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  • Reply to: No Gerrymandering decision today, folks. Move along...   2 hours 19 min ago

    ^ He's not wrong.

  • Reply to: Tuesday Twitter roundup   1 day 3 hours ago

    Hah! That may be the only sports-related thing you'll get from me for the rest of the year, so enjoy it.

  • Reply to: No Gerrymandering decision today, folks. Move along...   2 days 2 hours ago

    Wednesday 10 a.m. is the next round of decisions, so you can stop holding your breath.

  • Reply to: Monday News: Of the people...   2 days 4 hours ago

    that Kushner was/is planning to skim off some of this money as some sort of finder's fee, or otherwise line his pockets? It wouldn't be the first time, and it won't be the last.

  • Reply to: Sunday News: From the Editorial pages   3 days 3 hours ago

    This week's loser is Mark Johnson for his incredibly painful high school graduate send off:

    It’s graduation time for high school seniors across North Carolina. As new high school graduates, you are now ready to embark onto the next chapter of your life.

    Whether that is going to a four-year institution, community college, technical school, the military or directly into the work force, you have worked hard to get where you are today and to be ready for that next challenge.

    Yeesh, I feel like I'm trapped in one of those black & white 1950's safety films...

    Now it’s up to you to make the most of the chance you have to chart the course and be successful in whatever path you choose.

    As you look back at your time in high school, be sure to remember those who helped you get here — your parents or caregivers, your teachers, your friends, and your neighbors.

    Giving teachers the same level of recognition as "friends and neighbors" is one of the silliest concatenations I've ever seen, and is a prime example of the contempt this unqualified little hack has for the teaching profession. W the actual F.

    You now have the opportunity to achieve your American Dream; do your best to be everything you can be.

    The Army called, it wants its outdated slogan back.

    I am sure you are getting plenty of advice from family and friends, so let me take the opportunity to offer you some advice of my own.

    First, some quick advice on life itself. It’s short and goes by faster than you can imagine.

    Dude, you're 36 years old. It might seem like you've lived a long life, but that's because you're an idiot and everything around you is amazing.

    Make the most out of every moment. Every bit of time that passes is time you won’t get back. As soon as you read these words, they will be history, so make the most out of your time to ensure your own future happiness — emotional, spiritual, and financial.

    But, don’t ever think it is too late to change course if you aren’t happy. Don’t be afraid to pursue the challenges that make life worth living. You can actually enjoy multiple careers over the course of your life.

    You can even be an empty suit, do 2 years at Teach For America and then get elected Supernintendo of the whole state!

    Working hard is self-explanatory. Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, but odds are that your American Dream, like almost everyone else’s, will take hard work...

    Alright, that's it. I thought I could finish the whole thing, but like a really bad novel, you gotta know when to put that brain-sucking nonsense down.