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Mega #thread on #exploretalent & the phenomenon of failed aspiring entertainers of the Right

Some context: in the late 90's-early 00's, there were numerous nationwide talent searches that would advertise at the high schools in Southern California

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Once I attended a search, & when my dad found out they were intending on putting me on the internet, he demanded my photos back & rescinded any permission to use my likeness

These searches "presented" themselves as different "companies"

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#exploretalent is a live database that quite literally is the stitching together of numerous databases & different technologies. That's why the site is weird. It also looks very similar to early #facebook You can even register to vote, "like" "friend" etc

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Welcome to August and to the #Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending 08/01/21.

We’re here to help you keep an eye on what our MoCs are saying🗣 and how they are voting🗳.
bit.ly/3ykbfZd
#MoCTrack 1/25
@IndivisiblePHL @IndivisibleLNH @pa_indivisible @IndivisibleBUX @TuesdaysToomey @indivisibleccpa @indiwhitpain @IndivisibleHCAN @fridays_fire @indivisiblefohi The #Pennsylvania #Indivisible Legislative Scorecard shows you how our MoCs vote re: the Indivisible principles of
1⃣equality
2⃣justice
3⃣compassion
4⃣inclusion
See how YOUR MoCs are doing and how they got these scores here.⬇️
#MoCTrack 2/25
pa-indivisible.com/legislative-sc…
I know we’re supposed to be excited about the #Infrastructure agreement in the Senate, but I can’t help but think the #GOP succeeded in delaying and slicing it down to the bone.

This @NYTimes infographic tells the story.
#MoCTrack 3/25
learn more ➡️bit.ly/3firsGG
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"Take away the star and add a vaccine passport"

VIDEO: Oklahoma GOP (@officialOKGOP) Chairman John Bennett doubling down on equating vaccination to The Holocaust.

Gun at hand, he rambles about January 6th & need to take action.

Morally indefensible, reprehensible, dangerous.
Remember this?👇The *hat industry* managed swifter action than #GOP & @officialOKGOP.

Meanwhile, the highest Republican Party official in the State of Oklahoma continues to trivialize the memory of The Holocaust.
Rounding out the picture: the @officialOKGOP Chairman was using the Yellow Star of David to promote a scheme to *temporarily seize power from the Governor.*

✔️Threats of violence
✔️Plans to undemocratically take power
✔️Minimizing The Holocaust

The message is very clear.
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A man identifying as "Robert" called me from a blocked number to say I should write that #OKGOP Chairman John Bennett must resign over this.

I asked if he would say that on the record. He declined. I'm 99% sure the caller is a currently Republican #okleg member. So... (1/?)
I decided to check my email inbox to see if any Republican politician in Oklahoma had issued a statement about this situation, and I did not see any.

Then, I decided to check out the trusty ol' @nondocmedia Twitter list of #Oklahoma lawmakers: twitter.com/i/lists/902228… (2/?)
On the Twitter list, I still haven't seen any GOP #okleg members condemning the comparison of COVID-19 vaccine requirements to an atrocity perpetrated against #Jewish people.

One senator is sad about the Cubs trading away players. A rep. earlier retweeted an OU video. (3/?)
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Let me clarify some stuff from earlier today.
We can draw some straight lines between...
1⃣ this @nytimes article
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2⃣the Deputy Acting AG Donoghue's notes
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3⃣ the #complicit actions of certain #Republican #Pennsylvania lawmakers

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nytimes.com/2021/07/30/us/…
@nytimes First, let's look at those notes from Acting Deputy AG Donoghue.

Folks have been asking who and what he's talking about. I think that this section is about #PA10's @RepScottPerry and #Pennsylvania state lawmaker @SenMastriano.

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@nytimes @RepScottPerry @SenMastriano More interesting is this ADAG Donoghue note about "205K votes - more than xxx xxx voters - PA"

Part is illegible, but he's talking about a debunked theory that there were more votes placed in #Pennsylvania than there were registered voters. Again, this has been debunked.

