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Nov 20, 2022 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
lmbo all because the right wing started yelling at him for, I guess, columbusing shadowbanning but for real
I know before I was like “this is a mistake because of the effects on democracy” but things have gone SO sideways so quickly that mostly I’m thinking this is a mistake because tr*mp is a much better poster than elon musk and has an animalistic intuition about who to bully
Oct 19, 2022 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
At this point, for people who live in Portland, the van abductions feel like a bad memory, a piece of weird local news lost in the mists of the terrible year that was 2020. theverge.com/c/23374765/por…
It’s worth revisiting that time feds in camouflage started snatching people into unmarked minivans — a tactic that was as frightening as it was inexplicable.
Oct 18, 2022 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
1) gen x sucks
2) to be honest, I'm a middle-to-late-millennial and as I watch boomer tendencies creeping into people I know, I'm beginning to suspect that hormonal shifts later in life play a much bigger role in society than we'd like to admit
and to be clear, I am thinking quite a lot about male menopause, exactly because it's a thing that no one thinks about or attributes irrational behavior to (therefore allowing its effects to run pretty unchecked)
Sep 29, 2022 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
can't believe a fucking flute is the current battleground of the culture war
dude why are you so mad about this fucking flute
The Uvalde police department is 60% of the municipal budget. The teachers were the ones that put their lives on the line. Police receive weapons, body armor, overtime, pensions; teachers are left buying their own classroom supplies. But this is the part that sticks out to me —
(1) horrific mismatch between active shooter training given to school district LE and other LE (2) 2195 training is being undercut by culture, implicit or explicit messaging by other LE that their lives matter more than kids’
May 26, 2022 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
In 2019, the state of Texas passed legislation that required schools to have a certain level of active shooter response security plan — in other words, a "hardening" of schools nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u…
According to its own security plan, the school district employed four police officers plus security staff — besides drills, metal detectors, motion detectors, security cameras, social media monitoring, and so on.
May 26, 2022 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
what the fuck is going on with the police scanner archive and the missing 18 minutes of audio? has anyone figured out what the hell is happening there?
like, someone please tell me it’s completely normal and okay for the uvalde police scanner archive to skip from 11:52 am to 12:10 pm
can't believe this ousted Naruto from #1 on the list of funniest monkey-related IP issues
May 18, 2022 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
the rise of the admin state is deeply troubling from a democratic standpoint but it's also not even in the top 50 most troubling things from a democratic standpoint in the united states of may 2022
hobbling the admin state, however, is definitely in the top 10 most troubling things from a "is everything about to get shittier for society, generally" in the united states of may 2022
Jan 10, 2021 • 20 tweets • 3 min read
honestly there has nothing been more flabbergasting than Democrats having faced down getting blown up / shot / kidnapped and then pretending like they have no power to do anything about it
It turns out it’s not that they didn’t care about their constituents, they’re just abject cowards who can’t even stand up for themselves in an ongoing emergency where the lack of consequences makes a second, third, fourth attack more likely????
Sep 22, 2020 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
Just a reminder that Signal calls and FaceTime Audio are both end to end encrypted.
and this is maybe beside the point and a distraction from a real horror show, but I will never get over the mental image of law enforcement trying to surveil and interrogate people to unmask the leader of antifa, and only amassing a giant file of who’s canceling whom on twitter