Titan of Kansas Republican politics shunning Kris Kobach, her party’s nominee for governor.
Nancy Kassebaum, Kansas 3 term senator, will support Democrat @SenatorKelly campaign.
Kassebaum joins former GOP Governor Bill Graves, who supports Kelly. #BlueWave kansascity.com/news/politics-…
“I’m a Republican, but that doesn’t mean you walk lock step always with the party.
It seems to me that Kobach has developed a record that shows focus on ways & how to accomplish his end goals that I think aren't the best for Kansas.”
Kassebaum has deep ties to the Kansas GOP.
Her father, Alf Landon, was a Republican governor of the state who famously failed in his effort to beat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during Great Depression-era presidential election.
She remained active since leaving Senate.
Lindsey Graham says he’s willing to hear from Ford.
Graham says he would gladly listen to what she has to say & compare it against all other info the committee has considered about Kavanaugh.
Jeff Flake isn't comfortable voting in favor of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to Supreme Court til he learns more about sexual assault allegation against him in high school.
Sen Jeff Flake says closely divided committee needs to hear from Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
Doesn't matter if a sexual assault happened 30 yrs ago, 10 yrs ago, 10 months ago, 10 weeks ago, 10 days ago, 10 mins ago
Christine Blasey Ford #MeToo survival story was inflicted by Kavanaugh, her credibility is being scrutinized
That's why survivors don't speak up
I believe her
It was so painful to her...
She was so ashamed of it, which many assault survivors feel when it isn't their fault that some men are entitled pigs...
... she didn't speak of her sexual assault for decades.
What that tells me as a survivor myself, she repressed that memory.
This wasn't easy for her to:
1. Speak up 2. Relive her horrifying experience 3. Bare her soul to the world to save our democracy & expose Kavanaugh for the pig that he is
11 yrs after outbreak of Mexican War of Independence, Spanish Viceroy Juan de O’Donojú signs Treaty of Córdoba, approves plan to make Mexico independent constitutional monarchy.
Early 19th century, Napoleon’s occupation of Spain led to outbreak of revolts across Spanish America.
Sep 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo launched Mexican War of Independence with his Grito de Dolores, “Cry of Dolores”.
Revolutionary tract called for end of Spanish rule in Mexico, redistribution of land, racial equality.
After initial success, Hidalgo was defeated, captured & beheaded.
He was followed by peasant leaders, José Morelos, Mariano Matamoros, Vicente Guerrero, who led armies of native, racially mixed revolutionaries against Spanish & Royalists
Ironically, Royalists made up of Mexicans of Spanish descent, conservatives, who brought about independence.
If @realDonaldTrump didn't implement zero tolerance policy & had given refugees asylum, there wouldn't be thousands of traumatized parents & kids
"Suit says Government must provide mental healthcare, establish a treatment fund, pay damages to those harmed" theguardian.com/us-news/2018/s…
416 of children who haven't been reunited with their parents, even families who've been reunified are suffering from traumatic experience.
In effort to address this trauma, lawyers filed federal lawsuit arguing US government should provide mental healthcare to affected families.
Complaint, filed in Massachusetts district court, accuses US gov of betraying constitution & having “harmed most vulnerable: children”.
It calls on US government to establish fund for mental health treatment for parents & kids separated at border & to pay damages to those harmed.
Is @DonaldJTrumpJr seriously that clueless & unaware of the serious jail time he's facing or is he in denial tweeting with a bunch of laughy emojis to hide how scared sh*tless he really is or is he really that dumb?
Diaper Don Jr is going to need extra diapers soon.
For those who don't know why Don Jr is appropriately nicknamed "Diaper Don" here is what his college dorm roomie had to say about his time in College.
He used to get sh*tfaced drunk, piss his pants & pass out.
*Quick correction, he was his classmate, not his roomate, but he witnessed Diaper Don doing a lot of sh*t in college, usually drunk, incoherent & always bitching about his dad.
Immigration Reform/Protect DACA
End Gun violence
Get Corporate $ off Politics
Hold tRump Accountable
Advocate for Vets, Education.
