@CriticalThotPhD and everyone else has been enjoying #SquidGames. I am a huge fan of Korean thriller cinema (not so much the television dramas but I think that's about to change.) So here's a primer on some essential viewing if you're Korean curious:
Welcome to all my new followers. My feed is mostly:
-Promoting the interests of Biden-Harris admin,
-Keeping folks apprised of the progress on federal judges and SCOTUS in general,
-Fundraising for Dem Senate candidates,
-Hot takes on California politics
I used to drag people a lot more when it was still primary season.
Last night was the most comprehensive dragging I've done of the punditry in a long time. Glad you all enjoyed it, and I hope it gives you a sense of how little I think of political journalists.
One thing you should know is that I am very stubborn and opinionated. Some call it conviction. For example, at no point did I waver from my position that Gavin would win by double digits.
This puts me in conflict with people who want to Doomtweet every time anything happens.
Turnout in the early voting period of this election exceeded all turnout in the 2014 midterms, and hit the 40% benchmark before election day. We are on pace to shatter all turnout records in an off-off year election in the middle of September.
Good morning. It is #ElectionDay in California. Here are the final early vote numbers before the polls open for the #NoOnRecall election. We had a final surge of more than 415K votes after @POTUS' rally.
Do Floridians and Texans always have this weird jealousy about California outclassing them in every measurable metric? Because I wasn’t aware of it until just now.
Like, sorry we create the arts and music you enjoy, have a larger economy, better higher ed, superior climate, and more job opportunities. Is this because our Democratic leaders also look like movie stars?
Add up Texas and Florida’s combined GDP and it’s still less than California’s.
They only exceed us in population if you add them together 🤣
Some of you are disrespecting Justice Stephen Breyer a little too much because he refuses to say when he will retire. Read between the lines. He says he's not going to die on the Court - that means he intends to retire with @POTUS picking his successor.
@POTUS His likely successor, Kentanji Brown Jackson, has been on the D.C. Circuit for less than three months. Elevating her now opens her up to attacks on her experience, the same way Dems attacked (foolishly, imo) Justice ACB's experience.
@POTUS Justice Breyer is 83. Yes, he's old. He's also never had cancer like RBG did.
And a lot of you seem to forget that he saved Obamacare just last term and Roe v. Wade as recently as 2016. Have some goddamn respect.
We all have to remember that the union is still the nerve center of the whole thing. The violent socialists who threatened their families can be marginalized. They already have to replace the entire staff
The mass resignations and looting of the treasury were planned in advanced, I've been told. Which means they might have nominal control of the brand in the state, but the operational power remains in the hands of the state party leaders. Reid, Sisolak, Cortez-Masto and the like
If we start from the presumption that these people are idiots and incapable of governance (as seen in their running of the SF School Board), then a little infighting among their ranks may be sufficient to open some juicy feuds
Californians have already been moving en masse to Salt Lake City, Missoula, and Boise. These three states have been experiencing massive population growth because of California expats. Give us a decade and we’ll have them purple.
I’m reading Twitter with a glossary and the British order of succession right now
Thing is, I understand the racism part just fine, it sounds like what @VP had to endure during the primary. It’s just that the references to all the characters’ shady behaviors going back decades is hard to grasp without looking it up.
Herman Cain is probably the highest profile Republican to die from COVID-19, but this thing is ravaging the GOP from top to bottom. So here's a compilation of electeds who have perished because of their recklessness:
REMINDER: This charlatan knows nothing about the federal appellate bench. You can tell he's bullshitting because he uses the phrase "very fine." Nobody describes federal judges this way except laymen trying to sound smart.
"Why I'm Giving Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Brett Kavanaugh, and Bill Barr The Benefit of the Doubt"
I’m just so petty. @SenBlumenthal clerked for an appellate and a SCOTUS judge, and served as US Attorney for Connecticut (remember the DOJ? The place you pretend like you work at?), and CT Attorney General.
Neither Cruz nor Hawley have that resume. You’re a joke.