Tuesday Twitter roundup

The most important thing many of you can do today:

I've been following the early vote daily numbers in some of these primaries, and the turnout has been less than stellar. If you don't vote in the primary, you may show up at the general election and *not* see the person or persons you were rooting for. Don't let that happen.

There's no such thing as an "American Holocaust," that's just a hyperbolic ant-abortion meme created by fundie evangelicals. This is also about as far away from genuine Libertarian principles as you can get, but that ship sailed out of Civitas' harbor a long time ago.

Lol! Republicans are seriously contemplating appointing judges instead of voters electing them, but they accuse Roy Cooper of wanting voters to have fewer choices. Project much?

Afraid to even look:

The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan put fliers on vehicles at a Friday night ball game at Gray’s Creek High School, near Fayetteville, according to the Fayetteville Observer.

A parent of a student in the Cumberland County Schools reported finding one of the fliers, and the Fayetteville Observer said a KKK official confirmed to the newspaper that the group distributed them.

Gray’s Creek High was in the news two weeks ago when images were tweeted of someone on campus wearing a Confederate battle flag as a cape, reported TV station WNCN. Rumors spread on social media for days of a planned campus protest, but the protest never happened, media outlets reported.


You can thank me for posting the least offensive Tweet by the Peck. This twatwaddle is so disgusting he makes me say borderline sexist things like twatwaddle.

What Peck and the rest of that crowd don't want you know:

Wilkes County is in especially dire straights:

As Nichol put it in a letter introducing the report:

"In it, we depict a county wrenched by devastating economic forces. In one generation, the county experienced a free-fall of sorts. Once a manufacturing powerhouse, and the headquarters of a number of large state and national corporations, it suffered repeated blows throughout the 2000s to which it was ill-equipped to respond. As one local leader told us, ‘it was like a natural disaster, without FEMA coming to the rescue.’ Another was more direct: ‘a lot of folks feel like they’ve been on the losing end for a long time and had the crap kicked out of them.’”

In scores of statistics and data sets and numerous real life interviews, Nichol and Hunt tell the story of a place that experienced the worst of the Great Recession and that has, in many ways, never recovered. This is from the report:

"Income and earnings in Wilkes are low, often dramatically so, when compared to statewide measures. Historically, median household income in Wilkes has been lower than in North Carolina. In the last fifteen years, household income fell at a steeper rate in the county, significantly widening the gap….The Pew Charitable Trust’s Stateline initiative reported in 2016 that only one other county in the nation suffered a larger drop in median household income.”

Prosperity for some means less than nothing when so many are left behind. Conservatives just can't seem to get that.

On the one hand, this is a good thing. But on the other hand, it simply reinforces the "Democrats chair in odd years" stunt the Republicans came up with to dominate Legislative, Congressional, and Presidential elections. The judges should have already tossed that out, but they seem to be wearing blinders as to the horrible ethical situation it creates.

On that sour note, here's your Onion:

I can't imagine what one of those things would say to me..."I haven't heard the vacuum cleaner in thirteen days, would you like for me to provide another list of all the potential contaminants that may have accumulated since then?" "No! Just leave me alone!"