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THREAD
1/ The Democrat Political Playbook for Civil War—a Heritage of Hate, Racism, Terror and Hypocrisy

If you search the following events for yourself, you will find that we are reliving a Political Playbook when the Democrat Party weaponize racism to wage political war.
2/ Rhetorical incitement, race-bating, terror, looting, rioting, impeachments, RINO insurgents, guerrilla-style one-on-one crime tactics—you name it, they’ve done it.

A look at what the Democrat Party has in store for us all if we don’t unite & DEMAND an emergency election.
3/ The Democrats Civil War playbook weaponized racism and political insurrection. Even burning, looting & riots were a feature of the radical Democrat’s campaign of intimidation in places like Baltimore. In the history of Ancient Rome, this was referred to as ‘sacking.’
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"Conspiracy theories" are 100% who the American people are, and *I don't blame them*.

I blame their lack of discernment - QAnon is a *dumb* conspiracy theory, for many reasons. But successful, large-scale conspiracies are the stuff of established history.

Let's investigate...
2) The "the 2016 election was stolen" conspiracy theory? - though it's dumb, b/c despite considerable digging, proponents of this haven't been able to produce any evidence, & it would have required collusion by thousands of centrist elderly patriotic poll workers, nonetheless...
3) Allegations of election fraud have sporadically plagued US presidential elections (1876,1888,1960) & especially in 2000 and subsequently.

The 2000 election conspiracy is a matter of record, starting with the fact that #GOP FL Secretary of State Katherine Harris shut down...
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CSPOA - which had close tie to Oath Keepers & was in direct contact w/the militia group the day before the coup attempt - is now raising a national militia force ("posses") to put under its anti-federal Trump-loving sheriffs.

Another effort w/Oath Keeper ties...
2)..are the growing "state defense forces". One of these groups, the North Carolina State Defense Force, seemed to be organizationally linked to OK, and to this day endorses the Oath Keeper effort on its website.
3) CSPOA sheriffs opposing federal & state authority can quickly subsume such armed state-level groups. Indeed, *any* militia group can quickly plug into CSPOA and enjoy quasi-legal legitimacy - which is the very point of CSPOA, to legitimize insurgency.
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NOW...House hearing on attempted #Insurrection coup Jan 6 (CSPAN3). #FBI Dir Wray, USArmy Gen Charles Flynn.
Chairwoman @CarolynBMaloney grilling #FBI Dir Wray. He said he wasn't aware of Parler postings on mob planning to "take the Capital". He refused to answer if he & FBI were responsible for their failure to heed the early warning indicators...just said it wouldn't happen again.
Chairwoman Maloney requested to know what steps FBI is taking to keep another attempted coup from occurring again.
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Shortly after his death in 2008, a book co-written by Weyrich and his close working colleague William S. Lind came out, advocating a new direction for conservatism - "The Next Conservatism" - which anticipated many of the changes to the #GOP under Trump including the party's...
2)...turn towards racist populism. It was almost as if Weyrich & Lind had helped write the script which began to unfold in 2016. And that was the year that Lind personally met Trump and gave him a copy of the book. It's unlikely he read it, but mutiple copies were circulated...
3)...within the Trump campaign. I wrote at length about the Trump/Lind meeting here: 4thgenwar.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/tru…
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The @nytimes' editorial genius lies in finding op-ed columnists w/an exquisite degree of eloquent befuddlement. Take this 12/2015 Ross Douthat @nytimes op-ed column. By 10/2016, as I noted at the time, the Trump campaign was courting the top strategic ally of the Oath Keepers.
2) Specifically, top Trump Campaign officials and surrogates were flocking to appear on a rather obscure radio show that happened to be hosted by the Vice President of Operations of the renegade anti-federal sheriffs group CSPOA, who immediately before the 1/6 coup attempt was...
3)..in direct communication w/the head & founder of the Oath Keepers, the national anti-government paramilitary group that sent coordinated & well equipped squads into the Capital Building on January 6th 2021 in an apparent attempt to kidnap or kill top Democrats & a least one...
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Apparently, according to a letter just received from @govkristinoem, I am part of a radical left wing cabal, am despicable, a mob, & the stock I own is ending this country & I won’t stop till the Consitituition lies in tatters.
(My W River team won the state Bicentennial of the Constitution Competition & got flown to DC while Kristi was a cheerleader bouncing up & down & waving pompoms at sporting events.) Oh, & she takes a stab at teachers unions. My folks taught in South Dakota for decades.
They also ranched, raised two kids to love their neighbors, & my dad, the fella she just sent her hate mail to -asking him for money- was a genuine champion South Dakota cowboy who died last year. We buried him on the last day of #Sturgis, rodeo buddies unable to come due to
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This article is #RightWing #KochPropaganda
The "reports" cited in the article are from #RightWing think tanks 👉ties to #ALEC, #StatePolicyNetwork, #KochNetwork

