The folly of sending a pastor to Congress:
I received his letter, his response on the matter of child separation. He condemns nothing, promises nothing. He has further strengthened my resolve. #ncpol #NC06 we must elect @watts4congress in November.
— Ashansen (@Ashansen2017) June 19, 2018
Mark Walker is quite possibly the emptiest suit we've ever sent to Congress, and we've sent a few doozies.
The proper course is neither to engage in wishful thinking nor to encourage groupthink. It is to treat others with the respect they are due. In my case, this means that I should assume you have good reasons for what you believe, and vice versa. #ncpol https://t.co/8G2Tj2OxH3
— John Hood (@JohnHoodNC) June 18, 2018
John says there's two reasons to read his column; if you already agree with him but want ammunition for your arguments, or you don't agree with him but are open to new ideas. But there's actually a third thing, which is why *I* read his columns. To stay ahead of his game, which is to coax conservative lawmakers into voting for regressive legislation, often by using pseudo-intellectual arguments that draw unwary eyes away from human suffering so they feel more comfortable in their inhumanity.
And with that suffering in mind, being "cordial" and "civil" is not only difficult, it's actually inappropriate as hell. You know, these conservatives whine about "political correctness" espoused by Liberals, but when we actually do lose our tempers, speak our minds about injustice, all of a sudden we're the ones who should "tone it down." Pardon my French, but va te faire foutre. Not today, not tomorrow, and not until they stop hurting people.
— Gerry Mander (@flushgerry) June 18, 2018
What Maeve said. Although...thumping somebody on the forehead might feel really (really) good, but violence is seldom the answer. I said seldom...
— Harry Johnson (@HarryJohnsonNC) June 18, 2018
Tee hee... :)
— Real Facts NC (@RealFactsNC) June 18, 2018
And that is why Republicans don't care. Definitely related:
I've mapped almost all of the hog farms sampled by Billy Houston, who is under investigation by the SBI. Remember when you look at this map, Houston supposedly went to all of these places on the same day. @ncpolicywatch #ncpol https://t.co/dahzotOZW5
— lisasorg (@lisasorg) June 18, 2018
Not even with an IV hook up of 5-Hour Energy Drink.
— NCLCV (@nclcv) June 18, 2018
Unfortunately, Republicans are continuing to play their game of shifting funding burdens down to municipal governments, which they know will set off battles over higher property taxes and get more conservatives elected to local offices:
The bill also limits funding for regional commuter rail and light rail projects to 10 percent of the regional transportation allocation or estimated project costs, whichever is less. It specifically caps state funding for the Durham-Orange light-rail project at $190 million.
That means the regional partners would have to fill a $57 million shortfall in the state's expected contribution of $247 million.
But this thing needs to get done, so roll up your sleeves...
— Vicki Boyer (@Vickitkd) June 19, 2018
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to see this. But Kobach actually broke the law, in an effort to take away people's rights, no less. Sending him to class for six hours as his *only* punishment seems way too lenient, and only invites more of the same type of behavior.
— Jeanne MillikenBonds (@JeanneBondsNC) June 19, 2018
If I had to choose just one word to describe that picture, it would be "Folly." Also, what's the point in having a beachfront property if you have to climb down a wall of sandbags just to take a dip in the Ocean? I just don't get it...
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) June 18, 2018
I'm sure that thought crossed Torbett's mind, but no, that image dates back to the Bush administration. And it actually looks more like Pence than Torbett...Whatever the case, that is some seriously silly shit right there.
— Tim Peck (@timothypeck) June 18, 2018
You really do need to shut up. Your number of daily Tweets seems to have risen greatly, and in direct proportion to the erosion of your arguments. Now you're just an online Tourette's Syndrome unending episode. Get help. Pretty sure they have at least a couple of therapists in Texas.
On that irritating note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) June 18, 2018
But that guy on the top right looks skeptical though...