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Observer of things. Haver of Parkinson’s. Sufferer of Meniere’s. Writer of words. Thinker of thoughts. These are them. For Justice and Democracy.
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Apr 8 17 tweets 6 min read
It’s been a while since we’ve used the wayback machine. Let’s see how it holds up on a short trip. We’re going to go on a journey back to a time before trump was president.

Don’t get too excited. It’s to do with aid to Ukraine.

A wee thread🧵👇🏻 On July 28, 2016, in Cleveland at the Republican National Committee, the GOP removed a single issue from their party platform. Essentially, it became trump policy to no longer provide aid to Ukraine.

A delegate said it was taken out by trump’s people.

npr.org/2017/12/04/568…
Mar 15 17 tweets 5 min read
There will no doubt be a lot said by smarter people than I about this ruling in the GA v trump et al. case, but I would like to offer two important thoughts I hope they don’t miss.

Full ruling linked below.

Celebrity appearances not endorsements.
🧵👇🏻

s3.documentcloud.org/documents/2448… Firstly, please understand the danger. Look at what just happened. The whole country has been on edge awaiting this ruling because it determined whether or not a former president accused of some gangster shit, might get away with it because of some more gangster shit.
Feb 23 26 tweets 8 min read
Roughly 25 things to know about Project 2025

Have you heard of Project 2025? It’s a ‘Playbook’. You can read the whole “Mandate” for yourself at this link and I encourage you to do so. *Please* know who you’re voting for in November.

A wee thread🧵👇🏻

thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/project2025/20…
Image First thing to know: There is a Project 2025. This is important to know. It exists. It’s a plan. It’s coming day one of the next conservative presidency. I am not being hyperbolic. If you are seeing this, it will have some impact on your life. It’s designed to.
Jan 28 32 tweets 6 min read
I was thinking about my dad the other day. He’s still here, he’s fine. I was just thinking about him.

WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE

My dad would tell me stories about guys like his dad. Guys like his dad fought in WWII. Guys like my dad, revered those guys.

A wee thread🧵👇🏻 The only reason the tv set growing up didn’t have the History Channel logo burned into it was because occasionally, I’d watch sports. The history channel had documentary after documentary of WWII. My dad likes the air battles. He would talk about “Those Guys”.
Dec 22, 2023 22 tweets 5 min read
You guys…I think I’m going to call it a year. I will begin my final thread of 2024 as I mean to end it, and that is conversationally and with gratitude. Thank you for all your continued dedication to self-determination and democracy.

I’m tired.

A wee 🧵👇🏻 This year was more difficult than last year. Things are getting harder. My balance is getting worse and my body is getting stiffer. I’ve had more falls this year than last. Speaking of falls, it seems more leaves fell in the yard this year than last.
Oct 22, 2023 24 tweets 6 min read
This is a wee thread. I tell you that now because there is no clever preamble, no fun intro to pique your interest. Just a simple request that you know I lack understand on this topic and make no judgments. I share it so those who can make sense of it hopefully do so.

🧵👇🏻 On December 23rd of 2016, the United Nations adopted UN resolution number 2334. It is here for you to read. Please do so. If you don’t, know the gist is that this UN Security Council resolution stated that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity.

press.un.org/en/2016/sc1265…
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Sep 9, 2023 31 tweets 7 min read
Good Saturday morning everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. For those of you not watching the John Eastman disciplinary hearing for his law license in CA, here’s a wee recap of the week.
🧵👇🏻 Let’s get caught up. Last time, Matt Seligman, a Harvard-Yale-Stanford-attorney-professor told us how he dedicated himself to reading every word he could get his eyes on about the transition of power since the 1780’s. This was an expert witness in every way.
Aug 17, 2023 22 tweets 5 min read
Do you guys remember when we talked about Election Integrity? I think I did about 7 or so threads on that over the years. I hoped I was done. Perhaps 8 is enough?
A wee thread.

🧵👇🏻 Day 1 of the Election Crime Bureau symposium was a report out by each of the election integrity teams of the 50 states. Each had 3 elements. The first, a scorecard showing each of the States laws relative to things like Voter ID, No Drop Boxes, No Mail in voting. Each, scored.
May 26, 2023 42 tweets 13 min read
Part III

Thank you to anyone who may have taken this long journey with me. I appreciate your commitment to democracy. This is one you may wish to read without distraction. If any of this information is new to you, it means you are not part of their plan.
🧵👇🏻 On June 17, 1987 a woman named Ursula Meese wrote a letter to Judge R. Allen Edgar in Chattanooga, TN. She was writing for leniency for a friend of hers. Her friend was a Congressman from TN who had been convicted of filing a false tax return. Image
May 25, 2023 31 tweets 6 min read
Part II

On March 23, 1966 on page 6586 of the House Congressional Record appears the name Laszlo Szabo. Szabo was an officer in Hungarian Intelligence and Security Service until October 18, 1965 when he asked the US Govt for political asylum.
🧵👇🏻 Szabo testified in front of Congress. He told them that “2 forged issues of Newsweek Magazine were circulated in Africa, Asia and elsewhere in late 1963. The forgeries attempted to convey a false picture of the civil rights movement in America.”
May 24, 2023 40 tweets 9 min read
Part I

I must have accidentally started up the wayback machine because it took me to 1969 into the living room of a guy talking about Communism, Marxism, and something called the John Birch Society. There was a bunch of people there, but unfortunately, no snacks.

