No disaster should be left behind in political machinations:
joshtpm 10:38am via Twitter for iPad Is any reporter silly enough not to just say that Romney is continuing to campaign? 'Storm relief events' in Ohio w/ camp vids? Really?
Which reminds me of something funny I saw a few days ago:
NC Victory 2012 @NCvictory_2012 23h
Hurricane Sandy Victory Relief Efforts: - eepurl.com/q9KBj #ncpol #consnc #rednc
I don't get it. Has Hurricane Sandy claimed Victory over us, and we need Relief from that? Or are we going to defeat Sandy and claim Victory? And this image at the bottom of the page:
Has got to be one of the worst abuses of misleading imagery in this entire election. I'm pretty sure the American Red Cross would have something to say about being included in a Romney For President ad, hurricane or not.
betseyross 12:10pm via HootSuite
HEY MOONBATS: Feel-good story of the day: Nobody cares about the Nutroots ht.ly/eJSYZ #p2 #topprog #lnyhbt #ncpol #msnbc #thefive
Says the idiot who's posted tens of thousands of Tweets in six months. ;)
ncjustice 11:56am via Facebook
According to the N&O, some 30,000 employers in NC don't offer the workers' compensation insurance they're required... fb.me/v1GVcLI0 2 retweets
And thanks to the NC GOP, employees can no longer check to see if their bosses are obeying the law:
The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported in April that as many as 30,000 North Carolina employers required to carry workers’ compensation insurance don’t, leaving their employees vulnerable if they are hurt at work. But much of the data the newspaper used to help make that calculation was soon made private under state law at the request of the N.C. Rate Bureau, an organization that works for the insurance industry.
Getting consumers and workers involved in reporting fraud will be critical, said Wayne Goodwin, chairman of the task force and state insurance commissioner. “Anything that can help detect fraud and help equality needs to happen,” he said.
Good luck with that, Wayne. The only fraud the NC GOP is worried about is zombies climbing out of the grave to vote or poor people using food stamps to buy Cheetos. Corporations breaking the law and not protecting their workers? That's just business.
underthedome 9:43am via twitterfeed Pat McCrory raised $5 million in the third quarter: Pat McCrory on Monday reported a $5 million haul in the exte... bit.ly/Rmo1KJ
Sweet Baby Jesus. Five million bucks? If he does win, he'll step into office owing more favors than any other Governor in our state's history.
PopeFoundation 8:31am via HootSuite Building a better business climate in #nc — learn more about the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation! ow.ly/eRMV2 #ncpol #ncga #consnc
Yes, let's learn a little bit more about the man running this operation:
"Now, you said that there were a number of other organizations that approach issues from a similar perspective. That’s true, but there are many more organizations on the other side of many of these issues. Take homosexual hate crimes legislation, for example. I have been the only individual who has testified against that legislation in committee, and there were eight to ten people on the other side of that issue providing testimony. We need more organizations representing family values."
Apparently family values include being able to assault another person based on their sexual preference, without having to worry about additional consequences.
"A bill was introduced to eliminate the criminal penalty for adultery for cohabitation. A bill was introduced to eliminate North Carolina’s "Alienation of Affection" laws. These laws say that if you are married, and an individual steals the affections of your spouse, commits adultery with your spouse, and that results in the break-up of your marriage, you can sue that third-party. There was a bill introduced in the 1999 session that would have eliminated that law. An aggrieved spouse would have no recourse. We think that law is significant and plays an important role in preserving marriages and families. That law sends a strong message that we need to maintain."
So much for tort reform...
And if you think I've forgotten your weekly Onion in lieu of all that other crazy talk, think again:
The Onion@TheOnion Hurricane Sandy Gives Holed Up Couple Great Chance To Have All Those Fights They’ve Been Avoiding http://onion.com/V13K3C
Have a nice day, folks.
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