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For the "I voted and nothing changed!" bullshit--

First, it's a fucking lie. We've had monumental change over the last eighteen months.

Second, under the Trump Reich we slid rapidly toward fascist autocracy. All of the Executive Branch had been hollowed out. Trump tired to convert America into his own private protection racket, an arm of the Russian mob.


YOUR VOTE saved America.

That doesn't mean the threats are gone. It took decades of dedication for bigots and fascists to get us to this precipice. It will take more than one election to repair the damage done by Americans not voting.

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A thread of seriously important facts we all need to know:
How/why to kill the filibuster
How to expand SCOTUS
How Many votes are needed
Why Pres Biden & Speaker Pelosi CANNOT
expand the Supreme Court
Why we need more senate seats
Where to focus our energy
First, Congress is the House and the Senate
Democrats have a large majority in the House
This is why the House has passed so much legislation over the past 4 years
The Senate, however, is a much different story
The Dems hold 48 seats
There are 2 independents who vote with Dems
The GOP holds 50 seats
In the case of a tie vote, the Vice President breaks the tie.
Obviously VP Harris votes with Dems
Instead of a simple majority, the GOP can invoke the filibuster
Any Senator can debate their case endlessly until the procedure called cloture
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Dare we dream of flipping enough senate seats to drop the filibuster in spite of Manchin+Sinema?

… of making them worthless to buy (by nullifying their power to obstruct)?

… of making them truly rue selling their souls?

Don’t dream — #VoteBlue & register voters Image
#VoteBlue and help Tim Ryan win Ohio from a prize-winning, phony, #GOP hypocrite.

#VoteBlue and help Ohio, instead of selling it out.
#VoteBlue and help Rev. Warnock actually serve Georgia.
#VoteBlue and help Georgia keep a good senator, instead of selling it out to a serial liar.
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I received this in the mail today. The Liberty Committee is funded, in part, by Reverge Anselmo a former resident of Shasta County who got into a beef with the County Supervisors over his winery and subsequently sold it and left CA.
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The candidates below are all supported by some form of that revenge money from Anselmo money and local donations. Every one of the candidates here are RW candidates that want to change how Redding looks. They don’t care about me or you, they just care about themselves.
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So who is the Liberty Committee?
Mostly it’s out of state money bent on revenge because a wealthy man lost a fight.
If you are voting in Shasta County, vote by mail or vote in person, but do NOT vote for any of these candidates.
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Wouldn’t it be lovely if someone actually did this and proved my point (maybe I should).
The moment he sank his fat ass behind the Resolute desk, he was gutting protections, reducing personnel for hire, cutting inspectors, gutted hiring and more.
He knew (the #GOPKnew)
That doing it slowly would be easy to do. Think of the problems he caused for any predecessors going after him HOWEVER if he was still in office, these problems would be his and I would be completely scared out of my wits on how he would have handled them.
Every move a President makes, every move that the administration does together makes a difference for every single American. Politicians have played their hands.
We’ve found out who the corrupt are. Now we must act.
If you aren’t voting, shame on you. VOTE BLUE
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Let's talk addiction - it's storytime.

They did an experiment on rats a while back to test addiction. Rats were alone in a cage with 2 sources of water - one was plain everyday H20 - the other was laced with heroin.

The rats nearly ALWAYS went for the heroin. But why?

Well, for starters, they were alone in a cage. There was nothing to live for.

The researchers decided to try something different.

They built a paradise for the rats. Plenty of food options, toys, and LOTS of other rats of both sexes to interact with. Guess what happened?

With both water sources being present, the rats chose to all stay away from the heroin-laced water.

This is because they now led fulfilled lives.

They had fun, social activities, sex, and plenty of areas to roam.

Let's relate this to human civilization, shall we?
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No more "I support the rights of women - who may be people - to choose choicely for herselves, because the right of a woman, to choose a choice, maybe without actually doing so, at least sometimes. Without exception, except if not? PERIOD.

Vote for me in November." messaging.
We have one side saying "Abortion is child sacrifice and Democrats worship Moloch." and the other side that tugs on its collar and goes, "Boy, there sure are a lot of positions and views but the most important thing is to #ChooseChoice and protect a woman's right to #VoteBlue."
To be clear: I will be voting in November and I will continue to vote for the major party candidate that is least a party to this, in every race, fit the rest of my lifetime as a voter, be that my entire life or until The Freedom From Voting Act is tweeted by Emperor Trump III.
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Hey guess what .@GOP your prince .@GovRonDeSantis simply managed to violate the Florida State constitution by repealing the .@Disney municipality and simply made a way for lawyers in Central Florida cont.
to make money suing and wasting the precious time of the judicial system and the money of his constituents. This was entirely for show and will cost tax payers thousands of dollars just to show...cont.
what a moron we have for a leader in Florida. This is proof he only uses his power for theater so he can progress his selfish political goals.
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@umairh Raises great points.

But Medium is NO substitute for the egalitarian public platform Twitter has provided!

