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Been out most of the day with family and just checked our buddy Glenn's TL from today and man...there's like 10 diff. insane tweets I want to pull out but I'm just too exhausted. The guy is just very unwell.
And of course in typical Glem fashion, he is accusing all his enemies of actually being the ones who are neurotic, unwell, disturbed, psychotic, unhinged, etc etc.
Oh and also, the REAL people spreading hatred are not the ones who are saying that LGBTQ people deserve to die bc 'groomers' but #actually (aka my allies), but actually it's the journalists who say that it's bad to call for violence against LGTBQ people who are inciting violence
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LOL. Just absolute through-the-roof levels of cope. Conspiracy theorist calling everyone else conspiracy theorists.

There's a reason the other "Russiagate" hysterics have just shut up, will completely ignore it and/or just tweet through it. Image
#Actually it was never about getting court verdicts...which is why we've all endlessly cited the Mueller Report saying he couldn't find criminal conspiracy (due to massive obstruction & limited jurisdiction) as proof that "Russiagate" was a total hoax & ignored the public record. Image
Anyway, Glenn & Matt Taibbi are just going to tweet through it. Never acknowledging that their narrative that they claimed discredited everybody else, completely discredited them. Just pretend like it never happened. Because that's what #vindicated 'journalists' do. ImageImage
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These folks are trapped, perhaps hopelessly, in a bubble in which the only explanation for concerns about youth gender medicine is transphobia. Like, it's *impossible* there are good-faith questions. I'd feel bad for them but they are spreading a huge amount of misinformation. Image
2/A large number of pioneers in youth gender medicine have come forward with concerns -- Steensma, de Vries, Olson-Kennedy, Bowers, among others. You are completely conspiracy-addled if you think some evil puppet masters are controlling the discourse on this subject. Aggravating.
3/ Parker Molloy, in particular, has *actually* worked behind the scenes (and openly!) to attempt to rather viciously punish and denounce journalists who question her preferred narrative on this subject. It's rich for her to claim shadowy influence here.
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None of those hysterical libs will ever face any accountability for being wrong. Now to take a big sip of coffee and turn off every single news source...
Fucking lunacy!!!!
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This is from today, Jun 27, 2022.
Glem's entire feed is of course random grievances and blaming Dems/Obama for Roe. He of course does not state a single time whether he thinks it's a good thing that Roe was overturned, just random tone-policing and out-of-context Obama/Hillary clips.
When the ruling 1st happened his immediate response (after going quiet) was to bizarrely fixate over the fact that #actually it was a 5-4 decision. Which was strange b/c..what a pedantic thing to obsess over. But then it made sense, of course, it was about blaming the Libs.
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Here's the "Senior Investigative Reporter and Spokesperson" at the Southern Poverty Law Center calling for Twitter censorship if you observe that the Buffalo shooter plastered the notorious "Black Sun" symbol -- a favorite of the Azov Battalion -- at the very top of his manifesto
In other words, the symbol displayed by the shooter at the top of his twisted manifesto is the same symbol displayed in the *official insignia* of the foreign military battalion that everyone's currently supposed to be lionizing as brave defenders of democracy. Those are facts
By the way, there was another pro-Azov rally this afternoon in NYC
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All these people like Adam are still salty because he accurately called out the terrible slogan that is "defund the police", which they still can't admit was a mega loser. So instead, you get a bunch of extremely weird character attacks like this.
Lamb's probably not going to win because nobody's paying attention and Fetterman has (relatively) high name recognition, but good lord this is just pathetic.
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There are two things that I think are inapposite about this response, even as it is meant to help. (Akiva is a sensitive and thoughtful person and this is not ch"v an attack. I'll try to make sure it doesn't sound like one.)
1. @btzelemelokim was talking about, as I understood it, the experience of growing up in the frum world and hearing this taught. (Responding to my general point about what we are teaching, and how it shapes the context in which victims come forward and abusers act.)
He was sharing a painful personal experience that illuminated yet another way in which teaching Torah--accurately!--might convey messages that we don't think we're conveying, or want to convey, and that we have to figure out how to explicitly address that.
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Tell me you didn’t get the joke without telling me you didn’t get the joke.
#actually, Macdonald graduated high school at 14, and was in college when 16, and probably read the authors the op ed mentions. He modestly hid his intelligence for his comedy (a dumb narrator telling truths is funnier and less threatening), unless you saw through the persona.
Besides, everyone knows that Norm Macdonald’s comedy was a sincere reflection of his deep distaste for cy pres awards.
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She started the race up 35 points and with a huge money advantage. She previously served in that district, had high name rec (including a national profile) & all the other candidates were basically unknowns....and she lost by 6 points.

