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Name: Christo
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I've been posting here for over 12 years. This is my favorite site on all of the interwebs, Twitter included. And I am up to 38k Twitter followers now.

Mostly, I have DU and Reddit to thank for all of the articles and funny memes I post on Twitter. I love you guys. I mean I really, really love you guys. I love the lefty/progressive perspective here. I love the spirited debates. I love the consistency and the active moderators/admins who keep out the riff raff. I love the jury system which allows me to have some voice in what is allowed here.

I think of myself as someone who takes it upon himself to find the most important lefty stories of the day and amplify them. That's the reason I am on Twitter, to push progressive ideas and to fight back against fake news. If you post an important story or a dank meme, you can count on me to amplify it as best I can and give the story more legs. My Twitter posts average around 5 million views/impressions per month for the past year. So, I feel like I'm doing something right, and people want to hear what I have to say. I have found my voice. On Twitter. But mostly I have DU to thank for it. You guys rock. And I love you guys.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Mon May 28, 2018, 06:30 PM (6 replies)

GOP Senator: 'I Don't Consider The President A Role Model For My Kids'


Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) slammed President Donald Trump’s behavior on Sunday, saying that he does not consider the President a role model for his kids, and that he would never speak or treat his staff the way Trump does.

“I don’t want my kids to speak the way he speaks or make some of the choices, and it has been the challenge for quite a bit of time to say, how do you balance this out between policy and personal behavior in the way he has his own unique style,” he said to MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt. “I don’t speak that way. I don’t tweet that way. I don’t interact with people that way. I don’t treat my staff the way he treats his staff.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Mon May 28, 2018, 02:30 PM (14 replies)

Mom advice

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Sun May 27, 2018, 07:26 PM (1 replies)

Michael Cohen Case Folds In On Itself With Unexpected Schneiderman Twist...

In yet another example of seemingly discrete stories turning out to be connected, the Michael Cohen case took a odd twist to intersect with the Eric Schneiderman abuse story. Joy Reid explains with help from Emily Jane Fox, Vanity Fair senior reporter, and Paul Butler, former federal prosecutor.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Sat May 12, 2018, 12:53 AM (0 replies)

Fox & Friends freaks out over Trump expressing his intention to obstruct justice

When your God-King-Emperor first calls in to your show


after he confesses on live TV that he intends to obstruct justice to protect himself from criminal conspiracy in federal crimes spanning decades.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:56 PM (16 replies)

Andrew Janz (running vs Devin Nunes in CA-22) replied to my tweet about his grassroots funding

StrictlyCovfefè 📻
11 hours ago

#CA22, occupied by Devin Nunes (R- Tulare), is hotly contested for the first time in years and it is drawing plenty of national attention — and money.

Nunes drew a fairly significant sum from PACs: $260,852.
Meanwhile, Janz received only $7,300 from PACs.

Andrew Janz
Verified account

Replying to @christoq
Not a dime from coporate pacs that's why @StopBigMoney has endorsed my race for Congress. Dems, Independents, and Reps want to get big money out of politics so we can get to work in Washington.





California’s 22nd Congressional District seat, occupied by embattled House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes (R- Tulare), is hotly contested for the first time in years and it is drawing plenty of national attention — and money.

The two top candidates in the race, Rep. Nunes and Fresno County prosecutor Andrew Janz, both raised over $1 million in the first quarter of 2018, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) data released April 15.

However, other Valley races are worthy of attention as well, particularly Rep. Jeff Denham’s (R- Turlock) fight for reelection in a district that slightly favored Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. While the Democrats in that race are hopeful of victory, the primary also might advance two Republicans to the November general election.

Above all, with election season drawing closer, these new numbers help further define the serious races — and challengers — to watch.
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Sun Apr 22, 2018, 03:02 PM (3 replies)

Ok, this is cool. Malcolm Nance just retweeted my tweet about Comey's book

I noticed it as it happened, because I am familiar with his profile picture & I was on Twitter, but I had to double and triple and pretty much quadruple check it to be sure. Needless to say, I'm excited about this brush with greatness on Twitter. I am a huge fan of his. I haven't read his book yet, but I feel like I know what it says from listening to him so much. He was one of the first ones to recognize and write about the #TrumpRussia connections and interference in the 2016 election.

Anyway, here's the tweet, which is basically my quick review of the NYT book review of Comey's book:

In his new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” Comey calls 45* a “forest fire” that is doing serious damage to the country’s norms and traditions.


"45* is unethical and untethered to truth. His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty.”



You can see my tweet on his Twitter timeline. He retweeted it at 6:00AM ET, Friday morning 4/13/18.

(Totally fanboying out over here, btw. Bit of an MSNBC junkie.)

James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It’s Very Persuasive.

In his absorbing new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey calls the Trump presidency a “forest fire” that is doing serious damage to the country’s norms and traditions.

“This president is unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values,” Comey writes. “His leadership is transactional, ego driven and about personal loyalty.”

Decades before he led the F.B.I.’s investigation into whether members of Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, Comey was a career prosecutor who helped dismantle the Gambino crime family; and he doesn’t hesitate in these pages to draw a direct analogy between the Mafia bosses he helped pack off to prison years ago and the current occupant of the Oval Office.

A February 2017 meeting in the White House with Trump and then chief of staff Reince Priebus left Comey recalling his days as a federal prosecutor facing off against the Mob: “The silent circle of assent. The boss in complete control. The loyalty oaths. The us-versus-them worldview. The lying about all things, large and small, in service to some code of loyalty that put the organization above morality and above the truth.” An earlier visit to Trump Tower in January made Comey think about the New York Mafia social clubs he knew as a Manhattan prosecutor in the 1980s and 1990s — “The Ravenite. The Palma Boys. Café Giardino.”

The central themes that Comey returns to throughout this impassioned book are the toxic consequences of lying; and the corrosive effects of choosing loyalty to an individual over truth and the rule of law. Dishonesty, he writes, was central “to the entire enterprise of organized crime on both sides of the Atlantic,” and so, too, were bullying, peer pressure and groupthink — repellent traits shared by Trump and company, he suggests, and now infecting our culture.

“We are experiencing a dangerous time in our country,” Comey writes, “with a political environment where basic facts are disputed, fundamental truth is questioned, lying is normalized and unethical behavior is ignored, excused or rewarded.”
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Fri Apr 13, 2018, 06:52 AM (27 replies)

Drawing of Emma Gonzalez posted by David Bowie's widow, Iman

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Tue Mar 27, 2018, 04:41 PM (18 replies)

High court grants search warrant to raid Cambridge Analytica offices

Cambridge Analytica offices searched over data storage

Eighteen enforcement officers working for the UK's information commissioner are searching the London headquarters of Cambridge Analytica.

The High Court granted the data watchdog a warrant amid claims the firm amassed information about millions of people without their consent, based on a 2014 personality quiz on Facebook.

It is part of a wider investigation into political campaigning.

Both Cambridge Analytica and Facebook deny any wrongdoing.

Cambridge Analytica's acting chief executive, Alexander Tayler, said the company has been in touch with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) since February 2017 and it remained committed to helping the investigation.

In a statement, he said checks in 2015 showed all the Facebook data had been deleted but the company was now undertaking an independent third-party audit to verify none remained.

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Fri Mar 23, 2018, 05:28 PM (0 replies)

Question: What's the difference between a Russian bot and a Trump supporter?

The only difference between a Russian bot and a Trump supporter is that one of them is slightly better at using English.


Posted by StrictlyRockers | Fri Mar 9, 2018, 12:48 AM (5 replies)
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