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Sarah Kendzior: This was the first I've heard of the parade being cancelled. Costing $92 million??
Rick: How do you justify spending $92 million on something that only one person wants?
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: $92 million could be spent on veterans, on healthcare, on so many more things that are more important than a parade.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Rick: I find it funny they waited until the NDAA was signed before they pulled back on the parade.
Rick: Before we talk about episode 3 of #GasLitNation, I have to take issue: How can you not like the Beatles??
Sarah Kendzior: People are going to hate me now; you'll hang up on me! It's boring. I don't feel it.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: The most damning thing about me is my iPod. @AndreaChalupa show that we can bridge these things; she's a Beatles fan and I'm a Rolling Stones fan.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: We've seen manipulations in the stock market. Helping mafiosos abroad. You can see these tentacles stretching everywhere, incl offshore banking. Everyone should read the speech by Mueller.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Rick: Trump was the perfect person for this because he's part of all these worlds. Friends tell me nothing gets done in NY without going through the mob.
Sarah Kendzior: Trump is great at marketing & PR; he has no shame.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: So few did anything about Trump, which brings into question the NY FBI and Giuliani. It's not my job to fix this, but it sure is someone's, and they've done nothing.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: Mueller says this is not the Sopranos, it's not shaking down someone down at a diner. It blurs the borders when the gov't lets these people run wild. Citizens United lets money be pumped into campaigns.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: I think Mueller should indict and get the most destructive people out NOW before they make things worse. I'm not saying to wrap it up but get these guys out. There's nothing that justifies putting babies in cages.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: It blows my mind that we're still having a debate over whether or not Trump is racist. Of course he's racist; that's why we have South American kids put in cages. The mystery is solved--move on.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Rick: My concern is the Manafort trial ends up like 12 Angry Men or something like that, where one person plants seeds of doubt in everyone else's minds. I worry Manafort walks.
Sarah Kendzior: I'm discouraged by those ?s from jury.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: I worry that the jury wasn't sequestered. If I were Manafort's team, I'd be tampering with the jury. I don't think we should expect justice to be served, but I'm sure more charges are coming.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: Trump has gotten hold of the judiciary in a big way, firing judges and putting his own people in. I hope there's a guilty verdict but I'm leaning towards there won't be.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: I wonder if Manafort has a heads up in how this will all end up. He's acting smug, winking at his wife in the courtroom.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Rick: I don't know if you saw Trump's tweet that media is the opposition party but "we're winning!"
Sarah Kendzior: This isn't the first we've known he feels this way; don't know why people act like it's the first time we've heard it
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: The media shouldn't be close and cozy with gov't/judicial. They should be independently reporting.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: This was a lot tonight--you should have stuck to the Beatles!
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: @AndreaChalupa & I set up a Patreon account, if anyone would like to make a donation to help us make our Gaslit Nation podcast a weekly event.

@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation

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Oct 6, 2018
Rick: Grassley basically said women don't want to work.
Sarah Kendzior: All women do is work. Women have been doing the bulk of the work of protesting, documenting the atrocities of the this administration.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: Those in power don't care. Our elected representatives don't care about our opinions, about their constituents, about being voted out of office. That tells me they plan to rig election, disqualify votes after the fact.
@sarahkendzior @gaslitnation #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: They want a disempowered, serf-like class struggling for survival. It's the Republican dream. They've designed a transnational economy that benefits the wealthiest.
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Aug 30, 2018
Scott Dworkin: It's almost a certainty that Mueller will try Manafort for the ten charges that ended in a hung jury in the previous trial.
@funder @TheDemCoalition #DworkinReport
Scott Dworkin: Manafort can't push back much; he's really disadvantaged at this point. He'd have to give up something absolutely crazy or he'll be in prison for the rest of his life.
@funder @TheDemCoalition #DworkinReport
Rick: Or, Trump could pardon Manafort.
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Jul 25, 2018
Sarah Kendzior: I think with all Republicans you need to look at what policies they've passed & what their rhetoric is. They say someone should do something about Russian interference (them!) but nothing's getting done.
@sarahkendzior #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: Russia wants the US to be pulled out of NATO. They want NATO to be weakened, they want the US to be weakened, they don't want oligarchs to be investigated for anything.
@sarahkendzior #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: Why would the Russians help Dems win elections? The Russians wouldn't get what they want then. Saying the Russians are helping Dems is absolute crap.
@sarahkendzior #GasLitNation
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Jul 24, 2018
Rick: When do we have the intervention? Can we tell Twitter to turn Trump off?
Propane Jane: A lot of people say when Trump does this, he's distracting from something, but he's always lurching from tantrum to tantrum. Hard to tell when he's stable.
@docrocktex26 #TellTaleTweet
Propane Jane: He's had a bad week, but it's actually been a couple of bad months. Well, 19 bad months. The news cycle continues to be very bad.
@docrocktex26 #TellTaleTweet
Propane Jane: Trump really thought he showed strength w/ #Russia, and then when he returned to the US, he was flabbergasted to find the American public didn't agree.
@docrocktex26 #TellTaleTweet
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Jul 20, 2018
Sarah Burris: Trump just figured out that The Apprentice was about apprenticeships. OMG, and he has the nuclear codes.
@SarahBurris @RawStory
Sarah: He literally said, "I'm just putting it together now." I don't know which is worse, that he didn't put apprentice/apprenticeship together before, or that he felt comfortable saying that in front of cameras & reporters. Bless his heart.
Rick: Evidently Trump had irrefutable evidence Day One about Russian interference but he's chosen to vehemently deny, refute it.
Sarah: The forensic detail is absurd. The world now knows the US knows what's going on when it comes to cyber espionage.
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