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Lyricist. Poet. Gamer. Complainer. She/Her. “I like it because it is bitter and because it is my heart.”
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Jan 20 5 tweets 1 min read
If your six year old can access your guns then they are not “secure” and that single, stubborn lie makes everything else in this statement suspect. I’m sorry. But if your six year old got to your gun, took it to school, and SHOT HIS TEACHER and you still refuse to acknowledge the reality that your gun was, in fact, not secure, nothing else you say can be trusted.
Jan 17 7 tweets 2 min read
My theory is that it isn’t a big mystery why many people might find the escapism provided by theme parks compelling.

I have another theory that just hating on people you know nothing about isn’t a substitute for a personality. Image Look, I could go on in depth about Disney park problems, and, yes, fan base has oodles of problematic elements, but I find it interesting that the more non-white Disney parks get, the more white liberals feel the need to invent nonsense about it.
Dec 26, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
One of the main things “The Twitter Files” has exposed is how many established publications have allowed right wing nutjobs to write for them. None of these people are good or ethical journalists. Yet they got a place on the page while actual journalists scraped for jobs. So these outrage porn hucksters were given shards of legitimacy in an anything-for-engagement media landscape.
Dec 26, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Everyone else keeps pointing out that Haberman clearly offered positive spin and coverage to Trump world in exchange for access. Which isn’t really news; it’s been obvious for a long time.

My question is different. My question is that we frequently see her name tagged onto a list of other bylines where actual investigative reporting is happening that exposes the GOP.

How much of that investigative reporting has she traded or sabotaged for access?
Dec 24, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
This year’s first holiday family drama has hit and my Mom is scrambling. Let the games begin! There’s a family member who my parents have sent a gift basket to every year for at least a decade (probably more). They have never sent anything back. Not even a card. Sometimes they call to say thank you.

This year my Mom decided to only send them a card.
Dec 24, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
It is in the low 30’s and still dropping. It’s so cold it woke me up.

I go through hurricane seasons to avoid this shit.

I demand to see a manager. I do not understand how some of you do this every year where it gets this cold or colder. Fuck this.

I’m wearing half the clothes I own and I have the heat on.
Aug 24, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
30 years ago today my family and I walked outside our battered home after surviving a night we didn’t think we’d survive, to find absolute devastation in every direction for as far as anyone could see. Thirty years later and these lies about “looting” still piss me off.

There was no looting because most people had no electricity, running water, food, or shelter. There were people foraging for supplies to survive. That is not “looting.”
Aug 23, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
“We can’t make good movies anymore because there aren’t DVD sales” is the biggest BS. And it’s also the same wrong BS the movie industry has always whines about every time technology advances. Movie execs opposed television, home video recorders, DVDs, TiVo / Streaming, and digital ownership.

They always oppose new technology then eventually capitalize off it, then oppose the next thing.

All while abusing and twisting copyright laws.
Aug 23, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
One of the GOP YouTube commercials that keep getting shoved into my viewing is a local scumbag pretending to be offering Hurricane preparedness tips, but it’s all a guise to talk about how expensive it will be to prepare because of Biden policies.

It is so infuriating. As a survivor of multiple hurricanes, I cannot communicate how offensive and revolting it is to watch this shameless pile of skin smirk his way through his propaganda moment.

I would get banned from Twitter if I explicitly shared what I wanted to befall him.
Jul 13, 2022 14 tweets 3 min read
Okay, fellow white women, let’s make this a teachable moment and then hopefully I’ll go back to never thinking about this self-victimizing disgrace again. This shit is NOT IT. ImageImage 1. If you’re listening to Black women that’s awesome. If you think they’re the ONLY ones you need to make amends with or talk to, then you’re putting all the burden onto Black women. Also? We saw how she picked and chose who counted. Her anti-Blackness was not limited to women.
Jun 30, 2022 6 tweets 1 min read
In 2016 they told us not to call out white supremacy. It was “alienating” and only made it worse to label them “deplorable.”

