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The right has weird ideas about their ideological enemies: we're "groomers," we're secretly on a billionaire's payroll, we hijacked education to promulgate revisionist histories, we steal elections, and, of course, w're plotting to take over America and subjugate them. 1/ A page from the Jack Chick tract 'Dark Dungeons,' depicting
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
The weirdest thing about this is that it's the right that engages in revisionist race-history:…

And it's the right who stole a presidency:…

Election-rigging is a right-wing specialty:… 3/
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It is no coincidence that Betsy DeVos now collaborates with Moms4Liberty. The same type of tactics. #Christofascism 1/
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This piece is fine for what it is. What it and others are understating or flat out missing is the link between religious fanaticism and anti-democratic anti-election white supremacism in the school #privatization push…
To give serious space to people like DeAngelis (a ~30 yo lobbyist-w/PhD) to give “thoughts” is appropriate for what the #vouchers movement is but to quote him intellectually rather than a political actor misses the role rightwing think-tanks have played in election denialism
It’s esp problematic given the only real offset to #DeVos/DeAngelis is Mann himself who’s been dead since 1859 and isn’t even directly quoted at that.
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If you live in the blue area of this map, we need you to vote in the Democratic Primary on August 2nd.

We need you to skip the statewide offices, our governor, SOS, and AG candidates are locked in anyway.

We need you to write in JOSEPH ALFONSO for US Congressional District 4. Image
If we fail to get 3,250 voters to do this, there will only be a Republican available on the 4th house district ballot, covering cities like #Kalamazoo, #BattleCreek, #BentonHarbor, #Holland, #Portage, #Saugatuck, #StJoseph, and #SouthHaven. That Republican is absolutely terrible.
Bill Huizenga represents the area of the district in the red square. His old gerrymandered district is in green. He's a no-name candidate in most of the district. He needs an opponent, especially one like Joseph Alfonso who is a Marine #veteran on the state plumbing board. ImageImage
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1/ What is Moms For Liberty? 🧵

This new REPUBLICAN group started in #Brevard County, FL. They spread across the country(like COVID), calling themselves "non-partisan" and "grassroots", they are neither. Last week, they formed 4 large PACs. Let's dive in!

2/ FACT: The Republican agenda IS to privatize public education, and put that tax money into their own private piggy banks. They have already taken several steps down that road, and that's not an exaggeration.…
3/ Matt Gaetz sponsored a bill in 2017 that would have completely elimated the U.S. Department of Education @usedgov

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This is a thread about a disgraced Trumpian mayor who is running for re-election in California, in the city where the @Apple headquarters is located.

You may remember Steven Scharf calling to build a wall around #Cupertino and have (28% Latino) San Jose pay for it.

One of Scharf’s worst acts as Cupertino mayor has been his continued support for Planning Commissioner R Wang, who has been accused of sexual harassment, identify theft, and stalking a former Redwood City planning commissioner & city councilmember.

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R Wang is accused of impersonating a former Redwood City planning commissioner & city councilmember, stealing her identity, and signing her up for pornographic websites. He did this just because he disagreed with her over a water recycling policy.

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#Thread Mayoral control of #CPS has been an unmitigated disaster—#Daley, #RahmHatesUs & #MLL. Mayoral control has failed every single stakeholder in #CPS. #ERSBNow 1/
#MayoralControl has birthed some of the worst EDU policies ever.
50 schools closed.
Failed privatization schemes.
Scores of Black women educators fired.
Schools w/o nurses.
Schools w/o libraries & librarians.
The list is seems endless. #MakeItMakeSense 2/
Now another mayor & their handpicked board intends to bless a re-opening plan that puts everyone & their “mommas” in harms way. #MakeItMakeSense #ERSBNOW 3/…
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Là, c'est TRES sérieux. #Trump président des #EtatsUnis, union fédérale, appelle à la LIBERATION de 3 Etats fédérés qui seraient donc occupés par des autorités illégitimes. Ils sont gouvernés par des démocrates. Explications 👇