This is just unbelievably sad spin.
#Actually.... blowing a 35 point lead (a 40+ point swing) in the span of a few months is impressive.
Goddamn all the cope takes are just comical. The 'lengths the Dem machine' went to consisted of running a bunch of ads with her words from a year ago and a few endorsements. Wow. Totally unprecedented 'lows which they stooped to.'

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Alexa- show me the consistently wrongest guy in all of politics.
#Actually Dem primary voters (especially in a majority black district) like Hillary Clinton. Your DSA book club is not representative of real life.
LOL Jacobin
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This is from....yesterday lol
Just 2 vindicated journalists, nailing it.
Well, by Glenn's own definition, it is indeed a coup. Glad we've settled that.
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The FOP has gone full ostrich on 1/6, allowing their allied Republicans to escape political repercussions for supporting a mob assault on cops.

The Democratic response to this devil’s alliance boils down to: well, #actually!… Image
All for a little light trolling of Republicans for defunding the police and presiding over a huge isometric violent crime spike across the country, but the people who represent the actual cops don’t seem to care who funded them.
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Circling circling circling. Wagons keep on circling.

(we've reached the inevitable stage where, in response to overwhelming criticism, all the other beltway journalists tweet about how great & indispensable journalist X is- those dumb dumb readers just don't understand).
What Rachael offered up was a completely subjective opinion- as if it was just an objective fact- devoid of context and stated definitively. She (& other political hacks journos) created a narrative based on nothing but her own opinion and very rightfully got pushback on it.
#Actually, you're just not intelligent enough to understand my extremely savvy point. Unlike you all, I have a very high IQ
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This was 100% expected. These people live for this.
Also, this part was 100% just Rachael Bade being super salty that everyon ratio'ed her shitty tweet yesterday. Because #actually that just proves how right and unbiased they are.
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Oh my god, they're outside with no masks and are a few feet apart. The horror! This to me, reveals all that is bankrupt with western politics! "Low IQ virtue signaling!"

The anti-Lib (but don't call me a Republican how dare you) contrarians are just so ridiculously dumb.
"Nothing is undermining confidence and faith in the efficacy of the vaccine like this behavior" I say as my friend, the guy whose show I appear on 5 times a week is literally pushing dangerous anti-vaxx nonsense, designed to undermine confidence in the vaccine.
"This is how they behave when they believe no one is watching," I say about this video with 2 million views, that Macron tweeted out himself, to his over 7 million followers. lol
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The first and ONLY Supreme Court opinion today is in Sanchez v. Mayorkas, a unanimous decision by Kagan holding that a TPS recipient who entered the U.S. unlawfully is not eligible under §1255 for LPR status merely because he has TPS.…
No blockbusters* from the Supreme Court today. Next SCOTUS opinion day is Thursday (my birthday!).

