"Al Qaeda after 9/11 was not as much of a threat to us [as] this domestic movement of Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, militia men, neo-Nazis, Qanon types - what I would call ‘MAGA terrorists’."
My mini-rant tonight offers 5 reasons why the threat is worse now:
"Too many in the media bottled it. At some point we have to own this. Donald Trump and his mob succeeded in getting this far because we, the media, failed. We failed you."
I have been waiting four long years to say this. It's important.
In the end, Trump cost Republicans the Presidency, the Senate, and the House. The son of a bitch actually did it. He made America great again.
IMPORTANT: In the coming weeks expect Democrats to push respond to this moment by pushing for:
-more Internet censorship
This is the exact opposite of what we need to do. We need to address this problem at its root: systemic racism & injustice
11 year old, upon hearing a member of congress on the news say that today she and her colleagues feared for their lives: maybe now that you know how it feels you’ll do something about school shooters.
alright gang, let see what's making our web app so slow!
@email@example.com Marjorie Taylor Greene is a 9/11 conspiracy theorist that believes a plane never hit the Pentagon.
Imagine a Cheney inviting people to compare body counts. Facts:
* Despite 7 years of investigation, the US has never identified a single casualty of my whistleblowing (there are none).
* The Cheneys' wars caused more than 50,000 US casualties since 2000: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war https://twitter.com/Liz_Cheney/status/1344635242523619331
17 Equations that changed the world. 🧠
Post the quietest picture you have
Post the quietest picture you have https://twitter.com/emilywithcurls/status/1338686061325803520
The primary public figures still openly against ending the War on Whistleblowers are now down to John Brennan, Dick Cheney's progeny, and (literally) one tentacle-porn enthusiast. That's how far we've come.
The new District Attorney of Los Angeles County did not come to play. Sworn in and then posted this 2h later:
Refusing to seat the 126 Republican House signers-on to that lawsuit is an absolutely perfect example of the kind of thing Democrats do not have the spine to do but Republicans would do in a heartbeat were the partisan roles reversed. Wouldn't hesitate for a second.
Ugh yes this. It's also hella cliquish, and it's interesting that people will talk about making tech more welcoming but will adopt a string of drama-referencing, ultra-contextual, "you can tell if you belong here or not by whether you get it" in-joke screen names https://twitter.com/amynewell/status/1337471264756260869
Trying to imagine reaction if California sued Texas to prevent its electors from being seated. https://twitter.com/BryanLowry3/status/1336772075013464073
On my continuing quest to understand how Mitch McConnell, who had an approval rating of 18%, managed to win reelection by 57%, I dug even deeper🤔
The deeper I dig, the more I find the numbers out of Kentucky hard to swallow🙄
Here's a follow up on Kentucky's election results👇
Make all the jokes you want about slaying the Kraken, but all of its injuries have been self-inflicted.
These cases are all structure in a way that made them exceedingly likely to fail.
Sigmund Freud gets a lot of flak ........ much to the delight of his brother, Schaden Freud