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We've learned TFG asked what the FCC, DOJ & courts systems could do to "probe or mitigate SNL, Jimmy Kimmel & other late-night comedy mischief-makers."

What is this? Thugs knocking down doors of satirists? We knew about secret police vs. protesters last summer.

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When told there was no legal case, that you can't stop comedians from making fun of you, TFG asked, "Can something else be done about it?"

Kimmel: "Remember the ol' Batman show—the Penguin had those guys in the bowler hats? This is what the president wanted, the G.O.O.N. squad." ImageImage
This isn't funny, y'all. When the POTUS is thinking satirists are enemies & asking if thugs can kick in doors & drag them off, we're in the realm of totalitarianism.

Enemies lists of Republicans who opposed him? Spying on Democrats? What else will we learn? Image
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Every major decision governing our diverse, majority-female & increasingly liberal country bears the stamp of the US Senate, controlled by people who are almost exclusively white, overwhelmingly male & disproportionately conservative.

#DemVoice1 #EndTheFilibuster
They don't represent a majority of Americans—& won't for the foreseeable future—but today’s Republican senators have the power to block most legislation. Once known as “the world’s greatest deliberative body,” the Senate's become a great threat to our democracy.
How did this happen?

In his book Kill Switch, Senate insider Adam Jentleson contends that the Senate's been transformed over the decades by a tenacious minority of white conservatives.
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When New York voters cast ballots in the city’s primary elections, they’ll have the option of ranking 5 candidates instead of choosing just one.

Advocates of ranked-choice voting say it promises to improve democracy as we know it.

A duopoly of 2 parties allows them to collude & to protect them from new competition. In ranked-choice, potential candidates like women & POC would have less worry of becoming "spoilers.”


Good pro-&-con look at ranked-choice voting:

Research by FairVote, a non-partisan organization advocating changes to election systems, suggests that with ranked-choice voting there could be more positive campaigns & less negative advertising.

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Connecticut provides a window on antivaxxer issues: they had allowed religious exemptions to vaccines for schoolkids. In January Democratic members of public health committee pushed for bill to end exemptions.

#DemVoice1 #COVID19…
On April 28, Conn. legislature ended the exemption & Gov. Lamont signed it into law, starting w/ '22-23 school year.

2 groups opposing the law—We The Patriots USA & CT Freedom Alliance—planned to file state & federal lawsuits seeking to overturn it.…
On April 30, US District Court in Connecticut took up the case. In addition to the 2 nonprofit groups mentioned, 3 pairs of parents are included in the federal lawsuit: 2 described as devout Muslims, 2 devout Catholics, 2 devout Greek Orthodox believers.…
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Wolves, musk oxen, caribou, & polar bears roam the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s 19.6 million acres. Also migratory birds from all 50 states & 6 continents. These lands are vital to the culture & survival of indigenous Gwich’in people.

#DemVoice1🌎 #ClimateAction #wtpEARTH Image
On June 1st Deb Haaland, Biden's Sec'y of the Interior, suspended all oil & gas leases in the ANWR—a critical move for imperiled Arctic wildlife & people, also for curbing climate change. The Arctic is warming >2x as fast as anywhere else on Earth.…
TFG just endorsed Kelly Tshibaka, a GOP candidate challenging Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Trump critic who voted to convict re. Jan. 6 insurrection. "Murkowski is bad for Alaska," he said. "Her vote to confirm Biden’s Interior Sec'y [killed] Alaska jobs."… ImageImage
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Our democracy is in danger of crumbling before our very eyes. We can't wait until 2022 in hope of a Big Blue Wave. Republicans are working in almost every state to undermine access to the ballot.


TFG didn't start this trend, but he & his followers, especially politicians, have drastically accelerated it.

In 1792 Alexander Hamilton wrote to George Washington:

"When a man unprincipled in private life, despotic in his ordinary demeanor...…

"—known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty—when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity—to join in the cry of danger to liberty..—to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion...
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Tonight I discuss the #GQP & how we must remain unified to help drive the right wing extremists out in order to #SaveOurDemocracy

#TheResistance is fighting 3 fronts; those in Power struggling to maintain their stronghold, chaos agents online & rightwing propaganda outlets like fox news spreading misinfo, & weak minded Cult45 members who cant think for themselves.

