This needs to be shoved into the faces of Trump supporters on a regular basis:
North Carolina bases lose $80 million for border wall | I felt the need to post this again after seeing a commercial of how much @SenThomTillis claims to do for our military #ncpol https://t.co/U5IXQWcvq2
— WWC Dems (@DemsWwc) November 26, 2019
And Thom Tillis owns it, too.
Do you expect politics to come up at the Thanksgiving table?@PolitiFact has some tips for fact-checking your family.
My tip: steal the wine bottle and go talk to the dog instead. #ncpol https://t.co/3QAfWJIN7t
— Andy Specht (@AndySpecht) November 25, 2019
As much as we need these fact-checking efforts, I have not found them to be particularly helpful. Not on the state-level, anyway. The varying degrees of "partly true" or "partly false" tend to draw attention away from the actual motivations of the person being questioned, the intent behind the false claims. To be clear, when someone grabs an irrelevant statistic to back up their false narrative, the entire premise is still "false." And when fact-checkers go outside the actual quote to translate what the individual really meant to say, it gets even messier. That's what public relations and press secretaries do, not "neutral" observers.
All that being said, it is still a good medium to expose valid information, so I'm going to render a "partly helpful" judgment on NC fact-checkers. ;)
.@DanForestNC to @PatMcCroryNC this a.m.: "It’s a beautiful state. People are beautiful. We have great diversity here in our state."@DanForestNC this summer: “No other nation, my friends, has ever survived the diversity and multiculturalism that America faces today.” #ncpol
— Liz Doherty (@doherty_eliz) November 25, 2019
Thanks for listening for us. I couldn't do it, the thought of both of those bigoted jerks having a conversation (broadcasted, no less) Makes Evil Steve want to break something.
— John Locke Foundation (@JohnLockeNC) November 25, 2019
Association Health Plans are boondoggles that end up costing members dearly, and no amount of "Free Market" cheerleading will change that.
Istation is improving education for children all across North Carolina by providing teachers with more tools to assess and instruct their students. #ncpol #ncga #ncedhttps://t.co/Z43MvcXvsu pic.twitter.com/tF9ZubPdcW
— Istation North Carolina (@IstationNC) November 25, 2019
When your backroom deal gets exposed and you are forced to actually sell your product...
— still&barrel (@stillnbarrel) November 25, 2019
In case you don't know, FIRE is the organization that complains when White Supremacists are blocked from spewing their hateful rhetoric on campus. A green light from them is a red light for parents and potential students.
— Lauren Horsch (@LaurenHorsch) November 25, 2019
And this Tweet pretty much proves that journalistic ethics do not necessarily follow the journalist from job to job.
— EQV Analytics (@AnalyticsEqv) November 25, 2019
And now you know where Geremy the Germ came from:
— Geremy the Germ (@Geremy43676198) February 4, 2015
I *still* think it's funny, but I am easily entertained...
Today in General Assembly 2020 election news: Rep. Debra Conrad of Winston-Salem, a Republican, won't run for reelection. Announcement says she "will seek new opportunities in business and politics." #ncpol #nced pic.twitter.com/b0Q23haofb
— Dawn B. Vaughan (@dawnbvaughan) November 25, 2019
Somebody's already missing her gerrymandered map...
— Tim Peck (@timothypeck) November 26, 2019
Yeah, right. He'd be lucky to pull 3.4% of black voters.
Is a state judge about to order a massive increase in spending, necessitating higher taxes? That's the question many policymakers and analysts are talking about in Raleigh at the moment, in case you haven't heard about the Leandro case lately. https://t.co/YD4Rttugxh #ncpol #ncga
— John Hood (@JohnHoodNC) November 26, 2019
If he does it's partly your fault, John. You've been flogging tax cuts for as long as I can remember, and NCGA Republicans have been listening. Every year since they took over they've cut something, whether it's income taxes or corporate taxes. Or both. It wasn't "magic" that made that money disappear, and it won't be magic to get it back. It will be responsible governing.
The President tweeting about the border wall this morning as the controversy over funding continues in Washington. We have a full report his morning on Your Morning News. @SpecNewsRDU #ncpol https://t.co/lOIueIhunu
— Caroline Blair (@CarolineBNews) November 26, 2019
Trump's misuse of capital letters is not just bad grammar, it's a sign of mental illness. These are things on which he places importance, so in his mind they become proper nouns, equivalent to human beings. And in the case of the border wall, even more important than human beings, exhibited in his "take the land" decree. The wall has become his white whale, and he will sink this country to obtain it.
On that concerning note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) November 22, 2019