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I have believed in democracy for a long time, and don't like to see cynical forces attack it.

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GottaLaff , to Random stuff
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🧵starts HERE.

Plz remember to use NFL (Not For Laffy, no hashtag) so I can ignore those replies while live-posting. TY!

1/...Tyler McBrien:

Trey Gowdy again...

Per Trump's campaign, this is today's Greek chrous: Don Trump, Jr., Matt Whitaker, Pam Bondi, Sen. Eric Schmitt, Rep. Daniel Webster, Rep. Dan Meuser, Rep. Ronny Jackson, Rep. Troy Nehls, Rep. Dale Strong, Rep. Maria Salazar, Sebastian Gorka, Chuck Zito, Joe Piscopo, Bill White

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@GottaLaff
NFL
“We’ll be resting pretty quickly, meaning resting the case. I won’t be resting. I don’t rest. I’d like to rest sometimes, but I don’t get to rest.”
Says Don Snoreleone!

GottaLaff , to Random stuff
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started earlier than I did today. Grabbing coffee, starting THREAD HERE🧵1/…

Here’s the list of Trump’s allies attending his trial today:

AG Alan Wilson
Rep. Eric Burlison
Rep. Andrew Clyde
Rep. Mary Miller
Rep. Keith Self
John Coale
Alan Dershowitz
Will Scharf
Steve Witkoff
Bernie Kerik
Kash Patel
Vernon Jones
Jerry Kassar
Chuck Zito

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
NFL
👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻
“ Trump wanted to end up as number 1, but Cohen and RedFinch thought that would be too suspicious, so they settled on Top 10.”

In case anyone has any question about the comparative value of Republican-influenced polls and a flaming bag of dog turds, read this three times.

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The FTC found evidence that a US oil exec colluded with OPEC in 2021 and 2022 to cut production and drive up prices.

The price-fixing scam is estimated to have cost Americans an extra $2,100 per year.

When I say corporate greed is driving inflation, this is what I mean.

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@rbreich

Guess what they hate? When you travel by muscle power, electrons, ride the bus/subway, or stay home.
Don't feed the greed!

w7voa , to Random stuff
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NOTUS - Dairy farmers are hiding likely bird flu cases from US government officials, coping with the virus’s symptoms in their herds while avoiding testing. https://www.notus.org/healthcare/farmer-bird-flu-cases-hide-cows-federal-government

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@w7voa
—The mistrust, stemming from a desire to protect business and a fiercely independent culture, has become increasingly partisan in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One raw milk dairy farmer in Texas told NOTUS they had never heard of the bird flu. “You must be listening to CNN or something. Fake news,” they said.—

AkaSci , (edited ) to Random stuff
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Grandson says Carter is ‘coming to the end’ in brief update about former president’s health.

The world will lose an incredible human-being and a President, who was far ahead of his times.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/14/politics/jimmy-carter-health-update/index.html

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@AkaSci
Re: Carters solar panels on White House roof later removed by Ronnie the Communicator*
Never doubt that a generation of progress can be undone by electing a charismatic puppet at the service of a small cadre of oligarchs.

*Liar

GottaLaff , to Random stuff
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NEW 🧵 starts HERE.

Please remember I don’t reply while live-posting. Plz use NFL (Not For Laffy, but no hashtag) so I can ignore those replies.

1/

McB:

...At 2:14 p.m., Trump walks in, entourage in tow.

Boris Epshteyn just handed a piece of paper with a photo on it to Kaitlan Collins.

I thought he maybe said "Conway" to her, but I'm not exactly sure.

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
If Trump wants to respond to Stormy Daniels’s testimony he should do so…under oath!

GottaLaff , to Random stuff
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Welp.

Via -Harris HQ:

VP contender Doug Burgum:

“If you’re a billionaire like me, you should support Trump because his policies will support you”

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
Isn’t this message supposed to be delivered by a liveried team of servants driving a bespoke vehicle powered by the combustion of endangered species?