They insisted it was all about economic anxiety and shamed anyone trying to address the racism coming from both the podbro left and the Trump right. Now, as we try to point out once again that their mantras against Democrats are further emboldening and lending cover to white supremacy we’re being “too mean.”
Jun 30, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Attn white dudes: the majority of my white woman demographic is a whole ass problem, but you can have ALL THE SEATS.

The majority of the white electorate is to blame for all of this, and before you get so comfortable pointing your fingers, don’t forget to look in the mirror. A lot of you are getting very, very cosy lecturing white women about losing their own rights without having any heat for your buddies and brothers.
Jun 30, 2022 12 tweets 2 min read
If you look at the GOP primaries going into 2016, you see that nearly every single candidate knew Trump was an unprincipled disaster. They knew he would be a criminal that would poison their well. But the white supremacists they’d been dog whistling and playing footsie with loved him. He laid bare all the actual filth propping up their fake civility.

So, one by one, they came around and eventually signed on whole hog. Because they knew 2016 was for the Supreme Court.
Jun 30, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Since we’ve now reached the stunning ignorance portion of our story where the damage magic bean peddling opportunists have wrought is being mindless parroted by high profile rubes who should actually know better, I’ll just answer the question. 1. Why haven’t they codified Roe?
— They haven’t had the votes.

2. Why can’t they get rid of the filibuster?
— They do not have the votes.
Jun 29, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Strange New Worlds has turned me back into the Trek whisperer for all my Trek tourism friends and I’m equal parts amused and guilty about it all the time. Them: “OMG! I love Spock’s girlfriend!”

Me: …

Them: “What?”

Me: …

Them: “WHAT?”
Jun 29, 2022 9 tweets 2 min read
Love all the “Dems suck as messaging” takes in my mentions.

First of all most of you just skip or wave off the fact that we have a 24/7 right wing propaganda machine pumping white supremacist conspiracy into the ether 24/7. Jealousy over FOX market share compromised most major network news to a mess of bothsidesism and outrage porn. Except for the “liberal” networks that parade their regular pundits on from the Left to bash Democrats.
Jun 28, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
At some point a media account with influence needs to have the moral courage to call out the way their peers have gotten comfortable using “KHive” as a slur and a dogwhistle to dismiss the concerns of mainstream Black Democrats that often have no association with KHive, None of the people that use that term pejoratively have any idea how the KHive started, which accounts coined it, or who considers themselves part of it. They don’t understand how average Democrats, especially Black Democrats, might follow some accounts but not *be* KHive.
Jun 28, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
“We won you all three branches of the government. You’re in control! Do something.”

No. And this is where you all trumpet your lack of a civics education. In fact, 2016 you gave away the Judicial branch for a fucking generation to a bunch of fundamentalist psychopaths because you thought this was all a game.

So if you scoffed and showed your ass and played burn-the-witch in 2016, you can have ALL THE SEATS right now.
Jun 27, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
A lot people complain about how “establishment Dems” put too much emphasis on norms and bipartisanship. I get frustrated with this myself. I don’t like when we give Republicans any credit, even if I understand why it’s sometimes part of necessary strategy.

However… A lot of the people (especially loud “influencers”) who yell loudest about this often promote a lot of ideas that are outside the rule of law or spirit of the law. Their logic is that the GOP does it so we should, too.
Jun 27, 2022 10 tweets 2 min read
So, I’m not even sure who even understands this, but a lot of what “do something” types seem to be parroting that they want to happen almost all comes down to one thing — nuking the Senate filibuster.

Let’s explore that a little more. I touched on this in my expand the court thread, but it’s worth talking about by itself.

If we do it, the filibuster is dead. We’ll call it a carve out, but that’s just semantics. It’s dead.

Whether you think that’s good or bad, the timing, imho, would be suicide.
Jun 27, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Fact: The House is not our problem right now. The House has passed multiple bills covering the first step of that “codify into law” stuff most of you learned five minutes ago. The House has successfully made a methodical public case against the ongoing GOP coup.

So… Why are you seeing so many people attacking Nancy Pelosi and pretending like one member of the House from TX (who has proved that he can win a seat we need to hold the majority) has any bearing on the current situation?