Why do some folks feel threatened by vocal, knowledgeable and politically-engaged educators? Like what are you really afraid of? #nced #ncpol
— Justin Parmenter (@JustinParmenter) March 16, 2021
They say they want the best of the best teaching their children, but in reality, they would be happy with a robot teaching from a Texas textbook.
What a load of bunkum from @SenChuckEdwards
: He does *not* represent Asheville. This man espouses "small gov't" then turns around and practices BIG Gov't
: The AMA recognizes police brutality as product of structural racismhttps://t.co/g4aStvF5ED#avlnews #ncpol
— Sean (@RavenRavinoff) March 15, 2021
He's just doing what Republicans do, try to take power away from elected Democrats whenever they can.
@RepKandieSmith You voted against SB37 bc you said it “excluded science” yet 4 weeks later supported SB220 which included the exact same provisions you opposed 4 weeks earlier. What changed? Why was Plan A “unsafe” on Feb 11 but “safe” on March 11? #nced #ncpol #ncga
— Christine Hanks (@ChristineHanks7) March 15, 2021
Before you go spouting nonsense on social media, take five f**king minutes and check yourself. The bills are not the same, SB220 doesn't strip away the power of the Governor (or school boards) to take a step back if outbreaks occur.
Architect of North Carolina’s Woke Curriculum Supports Obama’s Anti-Semitic Pastor https://t.co/zCfJTgKcZ8 #ncpol @NC_Governor
— ginny j. (@ncginny) March 15, 2021
Nice try, but you can't distract from or bury Mark Johnson's blatant anti-Semitic tendencies. As if you really care about Jews, constantly retweeting this Nazi jerk:
Just hope she doesn't have to parallel park it. https://t.co/okZGed2wRO
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 14, 2021
A Nazi and a misogynist. How heartwarming.
The Emergency Powers Accountability Act is common-sense legislation that even our Founding Fathers saw as necessary: "Singly concentrated power into one individual is dangerous even with the best of intentions." https://t.co/qc9qzf0iYd #ncga #ncpol
— Mark Shiver (@markshiver) March 15, 2021
Really? One branch of the government stripping authority from another branch is a "no-brainer"? Here's a no-brainer: the restrictions had been in place for 8 months when voters chose to re-elect Governor Cooper. There is no justification for another in a long line of power grabs by the NC GOP.
Bill filed today by #ncga Senate Republicans would make "engaging in a riot" a felony instead of a misdemeanor: https://t.co/z0OSI2bACP #ncpol
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) March 15, 2021
I have a whole lot of questions, like: who decides the difference between a protest and a riot? If you're holding a sign five blocks away from somebody who breaks a window, are you going to jail, losing your right to vote? There are a lot of good provisions in the bill, but this is a poison pill. Fix it.
North Carolina lawmakers in state and in Congress, including @RepCawthorn, pushing legislation to make daylight saving time permanent. #ncpol https://t.co/3tcf73LGkY
— Brian Murphy (@MurphinDC) March 15, 2021
Well, I'm glad to see Maddie focusing on important issues. Yes, that was snarkasm.
— Rick Henderson (@deregulator) March 15, 2021
I really didn't even need to read this:
According to an investigation by Huffington Post reporter S.V. Date, a dog rescue charity linked to Lara Trump has spent nearly 2 million dollars at various Trump properties over the last several years and dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars on a fundraising event on Saturday. A permit filed with the town of Palm Beach, Florida, reveals Big Dog Ranch Rescue’s Saturday fundraiser at Mar-A-Lago cost nearly $225,000. As Date points out in his article, that money ends up directly in former president Trump’s hands.
Mixing politics and charity is risky business. By choosing to host multiple fundraising events at Trump-linked properties, Lara Trump is funneling money into companies that she has a vested interest in. That kind of self-dealing is reflective of the practices of the former Trump Foundation which was forced to shut down after an investigation into the charity by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood discovered it was engaging in “a shocking pattern of illegality” including “unlawfully coordinating with Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.”
Yeah, it's not so shocking anymore, is it? It's actually standard operating procedure for this family, but don't hold your breath waiting for Trump acolytes to figure that out.
#ncpol we’ve definitely got some issues in our state. #Jan6 https://t.co/NBk8JNnAHi
— Jeanne MillikenBonds (@JeanneBondsNC) March 15, 2021
That's an understatement...
With even more clean, affordable energy in development, North Carolina’s future is bright.
— Duke Energy (@DukeEnergy) March 8, 2021
It would be a lot brighter if you stopped building so many natural gas power plants. Those things are designed to last for decades, and you ain't gonna meet your 2035 carbon reduction goals that way. If those really are your goals, and not more bullshit.
— Carolina Partnership for Reform (@cprnc) March 16, 2021
Here's a political fact: When right-wing groups try to get clever and use pop culture references like Indiana Jones, they always miss the point. Trying to remove the Holy Grail from the cave cost several people their lives, but all the children who were enslaved in the Temple of Doom were set free. By a radical, Liberal professor, no less. Did you even watch the movies?
Last Thursday, Gov. Cooper finally signed SB220 into legislation- pushed by the Republican NCGA to the table to get schools open. Although long overdue, I am thankful for his support to get North Carolina students back in school. #ncpol #ncga #ncleg pic.twitter.com/zsPGibddwu
— Lisa Stone Barnes (@ElectLisaBarnes) March 16, 2021
He "finally" signed the bill? It was filed on March 9, and Governor Cooper signed it into law on March 11. Two days, which has to be some kind of speed record. You need to get your car checked out, because I think carbon monoxide fumes are seeping in...
On that exasperating note, here's your Onion:
Senator Can’t Believe It’s Already Been A Year Since He Boosted Stock Portfolio With Classified Coronavirus Information https://t.co/9Q4zwIVt21 pic.twitter.com/RiQKah8Pw1
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 15, 2021
I wonder where he's going to get his insider trading tips after he leaves the Senate?