Last week, I contacted eleven past chairs of UNC's faculty.
I asked each of them if he or she could remember an instance during his or her tenure when the institution's board of trustees didn't accept a recommendation for tenure.
Of the eight who responded, none could.
— David Gura (@davidgura) May 25, 2021
And the fact they "took no vote" does not lessen their culpability. It had the effect of a "No" vote, and one they could not justify.
#MoreGoodNews as @BassProShops affiliate to acquire @HatterasYachts investing in a $34 million boat-building operation projecting 500+ jobs. The policies of the GOP-led #NCGA have contributed to a business climate that is increasingly attractive. https://t.co/WrWmHhQ4EM #ncpol
— Rep. Allen McNeill (@allen_mcneill) May 24, 2021
Okay, I'm always glad to see more jobs, but...yachts? It doesn't get much more one-percenter than that. But they make a few little ones also:
Hatteras has a new location at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Tour the Hatteras fleet on F Dock, slips 610-622. We'll have the 105RPH, M90 Panacera, M75 Panacera, GT70, GT59, GT45X and CABO 41 on display.
Schedule your tour here: https://t.co/osnlfhygwN pic.twitter.com/OiaxngW0o5
— Hatteras Yachts (@HatterasYachts) October 25, 2019
Must be nice...
— Children First NC (@ReopenWcpss) May 24, 2021
Oh, pretty much every time we have to quarantine people who may have been exposed to deadly viruses. Next stupid question?
“If we truly want transparency, harmony, and success at Carolina, you all will act swiftly to get the matter of her tenure before our Board" Richards wrote. “We have a duty to this University to uphold the values we all hold so dear.” #UNC #ncpolhttps://t.co/Xjk5hoNEpL
— Progress NC Action (@ProgressNow_NC) May 24, 2021
What Lamar said.
I will be holding a press conference at 11 AM in the Press Conference Room of the Legislative Building to rollout our Senate Tax Package which, among other things, would result in a 21% income tax cut for a family of four earning the median household income. #ncpol #ncga
— Senator Paul Newton (@SenPaulNewton) May 25, 2021
It's that "among other things" I'm concerned about, like cutting taxes for those $450,000 per-year "middle class" earners. We'll be watching, because this is important:
North Carolina can’t wait any longer on costly improvements to public education in light of court rulings that declare the state hasn’t met constitutional obligations, Democratic lawmakers and education advocates said Monday. https://t.co/DX9GoifdRR #ncpol pic.twitter.com/28vdl6unC5
— WFAE (@WFAE) May 25, 2021
If we can't afford to comply with LEANDRO, then we damned sure can't afford any more Republican tax cuts.
Governors & legislators in a number of key states (including world’s 10th largest economy) have turned things around and gotten state spending under control, laying out the path forward for lawmakers in other state capitals and in Congress #txlege #ncpol https://t.co/VdLdDt5rxD
— patrickmgleason (@patrickmgleason) May 25, 2021
Why do you think the Federal government is forced to spend all this money? It's because way too many states have been nearsighted and irresponsible, underfunding critical areas like education and infrastructure. It ain't rocket surgery.
— NCPoliticalNews (@NCPoliticalNews) May 25, 2021
It's both amazing and disgusting that we still have to push people to wear their damn seat belts in 2021. Here's a truth-bomb: if I agree to give you a ride somewhere because you're stranded, but I also have to tell you to click your belt, and then you sigh as if I'm ordering you to walk the plank, don't be surprised if I fail to answer the phone in the future.
Wifi is now a utility, like water & electricity. It is a must-have for modern life. Time to repeal the Thom Tillis' law that prevented municipalities from providing broadband to their citizens when cable companies refused to do so-no profit in it for them. #ncpol https://t.co/M1rg4X7Km3
— Vicki Boyer (@Vickitkd) May 24, 2021
What Vicki said. This was one of the worst bills concocted by the NC GOP, and that is saying a lot. Municipalities (especially smaller ones) have very few tools in their boxes to improve economic conditions and spur entrepreneurial growth in their communities, and broadband is a must-have to even start. Granting a monopoly to private companies who aren't even servicing an area is ludicrous, and should never have made it out of committee. But the GOP's lust for power over local governments makes them blind to such obvious flaws.
On that frustrating note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) May 24, 2021