2) Sans aucune exagération, ni superlatif, le président #Trump appelle donc à l'insurrection contre les gouverneurs Walz du Minnesota, Whitmer du Michigan et Northam de Virginie puisqu'il les assimile à des autorités illégitimes qui occupent le territoire. C'est ce qu'il écrit.
3) Il n'y a aucune élection prévue aujourd'hui dans ces trois Etats. Le "liberate" de #Trump n'a donc aucun sens métaphorique pacifié. Par contre, il y a dans ces 3 Etats des manifestations de patriotes pro-présidentiels pour réclamer 1 fin des confinements contre le #coronavirus
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The Council for National Policy #CNP, "The Secret Society"…
"the heart of a great conservative movement that helped to make America strong and prosperous in the 20th century – now helping to ensure she remains free and secure in the 21st century,"
Some CNP members - Mike Pence comes quickly to mind - in the context of bolstering their conservative credentials, have proudly revealed their CNP membership, even though CNP's policy is to keep membership a secret. Here is it's 2014 Membership, the latest…
#CNP's tentacles include well-connected activists who advocate for the imposition of fundamentalist Christian ideology in public life and have succeeded in forcing their agenda in republican administrations. A list of organizations working with CNP…
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The Ukrainian “Drug Deal” & All the President’s Lawyers

Bolton reveals Trump’s trial is more corrupt than we thought

First, this shows that Trump’s chief counsel for his impeachment defense, Pat Cipollone, might have been a fact witness to the very corrupt scheme.

&for which the Senate is now set to acquit him.

Bolton placed Cipollone in the room w/ Trump as he ordered Bolton to pressure Zelensky to work w/ Giuliani to set up a shadow op that would subvert our foreign policy & nat’l interest to Trump’s corrupt political ends

In May, in the Oval Oval Trump directed Bolton, to help with his pressure campaign to gin up damaging info on DEMs from UKR officials

Mulvaney, Giuliani & the WH counsel, Pat A. Cipollone, who is now leading Trump’s impeachment defense, attended the meeting.
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Another Christian Right science-denying doctor. #MarkGreen was Trump's nominee for Army Secretary. Let that sink in.
The Christian Right have dangerous beliefs. Green was Trump's nominee for Army Secretary. This is not benign.…
cf also: #BenCarson, a member of Trump's cabinet. This is completely insane. But it is barely a story because..."Christianity"
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Let's revisit #CarterPage. Did you know: #Page visited Moscow on $$ donated by AlfaBank's Petr Aven. AlfaBank: partnered with deVos's Amway; had Richard Burt, Trump's first foreign speech writer, on its board. Burt & Page both worked for Gazprom.…
2. Page announced Tillerson's nomination on Dec 12, 2016, in Moscow. Trump announced Tillerson in the US on Dec. 13. Katehon, Dugin's project, covered Page's visit/speech. Dugin is nicknamed "Putin's brain."…
3. Dugin's projects and publications (in Russian and English) like Katehon and “Orthodox TV channel” Tsargrad are sponsored by Russian right-wing nationalist Konstantin Malofeev, the founder of Marshall Capital, one of the leading Russian investment groups.
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Our students deserve better. Hiring for-profit school executives to oversee the unit investigating for-profit schools creates clear and direct conflicts of interest. And it’s no way to run the Department of Education.…
Outrageous. Secretary #DeVos hired for-profit school execs and w/in months the special unit designed to protect students shuttered investigations into 3 for-profit schools. Now they have only 3 staffers to oversee fraud at nearly 6,900 colleges. Draining the swamp? Not.
I’ve written to Secretary #DeVos to ensure that the Dept of Education maintains its commitment to students and investigates colleges that enrich for-profit school execs at the expense of taxpayers.…
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How Dominionism Was Spread. Part 1.
A Covert Religious Political Theocracy, Under Many Names, is Hidden in Plain Sight.
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DeVos: Schools should decide whether to report undocumented kids [to ICE]…


"Any public school…that denies an education to any undocumented child…by reporting a child to ICE has violated the United States Constitution." See:…
"MALDEF stands ready to hold accountable through legal challenge anyone in public education who attempts to report a student to ICE.”
Congressional @HispanicCaucus publicly renouncing horribly inaccurate statement by Secretary #DeVos, that schools could call ICE on their students. (That'd be unconstitutional.)

Live streaming at…
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#Pruitt is a regular attendee of the weekly Bible Study run by the highly politicized Evangelical Capitol Ministries. Here is their sermon on environmentalism. Folks really need to understand what is happening here. #ScienceMatters…
This goes throughout this administration. This is not 'economic populism' #Pence /1…
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