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It's amazing (for highly depressing values of amazing) how many people will reflexively bend over backwards to find ways to defend a politician bragging about literally SHOOTING A PUPPY.

And now we're going to be in a stupid arms race over this. "My opponent thinks she's tough just because she shot a puppy. But I regularly BURN DOWN ORPHANAGES." And so on.

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@mattblaze
You say you shout 2 puppies! But there’s only one grave in your gravel pit! LYiNg wAnNabE!

GottaLaff , to Arizona
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🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️Via Kyle Griffin:

The GOP just selected state Sen. Jake Hoffman — a fake elector indicted last week for his efforts to overturn President Biden's 2020 win in Arizona — as a national committeeman for the Republican National Committee. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/arizona-gop-taps-fake-elector-rnc-post-rcna149719

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff @TheNovemberMan
Tell us you cheat to win without telling us you cheat to win.

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Breaking News: Israeli and foreign officials believe the International Criminal Court is preparing arrest warrants for top and leaders related to the war in Gaza.— NYT

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
I am glad to see that both Israeli and Hamas leadership are included.
And dismayed to be the first in this thread to say so.

GottaLaff , to Random stuff
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MEANWHILE, at , via Ryan Reilly:

Supreme Court Trump immunity arguments underway.

"There can be no presidency as we know it" without presidential immunity, Trump lawyer John Sauer argues. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
Wow, Thomas! Alternate timelines? Metaverse?
NO US President before Trump couped (domestically)!
Roberts: ‘Presidents should be accountable if they’re Democrats, but let’s let the clock run out on this MAGA’
Really?????

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff “Alito just suggested that the last election was "questionably decided"”

‘ Questionably’ as in if some shameless lying dirtbag questions it then it has been thrown into question?

At some point, it will be important to start acting like truth and lies are not equally important, Alito!

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Via Emptywheel:

Here's a question Alito should be asked today:

If a female President got an abortion during her term, could Idaho arrest her?

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
Clearly an official act.

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1/…🧵

Via Klasfeld:

Expected first:

The judge may issue his Sandoval rulings, determining what prior bad acts prosecutors can confront Trump with if he testifies.

A key question: "What's fair game?"

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
"The 34 counts, ladies and gentleman, are really just 34 pieces of paper." Also, have you ever really looked at your hands? Did I just say that? Is anything real? What if we're really just brains in a vat? How could you convict him THEN, you brains-in-a-vat?

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@GottaLaff
NFL Oh, this is good! Did he explain WHY Stormy Daniels is "extremely biased" against Trump. Because I have some ideas.

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👀”’s political operation said Thursday that it plans to deploy more than 100,000 attorneys and volunteers across battleground states to monitor — and potentially challenge — vote counting in November.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2024/04/19/trump-campaign-election-monitoring-00153217

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff @monorailtimes
Trump appointed judges likely to grant injunctions! 😟

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Charged With Violent Will Now Face More Scrutiny Before They Can Simply Leave the

The change comes after reporting from ProPublica, The Texas Tribune and Military Times revealed that hundreds of soldiers charged with offenses like sexual assault and domestic violence left the Army without facing courts-martial.

https://www.propublica.org/article/us-army-soldiers-violent-crimes?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=mastodon-post

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@ProPublica
After a mere 46 years!
--As far back as 1978, a federal watchdog agency called for the U.S. Department of Defense to end its policy of allowing service members accused of crimes to leave the military to avoid going to court. Armed forces leaders continued the practice anyway.--

GottaLaff , to Random stuff
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NEW 🧵STARTS HERE
I CANNOT READ REPLIES. "NFL" (NotForLaffy) appreciated

1/...McBrien:

At 2:35 p.m. we have audio again, but still no video, and we hear Merchan say "Thank you, please be seated."

Merchan welcomes the jurors and starts by apologizing for how chilly it is in the courtroom.

Video is back on, and both sides are seated in the same seats as this morning

Merchan proceeds to read the boilerplate instructions for voir dire. Reminder: 30 mins per side

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
A New Yorker who didn’t talk smack about Trump until 2016? And N is complaining?

