Tuesday Twitter roundup

Probably the single biggest crisis looming in the near future:

People will literally die in order for Republicans to put more money in the pockets of their wealthy donors. It doesn't get much more disgusting than that.

I gotta look at some of these, since I really hate this dude:

Guys, you're arguing with a televangelist. He's a lot more likely to use you in a sermon to get more $$$$ than he is to contemplate the wrongness of his position. But I'm still glad you said it. Tweeted it. Whatever.

That's "Bishop" Barber, I believe. Who is meeting with a Catholic on a non-religious holiday...Okay, I'm not going down that road, because I'm already easy to confuse, so I hope this goes well.

If I don't actually shed a tear over the brutal murder of the Cone Weed, that doesn't mean I didn't have to blink that tear back and sniffle a little. :(

Yeah, the Robesonian is not the most "enlightened" paper I've ever read...

I just sent mine off a couple of weeks ago, and I had to get one of the two claims notarized, which is apparently a good thing, because it means that claim is bigger than a breadbox. I did the notary and mailed it at a UPS Store, and when I told the girl behind the counter I was looking forward to getting some money back from the state, another customer said, "Don't hold your breath. I sent mine off about nine months ago, still haven't seen anything." Bummer. :(

These guys are fricking delusional:

Dear [SENATOR / REPRESENTATIVE [NAME]]:

It is my understanding that there are Republicans in your chamber who are now promising to "cross the aisle" in order to enact new gun "safety" legislation, which of course is the new Orwellian moniker for gun "control." I am writing to inform you that gun control legislation of any kind is unacceptable.

Now more than ever, law-abiding citizens need to know that their representatives are standing for Constitutional rights, the very rights that are the only thing standing between us and a society that is entirely at the mercy of the wicked and the criminally insane.

Anti-gun zealots in D.C. will use any excuse to promote dangerous, freedom-killing legislation. They are bent on controlling the citizenry while feigning concern for our safety. We've had enough intellectual dishonesty, so be aware that gun control efforts by any name will be seen as anti-Second Amendment, and politicians will be scored as such come Election Day.

Don't be fooled. There is nothing to gain, and surely everything to lose by making deals with the anti-gun members of your chamber. Do not support, do not sponsor, and do not vote for any gun control "compromises."

I will be monitoring your actions on this matter through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.

Bolding mine, because who (the hell) uses the term "wicked" anymore? Zealots do, either from the podium or the keyboard. Sheesh.

The right-wing nutters on the #ncpol feed have always engaged in distractionism, but up until this Summer, they also did a lot of cheerleading for Trump. That seems to have come to a screeching halt, with only the occasional MAGA sneaking in, to be ignored instead of retweeted to death like they used to. The truth is, they're both ashamed and embarrassed about the current President, which says volumes more than any polls might. If he's lost that collection of dimwits, he has really done something.

Could this be part of the reason why?

Nah, they've ignored the truth for so long they wouldn't know a true statement if it crawled into their lap and gave them a big, wet kiss. Maybe this deficit thing?

Nah, they have never questioned all the Republican contributions to the deficit and the debt, no matter how many charts and graphs you shove in their face.

That may be it, right there. They might not mention the Russia probe, but in the back of their minds, they're beginning to realize it's not smoke and mirrors, that they were duped by a foreign power to elect their puppet. That same foreign power that formerly held a nuclear sword of Damocles over our heads for decades. But they can't admit that openly, because the shame would be overwhelming. So they'll pick some other issue as the reason why they're having second thoughts. That's fine with me, whatever it takes.

On that distasteful note, here's your Onion:

No! Don't put that in there! Recycle that shit! *sigh*

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Bonus Onion:

That's how he made it to CEO of Exxon. He saved 76,000 gallons of crude oil from the Exxon Valdez that would never have made it to the market.