Medium’s paywall—and its requirement that posts be long form and “professional-caliber”—preclude its being a good communication or political organizing tool for us peons.
@umairh Can just anyone post a 280-character comment or a 25-comment thread on Medium—for free?
Can everyone who wants to do so on a given day or in a given hour do so?
Can everyone who might want to read such things do so—for free?

If not “yes” to all three, then no dice.
@umairh And also, any platform that doesn’t provide free space—to an unlimited number of users every day—for promoting business startups or the work of aspiring creatives or crowdfunding appeals or mutual aid or advice…
is no substitute for the #Twitter we know and love.
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I sometimes discuss the importance of democracy with self-described "leftists", and why it's vital to #VoteBlue to prevent a fascist dictatorship.

This isn't universal (yet), but I'm increasingly hearing them say, "We don't have a democracy anyway. We have an oligarchy."

Their argument is, It's okay if fascists win, because democracy is already dead.

So why are you involved in politics at all? Why do you push for policies you say you want? If democracy is dead, the Voice of the People is irrelevant, and none of your words or acts matter.

More importantly, the conviction that "democracy is already dead" is a clarion call to inactivism. It is a declaration of defeat. These dead-enders are purposely supporting fascist autocracy by preemptively installing its software in their own minds.

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I got this appalling response in answer to a tweet about DOJ's investigations.

Too many people think we should "just arrest" Trump--because he obviously "committed crimes", he's a Bad Man, and he deserves it.

We've forgotten what The Rule of Law is about.

The Rule of Law does NOT mean swift punishment for criminals without the bother of due process, without trials, and without grand juries. The Rule of Law is not a vigilante mob lynching, nor an iron-fisted imposition of Order by Decree of the State.

The Rule of Law constrains =government=. It is a set of procedures, norms, and rules that protect those who can be accused of crimes.

In contrast:
• Mob "justice" is mere anarchy.
• Imposed order is fascism.

YES, we need "yet another LONG investigation."

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"To the dismay of many Democrats, Biden remains wedded to the futile goals of “bipartisanship” and “lowering the temperature.” Frustrated Democrats make the point that there can be no real bipartisanship with a party that plays to QAnon ..."

"By remaining so studiously above the fray and refusing to identify Republicans as the threat to our democracy, he has sapped his own base of energy and allowed Republicans free rein to light up their voters."

"Biden and the rest of the party must paint an accurate picture of what a Republican-led Congress would look like. Chaos. Vicious partisanship. Gridlock."…
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Here's State-by-State postcards of all the House GOP members who voted against certifying the election AFTER the mob attacked the Capitol to try to prevent the certification. And/or voted against investigating the #January6th attempted coup.
I tagged them all.
Retweet your State.
But first here's a postcard of the 8 GOP SENATORS who voted to overturn the Election AFTER the violent assault on the Capitol.
#SeditionCaucus #SeditiousGOP
@SenRickScott @RogerMarshallMD @SenJohnKennedy @HawleyMO @SenTuberville @SenHydeSmith @SenTedCruz @SenLummis
ALABAMA @RepJerryCarl @RepBarryMoore @RepMikeRogersAL @robert_aderholt @repmobrooks @USRepGaryPalmer all voted to overturn the 2020 Election and/or against investigating the insurrection. They are not pro-Democracy and should not be in Congress. #SeditionCaucus #SeditiousGOP
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You do realize that your telling the truth about why #VoteBlue is pointless when even the #Democrats get a Supermajority, they won't get anything done?

Because that's what your admitting here, your saying "You shouldn't vote for us, because we still won't get anything done!"
We could've had #MedicareForAll or a #PublicOpinion under the @BarackObama Administration. But what we've gotten was a Right-wing #Healthcare Plan by the the @Heritage Foundation that kept the For-profit #HealthInsurance Companies in Control!
That was @MittRomney's Plan & it was supported by Right-wing idiots like @ChuckGrassley & @newtgingrich.

If @BarackObama cared about #SocialJustice, then he would've gone the Franklin D. Roosevelt & Lyndon B. Johnson route to make Democrats pass his Bills! But no.
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Please note that Dems are taking the twisted bait from GOPers (who want to demolish SS and MCare and SNAP and other help for those who rely on it) and using backwards math to raise indignation about the rise in Mcare payments for SS recipients. If you are confused, ask.
Don't play into their schemes to get Dems to fight amongst ourselves. Again, ask for clarification from people who know how to compare stats and percentage figures - and who know from which admins the initial NEED for a price hike came.
If you average 1K/mo SS, you will receive 1059 in 2022.
Medicare is $148.50 each month ($170.10 in 2022)

So, if one completes the equation, one will pay 21.60/mo more for Medicare and receive 59 more in the check for a NET GAIN of 21.01 (will vary by person).

