Same thing happened in Wisconsin. The people of that state voted to participate in the Affordable Care Act and their government just ignored that too, as they AGAIN are gerrymandering themselves into a very lopsided and undeserved majority.
Sep 23, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Florida's thinking about rescinding measles & mumps vaxx mandates for schools now.
Hello y'all, just a regular voter here and I've been wanting to share some thoughts. 1/ #VotingRightsAct #InfrastructurePackage #Reconciliation
Let's talk about passing the two infrastructure bills and the #VotingRightsAct for a bit okay? I know the process isn't exactly what you'd like and I know you've got donors who aren't too keen on some of the proposals, like prescription drug prices for instance.
Aug 18, 2021 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
I'm seeing over and over the pandemic has (re)taught us something VERY important: work to live, don't live to work.
I thought maybe I'd thread my thoughts on that, so here we go. #HowToHuman
Y'all, the work habits of Americans have driven me crazy for years now. I've lost count of how many 60-80 hour a week workers I've talked into toning it down.
"If you're always working how can you enjoy the fruits of your labor?" 2/
May 12, 2021 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
The Virginia GOP just nominated for governor the hedge fund billionaire ex CEO of The Carlyle Group, who personally hosted Osama Bin Laden's brother at a gala dinner on September 11, 2001.
Because they're the party of "patriots" & the "working class."
The best part about it? They had a train wreck of a primary designed to weed out the trumpies so this guy could win. He played on about "election integrity," but that's the old white supremacist dog whistle party line anyway.
May 10, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
That Howie Long commercial where everything breaks when he sits on it is kind of the story of my life. Nothing is made for tall & large people.
If you're a few inches over/under the average you spend a lifetime reaching or bending over.
And just fyi, when I'm asked to reach something for someone short I always, always do it. And with a smile to boot.
May 6, 2021 • 14 tweets • 5 min read
So redistricting season is almost upon us and in light of the #WeThePeopleAct I thought maybe a primer on gerrymandering might be in order.
Unusually for me we're not gonna do a ton of history here, I just think it's important for folks to know some of the process.
In a nutshell the Constitutionally mandated census is how we figure out how many seats each party gets in Congress, & the state houses.
This process used to be pretty anodyne until MA passed a law in 1812 that entrenched the Democratic-Republican party's power in the state.
May 6, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
I'm of the opinion that history will determine Reagan killed the GOP.
He made them hate their own government and normalized lying.
Don't believe me?
-the fairness doctrine
-the social safety net
-trust in government
-separation of powers
-respect for poor folks
The list goes on, but most importantly he was a rabid racist to boot.
Apr 9, 2021 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
I spent two hours yesterday disabusing my 22 year old son of the notion of "alpha male."
It was EXHAUSTING but I'm pretty sure I got through to him. #ParentingNeverStops
This "alpha male" BS is being peddled on YouTube & in podcasts as self help.
When my boy said "red pill/blue pill" I about lost my damn mind.
Feb 5, 2021 • 37 tweets • 8 min read
White Supremecy Everywhere
White folks, we need to talk. There's a white supremacy problem in this nation that goes far beyond Nazis & the KKK. It's not all men in camo playin' cosplay soldier.
And to illustrate this, I'm going to tell my story. 1/
Because the true, cold hard reality is this: all white people are white supremacists in some way, or have been. You may think you're not, but I bet you've done things to belittle a non white person and not known it.
Looking back, I sure have. And that's not easy to write.
Jan 14, 2021 • 10 tweets • 5 min read
How long until this the average Mar-a-Lago guest I wonder?
Once toxic trump starts waking up to empty halls and a lonely 40ft buffet every morning he'll have to pay the mortgage somehow.
Let's take a journey into the future shall we?
I present to you, MAGA-Lago: 1/
Of course the neighborhood will have a bit more traffic, the faithful will have a yearly hajj to bask in the warm glow of their #OrangeGodEmperor.
"Did you see all my fans in the boats? Nobody's ever seen anything like it before," he'd say to his frustrated neighbors. 2/
Jan 11, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Omg Mike Pence just showed up at the White House for the first time in days. #25thAmendment?
Seriously people. Trump hasn't talked to Pence since insurrectionists were screaming "hang Mike Pence" on their way in the doors. Not one word.
Jan 5, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Eleven of the fourteen Senators objecting to certification come from former Confederate states or territories.
What does that tell you?
It tells ME that the worst post Civil War event in our nation's history thus far was the killing of Reconstruction. All else follows from there.
Fun fact: monied interests killed Reconstruction using fear tactics about the left & PoC.
A close up of lichen, usually the last green before the long night of winter. #WintersComing
Oct 23, 2020 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
I've been thinking a lot lately about naysayers. Folks who always find a reason to latch on to things that tell them "that can't happen."
This is natural humanity imo, so I'm not knockin' it, but I do wanna talk about it in the context of November 3rd.
Any of y'all that read my stuff know I'm pretty bullish about this election, and Biden's chances. Hell I'm pretty bullish in general when it comes down to it. I ain't into astrology but I'm just sayin' it's odd I'm a Bull.
But I'm a thinker too. Possibly good at it.
Oct 9, 2020 • 20 tweets • 4 min read
This right here is offensive as HELL to me. And I'm gonna tell you why. 1/
<A Quick Thread>
What we have to realize is the @GOP has come to place where they consider rules and laws are things that apply to OTHER people.
I'd like to extrapolate on that for a minute. #PartyOfCorruption
And this is no recent development. Think of how Nixon paid no legal price for his law breaking.
Literally hundreds of @GOP Members of Congress have openly flouted laws for generations and ended up with BETTER jobs in the private sector.
Oct 6, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Remember when House Republicans fell all over themselves laughing b/c they'd finally repealed the ACA?
Yeah that was awesome.
Then they had beers and laughs about it later with donnie in the Rose Garden.
Hilarious how people are gonna die ain't it?
Sep 15, 2020 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
<A Thread on Our Current State of Affairs>
We used to one community everywhere. All of us. I actually hoped we'd spread that to the world.
But the poltical parties' unending quest to take and keep power, especially the GOP, have destroyed our sense of community.
Where are all the mini democracies we used to depend on daily? Our PTAs, our unions, our (yes) community organizations, our heavily attended town hall meetings?
We no longer listen to each other and instead scream at each other from afar, then wonder how we got here.