Co-founder of Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation, org committed to strengthen public schools, create college opportunities for students & vets.
On advisory board of @MichelleObama Reach Higher Initiative for college access.
6 people dead in Bakersfield mass shooting.
Suspect went to trucking business with his wife to confront a man.
Suspect shot man, then shot his wife, then shot another man there.
He went to a residence, shot 2 people.
5 victims died.
He shot/killed himself. fresnobee.com/news/local/cri…
Suspect carjacked vehicle with a woman &bchild inside.
Mom & child managed to escape.
The 6th killing occurred when suspect shot himself on chest as deputies closed in to confront him at parking lot.
30 people witnessed shootings being interviewed by deputies.
The identity of suspect & victims are yet to be released.
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said they're working to find out how all people involved are connected, if at all.
When asked if this was a mass shooting, the sheriff said “absolutely.”
Didn't wanna say anything.
Been biting my tongue for years but:
STFU Susan Sarandon!
Ahh! That felt good.
She disrespected @DoloresHuerta a civil rights movement activist who came up with "Si Se Puede" (Yes We Can) which is used in every march/rally & worked with Cesar Chavez.
What have you done for women Sue?
What have you done for immigrants?
What have you done for black/brown people?
What have you done for the LGBTQ community?
What you did with your "HRC & tRump are the same" comment is people who listened to you voted against our rights.
And btw, you & your idiot posse were played by Putin.
Keep acting all self righteous with your bullsh*t purity tests.
Real people like us, can't afford the luxury of being nitpicky.
"Miller’s actions at WH perpetrated negativity, violence, malice, brutality.
In particular, the zero-tolerance policy Miller helped craft is completely antithetical to everything I know about Judaism, Jewish law & Jewish values."
—Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels huffingtonpost.com/entry/stephen-…
“From the Jewish perspective, the parent-child relationship is sacrosanct.
Disrupting it is cruel.
Miller, the policy you helped conceive, put into practice is cruel.”
—Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels
“Honestly, you’ve set back the Jewish contribution to making the world spiritually whole through your arbitrary division of these desperate families at our southern border”
Former @realDonaldTrump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos details his meeting with Maltese professor who claimed to have damaging info about @HillaryClinton
Says his biggest regret was not alerting authorities:
"I should have just gone directly to the FBI or even the CIA."
"I deserve the punishment & I'm extremely remorseful for lying to the FBI…"
Former tRump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos reacts to his sentencing to 14 days in jail for lying to FBI, calling it the 1st time he was treated like a human in over a year by the judge.
Never forget, tomorrow is the Anniversary of Ted Cruz watchin Twitter porn as the country was paying respects to victims of 9/11.
The same guy who's anti sex toys & preaches about morality, faps to Twitter porn.
Nothing wrong with porn but his hypocrisy drives me b-a-n-a-n-a-s.
He wrote 76 page against dildos/sex toys takin hard stance against any right linked with obscene devices
“There's no substantive due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-med purposes unrelated to procreation outside interpersonal relationship” nyp.st/1SgaVng
“Ted thinks people don’t have a right to stimulate their genitals.
I was his college roommate.
This would be a new belief of his”
—Craig Mazin, who lived with Cruz in college, known to frequently taunt him online, was surprised to find out his former roomie was against dildos
Senate Bill 100 raises the state’s already ambitious goals for producing electricity from wind, solar & other green sources.
The aim is to ensure greenhouse gas emissions are low enough that they can be absorbed by forests, oceans, soil & other natural systems.
Mia Love's campaign informed Federal Election Commission it will refund/redesignate less than half of what government says was over a million dollars improperly raised for primary that was never expected to happen
Love raised $1,153,624
additional $372,468 cnn.com/2018/09/10/pol…
Love raised $1,153,624 & designated that money for a primary, according to the letter from the FEC to Mia Love.
Even after she secured nomination at the convention, she raised an additional $372,468 specifically designated for primary that her campaign knew would not take place.
