Just so bone-tired of seeing these two faces:
"It seems @SenatorBurr might have regretted giving @FBI such wide-ranging powers, considering he is under federal investigation.... His cell phone was seized ... just hours after he voted against both the Wyden-Daines and the Lee-Leahy amendments." #ncpol https://t.co/Y3uK8mu7KQ
— Dustin Ingalls (@punstiningalls) May 25, 2020
And the irony of Burr worrying about technology companies aiding the government by unlocking his phone is overwhelming...
Are Republican lawmakers "compromising" their way into a permanent minority status with HB 1169? Here's one reason we think the answer is "yes." https://t.co/x1nUrIGpXZ @ncleg #ncpol @PILFoundation @EIP_CA @HvonSpakovsky @NickOchsnerWBTV @JohnLockeNC @NCCivitas @rushlimbaugh
— Voter Integrity (@VoteChecker) May 25, 2020
And here we see the clueless conspiracy theorist Jay DeLancey reveal his already blatantly obvious partisan leanings. Go sit in a corner, and don't forget your duncecap.
North Carolina's third most populous county does not have access to its own #COVID19 testing lab, so the residents must wait, like every other county, for tests from LabCorp.
You may as well stay at the beach.https://t.co/598a8dgkre#gsopol #ncpol
— Zakharchenko (@FecundStench) May 25, 2020
Fec (bless his heart) has gone full-on anti-Greensboro lately. But at least while he's busy attacking government and business leaders (especially Cone Hospital, because Ed), he's been distracted away from obsessing about Kathy Manning. Give it a rest, dude.
— Wayne King (@TheWayneKing) May 25, 2020
"you're." It's a contraction of "you are," and not a possessive determiner pronoun. I might as well be trying to explain volts and amps to a toddler holding a fork in front of an outlet...
— Civitas Institute (@NCCivitas) May 25, 2020
Again, I'd rather watch the Hallmark Channel's remake of a Christmas Carol with Tori Spelling being visited by ghosts William Shatner (come on, man) and Gary Coleman. Just shoot me now and get it over with.
— Kevin Frey (@KevinFreyTV) May 25, 2020
Please please please...
Why the hell does that handful of cosplay militias, QAnon conspiracy nutjobs, and Karens at #reopenNC get coverage on WRAL? They don’t give anywhere near that much attention to social justice causes like #HKonJ, even when justice brings out 10x-100x as many people. #ncpol
— Dr. James G. Gilmore (@jamesggilmore) May 25, 2020
I will freely admit we probably give them more exposure here than we should. But since a lot of them show up waving Trump flags, I want voters to see how much he has twisted some in our society.
Are there any limits to Gov. Roy Cooper’s asserted power? Can he really shut down entire swaths of North Carolina’s economy for as long as he wishes? Till September? Till next year? No one possesses, or should possess, such power in a free society. https://t.co/dSjuaHnjIs #ncpol
— John Hood (@JohnHoodNC) May 25, 2020
We grounded all air flights for two days after 9/11. One dude had a (faulty) bomb in his shoe, and now we all have to take off our shoes to get on an airplane. COVID 19 has killed over 100,000 Americans, all fifty states enacted some form of restrictions, but you are laser-focused on Roy Cooper's widely popular efforts to protect us. Get a frickin' hobby, man.
#ReopenNC #NCGA #NCPOL Before we start talking about violence, lets start talking about voting. People who are eligible to vote- don't vote.
A LOT of people who could vote- don't.
— Kari Baxter Donovan- ReOpenNC.Com (@Saorsa1776) May 25, 2020
A little dissension in the ranks? Ashley's nut-job husband starting to frighten you a little bit? You should be frightened when he starts spouting that "New World Order" crap while toting his machine gun. That ain't the freedom I jumped out of airplanes to preserve.
I'm honored to be endorsed by Senator Ted Cruz. Ted has been a conservative champion and a phenomenal ally to @realdonaldtrump. When I'm in Washington I'll work with Ted and President Trump to defend life, build the wall, and drain the swamp. pic.twitter.com/HXm0o0fbtx
— Lynda Bennett (@LyndaBennettNC) May 23, 2020
Don't make me miss Mark Meadows...
BREAKING: Federal court finds that SC’s requirement that voters (including elderly and those with underlying conditions) have another person “witness” their absentee ballots unconstitutionally burdens their right to vote by putting them at greater risk of illness from COVID-19. https://t.co/yBPekTEpTB
— Adriel I. Cepeda Derieux (@acepedaderieux) May 25, 2020
Okay, does this mean proposed changes to NC's law going from two witnesses to only one should be revised again? Yes. A lot of elderly people live alone. Even one witness is too many.
— RIP Trayvon Martin (@dierdrelewis) May 25, 2020
Yeah, we are testing more, so naturally we will have more cases to report. But it also means previously reported numbers were well below the actual infection rate. Both sides need to stop trying to mine this data to back up their partisan messaging, because these are real people suffering.
— NC Policy Watch (@NCPolicyWatch) May 26, 2020
I endorse this message:
Let’s hope Cooper (as well as Charlotte leaders and all other North Carolinians who care about public health) stick to this responsible stance. There could be significant progress in combating the pandemic between now and then, but it’s hard to see how bringing thousands of unmasked conventioneers to North Carolina’s largest city to hang out in close quarters for a week just 90 days from now is not going to pose a serious threat to public health. In any event, we hardly know for sure at this point.
And for what purpose? To serve as a studio audience for a reality TV show with a foregone conclusion — i.e. the latest self-coronation of a nattering and narcissistic nabob who probably can’t name three cities in North Carolina?
Honestly, political conventions have become obsolete anyway. Yes, it would be nice to bring some business to Charlotte at a time when the economy is struggling, but given Trump’s long track record, he and his minions will probably stiff us for for many of the bills associated with the event anyway.
That "self-coronation" dig is right on the money. This would be a great time for the media to explore the mafia-esque silencing of Trump's Primary opponents, since they failed to do that when it was actually happening. This is not really a Convention in the classic term, it's kabuki theatre. They could Zoom that shit and be done in fifteen minutes. But since Trump has been going through rally withdrawal, he desperately wants teeming masses dripping with adulation. That they will be dripping Corona all over the place doesn't bother him a bit, and that alone should spell his doom come November.
On that disgusting note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) May 23, 2020
Here's your 1.5% COLA, which we couldn't afford to give you for the last five years. Good job.