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18 Jun 20
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?

Hint: it's not.
This is my son Nestor. We share no blood but he is my life. He came from Cuba (legally, of course) six years ago and lives with me in Florida.

I am so proud of him and raising him has been the best, most rewarding thing I’ve done in my life.
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13 Jun 20
TW: Another black man was shot and killed by Atlanta PD last night.

Cops say he grabbed their taser so they had no choice but to shoot him.

Here he is, running away from the cops right before they kill him.

Someone is lying, and it ain't this video.
I'm not sharing this as entertainment.

I'm sharing this because the cops are already lying about what happened when there is VIDEO of this man being shot while running away.

You can see them picking up their own shell-casings.

GBI is investigating.

Details are scarce, but here's an article about the video above: Man dead after being shot by Atlanta police, GBI investigating #saturdaymorning #saturdaythoughts #AMJoy abcn.ws/3hp04q8 via @ABC
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4 Jun 20
Police shot 20 yo Justin Howell with a "non-lethal" weapon, fracturing his skull.

They then told the protesters to bring him to them for treatment.

Then, police fired on the people they told to come toward them. #HisnameisJustinHowell

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

He has a fractured skull. He has brain damage. Doctors anticipate that when he wakes up, he will have difficulty telling his left from his right.

"#HisnameisJustinHowell. And he's my brother."

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30 May 20
@realDonaldTrump @SecretService Hey, asshole.

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.
@realDonaldTrump @SecretService "Every single person arrested in Minneapolis last night was from OUT OF STATE." – Melvin Carter, Mayor of St. Paul
@realDonaldTrump @SecretService Accelerationism: the idea inspiring white supremacists around the world

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18 Apr 20

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."
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29 Mar 20
Oh my fucking fuck he really does NOT understand how masks work.
He just accused the health care professionals who are literally saving lives of...stealing masks.

What the fuck, man.
"How do you go from 30k to 300k...something is going on. And you ought to look into it as reporters. Where are the masks going?

Yeah, asshole. The doctors and nurses who are working 16 hour days and crying in their cars are really stealing fucking masks.
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24 Mar 20
My husband just left for his shift in the ICU, working with COVID19 patients.

Please stay home.

This healthcare worker had been dead from coronavirus 12-16 hours when the police discovered her body.

Her 4-year-old child was home alone.

She was 42.

If you have PPE's to donate or if you are sewing masks and don't know where to send them, please go here for resources.

#Notdying4wallstreet #generalstrike #GOPDeathPanels #DieForTheDow #StayAtHomeOrder
When frontline healthcare workers start getting sick and dying, that means that less experienced healthcare workers have to jump into the breach.

If you don't want to be intubated by someone who has seen one but never done one and certainly couldn't teach one, please stay home.
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21 Mar 20

You are all amazing. I can't keep up! 🤯

I am going to answer you all individually, but everything I'm going to say in an email or phone call, I put in this doc.

#TrumpLiesPeopleDie #SaturdayMorning
IF YOU HAVE A PPE RESOURCE THAT IS NOT IN THIS DOC, email it to me at BWCS2020@protonmail.com so I can vet it and add!
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17 Mar 20
The doctor in Seattle who is on life support is in his 40's.

You guys, this is no joke. Stay home if you can. #DontBeASpreader

Two Emergency Room Doctors Are in Critical Condition With Coronavirus nyti.ms/38OLKBL
Her husband is 45, a construction litigator who is “never, ever sick.”

“It could happen to anybody. That’s all I’m trying to say.”

“Be aware. Please listen. So what if you have to stay home? This is a temporary thing — if people listen.”

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14 Mar 20
1/ NY Mayor de Blasio just said that #COVIDー19 is not an airborne disease.

This is a thread of a few studies, some preliminary, some peer-reviewed, that indicate that it might be. All should be taken with a grain of salt since the virus is so new. #amjoy #maralagovirus
2/ The definition of "airborne" is a source of some debate.
Right now, the WHO has classified #COVIDー19 as a "person to person" contact virus. #AMJoy #maralagovirus
cdc.gov/coronavirus/20… Image
3/ According to a study posted online this week from scientists at Princeton, UCLA and the NIH, the virus could remain airborne “up to 3 hours post aerosolization.”(Orig study not peer-reviewed here: medrxiv.org/content/10.110…)
#AMJoy #maralagovirus
livescience.com/coronavirus-ca… Image
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12 Mar 20
Here we go.

So far, Trump has already blamed the virus on China.

It's been less than 30 seconds.

"I'm the best, I'm the best, my team is the best, (WORD FLUB, LOUD SNIFFLE) I did everything right." – Trump, in a nutshell
He's suspending all travel from Europe for 30 days.
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5 Mar 20
#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/
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26 Feb 20
Trump didn't know that people died from the flu.

