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Our responsibility to them is not to pretend that if we don't look, evil will go away, but to give them weapons against it. ―Madeleine L'Engle
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Oct 13, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
What history will say about us

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"If the 2020s were really so bad, someone would have done something."

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Oct 12, 2021 22 tweets 8 min read
One of the most common assumptions I see is that Democrats want to win the next election. The actions of some Democrats do not support that conclusion.

Consider:
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If you were an actor or politician and someone offered you tons of money to help big donors and/or the GOP, would you do it? Would you think about it?
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Feb 15, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
DO NOT CUT MEDICARE, @JoeBiden, end the filibuster and make #MedicareForAll happen if you truly want to be thought of as a modern-day FDR instead of a guy who took us further backward by cutting healthcare during a pandemic. Joe Biden is no FDR. What an evil, scummy thing to do to the American people, especially during a pandemic. Massive cuts to Medicare because Democrats won't end the filibuster? Cuts to farm aid? With Democrats like these, who needs Republicans?

Feb 14, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Democrats have a majority, but Biden's cutting MEDICARE and FARM AID because of... Republicans? FUCK THAT! End the filibuster, you gormless <descending into incoherent and very unflattering mumbling> @SenateDems! How dare they cut already sparse benefits from some of the most vulnerable people, especially during a pandemic! How dare they shrug away the mantle of a people's majority and pretend it's due to the Republicans' corruption instead of
Aug 6, 2020 15 tweets 2 min read
"You all don't get it. I live in Trump country, in the Ozarks in southern Missouri, one of the last places where the KKK still has a relatively strong established presence." "They don't give a shit what he does. He's just something to rally around and hate liberals, that's it, period."
Jun 10, 2020 12 tweets 2 min read
The U.S. needs a children's vote on issues relevant to them.
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Why? Because they're humans too, and they possess the wisdom of innocence from which we could become a kinder, safer, wiser nation. Their voices should be heard, and right now they're not.
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Jun 5, 2020 12 tweets 4 min read
When our society needs protection from exploitation or aggression, we use our government to apply rules, regulations & order.

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Our press used to be regulated to protect us against bias & false/misleading information, among other things. Powerful regulations were part of the Fairness Act, which was abolished in the 1980s. You've seen where that's brought us: our media is unreliable & untrustworthy.
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Jun 3, 2020 25 tweets 7 min read
"This isn't who we are" only holds up if we put our actions behind the phrase. We show who we are as a nation through our Constitution.
When the Constitution is threatened or damaged by the Executive Branch, the remedy for restoration is impeachment.
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Apr 2, 2020 34 tweets 8 min read
How do you think Republican donors/voters would have reacted if Trump & Senate Repubs couldn't have gotten Democrats to concede to their terms in the recent "stimulus" bill?

Now Dems don't have a position from which to negotiate & are left to begging. How's that working for us? What if Democrats had demanded $5,000/mo. per American worker? Would that have been any less extreme than the billions for behemoth corporations?
Mar 28, 2020 29 tweets 6 min read
We're a society that treats children as afterthoughts and raises girls as products.
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Our schools are cesspools; training centers designed to churn out worker bees and corporate drones who serve at the altar of the inane between bouts for survival of the best regurgitators of answers to questions that are obsolete before they're asked,
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Dec 6, 2019 7 tweets 4 min read
Republicans want to enforce a Disney-to-Hallmark, Father Knows Best fantasy world where their rigid interpretations of the Bible are applied in the interests of patriarchal, white supremacy where they hold the wealth and the masses are their servants or enemies. They will say and do anything to achieve that end, having convinced themselves or never wavered from a family belief that they are in the right and the end justifies the means.

There is no bottom for such as Nikki Haley, Barr, Pence, etc. They are #Dominionists.
Nov 24, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
For those opinion editors conflating socialism with progressivism:

"Progressivism is a political philosophy that seeks to raise the standard of living of the average member of society in order to achieve a positive social change." "While socialism and progressivism both seek the economic and political equality of all members of society, they differ in their views and approaches."
Oct 20, 2019 19 tweets 9 min read
What if "pro-Israel" is really pro grand bargain, aka Red Sea Conspiracy? That sheds new light on Pelosi's promise to support Israel even if our Capitol crumbles & her selection of pro-Israel representatives for "key" committee chairs.

