A hat-tip to the under-the-bridge dwellers:
I'd like to thank our trolls for providing me with my Monday night entertainment, tides me over until football season starts
— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) August 6, 2013
Here are a few from the Georgia Questions Suggestions:
Ask if Georgia voters believe that evolution is a lie from the pit of Hell.
Which Squidbilly would you vote for Governor? Early, Lil, Rusty, Granny, Krystal, The Sheriff, or Dan Halen?
If a zombie apocalypse happened in Georgia and you had to flee by foot, which way would you go to escape?
North to Tennessee or the Carolinas
East to the sea
West to Alabama
South to Florida
Refuse to flee
In response to the overwhelming reaction of citizens against draconian GOP policies, the Right-Wing Twits are calling out their simple-minded yet dangerous inbred brethren:
Here is an example of RWNJ twitter nastiness pic.twitter.com/3k4Gm39apW
— Jeanne MillikenBonds (@JeanneBonds4NC) August 5, 2013
— Hannah Allison (@HannahRAllison) August 5, 2013
You know, if we all had a fraction of her bravery, we'd live in a much better world. Thank you, Kayne.
— Perry Woods (@WhalerCane) August 5, 2013
That's pretty self-explanatory, except for the added note that Chris is (big surprise) one of Pope's ex(?) puppets.
— Action NC (@Action_NC) August 5, 2013
Dear God in Heaven. It's one thing when an individual Tweeter (who doesn't represent an organization advocating for thousands of people) misspells a word. *sigh* The word is "lose", with just one "o". Okay? Now, I want you to come up here to the chalkboard, and write, "If I let loose the rung, I might lose my balance and fall off this ladder" five hundred times. Or until the bell rings. Whatever.
— Jennifer Hall (@jenjhall) August 5, 2013
Erickson, in his introduction of Brannon, had some harsh words for state House speaker Thom Tillis — the other announced candidate for the GOP nomination:
[...]“It’s a Republican field with a lot of people. One of them is the speaker of the House of Representatives in North Carolina, and I can tell you I would rather vote for the pile of brown goo on the side of the road in New Orleans than vote for that guy as a Republican in North Carolina. He’s terrible. You do not want this person.
And from the comments:
The Club for Growth is sponsoring the Primary My Congressman website which is seeking challengers against a number of establishment Republicans. Renee Ellmers is one of their targets.
See, this is what happens when Republicans gain a majority. Instead of the smartest rising to the surface, the really crazy ones come bubbling up.
Durham man flunks driving test with crash through brick home http://t.co/qEwET2Cmj7
— WRAL NEWS in NC (@wral) August 6, 2013
"But you said, 'Just keep going straight until I tell you to turn'."
— Adam Linker (@nchealthaccess) August 1, 2013
And that's 20,000 low income folks who will no longer receive affordable treatment. Which probably suits the empty suits just fine.
End of session press conference: Thank you to all legislators. We have seen more reform in 6 months than in the past 10 years. #NCPOL
— Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) July 26, 2013
Republican dictionary revision #143: "reform" and "destruction" are now synonyms. Speaking of destruction:
— JohnLockeFoundation (@JohnLockeNC) August 6, 2013
More like, "You can't alleviate my unwarranted fear of public education or shatter my fantasy about how magical for-profit schools can be."
— Jonathan Kappler (@jonathankappler) August 6, 2013
I'll bet you want to improve your relations with women voters, after voting No on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act:
The objections can be grouped in two broadly ideological areas--that the law is an unnecessary overreach by the federal government, and that it represents a "feminist" attack on family values. The act's grants have encouraged states to implement "mandatory-arrest" policies, under which police responding to domestic-violence calls are required to make an arrest. These policies were intended to combat the too-common situation in which a victim is intimidated into recanting an abuse accusation.
Right, because if a woman decides that being beaten by her husband is somehow her fault, or his way of showing his love, the Federal government has no business getting involved. With friends like that...
— Watauga Dems (@WataugaDems) August 6, 2013
In the strange world of Republican behavior, drinking and driving and fighting with the police are probably considered badges of honor. He'll probably last about three months before doing something else equally stupid.
Okay, I'm bored already. Time for some Onion:
Asshole Awarded For Asshole Behavior By Business Community Leaders http://t.co/pENkNDNJfw
— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 1, 2013
That's pretty funny, but I need something with animals in it:
"I thought we belonged to, like, Warren Buffet, or at least some crazed South American drug lord. But this kid?" http://t.co/DTx9ukPPqy
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 29, 2013
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