John Moffitt 🌊🌊🧢🧢 Profile picture
Astrophysicist, paleontologist, geologist, speaker, playwright, engineer, artist, outspoken liberal, grandfather & graffiti fan & Waffle House. #Fam46 🇺🇦
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Nov 18, 2020 • 5 tweets • 5 min read
🎶 Happy birthday to you 🎶

Baby #coronavirus is celebrating his first birthday in Great shape! Special thanks to Sturgis for a wonderful half million #superspreaders ... also Trump sabotaging the US pandemic response infrastructure, doing nothing to help, and his 50 rallies! Trump continues to aid the #coronavirus in an effort to hand a half million dead Americans to Biden, BEFORE he even gets into office. That way Trump can spend 4 years blaming the millions of dead on the #BidenHarrisAdministration

#TrumpTreason
Nov 15, 2020 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Trump NEVER jokes or laughs; he jeers. He doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults, he actually thinks in them! His mind's a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices & knee-jerk nastiness. Never an under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface. Image Trump's tweets turn being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum. Rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid. He makes Nixon look trustworthy. Image
Oct 20, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Doctors, microbiologists, immunologists, epidemiologists & other scientists keep saying covid is dangerous ... but the cool guys at my bar who only went to high school, avoiding science class, tell me it's not dangerous at all.

It's just too hard knowing who to believe anymore. Image When the guys you went to high school with, tell you that science is stupid ... you can always sneak a casual look at the data. They probably won't even see you do it & still think you're cool.

So ... how are we doing today? Let's take a peek. Image
Apr 11, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Anomolacarids ... the apex predator of the Cambrian oceans (550 million years ago). Occasionally, you will find a trilobite fossil with a bite taken out of it ... small enough that it survived a bit longer.

Treasure those fossils.

#TrilobiteTerror
#FossilFriday There are many anomolacarids, this is a couple of them.

#FossilFriday
Jan 10, 2020 • 5 tweets • 5 min read
Where are we?

1. Trump is impeached.

2. He just announced that he can do ANYTHING he wants without consulting Congress. He can ignore a subpoena and any US laws.

3. He just said he can commit troops to any assassination or act of war WITHOUT consulting or notifying Congress. Where are we? <continued>

4. Trump is quietly gutting tax law while Americans are distracted, simultaneously bankrupting the country and setting up the #oligarchy !

5. Trump is creating one of the largest deficits and adding many trillions of dollars to the national debt.
Sep 23, 2019 • 5 tweets • 6 min read
1. When the polar ice is melted, Florida will be erased.

But we could see a 10 meter rise in a century with the help of anti-science #Trump & his #ClimateDenial Republicans pushing a high carbon & methane agenda. What would that look like?

#ClimateChangeIsReal
#GlobalWarming 2. When the polar ice is melted, Florida will be erased.

But this is #Florida with only a 10 meter rise in sea level. Be sure to thank the Republicans.

#ClimateChangeIsReal
#GlobalWarming
Aug 1, 2019 • 10 tweets • 10 min read
"I was called un-patriotic, un-American & essentially treasonous."
- Mitch McConnell

1. Refusing to protect America from assault, is un-patriotic.

2. Lack of support for fair elections, is un-American!

3. Supporting the Russian GRU, is treasonous.

#MoscowMitchMcTreason Just waiting to hear how much money it took for #MoscowMitch to sell out the country of his birth.

#MoscowMitchTraitor
#MoscowMitchMcConnell
#MoscowMitchMcTreason
Jun 26, 2019 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Top political recipients of cash from the for-profit prison industry ... who's making $$$ from putting babies in cages?

- Henry Cuellar: $146,740
- Bob Corker: $101,858
- Marsha Blackburn: $101,250
- Marco Rubio: $92,050
- Charlie Crist: $86,450
- Mitch McConnell: $84,900 Huge corporations making millions in profit per day off of the cruelty in Trump's immigration policy.

Lots of money for political bribes and other #TrumpCorruption funding.

#BabiesInCages
#ChildrenInCages
#GirlsInCages
#WhereAreTheGirls ?

For your researching pleasure.
Apr 5, 2019 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
Loading the bus for my annual three day paleontological field trip with the kids. Some rain forecasted. Wish me luck.

Back in time across #Texas ... almost 35 years doing this.

Heading out to the first stop, the Eocene on the Brazos River. We survived the Eocene ... kids got lots of fossils. The bus is now heading back in time to the Cretaceous (120 million years ago). First a fossil oyster reef, then a pit with lots of echinoids. Dispite weather reports full of dread, we're in the sweet spot.
Jan 17, 2019 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
"Unfortunately, Trump didn't reach the level of Abraham Lincoln & didn't drive the US to civil war. That's sad. Hopefully, he'll become Herbert Hoover and at least drive them into a Great Depression."

- Andrey Sidorov
Head of Dept of World Politics
Moscow State University I think #Putin was holding out hope that his Divider In Chief puppet could lead us into a Civil War. They're a bit disappointed, but now hope that the #TrumpShutdown will destroy the American economy. #Mitch seems to be giving Putin a hand.

#TrumpColluded
#TrumpTreason