🧵👇🏻 I’m kidding, I watched a video on YouTube called:
“This is the John Birch Society”

You can search it out and follow along if you’d like to. This series is an attempt to bring forth information shared in that video which appears to be a recruitment film from 1969.

Pay attention.
May 22, 2023 10 tweets 2 min read
This thread is a bit of a departure from my typical offering. I don’t usually like to share what I go through when I’m ‘in the soup’ so to speak because I don’t think you’d find it particularly interesting and we have a democracy to save. I’ll keep it short.
🧵👇🏻 As you may know, I suffer from Ménière’s disease. For me it comes in waves. I have sudden attacks of violent vertigo. If I have one, I know more are coming. I also suffer from hyperacusis which for me means sound causes physical pain. Like most, this is not my only health issue.
May 17, 2023 18 tweets 4 min read
The GOP would rather default on our debt than raise the debt ceiling.
The Democrats would rather raise the debt ceiling than default on our debt.

What is our debt anyway? 🤷🏼‍♂️

It’s you. You and I are our debt. So this means the GOP wants to default on you. It is theft.
🧵👇🏻 You pay your taxes and think to yourself, the government is stealing from me. So what do you do about it? You complain, get up and go to work so they can take your money in the form of taxes so you can complain about it, get up and go to work so they can take your money…
May 12, 2023 12 tweets 4 min read
Do you remember when we found out who Senator Mike Lee was texting on November 9, 2020? You can read about that in the embedded thread, but come back to this one to find out what he was texting on December 30, 2020…
🧵👇🏻 Welcome to all who clicked straight through to this part of our choose your own adventure. And welcome to those who read the embedded thread above. That was crazy, right? Here we go…
May 8, 2023 23 tweets 7 min read
The Bottom Line Up Front:

The take over of the Supreme Court by the Republicans looks like an effort to undo prior decisions made by….wait, this can’t be right…the Republicans.

Do you remember Sandra Day O’Connor?

A wee🧵👇🏻 I bet the @aclu remembers her. They certainly had her on their mind…well, they had her successor in mind, when they put this list together when she came off the court.

aclu.org/other/cases-wh…
Mar 30, 2023 28 tweets 5 min read
Jim Jordan will be weaponizing the government on cspan3 at 9am this morning if you’re interested. Pay close attention. This one is going to be about how they wouldn’t let you treat yourself with disinformation while you were dying of Covid. There are no scientific witnesses. No one from CDC, no nurses, no doctors, no Fauci, no vaccination experts. Just politicians suing Biden for censorship.
Mar 12, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
If we want a healthy democracy it’s important to know what bills are being offered by the majority party in the House.

Here’s one introduced by Andy Biggs from Arizona that would repeal the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

Wait, what?

congress.gov/bill/118th-con… Nothing says healthy democracy quite like making it harder to vote, amirite? 👇🏻🤦🏼‍♂️

Here is what Biggs wants to repeal:

uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req… Image
Mar 9, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
The Proudboy trial has been on a razor’s edge since the jump. Now there is a question of why the govt failed to produce all materials. Someone in one of the defendant’s lawyers offices found over 1000 ‘hidden’ lines in a spreadsheet. See below after reading the next tweet in 🧵 So where does this put us? Right here in America! The very Constitution the proudboys allegedly sought to destroy by not allowing the peaceful transfer of power, is protecting them via 6th amendment due process rights afforded to us.
The media has largely ignored this trial.
Mar 7, 2023 26 tweets 10 min read
On January 24, 2023, Shasta County California’s Board of Supervisors voted to terminate their contract with Dominion Voting Systems. They had the votes to do this because the County is very red. Building the base is important, but at what cost?

Oh…about $1.5m. 🧵👇🏻 What was it that Mike Flynn says? “Local action equals national impact” or something like that? This thread is about local actions taken in a Northern California County of about 183,000 people. To tell it, we have to go to a Feb 28, 2023 Board of Supervisors meeting.

Ready?
Feb 28, 2023 22 tweets 6 min read
After reading the latest filing in the Dominion v Fox et al lawsuit, I think we have a real opportunity here.
Republicans, please hear me out.
A we thread.🧵👇🏻
s3.documentcloud.org/documents/2369… When I say ‘we’ up there, I mean all of us. Americans. The world at large too if you’re reading, but specifically Americans. If we are who we tell ourselves we are, then we should all be appalled at what is coming out about Fox News. Let’s look at a Paul for a moment…
Feb 17, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
I was standing in my kitchen earlier. And then I wasn’t. Dystonia took over, and gripped my leg. I thought my hamstring was going to pull clear from the bone. I was lucky enough to catch myself on the counter. I held on, arms splayed, head down on the hard, cold surface. My hips were twisting, my muscles tightening, my breathing was becoming more and more lamaze-like. The pain goes where it wants as though exploring my body for the best place to settle. So be it, my foot it is then. My toes curled, bent, stretched all at the same time.