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Oct 5, 2018 14 tweets 2 min read
Senator Collins is waning on about interest groups against Kavanaugh but IGNORES dark money interest groups in support of Kavanaugh. Senator Collins references Kavanaugh’s judicial record. She disagrees w notion he will eliminate ACA protections, pointing to his dissent in Holder. She argues that his views on severability is narrow.
Sep 28, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
1/ Here is what really bothers me about Kavanaugh: he feels he deserves everything he has and will have because he has earned it. This is a uniquely Calvinist-origin ideology. It is also precisely one of the things which **theologically** distinguishes Catholics from Protestants. 2/ The implications are enormous if one considers the reverse scenario: those to whom life has brought hardship are unworthy, lazy, and have not “earned” their way. Protestant-Calvinist thinking is deeply entrenched in American culture, especially at Yale. christianity.com/church/denomin…
Sep 26, 2018 8 tweets 5 min read
A new article discussing Deripaska, Steele, Waldman, and Assange by @IgnatiusPost requires some serious unpacking. Christopher Steele worked for Deripaska in 2012. (washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-gop…) Deripaska was interviewed by the FBI in 2015, 2016, and possibly in 2017.
Sep 26, 2018 18 tweets 4 min read
1/ Let’s look behind impious Catholics and their pink flamingos () and Catholic Kellyann Conway self-righteous-types tub shitters (), and dissect the “Kavanaugh Catholic” — with the caveat I, too am a Catholic. 2/ First, we all witnessed Kavanaugh last night make several public pronouncements, to wit:
“I was a virgin.”
“I was busy studying.”
“I was the Captain of my football team.”
“I have never sexually assaulted anyone, ever.”
Sep 24, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
What this means is that the Kremlin is weighing in. Drudge Report is a Kremlin conduit. This party just got started. Here's how the Russians targeted Ohio for the 2016 election (using Drudge Report) dispatch.com/news/20180220/…
Sep 22, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
In accordance w the Violence Against Women & Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA 2013”), officers and/or investigators may not require victims of sexual assault to submit to a polygraph test or other truth-telling devices. INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE
POLICY AND TRAINING CONTENT GUIDELINES — The Senate Judiciary Committee is doing everything WRONG.
Sep 21, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
I have seen defense lawyers charged with obstruction for less. Dowd knows better. Here are the DOJ guidelines for forfeiture of assets based upon a co-conspirator paying the attorney fees of another conspirator: justice.gov/jm/jm-9-120000…
Sep 21, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
1/ On Aug. 21, the same day Manafort was convicted, Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko announced an investigation into several former Ukrainian officials from the Yanukovych administration who allegedly engaged in business dealings with Manafort. kyivpost.com/ukraine-politi… 2/ His contacts included the most influential oligarchs & politicians in the country, including Serhiy Lovochkin, Rinat Akhmetov, Sergey Tigipko, Borys Kolesnikov, Victor Pinchuk & Andriy Klyuyev. Together, they paid Manafort $65.9m for consulting work. rferl.org/a/ukraine-laun…
Sep 21, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
OMG Chris Cuomo is letting @KellyannePolls hang herself tonight. @KellyannePolls reminds me of those drama queens in college who insisted on keeping everyone awake all night after drinking to resolve whatever batshit crazy dispute she had with this and that girl in the group. Nothing got resolved and everyone got emotionally drained.
Sep 20, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Oh, look, Moscow @jsolomonReports is shilling for Putin again in @thehill John Solomon drove 2 news orgs into ground and was booted from Center For Public Integrity because his journalism lacks integrity. archives.cjr.org/feature/someth…
Sep 19, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
A blog written by Mark G Judge which he forgot to delete. This guy is a bad human being. splicetoday.com/writing/citize… It was linked through this incel sympathizer’s blog.
Sep 17, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
1/ Let’s talk about Nixon’s Articles of Impeachment. The Judiciary Committee, with six Republicans joining the Democratic majority, passed three of the five proposed articles of impeachment: obstruction of justice, abuse of power, contempt of Congress. 2/ ARTICLE 1: OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. Note the 9th allegation — use of pardon power to interfere with witness testimony. (watergate.info/impeachment/ar…)
Sep 15, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
On Pence. There is a school of thought which argues he is Manafort’s man. I disagree. I have always disagreed with this assessment. It is ok to disagree about this point. Pence is an NRA/Koch man, installed by the Devos/Mercer/Bannon faction. I realize there are articles out there which say Pence was Manafort’s pick and the plane delay, yadda yadda yadda ... I must respectfully disagree. That said, Manafort consented. Pence lied about Flynn. They are all co-conspirators, in my book.
Sep 14, 2018 51 tweets 21 min read
1/ Let’s go through Manafort’s plea agreement. (justice.gov/sco) 2/ Manafort agrees not to appeal his EDVA matters. Each count to which he is pleading guilty carries a maximum term of 5 years (some of these counts “group” under the federal sentencing guidelines).
Sep 14, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
I have a story which may place the whole Kavanaugh - Eureka Club into some context. It is about “swinging” conservative Catholics. A few years ago, my husband and I moved our family into a very nice neighborhood. It was on the water — a boating community. Many of our neighbors belonged to our parish. Many were conservative Catholics. All were Republicans. Anyway, a few weeks after we moved into the neighborhood, I began seeing plastic pink flamingos in people’s yards. I was a runner at the time. I noticed these things.
Sep 13, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Sep 12, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
I have made the case for sanctioning Putin directly for months. Also, we could sanction his personal financial proxies. @michaeldweiss is correct. 2/
Sep 12, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
It’s important to define & describe dehumanization, because it's what opens the door for cruelty & genocide. Look around you. If you see others dehumanizing, mob mauling & gaslighting, you are looking into the window of tomorrow’s genocide. npr.org/2011/03/29/134… Virtually all researchers agree that dehumanization is intimately bound up with mass violence and human rights abuses. Most hold that this is explained by the fact that dehumanization causes people to become morally disengaged from those whom they abuse. eugenicsarchive.ca/database/docum…
Sep 11, 2018 11 tweets 2 min read
We are at war — a different kind of war, never before experienced by our citizens. Naivety and tribalist proclivities are our Achilles Heel. The deep need for group acceptance may cause one to trade Roe v Wade for a group high-five of the day. The insatiable need to be popular on social media may tempt one to behave in a herd mentality, lumping individuals into “us and them” binary group dynamics. We’ve been studied. They know what they are doing. This is not a drill. We are being psychologically manipulated.
Sep 8, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
You are correct. @ ellewoodsruns ignores the active voter suppression of black voters and for her to crassly blame black voters for Trump in this thread is appalling racism. You and others took great effort to point out the VRA issue, which she ignored, to scapegoat black people. When a racist gets called out, then hurries and creates a new account, while changing her screen name, mid-thread. This is despicable behavior.
Sep 6, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
Not sure how many of you followed me way back in May 2017, when I warned that this exact thing would happen.