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Times Square. It's time. #Remove
It's time.
It's time.
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An antifa militant died in mysterious circumstances involving gunfire & a car crash. @tedwheeler, media & antifa groups are honoring Sean Kealiher aka “Armeanio Lewis” as some sort of social justice peace maker. I knew him for threatening journalists:
@tedwheeler When I was on my 1st assignment for student paper at Portland State in spring 2016, I recorded Sean Kealiher (who was not a student) arrive w/a group of outsiders to shut down a pro-Trump student group meeting. Kealiher jumped on table to try & fight a student who was filming:
A “#RESIST” memorial has popped up where Kealiher was fatally injured. The car that was believed to have hit him had been fired upon and was found crashed and abandoned outside the Democratic Party of Oregon (@ORDems). Photo: @artedwardskgw
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Get this, #BrexitBritain. Any withdrawal agreement means compromise; you will pay, you will give ground. You are humiliated before the world, because #Brexit is an admission you can’t handle real life, that scuttling back to the safety of the dull 1950s is all you can handle.
If I sound bitter and angry it’s because I am. Because I’m one of those being screwed over. One of those whose life was defined by being European, by using the freedom that was my right. Five million of us whose lives have been turned upside down. #The5Million
#Brexiters are afraid that we don’t respect their ‘democratic vote’. Damned right we don’t. The referendum was never democratic. How could it be? The majority of those directly affected by the result DIDN’T EVEN GET A VOTE. Think about that. Democracy? No. The tyranny of the mob.
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Soviet born Florida business man:
Lev "Parnas, on behalf of a Ukrainian government official, lobbied Congressman one to advocate for the removal of the then US ambassador to the Ukraine."
Congressman One is Pete Sessions, but @GOPLeader got his beak wet on this one too, didn't you Kevin?
Asked four times whether he was aware that the administration was holding up aid to Ukraine for investigations of the Bidens, @VP Mike Pence dodges the question ALL four times.

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Today my 12 year old asked me why people still support trump. I answered that I really didn’t know. Later, while mowing the yard, I thought about it and came up with several reasons.
As I thought about it, I realized that a lot of the reasons sounded like things various characters from the Office would think. Here’s what I came up with:
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Yet yesterday many of you all were saying Pat Robertson’s finger wagging over Syria meant evangelicals were about to abandon Donald.

DON’T fall into wishful thinking. Trump is a symptom; we’ll have a fascist party even if they dump him (they won’t).

DO get out the vote

#Resist
Also don’t just believe any conspiratorial tweeting about evangelicals you see—vet your sources. There’s a wild thread going around about the Kurds being the Medes and having a key end times role, which, frankly, resembles no variety of evangelicalism I’ve ever encountered.
Please take care not to spread mis/disinformation.
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1.7 million Title X dollars for pushing abstinence and the "rhythm method." American theocracy is rising fast, and yet most major news outlets still treat right-wing evangelicals and Catholics with kid gloves--when they're not publishing outright puff pieces.

#EmptyThePews
"In Orange County, among the wide boulevards and gleaming office towers where Obria maintains its headquarters, sexually transmitted diseases are an unrelenting force: From 2013 to 2017, gonorrhea cases rose by 129%, chlamydia by 65% and syphilis by 99%."

🤔🤔🤔

#EmptyThePews
"Over the next three years, Obria could receive $5.1 million in federal family planning funds for its California clinics. But [Obria CEO] Bravo, who operates 38 clinics in six states, has grander visions: She wants Obria to become a nationwide alternative to Planned Parenthood."
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𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 | 𝗧𝗵𝗲🍑𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗱 𝗝. 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗽
Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry of Trump

🔗nyti.ms/2kORLLE #Trump #ImpeachTrumpNow #Resist #ImpeachTrump
Here’s a timeline of Trump’s Ukraine scandal. It’s damning.

🔗washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/… #Trump #ImpeachTrumpNow #Resist #ImpeachTrump
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Brilliant expose of so much only-in-America idiocy: backstabbing Christian profiteers fighting over property, radical homeschooling, violent creationist politicians...

I’ve been to The Creation Museum. Threads here:



#TuesdayThoughts #ChristianAltFacts
“Among the handful of countries where the vast majority of dinosaur fossils have been discovered, the United States is the only one where such bones, when found on private property, belong to the landowner, rather than to the government.”
“‘“It is this legal structure that allows creationists to dig dinosaurs and pretend to be paleontologists,’ Kirk Johnson explained. By keeping the land in the hands of young-Earth creationists, Meadows would insure that they could tell the story of any fossils found there.”
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1. It's the end of the month, so I'm gonna do a little monthly recap of what I've been up to this month and make a little pitch for supporting me via @Patreon if you find my work valuable and can afford to:

patreon.com/cstroop

#MondayMotivation #EmptyThePews #crowdfunding
@Patreon 2. If I had to summarize what I've been up to this month, I'd say my work has primarily focused on pushing back against attempts to whitewash Christian nationalism and the dangerous anti-democratic views of the Christian Right. I did so in @jdforward here