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File under “Duh.”

could have cleared up confusion and hastened the arrival of National Guard troops to quell the Capitol riot if he’d called Pentagon leaders on , according to recent closed-door congressional testimony by two former leaders of the D.C. guard.

Michael Brooks told House Admin Committee staffers that if Trump had reached out that day..he might have helped cut through the chaos amid a tangle of conflicting advice and miscommunication” https://www.politico.com/news/2024/04/17/trump-jan-6-capitol-riot-national-guard-00152757

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
Well yes, Florida Man could have brought in the National Guard if he had felt like solving the problem instead of profiting from it.

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I’ll start a 🧵

I will NOT (& often CANNOT) answer questions, so please don’t ask me any. If you have a comment/question for the universe, please label it “NFL” (Not For Laffy) so I can skip thru my replies.

1/… Via Pagliery:

Trump is sitting in court now, surrounded on both sides by his lawyers.
(More…)

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@WearsHats @GottaLaff
There is credible speculation that he is on the steep part of the dementia curve.

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@pluralistic
TJ's is proud of forbidding the sort of town square debate which is the foundation of democracy. OK, that makes it easier for me to 'walk past TJ's without guilt' and go right by to a local, unionized store.

GottaLaff , to Random stuff
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Via Lisa Rubin 🧵1/…

A Lancaster NY man now in custody after being charged for threatening NY AG Letitia James, who prevailed in her civil fraud trial against & whose contact info he found online, w death or injury unless she dropped case against Trump

..also sent threatening voice mail to Judge Engoron who presided over that trial, telling judge he’d go after him if an “innocent” Trump were to be imprisoned or lose properties as result of case & calling judge “un-American” for his role

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
Not only a terrorist, but dumb. Zero chance Trump would be imprisoned for a civil fraud case.

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Four years ago today, the CDC advised all Americans to wear masks in public to avoid spreading covid.

Trump immediately announced he would refuse to wear one, needlessly turning masking into a divisive partisan issue and contributing to countless avoidable deaths.

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@rbreich

Why did Trump reject masks? Because they revealed his heavy makeup use!

"Hutchinson writes that in fact Trump “decided on a white mask”, then asked staffers what they thought.

“I slowly shook my head,” she writes. “The president pulled the mask off and asked why I thought he should not wear it.

“I pointed at the straps of the N95 I was holding. When he looked at the straps of his mask, he saw they were covered in bronzer.”

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2023/sep/20/trump-meadows-joked-covid-biden-debate-cassidy-hutchinson-book

indivisibleteam , to Random stuff
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Did you know that Trump can receive classified intelligence briefings as the winner of the GOP nomination? An erratic candidate who openly sides with dictators, stokes conspiracy theories and faces prison for mishandling classified materials should not have access to sensitive intelligence. Add your name if you agree: https://act.indivisible.org/sign/deny-trump-classified-briefings?source=mastodon&medium=directpost

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@indivisibleteam
Trump didn't even allow Biden's Transition Team to work on the US government's administration until the bitter end. This would be a foolish time for Biden to stand on tradition.

GottaLaff , to Random stuff
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🤦🏻‍♀️ weighs limiting ’s access at this summer’s convention

It is the latest fallout from Ronna ’s ouster from the network.
Read in POLITICO: https://apple.news/A6fLcl_uRQ8ybC3mbOSj46Q

https://apple.news/A6fLcl_uRQ8ybC3mbOSj46Q

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@penpencilbrush @cindyweinstein @GottaLaff
It’s not like the convention is going to have any surprises. It’s just a publicity event. If they don’t want the networks to come, then great! The networks shouldn’t cover their little party.

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Speaker Mike Johnson joins House impeachment managers in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calling for an expeditiously scheduled impeachment trial of DHS Alejandro Mayorkas. https://www.speaker.gov/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Schumer-Letter-from-Impeachment-Managers.pdf

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@w7voa
Speaking of things that ought to be handled expeditiously…

TheConversationUS , to histodons group
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Like Donald , scandal followed Richard throughout his political career.

