Again, contra the lame "oh so you blindly trust the US govt" line from the above uhh journalists, the actual things to weigh:
Side 1- Israeli govt, US govt, every open-source analyst on this site & most importantly, the fact that the hospital was not destroyed
Side 2- Hamas' word
Oct 18 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
A lot of people I respect really, really showed their asses. And if they want to be able to maintain any sort of 'high ground' when it comes to journalistic integrity, really should at least make a basic statement that they got out over their skis.
And of course a lot of people who I don't really respect, but I don't expect them to ever admit they were wrong. Because that's just not what people do #onhere.
Oct 14 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Just did a focus group with swing voters. One lady was drinking Campbell's clam chowder out of her purse thru a straw. One man asked, "Wait is Biden the Republican or Democrat?" Another inquired who the "sexy black broad" next to him was. Most were interested in voting 3rd party.
"Swing" voters are the dumbest people on earth. There is no need to treat them as virtuous. I get that not everyone follows politics like we do, but the gulfs b/w the 2 parties (and party leaders) have never been greater and if you can't figure them out, you are very, very dumb.
Sep 24 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
"Free Speech" absolutist Christopher Rufo celebrating a ruling that says drag performances are not protected speech because.......reasons. Definitely another Principled Free Speech guy.
And then when asked to substantiate why it's not free speech, just pivots to calling guy a pedo who wants children to watch porn (the case was about a drag performance at a college aka all adults)...and then all his followers do the same.
Sep 24 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
This is literally free speech in action. The company does not want to have their ads associated with a rapist, so they have decided to not advertise on the platform hosting the rapist. It's not a complicated concept.
These people have so bastardized the term "free speech", to a point where it's completely unrecognizable. Nobody should play along with their word games.
Aug 16 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Lol...just lol. The absolute most pathetic Trump bootlicker (save for Michael Tracey). https://t.co/v0Kx3ORGpn
What exactly did Trump do that was illegal? There's a long list of charges. Surely you, an actual lawyer (at some point) could rebut these charges factually, instead of this vague, conspiratorial 'hurr durr Deep State take down Mr. anti-establishment' nonsense. But nope.
Jul 6 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
TFW people were "extremely annoying" to you when you said that closing schools during a global pandemic was a bigger blunder than the Iraq War.
Nate's brain became completely fried by covid discourse (and my pet theory, him not being allowed to go play poker at the casino) and constantly says 'non-data based' shit that old Nate would mock constantly. He, like all the other RWers, is obsessed with the lab leak theory.
Jun 20 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Finally able to read that big WaPo piece (that all the usual suspects are celebrating as if it says that Garland personally ordered everyone to stand down) and my reaction is...that's it? Garland was concerned with not giving off the appearance of weaponizing the DOJ? No shit.
I mean, indicting the former president of the United States is a BFD (no matter how much people On Here want to pretend it's not). So they wanted to do it by the book and some people under them disagreed. And it's not even clear whether it actually changed the TL? Wow!
Jun 12 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Welp, it finally happened. Glenn Greenwald going full 'anti-anti-gay' and getting in on the 'groomer' discourse that all his best friends and allies are pushing. Only surprised that it took this long.
This is the context for what he was approvingly citing. They are grooming your children to be gay/trans!
Jun 11 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Glenn Greenwald 2013: I'm doing bold, adversarial journalism to hold the powerful accountable
Glenn Greenwald 2023: It is imperative that the powerful (whom I do NOT support) do NOT get held accountable.
Jun 10 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Rather than simply just take the L and admit he got it wrong, Will Stencil is calling for people to doxx me now. Totally normal behavior from a totally normal guy.
"It's hard not to see this as yet another abuse of power by an establishment desperate to see him ineligible"
Glenn always knows the real motives. And it's The Establishment being terrified of Trump's Bold, Non-Interventionist Mindset. Pay no attention to the actual case.
Jun 9 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
God this guys TL is crazy rn. He is just having an absolute meltdown (over the president who he does NOT support).
Jun 9 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Oh yeah dude, the GOP has just definitely been 'giving a pass' to high profile Dems when it comes to criminality. They've been completely benevolent.
They 'didn't prosecute Hillary' because again, they had nothing. They put together endless investigations to find something. For years. Even decades. Comey didn't just 'choose' not to prosecute her on the EMAILS thing, he found that she very obviously didn't break the law.
Jun 9 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
There's heavy delusion and then there's "believing that James Comey tried to HELP Hillary Clinton win the election with his actions in 2016 b/c he was desperate to see him lose" alternate reality, you-need-to-be-instantly-committed level delusion.
Also, Comey 'all but admitted' aka 'did not admit,' because it was very clear that she did not do crimes. That's why they didn't charge her. He still took the time to attack her publicly though (a common behavior when you're' desperate for her to win').
Jun 9 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Reallll quiet on the Do Something Dudes TLs for some odd reason...
Brian tweeted some thing about DeSantis at the exact time that the Trump news broke...and then apparently logged off for the night lol.
Jun 7 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Boy, the people who screamed that Garland appointing Jack Smith was just a delay tactic to run out the clock sure are looking real great now.
Ie. this person
May 31 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Is this guy ever right about anything? Like, ever?
And on and on...wrong and wrong.
May 30 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
If you think about it, what I'm doing (obsessively whining on Twitter) really isn't that different from another famous non-electoral activist. I am talking about, of course, Martin Luther King.
Just having a normal weekend.
May 30 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Basketball is good again.
May 26 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Ahhh man, Jeff Stein Jeff Steining again. Somehow he always gets the magic 'Dems are blowing' it reporting, and 'somehow' it always turns out to be wrong.
Jeff did this over and over at Vox- report something from a 'source' that sounded to good to be true about the Dems being failures , which naturally caused this site to meltdown and then...'oops my bad'.'
He got a major promotion out of it. Says so much about the 'profession.'