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Jun 28, 2018 11 tweets 5 min read
Good morning.
Yesterday sucked.
What did you do?
Did you take the punch in the #KennedyRetirement and call it a day?
Did you rage about it here or IRL?
That here is no right answer,
There is a WRONG answer.
Good morning.
If you had the luxury to turn of the internet and not feel the impact of yesterday, fortunate.
But if you can live in a regime targeting people who don’t get a break and go “I need a break..."
Are you okay with that?
I’’m not.
#SCOTUS #KeepFamiliesTogether
Good morning.
What did you do last night?
I picked up dinner hearing Trumpers end zone dance over #SCOTUS.
And #TrumpConcentrationCamps.
And #BabyJails
And a million other things I disagree with.
It sucked.
I just wanted dinner.
Good morning.
If you had even a moment to feel safe enough to shut down yesterday...
If you could turn it off yesterday.
That’s privilege.
And if that doesn't bother you, remember, you could be next.
Here's your memo.
Good morning.
But not for your friends of diversity.
Or women.
Or democracy.
Or the middle class.
Well, the list goes on.
We do not have the right or the time to sulk.
So... let's be honest.
Not so good morning, right?
But on June 30th there’s a nationwide march.
On Nov. 6th there’s a midterm election.
If you have a way to make even the tiniest of difference...
Not so Good morning.
We are behind.
We have to win by their terrible rules.
Gerrymandering. Suppression. A stolen SCOTUS.
So... Register.
Get friends to register.
Have your IDs in order.
Be ready.
Not so good morning.
We live in tough times.
I do not think we have the space to litmus test.
I think we #VoteBlueNoMatterWho...
I think sure, we fight for who we believe in.
But at some point, fight WITH a side.
Division only helps the selfish and the cruel.
Not so good morning, but...
Today is a new day.
The goal posts moved again.
The work got harder still.
Are we in or out?
Do we #Resist or fold?
Do we pretend this is normal?
Who are we in this moment in time?
So not so good morning.
But... Today IS a good day to fight for what we believe in.
Locally. And nationally.
In little ways and big.
And eventually, on November 6th.
It's only hopeless if we give up hope.
If we give up, they win.
If we don’t vote, they win.
If we don’t rally others, they win.
It’s a new day.
A new morning.
It might not be good.
So let's make it a little better.
The midterms are in 130 days.

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Sep 16, 2018
At a moment in time when Trump has poll numbers at historic lows, he’s going to cold call America and remind everyone how much he sucks.

Is there anything more invasive? Or a more appropriate reminder of how this lunatic is creeping into every part of American life?
So what if we used that as a reminder to register?
Or check voter registration?
Or get voter ID if needed?
Surely once Trump annoys you on the phone like the skeevy telemarketer he is, we can reply on and flood twitter with appropriately mocking Gifs.

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Aug 4, 2018
The thing about President @BarackObama’s birthday is every year, it forces us to both appreciate what we had and - even if you had issues with the man - respect the intelligence, care and decency in which he handled his terms in office. /1
It makes us compare and contrast between two years ago and the shambling, sad, treasonous sack of terrible that sits in the oval right now.
Trump, basically:
Do you want to get President @BarackObama a gift?
Register others.
Help people get IDs.
Make November 6th a day of action.
Protect and defend his legacy.
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Jun 25, 2018
Let’s say I owned a restaurant. “Steve’s International House of Pancakes and/or Burgers.”
Here’s how I’d handle things.
1) Come in wearing your MAGA hat? Welcome. Sit. Enjoy a pancake or a burger. I might not LIKE your hat but I can judge that in the privacy of my own mind.
There is a chance I might put on my 2008 “Obama” shirt (it’s shrunk a little, I’ve grown a little) out of my own pettiness, but you’d be served with great service. Also: If anybody who worked at my "IHOP and/or IHOb” was a jerk to you, I’d have a problem with that. But...
…if you were crappy to one of my hypothetical employees because of race/creed/faith? If you picked fights with other customers because of theirs? You can leave. And if somebody filmed you being terrible? Thems the breaks. That seems fair, right #PermitPatty? /3
Read 11 tweets
Mar 26, 2018
We've been listening to the right, the NRA, to Fox News angrily scream for decades.
And we let it go.
Or took the high road.
What's great about people like @Emma4Change, @davidhogg111 and the #Parkland students... is they are voicing THEIR anger.
They won't be shouted down by Wayne or Tucker or Rick or internet trolls and they're not going to pretend they're not pissed off.
That was OUR mistake.
WE assumed dead kids would make people step back and be civil.
The generation born after Columbine has had #Enough. /2
Somebody needs to be screaming back, and I'm glad it's students who want a safer future.
Let them lead.
Let them lead LOUDLY.
Let them lead by example.
That's what's freaking the gun lobby out right now.
The usual tactics aren't working.
#MarchForOurLives /3
Read 6 tweets
Mar 25, 2018
Actually, I don't want to diminsh this with a joke.
This is significant.
This is the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS taking a stand against school shootings with both their brand AND their pocket book.
They're going to catch heat for this.

I mean, you know some mutton heads are going to be burning their season tickets and jerseys over this.
Or firing their AR's into autographed helmets, right?
Like anyone who supported #MarchForOurLives there will be blowback.
And yet there it is.
The Patriots plane.
Carrying PATRIOTS and survivors.
To take a stand against school shootings.
And gun violence.
As the NRA and their surrogates do what they can to demean the Parkland survivors and anyone involved in #MarchForOurLives.
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Mar 19, 2018
There's a lot of talk about what happens if Mueller is fired. I would like to make this suggestion while, in each tweet, link to a place where you can prepare to march. /1…
California. 6th largest economy in the world.
New York. Third largest economy in the U.S.
If Mueller is fired, taking to the streets is one thing.
And should happen.
But a general strike?
A hit to the wallet?
Politicians will take notice. /2…
This hand wringing, petition signing, retweeting is important because it raises awareness.
But at some point, like #MarchForOurLives and #StudentWalkout, we have to put our bodies where our mouths are. Where are tweets are.
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