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29 Sep 20, 3 tweets, 2 min read
When you see a TV ad for a California proposition, it almost doesn't matter what it says. Odds are it was placed by corporations looking to increase or defend their profits, and you should probably vote the other way. Not always, but generally companies have way more $$ for TV.
An exception this election cycle is #YesOnProp25. I've seen a fair number of TV ads making a solid case for upholding #SB10, which ended money bail in California. While SB10 is not perfect and needs racial bias fixes, fuck the American Bail Coalition trying to bring it down.
The American Bail Coalition is running a TV ad that says "the NAACP is asking you to vote no on proposition 25." It also claims #Prop25 "delays justice for people stuck in jail." How ironic. So misleading. What is the NAACP thinking?

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1 Oct 20
Look what longtime president of the California NAACP Alice Huffman is mailing to registered voters. A giant paid advertisement posing as a newspaper.
It's almost funny how three of these full-page ads feature photos of Huffman but only two are labeled as ads, despite the fact that Huffman is collecting cash from the corporate sponsors of all of them.
Know this about those not labeled as ads. Alice Huffman’s firm AC Public Affairs has been paid $590,000 so far by the No on Prop. 15 campaign and $280,000 by the No on Prop. 21 campaign. Also, the @CaliforniaNAACP endorses the $$ position on all four.
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28 Sep 20
A "leave of absence" until after the election, then it's all good again. It's not even clear in this brief statement what the problem was for them, any PAC, this PAC's mission, corporate donations? Or is it about avoiding embarrassing PR for five weeks?
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YIMBY's are so disingenuous. East Bay for Everyone pretends they are distancing from the Lyft PAC today, reasons unclear, but the organization already endorsed Derreck Johnson. It's a shady shell game... Image
...financed with corporate money. EB4E made their own donation to the anti-Kaplan PAC but feign like they know nothing and don't share its goals. The other YIMBY groups involved are equally disingenuous. And, golly, the PAC will take the $$ but have no idea why Lyft donated. ImageImageImageImage
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26 Sep 20
I've suffered personal loss, so I wasn't going to say anything because different people need space to be able to grieve in their own ways. But McElhaney is using the deaths of her son and grandson as a major element of her campaign and I find that distasteful.
Mothers should never have to bury their children, so I didn't even mention that the lede in her first campaign mailer highlighted her loss.
I let it pass when I saw this article float by a few days ago.

McElhaney opens up about loss of queer son
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23 Sep 20
A lot of people are understandably worried about the upcoming presidential election and whether Trump might win or seize power. I'm thinking about the classic tension of the white moderate and how their strong inclination to favor order over justice could be a decisive factor.
While liberals are super vocal, even obnoxious, about their Resistance™ to Trump, that's limited to voting and playing within established rules. They'll likely be the first to drop the big talk and lie down should Trump actually try to seize total power.
It'll be the people more focused day to day on justice than order, those who care more about Black lives than broken windows, who are most likely to stand up, the same people liberals take great pleasure in deriding as responsible for the rise of Trump.
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19 Sep 20
Ruth Bader Ginsberg chose to go out in the worst possible way. She could have retired at, say, age 82, but she chose to remain and then pretends on her death bed anyone has a way to respect her final wish and wait until a new president is inaugurated. She knew better than that.
Democratic officials are quoting McConnell saying to wait for the next president before the Senate moves on the SCOTUS, when they vociferously opposed McConnell doing the same 4 years ago. The Constitution is clear, Presidents appoint and the Senate confirms. End of story.
Democrats are also falsely pushing voting as a remedy for this generational loss of the court. It's too late now for RGB's replacement. Voting this November will only play a role in future vacancies, if Democrats hold the White House and the Senate at the same time one opens.
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19 Sep 20
In other political news, apparently it's McElhaney day. The @OaklandPostNews has a big ol' photo of her on the front page with what's basically a press release. Guess it's a non-endorsement endorsement, with a brief mention of competitors and one paragraph on her corrupt ways. ImageImage
In the left column in this week's edition is an article on Sidebotham, no mention that she keeps running for council with no constituency behind her. The piece notes it's part of a series on the at-large seat also featuring Kaplan and Johnson. No such note on McElhaney piece.
Also today, the third 2020 political mailer I've received arrived from the McElhaney campaign. She's promoting herself as a Democratic machine consensus candidate for D3, despite her previous Republican registration. It's curious that the mailer doesn't list Schaaf's endorsement. ImageImage
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