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Sep 27, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Chairman Grassley cuts Sen. Durbin off to defend and protect Judge Kavanaugh.
Asked numerous times by Sen. Durbin if he will commit to having the FBI investigate, Judge Kavanaugh repeats that he would do whatever the committee would like to do.
Sep 26, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
President Trump has quite a good understanding of the Kurds, and the US relationship with them.
This is Trump playing hard ball on trade, but it's an extraordinary move to reject meeting with a staunch continental ally.
You can read the Julie Swetnick declaration here --> nbcnews.to/2zw7aF3
Judge Kavanaugh on Julie Swetnick and new allegations:
“This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone. I don’t know who this is and this never happened.” nbcnews.to/2xF0KSS
Sep 17, 2018 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Spend 5 minutes looking at Twitter replies tonight and you’ll quickly see why women agonize about coming forward to report sexual assault. The shaming begins immediately, led by white men. The paradigm is as old as time: question everything about the woman, shame her.
This comes out of a system where women were to be seen, not heard; where women were addressed by their husbands’ names; where husbands owned everything; where women couldn’t vote. The society was built around women being quiet at the pleasure of men who made the society’s rules.
Sep 10, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Everyone on US eastern seaboard should be tracking this storm, esp. in Carolinas and north.
Likely a major hurricane direct hit + possible Harvey-like flooding event.
If you're there, get ready. If you know someone(s) there, tell them to get ready.
This is almost certainly going to be a major event this week, no matter where it goes.
This is shaping up to be another potentially catastrophic hurricane for the US, and now is the time to start preparing. It will be big and powerful storm as it slams into the US this week.
Sep 1, 2018 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
This line from President Bush sticks with me today:
John McCain "loved freedom with the passion of a man who knew its absence."
When men and women like him go, we lose an important authority to speak with authoritative experience and perspective of their lives.
President Bush was referencing the authority of John McCain to speak up against tyranny and torture around the world, which he often did, because he experienced 5+ years of confinement, where he was tortured with his freedom stripped away.
Sep 1, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Henry Kissinger is 95 years old.
But Roberta McCain, 106, mother of John McCain, was 11 when Kissinger was a newborn.
President Obama on John McCain’s humor: “What better way to get a last laugh then to make George and I say nice things about him to a national audience?”
Sep 1, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
In early Saturday to cover the National Memorial Service for John McCain.
Looking over the schedule for the service; it is going to be amazing and poignant.
Didn't even flinch.
She says she has another secret recording to reveal.
@MSNBC@craigmelvin NEW: Omarosa shares new secret recording of a conversation with Lara Trump, which she asserts shows “an attempt to buy my silence, to censor me, and to pay me off … by the campaign” after she was fired from the White House. nbcnews.to/2L0yD4j
Aug 15, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
NEW: Exclusive: "Any suspension, whether it be a permanent one or a temporary one, makes someone think about their actions and behaviors," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tells @LesterHoltNBC on Alex Jones' suspension. nbcnews.to/2Mla8Vj@LesterHoltNBC Jack Dorsey tweets: "To clarify: I was speaking broadly about our range of enforcement actions, when asked why we timeout functionality on Twitter. I don’t assume everyone will change their actions. Enforcement gets tougher with further reported violations."
Aug 14, 2018 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Tweet from fake Peter Strzok account has 28,000 retweets.
Unchecked amplification is how social media changed society.
In shorter terms, it's anarchy.
A lie gets around the world 28,000 times before the truth has a chance to get its pants on, walk outside and drown.
Twitter could just delete the account, which is clearly not Peter Strzok, and end the mass misinformation.
The "parody" is left up at the expense of the person who didn't actually tweet it, and allowed to misinform and misadvise the opinions of the people who see it.
Aug 11, 2018 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
Serious incident involving a plane in the Seattle area; appears to involve just a pilot and a plane.