#Exvangelical/#ChristianAltFacts story time! Been sitting on this one a while.
CW: Mentions of rape, suicide, and abusive thinking
A lot of you guys who know me on here probably know that I deal with a lot of self-hate. It started with me getting really mad at myself as a kid. 1/
I went from a self-deprecating remark here and there to crying, yelling, hitting myself and thinking I deserved to die by the beginning of high school, and I saw my parents' reactions change too - from comforting, to dismissing, to my mom threatening physical punishment. 2/
A bit counterproductive of course, but it was enough to keep me quiet.
The funny thing is, the threats weren't bc of an emergency (I never really hurt myself or attempted suicide or anything), or bc I owed myself better. I actually didn't really get much of a reason. 3/
1/ ME, A VERY TIRED #IMMIGRATION LAWYER: this just in, our awful government is doing an illegal thing to #asylum seekers
YOU, A CONCERNED CITIZEN: Like, *how* illegal though
*pours a Laphroaig double*
okay, let's do this
2/ 1st, this is not exactly an executive order. That's coming later, via "Presidential proclamation"--obvs a totally cool & normal way to make things happen in a democracy
This "final interim rule" skips usual due process and goes into effect NOW, because #MigrantCaravan
3/ N.B.: This doesn't complete cut off all possibility of legal protection for #asylum seekers. "Withholding of removal" (a form of relief I like to call "asylum lite") and protection under the Convention Against Torture remain. That's not to say that this is necessarily OK.
1. #QAnon asks us a simple question: Why is the #FakeNewsMedia continually expending resources to defame, debunk, and cast as a conspiracy, for, as they say, a nobody who started on 4chan?
Why the attempt to cast blame of recent events on the '#Q' movement?
Attempt to silence?
3. #QAnon cites Moritz-Rabson's article mocking Nevada Congressional candidate Joyce Bentley for a post on #DeepState having achieved almost total influence over the media. Moritz-Rabson writes, "QAnon 'believers' .. post.. violent threats". newsweek.com/qanon-republic…
The Supreme Court just agreed to hear a case that could nuke the separation of church and state —you know, that integral part of our Constitution that guarantees our religious freedom (and fact-based laws ..., etc.)‼️
| Think Progress #SundayMorningapple.news/Awwb__RBFTrCUd…
This 👆🏼☝🏼👆🏼is the precursor to revoking human rights and hopes for personhood/equality rights for women and #LGBTQ.
We’ll see legalized discrimination and #talibangelical fascists will play an integral role government, laws, education, etc.
A most unsettling thing about Brett #Kavanaugh & His Amazing Secret Treasure Trove of Hidden Legal Work for the Incredible Unknowns is he's not only been adjudicating real world cases, there's a system in place that could be funneling his Secret Incredible Unknowns to his court.
If so, every contest that lands in his Court of Hidden Findings for Bretts Buddies is intended to reward his Secret Incredible Unknown Clients for a variety of reasons, not limited to financially punishing the Many Legal Suckers Destined to Lose by Brett, even if In The Right.
That there's a Judge Brett #Kavanaugh sitting as judge in U.S. Federal Court System, working on behalf of his secret clients, shielded by Bush, Obama, & Trump, all riding legislation from Clinton or before, says our government is corrupt, right in full view. #Treason
#Kavanaugh talked about joining a “team of nine.” In fact, he joins a team of five that reliably delivers big wins for the #Republican interests that had such a big role in his selection and confirmation. slate.com/news-and-polit…
Perhaps Roberts can then explain the 73 decisions in which he led the #Republican appointees to deliver 5-4 partisan victories serving powerful R interests. 73 is a lot. The pattern is damning. Talking about independence doesn’t cut it, not w that record. politico.com/story/2018/10/…
Happy talk is one thing.
The test will be what he does about the 73-decision partisan romp his “Roberts 5” took the Court on, in service to big #Republican interests. That’s a little hard to explain as “balls and strikes.” washingtonpost.com/politics/court…
In ANY type of criminal case, Rape, Assault, Robbery etc., a person can be convicted solely on the word of a complainant.
If you think that's not enough in a Rape case, you should be similarly concerned about every other type of criminal prosecution.
Until relatively recently in most US states, in order to prosecute rape cases there was an additional legal requirement of "Corroboration." This was only needed in rape cases. So in a robbery case, I could say you stole $1000 from me & that would be enough for a conviction.
