Part of the reason some people are reluctant to accept the sheer horrific scope of what the Trump admin does is lack of consequences. They think "If it's that bad -- if he's an asset, they're criminals -- surely someone would have stopped them!"
They didn't. But they must.
Will the Senate impeach Trump? Not likely. If Congress did impeach Trump, would he leave office? Nope!
Is starting impeachment the right move? YES. It forces hearings, which in turn changes expectations of accountability. It helps gives the public the information they deserve.
People who say "Don't impeach because it won't work" blow my mind. The government is shut down by a nuke-bearing sociopath who serves hostile states with a cabal of criminals whose policies include locking up kids in Texas border camps where they die.
How's that working out?
This - for those of you who wondered - is exactly what being woken by a three-year old at 5 am is like.
So often I'm overwhelmed by the "My god we live in the future." feeling, as the boundary between the now and the future has approached and finally washed over us. Because the future that once was has come, without being replaced by a new one. It's two faces of the same feeling.
“GOP lost entitlement to policing women’s behavior long ago” is the political statement I’ve been dying to hear for a while now. FOH old men.
Republican hypocrisy at its finest: saying that Trump admitting to sexual assault on tape is just “locker room talk,” but scandalizing themselves into faux-outrage when my sis says a curse word in a bar.
GOP lost entitlement to policing women’s behavior a long time ago.
I'm not the first to say it but the mind-blowing thing about @AOC@twitter.com is how easily she dominates news cycles talking about radical policies, thereby exposing a generation of Democratic learned helplessness
13/ If you were okay with Paul Ryan’s Potemkin village brain, Donald Trump’s fake billionaire bluster, Bush’s fake cowboy brush-clearing, Jerry Falwell Jr’s fake Christianity, if that’s *legitimacy* to you — congratulations, you rode it ’til it broke. But you *broke it*.
10/ So we get a meltdown because a bunch of middle-aged dudes are suddenly realizing their definitions of socially acceptable/cool can no longer be enforced and a bunch of elderly dudes are realizing the status structure they’ve learned to manipulate is cracking.
9/ But raise a generation deprived of any sense of secrecy and no social safety net yet the belief anyone can rise on any given day, and the tools of shame and status are much less effective. Digital natives *do not give a shit* about how older people view them.
Impeach the motherfucker.
So when I see ppl who express admiration for something like the abolition of slavery, but who turn around & say that something like The Green New Deal is unrealistic, it seems to demonstrate a lack of understanding of how meaningful social change has ever happened in the country.
Am I for collective or individual action on #climate change?
Every Tree in the City, Mapped https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/12/urban-tree-canopy-maps-artificial-intelligence-descartes-labs/578701/?utm_source=twb #AI #mapping #bigdata #cartography #treecanopy #trees #urbantrees
Raucous reception for @RashidaTlaib@twitter.com at MoveOn reception near the Hill. Her closing remarks: “We’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.”
Germany faces the biggest hacker attack in its history.
Private data of almost 1000 German #Bundestag, #Regional Parliament & #EU delegates was leaked.
I worked through the leaked data all night. It's shocking!
Not affected so far: #AfD.
This is what international order breaking down looks like https://twitter.com/CNBCnow/status/1080863544235749376
I know that I am, effectively, a single-issue voter for 2020.
Since the planetary crisis is the gravest threat humanity has ever faced, candidates' eagerness to embrace bold, rapid climate action pretty much outweighs all other criteria for me.
Anyone else feeling that way? https://twitter.com/AlexSteffen/status/1080868059378642944
Some people know that there are many possible futures. And once you accept this possibility - well, then you want to play your part getting us onto the best timeline possible. If you're one of these people - wherever you are, whatever you do, however you view your talents - this is the place for you.