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“Radical Right=Radical Left=Radically Wrong.” Disinformation betrays all who fought for freedom #IAmJohnBrown #GunOwnerForGunReform #TrickleUp #StumpARepublican
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Apr 23, 2023 11 tweets 10 min read
0/10: What can we do about the gun violence epidemic? As a #GunOwnerForGunReform, I can tell you we can do plenty.

My article, "It's the System, Stupid," lists 10 concrete steps we can take now that don't infringe on anyone's gun rights.

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@fred_guttenberg @ryandbusse ImageImageImageImage 1/10: Pass Universal Background Checks:
33 states don't require background checks for all gun sales. Close the Gun Show Loophole & expand background checks to include magazines and ammunition.

Read More: medium.com/armedwithreaso…

#JamiesLaw #GunOwnerForGunReform @fred_guttenberg
Feb 7, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
1 - On Ronald Reagan’s birthday, it’s fun to remember how he called African delegates to UN “monkeys uncomfortable wearing shoes.”

#GOPFascists
2 - On Ronald Reagan’s birthday, it’s fun to remember how he took my dead father’s social security survivor benefits away from my struggling single mom, taxed social security to pay for massive tax cuts on the rich, & how Republicans are pushing for more!
Oct 24, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
Republicans have spent decades trying to abolish gov’t agencies including EPA, FDA, & FBI, pass massive tax cuts for the wealthy & big oil, eliminate minimum wage, slash Medicare, & dismantle Social Security.

Don’t let them. This November tell @GOP #HandsOffMySocialSecurity Republicans have spent deca... Marco Rubio getting honest on the Republican play book: Cut taxes on the rich, use their resulting deficits as ammo against Democrats and an excuse to gut programs like Social Security and Medicare.

#HandsOffMySocialSecurity @valdemings @marcorubio
Mar 30, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Riddle me this!

HINT: Remember PEMDAS Image HINT 1:

Remember PEMDAS (Order of Operations)

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Feb 26, 2022 20 tweets 13 min read
1) As Russian forces close in on the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, and face brave resistance, I wanted to share a short story of my mother, a Freedom Fighter from another brutal Russian invasion: Hungary, 1956.

She taught me freedom is not free. History repeats.

#Ukraine 2) The Soviet Union occupied half of Europe after WWII & built a very real iron curtain right down the middle. Ignoring agreements, Stalin redrew the map and installed puppet governments. He even took a piece of Hungary & annexed it to Ukraine, dividing families for decades
Feb 23, 2022 6 tweets 5 min read
Putin said it was “madness” to allow countries like Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia to leave USSR.

Trump also opposed breakup, accusing Gorbachev of weakness & praising Communist China for showing strength in massacring students.

Coincidence?

#TrumPutin
2) In 1987 Soviet diplomats & KGB arranged a Moscow visit. On his return, Trump spent $100,000 on full-page ads criticizing US foreign policy on “why America should stop paying to defend countries that can afford to defend themselves."

#TrumPutin #GOPutin
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Dec 31, 2021 14 tweets 8 min read
1) Why did the South secede?

Conservatives whitewash Civil War history, saying it was about “states’ rights” & not slavery. Here’s a thread to help you make up your own mind and to share. Not my words - the words of the Confederate authors.

#StumpARepublican #AskAConfederate 2) “Our new government’s foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery - subordination to the superior race - is his natural and normal condition.”

Alexander Stephens has no place in the US Capitol. 2) “Our new government’s foundations are laid, its corne
Dec 19, 2021 21 tweets 19 min read
81) Sen. Doug Ericksen was on Trump’s transition team & served as communications lead at Environmental Protection Agency. Ericksen was a vocal opponent of COVID restrictions, saying he would introduce a bill opposing vaccine mandates.

He died of #COVID19 at 52.

#Spreadnecks Image 82) An unvaccinated man from Texas, whose death was the first confirmed #Omicron-related in the US, had previously been infected with #coronavirus.

