Tuesday Twitter roundup

McCrory's victory dance will be short-lived:

Er, the Bergermeister hates losing, Pat. I'd lay heavy odds this will be appealed to the Supreme Court, and since the Legislature is in charge of funding the court system, methinks this ruling will be reversed...

Not that we need more evidence of Tillis' cluelessness on foreign affairs, but: Even as you're reading this, Iranian military advisors/commanders are leading Shia militia and a remnant of Iraqi forces in a wildly successful campaign against ISIS forces, retaking both territory and cities the collapsed Iraqi Army had surrendered to the Islamic State previously. Get that? If it wasn't for Iran's intervention, ISIS would probably be laying siege to Baghdad and occupying the vast majority of the rest of Iraq. Instead, their territory and influence are shrinking daily. And the need (or opportunity, if you're a neocon) for American troops on the ground is shrinking as well.

Foreign policy and national security strategy are extremely complicated subjects, and giving people like Tillis the ability to influence those things makes running with scissors seem like a safe activity in comparison. Elections do have consequences, and they can be deadly.

And I'm sure people like you will continue to keep such evidence from seeing the light of day.

Yeah, they look real happy to be there...

Making a joke of the Legislative process:

Ways and Means has been a long-running inside joke among legislators, since the committee hasn't met in more than a decade.

"It is the graveyard of the Senate," Apodaca explained. "If you send a bill to Ways and Means, it's deader than dead, because the Ways and Means Committee hasn't met in 15 years."

"So I say, 'OK, file your bill' — oops, Ways and Means!" Apodaca said with a laugh. "And if we have a meeting, that'll be the first bill we hear. Give me a break. These guys are ridiculous when it comes to school calendars."

Yeah, that's real funny. What do you do for an encore, club a baby seal? And for those hoping for redistricting reform, Apodaca thinks you're a joke, too:

Another bill assigned to Ways and Means, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Jackson of Mecklenburg County, seeks to create an independent redistricting commission to draw future voting maps for Congress and the General Assembly. Van Duyn is a co-sponsor.

Apodaca is a poster-child for term limits, and the people in his District who keep sending him back to the General Assembly are effing idiots.

Duly noted, please keep it up.

Just wanted to use this article as an example of how some of these online news generators can butcher a story:

Typically the duration of such an incident is "more than before" a law enforcement agency can respond, so the agency desires to be ready to stop such an act as promptly as feasible, Perry mentioned.

Clark County has observed a couple of current DMV scares, according to Nevada DMV spokesman Kevin Malone.

In 2012, a man with a loaded shotgun walked into the DMV office on Flamingo Road. A supervisor and two compliance enforcement investigators persuaded him to leave "the home." No one ~ particular was injured in the incident.

In February 2014, angry consumers stormed the doors of the Sahara Avenue office that was filled to capacity. DMV staff had cut off access to a crowd of people "today" waiting outdoors. An agency compliance enforcement officer who went outside to address the crowd was assaulted and sustained minor injuries.

Las Vegas police responded to "each" incidents, but produced no arrests, Malone stated.

Quotes are for incorrect or nonsensical words, and ~ is for words that are missing. There are other glaring mistakes in the article, these were just conveniently close together. And here's the original article:

Usually the duration of such an incident is over before a law enforcement agency can respond, so the agency wants to be prepared to stop such an act as quickly as possible, Perry said.

Clark County has seen a couple of recent DMV scares, according to Nevada DMV spokesman Kevin Malone.

In 2012, a man with a loaded shotgun walked into the DMV office on Flamingo Road. A supervisor and two compliance enforcement investigators persuaded him to leave the property. No one was injured in the incident.

In February 2014, angry customers stormed the doors of the Sahara Avenue office that was filled to capacity. DMV staff had cut off access to a crowd of people waiting outside. An agency compliance enforcement officer who went outside to address the crowd was assaulted and sustained minor injuries.

Las Vegas police responded to both incidents, but made no arrests, Malone said.

Good question. I have no idea, but it's likely a poorly-written computer program that grabs stories and changes a few words here and there to avoid detection.

:)

Here's a Facebook head-scratcher:

I'm not...That seems...How can psychologically manipulating someone's emotions for personal gain be even remotely considered as "healthy"? This is apparently way above my pay grade...

Translated: "Hey, look at me! I got my picture taken with some black people!"

John Hood is bent on losing whatever credibility he once had. If this "rebuttal" was true, all he'd have to do is let the taxpayers make their own assessments as they file for the next few weeks. But the truth is, most of them have already realized they were hoodwinked by the GOP, and their tax "cuts" are costing them more than they were paying. And as for John's reference to a Beacon Hill study, I have this to say:

You know what they say: It's best to fight silly with silly. Okay, they don't say it, I do.

On that note, take a bite of this Onion:

Not that I'm a fan of gratuitous violence, but that is funny as hell. :)

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