Category: United States

What is war?

I’ve been to war, twice. Iraq in ‘09 and Afghanistan in 2011. I am just a fucking ER doc. But it was there, in the deserts far,far from home, that I made my bones as a newly board certified ER doc. It is around that time, I think that I lost my capacity to feel […]

Iran attacked US base in Iraq with ballistic missiles.

Iran attacked US base in Iraq with ballistic missiles. My educated guess: The US will hit selected Iranian targets in Iranian territory such as military facilities, possibly air force bases, oil production facilities, oil refineries, uranium enrichment facilities, highways etc. The reaction of the US will depend on whether the Iranian attacks killed any US […]

Qasem Soleimani

There are unconfirmed reports that Qasem Soleimani commander of Qods Force (Iran’s external security agency) has been killed in drone strikes. If true, this will be a major moment in US-Iran relations & Supreme Leader will undoubtedly see this as a major provocation/act of war I can’t understate how major this is. Not just a […]

US kills Iran’s most powerful general in Baghdad airstrike; Qassem Soleimani

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States killed Iran’s top general and the architect of Tehran’s proxy wars in the Middle East in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport early on Friday, an attack that threatens to dramatically ratchet up tensions in the region. The targeted killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite […]

“We have to beat Trump”

Earlier this fall, I had a convo that’s kept me up nearly every night since: A supporter told me that while they loved @runforsomething , they simply couldn’t make us a priority going into 2020. “We have to beat Trump,” they said. “Everything else is on hold.” Let’s be clear: That mentality — that winning […]

Rape

TW: rape. (Thread) I was raped in an apartment by 2, or maybe more, men. I know there were 2 because I saw their faces. The rape lasted several hours. There were more men in the room. They laughed. I don’t know if they raped me too. I shifted between consciousness and sleep. When I […]

Was the 2016 election legitimate?

Barr must resign bc his views of the law (unitary executive gibberish) are constructed backward fr/his politics (Trumpist extremist). He sounds fancy bc he’s a sophist. Here the “connotion” (?) that the gov is illegitimate is much less dangerous than an illegitimate government. After 2000, Scalia couldn’t brook even a *question* abt Bush v Gore. […]

MS-13

Donald J. Trump; We are getting MS-13 gang members, and many other people that shouldn’t be here, out of our Country! Authorities dealt a staggering blow to Long Island’s murderous MS-13 gang — busting 96 members and associates in the largest takedown of the notorious criminal group in New York state history, prosecutors announced Friday. […]

I believe I have some insights to offer

Dear liberal Twitter. I am a white male in a red rural area of a red southern state. I wear wrangler pants from Walmart to work, I drive a 4×4, I own a firearm. I am a fiscally conservative, socially liberal Democrat. But I look exactly like the magas, and work with my CONT.. Hands […]

New Quinnipiac poll: 2020 Dems

New Quinnipiac poll: 2020 Dems Biden 30% (+1 since one week ago) Warren 17% (+2) Sanders 16% (-1) Buttigieg 9% (-) Bloomberg 7% (+2) Klobuchar 3% (-) Yang 3% (-1) Booker 2% (+1) [everyone else 1% or less] The Democrats’ generational divide persists in the new Q poll —> Biden and Buttigieg lead among voters […]

As of today, I’m an Independent

I’ve always called myself Republican. I keep my Twitter feed generally apolitical & will continue to do so. Generally. But as of today, I’m switching parties. Over impeachment. The Republican positions aren’t consonant with intellectual honesty. As of today, I’m an Independent.

Based on rules of impeachment trials, Chief Justice Roberts, who will preside over any impeachment trial of Trump,

Based on rules of impeachment trials, Chief Justice Roberts, who will preside over any impeachment trial of Trump, must exclude both @senatemajldr McConnell and @LindseyGrahamSC from playing any role in the proceedings. Or demolish the credibility of @Scotus forever… .this is not even a close call. The only way any other decision can be made […]

Please stop referring to “Jewish” as if it only denotes a religion. It does not.

Please stop referring to “Jewish” as if it only denotes a religion. It does not. It denotes a people: religion, ethnicity, culture, history, & shared experience. No one is less Jewish b/c they do not practice Judaism. And many, many people practice Judaism who are not even religious! Anyway, I hope it goes w/out saying, […]

Some of the positions (not all I grant you) are consonant with intellectual honesty;

Bryan A. Garner; I’ve always called myself Republican. I keep my Twitter feed generally apolitical & will continue to do so. Generally. But as of today, I’m switching parties. Over impeachment. The Republican positions aren’t consonant with intellectual honesty. As of today, I’m an Independent. 1. ALL politicians use their official position to advantage themselves […]

WHAT WILL YOU DO to get out the vote?

WHAT WILL YOU DO to get out the vote? Will you carry voter registration cards and sign people up? Are you doing postcards? Have you picked a campaign for donations/volunteering? Tell me your plan to TURN 2020 BLUE, maybe it will inspire others to get involved. Fo example, if you currently work with a group […]

GOP is installing 45 as *dictator* right now

Folks are still in *massive* denial thinking 2020 US election is simply a matter of which Democraric candidate is most “electable”. Again; GOP is installing 45 as *dictator* right now. Why do y’all assume: 1) we’ll have an election 2) it will be fair 3) Biden won’t face same attack as Hillary faced 4) Trump […]

All I did was explain the strategy

Thread: All I did was explain the strategy. The Democrats took control of the House, learned that Mueller didn’t follow the money, and launched a legal battle to get Trump’s financials. Few understood what the Dems were doing and insisted on immediate impeachment. My goal since May has been to pump the brakes on impeachment […]

What did you discuss with Lev Parnas?

Martha: What did you discuss with Lev Parnas? Nunes: Well, I don’t even know because I never met Parnas… Martha: So you never had any phone conversation with him. Nunes: We have not been able to confirm that yet Martha: You don’t think you would remember? “Rudy Giuliani knows a lot of members of Congress […]

Sensenbrenner one-upping Lofgren on impeachments.

Starting a new thread. Sensenbrenner one-upping Lofgren on impeachments. He does not look well. Sensenbrenner disagrees with Gerald Ford on basis for impeachment, whatever a majority of the House could agree on. Sensenbrenner Claims inquiry arose out of Trump saying “do me a favor.” Um. No. It came out of the context of that. Sensenbrenner […]