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Vaccinated • He/Him • Born on Bastille Day • Unfashionably Earnest • Gay • Intersectional Atheist • Feminist • Pragmatic Prog • #LGBTVoices • #RebelScum
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Oct 4, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
At 10 PM in DC yesterday, McConnell filed for cloture on the #KavaNOPE confirmation. According to Senate rules, that gives us till 11 PM Friday to make our voices heard.

There has never been a more important time to call your Senators. Tell them to vote NO. #StopKavanaugh Dozens of potential witnesses to Kavanaugh’s behavior were ignored by the FBI. Dr. Ford was not interviewed, nor was Kavanaugh himself. Corroborating witnesses for additional accusers were not interviewed.

The FBI investigation was a sham.
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Oct 2, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
This weekend, the GOP was caught trying to limit the scope of the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh to 4 people; it did not include Kav or his accuser Dr. Ford, and did not allow them to pursue leads.

They relented because of pressure. Pressure works. Keep calling. #STOPKavanaugh If you are not calling your Senators, the time is now. Pressure them to do the right thing!

Constituents of the following Senators MUST call and tell them to vote no. We REALLY need you!

Murkowski: 202-224-6665
Collins: 202-224-2523
Flake: 202-224-4521
Manchin: 202-224-3954
Sep 28, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
The GOP embarrassed itself today. Their nominee was blustery and belligerent, refusing to answer questions directly.

An innocent person would welcome an FBI investigation to clear his name. The GOP does not believe him, evading such calls with trumpery.
A tale told by an idiot.. “The FBI doesn’t come to conclusions.”

Of course they don’t, but it is not credible that a Judge would deny the necessity of a professional investigation. Does any Judge conduct investigations during trial? No. The RESULTS of an investigation are reported on to get at the truth.
Sep 28, 2018 15 tweets 5 min read
Why does the GOP promote and support Predators?

Predators find it easy to prey on any group to enrich or further empower the powerful. So, supporting those predators is a sure way to be funded.

Most of all, the nature of predation is conservative. A thread. /1
#FridayFeelings Conservatism is the opposite of progress. Conservatives seek to maintain existing power structures, because they’re the ones who benefit from them.

Name any issue in which society has progressed, and conservatives have stood against them. /2
Sep 24, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Kavanaugh has a 2nd accuser. Senate GOP heard last week, & pushed to rush his confirmation. They knew of 2 accusations of assault, and wanted him on the court anyway.

The GOP intimidate victims to stay silent & protect the careers of white, male predators. Enough. #BeAVoter Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer with the story of Kavanaugh’s 2nd accuser. The GOP knew about her, and pushed to rush confirmation.

Kavanaugh, Moore, Jordan, Trump. The GOP supports and enables predators.

“Boys will be boys,” as long as they’re white.

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Sep 21, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
The GOP aren’t hostile to Dr. Ford because they think she’s a liar. If they believed that, they would welcome an FBI investigation to clear his name.

They’re hostile towards her because they know she’s telling the truth.
Brett Kavanaugh is a predator.
That suits them. #BeAVoter I’m sick of men’s opinions on how Dr. Ford is mistaken, or a liar. Men who haven’t met her, don’t know what happened.

They know she’s not lying. They think women should be expected to endure what she did as a right of passage. 🤮

The time for predators is over. #TimesUp
Sep 19, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
It’s not ok if you’re drunk, or they are.
It’s not ok if you’re young, you’ll never be able to atone.
You must have consent.
It’s not, NOT ok to hold your hand over their mouth so they don’t scream.

Rape stains forever.

If you seat him, you foul the court.
We remember. #TimesUp Tell your Senators that to seat Kavanaugh, accused of attempted rape, would destroy the court. They will ruin it’s credibility, and their own.
It’s go time. Call volume is crucial.
YOU MUST DO THIS. #StopKavanaugh
Sep 15, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Amazing what the GOP can do when motivated. Like finding 65 women to defend Kavanaugh, accused of forcing himself on an under age woman when attending an ALL MALE HS, in a day.

Shame the people of PR, or struggling to afford health care, don’t interest them as much. #BeAVoter Confirmation on Kavanaugh is scheduled for next week. Keep calling you Senators.

Between the perjury, the questions of how he payed off his debt, the emails showing his views on Roe, and the sexual assault charges, Kavanaugh is a no! #StopKavanaugh
Sep 5, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
The father of a girl murdered at Parkland tried to introduce himself to Kavanaugh yesterday. The judge refused to shake his hand & snubbed him.

As an originalist, he ignores the concerns of most Americans for public safety because they weren’t foreseen in 1791. Slavery, anyone? Originalism is an excuse for corruption. It pretends that the People of 1791 could foresee the needs of public safety today.

While most Americans favor common sense gun reform, the Merchants of Death have payed the GOP to ignore the public.

Courts should check that corruption.
Sep 5, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Leaks from Bob Woodward’s book are astounding:
👉Mattis: Trump acted and had the understanding of a 5th or 6th grader in Nat Sec meetings. “Let’s kill Assad..kill the fucking lot of them.”
👉Cohn: stole papers from Trump’s desk to avoid catastrophes like dissolution of NAFTA. /1 👉Trump’s lawyers: Trump lies too much, too stupid to be interviewed by Mueller. John Dowd quit when Trump wouldn’t accept his advice that he could chose between “not testifying,” and “wearing an orange jump suit.”
👉Trump: called Sessions “mentally retarded, dumb southerner.” /2
Sep 5, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
In answer to their critics, Dems showed up to the Kavanaugh hearing and hammered the GOP for rushing confirmation with a fraction of this reactionary judge’s WH documents released.

