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Feb 11 • 8 tweets • 1 min read
What is Buttigieg's *actual* job? I don't mean the traditional role of Transportation Secretary or the written description, I mean what he actually does & for whom he actually works. What is he there to do?
If he's actually serving business over the will of the people then he's probably good at his "job" in the eyes of big business and billionaires.
Feb 10 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
“It’s easy to ridicule Florida, or cite ‘Florida Man.’ But the Florida of today is the America of tomorrow,” ... 1/
“If you put these culture wars into context, there’s always a bigger issue at play. This time, it’s 2024, and Florida is being used as a laboratory for policies and practices concerning higher education that will be unveiled at the national level.”
Feb 9 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Gaslighting in the office is subtler. A colleague or manager might exclude you from an important meeting or activity, or fail to share information about a project.
They might tell you they will complete an important team project, then deny they ever offered to, says Sondra Levitt, a Korn Ferry Advance career coach. Or they might spread gossip about you and your ability to succeed at your job.
Dec 6, 2022 • 32 tweets • 8 min read
2021: “Over the last 11 months the railroads have used the pandemic to further reduce manpower at the expense of safety. ... I implore anyone who might be watching who has the authority to act to please act now." -Jason Cox (union official)."
"Yes, people talked about having to show up to work sick. ... But they also talked about a lot of other issues that have been minimized in the last several months, issues that matter to the entire American public." 2/ vice.com/en/article/g5v…
Oct 13, 2021 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
What history will say about us
"If the 2020s were really so bad, someone would have done something."
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.
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? 2/
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 1/
Impeachment is about "public inquiry into public men. It's a vital check on the Executive Branch. It says to the people and the world, "this is who we are," through protection & restoration of our constitutional tenets and norms.
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.
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,
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.
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...
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.
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.