Since the Supreme Court was established in 1789, 114 justices have been appointed.
All but six were white men.
111 of these justices were white.
Only 2 have been African American.
And just 1 was Hispanic.
Oct 7, 2018 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
Trump recently said that, “it’s a scary time for young men in America. You can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of.”
Let me introduce to you, the story of
The Central Park Five.
Five men were arrested after Trisha Meili - 28 year old investment banker - was found beaten and battered in Central Park in April of 1989. She was in a coma for about 12 days.
Oct 7, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Let me set the stage for you from a red state.
We’re at dinner. Nothing special, just a chili’s - third choice since the fights were on.
We sit at the bar to watch the football game.
There’s two TVs next to each other. One has the game, one has the Kavanaugh coverage.
Focus was going between the game and the Kavanaugh coverage. Even tho it’s late, you can’t hear the tv narrative.
Focus to Kavanaugh and his “swearing in” photo with his wife and daughters.
“Aw, I’m happy for him. Finally.”
Oct 6, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Weird that we hold a black female tennis player to a higher standard of keeping her emotions in check than a Supreme Court nominee.
Weird that we spent years investigating a woman’s email situation, but could only spare a week for allegations into sexual assault for a Supreme Court nominee.
Oct 1, 2018 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
We are watching the Republicans trying to “ram” Kavanaugh through despite a large portion of the country and the majority of women saying:
They are playing out on the national stage, in real time, what it feels like to be overpowered.
They won’t listen.
They won’t slow down.
They won’t stop.
The more we say no, the angrier they get.
The more we ask them to stop, the more entitled they feel.
Oct 1, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
All across the nation, young women are listening to the people around her defending Brett Kavanaugh and thinking to herself:
“If something like this ever happens to me, I have no where to go.”
All across the nation, survivors are listening to the people around her defending Brett Kavanaugh, and thinking to herself:
“This is why I didn’t say anything. No one would believe me.”
Sep 28, 2018 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Things I experienced during school:
- boys in high school detailing how many girls they slept with that weekend at a party
- those same boys detailing how they’d each slept with the same girl at a party
- inappropriate touches in the halls, as girls were required to wear skirts
- being ridiculed for going to an all-girls school, that we were just there to find a husband at the sister school
- the shuttle that went between the schools being called “the sluttle”
- the road connecting colleges being referred to as “rape road”
Sep 12, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
The pope has called the entire College of Bishops to Rome to discuss the Church’s abuse scandals and how to protect the children.
If you don’t think this is a huge step in the right direction, let me note there are more than 5,000 bishops worldwide. 1/
But Pope Francis called every single bishop to Rome; a move that is one degree short of calling every single priest. 2/
Aug 7, 2018 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Last week, the Pope spoke out about the death penalty as capital punishment. As far as popes go, this is not unusual.
But Pope Francis went further.
He changes the Church’s teaching on it. /thread
As far as the Roman Catholic Church goes, the death penalty was allowed “if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.”
Basically: lives of the many outweigh the lives of the few, and save as many as you can.
I’ve seen, just now, the first coverage of Manafort’s trial.
“Oh that would be interesting to find out. For about 5 minutes.”
“Only 5 minutes?”
“I heard the accountant falsified his books for him, and she should’ve told him the legal ratifications of that.”
(accountants aren’t lawyers)
“Either way, she should’ve told him, and not did it. It’s wrong. And now she gets immunity.”
Jul 26, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
House Republicans, led by Meadows and Jordan, have called for the impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
This sounds scary.
But there are several caveats.
1. The way this resolution was introduced was not done so in a way that requires an immediate vote. This could very well pend until after Congress’s August recess.
Jul 20, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
So let me get this straight:
- trump meets pootie
- pootie says “nah” when asked about the meddling
- trump says criminal investigation into his actions is a “disaster for our country”
- and the relations of the country who hacked us
- trump says meeting pootie went “even better” than the meeting with our long-standing allies at NATO
- trump walks back to say that he *does* accept the US intelligence after uproar
- but then says Russia is no longer a threat and the Cold War is over
Today was a hectic news day. There’s no way this red household followed it, but here are the comments from a small, local news blurb tonight. /thread
[news of trump allowing Putin to say meddling didn’t happen]
“But. I mean. He wasn’t president in 2016. He wasn’t overlooking all of these agencies.”
I asked The Red what they thought of families being separated at the border. Among the arguments:
- it’s my actually happening
- this is a US policy going back to the Bushes
- parents send their children across first
- the photos are from the lying media
Ahow-to for keeping your info safe. I did all the hard work for ya 😉
- press bottom, right hand button, as if you wanted to go to your own page
- scroll all the way down
- click “privacy shortcuts”
- scroll all the way down
- click “more settings”
- scroll all the way down
You’ll see both apps and ads. We’re gonna do both.
Dec 26, 2017 • 31 tweets • 5 min read
Thoughts on the “required” #Resistance reading, from someone fully immersed in how republicans think, a thread:
The article in question. It gets some things right, and some things very wrong. I detail them for you. washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/p…