He made his choice, but who else did he infect? What variants did he breed?

#OmicronVariant #Spreadnecks
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Sep 27, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
Almost time for our next game of #StumpARepublican - the finest Twitter trivia game to ever stump a Republican!

Tonight’s topic: Slavery

Be sure the check back on this thread for hints, vote and retweet! Time for our next game of #StumpARepublican - the finest Twitter trivia game to ever stump a Republican!

>>> According to the 1860 Census, what percent of Southerners owned slaves?

Be sure to check back for hints, vote and retweet!
Sep 14, 2021 44 tweets 39 min read
59) Nurse Shanda Parish has cancer, but won’t get vaccinated, even after losing both parents to #COVID19. She resents judgment from friends asking why they didn’t get vaccinated: “people make us feel like it’s our fault they’re gone.”

Who has she infected?

#Spreadnecks Nurse Shanda Parish has can... 60) This “Christian” radio host became infamous for reading obituaries from people who died of AIDS while playing the Queen song "Another One Bites the Dust”

Now Bob Enyart bit the dust.

But who did he infect? What variants did he breed?

#Spreadnecks #COVIDIOTS #Talibangelist Image
Aug 15, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
I will not criticize President Biden for the collapse of Afghanistan. I will not criticize our military & families who endured 20 years of sacrifice propping up that government and training and supplying its troops.

Criticism should lay squarely with the Afghan Army & Government I will not criticize Presid... I disagree with those saying this is a “sad day for America.” Quite the opposite. It’s a betrayal of America. Our troops endured multi-generational deployments. We built a 300K-strong army. It’s amazing what the US did. But if 20 years of support and billions of American dollars
Jul 30, 2021 64 tweets 66 min read
16) 39yo father of five dies after texting fiancee: “I should have gotten the damn vaccine”

He didn’t care about leaving his family fatherless. Whom did he infect? What variants did he breed?

#COVID19 #GetVaccinated #WearAMask
rawstory.com/vaccine-hesita… 16) 39yo father of five die... 17) H. Scott Apley, a councilmember of Dickinson, Texas and member of the Texas State Republican Executive Committee, mocked vaccines for months. He just died from #COVID19.

Whom did he infect? What variants did he breed?

#COVIDIOTS #VariantBreeders
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Jul 17, 2021 66 tweets 69 min read
1) Over 99% of recent #COVID deaths are of unvaccinated people.

While 625,000 Americans died from #COVID19, conservatives refuse masks and vaccines

Witness the cost of a vast Republican, conservative, right-wing disinformation machine:

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#HeyTucker #COVIDIOTS 2) Texas man who called vaccines “poison” dies from #COVID19 after spending 17 days on a ventilator.

#COVIDIOTS #FoxNewsKills
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Mar 24, 2021 21 tweets 15 min read
1 of 19) GUN THREAD!

Republicans like @SenTedCruz are spewing disinformation that Democrats are seeking bans & #guncontrol legislation that will "do nothing" to save lives

This #GunOwnerForGunReform reviews US gun laws & exposes Republicans for yet another "Big Lie"

#HR8 #NoRA 1) Republicans like @SenTedCruz are spewing disinformation t 2) No law can stop all crime. What laws do (like laws against running red lights) is give law enforcement a way to deter, enforce, and prosecute.

More Americans have died by gun since 1968 than ALL US Wars combined. Here are a few ideas to save lives.

#HR8 #GunOwnerForGunReform 2) No law can stop all crime. What laws do (like laws agains
Feb 20, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
No, “AR” doesn’t stand for “Assault Rifle,” but was it designed as a military assault rifle to kill people?

A short thread >>> You decide and be #ArmedWithReason

#GunOwnerForGunReform #GunReform #NoRA 1/3: ArmaLite first developed AR-15 in late 40s as a military rifle & sold patent to Colt who developed it into the M16 & ramped up production of semiautomatic version for law enforcement marketed as the AR-15 designed to kill PEOPLE!
#GunOwnerForGunReform
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Feb 18, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
Ted Cruz flew to Cancún while the people he supposedly represents suffer and die from cold due to continued, systemic Republican incompetence. No signs of Heidi, though. She must be busy managing the fallout in her Texas energy portfolio for Goldman Sachs.

