Welcome to my daily behind-the-scenes thread on the impeachment trial. 1/ I have a vague recollection that my day started w a meeting w the Amtrak CEO (my work on other stuff doesn’t stop) but my memory is hazy after 8 hours and 100 questions. 2/ It’s now day 8 and habits are loosening up […]
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Trump claims Saudi Arabia has already deposited one billion dollars “in the bank” in exchange for US troops being sent. He then goes on to talk about South Korea paying $500 million for US troops defending them against North Korea. If it walks talks and acts like a mafioso gangster, maybe it’s a gangster…working that […]
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 […]
Two airbases housing US troops in Iraq have been hit by more than a dozen ballistic missiles, according to the US Department of Defence. Iranian state TV says the attack is a retaliation after the country’s top commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a drone strike in Baghdad, on the orders of US President Donald […]
There’s a *real chance* the Middle East ends up in a regional war that will kill tens of thousands or more for the exclusive reason that Trump was walking around Mar-a-Lago at the end of December bragging about how hard he’d hit Iran and basking in the glow of reflected bloodlust I mean Jesus imagine […]
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 […]
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. We had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
Every president & party has exploited and even bent the rules to pass an agenda. But the Trumpist GOP’s actual agenda is to bend and break the rules. Flouting the law is the point. It sets the stage for anything at all. McConnell & Graham saying they won’t be impartial jurors was bad, but openly […]
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 […]
The President suggests the former FBI Director should be sent to prison, although there is no credible accusation of a crime. At the same time Trump accuses House impeachment investigators of denying him due process, he continues to call for the jailing of his political enemies.
RT! This crazed and scary liberal hits this Trump Supporter upside the head for saying, “America was always great, except when Obama was President.”
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.
I want to tell you a story. An important story. And then I want you to share it. To help people understand why the small things we do matter – amidst all the big things that seem so insurmountable and scary. I want to tell you what 7 yr old Daniel did, 7 yrs ago […]
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. 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, […]
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? 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 […]
Democrats aren’t impeaching the president because he’s moronic or because he has numerous sexual assault allegations against him or because he’s using the presidency to enrich himself no democrats are impeaching him because he keeps asking for election help from foreign countries, Case in point Rudy just got home from Criming in Ukraine. If you […]
When Trump is impeached, he will be tainted for all time. When the tainted one is tainted in history, he will be even more demonic, cruel, dangerous, horrid than he has been every day of these long three years. He still believes he did nothing wrong. His revenge will be epic.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]