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Once again, @CNN & @MSNBC give the White House all the time they ask for. Obama couldn't get arrested and get coverage like this. But the American left just nods. When do we confront the real problem in America? It *is* the media. (Just not Trump's version of it.)
Find me even 2 branded pundits who will say this. They know it's true, but they want the face-time on the networks so it never gets said.

But almost all liberals nod at this with little if any push-back. That makes all of us complicit. It's just hard to take liberals seriously
I've said year after year, the Right and the media are highly vulnerable to corporate pressure. The reason we haven't done it in a big way is NOT the Right's fault, but the selfish lack of will by publishers on The Left to push such efforts. #BoycottNRA is just "safer" for them.
The success of #BoycottNRA pressure on sponsors (fastest ever), should prove my point. Let's stop wasting time on half-assed electoral solutions that usually fail.

We can use the free market to punish the fetishists' obsession w/ guns, Trumpism, #freedumbism, and free markets.
Before wingnuts blather at me, be advised, I'm a bigger defender of free markets than most of you, and it's likely I can make a much better argument for them. So go read a book, or just shut off @FoxNews, and maybe we can discuss it someday. (But I doubt you will… so we won't.)

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Jul 12, 2018
Senate confirmed Brian Benczkowski.

Someone with big ties to Putin, and virtually zero courtroom experience is now the next in line to replace Rosenstein at Justice.

How much further, America? Why are we letting the GOP pretend this is normal?

What is more preposterous? That this is happening, or that the @NYtimes, @washingtonpost @CNN keep putting up apologists and stooges to make everyone feel this is just Democracy at work.

@nytimes @washingtonpost @CNN Your country is literally being ripped out from under you, and you have no choice but to just watch it happen, because someone has to act fast, but no one knows what that means.

And the enemy knows it. So keep watching. We are all but certain to lose it all.
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Jul 9, 2018
Dear @SenSchumer
& @NancyPelosi:

The @potus, already suspected of conspiring with Russia, is about to meet with its president ALONE without a notetaker.

And your response to this will be what? More passionate floor speeches?

You lead the "opposition." Please start opposing.
@SenSchumer @NancyPelosi @POTUS Congressional Democrats should simply call in sick and stop the nation's business until Trump agrees to either cancel this meeting, or at least take a notetaker or witness along. Acquiescing to this absurdity, novel in the history of the world, is itself almost treasonous.
@SenSchumer @NancyPelosi @POTUS Every god damn major newspaper should be running the headline, 'WTF?'

Why not just Fedex Russia our nuclear codes, or NATO battle plans, and save all that travel expense? What the f*ck is wrong with you in the press?

WHY ARE YOU SO QUIET? What do you tell your own children?
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Jul 5, 2018
I JUST SPENT OUR #INDEPENDENCEDAY re-watching @wkamaubell's #UnitedShades of America's show that visited Canada. Why? Because I needed reminding of how angry I am that the people of the United States are being conned, lied to, and victimized every day. And we're all complicit.
All you have to do is watch this one 4 minute segment of @DocDanielle discussing the Canadian health care system to understand just how Republicans, @FoxNews and the American insurance industry have been bullshitting Americans for years.
Okay, the informed know about the healthcare lie. But what about low crime rates, or humane drug treatment, or that Canadians actually like & respect one another, all while WELCOMING immigrants that REPUBLICANS—ONLY REPUBLICANS—in the U.S. have demonized as marauding invaders?
Read 21 tweets
Apr 10, 2018
.@SenSchumer @NancyPelosi Respectfully, when are you going to hold a press conference or two and start getting some local news coverage trying to tell the America people just how bad all of this is for our nation?

Pretending this situation is politics as usual is putting this entire nation at risk. If you play it safe until November, there may not be a November.

Hyperbole? Perhaps. But it's hard to claim that based on the daily evidence piling up. You need to start showing real alarm.
You're in "safe mode," thinking you're on track to win in Nov. But that's NOT a sure thing. You need to get in front of cameras every day so every thinking American (and the press) feels the alarm. That will scare the GOP & business, while firing up voters. It's time to stand up.
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Apr 7, 2018
I'm convinced that the solution to repairing America is my Creative Centers idea. By investing in maker space facilities & tech shops nationwide, the next generation could meet, work, bond and learn by making and sharing creative efforts of all kinds. We'll all be much happier.
It's not rocket science or magical thinking. Consider your own experience. The happiest and most humanistically kind and generous people I know have creative hobbies and passions.

But most people can't afford the space or tools of creativity. It's a fine goal for government
But we don't talk about ideas because we don't talk about much of anything except the politics of societal decay since Ronald Reagan set fire to the Shining City on the hill. We're being punked by greedy billionaires, religious zealots, slimy grifters, and a complicit media.
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