"Mr Trump, you're either a coward who can't stand up to an ex-KGB goon, or you're complicit, which is it?...I'm a pro-life, gun-owning combat veteran and I can see Trump for what he is: a coward. We need to send this draft dodger back to his golf courses...."
What @ProjectLincoln, @RVAT2020, and other efforts can do is assail Trump from the right, speak in ways that a left candidate/group cannot convincingly, and provide a permission structure for wavering folks who feel the tug of party loyalty.
As COVID spikes are sweeping the country, I want you to know that here in San Francisco—which, had we not responded early and aggressively, would have been hard hit—masks are required for ANY outdoor activity, and we're supposed to stay 30 feet from any non household member.
I went to a massive youth-led protest a week ago. Even among a very young, super diverse, and outraged crowd, mask wearing was still upward of 95%.
Please wear a mask. Thanks.
I have not been to a store or in SF—be it bodega or outdoor garden center—where all the staff and the patrons are required to wear a mask.
Wear a mask! It's like the tinniest inconvenience measured against mass death. Thanks.
Videos of cops shoving an old white man and (mostly) white protestors in Riverside are awful, should be prosecuted. But why no attention to this black woman groped by an Indianapolis cop who then stood taking a beating from a swarm when she flinched
This whole thing works out great for Cotton, who wrote that op-ed for an audience of one. Someone who'll shower him with extra love and maybe even SecDef post. Great job, @nytopinion, way to get played.
Cotton wrote that op-ed because he's a fascist, but he's also a **deeply** ambitious one. Is it the @nytopinion's job to steady his ladder?
I do not understand what this can mean. It was an op-ed by a sitting Senator that should have made handle with care (ie: reject) warning bells go off. Certainly, make sure you alert the boss warning bells.
@bariweiss No. I'm of the "old-guard" age as are many of the critics—internal and external—of this disastrous decision to publish this bit of fascism. This is not an extension of your (overblown and grating) thesis about campus wokeness.
@bariweiss Turning something into your own personal grievance/hobby horse is not intellectually honest.
@bariweiss Whether or not US Senators should enjoy the megaphone of the Times for inaccurate and fascistic garbage, when they have many megaphones available to them, is not the same as kids shouting at a lecturer.
2/ Owner of Praire and friends handing out free water, masks, hand sanitizer and...bananas
3/ service been down for an hour. Notable at rally were the demands for specific local politicians to give any money they’ve taken from cop unions and lobbyists and give to bail and aid societies. @HillaryRonen and @Scott_Wiener among those called out
1/ This afternoon I and @moatman will be attending the #GeorgeFloyd/systemic racism protests in the Mission district of SF (where I live). This is a...pre-thread?
2/ The Mission is a history and conflict-rich part of San Francisco. The protests begin at Mission High, which is next to the literal Mission (San Francisco de Asís or Mission Dolores) built in 1776 (ahem). Cite of terrible atrocities to Native Americans.
3/ Mission High had been deemed a "faiing school." Actually as @KristinaRizga wrote in MoJo and expanded into a book, it's an amazing school, full of really innovative teachers and leaders and kids: motherjones.com/media/2012/08/…
Less black than it used to be. But since Trump sees everything through the lens of the 80s it's still probably Chocolate City in his imagination.
Anyway Trump being able to exert massive police power over a majority black city is his dream come true and should also be a wake up call as to what a colony as our capital city can mean: DC STATEHOOD NOW.
This engineer, who worked on misinformation tools, did just that:
Young, wealthy, and overwhelmingly white engineers at Facebook are among the most privileged workers out there. Completely hireable, even now. If they don't use this privilege to leverage change, who will?
2/ Arlington was literally carved out of DC thanks to Virginia's secession during the Civil War. Robert E. Lee's house is now Arlington National Cemetery. (Lincoln and General Meigs buried Union dead in Mrs Lee's rose garden so no one could ever live there again. Baller.)
3/ Fast forward to the 1970s, when there was still a literal wall dividing parts of "North" Arlington (overwhelmingly white) and "South" Arlington (more Black). Kids were bused from South to North, never the other way.