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Liv Coleman is community advocate, democracy enthusiast, educator from a family of educators. Former State House Candidate. @livcoleman@toad.social on Mastodon
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Jul 14, 2022 31 tweets 15 min read
Thanks to @brucewilson for this thread on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) & its connections to January 6 – helped me make sense of #Sarasota dynamics related to insurrection. Here's my local contribution: /1

Sarasotans involved with Jan. 6 activism appear to interact with NAR: /2
1. Mike Flynn, disgraced former general
2. Randy McLendon, Sarasota pastor
3. Caroline Wetherington, Women for Trump Florida leader
4. Katherine Harris, former Florida Sec. of State & Congresswoman
Jun 23, 2022 27 tweets 20 min read
This thread discusses the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates pushed by #MikeFlynn & associates to challenge authority & assert supremacy of county sheriffs & governments over federal authority as part of an ongoing Christian nationalist insurrection against lawful authority. /1 .@PaulHRosenberg, citing Christian Right researcher Rachel Tabachnick, writes how Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates first emerged "out of Operation Rescue,” the anti-abortion movement, as way to challenge authority, even if violently. /2
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Jun 18, 2022 27 tweets 16 min read
This thread is about the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, its ties to the radical right hub organization the #ShadowNetwork Council for National Policy, & efforts to overturn the 2020 election, particularly in Florida. /1 The National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA) was founded in 1996. That came many years after several state-based Republican Assemblies. California was the first in 1934. /2
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Jun 17, 2022 34 tweets 27 min read
This thread is about #ClayClark, a South Dakota-based former DJ, business podcaster & founder of the ReAwaken America tour. /1
wikitia.com/wiki/Clay_Clark #ClayClark was an early partner with #RogerStone on the Big Lie Stop the Steal movement & works with #MikeFlynn. He helps them with outreach to the Pentacostal, charismatic & “prosperity Gospel” communities. /2
Apr 3, 2022 59 tweets 39 min read
This thread investigates Moms for America, its history, founder, involvement with January 6 Big Lie Stop the Steal activism, & post-Jan. 6 activism with #MikeFlynn, anti-CRT, anti-masking, anti-public education & the trucker convoy. /1 Moms for America, formerly Homemakers of America, was founded by #KimberlyFletcher in 2004 & changed names in 2018. Moms for America Action is the 501c4 political advocacy & lobbying arm. /2
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Oct 20, 2021 18 tweets 13 min read
Why have we been roiled with school controversies nonstop in Florida? Maybe because there’s a mess of Florida-related January 6 activism to cover up & distract from. Here’s a thread regrouping Southwest & Central Florida January 6 activism. /1 .@propublica reports GOP fundraiser #CarolineWren met GOP operative #DustinStockton, a frequent #Sarasota visitor, at Willard Hotel in Washington DC on Jan 5. Jan. 6 committee currently seeks info on Willard meeting, where #SteveBannon was present. /2
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Oct 19, 2021 11 tweets 9 min read
Disgraced former NSA & #SarasotaSeditionSquad member #MikeFlynn is headlining a Halloween event for kids & panel for adults with a cast of conspiracy theorists at the Hollow 2A in #Venice, #SarasotaCounty reports @ChrisA023 /1
heraldtribune.com/story/opinion/… The Hollow 2A is the same place that earlier hosted a mask exemption “waiver mill” event with armed guards, featuring #MikeFlynn /2

Aug 29, 2021 9 tweets 7 min read
Read this story today from @ChrisA0213 in the #Sarasota @HeraldTribune about former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, who helps fund Big Lie audit done by Sarasota-based Cyber Ninjas in Maricopa County, AZ. 1/ Remember Patrick Byrne? As the @NewYorker's @sheelahk reported, the former Overstock CEO dove deep into the world of conspiracy theories after his affair with Russian spy Maria Butina. /2

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Aug 27, 2021 15 tweets 11 min read
Want to know some of the deeper political forces behind the disturbances at so many #Florida school board meetings about masks & COVID? Read my thread & this @JRMcKinnon story 👇 /1

In December 2020, @sarasotaschools member Bridget Ziegler & two former school board members elsewhere created "Moms for Liberty" group for "parental rights" using new FL Parents' Bill of Rights, as @JRMcKinnon explains. It spurred anti-mask protests. /2

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Aug 3, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
Great article by @JaneMayerNYer that pulls together threads based on reporting from @anelsona & others on CNP, ALEC, etc. One thing national reporters still need is #Florida angle, particularly #SarasotaSeditionSquad. How to tell story of Trumpworld w/o Florida? You can't! /1 #Sarasota @HeraldTribune's @ChrisA0213 shows many local connections in his reporting. Cyber Ninjas based in Sarasota, plus Mike Flynn, not to mention Charlie Kirk, Steve Bannon & Florida GOP Chair Joe Gruters, head of RNC's "election integrity" unit /2

Jan 15, 2021 35 tweets 20 min read
Now that #SteveBannon’s recent involvement with Trump is coming to light after the #USCapitol riots, it’s worth reviewing Bannon's local Sarasota connections & his background, along with some other Trump associates. THREAD /1
bloomberg.com/news/articles/… #SteveBannon, former Trump campaign CEO & former Breitbart CEO, has been plotting for radical right for years, exploiting a canny media strategy to co-opt mainstream media while pursuing his own alt-right media projects, as @JoshuaGreen found. /2
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Jan 7, 2021 20 tweets 7 min read
The Manatee-Sarasota area has many connections to the horrific scene of insurrection in Washington DC yesterday. Want to see? Buckle up for this thread: /1 The Manatee GOP expressed support for Josh Hawley’s objections to certification of the electoral college vote. /2 Image