The real value Twitter can bring to the table:
For localized information on #HurricaneDorian in North Carolina, please follow @NWSWilmingtonNC and @NWSMoreheadCity on https://t.co/R8evRxnfO1, reliable updates provided by @NHC_Atlantic Weather Service. Courtesy tip #5 from fmr NC Insurance Commissioner @WayneGoodwinNC. #ncpol
— Wayne Goodwin (@WayneGoodwinNC) September 3, 2019
As opposed to the robotic posting of multiple hourly Tweets with the same message...
Thank you to all the hard working North Carolinians out there. Whether you provide the labor or the capital (or both) to make free enterprise work so well, what you do matters. #ncpol #LaborDay https://t.co/e0wPmyudJi
— Civitas Institute (@NCCivitas) September 2, 2019
Happy Capital Day? Are you insane? Take this one, Geremy...
Yes, we can't forget the struggle to maximize profit margins, and the suffering of the wealthy Capitalists who thought they might be contracting Carpal Tunnel from writing checks and RSVP'ing dinner parties. #ncpol https://t.co/72xUbesgfE
— Geremy the Germ (@Geremy43676198) September 2, 2019
I feel slightly better after that. Slightly.
— NC Zero (@NC_Zero) September 2, 2019
Trump really has no grasp of irony, does he?
— Louise (@clpparhelion) September 1, 2019
This (internationally) embarrassing episode grows worse as time goes by:
In 2010, a panel of scientists advising the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission, which guides the state’s coastal development, issued a report projecting 39 inches of sea-level rise by the end of the century. The report triggered political backlash from developers and the Republican-controlled legislature, which preferred that the commission rely only on historical data. The state ended up passing a law requiring a broader range of projections to dilute findings that sea level rise would accelerate. Newer research has found that the sea level is rising even faster along the southeastern coast than global averages. Instead of considering the best science out there, the governor-appointed commission ultimately limited the science panel’s projections to 30 years into the future.
North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, elected in 2017, has begun to loosen these restrictions on how development plans incorporate the latest science. Last year, a month after Florence struck, Cooper issued an executive order to create an interagency climate change council. In late September, the Coastal Resources Commission will look at updating the 30-year limit placed on the science advisory panel as it prepares a five-year update to its 2015 report, according to the News and Observer.
Now I'm wondering if we'll even have a coast 30 years from now...
Honored to once again have Vice President @mike_pence in #NC09! Join us September 9th in Union County to show your support. I’m ready to win this & get to work for you & President @realDonaldTrump in Congress! Go to https://t.co/XR0GzaVo4V and reserve your seat today! #ncpol
— Dan Bishop (@jdanbishop) September 2, 2019
Something hokey might be going on. It was just a few days ago that Trump announced he was coming the same day:
Looking forward to being with Dan Bishop in two weeks, in North Carolina. His opponent believes in Open Borders and Sanctuary Cities, and won’t protect your Second Amendment! https://t.co/nSX2yuXAb1
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2019
I guess it's possible they're both coming (one in Union County and one in Cumberland County), but that would be unpresidented (see what I did there?).
Despite #HurricaneDorian's threat, no word yet whether trump has cancelled his Sept 9 fly-in rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport to support alt-right Dan Bishop in #NC09.
Meanwhile, a White House advance team has been spotted preparing the venue for trump's appearance. #ncpol pic.twitter.com/VGCQVyTL6C
— EQV Analytics (@AnalyticsEqv) September 2, 2019
That's a laugh and then cry type of funny, right there...
— NC Nurses Assoc. (@NCNA) September 2, 2019
Yes, it's a big problem. We can afford to pay off-duty cops to patrol the halls, but we can't afford to put a nurse in every school. Absurd.
— NC Teenage Republicans (@NC_TARS) September 3, 2019
All expenses are paid for? By whom? Talk about your white privilege...
— Bobby Savoy (@BobbySavoyBatCo) September 2, 2019
FWIW, that's a really bad golf swing. And he looked up way too soon, which is symbolic of his entire Presidency.
On that clumsy note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 27, 2019
I think I just coughed up a hairball...