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Rage

I was going to write about rage this morning, about the toll it takes when you're mad so much of the time. But when I looked up the definition, I found "uncontrollable anger."
Hmmmmm.

Is there such a thing as controllable anger? Can I borrow some?

Two-faced Thom Tillis flips on border wall funding

As you've probably heard by now, Thom Tillis is running scared. After he pissed off his rabid base by daring to stand up for the Constitution, he's now flipped and voted to support tRump's executive over-reach. What's the motivation? Looks like he's getting scared of being primaried by Mark Meadows. What a schmuck.

Name this politician

It seems like I’ve been running for office my whole life. I’m not really sure why, it’s just what I do. Maybe it's because of that goofy Tom Hanks movie.

Name this politician

I'm a policy wonk and consider that a good thing.

I think a lot about what government can do, and what it should do.

No matter what it does, however, government should be fair and competent.

I'm not your charismatic pretty face and I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth.

My accent gets more apparent the farther east I travel.

Pot

The daily swirl of political nonsense takes a toll on elected officials. Many lose their inability to step back and see bigger pictures. In North Carolina, the bigger picture of marijuana policy is completely lost to most of those in the General Assembly. Here are some facts:

Court rules NCGA actions related to two amendments VOID

I don't know if I read this right, but dang. It's big news.

The Wake County Superior Court just ruled that two amendments passed in November, Voter ID and Tax Cap, are INVALID. The Court ruled the NC Legislature was not legally constituted (because of gerrymandering) and its actions on these two amendments should be voided.

This is amazing. I'll try to attach the ruling.

Here you go!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SZvURg60pxJGxCOS_QJCIeApFzTboLhX

None of these guys should resign

For all my extremism, I don't call for elected officials to resign because of their pasts. Democrats and Republicans alike, they got elected being the persons they are today. If we didn't learn their dark histories, that's a due diligence problem on our part. And if we're dumb enough to elect known dirtbags, we deserve the consequences. As a rule, we should defer to the will of the electorate.

None of these guys should resign. It's up to us to fire them.

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