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Aug 10 5 tweets 2 min read
Why couldn't people have started a cult devoted to better role models, like Mr Rogers or Carl Sagan or Betty White or Dolly Parton?

At least the consequences of being their followers would be to, be kind, be curious, be happy, be fabulous. “When we love a person, we accept him or her exactly as is: the lovely with the unlovely, the strong with the fearful, the true mixed in with the façade & of course, the only way we can do it is by accepting ourselves that way.”

―Mr Rogers
Aug 9 31 tweets 5 min read
JUST IN:

DC Court of Appeals approves House Ways & Means Committee to obtain trump's tax returns from IRS.

IRS should give trump's tax returns special consideration.

Chairman Richard Neal requests trump's federal income tax returns, trump Revocable Trust, DJT Holdings LLC.

🧵 Image Tax records requested:

DJT Holdings Managing Member LLC
DTTM Operations LLC
DTTM Operations Managing Member Corp
LFB Acquisition Member Corp
LFB Acquisition LLC
Lamington Farm Club
LLC doing business as trump National Golf Club—Bedminster (collectively Appellants/trump Parties)
Aug 8 21 tweets 4 min read
trump told John Kelly he wished he had generals like the ones who reported to Hitler, saying they were totally loyal to the leader of the Nazi regime.

“Why can’t you be like the German generals?"

trump told Kelly, his chief of staff, preceding the question with an obscenity. Gen Milley's frustration with trump peaked June 1 2020, when BLM protesters filled Lafayette Square, trump demanded to send military to clear protesters.
Gen Milley & top aides refused.

“You're all losers!”

trump shouted & he turned to Milley & said:

“Can’t you just shoot em?”
Aug 8 16 tweets 3 min read
trump=Hitler 💯

Attempt VP murder✔️
Discredited Press✔️
Separate families✔️
Target minorities✔️
Target civilians✔️
Attempt coup✔️
America First✔️
Homophobic✔️
Brown shirts✔️
Xenophobic✔️
Caged kids✔️
Nazi rallies✔️
State TV✔️
Gaslight✔️
Misinfo✔️
Racist✔️
Sexist✔️
Cheat✔️
Lie✔️ I'm a History nerd.

I've read & watched lots of documentaries about WWII, Hitler, dictators, tyrants, through out history for centuries, trump fit the bill to a tee.
Hitler is blueprint for trump, from his nazi rallies, to discrediting Press, to separating families, caging kids.
Jul 26 4 tweets 2 min read
Sanctions effective at crippling Russia economy.

―No path out of economic oblivion for Russia as long as allied countries remain unified maintaining/increasing sanctions pressure

―Economic repercussions devastating in Russia, imports collapsed, production at complete standstill ―Foreign companies that left Russia account for 40% of Russian GDP, almost none which is coming back any time soon

―Russia announced further cuts in its natural gas supply to Europe but Russia needs Europe to buy its natural gas more than Europe needs to buy Russian natural gas
Jul 25 39 tweets 7 min read
Influential network of conservatives fixated on lie trump won 2020 election working to recruit County Sheriffs to investigate elections based on false notion Voter fraud is widespread & seek to lend law enforcement credibility to false claims.
Voting Rights Advocates are alarmed. Voting Rights Advocates warn it could cause chaos in future elections & further weaken trust in an American voting system already battered by attacks from trump & his allies.

1 of the conservative sheriffs’ groups, Protect America Now, lists 70 members.
Jul 25 7 tweets 2 min read
Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren, Latina leader, Activist who fought for Women’s Voting Rights in New Mexico’s suffrage movement, 1 of the state’s 1st female gov't officials in 20th century, 1st Latina ever to run for US Congress, trailblazer in politics to be stamped on a US quarter. Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren,  Latina leader & Activist She worked diligently to improve conditions in schools in ru Nina Otero-Warren worked diligently to improve conditions in schools in rural Hispanic & Native American communities, raised teacher salaries & fought to end punishment toward students for speaking Spanish in the classroom or in the schoolyard.
Jul 24 8 tweets 2 min read
When I was in 6th grade, a kid was drawing a swastika on his notebook on our school bus ride home.

Idk how but the driver saw it, stopped the bus, kicked kid off bus.

He told kid:

Do you know the hatred & death this symbol represents? Off my bus!

Driver was white & a WWII vet I told my parents when I got home, I didn't know too many details at the time about WWII, I was 11.

My dad explained as best he could that the driver had a right to do that because swastikas are a symbol of racism, hate, death, war, genocide of millions of innocent people.
Jul 19 16 tweets 5 min read
Based on currently known facts, employees within Secret Service may've violated 18 U.S.C. § 2071 by destroying text messages from Jan 5 & Jan 6, 2021, after they were requested by DHS Inspector General, it warrants investigation if destruction is in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2071. Records unquestionably were records of public office & their destruction deprived government of crucial evidence in an investigation into 1 of the most significant events in our history: an attack on US Capitol in an unlawful attempt by trump to overturn results of an election.
Jul 19 5 tweets 1 min read
“Putin's pretty much betting midterm elections will undermine Biden, that by 2024 US will be in a great big mess.
Roe v Wade, efforts to deal with gun violence, against backdrop of Jan 6 hearings are 3 things that are being paid very close attention to in Europe.”

―Dr Fiona Hill “I don’t think we fully process here how much the rest of the world feels the US is undercut by manifestations of polarization & partisan infighting.

So it’s not just Jan 6, it’s this idea that the US is out of control.

Putin feeds on this.”

