having a conversation with this guy about how to better manage the counting of ballots and his thoughts on electoral college reform. Image
He says hi.

This is from when my life peaked and I did a short doc on Sesame Street from the set:
Watch me starstruck and unable to match his wit

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7 Nov
who is this masked, sunglassed hero

The “du fromage” killed me 😭😭
No I lied it’s the shimmy at the end for me. I have watched this about 30 times now.
Read 6 tweets
2 Nov
My beautiful Nana Jaan - grandfather - has passed on into the Hereafter.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

If you are a person who prays, please consider reciting Al Fatihah for Maqbool Ahmad Shaikh and that he receives Jannatul Firdous.
I don't have much in me left, after a year and a half of so much loss; after six months of so much loss. So many of the elders who held our history in their tired eyes and their wrinkled hands, gone.
If you had asked me a year ago what grief is, I would have defined it as a visceral reaction to the loss of something gone too soon, taken away too soon.

Today, I understand grief to be a longing for time.

For more time.
Read 10 tweets
1 Nov
Very sad to hear. I read a lot of Fisk in the 00s, when we didn’t see many journalists doing what he did, taking the positions he took. Saw & met him in 2007, at a talk w/young journalists where he said ‘You don’t give the slave and the slavemaster equal time’. Stayed w/me.
Worth noting he said that in the context of someone asking about coverage of Palestinians & Israel.
He went onto talk about how it was a moral imperative for every journalist to not treat the oppressed and the oppressor as equal in power and how any journalism that does this functions more as propaganda for the oppressor than as journalism.
Read 4 tweets
1 Sep
This is appalling.

@JoyAnnReid first just throws out “Muslim leaders” encouraging “their followers” to ‘use their bodies to inflict violence’ (which leaders?). Then compares “how Muslims act” to American white nationalist radicalization.

When you use terms like “leaders”, you’re talking about individuals who have some authority & power in their communities. A Muslim leader can be anyone from a Shaykh/Imam to a president/PM to a community organizer. If she meant ppl like Baghdadi, well he isn’t a “Muslim leader”.
Someone like Baghdadi is a political and spiritual leader of a non-state militant group. That’s not a “Muslim leader”.
Read 7 tweets
8 Aug
Who led the air raid?

The US-directed Saudi coalition. 9 kids killed.
The war against Yemen (just as the one against Syria) has been raging for *close to a decade* now. Another entire generation of Yemeni children have had their lives and futures completely ripped away from them.
US direction of the war against Yemen started officially in 2014 - under Obama, but the US had years of intervention already underway. It’s why the president of the US doesn’t matter much for war policy, that shit doesn’t change just gets a different face.
Read 4 tweets
19 Jul
google photos of mark zuckerberg over the years and you can see the human leave his body year by year
honestly, he just needs to dye his eyebrows a bit darker to better frame his pale face and destroy the surveillance machine he's built.
no but really what happened to this guy. like, bezos evolved but he evolved into the obnoxious gym bro who you know is trying to make up for years of being unattractive but will never achieve anything close to being physically digestable. But..Zuck? Dude died in his own eyes.
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