In April, Love secured nomination to seek 3rd term for her seat in Utah's 4th district at Utah nominating convention
In Utah if a candidate receives nomination at convention no primary is held
At no point prior to April's convention did Love face primary challenger or threat of 1
Suicidal thoughts like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age/gender/background.
Suicide is often result of untreated mental health condition.
Suicidal thoughts although common shouldn't be considered normal, often indicate more serious issues.
Each year 41000+ individuals die by suicide, leaving behind friends & family members to navigate tragedy of loss.
Friends & families affected by a suicide loss, called suicide loss survivors are left in the dark.
Often feelings of shame & stigma prevent them from talking openly.
We can help prevent suicide
Understanding the issues concerning suicide & mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, change the conversation around suicide.
Played Tennis in High School cause it's 1 of the couple sports I'm good at, the other 1 is volleyball
Always admired Serena Williams, even if I don't watch Tennis, I see her as a role model for women of all ages
She'll always be an empowering icon
It breaks my heart to see that her career, her body of work is being dismissed because she lost her temper.
The double standards that we women face daily.
John McEnroe is notorious for losing his sh*t on the court quite frequently.
Did he get fined?
Was he labeled hysterical?
For the record, McEnroe was fined but nobody called him hysterical, they just saw him as hot tempered.
His whole career he ended up paying:
But my point is more about how he was treated, spoken too.
McEnroe was very sweary, he cussed out people constantly.
POS trash George Zimmerman made menacing threats to Beyoncé & Jay-Z during filming of “Rest in Power: Trayvon Martin Story”
In a series of texts, Zimmerman called Beyoncé a “broke whore” & promised she & Jay would “find themselves inside a 13 foot gator.” theblast.com/george-zimmerm…
Texts were sent when Zimmerman was contacted by Dennis Warren, private investigator who tracked down potential participants for series
Warren found himself on receiving end of hundreds of harassing texts/voicemails from Zimmerman, who killed 17 yr old Trayvon Martin in cold blood
Zimmerman sent similar texts to Michael Gasparro, who executive produced series with Jay-Z.
Zimmerman messaged Gasparro with the producer’s own address, told him members of the Genovese crime family, a powerful organized mafia family, were looking for him.
"We take a knee to pray & propose to our wives.
When people get knighted they take a knee, never really in history has kneeling been viewed as disrespectful."
Former NFL player
Army Special Forces Vet
Served multiple tours in Iraq & Afghanistan #JustDolt
Kaepernick controversy started in 2016, when as 49'er, he sat, then kneeled during national anthem to protest social injustice.
Nate Boyer, was part of that decision.
Reaching compromise with Kaepernick they agreed to meet in San Diego before pre-season game against the Chargers.
"I wanted him to stand, he wanted to sit, we agreed on kneeling"
Michelle Obama announced last month @WhenWeAllVote is encouraging Americans to mark 53rd anniversary of Voting Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination in voting, by holding events Sept 22-29 in their communities to sign people up to vote.
“This is important.
If we organize, get things done & make these events exciting, it’s going to make a difference.”
@MichelleObama urged people to be creative, to think outside the box when planning events.
Now I tell you openly
You have my ❤ so don't hurt me
You're what I couldn't find
Totally amazing mind
You're everything to me
Oh my life changing everyday
Every possible way
Oh my dreams
Never quite as it seems
Cause you're a dream to me @The_Cranberries
Things wouldn't be so confused
I wouldn't feel so used
But you always really knew
I just want to be with you
I'm in so deep
You know I'm such a fool for you
You've got me wrapped around your finger
Do have to let it linger?
Do you have to
Do you have to
Do have to let it linger?
Dolores O'Riordan would've been 47 years old today.
The beautiful front woman of the Cranberries passed away of accidental drowning in a bath tub from alcohol intoxication.
Her voice was incomparable, sweet like an angel.
I had all their albums as a teen.
A memoir by actress Cleo Rocos, she, Mercury & princess Di were sipping Champagne, watching reruns of Golden Girls at the home of comedian Kenny Everett 1 evening, creating their own subplots for the sitcom, with a much a naughtier storyline.