured, their families, and our nation as we grieve the tragic events perpetuated by those that wish to divide us.”
"Those that wish to divide us"??? Millis was a co-sponsor of HB2, among his many other transgressions, and he preaches about people "dividing" others? Shut the fuck up Chris, you're out of your element...
— NC Zero (@NC_Zero) August 14, 2017
No, what's incredible is the genetic disability of right-wing nutters to get their own house in order without deflecting attention towards the left. One of your guys ran over a bunch of pedestrians on purpose. You know, just like the ISIS guys do? Deal with it, and lose the "But what about..." bullshit.
And of course, that goes for elected officials, too:
— Greg Lacour (@greglacour) August 14, 2017
Dan Bishop is another felony-level oxygen thief...
— Thomas Mills (@tmillsNC) August 14, 2017
Good job, buddy. Shaming Nazis should be the goal of every American.
Let's move on to the unethical business of the Legislature:
— NC Policy Watch (@NCPolicyWatch) August 15, 2017
Once again tying the hands of environmental regulators:
For a classic example of such legislation, consider a dreadful proposal that could be enacted next week on the subject of state government regulations. It turns out that during the closing days of the legislative “long session” in June, conservative lawmakers concocted a bill (House Bill 162) that would do some remarkable and destructive things when it comes to government regulations designed to protect the public.
As Policy Watch environmental reporter Lisa Sorg explained in a post earlier this month:
“In essence, [the Department of Environmental Quality] could not make permanent rules that would be more stringent than the federal government’s, aka, the EPA’s —- even in the case of ‘serious and unforeseen threats.’ While existing legislation already suffocates DEQ’s rule-making powers, this measure would up the ante.
If you need an example of such a threat, look no further than the GenX drinking water crisis. It’s serious. It’s unforeseen. And there are no federal rules governing maximum allowable amounts in drinking water. So ostensibly, DEQ could make a temporary rule setting maximum limits of GenX, but the agency would be prohibited from making those rules permanent. And given the recalcitrance of the EPA to strengthen any regulations, it could be years before the feds issue rules regarding emerging contaminants like GenX.
On that distasteful and potentially toxic note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 14, 2017
I don't do that, but I do turn my head to the side and slowly glance over at the screen...