Happy St. Patrick’s Day…
It just wouldn't be Saint Patrick's Day if I didn't share this moment from The Muppet Show
Hope you all have a lovely (and safe) holiday! 🍀🍻 pic.twitter.com/gIkP8FRHQs
— Muppet History (@HistoryMuppet) March 17, 2021
This is horrible. And completely out of control. It has been since this anti-Asian violence began. I am so sorry for these lives lost and so many communities living in fear. https://t.co/yfyZxhPgZx
— roxane gay (@rgay) March 17, 2021
JUST IN: Police Identify Suspect in Mass Shootings That Killed Eight in Atlanta Areahttps://t.co/cj1N7twZ2Q
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 17, 2021
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) March 17, 2021
A few trends worth noting:
💬Verbal harassment makes up 68% of hate incidents. Physical assault makes up 11%.
👩🏻Women are 2.3 times more likely to report hate incidents.
🌉45% of reports originated in California, making it the first in the nation for hate incident reports.
— Stop AAPI Hate (@StopAAPIHate) March 16, 2021
it's not lost on me that a white man can murder 8 asian women and be arrested alive but breonna taylor was killed by police while she was sleeping.
— Whitney Hu 胡安行 ☀️ (@whitney_hu) March 17, 2021
I believe they have since released the information that it is 6 Asian women, 1 white woman and 1 man.
“Six of the people killed were Asian, and two were white, according to law enforcement officials. All but one were women.” https://t.co/K4IEt4CdfZ
— Murtaza M. Hussain (@MazMHussain) March 17, 2021
Six Asian American women were killed in Atlanta today. We're still learning about the motive. However, you should know this: most racist attacks against Asian Americans this past year have targeted women, and Asian American women are on edge. (1/15)
— Dr. Melissa May Borja (@MelissaMayBorja) March 17, 2021
"He was a hunter and his father was a youth minister or pastor. He was big into religion.” https://t.co/B170VC9m2v
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) March 17, 2021
I don’t even know what to say about Atlanta. Of course it was racism. Of course it was misogyny. Are we ever going to accept that at the root of a lot of our problems is how white men are raised to be entitled, hateful, and egocentric to the point of madness?
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) March 17, 2021
The use of the phrase "China Virus" is deadly and has to stop.
No explanation necessary.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 17, 2021
In other news…
Yes, I remember every single shitty thing anyone said about Hillary in 2016 and I will continue to throw it in these assholes’ hypocritical faces for eternity.
— Potato Guard (@feistybunnygirl) March 17, 2021
One hard fart and it’s over
— stephanie 💛 (@folkinthehead) March 16, 2021
For the 1st time in history, a Native American woman will serve in the President’s Cabinet. In its 171 year history and 53 secretaries, the DOI has never been led by a Native American. Now Native peoples will be part of shaping policies, not just advocating from the outside. pic.twitter.com/TwDuCz6XRF
— IllumiNative (@_IllumiNatives) March 15, 2021
The U.S. crafts retailer Michaels ordered stores to remove a book of feminist cross-stitch patterns that it had stocked for Women’s History Month. The decision came after employees found curses in some of the patterns and has prompted a backlash online.https://t.co/xVeCuxwhXo
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 16, 2021
A brilliant, incisive analysis that should give us all some hope that justice is coming. 👇🏼 https://t.co/3GGLMgeV2s
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) March 13, 2021
Female lawmakers file complaint over misogyny in Georgia Legislature https://t.co/wE6U226jlL
— AJC (@ajc) March 17, 2021
Kamala Harris declared "the status of women is the status of democracy" today, in her first speech before the United Nations as the first female vice president of the United States. https://t.co/2Urr6sQsbs
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 16, 2021
Take a trip through 125 years of literary history https://t.co/sLW2p0Xxnj
— Tina Jordan (@TinaJordanNYT) March 15, 2021
Meet Jessica, a #DACA recipient and an essential worker in the frontline. She’s among 6 million immigrants helping the country fight the #COVID19 pandemic. Congress must protect Jessica and all immigrant families. #WeAreHome https://t.co/u4AtBARdU4
— CLASP (@CLASP_DC) March 16, 2021
Allowing involuntary institutionalization, it's grossly overused as a disciplinary tool than a mental health one.
— Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) March 16, 2021
— Whores of Yore (@WhoresofYore) October 2, 2020
I knew he looked familiar…! pic.twitter.com/HvlAqvboMC
— Pee-wee Herman (@peeweeherman) March 16, 2021
You may remember I posted a link to part one of these series…
Ty, everyone, for yr kindness & love. I’ve found my love of writing again. And it’s hard for me to post this personal stuff, but rn my saving grace is that maybe you’d want to read about the bravest people I’ve ever met https://t.co/AhGMtcl4JJ
— Lauren Wolfe (@Wolfe321) March 10, 2021
Here are a few more for you to catch up with…
If I can finally be honest with myself, I was walking straight into a war zone where a bunch of madmen were raping little girls.
Part 2 of a behind-the-scenes look at how to report a frightening story in a dangerous place https://t.co/SvNuBCzyR4
— Lauren Wolfe (@Wolfe321) March 9, 2021
Young and new journalists! I’m writing this for you. And I want to hear what you want to know https://t.co/hA5u7ECYNY
— Lauren Wolfe (@Wolfe321) March 14, 2021
As I watched a column of smoke snake through the trees, a I felt a chill despite the warmth of the rainy season in Congo. This was the beginning of what would eventually bring me closer to the case that would stop, & ultimately convict, the rapists https://t.co/FaVHI9M0t3
— Lauren Wolfe (@Wolfe321) March 16, 2021
My pinned tweet seems to have disappeared, so here is the story I worked on for 6+ years, upon arrests, pre-convictions for crimes against humanity, for the rape of ~50 little girls, aged 18 months-11 years https://t.co/O8WueIxIxD
— Lauren Wolfe (@Wolfe321) November 16, 2020
Make two more points…
“Vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans who have been attacked, harassed, blamed and scapegoated. They are forced to live in fear for their lives just walking down streets in America. It's wrong, it's un-American and it must stop.” pic.twitter.com/W54RKzkL6G
— Reily @ 🏡 (@reilyseanconn) March 17, 2021
Tonight, we hold close to our hearts Georgia’s AAPI community, which was targeted in a spree of Metro Atlanta shootings. As we await more details on these tragic events, we must commit to overcoming xenophobia and racism. #gapol
— Fair Fight (@fairfightaction) March 17, 2021
i wish the vatican was as hard on pedophilia by their clergy as they are on a loving marriage between two consenting adults
— God (@thegoodgodabove) March 15, 2021
Here’s to better times….
— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) March 9, 2021
Take it easy today.
And good morning to you…
Some hard hits there…as usual, the political comics bringing the point home.
If your graphic for women’s history doesn’t include Hillary Clinton? pic.twitter.com/iK1RowwqDi
— Daniel Aubry (@Aubs89) March 2, 2021
First tweet I saw when I started to write this post:
Raymond Cauchetier, who photographed French New Wave, dies at 101 of covid-19 https://t.co/5Wfb15LD45
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 3, 2021
This is one of my favorite pictures…please click on that link and read more about Raymond Cauchetier.
Now for some news updates:
Democrats are fighting to strengthen the people's right to vote. Republicans, meanwhile, are working to suppress it. https://t.co/Fm6clCaiOG
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) March 3, 2021
I assume we will now see a full-throated defense of Neera Tanden's cancellation from the people who worry very much about cancel culture and care very much about people of any political stripe who are penalized for their speech. https://t.co/hNieXUpf4M
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) March 3, 2021
This is called The Manchin Rule. https://t.co/j2izMVnBpL
— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) March 3, 2021
— Michael de Adder (@deAdder) March 1, 2021
WATCH: @AriMelber highlights videos from inside the Jan. 6 riot showing how MAGA fans brutally attacked, injured and tried to kill police and accounts from officers themselves, describing how this documented conduct undercuts "Blue Lives Matter” rhetoric. https://t.co/hs4mABWKTr
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 3, 2021
Texas and Mississippi governors' lifting of mask mandates is a gift to the coronavirus https://t.co/pSR3ehyhA6
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) March 3, 2021
Ohio juvenile court Judge Timothy Grendell thought coronavirus precautions were overblown, and made sure people knew it. In one case he forbade a mother from getting her children tested for COVID-19. Then, one of them had to go to the emergency room. https://t.co/JIMkeQBaHy
— ProPublica (@propublica) March 3, 2021
Stephen Colbert Fires Back at Fox News and Don Jr.'s Dr. Seuss Freakout https://t.co/1luEiXwUx8
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) March 3, 2021
And one last thing…
( And #FuckJoeManchin too!)