Hope this helps.
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List of Dem candidates running in 2022 against GOP incumbents! Please take a minute and follow them! It’s the least we can do to show our support for the folks who are literally trying to save our democracy! RESISTERS RESIST #DemVoice1 #VoteBlue2022 #VoteBlue
@1marcolopez Governor AZ
@aaron4az Governor AZ
@Abby4Iowa vs Chuck Grassley Senate IA
@abbybroyles vs Stephanie Bice House OK electoral objector
@adammgentle vs Mario Diaz Balart House FL electoral objector
@AlexLasryWI vs Ron Johnson
@AlishaKShelton vs Don Bacon House NE
@AllenBGlines vs Mike Lee Senate UT
@AllenforMA Charlie Baker Governor MA
@AllenLEllison vs Marco Rubio Senate FL
@Amaro_Lionheart vs Ron DeSantis Governor FL
@Annette_Taddeo vs Ron DeSantis Governor FL
@AnnieAndrewsMD vs Nancy Mace House SC
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🧵 Was at the grocery store today. Ahead of me in line was an elderly man who was having the checker add one item at a time to a small grocery haul as he counted cash in his hand. When it came to the last 3 items - a cucumber, couple tomatoes, & a few potatoes, he was short. 1/
I grabbed the extra $7 out of my wallet and gave it to the checker. “Why would you do that?” He asked me. “Just to help. You need the food.” I said. “I would have done without.” He replied. “I hope someday someone helps you if you need it,” he added. 2/
He thanked me so sweetly and wished me a Happy Thanksgiving and I wished him the same.
What I did not say to him was watching him count his money for a tiny grocery purchase was breaking my heart. And I’m not telling this story for a pat on the back. 3/
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#OnThisDay October 25, 1669 The Virginia State Legislature passes a law saying masters of enslaved people will not be criminally charged when they kill enslaved people who resist authority.

Don't know about this VA law?

Glad you asked. #GladYouAsked
Enslaved Africans fought for freedom since we first landed on these shores in 1529. Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, Harriett Tubman and Gabriel Prosser were but a few of these fearless freedom fighters.
This is also a reminder Virginia has their gubernatorial race, as well as the race for Lt. Governor, Attorney General and all of their House and Senate seats in a little over a week. I have been phone canvassing, donating money and will knock on doors next week. #VoteBlue
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The #HuntingtonBeach Congresswoman @RepSteel takes money from oil companies. She's pro-oil. Well,@RepSteel maybe now you see. The oil company & GOP backers are responsible for the destruction of out coastline & the death of our marine wildlife.
Donate to
For those confused about the difference between the democratic and Republican party, the entirety of the GOP is 100% owned by the oil industry. Their rallying cry is drill baby drill!
Democrats are for #ClimateAction
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🧵Very important election on 11/2 in #Pennsylvania

We must show up and vote or request your mail in ballot

#VoteLocal2021 elect Dems for School Boards, Judges & Row Offices


👂to John Lewis 💗
@ConOHanlon is running for Doylestown Township Tax Collector

Connor's chair of @DoylestownDems and is ready to serve

We MUST support young Dems who have stepped up to run! Please give him a couple 💵 it will 100% help him out ⤵️…

Colleen Mullin is running for Doylestown Township Supervisor

Colleen is currently on the Ways and Means Committee and will hit the ground running!

Visit ⤵️

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Time to re-up this. There are 20 Republican Senate seats up in 2022. Dems can realistically pick up 6 or 7 seats, but we have to come out in massive numbers in 2022 to #VoteBlue. Pick a race or two and go all in to help the Democrat win.
These seats are winnable by Dems, I think: Ron Johnson (WI), Marco Rubio (FL), Pat Toomey (PA), Chuck Grassley (IA), Richard Burr (NC), Rob Portman (OH), and possibly James Lankford (OK). Toomey, Burr, and Portman are retiring.
Well the typo police have weighed in. I got a few state abbreviations wrong. Here’s the corrected image in case people care.
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It is a cruel jest to say to people who have suffered inhumane treatment for centuries to unite with those who have caused a lot of pain


#Biden #Trump #GOPDeathCult #VoterSuppression #AbortionBan #racism #BlackLivesMatter #HumanRights #Truth #Facts #humanity

We give each other a chance when both sides deserve it

What have YOU done if now #racists give you a chance?

Why don't you give JUSTICE a chance?


#Biden #Trump #GOPTraitors #racism #VoterSuppression #HumanRights #BLM #Truth #Facts

#VoteBlue to make your dreams untrue
Vote red & you are dead

There is 3rd option - A new party that will represent the interests of the people

#Biden #Trump #FascistGOP #racism #VoterSuppression #AbortionBan #BLM #Truth #HumanRights
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The latest IPCC climate report has just been issued, and it is truly dire.

If we take drastic measures =now=, it is possible (not at all certain) we may be able to hold global temperature rise below 2 degrees C.

That doesn't sound like much. It is.

Let me scare you with how bad 2C is.

During the height of the last Ice Age maximum, the world was only about 2C =colder= than it was in the 1950s. A difference of 2C is the difference between half of the world covered under a mile of ice, and the climate we all grew up in.

What 2C =warmer= means is hard to understand, but it will inevitably be a difference on the same scale.

Humans have never lived in that world. Much bigger deserts, immense coastal flooding, wars over fresh water, literally billions of displaced climate refugees.

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