Former journalist, hate corruption, MArch, AIA Assoc, LEED AP BD+C, #UnKochAmerica #ClimateChangeIsReal #NoConCon4AnyReason #TrumpForPrison
Jul 29, 2022 • 18 tweets • 3 min read
🗣️🧵 Two important speeches made by John Heilemann on Morning Joe:
"Joe, I’m struck by the same thing you are, right, because we’re both students of history, in a midterm election where the empowered president has an approval rating in the thirties. 1/
And the main economic variable for a lot of people in their lives which is inflation—even if it’s maybe getting a little more under control right now—it’s still way too high—and people talk about it all the time out here in America. 2/
Jun 24, 2022 • 17 tweets • 5 min read
🧵 I'm reworking an old thread about Clarence and Ginni Thomas from 2018.
The Thomases have a friend named Harlan Crow, a very rich real estate developer who has sculptures of Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin, Karl Marx, Nicolae Ceausescu, Che Guevara, etc. in his backyard garden.
I would say the most egregious "favor" Crow did for them was uncovered by @mmcintire in 2011. Crow financed the restoration of A.S. Varn & Son Oyster & Crab Factory, a cannery outside Savannah, GA & built an adjacent museum, The Pin Point Heritage Museum. nytimes.com/2011/06/19/us/…
Apr 8, 2022 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
🗣 Jonathan Swan: Let’s talk about a candidate you have talked about: Herschel Walker, the leading GOP candidate in the vital Senate race in GA. You endorsed him. Yet his ex-wife says he pointed a pistol at her head & said “I’m going to blow your f—ing brains out” and…
Swan (cont’d): an ex-girlfriend has accused him of threatening her life. Why is he a suitable candidate?
Mitch McConnell: Herschel Walker has addressed that issue repeatedly over the last 10 years. I think he’s—
Swan: It’s a heck of an issue.
Mar 23, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Former Manhattan prosecutor Mark Pomerantz said in resignation letter that Trump was guilty of “numerous felonies.”
🗣 “I really hope that Russia—because I really believe that President Putin would like to do something. I really hope that you and President Putin can get together to solve your problem. That would be a tremendous achievement. And I know you’re trying to do that.” ⬇️
Trump to newly elected President Zelensky. A not-so-thinly-veiled threat since Russia had already invaded Crimea in 2014 and had started a war in Donbas in eastern Ukraine. That’s why Zelensky needed weapons to defend his country. 8:30 in. 9/25/19
Feb 22, 2022 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
I've been screaming about this since 2018. Canada 🇨🇦developed the “Learn to Discern” program which taught 15,000 Ukrainians 🇺🇦 how to detect and decode misinformation and propaganda.
If the Ukrainians did not have this training, they might be begging Putin to annex them.
Finland 🇫🇮, the Netherlands 🇳🇱, Poland 🇵🇱 & other European countries are also took measures to educate the public on Russian propaganda and cyber attacks. We continue to do nothing. #RussiaReport
Feb 11, 2022 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
This “Russian Olympic Committee” deal is complete BS. The Russians are supposed to be banned for 4 years, starting in 2019, for blatant, systematic cheating. And then Putin lied about it. This is what happens when you make deals with criminals.
🔥 This story did not get enough attention. Basically, Pence was afraid of being kidnapped by the Secret Service (presumably directed by Trump) so that the certification could not be completed. That’s nuts!!
⚾️ When people complained about long baseball games, the Major League Baseball responded with new rules such as limiting visits to the mound, timing pitching changes, etc.
What in God’s name have we done to speed up the judicial system and the people who use it to delay reality?
Steve Bannon? He’s entitled to “due process,” but let’s face it, he did it.
He was issued a subpoena and he violated it.
There is no reason this should go on for a year.
Oct 3, 2021 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
📰 Julie K. Brown’s series on the survivors of Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes was entered in 2 categories for the Pulitzer Prize: investigative reporting and local reporting.
It didn’t even make the finals in either category despite arguably being the reason for Epstein’s arrest.j
After Epstein served his time in a private wing of the Palm Beach County Stockade, most of the press coverage consisted of tabloid-type pictures of him and girls who looked underage.
“Never, ever, have I seen it this bad,” Nguyen, who fishes both in tournaments and commercially, told The Washington Post.
washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07…@washingtonpost: On Friday, St. Petersburg cleaning crews had collected 15 tons of dead fish after 10 days of cleaning up, officials said during a news conf., as the cleanup continued. “9 tons of those fish have actually been picked up in the last 24 hrs,” St. Petersburg Emer Mgr
May 25, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
So Amazon is buying MGM Studios, which owns all the APPRENTICE and CELEBRITY APPRENTICE tapes with outtakes of Donald Trump allegedly acting like a racist and a misogynist.
I wonder if Jeff Bezos will release them...after what Trump’s buddies did to him?
The only one benefitting from this ridiculous push against eradicating #COVID19 (anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers) is Putin.
It is weakening America.
The same people are weakening our democracy with voter suppression.
They are working for Russia. Plain and simple. And knowingly.
All Republicans were screaming about last year was how they wanted their lives to return to normal.
Well, this is how you get back to normal: masking and getting a vaccine.
It’s unAmerican not to do this.
Apr 25, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
🎞 Interesting documentary on the recent college admissions scandal where many have served short prison terms for allegedly bribing the way for their offspring to get into prestigious colleges/universities, using Rick Singer’s “side door” method.
❓ But the more important question is: what about the “back door” method, where parents donate exorbitant sums of money to these same prestigious colleges/universities and their offspring miraculously get accepted?
🎞 I don’t think I’ve ever been so blown away by a film in my life. It’s rough. It’s bone-tinglingly scary, devastating, brutal, suspenseful, heartbreaking...with a very small glimmer of hope.
Putin’s strongman in Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has waged war on the LGBTQ community by kidnapping, torturing & raping them, forcing them to turn in their gay friends, sometimes killing them or returning them to their families and directing their families to kill them.
Jan 5, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Ivanka is bombing in Dalton, #Georgia!
Jan 3, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
This Trump phone call to #Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger (and lawyers on both sides) is a MUST read.
Trump, near the end of the call: “I know this phone call is going nowhere.”