I'm not saying I recommend eating an edible and listening to Matthew Mcconaughey's memoir on Audible but I don't... not.
Kudos to his ghostwriter btw. It's not bad.
Should also mention that McConaughey reads his own memoir in the audio version--sometimes dramatically.
McConaughey just talked about eating a head of lettuce with ketchup as if it's normal and I think he may be the least insecure person in the world.

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15 Nov
We get it. You've picked the side of the fascists because you think they're your political future. The video you're referencing shows conservatives trying to beat up a protestor and you're intentionally promoting the isolated clip where the protestor tries to fight back. Image
You know it's manipulated media because even if you were gullible enough to fall for it, given the sources, you surround yourself with a small army of PR and media professionals who will tell you otherwise. So you are propagating a lie because it's politically convenient.
And "If this went the other way" is the truly laughable part. In Charlottesville a protester was killed, intentionally, by a conservative. Her name was Heather Heyer. Your father called the people who did it "very fine people".
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12 Nov
I talked to NPR for a few mins earlier about the progressive critiques of how we're running campaigns, and not sure I really got across (with any nuance) what I wanted to say, but here it is: wbur.org/hereandnow/202…
Maybe I should write something longer, but some expanded points that have less to do with progressive v moderates on policy than the fact that strategy for Dems is dictated heavily in federal races by moderates with an established paradigm about how to message:
Dem messaging tends to be very top down, and when messaging for a bluer district leans more progressive, there's backlash. You're seeing this now with complaints that Rs are weaponizing antipathy towards socialism and police reform.
Read 17 tweets
11 Nov
IMO his base would have thought that anyway. They've bought into a narrative that anything Trump has done or might have done pales in comparison to the evil they can imagine (without evidence) Democrats doing.
This is a recurring conversation I have with Trumpist members of my family. Shitposting disinformation for example is fine because "Dems do worse". When I ask them for evidence they insist that it's something everyone just knows.
So I ask them who specifically these evil Democrats are and they spit out some Gateway Pundit caricature of Pelosi or Schumer or AOC. I am the only Democrat they know well. "Oh but not you" they say.
Read 4 tweets
8 Nov
We already empathize with Trump supporters on policy. We want them all to have healthcare, to make a living wage, to have a fair and equal justice system. We don't have to empathize with them because they voted against those things and lost.
Everyone I know who was upset about Trump winning was upset because we knew he'd hurt a lot of people. The Trump supporters I know who are upset are mostly upset because he can't hurt the right people anymore. It's not the same impulse.
So while there's no need to behave like they did, maybe give them some time to experience the normalcy of a Biden presidency and think about what they did when they voted for Trump. They don't get to sweep it under the rug yet.
Read 5 tweets
5 Nov
I'm not sure the problem is that we don't understand it. It's that there are certain things that are not reconcilable. Bipartisan work involves tradeoffs and compromise not necessarily consensus.
Which is not to say that there *aren't* people who don't understand the motives of Trump voters, but that's certainly not the case for, say, those of us who have Trumpist families in red states. I also think people don't understand the difficulty of actual political persuasion
Or how, when it happens, it tends to happen slowly and incrementally.
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5 Nov
I don't want to sound like a broken record on this, but if you think the left is overreaching on social issues but you insist that you're not racist, maybe don't use the word "woke" derisively. You can talk about overreach without doing that.
It's a word that comes out of the Black activist community and when you use it as a slur, you're telegraphing disrespect for people who are fighting for their civil rights. Maybe you only *mean* to insult overprivileged white hipsters. It doesn't matter. It's still disrespectful
And a lot of people I've seen do this are professional writers. You have the language at your disposal. Use it.
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