@tedcruz @SenTedCruz Ted Cruz flew to Cancún whi... “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

@tedcruz @SenTedCruz is just another Republican proving Orwell right. Orwell was meant as a warning, not as a GOP play book. “All animals are equal, but...
Dec 6, 2020 5 tweets 8 min read
@GOP strategist @rickwtyler told @AliVelshi Trump turned the GOP into a party of “cowards” & “eunuchs.”

DISAGREE! Republicans built Trump over 6 decades of courting radicals. He delivered dreams of unqualified judges; billions to the top; and dismantling of a century of progress 2/5 @GOP strategist @rickwtyler told @AliVelshi Trump turned GOP into a party of “cowards” & “eunuchs.”

DISAGREE! Republicans built Trump over 6 decades of courting radicals. He delivered dreams of unqualified judges; billions to the top; & dismantling of a century of progress.
Jun 8, 2020 24 tweets 13 min read
Video megathread!

#ILikePresidentsWho:

1. Don’t sexualize women and their own daughters. #ILikePresidentsWho:

2. Don’t praise brutal communist regimes that massacre pro-democracy students.
Jun 5, 2020 12 tweets 8 min read
1/12 Allow me to share a little story on this anniversary of the #TiananmenSquareMassacre. While in grad school @ElliottSchoolGW, I organized students to protest the crackdown at Tiananmen. I called every university and as many student organizations as I could find in the DC area ‪1/15 Allow me to share a little story on this anniversary of the #TiananmenSquareMassacre. While in grad school @ElliottSchoolGW, I organized students to protest the crackdown at Tiananmen. I called every university and as many student organizations as I could find in the DC area‬ 2/12 I soon started getting calls in Asian accents saying “we are watching you.” This was before social media; I expected a few hundred to show, but thousands came. We shut down the streets leading to the Chinese Embassy and spent three days in the little park in front. ‪2/15 I soon started getting calls in Asian accents saying “we are watching you.” This was before social media; I expected a few hundred to show, but thousands came. We shut down the streets leading to the Chinese Embassy and spent three days in the little park in front.‬
Apr 4, 2020 17 tweets 16 min read
1) As the US nears 300,000 cases & surpasses 7000 deaths, I offer a chronological thread on Trump's lies & inaction on #coronavirus from January 22 to March 10 - the day before the WHO declared the #COVID19 outbreak a pandemic. The Trump #kakistocracy kills

#TrumpOwnsEveryDeath 1) As the US nears 300,000 cases & surpasses 7000 deaths, I offer a chronological thread on Trump's lies & inaction on #coronavirus from January 22 to March 10 - the day before the WHO declared the #COVID19 outbreak a pandemic. The Trump #kakistocracy kills<br />
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#TrumpOwnsEveryDeath 2) 1/22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. WE HAVE IT TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL. It’s going to be just fine.”

#TrumpOwnsEveryDeath #coronavirus #COVID19 2) 1/22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. WE HAVE IT TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL. It’s going to be just fine.” <br />
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#TrumpOwnsEveryDeath #coronavirus #COVID19
Oct 5, 2019 5 tweets 3 min read
So, Marco Rubio defended Trump’s extortion on China, saying he “didn’t think it was a real request," and Trump “did it to gig” and “provoke” the media.

He once called Trump “unfit” and a “con artist.” Here’s a little thread about the great opportunist and hypocrite #MarcoRubio Hi. My name is Marco Antonio Rubio. I claimed my parents came to the US fleeing a brutal Castro regime in 1959. I used that story for political gain. Reality? My parents came in 1956 seeking a better life. Now, I work to ensure others cannot do the same.
@marcorubio