But in a rape case, there had to be something more, for instance, an eyewitness. Clearly rape cases were the least likely to have this sort of "corroborating" evidence, by their very nature, so to require this extra proof was illogical & unfair.
I had been expelled from my all girls high school for being a #lesbian.
I had been put in a psychiatric ward for #conversiontherapy.
I had been separated from my gf. 🏳️🌈
I don't want other #LGBT teens to experience what I did--the self-doubt, suicidality, cutting, anorexia--the many forms of self-harm that we learn/teach ourselves as ways to cope with lives that feel fraught, to take control we don't have. #NationalComingOutDay ❤️💜💙💚🧡💛🖤
Knowledge is power.
Embrace who you are--there is so much strength in that.
Don't let other people define you.
Don't let other people claim you aren't "really" who you know yourself to be. #NationalComingOutDay ❤️💜💙💚🧡💛🖤
1) @ChuckGrassley - Final analysis -10/10/18 - A Man of the People. Senator Grassley has been in DC since 1958 & nothing but a model Citizen the whole time while selflessly & namelessly guiding America through some of it's worst crises's in the infant History of the Nation.
2) While we step through these perilous times and scorn the @JeffFlake 's of the World, we should also always remember to have faith in the honest & steadfast keepers of the flame of a grateful Republic poised to do even greater things to add to it's already amazing evolution.
3) @ChuckGrassley is worthy of that praise. Sometimes, Senators must put themselves even above the best interests of their State to achieve goals for the Nation as a whole.
I want to share a brief story of a person, now 53 (same age as Justice #Kavanaugh) who was convicted of a sex crime at age 14 for conduct not dissimilar to that of which Kavanaugh is accused.
They have to register as a sex offender for life. They have never been convicted of another sex crime. They happen to be on parole now for a completely different offense (being in jail as a child can mess you up).
When you are on parole & a registered sex offender, that adds a whole bunch of extra requirements, especially if the complainant was under 18. Remember the person here was 14, & the complainant was under 18. This is the case, even where the sex offense was literally 40 years ago.
#GeorgeWBush created the climate that got us Trump. He stole that election. He got us into 2 wars we are still in nearly two decades later. He tortured people in our names. He created the war on women AND the evangelical war on gays. & he convinced Collins to vote for #Kavanaugh.
So whatever #ColinPowell has to say about Trump must be viewed through the lens of GWB, #Guantanamo, #AbuGhraib and Powell sitting there on your TV screens with pie charts and fake aerial shots of WMDs.
Thread. Nazi--#Kavanaugh posters found yesterday on the campus of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and all around the Hudson Valley region. Designed by The Daily Stormer (a reference to “Der Stürmer,” the Nazi tabloid), a webzine formerly known as Total Fascism.
2. Daily Stormer was launched in 2013 by Andrew Anglin, who embraced a Nazi ideology on the Daily Stormer.
3. Dailystormer.com was getting more than 10 million page views until it was shut down by GoDaddy and Google after remarks about the activist murdered in Charlottesville. It then briefly reappeared on a Russian domain.
Here is a thread about why #Kavanaugh most likely doesn’t remember what happened with Dr. Ford, and why the #MeToo movement will make sure this never happens again.
It’s 1985 and a friend of mine has just secured a job as a receptionist/bookkeeper position at a small family owned law firm. The father is the head of the firm. He has two sons who work for him.
She’s just out of college and thrilled to have her first job. She doesn’t ask why the receptionist/bookkeeper before her left. She knows it’s a starting position and just assumes the previous person moved on.
Given the spin in the media and by leftist Hollywood/celebs + skewed (or fabricated) polls , it can sometimes be hard to know where the public stands on an issue. People tend to live in their "bubble" and get affirmed w/in their own echo chamber.
While this is not a scientific method, I thought I would analyze data available on Twitter, which is open to all people but is known to skew things to the left, to see what the numbers tell us about support for or opposition to #JudgeKavanaugh.
My method was simple. To avoid being "served" input from within my bubble, I did this analysis anonymously while logged out of Twitter. I pulled the 15 top results served by Twitter on a search of "Kavanaugh" and compiled these results, which are VERY interesting.
2) Going into the game the Democrats were riding their #BlueWave of enthusiasm. They were so confident America was tired of all the lies and sordid behavior of Coach Trump that the Democrats could win the game easily.
3) They laughed at their good fortune every time a GOP player would pledge to work closely with their coach; such easy pickings.