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Mar 8 41 tweets 3 min read
The slurping words is underway. About 9 sentences in. First mention of de-MAH-cruh-cee.

#SOTU2024 #SOTU Biden: We should help Ukraine. Quotes Reagan's "tear down this wall" line. Quotes Trump. Democrats boo.
Sep 21, 2021 28 tweets 16 min read
Gov. Cooper's COVID briefing begins.
Touts vax numbers after giving death count & case counts.

#NCpol Gov applauds businesses and governments imposing vax requirements.

Aug 18, 2021 39 tweets 13 min read
Gov. Cooper COVID briefing is underway.
He introduces latest winner of vax lottery.

These are the final winners.

#NCpol Gov:
Cash drawings have ended, but $100 cash cards still available. Also, you'll be protected!
Get the shots. Statistics show vast majority who getting sick are unvax'd.

Jul 29, 2021 34 tweets 11 min read
NC Governor's COVID briefing begins.

Thanks retiring Sec. Hooks & Emergency Ops Director Sprayberry.

COVID trends turned sharply in wrong direction. Unvaxxed getting people sick.

#NCpol Gov:
We've heard about doctors being asked for vaccines by dying patients.
Get a vax.
Virus is more contagious & it'll find you if you're unvaxxed.

Jun 2, 2021 27 tweets 12 min read
The first in-person COVID news conference from @NC_Governor in over a year.
Watch it live here:

I'll be live-tweeting, as well.
Follow this thread.

#NCpol No music being fed down the line right now... just an open mic from the room.

Apr 28, 2021 18 tweets 6 min read
NC COVID briefing begins.

I'm live-tweeting here...

#NCpol Cohen going over the metrics. Reiterates the Bring Summer Back Bribe: 2/3 vax'd with 1 dose = indoor mask mandate gets lifted
CDC guidance: outdoor masks not required
Apr 26, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
NC Republicans get temporary accolades for bringing Apple here. Solely in service to praise Cooper for cooperation.

Soon, status quo returns & GOP is target of derision by the very people who benefit from importing hundreds (or thousands?) of leftists.

#NCpol Cooper has proven repeatedly he'll use corporate power to extort & bully #NCGA lawmakers into caving to the left.
This behavior will get worse & employed by more & more elected Democrats.
Maybe we should ask: "Why is Apple the kind of corporate partner NC wants?"

Apr 21, 2021 27 tweets 9 min read
Beginning in mere moments... @NC_Governor Roy Cooper's COVID briefing.
I will live-tweet here.
Apologies for non-#NCpol followers. :)
You can watch the carefully-managed theater here: Gov:
952k cases
1,963 new cases since
1,168 hospitalized
12,480 dead

We continue to make progress.
Stable trends. But numbers are not yet declining.
Our strong protocols are why we avoided surge overwhelming hospitals.
We struck the right balance.

Apr 19, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
#ChauvinTrial -- Judge is now giving the jury instructions.
Closing arguments are over. Defense attorney Eric Nelson now alleging prosecutorial misconduct, because the prosecutor made multiple accusations that the defense lied in presenting its case.
"There's lot of law on this."

Apr 6, 2021 17 tweets 5 min read
Gov. Cooper at COVID briefing:

Dangerous variants.
We're consulting with health experts. Science & data.
Soon we'll give you a forecast of things you can do safely for July 4th.
Lots of vax'd. We're doing better than even we predicted!

#NCpol Gov:
Convince friends & families to get vax.
Most common side effect of vax is pure joy.
I've seen sparkle in peoples' eyes when they get it.

Mar 17, 2021 26 tweets 11 min read
NC Governor's COVID briefing getting underway.
Watch here:

I'll be live-tweeting.
#NCpol Gov:
889k cases
1002 hospitalized

Numbers have remained relatively low & stable.
Trends look good, but keeping watchful & concerned eye on COVID variants in our state - they could spread more easily & make us sicker.

Do the 3Ws.

Mar 15, 2021 5 tweets 6 min read
NC legislature looks to rein in Governor's near-limitless emergency power.
I guess we'll see who's "protecting democracy"...

