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I wish everyone under 25 could have been part of a conversation I just had.

I wish everyone could have been, well, actually two of them.

A lawyer friend of mine who I've known for about 20 years recently asked if I'd make a few phone calls in support of the resistance.

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He attends a fairly progressive megachurch in a large urban area, somewhere.

I have to be light with the details because I promised I wouldn't even tweet about it, but I'm feeling anxious & I just texted to say I wouldn't name names or share the location but I had to tweet.

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I confess I don't even know where to begin with this story. The list of names was fairly short and, in fact, numbered fewer than 25.

Some of the calls have been easy and straight forward. A few men & women among the congregation were interested in making political donations.

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Fair Warning: I am now seeing Russian bots in full force spreading a #Resist extremist Leftist agenda on social media--the same way they did with pro-Trump/neo-Nazi fake accounts. Be aware they are now shifting gears to rile up the Left. Don't fall for it.
The new anime, then Pepe the frog, is now NPC.
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@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump and Republicans are putting us on a path to recession. The $1.5 trillion Wall Street tax cut went directly to stock buybacks inflating value while providing no YOY wage growth and exploding our annual deficit from $454 billion to $1 trillion #ReasonsToVoteBlue
@realDonaldTrump America isn’t broke, we’re being robbed. Top 1% own 40% of net worth, earn 20% of all income, pay effective tax near 15% and each have $10+ million. I’m not opposed to capitalism. I’m opposed to wealthfare. Don’t tell me taxpayers needed to give them tax cut #ReasonsToVoteBlue
@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump and Republicans budget is full of landmines for retirees. Their plan to privatize Medicare and Social Security would hurt tens of millions of seniors. They’re calling for cutting nearly a half trillion dollars from Medicare and Medicaid #ReasonsToVoteBlue
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You can't be stupid enough to actually believe anything you're trying to argue here.

You were able to string a tweet together so you have some reasoning skills.

There was no fair or square. Not even if you just consider the "legal" steps the @GOP took to suppress votes.

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I understand the political/practical reasons you would hold onto these fallacies on a superficial level publicly. But to decide to go full bore w/ it in the mentions of those who obvs. know better?

Every reasonable conservative I know has stopped defending his legitimacy.

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You're defending the legitimacy of a man whose entire inner circle has been provably connected to Russia, white supremacy, or both.

In 2014, on Fox, Trump bragged of his relationship w/ Vladimir Putin & told Americans that VP was going to help him w/ something in 2016.

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#resist Day 264-10/15/18 Below is text of a talk I was honored to give last night to 77 courteous and attentive high school sophomore Confirmation students @ the Saint James campus of St Josephine Bakhita Parish in Rocky Hill. Connecticut. I wrote the text yesterday afternoon.
I would like to thank Carol Rizzo for inviting me to speak; she is a gift to her community.** “I don’t like to speak from a paper but I want to be sure that I, an old man who is in the last phase of my life, make maximum effort to connect with you, a group of teenagers with the
whole world ahead of you, about the incredible journey that has unfolded for me during the past nine months.
‘It all began on January 25th after I had been watching on C-SPAN, a public service network that televises all proceedings of the United States Senate
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“SHE CAME TO THE US BECAUSE

the gang told her if she didn’t pay the extortion money they demanded, they would kill her and her young daughter, and make her watch them kill her daughter

THIS WAS NOT THE WORST STORY.”

A harrowing

♦️Project Corazon♦️

tale from #L4GG’s @mgremb:
Even worse was a mom who came to the US with her daughter “Celia” (not her real name). Her other daughter had been kidnapped by the gang a month ago and never seen again. The gang said Celia was “next,” and threatened to kill the rest of the family, so they left.
It’s taken me a while to write about the time I spent with the Dilley Pro Bono Project at the immigrant family detention center. It’s difficult to put into words the jarring mix of hopefulness and fear, the moms waiting for news and the laughter, crying and sniffles of children.
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Man, listen. The resisters are so wrong and strong on race stuff, bc they only care about race stuff insofar as they can use it a cudgel against 45.
clarifying this: a lot of blue-wavers don’t (or can’t) think about the physics of race in American life outside of its implications for contemporary electoral politics. Look at the way they're railroading convos by Native thinkers about DNA and native identity.
this is a basket of concerns that Native writers and experts have been talking about for a looooong time, but resisters are coming at them sideways for underlining this work bc blue-wavers primarily understand these issues as inconveniently timed attack on a well-liked Democrat.
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It's funny. All of you actually believe that by creating accounts that tell the truth, the whole ugly truth, but tell it while mocking us from behind firewalls and avatars that it will somehow make it less the truth.

