Tuesday Twitter roundup

And now we've got armed insurrectionists marching into government buildings and threatening to kidnap and execute Governors. Shame on us.

"Trump mask" is one of the funniest things I've seen in awhile.

Lol! Make up your f**king mind. When media covers the dangers of COVID 19, you throw a fit. When they cover something else, you throw a fit. Grow up.

"Operation Warp Speed" had the opportunity to purchase twice as many doses earlier this year but turned it down. Now we're not going to have enough, thanks to the idiotic Trump administration. Hudson is worse than an empty suit.

Andrew Dunn is a moron. I have many more things to say about him, but I just don't have the energy right now.

There is nothing humorous or ironic about this story. It's just horrible.

No! I mean, congratulations. But also no! We need him.

If this is indicative of what we can expect from the puppet merger, might not be such a good idea...

Ted Budd, the great American gun dealer. Who needs that stupid old Constitution anyway...

That's...not what I expected. She seems to be a vast improvement over Mark Johnson. Time will tell.

So...the Russians helped Joe Biden now? Is that the new thing, or just one idiot's childish reaction to a news story?

Well, maybe we can begin by looking at how you harassed the unemployment office earlier in the year:

Perry said call centers should operate 16 hours a day, seven days a week. They've been open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., though callers in the substantial queue at 5 p.m. mean the centers stay open later to handle those calls, and the division's assistant secretary has said he planned to add hours.

Perry said his office did an informal survey of constituents applying for benefits and found 90 percent had problems, either online or on the telephone.

"These people applied for benefits weeks ago after spending hours working around a crashed website and clogged phone lines," he said in a statement. "Now, we’re told it could take another a couple of weeks for them to apply for a second time after being initially denied. ... These citizens don’t have time to wait for benefits, they need them now."

I was just as concerned as you were over those delays, but your efforts to micromanage the department to fix problems you likely contributed to yourself (decreased funding) was pure political theater. The unemployment fraud described here is a national problem, not just NC, so keep that "help" to yourself.

I second that emotion from our new NC House Minority Leader. It's (long past) time for GOP leaders in the General Assembly to use some of that $4 Billion to help NC citizens. It's their money anyway, unless Republicans have forgotten.

*edited to add this thread by Kirk, who says it much better than I can:

On that fiscally sound note, here's your Onion:

This was me, until I discovered the magic of the smaller shopping cart...



Hudson is worse than an empty suit...

he's a blithering idiot. Not only did Pfizer not accept Operation Warp Speed funding (they paid for their own research), but BioNTech (a German company) developed this vaccine in Germany and the two principle scientists involved are German citizens of Turkish ethnicity. So this isn't some triumph for "American innovation", but rather a triumph for Pfizer and BioNTech. All Trump and his people did was agree to buy the vaccine if it was developed, which is a pretty small thing considering that they'd have done that anyway.