forward.com/opinion/431687…
@Patreon @jdforward 3. And I followed up further on what's wrong with attempts to represent white evangelicals' Christian Zionism as benign in this piece for @RDispatches:

rewire.news/religion-dispa…

#exvangelical #EmptyThePews #Resist
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Sometimes one doesn't have to look very far to find a suspicious Twitter account, because the suspicious account in question (specifically, @lilmurrayne) conveniently joins the ranks of one's own followers.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
@lilmurrayne @ZellaQuixote Based on its most recent followers, many of which have a blue wave emoji or #resist or the like in their profiles, one might think that @lilmurrayne is a liberal Twitter account. If we scroll back 1380 followers, however, the accounts are suddenly all in Japanese.
@lilmurrayne @ZellaQuixote The situation gets even more complicated the further back we go. @lilmurrayne's first few hundred followers are Arabic-language accounts, followed by several thousand in English, then alternating English and Arabic sets, then Japanese, then most recently #BlueWave accounts.
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1/ I despised Trump from day 1. But I was able to turn my back on the President and I’d hoped by going about my business and keeping my head down this nightmare would just quietly pass in time. However, there was a gradual crescendo building up and up and up and up...
2/ By the beginning of 2019 I was already riddled with guilt for not being a voice of opposition. A few months later I had taken a passive approach, trying to reason from a cowards position with #MAGATS. By the orphaned baby photo op, I had experienced a full blown meltdown...
3/ After that moment, I hated this President more than anything or anyone I’ve ever hated in my life. I shook off the guilt over my delayed activation in joining the resistance and got to work doing what I could in my own little world to help bring this jackass down...
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What kind of relationship should an organization representing religion journalism have with religious institutions and leaders? However we answer that question, RNA is past the point of being ethically compromised:

cstroop.com/2019/09/29/som…

#SundayThoughts #RNA2019 #EmptyThePews
To be fair, RNA is far from alone in having crossed what I believe should be bright lines. For example, @nytimes and @washingtonpost largely let evangelicals cover themselves, without including critical perspectives, which is wildly irresponsible.

#SundayMorning #EmptyThePews
And the U.S. flagship organization for the academic study of religion, the American Academy of Religion, like @ReligionReport accepts sponsorship from religious organizations, incl. highly problematic ones, and falls to draw a clear line between theology and secular scholarship.
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Miller vs Odey: the Brexit crisis explained through the medium of fund managers, with a bonus survey… 🤓✊ (thread) #RuleOfLaw #StopTheCoup #StopBrexit 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺
Compare and contrast Gina Miller and Crispin Odey… Both are British fund managers, and both are wealthy, but their very different responses to Brexit are most illuminating. 🧐 #Brexit #StopBrexit 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺
Odey was born into a wealthy family of industrialists, and was educated at Harrow & Oxford. He set up Odey Asset Management in 1991, and it now has several billion pounds under management. He was briefly married to Rupert Murdoch’s daughter. His net worth is c£775m. #StopBrexit
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MORALE BOOST There is quite a bit of Remain despair on my timeline today… Don’t be down: the cabal is on the ropes, and we’re winning this. (short thread) #RuleOfLaw #JohnsonMustGo #JohnsonOut 😠✊🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺
There is no room for complacency: we must focus and redouble the fight, but we’re now in the endgame of the disgraceful Johnson regime. They will try all the nasty tricks they can, but they are losing and they know it. #RuleOfLaw #JohnsonMustGo 🤓 🇪🇺🇪🇺🇪🇺
Consider: does a triumphant Prime Minister, in command of the agenda and masterfully executing his diabolical plans, have an angry meltdown in the voting lobby in Parliament..? 😃 #meltdown #JohnsonMustGo 🇪🇺
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They want to murder us in the streets. Yeah, I said it. Democide.
𝘗𝘰𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘶𝘮 𝘰𝘤𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪 is the plan.

They want to drive us into a mob with their vile abuses, disgraces, discrimination. We’ve been frogs in the water. Until now. Wake up! We’re all getting scalded.
The hypocrisies and projections are stunning. How many Repub’s charged with child sex trafficking? Rampant unrecorded physical and sexual abuse and disappearances at border concentration camps?

All while accusing the Left of the GOP’s own despicable failings, lies, and crimes?
Party Lines are drawn: My military. My police. My bikers. Brownshirts.

All of them. Carlson, Sanders, and Pirro; Brooks, Gaetz, Cruz, and, of course, Trump himself. Listen to what they say!

We’re the ungovernable mob? The fascists? The traitors?