That the truth will become less real.

@NPC6661

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But that's not what's going to happen.

Racism isn't going to become less significant or less destructive.

Rapist aren't now less rapey.

White people don't get to erase all the bad shit off the wall.

Women aren't suddenly going to look at you with more desire or respect.

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George Soros isn't suddenly going to end up being anything to this movement that you believe he must be if only because you actually do have puppet masters and assume everyone does.

You're not changing minds or votes.

You will not end or slow the resistance.

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@realDonaldTrump News isn’t fake just because it’s critical of you. Alternative facts are not real unless supported by evidence. Trump’s war isn’t with the MSM, it’s with the facts. Fox News is the fake news you seek. It rots your brain. Shut it off. Ask public businesses to switch the channel
@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump and Republicans are putting us on a path to recession. The $1.5 trillion Wall Street tax cut went directly to stock buybacks inflating value while providing no YOY wage growth and exploding our annual deficit from $454 billion to $1 trillion #ReasonsToVoteBlue
@realDonaldTrump America isn’t broke, we’re being robbed. Top 1% own 40% of net worth, earn 20% of all income, pay effective tax near 15% and each have $10+ million. I’m not opposed to capitalism. I’m opposed to wealthfare. Don’t tell me taxpayers needed to give them tax cut #ReasonsToVoteBlue
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The #resist media's focus has drifted from deep, investigative dives for Trump dirt to coordinated hyping of collusion/obstruction to questioning his mental health, and finally to transparent attempts to manipulate context to invent controversy. They are truly desperate.
It's one thing to shade the truth, another to just make shit up & yet another thing entirely to make shit up, get caught & called out repeatedly for making shit up, yet continue to make shit up. Nobody starts heaving Hail Mary's when they're ahead. It's an act of desperation.
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@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump and Republicans are putting us on a path to recession. The $1.5 trillion Wall Street tax cut went directly to stock buybacks inflating value while providing no YOY wage growth and exploding our annual deficit from $454 billion to $1 trillion #ReasonsToVoteBlue
@realDonaldTrump America isn’t broke, we’re being robbed. Top 1% own 40% of net worth, earn 20% of all income, pay effective tax near 15% and each have $10+ million. I’m not opposed to capitalism. I’m opposed to wealthfare. Don’t tell me taxpayers needed to give them tax cut #ReasonsToVoteBlue
@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump and Republicans budget is full of landmines for retirees. Their plan to privatize Medicare and Social Security would hurt tens of millions of seniors. They’re calling for cutting nearly a half trillion dollars from Medicare and Medicaid #ReasonsToVoteBlue
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@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump and Republicans are putting us on a path to recession. The $1.5 trillion Wall Street tax cut went directly to stock buybacks inflating value while providing no YOY wage growth and exploding our annual deficit from $454 billion to $1 trillion #ReasonsToVoteBlue
@realDonaldTrump America isn’t broke, we’re being robbed. Top 1% own 40% of net worth, earn 20% of all income, pay effective tax near 15% and each have $10+ million. I’m not opposed to capitalism. I’m opposed to wealthfare. Don’t tell me taxpayers needed to give them tax cut #ReasonsToVoteBlue
@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump and Republicans budget is full of landmines for retirees. Their plan to privatize Medicare and Social Security would hurt tens of millions of seniors. They’re calling for cutting nearly a half trillion dollars from Medicare and Medicaid #ReasonsToVoteBlue
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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.
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Finally slept.

For a few days when I'd sleep I was either having nightmares about #Kavanaugh or, and this was a first, having nightmares about having nightmares about #Kavanaugh.

My poor puppies didn't know what the hell was going on...

"IT'S A NEW DAY. "

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When people invoke platitudes like this it is usually done in order to being hope, to assert the positive aspects of what's ahead.

