Cajsa πŸ’™πŸ’› Profile picture
She/Her Wishlist: https://t.co/R3h8jgZ930 ALL in One: https://t.co/Apci7V8D6b SL Pseudonym https://t.co/EY0rOxtTN5
Joanna (They/ Them)🌱 Profile picture eDo Profile picture Adam Smithee Profile picture Diana Roby Profile picture glinyx πŸ’›πŸ Profile picture 13 added to My Authors
Jun 27 β€’ 11 tweets β€’ 3 min read
I wish we could make every tweeter who says Democrats have done nothing to protect women's reproductive health, they need to codify Roe, etc. would have to eat every word of this bill. Image There are several states where abortion is protected by law. There are even states where abortion is paid for by Medicaid. That is because Democrats passed bills in those states to do that.
Jun 25 β€’ 14 tweets β€’ 3 min read
Everything you need to know about how this happened is explained by the 2010 election. It was right after Obama got the ACA passed, something Democrats have tried to do since Truman first tried in 1945. He got this through during the short 72-day window of a 60 Dem Senate. To pass it, he needed the vote of Lieberman, an independent who caucused with Dems. The only way Lieberman would vote for cloture was if there were no public option, so it was out.

Rather than punish Lieberman, Republicans who voted no, the left decided Dems must pay
Jun 21 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 1 min read
So, let's not go overboard with fulsome praise for Republican officials who obeyed the law. That is what they were supposed to do. That was their JOB.

Do we was poetic about the waiter who doesn't break any glassware during his shift? No, that's his job.

Get real. These people were fine with a Muslim ban. They were fine with Trump grifting off the Secret Service. They were fine with delaying FEMA aid to blue states. They were fine with the federal government stealing medical equipment ordered by NY. They were fine with Trump's family
Jun 21 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 2 min read
And of course, Trump singled out Black women because the central contention of Republicans is that Black votes are ipso facto illegitimate. Any doubt anyone had on that issue was put to rest by the TX GOP platform calling for repeal of the Voting Rights Act. You know they think Black votes are illegitimate because they questioned the vote counts in Milwaukee, not Apple Valley, in Detroit, not Battle Creek, in Atlanta, not Hiawassee. They challenged the votes where Black people live and vote.
Jun 21 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Why is it these clowns never once address the fact that violent crime is higher in rural America? Take Oregon. So much wailing about violence in Portland, yet the most gun deaths per capita are happening outside the metro area. In fact, metro counties are the lowest counties. Image There has been a sharp increase in homicides in Portland. It still does not come close to the murder rates in southern Republican states.
wweek.com/news/2022/06/1…
Jun 20 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 1 min read
They are still trying. I can hear the damage done. Their battery is dying. But they persist in trying something that has not worked for over 40 minutes.

I can't help think they support Bernie 2024. They are still trying even though it's so far gone, the ignition just makes a short noise and dies.

Honestly, how stupid can someone be?
Jun 20 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 1 min read
No I haven't moved right though some might think so because I didn't fall for the pied piper of Burlington. But then I wasn't fooled by Ralph Nader or Dennis Kucinich either. If a politician is promising things that aren't possible in today's climate climate, don't vote for them Even when tethered to reality, it's hard to get anything through Congress. The last thing we need are people who promise the world in a handbasket. They disillusion people. Bernie remains popular because he's never had to deliver on his empty promises
Jun 17 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 1 min read
You can thank Evangelicals and their politicization of religion and their profane support for Trump for discrediting religion. The hate-mongering violent filth coming out of the Evangelical leaders, the calls to murder political opponents, to execute LGBTIQ people, to defend murderers of Black people, the efforts to criminalize being female. That sure puts religion in a good light, doesn't it?
Jun 14 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
She was 16 and he was twice her age. He raped her. She became pregnant. He sued for custody. He got 50/50. He recently sued for full custody & won because she gave daughter a cell phone and she is required to pay child support.
wbrz.com/news/investiga… She reported the rape. He bragged he had connections. Clearly, he does and there is a whole lot of corruption in that Louisiana Parish where Ponchatoula is.
Jun 13 β€’ 9 tweets β€’ 2 min read
In 1999, Paul Weyrich wrote an Open Letter to Conservatives acknowledging they had lost the culture war and admitting the majority of Americans do not agree with them.
nationalcenter.org/ncppr/1999/02/… It is still true. We have won the culture war. Most Americans support gay rights, marriage, and choice, yet, the extremist minority is likely to win control of our government - and solidify their control through voter suppression and the baked-in minority rule of Constitution.
Jun 11 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
In the town where I went to high school, there was a guy in his 50s who was gay and who wore women's clothes all the time. However, unlike media representations, he was a dowdy dresser who wore mostly housedresses and muumuus, flat shoes, & no makeup, etc. From what I have been told, he always wore women's clothes, even in high school (long before I was born.) I wonder how different he might have been if he were born in say 2000. Perhaps he might have changed his name and pronouns.

