Second, what about anything @NancyPelosi has ever done, said, or Tweeted would lead you to believe that she won't look Trump in the eye and tell him exactly what's what everytime it is necessary?
She is an unflinching critic of Trump, that will not change.
Democrats protesting other Democrats over fucking climate change legislation that even when passed will never make it through the Senate in any form and even if it did would earn an instant veto by Trump.
These #FiveWhiteGuys are willing to go nuclear in order keep the woman most responsible for leading us to, what turned out to be, the greatest Congressional #BlueWave in our party's history from the office she is the most qualified for, by leagues.
Damn, 2016 on repeat.
Because #FiveWhiteGuys ganging up on a far superior woman is just great optics for our new Democrratic majority to embrace.
I thought that shit had happened enough TO our
party, now we have it IN our party.
Such fun, except actually the exact opposite of that.
Thanks to @Uber for saddling me with de facto cleaning fees in relation to my health related visits to Chicago last week. The fees were more than half the costs of the already too expensive $35 rides and only one of them could partially be attributed to me.
The rides took place after medical tests and, not feeling well I sat one of my bags on the ground and when i picked it up it had picked up a small bit of salt that was transferred to the seat. It was a small area of perhaps 2" x 3" and faint.
When i disembarked at home the driver informed me and i apologized as profusely as i could and offered an array of options to solve the problem immediately. The driver refused all of my and kept insisting everything was fine.
Southern universities are often filled to the brim with social and political conservatives departmentally and administratively. Texas A&M and University of Mississippi are good examples. Brigham Young, Taylor, Liberty, Union...George Fox...I could go on and on.
If you decide on a small liberal arts college or somewhere in the NE then, of course. But even the hallowed Ivy League and the schools like Stanford have tons of conservatives. Condi Rice ran Stanford FFS.
Scream this til your blue in the face but it's false.
At many large universities, in fact, departments are often divided by the liberal and conservative professors. I actually attended a midsize liberal arts college and my professors were mostly moderate to liberal, but mainly due to my disciplines.
Our problems will only get worse if we decide to coddle the actual bad people. Not calling racism what it is, allows it to flourish unchecked.
If a white person is uncomfortable with a black candidate because they're black, that's fucking racism.
And yes, they are fucking racists. Your argument would necessarily lead to Democrats, wanting to win, deciding not to select black candidates because that might limit their electoral reach. Which might then cause the party itself to reject black candidates.
Congratulations Senator! You've provided the recipe for taking everyday racism and turning it into institutional / systemic racism in three easy to follow steps.
What's your game here Bernie? I really don't fucking understand who you are talking to, nor why.
Twitter wants you to believe their algorithm is an unbiased distributor of the tweets published by those you follow, that shadow banning doesn't exist, all suspensions are justifiable, and that they promote no particular political ideology.
For many, many months I have publicly complained about the fact that after publishing popular threads that were critical of Trump, supportive of Clinton, or just before or after important events that my account would take sudden, unexplainable nose dives in popularity.
Usually these periods lasted from four to ten days and then my account would inexplicably return to baseline, which for me has been between 250,000 to 400,000 impressions a day.
During these periods my impressions will fall to as few as 35,000 a day.
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The truth is that we have become a nation who has become accustomed to getting information and news for free while also becoming ad adverse.
Producing good content is not free, however. And it never will be.
If, like me, you admire the work of writers like @sarahkendzior, @Shakestweetz, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and organizations like @wonkette it is important to make sure they can do it. Find ways to contribute financially to their efforts to bring the truth to our computer screens.
I had some scary medical tests the other morning in Chicago. The keep you awake all night kind. The get you out of bed and wake your host up to tell him you're going for a walk at 3:43 in the morning kind.
We have a number of "Golden" restaurants here, of the Nugget, Ticket, and Corral variety.
It was one those.
The open 24 hours for people like me at times like this kind.
There was one server, one busperson, the cook, and me.
I never looked at her name.
That is not like me. I look at names. They matter because people matter, because she matters.
She matters because it's 4am and she is a single Latino mother in Donald Trump's America.
We are constantly reminded of the fact that it is his by the televisions.
I think it's a good exercise for everyone. Over half of what they reported was provably false, a good twenty percent was exaggeration, or facts presented w/o context.
What was most troubling was the sobriety that all of it was reported with. If you were stuck in a waiting room, or a food court, and we're just catching words or phrases it would be difficult to sort fact from fiction.
If you are at all convinced already, near impossible.
It is, in many ways, an exercise in self-flagellation, but I'm a firm believer in exposing oneself to the arguments and information accessed by your rhetorical opponent.
It keeps you on your toes; strengthens your resolves.
How do you solve a problem like @Politico? Who, in tandem with its MSM cohorts from both old & new media, continue to engage in misogynistic propaganda intended to bend the narrative arc where they wish?
Damn! It never happens that just before something major like, say important midterm elections for instance, that some media outlet will publish a piece about how awful @HillaryClinton is and much we @TheDemocrats hate her and wish she'd go away.
And I've never written a thread about how toxic and onvious that bullshit is and I've never had a bunch of bunny rabbit dumbasse fill my comments with sage pieces of advice about "moving on" and focusing on what matters."