How about some good news to start your day?
#Durham @CM_CharlieReece has info that Dominion will announce today the American Tobacco Trail is no longer a route under consideration for a nat gas pipeline. I have contacted Dominion for confirmation, details.@NCPolicyWatch @SierraNCCapital #ncpol
— lisasorg (@lisasorg) June 2, 2020
The growing tendency for industry to poach on public lands needs to be curbed, and this is a great place to start.
NC's capital city has been destroyed two nights in a row. Local government is clearly not equipped to handle this competently.
Authority for imposing order in the state ultimately rests with the chief executive. He should take responsibility and exercise that authority. #ncpol https://t.co/jw27EX9Kzk
— Senator Berger Press Shop (@SenBergerPress) June 1, 2020
I realize deconstructing sentences a la Derrida may be a little inappropriate for the times we're in, but: You can't destroy something twice, unless it has been completely rebuilt in the interim. And when that interim is less than 24 hours, it simply could not have been "destroyed" on the first day. Take your hyper and your bole and drop 'em in File 13, dipshit.
Alamance County is now getting national coverage for the outrageous irresponsibility of its rogue sheriff and BoC Chair @amyscottgaley to defy common sense orders to protect the public.https://t.co/PR8AAmbIDT #ncpol
— The Long Leaf Pine Slate (@ForwardCarolina) June 1, 2020
In case you don't know, Amy Galey is the idiot who has started more than one County Commission meeting by reading from the bible first. Rick Gunn was bad enough, but she is a whole 'nother level of crazy. Please support J.D. Wooten in his bid to take that Senate seat. He's a good man; I've spoken to him at length a couple of times, and he is exactly what we need in the NC Senate.
They decried @NC_Governor using his executive powers in response to COVID-19
Now they're saying he isn't using his executive powers enough
You can't make this shit up@SenatorBerger & his staff don't know if they're coming or going#ncpol #ncga https://t.co/LTAko3vSgZ
— Sean (@RavenRavinoff) June 1, 2020
I'm surprised they haven't accused Cooper of being the second gunman on the grassy knoll. Of course he was only six years old at the time, but that would hardly stop them...
https://t.co/Ig1Uhnc1Ha Strother is now one of eight plaintiffs leading a lawsuit against @NC_Governor, demanding that gyms, workout studios, and martial arts centers be allowed to immediately open #ncpol #ncga #ncgov #coronavirusnc @KariLynnTravis
— Carolina Journal (@CarolinaJournal) June 1, 2020
This isn't the first time he's struggled to stay in business:
“The option of just throwing the hands up and just walking away from it, that's not an option for any of us in this business,” Strother said. “A few have to do it, but that means a lot of people will be out of a job."
Strother said farm hands, truckers and even pharmaceutical companies are affected when hog farms shut down. He said the impact to local economies could be devastating.
I feel for you. But both Gold's Gym and 24 Hour Fitness have filed bankruptcy due to COVID 19, meaning it's a national issue and not a Roy Cooper issue.
Encourage political leaders in #RalPol and #NCPol to look at this. I’d heard of some CBT approaches but there are others here. These are real policies that show promising outcomes. It’s not a full list & I’d love to see other studies.#RaleighDemandsJustice
H/t @johnburnsnc https://t.co/DGauvkMP3a
— Tyler Craft (@tycraft) June 1, 2020
There needs to be a zero tolerance for racism among the ranks of law enforcement. No three strikes, one strike and you're out. All new recruits need to go through an in-depth psychological screening, performed by a 3rd party credentialed medical entity, with a heavy focus on violence and racist tendencies. And seasoned officers need to go through the same thing periodically, less than five years apart. Officers who do not attempt to stop colleagues from committing crimes need to be charged as an accessory to said crimes. These steps should be considered the bare minimum, not a cure-all.
Can @NCHouseSpeaker point out a SINGLE moment when "lawlessness" was permitted this weekend?!
I *will* tell you when lawlessness HAS been permitted..
Go through every report of police brutality in the last 50 years and tell me which of those officers were arrested#ncpol #ncga https://t.co/lx1Lj99QKJ
— Sean (@RavenRavinoff) June 1, 2020
Poor little Timmy. He was looking on from the condo that is paid for by campaign contributions. Paid to him. Because he is his own landlord. Don't ask me, because I can't explain it.
Tim Moore looked out his window, called his landlord (also Tim Moore) and said, "This rioting is intolerable!" Tim Moore the landlord replied, "I agree! It's Roy Cooper's fault!" #ncpol https://t.co/v027A1auCp
— Geremy the Germ (@Geremy43676198) June 1, 2020
There's a point where cleverness oozes into ambiguity. I probably passed that point with the above Tweet, but it felt so good...
Waiting for all of the right-wingers who are so passionate about “religious freedom” to raise their voices in objection to the president’s goons gassing and physically forcing clergy off church grounds so #littledonnie could have a photo-op. #ncpol https://t.co/mDgvCpcC4p
— Dr. James G. Gilmore (@jamesggilmore) June 2, 2020
This is how Trump reacts to people making fun of him for hiding in his basement; he sends the cops to tear gas a peaceful assembly so he can stroll across the street (to a church he never attends) holding a bible in the air. It's also how tin-pot dictators behave.
— Cody Johnson (@codjohns17) June 2, 2020
If you had any idea just how stupid that makes you look, you would turn of your Twitter and curl up in a corner and cry yourself to sleep.
On that sadly frustrating note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) May 31, 2020