So what do we do?
1st: weak minded cult45 members
Some of these sowers of discord dont realise they are agents of chaos

They mostly offer distractions while spreading misinfo & conspiracy theories.

My advice is to expose the misinfo & counter it with truth then move along.
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1

My house has lesser value than yours
My health has less importance than yours
My performance is worth less than yours
My labor is not worth as much as yours
My vote is of lower quality than yours
My life is of no consequence
My history should hold no pride for me
My pain has no meaning to you
You hold your ancestors up as heroes
Even those that enslaved us
Your history is precious to you
You want to preserve it at any cost
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1

If they won't, we must

If they will not fight for our democracy, then we must!
We must flood the streets with the sound of our feet
We must fill the air with the sound of our voices
In every county, city and state we must stand together
Not with guns and violence like the insurrectionists
But with our voices and our spirits like the patriots we are
If they will not stand up for us, we will stand up for ourselves
We are the ones paying the price of their decisions
We are the ones suffering their petty divisions
We are the ones going hungry as they stuff their pockets
We are the ones losing our rights as they fight
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1

I will not deny the truth

I saw a man choked to death by a policeman and I cried
I saw a policeman beaten with a flag and I cried
I saw children in cages and I cried
I saw bruises on women and I cried Image
I saw parents carry their children’s coffin and I cried
I saw mothers gassed and beaten and I cried
I saw crowds kneeling in honor and I cried
I saw officials hiding under desks and I cried
I saw Nazi symbols worn with pride and I wept
I saw so many things and shed so many tears
I will not hide from the truth
I will not erase it from memory
My tears will water my spirit
And grow my determination
To fight for what is right
To save my dying nation
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1

Dear Exhausted White America
(Disclaimer: not all white Americans)

I hear that you’re tired of all the racism talk and activism, that you think it’s unfair to burden you with the crimes of the past. Image
I hear that you are now feeling oppressed and unjustly treated. In fact, you say that by the power of Barak Obama racism no longer exists in the US, and that our demands are just laziness talking.
So on behalf of all minorities, let me be the one to say, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that you have no clue as to what being oppressed is, and you think having laws that ensure some form of partial equality is somehow oppressing you.
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Conservative evangelical efforts to infringe on a woman’s right to choose has spread to Canada as well as in United States.

This is a danger to women and girls all over the world. 🧵

#GlobalGagRule #ONEV1 #DemVoice1
2/ One of first major policies enacted by **former administration Included #GlobalGagRule This resulted in a loss of funding for Title X programs unless they made referrals for pregnant women to centers encouraging keeping pregnancy. #ONEV1 #DemVoice1…
3/ TFG allocated $8.8 BILLION extending #GlobalGagRule worldwide. This is damaging to women in emerging countries where allowing women to work and plan pregnancies helps to build struggling economies, lifting families out of poverty. #ONEV1 #DemVoice1…
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A white man & an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided 2 ask him: “What do u think about Indian mascots?” The Native elder responded, “Here’s what you’ve got 2 understand. When u look at black people, u see ghosts of all the slavery...2
and the assaults and the hangings and the chains. When you look at Jews, you see ghosts of all those bodies piled up in death camps. And those ghosts keep you trying to do the right thing. “But when you look at us you don’t see the ghosts of the children killed with...3
rifle butts at the Big Hole, or the old folks dying by the side of the trail on the way to Oklahoma while their families cried and tried to make them comfortable, or the dead mothers at Wounded Knee or the little kids at Sand Creek who were shot for target practice....4
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1

Will I ever go back to my country?
My son who is American has never stepped foot in his country
Now, he is 10, how old will he be, when America is safe enough for a proud and outspoken boy with darker skin who? Image
I’m Haitian American on both sides of my family tree, my ancestors were enslaved. I was born in the United States just two years after the passage of the civil rights act. This is the country where I drew my first breath, took my firsts steps, and spoke my first words.
My childhood was spent moving back and forth between my two countries. My heart holds love for both of them for different reasons. Both are countries with unparalleled histories. Both have reasons to be proud and both fill me with pride.
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1