Not today.

There is nothing positive about this. We played the Super Bowl and we lost, but there is no rematch.

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Worse, one of the players for the other team is suddenly a fucking umpire and wants to review the tapes of all previous games and change some of the calls made by other, better umpires from games we had already won in the past.

It doesn't make sense.

None of it.

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Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post”

By Ron Rosenbaum @RonRosenbaum1

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THE TRUMP-HITLER COMPARISON.
Is there any comparison? Between the way the campaigns of Donald #Trump and Adolf #Hitler should have been treated by the #media and the culture? The way the media should act now? The problem of #normalization?
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Because I’d written a book called Explaining Hitler several editors had asked me, during the #campaign, to see what could be said on the subject.

Until the morning after the election I had declined them.
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You are not resisting American fascism if:

- You believe Trump is the problem, not a symptom

- You blame the entire problem on Russia and ignore white supremacism

- Accusing people of being Russian spies w/o credentials or evidence is your new hobby

#SundayMotivation #Resist
And yes, the Russian influence campaign mattered. Yes, Russia is a threat to democracy and human rights in the world today. But Russian influence campaigns work to manipulate and exacerbate pre-existing tensions and divisions. Russia didn't create American fascism in a lab.
And remember, friends don't let friends enable Louise Mensch, Eric Garland, Jay McKenzie, and their circle of grifters and paranoid loonies. Don't. Do. It.
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(1) Midterms are around the corner... Gotta say, the waters are changing. Reaction of today’s news is mostly POSITIVE. Even under liberal twitter feeds. They’re losing. Big time.
(2) Liberal celebrities, CNN pundits, Etc... are being chastised in the comments for expressing their views. The people are waking up and realizing they DON’T MATTER. We matter.
(3) the people who break their backs every day, the underdog, the average American. They feel good. I’m watching even hardcore liberal friends and dems, #walkaway. Those who call that a conspiracy theory, are mistaken.
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I won't be lectured about majorities or electoral politics on the day #BrettKavanaugh was confirmed to #SCOTUS with the help of a goddamned Democrat.

I don't care where he's from or the demographics of his state. I don't care about any of that bullshit.

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He deserves some fire under his feet on the day he voted FOR a fucking lying racist rapist who is probably going to overturn ROE v. WADE and a host of other important pieces of legislation.

He could have called in sick.

He could have abstained.

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He could have stood on the Senate floor and said "I am casting this vote because my constituents have asked me to and I am their representative, but I personally strongly oppose this nominee, and support Professor Ford.

Instead he basically endorsed Collins speech.

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1/ THREAD (Click on "Show this thread") Here is a revised Ultimate Presidential Candidates List for 10/6/18. Major changes at Tier One. Kamala Harris moves into first, followed by Cory Booker as a running mate. Joe Biden moves from first to third followed by Michael Avenatti.
2/ Bernie Sanders remains first on Tier Two, but is considered weak as a primary contender. Eric Swalwell stays at second while Deval Patrick and Adam Schiff switch places based on Schiff's high profile stance against Kavanaugh (i.e., Schiff moves up on spot).
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How to recognize it... what to expect... what to do.
#Authoritarianism #Totalitarianism #Fascism #Tyranny
#Antifa #Blackbloc #Resistance #TheResistance #Resisters #Resist #ResistanceRises
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They will come to power with a campaign based on fear, scaremongering and distorting the truth. Nevertheless, their victory will be achieved through a democratic electoral process.
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But beware, as this will be their argument every time you question the legitimacy of their actions. They will claim a mandate from the People to change the system.
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1/ In designing our Government, our founders did everything they could to prevent 1-Party control. 1-Party control of our Government is not compatible with our Constitution.
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#resist #theresistance #bluewave #msnbc #amjoy @docrocktex26 twitter.com/i/moments/1048…
2/ Had our founders decided on 1-Party rule, they could have saved time by establishing a monarchy, a dictatorship, or a corporate-government.
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#resist #theresistance #bluewave #msnbc #amjoy
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3/ Today we are poised to confirm a man in Brett Kavanaugh to the highest court in the land, which is our last line of defense against 1-Party control of our government.
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#resist #theresistance #bluewave #msnbc #amjoy
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