Like Trump, Nixon positioned himself as the defender of the common person against the political elite.
Like Trump, Nixon made expansive claims of immunity.
And, like Trump, Nixon always managed to claw his way back into the political forefront.

But unlike Trump, Nixon acknowledged the fundamental importance of accountability in a democracy.
https://theconversation.com/nixon-declared-americans-deserved-to-know-whether-their-president-is-a-crook-trump-says-the-opposite-224484
@histodons

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@1dalm @TheConversationUS @histodons
Being like Nixon, except less patriotic and less ethical is how you get to be the 👎🏻 worst 👎🏻 president in US history.

indivisibleteam , to Random stuff
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House Republicans keep quitting and MAGA Mike Johnson won’t be able to lose more than one (1) vote for any bill. Make a bad week for the GOP even worse by letting your representative know you’re going to hold them accountable for their empty impeachment inquiry: https://act.indivisible.org/letter/email-your-republican-representative-and-tell-them-youll-hold-them-accountable-revenge-impeachment-inquiry?source=mastodon&medium=directpost

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@indivisibleteam
For those unfamiliar with Indivisible, one of their most effective points is that elected officials are a thousand times more sensitive to complaints from their constituents than from the constituents of other officials.

GottaLaff , to Random stuff
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Threat to Former VP Pious McKissAss: your future in Republican politics is over. 1/...

“Mike, this is a political career killer if you do this,” told by phone on the morning of Jan 6, 2021, according to WH valet who was w TFG for much of the day & told Congress he had overheard the conversation.

Testimony of Trump’s valet, provided to Committee but not previously released publicly, offers rare firsthand look..”

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/21/us/trump-pence-jan-6-white-house-valet.html?unlocked_article_code=1.eU0.907W.z4pYlUtTUglL&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
From the same article, " And he did recall hearing the president ask about contacting top officials on the possibility of dispatching the National Guard to Capitol Hill — though there is no indication that he ever followed through."
Spoiler alert--he did NOT follow through. He sat there and waited for the traitors to carry out his plan.

indivisibleteam , to Random stuff
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Trump is going to endorse a national abortion ban. The leader of the GOP could sign it into law next year if we don't stop him and his MAGA enablers. What's at stake in November isn't just politics; this is a fight for our rights, our health, and our lives. We need to win and codify reproductive freedom for every American: https://act.indivisible.org/survey/majority_over_maga_signup?source=mastodon&medium=directpost

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@indivisibleteam
So ... he first ran for president in 2000, and NOW he's coming around to figuring out an abortion policy (beyond ending Roe, which he has already claimed responsibility for). I wonder why it's taken him 24 years to (almost) figure this out. Must be some kind of firm commitment, huh? Commitment to his usual policy--Which lie do I need to tell you to get you to do what I want? I have lots.

GottaLaff , to Random stuff
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’s wealth is set to increase by more than $3bn if a shareholder vote on Friday paves the way for the float of his Trump Media business.

He is preparing to list Trump Media & Technology Group, which operates the Truth Social tech platform, via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, or Spac.” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/mar/21/donald-trump-wealth-to-rise-by-more-than-3bn-if-shareholders-back-plan

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@peteriskrisjanis @dbc3 @GottaLaff
Trump could only get real money if enough suckers trade theirs for his BS. Let the buyer beware.
"After a merger vote, the combined companies would go by Trump Media and trade under a new stock ticker symbol, DJT — Trump’s initials. That symbol was also used for Trump’s only other public company, Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts, whose stock plunged from nearly $35 to around 17 cents in less than a decade before the company filed for bankruptcy in 2004."
--WaPo

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US imposes new Iran-related sanctions, according to Treasury Department's OFAC. https://ofac.treasury.gov/recent-actions/20240320

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@w7voa
Good!
Next time do Florida Man.