Read more below...
Article above cites "reports/studiees" from the Calif. State Policy Ctr., CSP👉 #StatePolicyNetwork 👉 #RightWing #KochNetwork
Sourcewatch: 👉sourcewatch.org/index.php?titl…

(look for similarly named "think tanks" in your own state).... check their origins via sourcewatch.org
WE are not immune to #RightWing #Disinformation... far beyond FOX & FB, there's a more subtle "issues influence" strategy spread through several channels... including MSM.

Soc. media regulation isn't effective against this type of disinfo.... opensecrets.org/news/2018/10/t…
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Facebook allows Trump Jr. to post threats against Dr. Fauci on Instagram.

But Facebook told me today my year-old post goes "against our Community Standards" and removed it.

GOP Sen Pennacchio cited a doctor who, I discovered, faked his credentials on FOX
My story from March 2020. Laura Ingraham falsely inflated a Doctor's resume while he touted hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment. rantt.com/fox-news-laura…
@GOP Sen. Pennacchio cited the doctor's faked credentials last year to push Trump's hydroxychloroquine.

Two days ago Pennacchio railed against Fauci on the New Jersey Senate floor. Because that's Trump's GOP strategy.
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1:8: Wayne Allyn Root: #TrumpGameChanger:
STEP 1:
I want Trump to run for a House seat in 2022.
Pick a winnable Republican district in #Florida where the president is loved
I promise 74 million-plus Trump voters will get excited
President Trump interview:
townhall.com/columnists/way…
2:8: Wayne Allyn Root: #TrumpGameChanger:
STEP 2:
This isn't about one House seat.
With Trump leading the battle, Republicans will sweep to victory in 2022 with the biggest GOP voter turnout in history - a GOP House landslide by 40 to 60 seats - just like in 2010 and 2014:
3:8: Wayne Root: #TrumpGameChanger:
STEP 3:
Now, to the important part of my plan.
The GOP Congress then elect Trump as speaker of the House - the second most powerful job in America.
From that platform, Trump rules Washington, D.C. for the next two years.
townhall.com/columnists/way…
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1) The song says, "Each quiet act of dignity is the one that fortifies." America voted soundly in favor of a man of quiet dignity to preclude the seditious intent of a loud, lying,
criminal buffoon. Mr. Biden began day one, signing orders of quiet dignity.