#NCpol #NCGA #NC #WNCnews #Asheville #Charlotte #Durham #Raleigh #Greensboro #Wilmington #AVL #AVLnews I guess I'll start the list here.

First entry is DemocracyNC...

#NCpol #NCGA #HB264 Image
Mar 9, 2021 20 tweets 7 min read
NC Gov. Roy Cooper's regular COVID briefing gets underway at 3pm.
Video link:

As always, I'll be live-tweeting here. And, as always... my apologies too all y'all non-#NCpol followers.
:) Gov:
Starts, as always, with case counts, deaths, hospitalizations.

NC's mission remains "fast and fair" vax. We've been recognized as the leader in the USA for collecting racial data on vax recipients.

Mar 9, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
NC Commissioner of Prisons Todd Ishee is making the same excuse for agreeing to the latest "sue & settle" deal that Board of Elections officials made when they agreed to their own deal. Ishee says it was taking a lot of their time.

#NCpol #NCGA Sen. Daniel: How many days of mediation involved?

Ishee: I was in 3 days. Lot of other days.

Mediator was agreed upon by parties. Not court-appointed.
Mar 2, 2021 29 tweets 10 min read
Fresh off his victory over Special Ed kids, parents, & students seeking in-person instruction, NC Gov. Cooper will hold a COVID briefing in mere moments.

You can watch it here:

Or, in lieu of gouging out your eyeballs, you can follow this thread.

#NCpol Gov starts off with a rundown of cases, hospitalizations, deaths.

Numbers have declined & remain stable.
We took careful & deliberate actions to ease restrictions last week to help move economy forward while protecting everyone.

Feb 27, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
What does Gov. Cooper's veto of #SB37 have in common with his decision to ease restrictions on bars?
Protecting Executive power.

He states as much in the veto.

And a judge warned him that ALL of his Executive Orders could fall if the bar's lawsuit wins.

#NCpol He cited "the metrics" as why he allows indoor seating in bars now.
The same metrics as in October, he said - when he refused to allow indoor seating.
Keeping bars locked down risked ALL of his Ex. Orders.
Easing restrictions lets him argue the lawsuit is moot.

Feb 24, 2021 30 tweets 12 min read
NC Gov. Roy Cooper begins his COVID briefing in about 10 minutes.
You can watch it here:

I'll be live tweeting it.
My sincere apologies to non #NCpol folks!

:) Cooper begins with case counts, %positive, hospitalizations, & deaths.

Notes USA surpassed 500k deaths.
Reason for hope in NC!
Metrics stabilized.
Vax being administered. Making sure race & ethnicity are proportionate to our population.
Teacher vax begins today.

Feb 18, 2021 28 tweets 11 min read
NC Gov's COVID briefing begins.
Stream here:

#ncpol Gov:
Numbers are stable and declining! NC is making progress. This is good news! We'll examine that as we work on our next Executive Order.
Keep guard ... and our masks... up!
ESPECIALLY as we re-open schools... Like I urged districts to do weeks ago.

Feb 10, 2021 34 tweets 14 min read
Gov. Cooper administration has called another COVID briefing.
It's unusual for a briefing to be called for a second consecutive day.
I'll live tweet here.
You can watch it here:

#NCpol Gov:
Beginning 2/24 expanding vax eligibility to group 3 to teachers.
BEFORE other frontline essential workers.

(As I predicted)

Feb 9, 2021 30 tweets 11 min read
Gov. Roy Cooper's COVID briefing gets underway shortly.

Livestream is here:

I'll be live tweeting in this thread.
As always, my apologies for non-#ncpol followers.
:) Gov:
Passed the grim milestone of 10k deaths.
But our numbers remain stable.
Declines in % of +tests and hospitalizations.

We must keep our guard up to limit the spread.
Distributing vax q

Feb 2, 2021 26 tweets 9 min read
NC Gov's COVID briefing gets underway now.

He starts with rundown of case counts, hospitalizations, deaths.

#ncpol Numbers are trending down.
But we must not let our guard down.
Protecting public health has been top priority.
We took decisive & strong actions.
We've relied on science.
Now it's time to get kids back in classroom.