Matt Gaetz just introduced the world to his adopted 19-year-old son, Nestor.
Nestor is from Cuba.
Matt wants you to know that Nestor came here at age 12, legally.
I have questions.
My first question is this: why does Gaetz think that a white man sponsoring a Cuban teenager so he can go to high school in the United States is the same as being a black man raising a black boy in America?
20 yo Justin Howell, an undergrad student at Texas State, was shot in the head with "non-lethal" munitions by the Austin PD. He's in critical condition. The cops were aiming for someone else. He was an innocent, peaceful protester. #HisnameisJustinHowell
Last night was already MAGA NIGHT with white nationalists dressed like black bloc, smashing and setting fire to black owned businesses all over the country. I think we can do without another MAGA NIGHT, you syphilitic chode.
1/ Trump says it's up to the governors to do testing.
That means no federal financial support.
He also says we are at war, and he's a wartime president.
If he's a wartime president, the governors are his generals.
He is sending his generals into battle without weapons.
2/ Imagine if Obama had said to Chris Christie after Hurricane Sandy, "this looks like a war zone, Chris. Hey, good luck cleaning it up! What? You need federal assistance? You really should have been prepared for this so no, you don't get any federal aid, you whiner."
3/ Imagine if Bush had said to Giuliani after 9/11, "damn, bud, this is pretty bad, but you really should have prepared for it, so we're not going to send any federal aid to New York. Suck it up, quit complaining, and get to work, whiner."
#coronvirus update from Seattle, (well, our house, anyway), for those of you who asked how we're doing: my son's school STILL isn't closed and it's pissing me off. I kept him home on Monday but he was nervous about missing too many classes so I sent him the last 2 days.1/
My husband is feeling better and heading back to work. I am self-quarantining for 2 reasons: I don't want to get anyone else sick with whatever I've got, and I have a compromised immune system, so getting anything on top of what I've got could kill me. No bueno. 2/
Shit is getting real in Seattle. One of the biggest school districts (Northshore) is closing for 14 days. Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and other big companies are telling their workers to stay home and telecommute. 3/
Here's the President of the United States, dicking around during the national anthem, fake conducting, pointing like an idiot, doesn't have his hand over his heart and actually moves to sit in the middle of the song.
I never got the sense that Lamar Alexander was in play. He's one of McConnell's lieutenants and has been for years.
Cory Gardner and Martha McSally had a choice: vote their consciences and lose their jobs or go full-Trump and maybe keep them. #witnessesnow 2/
I cannot imagine ever aspiring to a career where I would do literally anything to stay in power and yet, that is the calculation every Republican who will be voting against witnesses and documents will be doing. #LamarsLegacy 3/