*with the caveat that every case is a blockbuster to someone!
You all better be ready to wish me happy birthday while we wait for doom on Thursday.
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Hey where are all the GOP & anti-anti-GOP gaslighters who spent weeks arguing that Dems were being ridiculous comparing them to Jim Crow & all these GOP voter suppression bills #actually *expanded* voting?
Hey @HotlineJosh lets hear some more analysis about how the libs are being hysterical. And maybe some more election wonk nerdery bullshit about how there's no proof that this will actually lower turnout or something. The GOP sure doesn't believe that that's true.
The fact remains like all of these bills, they're designed in response to high Dem turnout & are laser-targeted to attack Dems and make voting harder for them. And, unlike this time, succeed in overturning any future Dem victories.
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Hey it's very weird how this keeps happening to one goup of people,coming from one specific group of people. The same group of people who claim they are the victims of harassment from the people they keep doxxing & trying to get fired. Strange.
The crime this person committed that required dogpiling, & doxxing was posting a nuanced thread explaining the unaccompanied minor process. But the media (many of whom are buddy buddy with these people) are whole-heartedly swallowing up the '#actually it's Lib harassment' BS.
Take a look at the replies to this tweet (if you're not squeamish). These are the people who claim they've been 'victimized' by Neera Tanden & the mean Libs on twitter. These are the *true* victims.
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Probably the single most depressing thought bouncing around my head these days is that, absent the pandemic, Trump would have won easily. Even with all the Twitter.
Yes, all you #actually's, I am aware of what the polling showed pre-pandemic. I just think the economy would have kept growing, the news cycle would have been more favorable to BS fake scandals, & swing/wavering voters would have "come home."
He only had to make it close -- close enough for the natural R bias of US electoral institutions (and/or, y'know, cheating) to get him over the line. As everyone is saying, Ds have to win by a landslide to actually win, & sans pandemic, I don't think you get a landslide.
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A lot of the defenses of Trump on Covid remind me of the years-long effort to defend Bush's Iraq War policy. Lots of special pleading and contortions until everyone kind of just gave up, slunk away and quietly admitted it was a colossal mistake.
In the end, no one really did much soul-searching or reckoning. It was just kinda "whoops!" that became "end endless wars!" as a slogan but never actual policy and an attempt to decry the libs for being the deep state, #actually.
But the brutal fact is that two consecutive GOP presidencies have led the country into epochal disasters, widespread misery and mass death and there's a reason that's the case.
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Trump is #actually pretty bad at politics. That's why his (net) approval rating has been historically stable and almost perennially low, and why he will very likely become the country's next elected one-term president (only the fifth since 1900). He's simply not good at this.
Trump's a minority pres who won the White House by drawing an inside straight in a few important states among a declining voting bloc. Since then, he has needed to expand his base to win re-election. But he has only ever catered to it—every time shrinking his electoral prospects.
If Trump wins again, his victory will be attributable in large part to years of trickery and attacks against higher election turnout. The simple fact of today's GOP is that it is a minority party, in power due only to electoral institutions that disproportionately advantage them.
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Declare yourself "anti-fascist" and suddenly all things become justifiable, because the greater evil is always "fascism." The Trump era has been a goldmine for self-aggrandizing narcissists who use this binary as an excuse to rationalize insane behavior…
Maybe someday those who promote the "fascist" vs. "anti-fascist" analytical framework will realize that they were a godsend to Joe Biden. Because there's One Weird Thing that Biden and "antifa" #actually have in common. But you have to read the column to find out what it is
"Godsend" in the sense that "antifa" helped create the political conditions that allowed Biden to prevail in the primaries. There is a reason why Biden emphasized the Charlottesville episode so heavily. Just like "antifa" did. Worked out perfectly for Biden
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If you'll permit me a pedantic "well, actually" thread... #Actually, absentee voting and mail voting ARE different.
1. The way Trump seems to be distinguishing them, "mail voting" = a state mails everyone a ballot automatically. "Absentee voting" = voters have to proactively request a ballot. You may prefer the former or the latter setup, but there IS a difference.
2. Absentee voting can be done in person; many states simply have "in-person absentee voting" in lieu of early voting. When you see stats like "X% of votes were absentees" that doesn't mean X% were mailed in.
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