Putting the workers first:
Happy #LaborDay! I’m proud to be endorsed by two great groups @SEANC2008 and @NCStateAFLCIO who advocate for the concerns of working North Carolinians.
We must continue prioritizing fair wages, good jobs, consumer protections and workers’ rights #ncpol pic.twitter.com/yJ9zs93zrk
— Natasha Marcus (@NatashaMarcusNC) September 4, 2018
We need to carry these themes all the way to the November election.
According to contemporaneous newspaper coverage, 10,000 people marched in Gastonia, NC's 1st #LaborDay parade on September 3, 1934. Fed up with low wages & long hours, an estimated 20,000 of the county's 25,000 textile workers went on strike the next day. #LaborHistory #1u #ncpol pic.twitter.com/mi5pRQtr4p
— Groucho Marxist (@NCleftist) September 3, 2018
And (of course) our textile industry thrived after that for decades, proving that organized labor is actually healthy for business.
— Kevin Rogers (@kevinjohnrogers) September 3, 2018
The infuriating thing is, conservatives would do away with that measly $7.25 if they could. There is only one party that looks out for workers, and it ain't the GOP.
— Jeanne MillikenBonds (@JeanneBondsNC) September 3, 2018
Yah, we need more housing. Literally everywhere. But NIMBY's hate apartment complexes, townhomes, and even single-family homes. And what really pisses me off is when people who normally don't care about the environment all of a sudden start worrying about trees when the ones they can see from their window are threatened. Grrrr.
— Matt Hughes (@mghughesnc) September 3, 2018
Once again, James Protzman, the driving force of BlueNC since the days of George W. Bush, is the genius behind that red sign. And that baby is everywhere.
— YadkinFarm (@yadkinfarm) September 3, 2018
Lol! Don't make me go get that picture of Trump coloring a blue stripe on his flag, while kindergartners are getting theirs right on both sides of him.
In the past week, @RepRichHudson has had Sean Spicer raise money for him, President Trump campaign for him, and he still finds Fayetteville to be a "challenge." Why?
Probably because we won't let him outrun his donors-first, voters-last policies. #NC08 #ncpol #GoFrankGo https://t.co/5n7eUNMmhu
— Cumberland Democrats (@CCDemParty) September 4, 2018
I bet half the folks in Fayetteville couldn't even tell you his name if you asked them who their Congressman was. I will for get he exists in three, two, one...
— Grass Roots NC (@GrassRootsNC) September 4, 2018
The vast majority of Chicago's crime guns are purchased legally (and easily) from neighboring states like Indiana. Making them easy to get in Illinois will just make things worse in Chicago, but idiots like you don't care about that, because all you want is more guns at any cost.
— Sue (@spirit_sue) September 4, 2018
I wish he would run, and keep on running until he gets to Biloxi and has to take a boat...
Federal funds meant to combat infant mortality were spend on programs designed to help men “discover authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ.” @ncdhhs says this spending is not consistent with federal law" https://t.co/8R36YjX6mW
— Rewire.News (@Rewire_News) May 1, 2018
Okay, this warrants a relatively deep dive:
Monahan’s vision for the program is to help centers forge bonds with “abortion-minded” clients, who then act as “missionaries” by bringing in other members of the “abortion-vulnerable population.”
It is also meant to create openings to “share Christ.”
This was the case for Jasmine Edwards, a client of the Pregnancy Resource Center of Statesville, which receives federal funds. Edwards said her counselor there helped bring her back into contact with religion, encouraging her to pray about her challenges with food insecurity. “She prayed with me every single day,” Edwards told Rewire.News. “And I prayed about it, and I’m telling you, it was beautiful.” Edwards and another Statesville client, Danielle Redfield, said they could earn points not just for parenting lessons, but for going to doctor’s visits, writing Facebook reviews for the center, or attending Bible study or church.
Recent budget records show the centers have planned to spend tens of thousands of dollars in federal funds annually on incentives, including diapers, car seats, formula, cribs, baby bouncers, and $5 Walmart gift cards.
But the fact that clients could earn these materials by attending church appears to violate the constitutional separation of church and state, because the government is effectively rewarding people for worship, Robert Tuttle, a professor of law and religion at George Washington University, told Rewire.News.
You need some diapers? Go to church, and then we'll give you some. Both the state and federal funding for this "program" needs to be cut off, because government involvement makes us all complicit in the violation of the 1st Amendment.
On that inconceivable note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) September 3, 2018
And all it will take is a few of these moderately-priced cyborg implants...