Friday Open ThreadBy
It’s Friday. The NC General Assembly has gone home, and the majority party with the help of a few Dems has left a wicked wake of laws and budgetary missteps that will hurt our state for years to come.
Local races are heating up. The Presidential election spectacle is already reaching fevered silliness as cable news channels turn the process into another season of The Bachelor.
Speaking of elections, did y’all catch the blistering attack ad against Mark Meadows? I heard it on 570am. It alleges marital infidelity and is sponsored by a group with a name that infers it’s from Asheville citizens in favor of marriage equality. Exceedingly strange and Tonya Hardingesque.
There’s a runoff election day on July 17. There are several races, including a Democratic runoff for
Secretary Commissioner of Labor.
If you have any trouble at your polling place this year, feel free to blame the majority party for refusing to receive $4,000,000 in federal grant money to guarantee election integrity.
In other worlds, the Raelians are coming; Tom Cruise is cruising; and we lost Andy Griffith. A Higgs-Boson-like particle was discovered using the most sophisticated machine ever produced by humankind.
From another elaborate contraption we’ve put together comes this – Time lapse video from the International Space Station.
Happy Friday, y’all. This thread is open.