Tuesday Twitter roundup

We'll start with some cause & effect:

The question is, when the Tarheel Taliban realizes their popularity is sliding quickly as people start noticing what's really happening, will they follow the example of other tyrants by concealing their activities and cracking down (even more) on troublemakers, or will they change their ways? I think you know the answer to that one.

Spent a little time yesterday at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, and I overheard a father telling his three little children, "All of this area right here used to be underwater." I thought about telling them a lot of that area would be underwater again relatively soon, but I didn't want to scare the kids. Think about that for a moment.

Well, that sucks. I was planning to drive my mom up there sometime this Summer. Fix it!

Yeah, they all agree that rich white guys aren't rich enough yet, and poor multicolored peoples aren't poor enough yet. They also agree that having a boat can be a hassle, especially a really big boat, but it's definitely worth it.

More money! When will you people learn that there's a limit, and we can't keep spending money we don't have on wasteful government programs that do nothing to help the economy! Damn social engineers, always coming up with poorly-researched ideas to "fix" society. Government needs to stay out of our lives!

And here's the part Republicans don't want to talk about:

And considering we're entering another election cycle, there's no doubt that many of those 20% will be investing some of that savings back into the public sector, in the form of campaign contributions. You have to admit, the timing of this tax "reform" is pretty damned clever.

Wrong. It impacts the business tax climate, which is only one of several metrics used to rate the overall climate. And many of those other metrics will suffer under this. Say goodbye to the top ten. And maybe the top twenty.

In case you haven't been following this airport grab story, the City of Charlotte proposed a compromise which would surrender much of the operational authority to the new entity. I could have told them it wouldn't work, because it's not operational efficiency they want, it's all the dollars. And now everybody knows this, but it won't make a difference to those drunk with power in Raleigh.

Don't know if this is because the House thinks it's too gunny, or not gunny enough. Whatever, if it will kill this crazy idea, I'll take it.

Yes, the out-of-control NCGA is doing more than redistributing wealth and controlling uteri. They're also continuing their assault on public schools. I just watched Jerry Tillman whining about charters not getting enough funding (from taxpayers) to construct their new dubious institutions. Expect that to change in the near future.

On that exasperating note, it's time for some Onion:

Okay, that was pretty funny, but we need more on parenting:



In answer to your first question...

...yes, I think we do indeed all know the answer to that one.

My expectation is that, as it sinks in that the Moral Monday protesters have legitimate complaints, they see their popularity plummeting and they recognize that their policies really are hurting people, that they will have an epiphany, change their ways, beg forgiveness and start pursuing more moderate, inclusive policies.

And that's when we'll see this in the skies over the Jones Street House of Pain:

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014