GottaLaff , to Guilty Gear
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James Crumbley, father of Ethan Crumbley, found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in son’s school shooting
Crumbley was charged in connection with son Ethan's 2021 school shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan. His wife, Jennifer, was convicted on the same charge.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/verdict-james-crumbley-involuntary-manslaughter-trial-rcna143174

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@GottaLaff

Parents, you can avoid being guilty of manslaughter, knowing that you helped your child become a mass murderer, blood on your hands, etc. Don't give your kids guns.

The jury was far from unfamiliar with gun ownership. "The majority of jurors in Crumbley's trial are parents and also either own guns, grew up around guns or have family or friends who have them — highlighting how firearm exposure is a familiar facet of this region of Michigan, where hunting is a popular activity."

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Tell your voting friends, folks:

Via Rupar:

on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning: "There is a lot you can do in terms of entitlements in terms of cutting."

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
Remind us exactly whose retribution you are, Donnie? Cause if it's not the 0.1%, then who?

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Vote your asses off, people. Donate. Do everything you can. Holy crap👇🏼

Via Dan Przygoda:

The Trump voter added "All women is good for is having babies and taking care of the house." and "Females know what they're doing, but they still gotta have a little bit of guidance."

This is who is voting on one side.
What are you going to do?

Acyn:

voter tells NBC that a woman won’t make a good president because she “has no balls to scratch.”

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@GottaLaff
I was planning to show my vast moral superiority over all my potential allies by voting third party.
Nah, nuts to that.
I’m going to make common cause with everyone those jerks intend to subjugate, no matter what their gonads.

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"A series of wildfires swept across the Texas Panhandle early Wednesday, prompting evacuations, cutting off power to thousands, and forcing at least the temporary shutdown of a nuclear weapons facility as strong winds, dry grass and unseasonably warm temperatures fed the blazes."

AP reports: https://flip.it/nPlGM-

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@NewsDesk
Clearly a case of divine anger at Judge Kacsmaryk.

parismarx , to Tesla
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Elon Musk has long opposed unions, but now he’s taking his war on workers to an entirely new level.

In Sweden, Tesla wants to blow up the Nordic labor model, while SpaceX is echoing the Federalist Society by trying to destroy the NLRB in the United States. He must be stopped.

https://disconnect.blog/elon-musk-just-escalated-his-war-on-workers/

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@parismarx
Poor Musk! How those workers and the NLRB are bullying him! He fired a bunch of workers for criticizing his management, the NRLB had the nerve to order him to hire them back!
"Instead of hiring the workers back and issuing an apology, SpaceX has decided to target the very heart of US worker protections by filing a federal lawsuit in Brownsville, Texas — a jurisdiction where he’s likely to get a friendly hearing — that argues the NLRB’s structure is “the very definition of tyranny.”

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Still marvelous to think that 110,000 people voted in the Iowa Republican caucus, yet it will be interpreted as sending a significant message about America. That's less than a third of the population of Bydgoszcz. (if your response is "where?" then you are making my point)

Osteopenia_Powers ,
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@anneapplebaum

  1. "Bydgoszcz is a city in northern Poland, straddling the confluence of the Vistula River and its left-bank tributary, the Brda. With a city population of 339,053 as of December 2021 and an urban agglomeration with more than 470,000 inhabitants, "
  2. I think you are trying to trick us into pronouncing the name of this city, and instantly being transported into the Fifth Dimension.
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    "Donald Trump won’t make his own closing argument in his New York civil business fraud trial after his lawyers objected to the judge’s insistence that the former president would stick to “relevant” matters."
    What! Relevant matters?! No slander?! How's the man supposed to talk?

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    The official Copernicus European Climate Center data are in: 2023 was the hottest year in recorded human history, by far, and probably more than hundreds of thousands or even millions of years.

    Also, a reminder that in 2013/2014, climate deniers were all breathlessly claiming that climate change had "paused" or even stopped. It was crap misinformation then. It's dangerous lies now.

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    @petergleick
    A. Cigarettes are good for you
    B. Cigarettes don't cause cancer.
    C. The science is unsettled.
    D. Smoke responsibly.
    E. Many things cause cancer.
    F. Rinse and repeat.

