That video that Breitbart is using as evidence for Silicon Valley's supposed bias against the right actually shows that you installed good people and true Patriots into leadership positions at Google. It shows men and women w/ great. critical thinking skills.
The leaders at @Google who spoke of their anxieties, distress, and fears in the days following the 2016 American coup, spoke to the same concerns expressed by the majority of Americans, and Indeed, the majority of people from around the globe.
That so many of their fears have proven all too prescient @Google should make you proud, and not running to legal or press relations crafting responses to complaints from a group of people who amount to nothing more than a sliver of the minority populating Trump's troll army.
Well, if you're part of the evil fucking Republican Party cabal that has been playing footsie with #Russia and accepting money laundered donations via the @NRA you would want to draw some heat away from your guy. Right?
Two words: Hillary Clinton.
No one has more reliably distracted the media from the real story for Republicans more than @HillaryClinton.
She is literally the goose who lays the golden egg for Republicans.
What are the best ways Republicans have found to get themselves out of the hot seat?
Dislike her if you will, but this is not an accurate historical portrait. When Clinton invoked the specter of a "vast right wing conspiracy" she was not talking about any of the women as individuals, or think that ANY of them were actors in that conspiracy.
If #BrettKavanaugh is confirmed he will be the most hyper partisan & corrupt Justice to ever be seated on this nation's highest Court.
David Brock has written that Kavanaugh belonged to a group of toxic conservatives who were all groomed to radicalize our discourse.
And we aren't talking semi toxic. We are talking Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, Ann Coulter, and Matt Drudge among others. Each of them recognized as forces to be reckoned with among even the most powerful in conservative circles.
This group of cohorts have much in common. Each has lowered the bar of decency, civility, and honesty in this country in very specific ways.
More disturbing is the obvious and dangerous racism that permeates the professional output of every single one of them.
I believe @jack when he says that he thinks that @Twitter does not engage in shadow banning.
But I don't for a second believe that it doesn't.
There is too much evidence from their own analytics to suggest otherwise.
It happens to me, and a few others I know, quite often.
Shadow banning is the practice of limiting the exposure of a users published tweets within their own and outside areas of influence. It affects where tweets & placed on others ' timelines and can be used to, if not fully censor them, then certainly greatly limit their impact.
It also a joke that Jack believes that Twitter does not engage in political profiling.
Again, the evidence to suggest otherwise is too plentiful.
Many of us have watched in utter disbelieve as conservative trolls were not even cautioned for egregious TOS violations.
The Unindicted Co-conspirator In Chief's point about the South is unfortunately going to appear far truer than it is when his southern supporters call this "Fake News" and stand around with their fingers in their ears going "Nyah. Nyah. Nyah." #Fear
This book must be packed with one reckless episode after another, and one gets the sense that the reviewer was trying hard to limit the scope of the review to as small a sample as possible.
There is clearly going to be much more in the book because given the revolving door nature of this administration's staff changes very few individual names even make the cut. Bannon only appears in one anecdotal arguments with Ivanka, who also only shows up once.
This might sound inappropriate but I'm just so tired. I would have hoped that @YourAnonCentral or @th3j35t3r would have intervened at this point.
Why is every hacker in the world coming for Democrats and any good person who tries to stop them hacked or threatened?
Why is no one hacking to get Trump's taxes? Or the paper trails that must exist regarding #TrumpRussia? Or for mountains of data that must exist detailing Trump's corruption? Or emails showing the racist bullshit you know Bannon's emails probably include?
I mean Trump still uses his regular phone! Are you kidding me? Are there no hackers who aren't fucking evil assholes willing to throw themselves onto the grenade for the sake all that is good and right in the world?
I challenge every member of #TheResistance to spend at least one third of their social media time in the coming days actively fighting the illegitimate nomination of #BrettKavanaugh to #SCOTUS by the Unindicted Co-conspirator In Chief.
I would understand some organization like @NewYorker wanting to feature or interview Bannon if they took him to task regarding any of his dangerous and, frankly, deplorable beliefs about race, culture, the role of government, and what he believes about American democracy.
This man is a central architect of Trumpism and has been given access to power at the height of the American government.
And yet I've yet to see Bannon get up & walk out of an interview. Because, at this point, if Bannon is still seated at the end, you haven't done your job.
This is a man who upset his own daughter's wedding day because he was infuriated by the presence of three Jewish attendees. WTF?
That incident alone should have barred him from any position, key or not, at The White House.
Bannon is a proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing.
He's freezing wages for federal employees, of which roughly 30% are US Veterans. Every week there is another announcement of another company heading out of the US Market and his tariffs are bankrupting farmers.
First, about the actual content of the tweet, no, it's not hyperbole. I mean it, and here's why.
@HillaryClinton, after decades of Republican attacks, had become largely immune ceteris paribus because the attacks were seen by much of the electorate as being a product of Washington's hyper-partisanship, which they were.
The truth reveals itself eventually in such observational nuggets like the above quoted tweet by @thenation's @joanwalsh.
But really this is a fact of life on @Twittet that women, particularly those from the left like Walsh, have been forced to grow accustomed.
The ways and the frequency with which the kinds of incidents Walsh describes take place is, of course, of great concern. More troubling, however, is the now predictable non-response/inaction @TwitterSupport so often answers these complaints.
And, of course, he supports full funding and expansion of ACA or even moving to Medicaid for All because allowing other human beings to suffer is, you know, actual violence.
Bryan also supports the expansion of early childhood development programs, Headstart, and WIC.
Bryan knows endemic racism within law enforcement communities has created a dangerous situation for everyone and supports mandatory regular mental health support for all Officers, increased training, a "weapons as last support" policy.
And it's real progressive, bte to sit at a super exclusive invite only dinner table w/ Vladimir Putin, Michael Flynn, and a scary group of Russian Oligarchs.
What part of that math problem makes no sense?
I'd go w/ the person Putin did not know and should not have heard of.
It's just a coincidence, and not at all troubling in your mind that a woman w/ zero chance of doing anything other than what she did, act as a spoiler, ends up inexplicably sitting at a dinner with key players of the #TrumpRussia conspiracy merely months before the primaries. 3/
And one of those things was most certainly that even when we disagree with much or even mosr of a person politics or ideas, that when that same person had given their life to the service of others or our nation that we put our egos aside and acknowledge that.
At the very least we don't mock/spit on their memory like an indignant child refusing to shake hands w/ a competitor simply for being better than they.
And McCain was better at being all of the good things than Trump could ever hope. Not the least a human being.
I'm old enough to know just how often the Republican body politic has held a Democrat or Democrats upto a certain ethical or practical standard only to completely abandon it for their own later.
The level of hypocrisy in these moments has been utterly stunning.
So stunning, in fact, that it has opened up a credibility gap that will not close for generations.
From calling Bill Clinton a draft dodger & nicknaming him Slick Willie all the way down to Hillary's private server & Obama's final Supreme Court selection, it's been appalling.
The kinds of moral demands they have placed on our candidates and party and the ways in which they have defined or critiqued our patriotism has been so different tha it has become an inarguable fact that Democrats are held to the highest standard while they are held to none
People point to the $600,000 donation Graham recieved from Russian Oligarchs connected to Russian President Vladimir Putin, shortly before his about face, but I don't buy that.
That's actually not that much when you consider money in politics, it really isn't.
Graham went, and almost overnight, from being the most vocal and often only critic of Trump's in either the House or Senate, to rubber stamping his entire agenda as well as playing the role of softener of the blows on more than one occasion.