1. I don't think I ever followed #45 and only occasionally blocked him. I wonder what might have happened if all the progressives/Democrats had blocked him? I think it might have limited the harm he caused and lowered his ability to turn out voters. We'll never know for sure.
2. But now we are faced with another democratic threat in the form of similar malignant narcissist with apparent stability problems who wants to control Twitter. He's playing out his most recent narcissistic adventure by pretending he can just snap is
3. fingers and buy Twitter that he knows is in need of a traditional savior (fkn a "White Knight"). But that's not who Musk is. He does not share our view of America. He believes people of color should be kept separate and only white men allowed to have power.
4. There are a lot of people under the misconception that the deal is done. The actual SEC filings show that they have until October to get regulatory approval and need shareholder approval. While this is continuing we need to block Musk. Anyone who copies and posts his drivel
5. is not a good follow and should be shunned. He's not going to win. #Writeitdown.

I am thinking of an alternative to Musk. I'm a great believer in those who can should and the concept of progressive taxation. People with the means could be buyers of Twitter treasury
6. stock to push unrestricted cash into Twitter. It won't be the big score people like Jack and the others founders may be hoping for but it will keep Musk from destroying America because I think that's his plan. In the mean time we need to suppress his cash by not supporting
7. any venture he's involved in. Don't by a @tesla or @SpaceXStarlink. Dry up his cash. As the deal moves forward we should be pressing the @FTC and @TheJusticeDept to block the transaction because Twitter is a monopoly that could be allowed to continue under traditional
8. antitrust analysis as the result of innovation and creativity but cannot be allowed to be sold to pass that monopoly to person like Musk who will use it to harm our society. When in the past has a monopoly been allowed to be sold to a single person? I can't think of one.
9. Full disclosure. I own a few Twitter shares. It ain't over till it's over.

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