I won't say that town was the most accepting
Jun 4 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
If you don't mind, I would like to share a theory about the widening gap between the Democrats and the Republicans. Republicans distrust government and like to feel smarter than their politicians. So they vote for contemptible specimens like MTG & Trump, people they can laugh at the politician while loving how we are outraged.
Jun 2 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
My sister lost her son in his twenties. One of my nieces lost her 8 month old to SIDS, another lost her son in a car accident. My sister mourned her son every day until her death, so much one of her other sons felt slighted. My nieces mourn their children daily. My niece lives very near where the accident took place about 14 years ago. There are fresh flowers marking that spot that she keeps replacing. When something happens, she notes how old he would be now. His sisters mourn him as well and write to him on his FB page.
May 26 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 2 min read
It's my firm conviction that the reason so many people on the left were disappointed in Obama is their inability to see him as he was and not as their Black Panther Archetype. I remember discussing Obama vs. Hillary in 2008 and pointing out how much more left she was than he was. I was going down the issues and my colleague said, "But Obama has to run as a centrist to get the votes. If he ran on what he really believed, they would call him an angry Black man and he would never get the votes." I asked to clarify, if she meant that he supported progressive
May 24 β€’ 8 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Dear White Sistren, next time you feel tired of being reminded that WW voted in greater numbers for Trump in 16 & 20 or that BW are tired of hearing our excuses, take a moment & remember how tired BW must be of WW claiming exemptions from our cohort while we fail to do our work And we all fail in big and small ways. I call out my family who share a racist meme by saying "The person who created that meme you shared is being racist and this is why, context, fact check. I hope you will be careful about sharing anything from such a racist in the future."
May 23 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 1 min read
Is it sabotage or incompetence? Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders so resentful of losing the 2020 primary they set out to undercut Biden with their daily shitposting about school loans? That was their promise, not his, but they have conned a generation of voters into a lie So people post with absolute conviction that Biden promised to forgive all school loans when he said plainly no when asked directly during the campaign.

That Warren & Sanders have authoritarian tendencies is proven by their "stroke of a pen" lie they also repeat daily
May 21 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 1 min read
My doctor prescribed an antiobiotic that I am intolerant of. I took it once & had diarrhea nearly as bad as what dulcolax will cause. However, it is a specific antibiotic for the two bacteria that infected the wound on my leg. So he said try the antibiotic & take lots of kefir. So I got some kefir and a friend sent a bottle of Culturelle pro/prebiotic gummies. I didn't much care for the kefir but this Chobani probiotic drink was fantastic. My friend said, it's basically kombucha. It's delicious. Anyway, after 2 days, my glucose dropped by 20 and my avg
May 21 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
The dentist that served the people where I grew up did not believe in Novocain. That's right, we went to the dentist who drilled and replaced cavities and removed teeth without any pain killer at all. A few months back, someone on FB asked if everyone else suffered from fear of dentists because of our dentist. Wow, the busiest thread from my high school ever. Overflowing with the stories of the nightmare of his dentistry. Myself, when I was four I didn't open my mouth wide enough so he grabbed my upper and lower jaw and yanked so hard the skin on either
May 21 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
I believe the disparity is even greater with mental health providers. A friend of mine needed a therapist to help process the violence inflicted on her and was ill-served by 2 providers who I guess assumed Black women choose violence. She was giving up. I spent days on the phone calling therapist's offices, asking their staff how many Black patients they have, how comfortable are they with Black people, etc., trying to find someone she could perhaps come to trust. If they sounded promising, I asked to talk to the therapist and asked them outright how
May 21 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 1 min read
Dear fellow white people. Don't search for more palatable reasons for the Buffalo massacre. It was right-wing domestic terrorism motivated by white nationalism. The killer said it himself. Take his word for it. Don't complicate it just because the truth is uncomfortable. There is not one person whose life is unburdened. Most people do not become mass murderers because of those burdens. They cope. The terrorist acted because he hated and he hated because Republicans have mainstreamed race hatred & made it acceptable
May 18 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 2 min read
I think folks should not read too much into Kurt Schrader's loss in Oregon's 5th. Folks have grumbled about Schrader for years because he is a Manchin and he does not have to be. But this is why I think he lost
kgw.com/article/news/l… Schrader's ads were infuriating. I am in the 3rd, but every time I saw a Schrader ad on TV, I said "fuck you" before it was over. Why? Because he said he voted for Medicare to be able to negotiate drug prices. What a lying sack of shit.