Now the clock is really ticking:
— Democracy NC (@democracync) August 1, 2017
No special elections are called for though, but the 2018 election could be a game-changer.
— Chaz Beasley (@ChazBeasley) July 31, 2017
Yeah, they're more likely to screw this up again than finally get it right. Maybe this will help:
— Jones St Chronicles (@JonesStWatcher) July 31, 2017
I just left this comment:
Public confidence in our electoral system is at an all-time low, and the only way to begin to restore that is to remove the obvious conflicts of interest surrounding the partisan redistricting process. At the very least, elected officials from both parties should be actively involved, to ensure any issues that arise are dealt with now, and not in court a few months down the road. Because make no mistake, doing the wrong thing multiple times is not going to solve this problem, it will just make it worse. And the longer this problem persists, the more the voting public will come to believe it is their rights being withheld and abused, and not just a candidate's right to a fair election. The choice is yours: Continue to erode the democracy so many people died building and defending, or do what you know is right. It's not a hard decision.
It really is that simple.
— Lauren Horsch (@LaurenHorsch) July 31, 2017
I don't caaaare. Especially since it was before the stupid Trump-severed-head fiasco. I know the papers would love to see a bloody brawl in this election, but try to keep the silliness down to a roar.
— NC Zero (@NC_Zero) July 31, 2017
Lol! LA was trying to get the 2024 Olympics, but lost out to Paris. Is that because Macron won? That was a rhetorical question, you idiot.
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) July 31, 2017
That's very symbolic...
— David R Lewis (@RepDavidRLewis) July 31, 2017
Oh, that's rich. You're the ones who got angry because your bonehead Governor lost his job, so you decided to rewrite the laws in your favor. You own this elections board problem, not Roy.
— WRAL Gov't Coverage (@NCCapitol) July 31, 2017
And at least one of those bills should have been Vetoed:
House Bill 527 calls for the University of North Carolina system to adopt a free-speech policy that includes disciplinary sanctions for anyone who "substantially disrupts the functioning of the constituent institution or substantially interferes with the protected free expression rights of others."
"The legislature should trust its university leaders on how best to do this rather than dictate the terms," Cooper spokesman Ford Porter said in an email to WRAL News.
We'll have to see how this actually pans out, but there is a huge potential this will have the exact opposite effect of the bill's title. Film at eleven...
— FOX8 WGHP (@myfox8) August 1, 2017
She does look kinda jacked up, which may explain why they only found some remnants of what they think might be cocaine. But who smuggles cocaine into a country like Hunduras, but not out of?
Amanda LaRoque went to the Honduras islands of Roatan and Utila with a friend to tour properties with a real estate investor, WTVD reports. LaRoque, co-owner of The Goat in Raleigh, bought a “can safe” before leaving the country. The item is an Arizona Ice Tea can that has a lid that screws off so cash and valuables can be placed inside.
“When she was leaving, they (TSA agents) stopped her and wanted to look at the can, so she showed it to them,” husband Brandon LaRoque said. The agents cut the can open and white cocaine-like particles in the safe’s lining fell out and she was arrested on suspicion of trafficking cocaine.
Now, Amanda will be held for at least 10 days because Honduras authorities didn’t have field testing kits for the cocaine.
Might end up being a really long vacation...
On that bright-eyed and bushy-tailed note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 31, 2017