The Great Tax Shift in NC continues:
— SOG LRS (@sog_lrs) November 18, 2014
Not sure what "The Sharing Economy" entails, but I have a feeling it will end up costing me something.
— WRAL NEWS in NC (@WRAL) November 17, 2014
No, "heart-wrenching" is what you feel when a child dies after suffering from leukemia. "Furious" is a much better description of what this tragedy makes me feel, especially when the 2nd Amendment defenders pipe up with, "Gun control wouldn't have stopped this!" Or some other dithering.
And as far as the Wake DA is concerned, these charges are not acceptable:
Area media outlets report that 42-year-old Randall Louis Vater of Knightdale, North Carolina, has a court appearance scheduled for Monday. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Unless I'm mistaken, possession of a firearm by a felon is, in itself, a felony. And a homicide that occurs during the commission of a felony rates a 1st or 2nd degree murder charge. And if he was black, that would probably happen.
— Dave Wagner WCNC-TV (@DaveWagnerTV) November 16, 2014
I'd rather watch a colonoscopy. Hell, I'd rather have a colonoscopy...
— Josh Lawson (@josh_lawson) November 17, 2014
What a crapweasel. Cheri's lead has increased from 3,000 or so votes to over 5,000, but he still wants a recount. That poor judgment alone should make him ineligible for the Supreme Court.
— Dr. Dan Eichenbaum (@DrDanEichenbaum) November 17, 2014
Just to give you an idea of how crazy this dude actually is:
Before the ink was dry on our Constitution, those with greed and a lust for power were attempting to centralize governmental authority at the expense of the States and their citizens. During the 19th Century, these individuals were held in check by the explosive growth and westward expansion of the nation. Having only primitive transportation and communications, the federal government did not have the means to exert more than a general level of control over the pioneers and the new territories into which they migrated.
The industrial revolution, however, with the advent of electricity, automobiles, airplanes, radio, television, computers, and the Internet, shifted the balance of power away from the people by giving the federal government the ability to scrutinize and control individual citizens. The arrogant elitists wasted no time eviscerating and eliminating the constitutional guarantees that protect the sovereignty of the individual in order to fulfill their utopian socialist dream of world domination.
"Damn those planes, trains, automobiles and Internet. All's I need's is my horse, my six-gun, and maybe some beef jerky." This guy is actually a medical doctor, which should scare the bejesus out of anyone shopping around for a new primary care physician...
— Alex Miller (@AlexMillerNC) November 18, 2014
Just be careful, you know? If he's got a pocket Constitution and/or a bonesaw in his black bag, and shows up for the interview in a horse and buggy, you might be better just to keep chugging along with a Physician's Assistant. They're pretty dang sharp, you know.
Here's a jewel from my Facebook feed:
So...what are you saying? Congress should vote to strip themselves of a benefit, so the resulting spike in their health insurance premium will make them angry enough to repeal Obamacare? Like they've voted to do sixty or so times already? Not to mention, you're both attacking the ACA as a bad law, yet complaining they are violating the "Rule of Law" you don't agree with. Idiots.
— Julie White (@MetroMayors) November 18, 2014
You put (allow) a Wal-Mart in Chapel Hill it will last about three months, and then you'll have a derelict structure like they leave behind everywhere else.
Okay, time for your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) November 17, 2014
"But the continents are on the opposite sides than ours are. Weird."