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New York Times bestselling author. Singer in this one band.
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Sep 27, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Yeah Brett Kavanaugh totally doesn't seem like an angry drunk. This dude is scary.
Sep 27, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Good morning everyone,

This is such an important day I could hardly sleep. I was up in the middle the night thinking about all the survivors stories I read this week. Millions & millions of women who’ve been raped, abused, harassed, intimidated and degraded. I shed a few tears. I keep coming back to the same thought. The attitude of the Republican Party, of the entrenched corrupt members of power, all these sick (mostly) old (mostly) white men is this:

“Fuck you. We get to abuse you.”

It’s that simple.
Sep 7, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
There's nothing wrong with Elon Musk smoking weed on TV.

What's wrong here is that hundreds of thousands of black man are currently rotting in jail for far less. Despite using marijuana at same rate as white people, black people are ARRESTED for marijuana at 3X rate of white people AND face much harsher sentencing.

6.7 million people, mostly men, were under correctional supervision in 2015—more than were enslaved in antebellum America.
Sep 6, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
This is called political courage.

Senator Cory Booker says he will release the confidential emails HIDDEN by the Republican Party to expose that they and Kavanaugh are LYING, even if it means he is ousted from the Senate. It can't be overstated how much the addition of two black leaders, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, have changed the entire tone of this hearing.

They are brilliant, on-task, challenging the unspoken power dynamics and not here for the bullshit.
Aug 31, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
OK, Twitter, we're in these streets. What's the best PROTEST song of all time?

I'm torn between "The Times They are a Changin'" by Bob Dylan and "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine.

What you think? These are great replies. Some of you really know your music. Not too sure on the death metal songs...

The early favorite seems to be "What's Going On?" by Marvin Gaye and I can't say I disagree...

I mean:
Aug 30, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
CYNTHIA NIXON: "Marijuana has been legal for white people for a long time. It's time to make it legal for everyone else."

God. Damn. Right.

@CynthiaNixon Philando Castile was SHOT for it, so I'd say maybe there's an imbalance.

Aug 21, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
So Obama couldn't name a Supreme Court pick during an election year but Trump can name one in the middle of the biggest presidential corruption scandal in US history? If Obama couldn't name a Supreme Court pick during an election year then Trump can't name one in the middle of the largest presidential corruption scandal in US history.


Jul 28, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
OK Twitter, it's hot out. Let's settle this:

What is the all-time best Song of the Summer?

(That ONE SONG that's everywhere for a whole summer.)

I'm tempted to say Beach Boys or Prince, but for me it's:

Public Enemy
"Fight the Power"

You can feel the sweat on this song. I'm loving all these replies.

It looks like the early favorite is "Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. (which, I do admit, holds up).

I'm rooting for the dark horse:

"Cruel Summer"

I hear this and I'm in summer camp making like, a lanyard.
Jul 24, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
A president who knows nothing about economics started a trade war which hurt farmers so he put them on welfare with money he's borrowing from the countries he started the trade war with. So instead of PROFITING off the sale of American food to China, Trump's trade policy has the United States PAYING INTEREST to China while US farmers become dependent on the government because they aren't SELLING food to China.
Jul 17, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
So the current White House position is:

Russia DID attack American democracy but the Russia investigation is a "witch hunt" which is why Trump believes Putin that it never happened even though he believes his intelligence people despite the fact that it's all just fake news. "The only thing we have to fear is BEER itself."

"Wait, fear. I mean FEAR."
Jul 15, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
This is insane.

Joe Walsh, Dana Rohrabacher, Trent Lott advocate for a first responders course on high-powered weapons....for toddlers.

Seriously. Watch this.

Truly exposes the INSANITY of the gun lobby.

This is from @SachaBaronCohen’s new show on @showtime: Who is America? I originally posted this last night but took it down over concerns about stealing thunder from the show.

Spoke with a bunch of tv writer friends who said “trust me, you’re doing them a favor.”

If any lawyer types from @Showtime want me to take it down, I will happily.
Jul 15, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
@NateSilver538 Well it's just a theory at this point. And requires skepticism.


1. Why did the sudden switch by the Trump campaign to the upper midwest occur THE SAME WEEK as the data was stolen?

2. Why was the Trump campaign strategy of voter suppression EXACTLY THE SAME as Russia's? @NateSilver538 Just look at the evidence:

The Trump campaign clearly had contact w Russia. The Russians clearly knew what strategy data suggested would be most effective.

Are you honestly suggesting the Trump campaign (behind by 4% on 9/1/16) turned down the data bc it would've been IMMORAL?
Jul 13, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
We aren't talking enough about the fact that today we found out that the Russian government stole the identities of 500,000 American voters AND hacked a company used to VERIFY voter registration.

Trump only won by 70,000 votes in 3 states. So many unanswered questions:

1. What did the Russians DO with the identities of these 500,000 Americans?

2. Did they use the voter registration software to KICK VOTERS OFF THE ROLLS?

3 Did this happen in multiple states?

Jul 13, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
TRUMP: "I'm very popular in Britain."

The 250,000 people at the anti-Trump protest in London, right now:

Bloody hell, that's a lot of people, @OwenJones84.

As an American knackered by that tosser of a US President, this is brilliant, mate.

Jul 13, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Trump says immigration is “changing culture…changing security. We're far superior...”

This is the PRECISE language used by white supremacists.

“CNN is fake news. I don’t take questions from CNN.”

He said this in front of Theresa May and the British press.

What an utterly embarrassing time to be an American.
Jul 10, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
We should be very clear with @DougJones:

Many of us advocated for you, supported you, boosted you, canvassed for you and shared in your historic victory.

If you vote to confirm the justice that ends safe, legal abortion in this country, you will make MILLIONS of enemies. "If you want your base to walk away from you, and you're a Democrat, vote for Kavanaugh." - @TVietor08


Jul 4, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Remember our discussion about Fleetwood Mac, Jim Croce, impending mortality and the most nostalgic song of all time?

I wrote about it for the Village Voice:

villagevoice.com/2018/07/04/wha… My dad made us memorize the words to “Chantilly Lace” by the Big Bopper.

We’d open the windows at 70 miles per hour and scream out the window: “Make me feel real loose like a long neck goose!”

Jun 26, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
We can either have civility or civil rights.

We can no longer have both. No one was ever GIVEN civil rights because they asked politely. You have to fight for them.
Jun 25, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Watch this white woman as she explains to this working man that he is a “rapist and animal” because that’s what the President said.

Then she calls him “boy.”

They’re not just tweets. Or speeches. This isn’t a fucking joke. The President is spreading hatred in this country. The giveaway here is that she clearly isn’t afraid of him. She uses the President’s phrases as a taunt and a threat.
Jun 24, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Conservatives say "fuck your feelings!"

They say "Lock her up!"

They say "Grab her by the pussy!"

They steal children, walk all over civil rights, support pedophiles and use the language of genocide.

And I'm supposed to give a fuck if some restaurant refuses service? We are one presidential over-reach from needing a GENERAL STRIKE in this country in which every man, woman and child must leave work or school or home and take to the streets to fight for the basic rule of law.

The restaurant isn't the end of it.

It's the fucking beginning.
Jun 24, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read

▪️At their peak in 2007, border arrests were roughly 800k per year.

▪️That number is now below 200k.

▪️Undocumented immigrants commit crime at ONE-FOURTH the rate of the native-born population.


In the past decade net migration from Mexico is NEGATIVE 1,000,000

Meaning, over a million more people have returned to Mexico than have arrived in the United States from Mexico

The idea of an influx “crisis” IS A LIE.