growing up i thought @CherieBerryNC was some amazingly smart person that managed to be Labor Comish for decades but today @theobserver and @MSNBC have proven that she’s just an old idiot #NCCovid #ncpol
— Vanessa Huxtable (@WasherofHands) December 8, 2020
The Board of Elections should never have allowed that elevator picture in the first place. She didn't have to campaign hard during election season, because her smiling face was etched into everybody's memory,
“Dozens of armed individuals” showed up to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s home last night, shouting “Stop The Steal!” pic.twitter.com/rZhPK5hbsv
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 7, 2020
Every one of these people who were armed should be taken into custody. This is domestic terrorism, and the fact they were calling the Secretary of State a "threat to democracy" while they were trying to intimidate her is beyond absurd. Trump is causing this, and he doesn't care who gets hurt or arrested. It's all about him.
— Stefania8 (@Stefani94460352) December 7, 2020
Digital ballot stuffing? Nevermind, I don't want to know...
Arizona-based Charter One has expanded into NC by opening new charter schools & entering into agreements w/ some former TeamCFA schools. Now CSAB recommends State Board of Ed let them become new EMO of Aristotle Prep Academy in Charlotte. #nced #ncpol https://t.co/wl6ZCYIxR1
— Keung Hui (@nckhui) December 7, 2020
Oh, hell no. Arizona is (by far) the worst state for charter accountability in the country. And what little these companies do have to report shows an across-the-board pilfering of taxpayer dollars for personal gain, skimming off 15% of "not for profit" revenues to management companies like this one. Never should have been allowed in the first place, and expanding their reach is borderline criminal.
— Becki Gray (@beckigray) December 7, 2020
Spoiler? It would only be a "spoiler" if you actually supported something that 2/3 of the states have already done. You opposing it is somewhere between obvious and part of your job description.
— ERIC DAILEY/ Bloomberg's Money Is Destroying USA (@ZebraBrat) December 7, 2020
"Quiet" part, you semi-literate oxygen thief.
This is not new @WFMY - We knew this during my campaign that my opponent's family received between $5 and 10 million. My staff sent countless press releases detailing this along with the fact that @RepTedBudd spent campaign donations on cigars & fishing gear. #nc13 #ncpol https://t.co/lCB8TnvGcI
— Scott Huffman (@HuffmanForNC) December 7, 2020
I've found that local tv and newspapers will go out of their way to not report negative stuff about local/regional elected officials during the latter days of an election. Unless the national news is reporting it and they don't have an excuse.
— Brian Murphy (@MurphinDC) December 7, 2020
Bet they make residents pray before every meal, though.
A lot of hypocrisy going around. NC Gov. Roy Cooper is playing his part to bring film production back to NC and is okay with having them ignore his COVID-19 restrictions. We're not buying it, Roy. Let's be honest about what's going on here.#ncpol https://t.co/3K3IqoeHH8
— Randy Hedrick (@HeddRoxx) December 7, 2020
Yeah, Pat McCrory tried (hard) to kill our film industry, cutting film grants and going all-in on the HB2 debacle. And now he's whining because they're filming near his house and the crew is eating at food trucks. Go lie down, you didn't get your nap out.
Congress should have passed another round of COVID-19 relief months ago for workers and small businesses. But last week, Nancy Pelosi *finally* admitted her delay tactics were purely a political "decision" she is "proud" to have made.
The American people deserve better. #ncpol https://t.co/rYha8JfiID
— Richard Hudson (@RepRichHudson) December 7, 2020
Actually, the second round of relief passed out of (your) House back in May, which you voted against. And McConnell refused to let the Senate vote on it. So why don't you STFU about Pelosi and at least try to help your constituents.
3 prisons are closing, "hundreds of inmates being transferred to other facilities across the state..."
How is that different from NY sending the elderly back into nursing homes?
"The state has also maxed out on hospital bed capacity for inmates"#ncpol https://t.co/LuawIsxB2Z
— A.P. Dillon (@APDillon_) December 7, 2020
Wait, I thought this whole COVID 19 thing was "no big deal." But you're all of a sudden concerned about prisoners? In reality, you're only concerned about poking at Roy Cooper, regardless of the subject matter.
— NCPoliticalNews (@NCPoliticalNews) December 8, 2020
It's the same old song and dance from the GOP:
Krawiec suggested expanding access to telemedicine, and reforming scope of practice and licensure laws to allow providers to practice up to their full abilities. She wants to reform the Certificate of Need laws that choke competition within the state by restricting the supply of medical equipment.
And she focused on moving ahead with Association Health Plans, which would offer businesses the chance to bargain for health insurance as a larger group. The law allowing the plans is currently tied up in court.
“It’s just prohibiting a lot of people from getting the coverage they can get,” Krawiec said. “The business community was overwhelming behind it. It’s a great idea to provide coverage for people, especially in low wage industries.”
Telemedicine is an extremely limited approach to healthcare, since no physical examination is possible. Unless the patient has been to a lab for bloodwork ahead of time, all you can do is look at each other and talk. And if you think it's cheaper than a doctor's office visit, think again. My bill for a fifteen minute phone convo (couldn't get the video app to work) was $140. As far as CON laws are concerned, I'm still on the fence. Reforming them "might" reduce costs via competition, but it's not a foregone conclusion. Whoever spends the big bucks to purchase an MRI is going to want to recoup that investment, and having two of them within a few miles of each other may actually increase the costs for each one, by splitting that local market.
The best and maybe only way to fill that coverage gap is to expand Medicaid, like 35 other states have.
@NC_Governor will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. today, when he’s expected to tighten up #COVID19 rules. No reporters will be present. Which leaves him as one of the few US governors who allows no press in the room. @JulieHavlak reports #ncpol https://t.co/6QxchkB1Jh
— Carolina Journal (@CarolinaJournal) December 8, 2020
It's okay (great?) to be in the minority of states who ignore the healthcare needs of half a million people, but it's not okay to be in the minority of states who exercise caution with press briefings during a pandemic. As usual, the puppet strings have gotten tangled.
On that face-palming note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) December 5, 2020
Yep, see it every day.