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Oct 10, 2018 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
1/ People seem to be confused as to why tribal Native Americans often don't have traditional mailing addresses. I'll try and explain a bit: motherjones.com/politics/2018/…2/ First many reservations are huge and remote and don't get much state infrastructure, like paved secondary etc roads. Tribal members often have to go hundreds of miles a few times a month to get mail.
Oct 8, 2018 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
This block may be SF's most filthy, but many many many blocks are truly disgusting. And every block in Mission/SOMA is trash strewn always. nytimes.com/2018/10/08/us/…
Oct 6, 2018 • 14 tweets • 4 min read
1/ There are 35 Senate races this year.
23 women are running.
cawp.rutgers.edu/potential-cand…2/ For the 435 House seats, there are 239 women still in the running. That's almost as many as every filed in any previous primary.
Oct 5, 2018 • 16 tweets • 4 min read
Oct 4, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
So now we have 650+ law professor against Kavanaugh. And the ABA. This list is pretty damming: nytimes.com/interactive/20…
If those teaching law at the highest institutions, some of whom appear before the Supreme Court, think he displayed a disqualifying lack of judicial temperment, how can SCOTUS withstand that kind of black eye?
Internet Archive just put Kavanaugh's senior year yearbook online. So now you can see exactly who's in the "Renate alumni club" and whatever the "Ridge Klux Klan" is archive.org/details/cupola…
Oct 2, 2018 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
"outright fraud" is language journalists don't use unless it's a bfd. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
Note: Charles Harder is the lawyer who sued Gawker on the secret behalf of Peter Thiel
Oct 2, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
I've been in a bar fight. In Oxford, England. Some guys were harassing me and my football playing friend intervened and they all started to beat on him, and I couldn't do nothing. Got a very choice knee in. We were both beat up. Cops came, took us all to station.
The guys got charged, but only after the cops asked me "what I was wearing" and "who did I flirt with." (The bloody sweatshirt I had on and no one.)
They could get another conservative on the court who isn't a liar and credible accused of sexual assault but for one thing:
Mocking and ignoring women is a feature not a bug.
That's why all the male pundits and consultants have been screaming that to abandon Kavanaugh would cost them support, when the numbers say otherwise: morningconsult.com/2018/09/26/rep…
Sep 29, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
This is one of those pieces where conservative consultants swear opposing Kavanaugh will help them in Senate races (but not House) but give zero evidence for that assertion. nytimes.com/2018/09/29/us/…
Conservative women are just as likely to have experienced sexual assault, and may be more likely, until now to have confided that they have. Sure everything is tribal, but otoh that proved NOT to be true re Roy Moore
Sep 28, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Every woman I know is deeply enraged. Like you thought you'd reached a limit of rage, and whole new basement opens up.
I know that cruel things happened at my private DC high school, and probably, undoubtedly, things worse than what I am aware. But I've never felt more strongly correct about my refusal to go to an all-girls HS. I felt then...
Having also gone to “beach week” parties, I agree that I now am baffled at how teenagers rented houses 2+ hrs from home for a week of debauchery. Who/how was this paid for and did parents sign these rental agreements?
Sep 26, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Like many women l, I’ve been around a lot of really drunk men in high school, college, and beyond.
There’s only one whose name causes me to go into a cold sweat though.
Brett Kavanaugh is not being questioned for getting really drunk, a lot—though lying about it a) is dumb b)speaks to character c) is a piece with his other lies. He’s being questioned for the actions he took while very drunk. Actions that most men do not take.
Sep 25, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
On this morning’s Daily, @DouthatNYT gets to, mostly unchallenged, posit Ed Whelan’s libelous attempt to give Kavanaugh cover as good faith action. No discussion of his links to official confirmation effort, that he started scoping CBF on Linked In before her name was public etc.
I think it is important to gain insight about what Conservatives think, of course, but not in the doing to allow epic levels of spin to go unchallenged, dressed up in some pseudo intellectual therapy talk.
Sep 22, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
1/ Come for what a weird creep Judge is washingtonpost.com/local/100-kegs…2/ Stay for the fact that the Marriage and Sex teacher of Kavanaugh, Judge, and Gorsuch later arrest for child pornography!
Sep 21, 2018 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
This is damning re "evil twin" smear machine and also I would think increases Wheland's exposure re libel? washingtonpost.com/politics/kavan…
I mean, I am not a layer, but the person Wheland falsely accused of being Kavanaugh's evil twin/the "real" rapist is not a public figure. Ergo, you only need to prove negligence, not reckless disregard or actual malaice. (tho' that standard too seems possible here)
Sep 21, 2018 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Here's the thing about sexual assault. Your timeline instantly, irrevocably deviates. You will never be the girl or woman you were on track to being. And you will never know who that person might have been.
Hopefully you don't slip into a fully terrible new universe. Or at least not for too long, but you'll never know what you might have been like were you not violated.