.@JoeManchinWV voted to confirm: Barr, DeVos, Grenell, Sessions,
Kavanaugh, and others. Given that context it is hard not to think this is about ethnicity and/or petty revenge for Tanden calling out his CEO daughter. It’s otherwise inexplicable.
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) March 3, 2021
Try and stay safe today…
Meanwhile, there was more going on yesterday…then a car crash in California:
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 24, 2021
Tucker shopped a similar lie last night https://t.co/SlScs3k2pi
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) February 23, 2021
Republicans are targeting some of President Biden’s cabinet nominees, most notably the nominees of color are facing outsize opposition. https://t.co/axrZ68kCAQ
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) February 24, 2021
THIS plus Manchin opposition seems made up-Neera Tanden spoke out against Manchin's daughter, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch, for her EpiPen price hike that got Bresch $19 million-and it's hardly the first time Manchin has used his position to cover for her. 👇🏻https://t.co/RKNqAg5Ikr https://t.co/kNgiEJ2L6G pic.twitter.com/UYy0lPZImK
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 24, 2021
The vote was postponed without a new date or time. https://t.co/JttW42aSdC
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) February 24, 2021
Donald Trump Jr. Is Being Examined By New York Prosecutors In Trump Business Probe https://t.co/nvKoQB3L5e
— Frida Ghitis (@FridaGhitis) February 24, 2021
Incredible timelapse of a giant section of ice covering Lake Michigan around the Chicago shoreline breaking off and drifting away. This video timelapse was captured by the WGN Hancock camera. H/T Tom @Skilling pic.twitter.com/9evTRpiLtn
— John Kassell (@wxkassell) February 23, 2021
President Biden will announce a program to send cloth masks to disadvantaged U.S. communities to curb the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/lnT4dOdGd1
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 24, 2021
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) February 24, 2021
You just know there’s trouble ahead when Fox puts people like Dinesh D'Souza on to say things like this about the deadly insurrection: "In reality, this was a bunch of rowdy people walking through a hallway."
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) February 24, 2021
Just the thought of this tweet makes me want to puke:
On Donald Trump, Senator Mitt Romney at the DealBook DC Policy Project said: "I don't know if he'll run in 2024 or not, but if he does I'm pretty sure he will win the nomination." #DealBookDC https://t.co/Q6zOBOXHks pic.twitter.com/TK6fE9KLx2
— DealBook (@dealbook) February 24, 2021
This news here also makes me sick:
Just end this with William Blake:
And that’s all for now… stay safe.
This is Portland.
This is America.
That image was found in a tweet from:
I will add a few threads that you must take some time with today:
please please share this as much as you can. these children and parents don’t deserve this. pic.twitter.com/xefBEAvNTY
— #WHEREARETHEMISSINGCHILDEN (@00sgurl) July 24, 2020
BREAKING: Our attorney was aggressively rejected from trying to offer help to immigrant children illegally detained at a Hampton Inn in McAllen, TX. He and another of our staffer were violently shoved into the hotel elevator and were told they could not offer help. #FreeThemALL! https://t.co/xSOxHOViKp pic.twitter.com/MEp7UmK6Gv
— Texas Civil Rights Project (@TXCivilRights) July 23, 2020
UPDATE: “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also confirmed that all children had been taken away from the hotel…But ICE repeatedly refused to answer questions about where contractors have taken the children, citing a potential security risk.” https://t.co/fRDk4fzHyQ
— #WHEREARETHEMISSINGCHILDEN (@00sgurl) July 25, 2020
Follow @pdxzane for updates in Portland…reporter for the Portland Tribune.
Here are a few tweets, but I suggest you go to the link above and scroll through the feed.
Portland crowd singing “hands up please don’t shoot me” tonight pic.twitter.com/G90EKJttL2
— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) July 24, 2020
"The Federal Defendants, their agents and employees, and all persons acting under their direction are enjoined from arresting, threatening to arrest, or using physical force directed against any person whom they know or reasonably should know is a Journalist" https://t.co/nKqvu98spY
— Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) July 26, 2020
Another thread from Portland…
Professor Maureen Healy is the chair of the History Dept at Lewis and Clark College. She teaches Modern European History, specializing in the history of Germany & Eastern Europe (and the rise of fascism). She was shot in the head by fed agents on Monday night in Portland
— Helen Armstrong (@HelenArmstrong5) July 25, 2020
26 y.o. Portlander has lingering brain injury after federal agents shot him in the head with an impact munition, fracturing his skull, all for the crime of holding up a boom box.
