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Oct 6, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
Almost three weeks ago, I called this a shit-test.

It was a test of Republicans' spine - a test of whether they would break in the face of an unverifiable, unfalsifiable, uncorroborated allegation.

They are about to pass.

#ConfirmKavanaugh I called @ChuckGrassley a "peacetime Senator" and called for his removal as @senjudiciary chair.

He proved me wrong.

He showed his mettle.

Thank you, Senator.

And thanks to the Senator's staff as well - Mike Davis (@mrddmia) first and foremost.

Sep 27, 2018 17 tweets 4 min read
Starting a commentary thread

Both Grassley and Feinstein are speaking too long

Neither are compelling speakers

Both would have been well served by shorter speeches

#ConfirmJudgeKavanaugh Also, at this point, Republicans of all stripes despise Feinstein

The longer she talks, the worse it is for Ford

Sep 26, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
We need an FBI investigation into the Democratic plot to smear Brett Kavanaugh! #ConfirmKavanaugh pscp.tv/w/bnrZIDUzMzM2… Senate Democrats have stated that:

- the burden of proof is on the accused
- there is no presumption of innocence
- innocent people demand FBI investigations of their own behavior if they are accused of wrongdoing

They must call for an FBI investigation into themselves!
Sep 19, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Obvious questions for Christine Blasey Ford:

- Why were you and your husband in couples therapy?
- Why did this accusation come up for the first time in couples therapy?
- Did your husband pressure you to come forward now?

#ConfirmKavanaugh Christine Blasey Ford and her husband were married in 2002.

The first time she told *anyone* "of the incident in any detail" was 2012.

She kept this from her husband for OVER TEN YEARS OF MARRIAGE.

And then it came up - in couples therapy.

Sep 17, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
The Kavanaugh circus is a reminder of why I voted for Trump.

Democrats are utterly ruthless. They will lie, cheat, steal, and smear to gain power. And they are institutionally bigoted towards straight white men.

Ignore the concern-trolling.

#ConfirmKavanaugh #MAGA “Just switch to Barrett!”

Hell no.

You saw the hearings.

You saw the Democrats baying for blood.

Think they’ll be satisfied with just one scalp?

Sep 10, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Tolerance is our greatest strength. Diversity is a stressor.

Tolerance is a measure of antifragility
Sep 5, 2018 10 tweets 5 min read
At the committee for Energy and Commerce for the #TwitterHearing First @jack begins by reading this thread which he has just posted
Aug 30, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
All the Louis C.K. thinkpieces about whether he *ought* to be allowed to resurrect his career presuppose that anyone can actually stop that from happening

He is the best stand-up comic in the world

It's pretty hard to ban people from doing standup

buzzfeednews.com/article/scaach… "No one should hire him!"

He works for himself and puts on his own shows

"No one should let him perform at their club!"

There are thousands of comedy clubs and venues, many of them need the money

"No one should go to his shows!"

He's the BEST IN THE WORLD at standup
Aug 30, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
30,000 people have joined the movement to #StopTheBias and protect free speech online - in LESS THAN TWO DAYS. Outstanding!

Sign the White House petition here - and show your support for President Trump in his fight against Big Tech!

petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/prote… IMPORTANT! If you have already signed the petition, please check your email for a verification message!

That ensures you won’t have to tign it again.

Thank you again!

Aug 28, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
7k signatures for #ProtectDigitalSpeech.

Sign the petition here: petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/prote… 8k. Let's keep it going! #ProtectDigitalSpeech
Aug 28, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
This is how @CNN is covering the allegations that @Pontifex was covering up sexual abuse This is how the @nytimes is covering the Pope being accused of covering up the sexual abuse of children

Aug 21, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
I agree with @erikfinman that Bitcoin's energy consumption is not what will kill it. That's a relatively mundane technological problem, and you shouldn't bet against solutions to problems like those.

That said, I think Erik's core thesis is wrong.

A thread As I read Erik - he's saying:

1) that fiat money is a prerequisite to and cause of endless war/the military industrial complex
2) that when Bitcoin is adopted as a global currency, states will not have the capacity to print the money necessary to conduct endless war
Aug 17, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Stop saying “double standard.”

Start saying “privilege.” Unquestioned double standards are a manifestation of privilege.
Aug 16, 2018 10 tweets 5 min read
Fascinating stuff going on inside Tesla's in-house counsel office right now.

I know I have some journalists on the $TSLA beat following me right now (@CGrantWSJ, @lisahopeking, @danahull), so let's talk the fascinating professional responsibility issues at hand

$TSLAQ First, pretty sure all these lawyers are practicing in California, so they are governed by the California Rules of Professional Conduct

The rule relevant to this discussion is 3-600 - Organization as Client

Aug 11, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
I might have sued Tesla today 😎 cc: @GabeHoff @markbspiegel
Aug 1, 2018 21 tweets 8 min read
As promised.

Tommy Robinsonwas jailed for reporting on a criminal trial.

That is almost inconceivable in the United States.

We'll talk about the differences in UK and US law, what avenues Tommy's lawyers might pursue, and why UK law should be changed.

A thread.

#FreeTommy First, the statute at issue. Section 4.2 of the 1981 Contempt of Court Act allows judges to place "reporting restrictions" on particular trials.

This allows those courts to ban even *true and accurate* reporting about the trial.
Aug 1, 2018 14 tweets 5 min read
I'm as thrilled as anyone that Tommy is out of prison.

That said, he is still in serious legal jeopardy. The contempt finding at Leeds was quashed for procedural reasons, not substantive ones.

Let's talk about what he faces going forward.

A thread.

#FreeTommy First, the rationale for his release. The appeals court criticized:

1) the use of the draconian summary procedure,
2) the failure to specify the specific type of contempt and specific behavior at issue, and
3) the failure to fully consider mitigation evidence.
Jul 30, 2018 18 tweets 12 min read
Twitter has decided to "measure conversational health."

The employees managing the project? The academics they are partnering with?

Members of the resistance.

A thread. blog.twitter.com/official/en_us… The authors of the above piece are @vijaya and @gasca. Vijaya is the "trust and safety" lead, Gasca looks like he's on the engineering side.
Jul 18, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Tommy’s barrister has been going for nearly an hour now, so I’ll thread out some observations

#FreeTommy #FreeTommyRobinson A big issue for Tommy is going to be whether his appeal(s) will be thrown out for being time-barred (filed too late)

As @ezralevant noted, Tommy’s team is seeking to get both the contempt findings quashed - including the one from 2017
Jun 8, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
This is a really important story that isn’t getting much play outside of #appellatetwitter. I’ll scope about it shortly My service is weak here, so I'm reduced to tweeting.

Basically the DOJ is refusing to defend Obamacare in Court, on the grounds that they think it's unconstitutional. This is not good, and I say this as someone who is not a fan of the ACA by any stretch.
May 26, 2018 12 tweets 4 min read
This thread from @lizziedearden does a much better job than I did at explaining contempt law and reporting restrictions in the UK. (hat tip, again, to the tireless @nickmon1112)

Let's talk reporting restrictions.

#FreeTommy #FreeTommyRobinson

Yesterday I found reporting restrictions nearly incomprehensible. They seem like an obvious affront to freedom of the press.

From the British perspective - our system is equally incomprehensible, because allowing the media to sensationalize cases makes trials unfair.