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December 31, 2022

How many more blacks must die?

https://news.yahoo.com › know-killing-13-old-sinzae-223347737.html

Sinzae Reed, 13, was shot and killed Oct. 12 ... Krieg Butler, 36, was arrested within 48 hours of Reed's death and charged with murder; however, those charges were dismissed a few days later and have not been refiled. Online postings from local and national activists increased the spotlight on the case ...

Claims self defense after shooting a child in the back and prosecutors release him under the cover of a silent media.
December 12, 2022

Financial and political incentives for imprisonment.

I just saw this on social media / TikTok the author was atlantalawyer.

Basically she said the census counts prisoners as part of the population of the county where they are located. Federal resource$ and political representation depend on how that population is counted. So a prison can grow a population -- built in a low population area it can even qualify the area as a Congressional district when before they wouldn't qualify as one. These areas also become eligible for federal money.

No wonder we have more imprisoned people than any other nation worldwide and people like MTG.

Interactive US Prison Map 2010

November 21, 2022

"Fucking idiot*" MAGAts have managed to finagle leadership

over the nation’s purse strings and judiciary branch after surgically and systematically ushering in legislation that cut restrictions on private donors’ purse strings.

Are they: vile, cruel, crooked, murderous, racist, xeno/homo/trans/nonwhite(men)-phobic, misogynistic, psychopathic, narcissistic, bullying, greedy, ruthless, shameless, traitorous perverted lunatics? (Feel free to add to this list.)


I just seriously doubt that their advantage will be taken away by underestimating their intelligence. Every time I see laughs at their deliberately distracting “mistakes” (think “covfefe”) I think of them laughing at the educated. They don’t care that you think they’re stupid. They love it actually.

Messaging matters. I hope our framing going forward is proactive and focuses on the many other opportunities for attack besides their intelligence.

* This was something someone called a MAGAt in a recent thread

November 18, 2022

Twitter HQ 3 hours ago

November 17, 2022

Orwell knew

“To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.”

— George Orwell

November 6, 2022

Historian John Meacham closed Sunday Morning program with this

“…Abraham Lincoln believed his campaign for reelection amid the Civil War was doomed…Lincoln wrote, ‘then it will be my duty to so cooperate with the president elect …’”.

“Tuesday, Americans will go to the polls in the first national election since the insurrection of January 6, 2021 … 300 election deniers are on the ballot across America. At stake is … the viability and the durability of American democracy itself.

I wish this were hyperbolic, I wish it were hypothetical, but it’s neither. Democracies are always conditional enterprises. They depend not only on the substance of laws of institutions but on the character of the leaders and of the led.

Democracy in the pursuit of power for power sake … is tempting but it’s destructive. This is why the unfolding voting in the midterm elections is so important. There are forces abroad in the land that are choosing to put their own power ahead of everything else. To them, politics is not a mediation of differences but an occasion for total war.

Usually a vote is about policy … this year‘s vote is about more than that. It’s about whether elected REPUBLICAN officials will obey the law, fairly count the votes in 2024 and obey the will of the people.

November 5, 2022

Biden and McCarthy stomping in IL Kinzinger's seat's at stake

I really hope we take it but downstate IL is MAGAT territory.

Maybe they’ll come to their senses after seeing what Kinzinger’s been up to.

November 5, 2022

Buttigieg on Colbert -- great as usual...

Just said Republicans focus on problems but not solutions in so many words.

Also said he wished he could have debated any of their proposals but there were none from them.


It’s about time.

Maybe they should be called RePROBLEMcans.

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