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Oct 7, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
For a few days when I'd sleep I was either having nightmares about #Kavanaugh or, and this was a first, having nightmares about having nightmares about #Kavanaugh.
My poor puppies didn't know what the hell was going on...
"IT'S A NEW DAY. "
When people invoke platitudes like this it is usually done in order to being hope, to assert the positive aspects of what's ahead.
There is nothing positive about this. We played the Super Bowl and we lost, but there is no rematch.
Oct 7, 2018 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
I won't be lectured about majorities or electoral politics on the day #BrettKavanaugh was confirmed to #SCOTUS with the help of a goddamned Democrat.
I don't care where he's from or the demographics of his state. I don't care about any of that bullshit.
He deserves some fire under his feet on the day he voted FOR a fucking lying racist rapist who is probably going to overturn ROE v. WADE and a host of other important pieces of legislation.
He could have called in sick.
He could have abstained.
Oct 6, 2018 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
Let it be our promise to every future life that is destroyed, changed, or affected by a Justice #Kavanaugh that we will make it a priority to see Sasse, Manchin, and Collins suffer for their vote today.
They must lose their Senate seats, and be reminded everyday why.
If we can't manage to focus long enough to carry through on our threats to our elected leaders who betray us then there will never be a reason to fear us. There will never be a reason to reconsider a decision or vote.
Oct 5, 2018 • 13 tweets • 5 min read
There is no way to sugarcoat how bad things just got, and if there was, we shouldn't. This is a loss that will haunt this nation for decades.
The confirmation of #BrettKavanaugh has managed to confirm more than just a man, for many, its confirmed our worst fears.
It has confirmed that the @GOP is the most corrupt ruling party at the federal level in our nation's history. That they will do anything and everything to protect itself, including putting the survival of our Republic itself at risk.
Oct 3, 2018 • 13 tweets • 5 min read
If you want to live in a nation that is "led" by a man who would mock someone who was the victim of a violent sexual assault then we are very different people.
Trump's behavior today was that of a playground bully. They were the words that a bully utters and then laughs.
The bully imagines, and may even hear, the world laughing with him, but the chuckles are only from his hangers-on and those hoping to impress the bully.
The rest of the world only turns its head to look away. They hope that someone, anyone, will intervene.
First, I can't tell you how often my official Google calendar deviates completely from what my actual day ends up looking like.
"Brett Kavanaugh has calendars from 1982 that conflict with Christine Blasey Ford's account" twitter.com/i/events/10439…
It's not likely, after all, that #Kavanaugh was likely to have scrawled "sexually assault a fellow student" on to his calendar. Although Mr. "Devil's Triangle" probably wishes he could have.
Seriously, this dude is a class A dirtbag.
Sep 24, 2018 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
Be careful who you make your heroes. They will almost always let you down.
When Bill Cosby is sentenced today, for only one of the many crimes of which he stands accused, it will be a day of small justice for his victims and their families, and a day of regret for so many.
Growing up in small town America, in a town so small,you almost certainly never heard of it, my very white, insular, and, in many ways typically racist family would gather around on Thursday evenings and do what almost every American family was doing, watch The Cosby Show.
Sep 21, 2018 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
Things fall apart.
The Republican Party is imploding right before our eyes.
Trump is in full meltdown mode and his poll numbers are worse than ever.
A new Republican National Committee poll shows that @NancyPelosi is more popular than @realDonaldTrump.
Trump's ex- lawyer Michael Cohen is reportedly singing like a canary to Mueller and his team about the real story behind Trump's involvement with Russia.
@Nestle is the largest food company in the world and produces over 2000 products marketed to every possible demographic.
They are also one of the least ethical global corporations in the world.
Their efforts to market baby formula in third world nations had a devastating impact globally that led to hearings in the Senate & regulations to help curb certain practices.
The Trump admin has overturned many of these regulatory requirements, however.
That video that Breitbart is using as evidence for Silicon Valley's supposed bias against the right actually shows that you installed good people and true Patriots into leadership positions at Google. It shows men and women w/ great. critical thinking skills.
The leaders at @Google who spoke of their anxieties, distress, and fears in the days following the 2016 American coup, spoke to the same concerns expressed by the majority of Americans, and Indeed, the majority of people from around the globe.
Sep 12, 2018 • 16 tweets • 6 min read
We should've seen this coming.
It's the usual narrative shifting/both sides bullshit routine we've watched play out over & over since 2015.
Because we now know that Republican #SCOTUS nominee #BrettKavanaugh has almost certainly committed perjury multiple times.
Well, if you're part of the evil fucking Republican Party cabal that has been playing footsie with #Russia and accepting money laundered donations via the @NRA you would want to draw some heat away from your guy. Right?
If #BrettKavanaugh is confirmed he will be the most hyper partisan & corrupt Justice to ever be seated on this nation's highest Court.
David Brock has written that Kavanaugh belonged to a group of toxic conservatives who were all groomed to radicalize our discourse.
And we aren't talking semi toxic. We are talking Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, Ann Coulter, and Matt Drudge among others. Each of them recognized as forces to be reckoned with among even the most powerful in conservative circles.
Sep 8, 2018 • 17 tweets • 7 min read
I believe @jack when he says that he thinks that @Twitter does not engage in shadow banning.
But I don't for a second believe that it doesn't.
There is too much evidence from their own analytics to suggest otherwise.
It happens to me, and a few others I know, quite often.
Shadow banning is the practice of limiting the exposure of a users published tweets within their own and outside areas of influence. It affects where tweets & placed on others ' timelines and can be used to, if not fully censor them, then certainly greatly limit their impact.
Sep 7, 2018 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
*a private christian college
The idea that God or Jesus, or the fucking Buddha even, would disapprove of a man protesting injustice makes a mockery of Christian theology and practice.
Jesus Christ protested everything.
He protested against the money changers in the temple.
I know you know how strongly I support you, and how strongly so many others do as well.
We don't thank you nearly enough, however. Not enough for what you've done & continue to do, and certainly not enough for what we've put you through for the doing.
It still seems extraordinary to me, though I've come to know you so well, that you are willing to put in the time. That no matter how badly we treat you you never turn away.
And you could.
Most probably would.
To be honest I don't know how you manage your anger.
Sep 5, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
The Unindicted Co-conspirator In Chief's point about the South is unfortunately going to appear far truer than it is when his southern supporters call this "Fake News" and stand around with their fingers in their ears going "Nyah. Nyah. Nyah." #Fear
This book must be packed with one reckless episode after another, and one gets the sense that the reviewer was trying hard to limit the scope of the review to as small a sample as possible.
Sep 5, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Until someone proves me wrong I absolutely believe that Donald Trump is effectively above the law.
I say that with a great and sincere hope that I'm wrong.
But, to be honest, history is not on hope's side, especially our recent history. Justice is very rarely applied to the powerful and never in the manner it is to the lesser powerful among us.
Sep 4, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
This might sound inappropriate but I'm just so tired. I would have hoped that @YourAnonCentral or @th3j35t3r would have intervened at this point.
Why is every hacker in the world coming for Democrats and any good person who tries to stop them hacked or threatened?
Why is no one hacking to get Trump's taxes? Or the paper trails that must exist regarding #TrumpRussia? Or for mountains of data that must exist detailing Trump's corruption? Or emails showing the racist bullshit you know Bannon's emails probably include?