The Education Justice Alliance said Robinson's task force is unnecessary, saying the "task force would be better served to look at real instances of inequities in our public schools." https://t.co/pKfnCPwd75 #nced #ncpol #edjustice
— Public Schools First NC (@PS1NC) March 22, 2021
He doesn't want to find inequity, because that would knock the legs out of his fictional platform.
This is the weirdest thing about guys like Pittman and Kidwell (and several others) - they seem to spend all their time on these nutty extreme bills that will never be passed. They're singularly ineffective legislators that deliver little or nothing for their districts. #ncpol https://t.co/8P7SdtxoaG
— Carolina Forward (@ForwardCarolina) March 22, 2021
That's all demagogues care about, laws that tap into people's anger and hatred. That's not what government is supposed to be about, but guys like Kidwell will never understand that.
"During the first nine months of pandemic, when former President Donald Trump chose to inaccurately call the coronavirus the “China virus,” he fomented, if not tacitly sanctioned animosity and discrimination toward people of Asian descent." https://t.co/bVpRDnQWyl #ncpol
— John Autry (@AutryJohn) March 22, 2021
Not a surprise, but the numbers are startling, nonetheless:
The Virginia assault was just one of 3,795 incidents nationwide reported to the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center from March 19, 2020, to Feb. 28, 2021. Stop AAPI Hate documents reports of violence, discrimination, harassment and civil rights offenses against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
According a separate Pew Research Center survey, 31% of 278 respondents reported having experienced racial slurs or racist jokes since the beginning of the pandemic. (The sample includes English-speaking Asian Americans only and, therefore, may not be representative of the overall Asian American population.)
We've got a lot of work to do.
— NC General Assembly (@NCLeg) March 22, 2021
Kind of important, I would think...
Despite positive trends, the report says debt capacity for transportation projects will reach the end of the line within the next four years - @nsjnews outlines #NCOSA DOT Cash Spending Plan => https://t.co/RKvJh6rw13 https://t.co/F3qJFd3krP #NCPOL #NCGA #NCgov
— NC State Auditor (@NCStateAuditor) March 22, 2021
Getting a little tired of seeing a Democrat push right-wing propaganda websites, frankly. Somebody is either not paying attention or doesn't care.
— Pete Kaliner (@PeteKaliner) March 22, 2021
And the purposeful use of the term "critical race theory" is a lazy effort to make teaching truthful history seem like some sort of conspiracy by socialists. It's pseudo-intellectual crap that right-wingers think makes them legitimate.
— Wear A Damn Mask (@goffe_h) March 22, 2021
But...his Comms team is the best! Or so he says...
Two Moore County elected officials have launched a grassroots movement against the ongoing #COVID-related executive orders in North Carolina — including the mask mandate.#NCGA #NCPOL @andrew_dunn https://t.co/5N9w8dbHkQ
— Carolina Journal (@CarolinaJournal) March 22, 2021
I didn't think I could have a lower opinion of Andrew Dunn, but I was mistaken. They want Pinehurst to declare itself a "Sanctuary Village," apparently to provide a safe space for people to act unsafely (not wear a mask). That's some next-level ignorance right there.
— Rep. Robert Reives (@electreives) March 22, 2021
There is no good excuse for not expanding Medicaid. There are a few disingenuous ones, though...
— Chuck Edwards (@SenChuckEdwards) March 23, 2021
It doesn't restore my confidence. Quite the contrary. Most absentee ballots entail three mailings (request ballot, ballot sent, ballot completed and returned). If this were to become law, people would have to start that process three weeks before Election Day if they want their vote counted. This is discrimination of the worst sort, against those who don't have the mobility to vote in person. Shame on you.
Sidney Powell filed for the #Dominion lawsuit to be dismissed. She admitted she lied about the voting machines and is claiming any reasonable person should have know. Will @RepTedBudd admit he lied because any reasonable person in #NC13 should know he was lying too? #ncpol pic.twitter.com/UhSWSLif1g
— Scott Huffman (@HuffmanForNC) March 23, 2021
That's also a tacit admission the whole point was to suck money out of the pockets of unreasonable people. Fleecing the rubes, as it were. There's a word for that: Fraud.
On that disgusting note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 22, 2021
That's a lot funnier than it should be, at this stage of morning coffee consumption....