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25 Apr, 5 tweets, 3 min read
This stuff is completely imaginary. Biden has not proposed any limit on Americans’ meat consumption.

What happened: 1) The Daily Mail ran an article that dishonestly connected Biden’s climate plan with a not-at-all-about-Biden study. 2) Others on the right just ran with this.
The UMichigan study is not about the Biden plan at all. It looks at what would happen to emissions if US people hypothetically cut their meat consumption by various %. Daily Mail took the biggest hypothetical % reduction studied and falsely made it sound like Biden demands this.
In children’s terms, the study found that if people reduce meat eating by a lot, emissions would fall a lot.

Daily Mail was like...Biden wants to cut emissions by a lot. Therefore, he’ll force people to reduce meat eating by the same amount this random study looked at.

Martin Heller, one of the authors of the not-about-Biden study all of this nonsense is misusing, told me today, “I, admittedly, have no idea what Biden's plan has to say about our diets.”

Here’s a link to the study. css.umich.edu/publication/im… Fact check article to come!
Again, this is absolute nonsense based on nothing at all Biden did or said. But in certain circles, no explanation is needed even just 2.5 days after the lie was introduced into the right-wing ecosystem. (Or re-introduced, given that similar claims have been circulated before.)

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6 Apr
Here's a non-comprehensive thread on how Colorado's elections law is extremely different than Georgia's.
Mail ballots: Colorado sends a ballot to every active registered voter. In Georgia, a voter must request a ballot. The Secretary of State and other officials are now banned from even sending *applications* to everyone. 1/
In-person voter ID: Colorado allows various non-photo ID for in-person voting, including a birth certificate, recent bill/bank statement/check. Georgia requires photo ID. 2/
Read 11 tweets
2 Apr
Biden keeps suggesting the GA law ends voting at 5. It doesn’t, even in early voting.

The vague old law required early voting at least “normal business hours.” The new law just clarifies this means at least until 5. Counties can still choose to go to 7: cnn.com/2021/04/02/pol…
Some Biden defenders are misinterpreting the history here. GA law *already allowed counties to end early voting as early as 5.* Many counties already did. The new law does not impose a cut to 5. It does significant other restrictions, which I've written about! But not this.
Some are saying "we're not fooled, this law lets Republicans close early voting at 5." But that was already permitted under the "normal business hours" minimum in the old law. New law says, effectively, "you can't claim normal biz hours means 10 to 4 or something. It's 9 to 5."
Read 4 tweets
26 Feb
Won't livetweet CPAC, but like 15 minutes in they're playing a video titled "YOUR VOTES CANCELLED," which lengthily suggests major fraud in the 2020 election. (Like, it ominously shows a CNN clip about how Biden started to look better late at night as ballots were counted.)
It then proceeds to a clips of people saying it was "impossible" and "very strange" that Biden gained ground as votes were counted on election night, then a clip of Rush Limbaugh saying it must have been the "vote fairy" arriving in swing states.

This is bad.
CPAC panelist TW Shannon of Oklahoma says that "mobs happen when people have a sense of hopelessness." For example, he says, "The reason that people stormed the Capitol was because they felt hopeless because of a rigged election." (Fair election, Biden won, etc.)
Read 6 tweets
8 Feb
In a new, more detailed anti-impeachment filing, Trump's legal team just yada-yada breezes past the incendiary parts of Trump's January 6 speech -- accusing the media of cherry-picking from the speech while itself doing egregious cherry-picking.
Trump's legal team also argues that Trump's comments in the months before the January 6 speech were "mischaracterized," and anyway, since the January 6 riot was pre-planned and also started before Trump finished his speech, Trump's speech couldn't have incited it.
Here are a couple of excerpts from the Trump filing.
Read 4 tweets
26 Jan
Biden is talking about race. He discusses the George Floyd killing, saying it marked a turning point in views on racial justice; mentions the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on Black and Latino people; criticizes "thugs" and "white supremacists" over the Capitol attack.
Biden says criminal justice reform is needed but isn't enough. He says racial equity "has to be the business of the whole of government" rather than one department.
Biden says he's rescinding Trump's ban on federal sensitivity and diversity training and notes he's ordered the abolition of the "offensive, counterfactual 1776 Commission."
Read 6 tweets
19 Jan
“The world respects us again. Please. Don’t. Lose. That. Respect,” Trump says in his farewell video.
“Above all, we have reasserted the sacred idea that in America, the government answers to the people," Trump says. He adds, "We fought for the principle that every citizen is entitled to equal dignity, equal treatment, and equal rights, because we are all made equal by God."
Trump used his farewell video to repeat some of his favorite rally material, including, naturally, this lie: "We passed VA Choice."
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