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#MorningJoe tells (sickening) Bari Weiss to only read comments from people with verified accts & "friends" with unverified accts in order to stay sane. Meanwhile, #MorningMika tells Weiss she did a fantastic job giving racists yet another voice in the @nytimes . 🙄😕
I wish I had time today to really dig into the disgusting "points" Weiss has to make in this article, but I took many screenshots & will tweet a few here for folks who don't want to use up 1 of their 5 free articles this month. /1…
Here's how she starts the article. My eyes began rolling after the first two paragraphs. Lord have mercy, where is this article taking us? "That Which Cannot Be Said." 🙄 /2
"It's hard to explain who's a member of the Intellectual Dark Web." No, it isn't Bari. It's pathetically easy to tell, but apparently you're comfortable with people who aren't actually "intellectuals." /3
Oh, look, she says. Miraculously, none of these racists & misogynists are Trump fans. See, I told you, it's all about both sides, not just Trumpers.
Dems know we have racists & misogynists among liberals, Bari. Unlike Rs, though, we tell them where to go, fast. /4
She loves Kanye. She thinks we should feel "open" to his "intellectually renegade" statements.
Oh God, I'm feeling sick, but I committed to letting you all see as much of this #BariWeiss insanity as possible. /5
Oh, yeah, #JordanPeterson isn't a bigot for demanding that Canada not try to eliminate bigotry, because "free speech." Sounds like saying bakers who refuse to bake wedding cakes for LGBTQ couples aren't bigots. 🙄 /6
"I've figured out how to monetize social justice warriors," says #JordanPeterson , a supposed psych expert. OMG. And then there's #Soh , the neuroscientist who left research & academia because she felt thought there was becoming "narrow." /7
We don't need principles unless we become mainstream, says Rubin (not J. Rubin). So who cares if we let racists & bigots & misogynists into this convo? Who cares if #BariWeiss wants to amplify us in @nytimes ? Because "free thinking," y'all. /8
#BariWeiss wonders out loud if she's a "member of this mvmt." Why, yes, you are Bari. You're doing exactly the thing you protested a couple of paragraphs before: "frog kissing." You're amplifying racists, misogynists & bigots, not "free thinking." You're NO "classical lib." /end
P.S. now I know where #AriMelber got that phrase when he, too, defended #Kanye , & it sickens me to realize it. "Free thinking" is the mantra of the so-called "Intellectual Dark Web." Ari, you've lost me. And that *really* depresses me.

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Sep 15, 2018
THREAD: This week has been hectic for me, in part because of learning about Medicaid in IL, & coverage of "supportive care" for people under 65. The limitations are horrendous. I still don't know them all, but here's what I've learned so far--the hard way. /1
There are TWO TYPES of Medicaid. I don't know if this applies just to IL, but some research has told me it's the same in other states, just using different terms. In IL, there's "community Medicaid"--the standard version--& a form that applies only to "supportive care homes." /2
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This looks very much like the first few yrs of GW Bush's presidency. It took yrs for his policies to start impacting the economic health built under Clinton. When it finally did, we ended up with the worst economy since 1930s. So don't cheer this much. Why? Short thread. /1
In a Vanity Fair article from near the end of Bush's presidency, we find a description that sounds much like today's. Unemployment was low. But we had accummulated a massive debt & deficit, with rising oil prices & an economy that favored the rich. /2
When Bush took office, the economy was excellent. We had a budget SURPLUS. Productivity was growing. But as soon as Bush took office, massive tax cuts were given to the rich. The downhill dive had begun. Sound familiar? /3
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Jun 25, 2018
All of my life, I've spoken up when I saw something very wrong. This entire Trump/2016 thing is a prime example. When Trump became a candidate, I lost friends on FB. When I spoke out about Bernie's hypocrisies, I lost more friends. So I became more active on Twitter. +
I made lots of friends here. But then I dared to speak out against Louise Mensch. I lost many friends again. I stood my ground, & asked those who RTd her to stop. I was accused of "tribalism" because I spoke up. Then I was attacked viciously. Now I see MSM doing same to liberals.
But suddenly, those who accused me of "tribalism" for "trying to divide anti-Trumpers," are themselves saying it's a good thing to expel Trump admin officials from businesses (just like I've said). And meanwhile, *they're* getting a version of "tribalism* thrown back at them.
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Jun 17, 2018
"[Non-evangelicals] seem to be paralyzed by the thought that speaking ill of someone else’s religious belief is intolerant."

Well, not all, & not me. I've been shunned by some former evangelicals who say that evangelicals are still Christian. +…
I cannot think of white evangelicals as Christian. I just can't. It goes against everything I was taught about Christianity, growing up in a liberal United Methodist minister's family, then getting my masters in religious ed from a liberal seminary in the early 80s. +
No one ever told me in those years that white evangelicals weren't Christian--they weren't quite what they are now--but I saw what a white evangelical church's real cult did to many of my high school friends. They took their methods straight from the Moonies & other cults. +
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Robert Mercer had a volunteer police badge from a tiny NM police dept that featured hundreds of similar people, including celebrities, & people who committed horrid crimes. This article is a must read. Some excerpts following. /1…
Just a few of Robert Mercer's "colleagues" on the Lake Arthur, NM, police force. The volunteer dept was disbanded after Bloomberg exposed them last month. But hundreds of other PDs are doing the same thing this PD did. /2
This way of providing anyone with a police badge was enabled by a law passed early in George W. Bush's presidency. Over the years we've had this unseen explosion in "volunteer police depts" happening right under our noses, giving lawbreakers a cover in many cases. /3
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