And here's the video of them shooting him:https://t.co/A6vYH6WucA
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@aravosis) July 26, 2020
“We literally had a war about this. And the Nazi’s lost.”
Here’s a couple wearing swastika masks in Walmart talking about their political views.
I hate showing this but it’s important…pic.twitter.com/f4GhzmJoyj
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 25, 2020
when Hillary called them deplorablea DC press clutched their pearls and staggered around for weeks https://t.co/OA5RPlIPPW
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) July 26, 2020
I want to end this with Quinn Cummings…take the time to read this thread.
A small story:
I drifted into the office because I could hear Consort laughing and I heard a girlish voice. I assumed he was talking to Kid.
— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) July 25, 2020
"You know what the New York Times decided was historic about it?" I said, "That a young woman used naughty words in her office."https://t.co/bFNmxVLV5K
"Well, that's bullshit," he said.
"Yes," I agreed.
— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) July 25, 2020
Please continue that thread at the link above…
Good morning, take care today…
It has been a difficult day. So here is a few tweets and stuff:
Y’all coulda had a bad bitch 🤷🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/TDTCBTznDU
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) February 17, 2020
And so it goes: Bernie Sanders breaks campaign promise, says he won’t release post-heart attack medical records
Voters demand and absolutely deserve full disclosure and complete transparency. Bernie’s refusal to comply is simply unacceptable. https://t.co/g7uygEA1M0
— Stephanie Kennedy (@WordswithSteph) February 9, 2020
Bernie Sanders is still refusing to release those medical records he promised us.
"We've released as much as any other candidate."
THEY DIDN'T HAVE HEART ATTACKS. pic.twitter.com/RjMQllEcvQ
— ⚖️Bernie Sanders Will Never Be President ⚖️ (@KHiveQueenB) February 19, 2020
Bernie refusing to release his medical records after promising to do so should be disqualifying. Period.
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) February 19, 2020
She is the ONLY candidate for whom such a question was omitted.
— Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈 (@leahmcelrath) February 18, 2020
Unethical polling, and was unethical for NBC and WSJ to center that poll. This can have a genuine effect on, oh, I dunno, the literal future of our country. https://t.co/wKf8d7XFQi
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) February 19, 2020
If a president’s friends do it, it’s not a crime. Logical extension of the Nixon/Barr Principle https://t.co/KdfNYV15Uu
— Matt Wuerker (@wuerker) February 19, 2020
Trump using AG Barr to get his criminal friends out of jail is the tip of the iceberg. I’ll say it again: Trump will pardon Flynn, Manafort, & Stone b/c the GOP cowards in the Sen bowed to his feet. Repubs now stand for crime, corruption, autocracy, & Russia! They are PATHETIC!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) February 18, 2020
"Now that he has gone through the impeachment … He is going to get revenge. He is going to show you that there are no limits to the presidential power."
— Rep. Waters on President Trump.https://t.co/LUQVe1BjUR
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 19, 2020
Purge continues: Top Pentagon official connected to Trump Ukraine scandal is outhttps://t.co/gz6OhkTNvb
— Raw Story (@RawStory) February 19, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 19, 2020
#Betelgeuse is dimming and changing shape. These are possible harbingers of an impending Supernova. It's now at 36% of its average brightness. Although it's normally the 11th brightest star in the night sky, it's now the 24th brightest — quite noticeable to the naked eye. pic.twitter.com/FXnTwWEZSk
— Dr. Jack Brown (@DrGJackBrown) February 19, 2020
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On this Presidents’ Day let us remember those who preceded us. The founders created a perfect system of checks and balances but it only works if corruption doesn’t become a systemic problem the way that it has. Our last hope lies in driving out the scourge next election and all those in congress who enable him. • #presidentsday #happypresidentsday #notmypresident #notmypresidentsday #georgewashington #benfranklin #foundingfathers #checksandbalances #votethemout #voteblue #votebluenomatterwho
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Seems like we are losing many special people lately:
Nobody made an entrance like Willona. Rest, Ja’Net Dubois.❤️ pic.twitter.com/6iieXh3dau
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) February 18, 2020
Ja’Net Dubois, who played Willona Woods on “Good Times” and composed and sang the theme song for “The Jeffersons” dies at age 74. https://t.co/pG5gqYmlAv
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 19, 2020
This is an open thread.