Great news. 👏

Colorado has rescinded the Koch Network bill passed by the GOP legislature that called for a Constitutional Convention.

The Network wants to capture 34 state legislatures - so they can rewrite the U.S. Constitution.

h/t @satirehat… Image
What happens if the GOP takes control of 34 state legislatures in the country?

Read this Bill Moyers article to understand their strategy.

The Koch Network has been perpetrating a fraud on US voters for years, funding astroturf movements and propaganda - with this goal in mind.
This is why the ACLU has worked to block these same motions in other states.

Every time the GOP takes control of a state legislature, they pass one of these Koch “model bills,” adding that state to the list calling for a convention.

Yes, it is dishonest and it’s disturbing.
Rewriting the Constitution is a part of the CNP’s long term agenda - they refer to this Constitutional Convention strategy as “ConCon.”

Here is the Schlafly Eagles agenda for 2019, where they held a workshop on the topic.

Yes, this is a real thing. Image

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21 Apr
Great piece by @ThePlumLineGS.

One caveat: The GOP & its bill mills (ALEC) are already planning tactics to sabotage Biden’s policies at the state level, similar to the way they blocked Obamacare Medicaid expansions.

This isn’t getting much coverage.

Short thread here discussing one of these approaches.

At least two GOP state legislatures are attempting to create a parallel state court system for what they consider “constitutional” matters, and using an untested antebellum “nullification” theory to block Biden policies.

On a separate front, GOP state governments are attempting to push a “block grant” model as an alternative funding method that they claim will allow them to better manage Medicaid expansions.

It’s a trap.

Biden appears to be wise to this already, and is pushing back.
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21 Apr
This is good news.

The 3rd precinct that Chauvin was a member of didn’t have a great history.
Some of👇 officers went to the 3rd.

These incidents “help explain a saying often used by fellow cops to describe the style of policing practiced in the Third: There’s the way that the Minneapolis Police Department does things, and then there’s the way they do it “in Threes.”
“The Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing,” Mr. Garland said in brief remarks at the Justice Department.…
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19 Apr
Does anyone happen to know/recognize what screen recording software is being used on this phone?

It captures the whole phone - typing and all - rather than just recording the camera.

Does BNO have software specifically for this? Is this what Carbyne style recording looks like?
Derp. It’s just normal iOS screen recording software.

I had to add it to control center to be able to see it.

Now for my next display of ignorance - what was the chatting during the recording? Is that what a FB live broadcast looks like?
So it looks like the person who recorded started a FB live stream, and then started a screen capture recording.

I guess that makes sense, prob the easiest way to capture a recording of a FB live stream for quick sharing.
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19 Apr
. @60Minutes just did a puff piece on the Oath Keepers.

This is also at least the third time their guests have downplayed the insurrection.

On two previous occasions, a federal judge has taken issue with their guests’ interviews.

This is @CBS.
Look how sweet and innocent it all is.

So what if the Oath Keepers is a militant, nationwide anti-federalist militia network?

@60Minutes wants to show you their softer side - they’re just teaching seniors how to be prepared!

@CBS is normalizing these groups.
This is irresponsible.

They’re allowing a few people to tell a nationwide audience that interrupting Congress isn’t what the Oath Keepers is about.

But it is. The entire point of the Oath Keepers is giving people a justification to violently oppose the US Govt if they want to.
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15 Apr

The Tennessee GOP legislature is trying to create a brand new state court - with members to be appointed by the GOP Governor - that will expressly hear "constitutional" cases.

Coupled with GOP/ALEC plans to "nullify" Biden admin policies, this is especially concerning.
"based on a theory [never tested/upheld in a federal court] that states have the right to veto federal policies or declare them “null and void” within their borders if they believe they are unconstitutional."

Here is an article on the TN legislature's move.

"A new proposal is moving through the House Civil Justice Committee that would allow Governor Bill Lee to appoint judges to a state court that exclusively listens to challenges of the constitution."…
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10 Apr
Thiel crypto allies, people and ideas from John Birch Society, the “anti-fiat currency” ideologues & robber barons.
Joel Greenberg had attempted to start a government-run crypto venture, with plans to export the model to other local governments.
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