This is man says his name is Russell "Texas" Bentley. He has a website and says he's been living in Donbas, Ukraine since 2014. My one question: How many photos can we find of Russell with prominent Republicans?
Never mind, he seems to hate Republicans and Democrats equally and fashions himself a supporter of conspiracy theorist Jesse Ventura and says Ventura "would have certainly been worth voting for" in 2016
There is a 100% chance Russell told these Russians he's a retired American general
Oh geez. He's already a thing. This is from @TexasMonthly in 2018 by @sonia_smith. H/T to @goodmoine for flagging.…

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Mar 1
If Russia's military commanders were smart, they would turn that giant military column around (if it still has fuel) and drive it back to Donbas. That sounds like a joke. It isn't.

I don't know what the assault on Kyiv will look like because there are a million variables. It could be a weeks-long grind or the city could fall in a day with minimal fighting.
After they take it, I don't know what the beginning of the insurgency will look like. It could be ferocious and immediate or it could take time to build as it did in Iraq.
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Feb 8
While Republicans make up only 62% of Alabama's voting population, they hold 89% of its Congressional seats. This is a form of tyranny.
In Texas, Republicans make up only 52% of the voting population, but hold 66% of the state's Congressional seats. Again, a form of tyranny.
In Louisiana, Republicans make up only 59% of the voting population, but hold 88% of the state's Congressional seats.
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Good piece from @KelliSmithNews evaluating Dallas police chief Eddie Garcia's first year in the role. But I also want to elaborate on one of the things he says 🧵…
One of Chief Garcia's quotes is a response to a question I asked about whether he intended to honor Police Oversight Board recommendations regarding the discipline of DPD officers. And if not, why not? The Board chairman read the question aloud. Here's how Chief Garcia responded:
Here's the full transcript. On one hand, he has a point: The city council hired him to do a job. He should be allowed to do it. But my problem comes down to this: "If I don’t agree in the recommendation, I’m not gonna do it."
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It's absurd for the U.S. government to call a mission "successful" when it resulted in the deaths of at least six children, four women and the loss of a helicopter. The target is dead, but use another word. 🧵
In this case, the U.S. clearly intended to take the individual alive. They failed, many civilians were killed and they lost a multi-million dollar helicopter. For the same effect and a lot less trouble, they could've bombed the house. "Successful" isn't the word. We need honesty.
More importantly, the U.S. needs to stop using "terrorism" as an excuse for multiple civilian deaths like it's 2001. This is two high-profile strikes in a row that killed a bunch of people they weren't supposed to. Terrorism can't an excuse for every bloodbath forever.
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Remember this state trooper who went viral in October? He refused to get vaccinated, was fired, told Governor Inslee publicly to "kiss my ass" and then went on a Fox News tour.

He just died of covid. He was 50.
Can't make this up. An absolute death cult.
He said he and his family "don't do vaccines." People will dance on this guy's grave, but it's largely Rupert Murdoch's fault. He should be in jail for brainwashing tens of millions of people. Hold him accountable for the damage he's done to society.…
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This requires federal intervention. This was murder by firing squad for no legitimate reason. Every officer in this video should be arrested tonight.
This would become an international incident if U.S. troops did this to a person in a foreign country
Like, are these cops just . . . free to go home tonight? This is one of the most abhorrent extra-judicial executions by law enforcement I've ever seen. These people should be held accountable immediately.
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