I made the mistake of going out downtown on Saturday night. I counted less than a second in between the thunder and lightening. Doesn’t that mean the lightening was striking less than a mile away? I hate storms unless I’m in my bed. Anyway – I came home extremely early to eat macaroni and cheese alone only to find the front entrance of my apartment flooded. I couldn’t go through the front doors. This is my attempt at giving an analogy for what this past week was like. A flood of random things that happened on a national and local level. Don’t forget to read The Point this week, because it is cool and great and informative and funny. Cheers to having a stellar work week, people.
On all things Donald Trump/Mike Pence: Donald Trump finally chose a running mate. Someone who he apparently wasn’t 100% on just hours before the selection, I should add. Some quality tweets were the result. T ‘N P 4EVER!!!!
I hope that Crooked Hillary picks Goofy Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, as her V.P. Then we can litigate her fraud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2016
Bernie Sanders endorsing Crooked Hillary Clinton is like Occupy Wall Street endorsing Goldman Sachs.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2016
From a Hoosier friend on Facebook:
"For everyone Googling Mike Pence right now, we're sorry. Signed, Indiana"
— Doc Kennedy (@DocHeelfire) July 16, 2016
trump pence logo just reminds me of the old phat farm logo pic.twitter.com/iHFsat9uwH
— ⭐️ａＺｎ ｄ＇ｅ̂ｔｒｅ⭐️ (@smashedmcdouble) July 15, 2016
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) July 15, 2016
This is the same Mike Pence who, on the same day, defended Indiana's religious liberties bill, then later said that it had to be fixed.
— R.L. Bynum (@RL_Bynum) July 14, 2016
On Pokemon Go: Yes, I’m including Pokemon Go again this week. One of our very own (Hello, Hayes) made a stellar video about the phenomenon that’s taken over the entire nation. So for the second week in a row – here are the best Pokemon Go tweets.
Asked my little brother's friend what he was doing…
"This counts as walking"
"My eggs will be hatched soon" pic.twitter.com/qpxU8R6mY1
— Emma Farrell (@efarrell42) July 14, 2016
— RaleighCo (@RaleighCompany) July 15, 2016
— Hayes Permar (@DHPIV) July 11, 2016
Pokemon Go press release from the City of Fayetteville. People….seriously. pic.twitter.com/yPpFiwI3G7
— Derek Medlin (@DerekMedlin) July 14, 2016
— Matt Brown (@MattSBN) July 15, 2016
How to kidnap a 28 year old in 2016 pic.twitter.com/pDbTazgtAf
— Tank.Sinatra (@GeorgeResch) July 10, 2016
The QTNA (Question That Needs An Answer) Tweet:
Which is worse to lose: internet or air conditioning?
— Hayes Permar (@DHPIV) July 17, 2016
LOL Tweets of the Week:
— WTVR CBS 6 Richmond (@CBS6) July 16, 2016
PSA: your club snaps all look/sound the same.
— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) July 17, 2016
On the ESPYS: The ESPY Awards took place in the last week. Russell and Ciara looked bomb arriving as husband and wife for the first time. Craig Sager received a higher approval rating than Donald Trump ever will from his speech, and NBA players used their voices to speak out against the recent shootings.
Villanova ruined my life because I can't watch another sports montage without fear of seeing that Kris Jenkins shot again
— basketball season (@brettlive) July 14, 2016
This was STRONG! Have a look and listen. https://t.co/O27AC5odki
— Jeff Gravley (@jgravleyWRAL) July 14, 2016
On Triangle-related Shenanigans: Hmmm, let’s see here. Raleigh flooded for starters. HB2 is obviously still causing problems. And A WOLFPACKER GOT SOME LEGIT MONEY!! Go Pack.
— Stephen Wiseman (@stevewisemanNC) July 13, 2016
Raleigh with nearly 8" of rain this month, nearly triple typical rainfall since June 1 (13.84" vs. 5.84"). #ncwx
— Chris Bianchi (@BianchiWeather) July 17, 2016
Crabtree Valley Mall – Lake edition pic.twitter.com/wgQKAbjeRG
— Brianna LaVae (@Brianna_LaVae) July 17, 2016
Quite a timeline for Amerson: Awful jr year at State, cut by Wash. in Yr 3, big money deal w/Oak in Yr 4 https://t.co/86PVpOO04d
— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) July 15, 2016
— SportsChannel8 (@SportsChannel8) July 13, 2016