No, really.
#coronavirususa #coronavirusupdates
Okay, let's clear this up right now.

The flu infects up to 45 million people every year and kills up to 70k.

#covid kills at a rate of 2.3%.
If 45 million people contract COVID, that's1,035,000

#coronavirususa #coronavirusupdates
Trump just put Mike Pence in charge of the #coronavirususa response.

Let's hope it goes better than this.

Mike Pence's defining moment as governor? Enabling an HIV outbreak huffpost.com/entry/mike-pen…
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4 Feb 20
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.

This is the REAL enemy.
Yet another addition to⚡️ “"Who am I? Why am I here" #25thAmendmentNow II” by @AynRandPaulRyan

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31 Jan 20
Lamar Alexander admits Trump extorted Ukraine in an attempt to cheat in the 2020 election but it's not impeachable.

Imagine punching your kid in the face and the jury saying, "yeah, we watched the video and you're guilty, but it's nothing to go to jail over."

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/
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9 Jan 20
Want to help people after the #PuertoRicoEarthquakes but don't want your donations to go to some giant non-profit?

Brigada Solidaria del Oeste (Western Solidarity Brigade) is a community-based group doing work in places that Trump's FEMA has ignored.

How to help communities that need it most after the #PuertoRicoEarthquakes:

See the great work being done and the enormous need: facebook.com/brigadasolidar…

VISIT: isrcr.be/bso/6/?fbclid=…

DONATE: brigadasolidariadeloeste@gmail.com

Thanks to @justjess_PhD
Please tweet or RT people who are using the h/t #PuertoRicoEarthquakes to keep these folks in the public consciousness.

My family still doesn't have electricity or running water, and they are some of the lucky ones. So many are still living outdoors.

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23 Nov 19
JFC this is so bad. #pompeoresign

State Dept. releases docs that show how Giuliani's smear campaign vs. Yovanovitch reached Pompeo #NunesIsCompromised #nunesresign #dirtydevin #uppers #saturdaymorning #saturdaythoughts

I took ONE day off and it's like a year's worth of news.

New details in Lev Parnas’ reported effort to help Devin Nunes
#NunesIsCompromised #nunesresign #dirtydevin #uppers #saturdaymorning #saturdaythoughts

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Exclusive: Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official to get dirt on Biden

#NunesIsCompromised #nunesresign #dirtydevin #uppers #saturdaymorning #saturdaythoughts

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12 Nov 19
8 days before the election, Hillary Clinton warned us all about Trump.

"Donald has signaled to Putin that he will let Russia do whatever it wants, from Ukraine to Syria and beyond."

He's doing it again w/Ukraine.
Republicans, where are your SPINES?

If this whole Ukraine scandal is overwhelming or you feel like you don't really know the origins or reasons or specifics, whooo boy, do I have a podcast for you. #tuesdaythoughts #tuesdaymotivation #impeachmenthearings
@For_Cripes_Sake and I spent the last month collecting data to put together an exhaustive timeline of the Ukraine scandal for you, just in time for the beginning of the impeachment hearings tomorrow. #TuesdayThoughts #tuesdaymotivation podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/15-…
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28 Oct 19
"No puppet! No puppet! YOU'RE the puppet!"

Trump notified Putin of Baghdadi raid before telling congressional leaders

#lockhimup #bootrump #veteransforimpeachment #trumpbooed #mondaymorning #mondaymotivation washingtonpost.com/politics/pelos…
This paragraph is fucking terrifying. #25thAmendmentNOW

Trump’s Syria Troop Withdrawal Complicated Plans for al-Baghdadi Raid

#itmfa #mondaymorning #LockHimUp #bootrump #veteransforimpeachment #trumpbooed #mondaymorning #mondaymotivation

Did you take the day off Twitter yesterday (as I did)?
Are you wondering why #LOCKHIMUP is trending?

Trump went to the World Series last night.
It didn't go well.

People straight up chanted “LOCK HIM UP!" while he was on the Jumbotron. #mondaymotivation
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11 Oct 19
People are NOT falling for this shit anymore, Rand Paul.
The 1% do NOT have it harder than the working class.
Someone needs to remind you who you work for.

@For_Cripes_Sake, did you see this shit?
Put it on the pile to talk about on the next episode. 🤷🏽‍♀️
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28 Sep 19
Trump met with LaPierre and asked if the NRA would finance his impeachment.

LaPierre said yeah, but only if Trump promised not to pursue any gun legislation.

This is fucking NUTS, man.

#YouAreTheSwamp #ImpeachTrumpPenceBarr

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