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Winter Park, FL
Joined April 2007
The easiest political path on here (and where there's money) is to always say Biden sucks or to always say Biden rules, but I have this weird tic where I like to give my honest assessment of the world and I'm not interested in pleasing either crowd.
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Fox News has spent the last two years hyping the "cities in chaos" and "progressive prosecutors to blame" stories. People like this are classing up the smear campaign in The Atlantic. That's all it is.
I appreciate and follow your work, Alec, and want to answer your question.
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Fox started on this campaign around the same time the BLM marches launched in 2020. The whole idea is to make criminal justice reform tainted and make people think black and Latino criminals are running wild.
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"San Franciscans do not feel safe and secure" is the deck on this article San Francisco has the same population as Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville, with a Republican mayor and a Republican governor, has had more than three times as many murders this year as San Francisco
"The country has lurched from concern over murderous police violence and the tragedy of mass incarceration to concern about cities under siege and higher homicide rates. [Chesa] Boudin has responded in part by refusing to respond," @AnnieLowrey writes: on.theatln.tc/z0u6HSL
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Met my little cousin Kalani today. She turns 1 tomorrow. Adorable.
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Well that didn't last long (as expected).
Have questions for Kathy Barnette? The GOP Senate candidate in PA -- who has been blaming Sean Hannity for her loss -- will join me on Sunday's "Reliable Sources" (cnn.it/3lO5lLn)
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I would admit to several federal crimes I have not even committed before I would tweet the phrase "Elon speaks street."
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How it started. How it’s going.
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The idea were gonna find some magical "stop racism" button is a fantastical notion.
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Maybe I'm in a bad place mentally but this kind of thinking feels like bullshit right now. We've always had racist people in America who felt okay murdering nonwhites. The internet and cable news are just the latest way for them to network. This shit isn't new.
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When it comes to racism it just feels like collectively we come up with SO MANY pointy headed academic reasons (excuses) for a very fucking obvious thing: Some people really hate other races. That's it.
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As I said back in 2015 when Trump was rising: Tyrese and Juan also lost their jobs at the factory due to globalization but somehow they didn't suddenly have a racism switch go off the way too many of their white coworkers "suddenly" did. It's like it was there all along.
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This thread sort of prompted by this thread FWIW
I want to tell a quick story. The Buffalo shooter had a toothache.
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I kind of feel that liberals fall into this trap a lot. It's an addiction to an easy narrative. "Protests ended the Vietnam War." "Civil rights protests/Obamas election ended racism" etc etc. There's no third act in real life that resolves these plot points.
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To this day you'll have liberals saying protests ended the Vietnam War and to get there you have to yada yada Nixon winning and then still pushing the war for some time after. Just as one example.
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I'm definitely not the spokesperson for all black people but I feel like when white liberals see racism they operate like there's some kind of deprogramming that can work and my thought is it's a cancer we can never get rid of -- it's just keep the rest of the body healthy.
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And the other part of the left has a blind spot with this too. We can and should have worker solidarity until the cows come home but some bigots are gonna be bigots even if they have a strong union and pension.
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"Larry, Elon, Jeff, Rupert, Tucker, Mark, Mitch, Donald ... I now call to order this meeting of the new and improved Legion of Doom"
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MEANWHILE AT THE HALL OF JUSTICE "What do you think we should do, Merrick?" "What about another sternly worded letter?" "Yeah, that will do the trick this time for sure!"
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"Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder and chairman of...Oracle & the biggest backer of Elon Musk’s attempted Twitter takeover, participated in a call shortly after the 2020 election that focused on strategies for contesting the legitimacy of the vote" washingtonpost.com/politics/…
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She would never do it but Pelosi should say in response it's not okay to cover up systemic child rape
NEW: The Archbishop of San Francisco tells @SpeakerPelosi she is no longer entitled to receive Holy Communion in her home archdiocese, citing her vote this month to codify Roe. sfarchdiocese.org/notificati…
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