It would explain resistance to impeachment. Stream of consciousness thread follows. Just gathering backup, nothing to see here that might cause anyone to consider running through the streets and cities demanding impeachment or anything crazy like that...

Oct 12, 2019 5 tweets 10 min read
@dsamuelsohn @cherokeesher2 @NatashaBertrand @joshgerstein @desiderioDC @kyledcheney @politico - Where's the House vote supporting the impeachment inquiry as in previous impeachments?

- Where's the funding?

- Where's the staff? Rodino hired 100+ for Watergate, 44 of them lawyers @dsamuelsohn @cherokeesher2 @NatashaBertrand @joshgerstein @desiderioDC @kyledcheney @politico - Why the pretense that there's not enough evidence? There's plenty of evidence to move forward with articles and prosecute, and meanwhile the House can continue the remaining investigations.

- Why haven't the allegations IRS whistleblower been followed up?

From @tribelaw:
Oct 10, 2019 7 tweets 2 min read
Complacency kills democracy, and the road to saving ours is a long one.

Meanwhile, observers line the sides of the road watching us, as if democracy is a spectator sport in which they have no stake other than that akin to buying a lottery ticket and hoping for the best.
The watchers jump in front of us and flag us down to tell us that we should just pull over and watch things fix themselves, as if thoughts and prayers are the higher moral ground.
Oct 10, 2019 10 tweets 11 min read
@JeremyToback @adrielhampton @ryangrim @ewarren Sure, like you buy a good house and tear the entire thing down because you automatically think that razing a good building is the only way, while that's only true sometimes.
@JeremyToback @adrielhampton @ryangrim @ewarren "My way or the highway!" The far left said, as they clung to a guy no further left than a 1970s democrat as their only hope for their worldview.
Oct 10, 2019 7 tweets 1 min read
Complacency kills democracy, and we have a long road ahead to save it.
⬇ Meanwhile, observers line the sides of the road watching us, as if democracy is a spectator sport in which they have no stake other than that akin to buying a lottery ticket.
Oct 8, 2019 16 tweets 6 min read
I don't know who needs to hear this, but when relatives get old and are dying, they get whatever they want.
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You want M&Ms, Dad? Sure.

A hamburger made of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Mom? Ew, but ok. (Where was THIS mom when she was feeding us sprouts and protein shakes?)

A puppy? Ok.
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Oct 7, 2019 5 tweets 3 min read
@revmagdalen Notice the dynamics. Talking over a respectable, older, professional is one of the hardest things I've ever learned to do, so I have some insight. Tap into any music/theater training you've had: KEEP GOING.

They'll sound friendly and reasonable at first. Until about 04:30.
1/ @revmagdalen They'll play these cards:

- Now (understood is the word "children"), have respect
- Hear him out
- Listen to the people in charge
- Both sides
- Bring in the patriarch (now Daddy's getting testy)
- "You don't know what you're doing," i.e. here's how democracy actually works
Oct 7, 2019 14 tweets 5 min read
🔥 "There is nothing in the Constitution that prevents a president from being impeached more than once."

💭 Much like a criminal can be indicted for breaking in *and* stealing from us.
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"The impeachment inquiry needs to remain open after the Ukraine affair, not only to allow the cases in the courts to be resolved, but also to allow future whistle-blowers’ information to be immediately considered in the context of impeachment."
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Oct 6, 2019 13 tweets 6 min read
2020 is fast approaching, and Elizabeth Warren is emerging as a strong contender. With that will come old, overblown "scandals" & fabricated hits that will get repeated and retweeted until people think they're true.
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Forewarned is forearmed, so I am compiling a list of @ewarren's scandalous ideas and acts for reference.
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