Somewhere between a blessing and a curse:
Bright spot from today: @MarkMeadows is no longer a sitting member of Congress. One less racist, one less xenophobe, one less ideologue casting votes. #ncpol
— Lorcan Neill (@LorcanCNeill) March 31, 2020
Unfortunately, this just means he now has his hands on Cabinet agencies. If anybody could fuck up this administration more than Trump, it's Meadows...
Folwell said he could not answer a call from The News & Observer because of the severity of his symptoms: https://t.co/AgylAusns8 #ncpol
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) March 30, 2020
I made a promise on Twitter that I wouldn't criticize Folwell until after he was healed, but after reading the following, I'ma have to break that promise:
Folwell announced his condition Wednesday in a news release stating that he had returned from a trip with his son and was symptomatic when he returned to his office in Raleigh on March 16.
Folwell said in the statement that he has a perennial cough and thought his allergies were exacerbating it. He added that he was monitoring his temperature and didn’t see an increase.
But on March 23, Folwell’s doctor tested him for the virus and the test came back positive.
He went back to work for an entire week after traveling and then developing a cough. His employees were put at unnecessary risk, got infected, and now he "can't talk" to the media. He damned sure needs to make some phone calls, so he can squeak out "I'm sorry" to those he recklessly infected.
Justice Dept. investigates at least one lawmakers's ( @SenatorBurr) stock trades before coronavirus spike in U.S. https://t.co/qfY4zp8BRV #ncpol
— Lynn Bonner (@Lynn_Bonner) March 30, 2020
Yeah, don't hold your breath. Bill Barr isn't going to prosecute any Republicans, regardless of whatever crimes they commit.
GOP Plows Forward on Plans to Kill Obamacare, Coronavirus Pandemic Be Damned
Despite the virus hitting their states, attorneys general say they aren’t bending on the idea that the Affordable Care Act must go.https://t.co/Pb5QT92and via @thedailybeast #Obamacare #ACA #ncpol pic.twitter.com/pgDtslGAjU
— Michael Sexton (@jmsexton_) March 30, 2020
Josh Stein is a blessing, the type of attorney general all states need. These AGs going after the ACA (especially now) are just nuts.
@JohnHoodNC and the @JohnLockeNC, here once again speaking for all of us in North Carolina, apparently: please, do die for the market. #ncpol https://t.co/mDtfP5eDle
— David Loner (@urgeintheicebox) March 30, 2020
But the Free Market will save us! In reality, that invisible hand would rather choke us...
.@SenThomTillis is working tirelessly to keep his constituents informed on the coronavirus through telephone town halls. Good recap from @WLOS_13 on the latest telephone town hall he held this morning. #ncpol https://t.co/pd1M9GGxt7
— Andrew Romeo (@andrewromeo33) March 30, 2020
Let's see just how helpful this was:
Tillis also shared one of the latest advances when it comes to testing. "Found out over the weekend Abbott laboratories has a more rapid test, similar to the flu test, that can be done in the matter of minutes." Senator Tillis did say this will not roll out on a broad level due to specialized equipment that is required for the test.
Tills says these efforts are helping to better prepare the country for the next round of pandemic or epidemic.
Not helpful at all. Unless you hold stock in Abbot Labs...
I fully support striking Whole Foods, Instacart, & Amazon workers & hope they're joined by others in our society who the #COVID19 crisis has proven are essential, but whose greedy corporate bosses aren't giving the pay & basic protections they deserve. Solidarity forever!#ncpol https://t.co/zwVvUbbWxV
— Dr. James G. Gilmore (@jamesggilmore) March 30, 2020
I support them too, but I fear this may backfire on them.
I would like to hear more information about this along with the data/projections they are using to support this. #ncpol #coronavirusnc https://t.co/30oR2s0G5c
— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) March 30, 2020
If you had been paying attention, you would have noticed they had to update their number of people infected between Sunday morning and Sunday evening, adding over 100 to the total. You think they're making that shit up? Quit projecting, Stacey.
Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton. @SenatorBurr shot the moral credibility of the Republican Party.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 30, 2020
Lol! Says the man who wore a @#$%^& gas mask on the floor of Congress making fun of Coronavirus concerns. You're just as much an asshole as Burr is, so put a dirty sock in it.
Another unintended consequence of the shortages caused by NC politicians and their stupid price gouging law. Repeal NCGS 75-38 now! #EndArbitraryPriceCeilings #ncpol https://t.co/ASubwjin03
— Eric Rowell (@EricWRowell) March 31, 2020
More Libertarian nonsense. We should get rid of the price-gouging law so people wouldn't be able to afford sanitary wipes, and thus wouldn't be clogging the sewer pipes? Way to turn greed into a "public service." I just can't wrap my mind around these people...
Of course she just has to bash Trump at every turn. Now that she has been proven wrong, will she make an apology? Of course not. No class.https://t.co/iUuAoSrAKO via @theblaze
— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) March 31, 2020
And there goes another one of my favorite science fiction characters, Captain Dylan Hunt of the Andromeda Ascendant. Meh, I couldn't finish the series anyway because it got so redundant and predictable, which is a pretty good metaphor for Republicans in general. But still.
On that note of disillusionment, here's your Onion:
Trump Delays Easter To July 15 To Keep Promise On Coronavirus https://t.co/4zisGAnDgf pic.twitter.com/l8N9l7t5Hz
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 30, 2020
But are the Mexicans going to pay for it?
They don't grow on trees, pal. Wait your turn.
A fine Twitter Tuesday
I got in trouble for swearing on Twitter, which is why I use "shjt" and "asspole." I kinda like both in a pinch.
is Tillis' comms director, the man behind the man behind the man behind the curtain. Looks like he takes his cues from Thom and Don in the White House. "You can never suck up too much."