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(he/him) teacher, husband, knitter, historic street, action-adventure video game, weekly tabloid periodical, species of moth in the family Notodontidae ...
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Oct 18, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
MO: 5,988,927
MN: 5,303,925
CO: 5,029,196
IA: 3,046,355
AR: 2,915,918
KS: 2,853,118
UT: 2,763,885
NV: 2,700,551
NE: 1,826,341
ID: 1,567,582
MT: 989,415
SD: 814,180
ND: 672,591
WY: 563,626

TOTAL: 37,035,610
CA: 37,253,956
Oct 15, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
Apparently this thread I wrote two years ago is making the rounds on social media again. Welcome, new followers who found me because of it! If any of you haven't seen it, here you go: If you're interested in any updates, there really aren't any, except you can add to the list of grievances the fact that we're approaching a quarter of a million deaths due to gross incompetence, criminal negligence, and willful disregard for human life.
Sep 6, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
Come gather round press corps, wherever you roam
And admit that he'll never adopt a new tone
And accept it that you all got fleeced to the bone
Down the road to hell we're now stridin'
So you'd better wake up or our future is blown
And this time, please vote for Biden Listen Fox News Viewers, throughout the land
We Dems are not communists, please understand
We just think the healthcare in Europe looks grand
There's no antifa under beds hidin'
And those caravans of rapists have eroded like sand
So this time, please vote for Biden
Dec 15, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
My new hobby is taking graphs of economic data over time and indicating the year that Ronald Reagan was inaugurated, in case people find that helpful or informative. Oops. Forgot to add my favorite one. "Total Public Debt as Percent of GDP," or as I like to call it, "Thanks, Ronnie!"
Jul 15, 2019 12 tweets 4 min read
Like many of you, I recently realized that I have spent most of my life surrounded by people who are racist, yet insist that they are not. Here are some of the things I've heard them say. Feel free to play along.
#RacistRationalizations I'm not racist. I just assume that everyone of color who has a good job or a college degree must have gotten there thanks to affirmative action.
Jan 26, 2019 21 tweets 4 min read
In the wake of another TGIFederal Indictment Friday, an open letter to my parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews, all of whom -- save one brother's family -- voted for Trump. (thread) Hey extended family -

We're two years into Trump's presidency, and to say that a lot has happened is putting it mildly. I'm still flabbergasted and horrified that so many people I love voted for Trump, and I'd like to know where you stand in light of recent events.
Oct 6, 2018 21 tweets 4 min read
I recently learned that the prevailing narrative in my family is that I'm only against Trump because I'm gay, and that this is ridiculous because Trump isn't anti-gay.

I have so many problems with this idea that I had to write a thread. Here goes: To be more specific, my family believes that, because I'm gay and married to a man, I'm irrationally scared that Trump will take away my marriage license, even though, according to them, Trump supports LGBTQ. This is the story they tell themselves.
Jun 20, 2018 8 tweets 1 min read
"Both parties are basically the same!" he shouted, hoping that he would be heard over the noise of the play room filled with crying preschool-aged children in crisis. "Both parties are the same," he thoughtfully explained to the other passengers as the ICE agents boarded the bus and demanded everyone's ID.