―Dr Fiona Hill
Jul 19 4 tweets 2 min read
Saul the dog lead rescuers to his human who plunged 70 ft, had broken ribs/broken hip, flown to Hospital by air ambulance.
1st responders got call at 12PM Wed from man who managed get service to call 911.
Saul ran through forest, got attention of rescuers who found victim by 7PM. Saul the dog lead rescuers to his human who plunged 70 ft, h'Saul', border collie, is being hailed a hero after he led N 'Saul', a border collie dog, is being hailed a hero after he led Nevada County search & rescue officials to his injured human in Tahoe National Forest, NV, who was covered in a camouflage tarp, suffered broken ribs & a broken hip.
He was flown to a Hospital by air ambulance.
Jul 17 8 tweets 2 min read
None of the election offices in states that allowed use of drop boxes in 2020 reported any instances in which boxes were connected to voter fraud or stolen ballots.

Findings by @AP contradict claims made by trump & his allies who falsely claim drop boxes were target for fraud. None reported incidents in which boxes or ballots were damaged to the extent that election results would've been affected.

Drop boxes are considered by many election officials to be safe, secure & have been used to varying degrees by states across the political spectrum.
Jul 16 8 tweets 3 min read
Many Secret Service agents in trump's detail were rooting for President Biden's failure & used their personal social media accounts to cheer on the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan 6, 2021. “Not saying Tony Ornato or Bobby Engel did that but they're viewed as being aligned with trump, which cuts against them.”

―Carol Leonnig

Ornato is so pro trump, he's suspected by former VP Pence top aide as someone who'd try to whisk VP Pence from Capitol during certification.
Jul 15 11 tweets 2 min read
The States Rights Democratic Party aka Dixiecrats were diehard Southern Democrats who seceded from the Democratic party in 1948 in opposition to its policy of extending Civil Rights & opposed President Truman being nominated as Democratic candidate again. Dixiecrats were committed to states' rights & maintenance of segregation & opposed federal intervention into race.

Dixiecrats wished to protect Southern states' rights to maintain racial segregation.
Jul 15 21 tweets 4 min read
Oath Keeper, Jessica Watkins who was charged for attacking Capitol, met with Secret Service agents before attack, received VIP pass to Jan 6 rally to provide security for speakers at Jan 6 rally & stood within 50 ft of stage.
Secret Service didn’t say why agents met with Watkins. Watkins believed that trump was calling upon her & her small militia group to support trump & the Constitution, court filing said.
She was ready to serve her Country in that manner.
The court filing blames trump for contributing to the violence.
Jul 14 14 tweets 11 min read
The Republican Attorneys General Association RAGA, is hosting a private retreat for its corporate donors at luxury resort in Florida this weekend, on the heels of GOP's long sought win to get Roe v Wade overturned by SCOTUS.
20 corporations, trade groups, lobbyists, execs RSVP'd. Agenda titled "ERC & Victory Fund Retreat".

These are some of the 20 corporations, trade groups that RSVP'd to attend 3 day retreat, incl lobbyists, execs from Comcast, Match Group, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Anheuser-Busch, Juul Labs, Koch Industries, Lowe's, Walmart. Image
Jul 13 15 tweets 3 min read
I love how while people were trashing Kamala, she was quietly doing what trump promised his MAGA cult he'd do & actually got México to agree to pay for some of the wall at the US/México border.
Strong women don't owe ya a f*king explanation, they get shit done while ya talk sh*t. Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador agreed during meetings with President Biden to spend $1.5 billion to improve "smart" border technology.
WH says it shows neighborly cooperation succeeding where trump admin's vow to wall off border & have México pay for it couldn't.
Jul 13 7 tweets 2 min read
23 y/o U.S. tourist fell several feet into ash of crater in Mount Vesuvius, active volcano in Italy, after trespassing to take selfie.
He dropped his phone, tried retrieving it after selfie & was saved by nearby park guides.
He could've fallen 985 ft if he wasn't saved by guides. Surprisingly he sustained minor injuries.
There were 2 Americans (likely his family members), 2 Brits, 1 Austrian with American who fell.
He walked on unauthorized path to reach summit of Mount Vesuvius at 4202 ft.
It's extremely rare for visitors to stray from authorized path.
Jul 12 4 tweets 1 min read
7th 'Jan 6' Committee Hearing testimony witnesses:

•Stephen Ayres―Who admitted on Jan 2, 2021, he posted pic stating trump was “calling on us to come back to Washington on January 6th for a big protest.”

•Jason Van Tatenhove―An ally of Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes. Jan 6 Panel is also expected to highlight new testimony from Pat Cipollone, the former White House counsel, who was aware of every major move trump was making, according to @RepRaskin, who will lead today's hearing.
Jul 6 31 tweets 6 min read
Highland Park Cops were called to shooter's home twice in 2019

April 2019, shooter's suicide attempt

Sep 2019, shooter threatened to kill everyone, cops removed 16 knives, dagger, sword from home, fam didn’t press charges

Cops sent Clear & Present Danger notice to State Police No arrests made in Sep 2019 incident, no one willing to move forward on complaint, didn't provide info on threats or mental health to allow law enforcement to take additional action, no Firearms Restraining Order filed, no order of protection
Jun 5 18 tweets 4 min read
NRA suffers another year of diminished membership revenue & cuts to core programs

A 31 pg document, distributed to attendees at recent NRA convention in Houston, shows NRA reining in spending as revenue derived from its members fell 19% between 2020 & 2021

THREAD 🧵

1/18 “By cutting back on core programs/legislative spending, NRA risks members realizing they're paying same dues for fewer benefits.
If NRA loses some of those members, revenue declines further, they'll have to cut spending.”

―Brian Mittendorf, Acct. Professor Ohio University

2/18