    ZLabe , to Random stuff
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    Have a great weekend! Here's your Friday ice update - sea ice extent is currently the 20th lowest on record (JAXA data)...

    • about 410,000 km² above the 2010s mean
    • about 140,000 km² below the 2000s mean
    • about 710,000 km² below the 1990s mean
    • about 1,140,000 km² below the 1980s mean

    More plots: https://zacklabe.com/arctic-sea-ice-extentconcentration/

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    @ZLabe
    For anyone out there who doesn't know about positive feedback loops, (white) ice reflects more light and heat back out of the atmosphere than (dark blue) ocean water. So a warmer ocean leads to an even warmer ocean. We have to take action.

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    Nikki Haley’s presidential campaign in damage-control mode after the Republican candidate failed to cite slavery as a cause of the US Civil War.
    https://www.politico.com/news/2023/12/28/nikki-haley-civil-war-comments-response-00133268

    Osteopenia_Powers ,
    @Osteopenia_Powers@newsie.social avatar

    @w7voa
    Yes, Nikki it’s definitely the questioner’s fault that you delivered pre-rehearsed Daughters of the Confederacy nonsense to the simplest question in US history.

    davidho , to Random stuff
    @davidho@mastodon.world avatar

    If direct air removal costs $500 per tonne, removing just US emissions would cost ~$3 trillion annually (that's ~4x US military spending).

    It would also require twice the total power generation capacity of the US today (and it has to be carbon-free).

    https://thebulletin.org/2023/12/direct-air-capture-an-expensive-dangerous-distraction-from-real-climate-solutions/

    Osteopenia_Powers ,
    @Osteopenia_Powers@newsie.social avatar

    @davidho

    When confronted with the choice of making a horrible mess and then cleaning it up, or NOT making a horrible mess, the second choice usually wins.

    arstechnica , to Random stuff
    @arstechnica@mastodon.social avatar

    Elon Musk reverses Twitter ban of Sandy Hook shooting-denier Alex Jones

    Musk asked Jones to address "the whole Sandy Hook thing" in interview on X.

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2023/12/elon-musk-reverses-twitter-ban-of-sandy-hook-shooting-denier-alex-jones/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

    Osteopenia_Powers ,
    @Osteopenia_Powers@newsie.social avatar

    @arstechnica

    Good. Plaintiffs need deeper pockets for their judgements.

    w7voa , to Random stuff
    @w7voa@journa.host avatar
    Osteopenia_Powers ,
    @Osteopenia_Powers@newsie.social avatar

    @w7voa
    Murdoch paper

    TucsonSentinel , to Arizona
    @TucsonSentinel@mastodon.tucsonsentinel.com avatar

    Growing threat of political violence looms over 2024, former members of Congress warn https://www.tucsonsentinel.com/nationworld/report/120823_political_violence/growing-threat-political-violence-looms-over-2024-former-members-congress-warn/
    Former members of Congress are deeply concerned about political violence ahead of the 2024 presidential election, as increased acceptance of political violence is seen across the political spectrum - but they laid much of the blame on former President Trump and his supporters.

    Osteopenia_Powers ,
    @Osteopenia_Powers@newsie.social avatar

    @TucsonSentinel

    While the article gives stats for Trumpists supporting political violence “ One-third of Republicans and 46% of people who believe the 2020 election was stolen from Trump agreed with the statement”
    it gives no evidence of its statement that this support is shared by “across the political spectrum.”

    yaneerbaryam , to whn group
    @yaneerbaryam@forall.social avatar

    Well over 100 scientific articles describe immune system damage caused by COVID. This provides a direct causal scientific explanation of unprecedented outbreaks of many other diseases.

    The "normalization" narrative is casting around for speculative explanations. Ignore them.

    Summary and Resource: COVID-19 and Immune Dysregulation, a Summary and Resource

    @whn

    https://whn.global/scientific/covid19-immune-dysregulation/

    Osteopenia_Powers ,
    @Osteopenia_Powers@newsie.social avatar

    @yaneerbaryam @whn

    It really seems like we ought to be paying attention to this.

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