It was done deliberately
It was done systematically
Hate was sown into our lives
Hate was grown into our hearts
It was done to divide us
It was done to control us
To limit the people’s power
To make us easier to dominate
It was not done by a foreign enemy
It was done by those inside our country
It was not done for ideals.
It was not done for principles
It was not even done for love of country
It was done simply for greed
Greed of power
Greed of profit
They pitted us against each other
Sticking us with different labels
Just so we’d know who to hate
They found our weaknesses
And thoroughly exploited them
They took everything that was good
They painted them over with hate
They handed them back to us
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1

Outraged does not even begin to cover it. Today once more I sat in shock as an elected official, on a tour to promote “America First”, openly called for his followers to use their 2nd Amendment rights on Silicon Valley.
There is no freaking context in which telling people to use the 2nd amendment makes it okay! NONE!
How does one use their 2nd Amendment rights when needed?
How? There is no other interpretation to this phrase but a call to arm!
One might think he misspoke, if another in the next breath, he had not doubled down, talking about maintaining an armed rebellion against the government if necessary.
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1

We do not want more guns in our streets
We want more children playing in the streets
We want to stop filling graves with our children
We want to stop burying our children
We do not want more bombs and war toys
We want childcare for our children
We want them to be safe and secure
We want our children to grow up
We do not want tax cut for the rich
We want a livable wage for the working class
We want to add spice and frivolity to our lives
We do not want to work 3 jobs for scraps
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1

What’s wrong with the United States?
Are you really not paying attention?
To what’s happening as a whole?
Not a law or bill here and there
But to the totality of what’s going on.
The grand design taking shape
Democracy is not in danger
Democracy is under attack!

States have passed laws or bills to:
Criminalize giving water in voting lines
Ban meditation in schools
Remove teaching of “bad” slavery in schools
Ban critical race theory
Ban the 1619 project because “bad” for US image
Require teachers teach the theory of “fine people on both sides” of current events
Protect people that drive cars into crowds of protesters
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1

Where are you now?

I hear you’re tired out
Your zeal has petered out
You’ve gone back to your life
Shutting your eyes once more
To the reality of ours
Did you think it would be easy?
Changing a 400-year-old mentality?
Overturning an abusive system?
Were you really invested in the outcome?
Or was this just another one of your causes?
Something to pass the time?
Well life for us hasn’t changed
We are still facing the same challenges
And we are still determined
make our voices heard
To change the course of history
And if we can’t do it with you
We sure as hell will do it without you
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1

For the working class
The Evil Democrats, Radicals Leftists
Want you to have 15$/hour minimum wage!
How dare they! Do they not know how hard-working you are?
2/Holding down 3 jobs to barely make ends meet?
Livable wages are for sissies! They want to weaken you!
We are the party of the working class! No livable wages!
3/The Evil Democrats, radical socialists!
Want you to have universal health care!
They want to stop you from choosing your insurance!
Do they not know how brave you are!
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1

They can’t stand up to an old man
They can’t chastise an unhinged woman
They can’t stand by their own words
They can’t stand up for their own family
They can’t fight for their own self-esteem
They can’t hold on to their dignity
They can’t condemn obvious lies
They can’t rebuke outrageous claims
They can’t care for their own lives
They can’t bear their own choices
They can’t hold to a decision
They can’t form their own opinions
And we’re supposed to expect that lot
To work for what’s best for us?

Once we were the leader of the free world
Country leaders looked to us for guidance
It times of strife and chaos
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #ONEV1
Were you a fighter or a traitor?

Were you there when it started?
The torture and killing of democracy?
Were you a witness to its suffering?
Did you hear its dying cries?
Did you stand by and watch?
Did you get up and fight?
When did you first notice the changes?
Those signs that indicated abuse.
The silencing of voices?
The cutting of ethics?
Did you raise the alarm?
Did you simply close your eyes?
Were the culprits easy to spot?
Hidden behind their smiles of hypocrisy
Those who pay lip service to democracy
While using the flag to commit crimes
Did you denounce or rebuke them?
Did you applaud and follow them?
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #ONEV1

Privilege isn’t something you have
it’s not something that I can take away
It’s not even something to be shared
It’s just the way that you’re treated
A certain respect is given to you
A certain credit is afforded to you
A certain politeness is extended to you
A certain confidence is accorded to you
When we tell you to check your privilege
We mean look at the way you are treated
or more relevant at the way you are not treated
Notwithstanding the fact that we both acted the same
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