With no way to block this nomination on their own, they can still make their argument to voters. Booker hammers Senate GOP for rushing through a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land with just 10% of his documents reviewed, and for ceding it’s duty to evaluate the documents for release to a partisan lawyer.
#WhatAreTheyHiding?

Sep 2, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
The GOP Admin is claiming exec privilege on over 100,000 Kavanaugh documents from his time as assoc WH counsel. The GOP refuse to review his records as WH staff sec.

#WhatAreTheyHiding?

Obama admin didn’t claim exec privilege on ANY of Elena Kagan’s documents. #StopKavanaugh We need at least 2 GOP votes to cross the isle. Collins and Murkowski are our best shots, and they’re receiving calls from everyone.

Lisa Murkowski ☎️ 202-224-6665
Susan Collins ☎️ 202-224-2523
Aug 30, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
According to a new survey, 59% of millennials want Democrats to control Congress. Unfortunately, only 55% will definitely or probably vote this Nov. 25% aren’t sure.

Are you a millennial? Do you have one in your life? They have the power to decide this election. Tell them that. Want affordable health care? Want sensible gun reform to make schools safe? How about affordable college? How about a tax code that doesn’t grossly favor the super rich?

All reasons to #BeAVoter. Engage with the millennials in your life. Let them know how high the stakes are.
Aug 29, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Trump is likely to use pardon power to subvert the course of justice.

The good news: NY will prosecute any individual implicated by Mueller in a state crime.

The bad news: a loophole in NY law means a strategic timed pardon can block prosecution.

TIME TO CLOSE THE LOOPHOLE

/1 No President named as an unindicted co-conspirator can be allowed to pardon his co-conspirators. The GOP Congress shrugs, but NY can make sure his co-conspirators see justice.

NYers: tell your state legislators to support the bill to close the Presidential Pardon Loophole.

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Aug 27, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
If you were unable to demonstrate yesterday, you can still play a big part in the fight to #StopKavanaugh.

Call your Senators. Call volume is key! Tell them a President implicated in conspiracy to commit multiple felonies cannot be trusted to pick a Supreme Court Justice. We need 2 GOP votes to cross the isle in order to have a chance to #StopKavanaugh.

Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins are our best hopes, and they’re receiving calls from everyone.

Tell them you do not trust a man who admires Justice Scalia so much with protecting Roe v Wade.
Aug 27, 2018 13 tweets 5 min read
My feelings on John McCain are complicated. I wasn’t going to tweet on his passing. If you can’t say something nice, etc. I was wrong.

John McCain was a patriot, speaking out and acting against the racism and authoritarianism that had taken over his party till the end. (Thread) I should have known better. I haven’t agreed with John Mccain on policy for a long time, but he was my first real vote. I’ve talked before about my shame of G. W. Bush being my vote in 2000, but before that, I voted for McCain in the GOP primary...
Aug 24, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
No President implicated as a co-conspirator in multiple felonies, who is under fed investigation, can be trusted with nominating a SCOTUS Justice.

This Sunday, Aug 26, is a National Day of Action to #StopKavanaugh
Sign up for events in your area.

uniteforjustice2018.com Petitions and tweets make us feel like we’re making a difference, but Congressional staffers agree: public demonstrations and calls are the only things that get real attention from our reps. Make a call to your Senators:

☎️ 202-224-3121
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Aug 22, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Trump’s own EPA warns that GOP proposed coal rules are a disaster for American health.

1,400 more pre-mature deaths annually, 15,000 new cases of upper-resp problems. All for an industry that employs less people than Arby’s.

The GOP isn’t about jobs, it’s about greed. #BeAVoter The shrinking coal industry employs 76,000. Clean energy is a growing field of more than 3.2 million.

Dems want America to lead the world in modern energy, investing in training for jobs in demand.

GOP offers a red tide of disease and pollution.

Better make it BLUE. #BeAVoter
Aug 22, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Susan Collins met with Brett Kavanaugh, then told reporters that he agrees that Roe v Wade is settled law.

Collins: ☎️ 202-224-2523

Ask about his praise for Scalia, who said gay marriage was a threat to democracy, and with abortion, new rights not guaranteed under the Const. While you’re at it, call your senators and ask why Kavanaugh should proceed to confirmation with less than 1% of his WH documents reviewed, while the GOP refused to confirm Kagan without all of hers.

WE NEED HUGE CALL VOLUME

☎️ 202-224-3121
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Aug 21, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
THE GOP HAS GONE OFF THE RAILS, and they’re not afraid to show it.

GOP AZ Senate candidate is hitting the road with racist & Pizzagate dean Mike Cernovich.

AZ: If you want conspiracy peddlers, vote GOP.

Want a Senator more in touch with reality?
Better vote @kyrstensinema This year, the GOP is running 5 all out white supremacists or NAZIs, a child molestation enabler, & a President that brags about sexual assault.

AZ candidate Kelli Ward is proud to campaign with Mike Cernovich. “He has an audience we want to reach.”
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Aug 20, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
GOP insisted on reviewing ALL of Elana Kagan’s WH documents before confirmation, but are pushing a September hearing for Kavanaugh with less than 1% reviewed.

WHAT ARE THEY HIDING?

What role did he played in torture policy and against marriage equality in the Bush WH? We know that Kavanaugh would almost certainly mean the end of
Roe v Wade. Now, video has surfaced of him discussing Scalia’s opposition to gay marriage and abortion, categorizing them as “new rights,” not guaranteed under the Constitution.
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