Going out with a bang:
Overnight, workers removed the base and tablets from the Confederate Monument site. I am confident this is the right decision for our community – one that will promote public safety, enable us to begin the healing process and renew our focus on our great mission.
— Carol Folt (@ChancellorFolt) January 15, 2019
People will be saying nice things and some not-so-nice things about her in the days ahead, but her time leading UNC-CH has to have been a near-constant nightmare. Thank you.
What if there were no collusion or conspiracy but simple cognitive bias on both sides, where the actions of one seemed to confirm precisely the suspicions of the other? https://t.co/L614d1pHIW
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) January 12, 2019
Sorry, that explanation might have flown two years ago, before Trump actively obstructed the probe and before all the evidence was squeezed out of his corrupt cronies. We don't need to ask "what if?" anymore...
— NC FreeEnterprise (@NCFEF) January 15, 2019
And before you say it, no, there won't be a special election:
Nix said executive committee members of the Lenoir County and Wayne County GOP Party will meet and form a combined executive committee to vote on a replacement for Pate, maybe by the end of the month.
A weighted voting system will be used by the planning organization of the N.C. GOP Party since Lenoir County has on 29 percent of the vote and Wayne County has 71 percent of the vote because there is a larger Republican Party in Wayne County, Nix said.
The weighted voting system is used when all voters do not have the same influence over the outcome of an election. Instead votes of different voters are given different weight.
And before you ask, no, I have no idea WTF any of that means, either.
— marc rotterman (@FrontRowmarc) January 14, 2019
Guess what, Einstein? Deficits which lead to more debt are being supercharged by your Republican pals, since they decided to cut $1.5 Trillion in taxes paid by the wealthy and corporations. We know exactly what caused this problem, so before you and Civitas start trying to "solve" this puzzle, go into a closet and suck eggs.
More than 2,500 grocery stores and food retailers across the U.S. haven’t been able to renew their food stamp sale permits since the shutdown began, including 158 businesses in North Carolina. https://t.co/opLvRh6XRK #ncpol #ncga #shutdown pic.twitter.com/P86Eakimgl
— Budget & Tax Center (@ncbudgetandtax) January 15, 2019
That's just fantastic. What's the point in having an effective automated system to renew EBT cards, if there's no grocery stores that can accept them? Nevermind, I know what the point is, it's to make as many people suffer as possible, all because a toddler-tyrant wants a fricking wall. And every tyrant has his loyal idiot followers:
— Paul Johnson (@HPEpaul) January 15, 2019
Ted Budd doesn't "represent" anybody but himself, which is why he loves venues like conservative talk radio. Makes professional wrestling seem legit in comparison.
In Raleigh News & Observer: Spending bills or regulations initially sold as limited responses to specific conditions often take on a life of their own. They create constituencies that have a strong interest in converting temporary into permanent. #ncpol https://t.co/u8EC8u8IUS
— John Hood (@JohnHoodNC) January 15, 2019
No, it's not déjà vu you're feeling. John Hood actually has written almost that exact same thing every two years for the last couple decades...
— Tim Peck (@timothypeck) January 15, 2019
Lol! That could totally be a quote from Tim Peck himself, that misogynistic InCel wannabe political consultant. Loud women scare him, quiet women scare him, artistic renderings of women scare him. It must be a difficult life.
On that hand-over-mouth suppressed-chuckle note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) January 14, 2019
That is true...