Tuesday Twitter roundup

This is a very big day in American politics. But just in case you've been living under a rock:

Polling consistently shows the two contests neck-and-neck, which isn’t surprising since the two races were pushed to a runoff after none of the four candidates got more than 50% of the vote on Election Day in November.

The stakes? Loeffler and Perdue pledge if they both win they will serve as a firewall in the Senate if Democrats fail to secure a majority, preventing a sweeping shift to Biden’s priorities to expand access to health care and increase efforts to control climate change. Ossoff and Warnock say they will back Biden’s agenda with two reliable votes. The runoffs have drawn unprecedented attention to Georgia with the rare prize of two difference-making U.S. Senate seats on the same ballot.

Remind you of anything? Like McConnell pledging to block everything Obama would try to do? That is, of course, another slap in the face to voters, but Republicans slap them so often their faces are numb.

It takes an exceptionally ignorant person to still be making these "quit testing so much!" arguments in the face of this massive 2nd wave.

If you're talking about Civitas, they are too busy (as usual) talking about more tax cuts to address something as paltry as a Constitutional crisis:

Quick reminder from John Locke:

Wherever law ends, tyranny begins, if the law be transgressed to another's harm; and whosoever in authority exceeds the power given him by the law, and makes use of the force he has under his command to compass that upon the subject which the law allows not, ceases in that to be a magistrate, and acting without authority may be opposed, as any other man who by force invades the right of another.

To stand idle in the face of a tyrannical President is to casually dismiss all of the ideals in which you (claim that you) hold dearly. Your integrity erodes daily, and so should your influence over public policy.

Oh, lort. Y'all gonna have to hire a whole stable of fact-checkers if you want to keep up with this moron.

Don't expect me to listen in when you've got winners like this big-talking:

Yeah, it's a big joke, isn't it? *sigh*

The Pacific Legal Foundation is a creation of the Sarah Scaife Foundation, and has vigorously fought against affirmative action policies since its inception, and has recently become an opponent of school diversity efforts (desegregation). Both of those main themes are racist in nature, but I have a feeling this particular case is a favor to one of the Koch Brothers bestest pals here in NC. This is not about helping bar owners, it's about eroding the powers of Governor Cooper, plain and simple.

NC's mainstream media outlets owe it to their readers to peel this onion and expose the partisan nature of this lawsuit, and not fall into the trap of focusing on the woes of the plaintiffs. They have no problem doing that when the SCSJ or SELC take up a case, and this demands the same level of due diligence.

And of course not a word about Trump threatening Georgia's Secretary of State to "find" 11,000+ votes that don't exist so Trump can steal the election. Naw, Trump's an election scholar, apparently.

I can't take any more of these people, here's your Onion:

It's both liberating and depressing...



Bonus Onion:

I have to admit I am guilty of this. You would think, after months of isolation and lack of contact with the rest of humanity, that a chat by the mailbox would be welcome. Not so much...