@dccra @elhombrelibre1
2) Mr. Biden continues restoring America's global presence
and influence with, in his words, "quiet, relentless diplomacy." He isn't hampered, as was his predecessor, by being a bad
actor, leveraged by our adversaries. He works in quiet purpose--understanding America's big stick.
3) Our new president recently used that stick in vigorous, punitive sanctions against #Belarus, its Putin-backed
dictator who forced the interdiction of an airliner to apprehend a dissident journalist, and wisely extended penalties to
pro-Russia #oligarchs and business interests.
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1. There is an interesting, painful, necessary conversation/debate happening among principled Conservatives whom I admire. Some say the #Republican Party was always inherently deeply flawed and that today’s #Trumpist #GQP is simply a natural progression of this process.
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2. Others say the #Republican Party was not always a haven for conspiracy theorists, racists, populist nationalists, theocrats; that it once was a party that valued the Constitution, competence, character, and integrity, in addition to Conservative policies.
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3. May I say, both perspectives have merit? For decades, a profound tension has existed within the #Republican Party — the Conservative statesmanship vs the angry populism; appeals to aspiration vs appeals to fear and grievance. John Birch Society called Ike a “Communist!”
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A look at today's wide-ranging @pewscience report on #climatechange, #energy and #environment.
Partisan gaps continue to loom large, but survey goes deep on generations showing how #GenZ, #Millennials stand out for engagement on climate
@pewresearch 1/x
pewrsr.ch/2Svrbb3
Climate change is viewed as an issue that needs attention today and majorities view government, industry -- and even 'ordinary Americans' -- as doing 'too little' to help reduce its effects.
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Americans continue to prioritize alternative energy development (like wind and solar) over fossil fuels, but public is roughly divided over phasing out gas-powered cars by 2035; opposes eliminating fossil fuels from energy picture altogether
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@RepMTG I heard your interview with @DavidBrodyCBN . I have a few observations.

1. Did you read the Mueller report? If you haven’t may I suggest volume one. It will show you how involved Russia was in the 2016 election.
2. @SpeakerPelosi is the Speaker of the House. She is in charge. You had a vote to rescind the mask mandate and it failed. That is how it works. If you don’t like it then quit.
3. By comparing this mask mandate to Nazi Germany is not only offensive, but ignorant. You have a choice in the House. Either follow the rules, get enough votes to change the rule, or quit.
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@SenWhitehouse @FedSoc Connecting the dots 👉 #ShadowNetwork excerpt: c-span.org/video/?464899-…

"Behind the secretive network that convinced Americans they cannot trust East Coast “elites.” An interview with Professor, inv. journalist & #ShadowNetwork author Anne Nelson. 👉sojo.net/magazine/may-2…
@SenWhitehouse @FedSoc Oct 12, 2017 talk with Professor, #DemocracyInChains author, Nancy MacLean 👉"Origins of the Radical Right & the Crisis of Our Democracy" 👉
@SenWhitehouse @FedSoc "How the #CouncilForNationalPolicy, a #GOP Powerhouse, Helped Spawn Trumpism, Disrupted the Transfer of Power, and Stoked the Assault on the Capitol"- Professor, Investigative journalist,
#ShadowNetwork Autor Anne Nelson (@/anelsona) washingtonspectator.org/nelson-cnp/
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It's a good day to listen to #DemocracyInChains author, Professor Nancy MacLean- 2018

"The age of Trump has brought the forces of libertarianism into sharp focus. Get the diagnosis right, and learn to tune out the noise. "
“Heritage Foundation (KOCH) saw much earlier than most people in the Country that Trump had a very realistic shot from it’s early internal poling, so that he knew which buttons to push with the Conservative base”. ImageImageImage
"How the #CouncilForNationalPolicy, a #GOP Powerhouse, Helped Spawn Trumpism, Disrupted the Transfer of Power, and Stoked the Assault on the Capitol"- Professor, Investigative journalist
#ShadowNetwork Author Anne Nelson (@/anelsona) 👉washingtonspectator.org/nelson-cnp/ ImageImageImageImage
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Many wonder why #TxLege Republicans don’t “fight” for “what they believe in.” The fact of the matter is, they do. It’s just that what they SAY they believe on the campaign trail isn’t what they believe in Austin.

Prepare for a rant…
#TxLege Republicans don’t lack the courage of their convictions, they merely lack any convictions for the ideas on which they campaign.

They fought tooth-and-nail… for corporate welfare.

They fought hard… to put the renaming of bridges ahead of #prolife legislation.
There might be a few #TxLege @TXGOPCaucus members who actually believe the things they claim to support, but they lack the mental and moral courage to advance them.

They cover up their governing impotence with the veneer of “Christian” kindness.
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