Their lying does not stop.
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Morning all. Here’s something I don’t understand about a certain demographic of the general public. At the time of the EU ref, leave voters claimed that the country would prosper following Brexit, the economy would blossom, we would “regain” sovereignty... /1
... and life would be improved all round generally. The government has now abandoned all efforts to portray Brexit in that light and thus leavers know that they were lied to. With the government’s own forecast on stockpiling of food and medicine, fuel shortages, transport... /2
... disruption, affect on the value of the pound, the obvious loss of EU workers in public services etc., it is no longer a case of sunlit uplands but of “the will of the people” in an outdated mandate some 3.5 years previously and in the face of self-harm. What exactly... /3
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For anyone foolish enough to be concerned about the desperate DC establishment’s new attempt at removing the President from office, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and look at all for the times the Establishment Elites tried to take down Donald Trump. 1/
First there was I-like-heroes-that-don’t-get-captured-GATE. Trump’s run for the presidency was sure to end after returning punches on the failed presidential candidate John McCain. But it only increased his support. 2/
Then there was the call for a so-called Muslim ban that was going to end Trump’s run. That didn’t work either. 3/
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IMPEACHMENT - A THREAD

medium.com/@trumpwatchdog…
In June - I wrote this story about Impeachment because I knew it was coming. It was slow and I wish it had gone faster - I wanted it all resolved by 2020, but.....its happening.

I even quoted 9/23 as date of Removal, which ended up when the dam broke

medium.com/@trumpwatchdog…
In June: While people freak out about Nancy Pelosi being hesitant to make a move, I am not worried. She is waiting for the needle to hit a metric. It looks like 41 Trump impeached/43% approve .
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I’m gonna say something: quite proud of the UK today.

The USA & UK are in by no means identical but comparable situations: we have administrations with no popular mandate, who gained power on the back of criminally manipulated votes, and who are using criminal methods…
… to retain that power in order to pursue at best unethical and possibly criminal objectives.

But here’s the thing; it’s the *USA* that’s supposed to have the ironclad Constitution with the inbuilt checks & balances, established for the express purpose of containing…
… and thwarting a rogue administration, while the UK has not so much a constitution as a vague gentlemen’s agreement with itself that There Are Certain Things One Simply Doesn’t Do.

AND YET… within WEEKS of OUR unelected charlatan premier getting his hands on the reins…
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Warning: @RippleCreekNW appears to be a fairly sophisticated fake resistance disinformation account. She posted a fake quote from me (and @ ed me which I guess is not that sophisticated lol) with fake statistics. The account’s English appears to be non-native. #TheResistance
The specific inaccuracies with articles and prepositions definitely make the person behind the account a possible native Russian speaker. Necessary reminder to please not hate Russians indiscriminately, but this looks like a possible Russian influence account. #Resistance #Resist
Here’s a screenshot of the fake quote with fake stats.
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Apropos of the question of where religion journalism slides into advocacy for religion, even in its toxic forms, I will be skipping today’s lunch at #RNA2019, sponsored by Trinity Broadcasting Network and featuring a panel with prominent Christofascist Eric Metaxas, on principle.
There are valid reasons to bring journalists and potential sources together at conferences, but the line between religion journalism and religious propaganda should not be held. In this era of rising fascism, journalists also have a duty not to normalize extremism.

#EmptyThePews
I will not accept hospitality from the likes of TBN. And I wish to express my opposition to the platforming of Eric Metaxas. See this blog post for more on why:

cstroop.com/2017/02/06/eri…

#SaturdayThoughts #RNA2019 #EmptyThePews #Resist
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1/ [Data #Thread] *Klaxon for all those interested in potential Twitter manipulation*. Here I compare a large sample of pro and anti-Trump Twitter accounts. Sample A includes around 137,000 pro-Trump Twitter accounts, and sample B, 65,000 anti-Trump accounts #disinformation
2/ Both Samples involved downloading Twitter accounts based on data from their Twitter bios. Pro-Trump accounts were selected if the contained terms such as #MAGA, #KAG #WWG1WGA #AmericaFirst (and similar). Anti-Trump accounts were chosen to see if they contained #Resist
3/ #DumpTrump #ImpeachTrump etc. While obviously not exhaustive, the sample is large. The first obvious potential finding is that there are clearly more overtly pro-Trump Twitter accounts in terms of biographical detail. Interesting when you consider that he lost the popular vote
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“Americans have retained their illusions of freedom.”

Among liberal to progressive folks it’s ofc often those with the most wealth and power, who will be last to feel real consequences from U.S. authoritarianism, who cling most tightly to the illusion.

#MondayMorning #Resist
This is what we’re up against when it comes to trying to get major press outlets like @nytimes and @washingtonpost, to say nothing of cable news, to stop normalizing extremism. And a related barrier is that we’re not used to viewing any large group of Christians critically.
White evangelicals are Trump’s key base. 80% of them 45 and older rate Trump favorably. 60% aged 18-44 do as well, and a good chuck of the other 40% in that age demographic will vote for him in 2020 anyway. Mark my words.

fivethirtyeight.com/features/could…

#exvangelical #EmptyThePews
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