Education/workforce research. Political independent/moderate.

Pacific Northwest
Joined July 2014
As an alternative to the various petty and grumpy arguments on here right now, please enjoy this Northern pygmy owl I saw several years ago at a local wetland. It was deep in thought about potential lunch rodents. A lethal little tennis ball of an owl with a popsicle stick tail.
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How wildly can gerrymandering swing elections? In Maryland, it's possible to draw a map where 4/8 districts voted for Trump in 2020 (left). It's also possible to draw a map where 8/8 districts voted for Biden by 20+ (right). The only difference? A few lines.
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You didn’t just offend Muslims. You offended all Americans who believe in equality and disgraced Congress.
I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar. I have reached out to her office to speak with her directly. There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without this unnecessary distraction.
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Good. They’ll cry over it but this is all avoidable. All our representatives have to do is act like serious people. And toning down the racism would be a great idea too.
Progressive firebrand Rep. Ilhan Omar is demanding Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy "take appropriate action" against far-right gun-toting Rep. Lauren Boebert for her anti-Muslim comments trib.al/889706z
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With all the misinformation & blatant lies being spread & spread & spread, please remember this: For the strategy of ‘useful idiots’ to work, you need a supply of idiots. So simply stop being the idiot. Pause & take a breath before rushing to be wrong. Stop being the idiot
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Congress should take the same action against her as they did against Gosar and Green. Some nut will see @IlhanMN attack her (or worse) because she may be using a backpack. Why didn’t @laurenboebert tag Rep Omar in her “apology tweet?” Not everyone is meant to be a public servant
I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar. I have reached out to her office to speak with her directly. There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without this unnecessary distraction.
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Replying to @RepBoebert
You need not agree with Congresswoman @ilhan politically to agree that threatening her for being Muslim is immoral & un-American. Congresswoman Boebert is not fit to serve in the US Congress & should be expelled immediately.
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Brazilian Olympic Committee head sentenced to 30 years for 2 million in bribes to IOC members to get the 2016 Games. Imagine what Russia and China pay, where corruption is official, not punished.
Brasil jugó sucio contra Madrid, Tokio y Chicago para conseguir que Río de Janeiro acogiera los Juegos Olímpicos 2016. El presidente de su comité olímpico sobornó con 2 millones de dólares a un miembros del COI. Le acaban de caer 30 años de cárcel elpais.com/deportes/2021-11-…
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They do these PR stunts every year for media to promote. (1) people don’t like being pulled over, it’s scary (2) there’s no charity involved, the taxpayers are paying for this stunt, (3) it’s likely an illegal detention of the person (4) does random selection help those in need?
Police pull over drivers to give turkeys, not tickets, for Thanksgiving foxnews.com/lifestyle/police…
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I have read this, and it is VERY good. I'm serious. I have no reason to say this otherwise. Highly recommended.
For your Black Friday consideration: nitter.pussthecat.org/i/events/1303931… The paperback makes a great gift, or read it for free on Kindle for a limited time, if you're a Prime member (Fixed link)
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Remember what I always say grand gestures? However well intended, this stuff is wrong. And if there isn’t probable cause for the traffic stop, it’s also illegal.
Police pull over drivers to give turkeys, not tickets, for Thanksgiving foxnews.com/lifestyle/police…
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Well said @CharlieFlanagan. Lots of similarities in our respective histories. Ukrainian people deserve our solidarity as they continue to endure war on their sovereign territory.
🇮🇪 🇺🇦 I encourage Irish people everywhere to remember & reflect this Sunday on the tragedy of the Holodomor where millions of Ukrainians died of starvation in the early 1930s & today as Ireland stands in solidarity & support for a free, sovereign & independent Ukraine. 🇮🇪 🇺🇦
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The Chinese government doesn’t represent @Olympics core values of excellence,of respect,of friendship They are a brutal dictatorship They engage in censorship They threaten freedoms They don’t respect human rights The IOC is complicit & echos Chinese government’s propaganda
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I’m so glad the Washington Post included this telling info in this report on Ahmaud Arbery’s case: how it was first reported locally, and how the decimation of small newsrooms sets up so many barriers to bringing the media attention justice (sadly) needs. washingtonpost.com/nation/20…
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“ It remains fact that Russian hackers and spies helped his campaign. It remains fact that the Trump campaign welcomed the help…It remains fact that Trump and those around him lied, and lied, and lied again about their connections to Russia.” theatlantic.com/ideas/archiv…
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Fact, this buffoon looks down when she sees me at the Capitol, this whole story is made up. Sad she thinks bigotry gets her clout. Anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t funny & shouldn’t be normalized. Congress can’t be a place where hateful and dangerous Muslims tropes get no condemnation.
Replying to @patriottakes
Over the Thanksgiving break, Lauren Boebert said she was recently in a Capitol elevator with Ilhan Omar when a fretful Capitol police officer ran up. Lauren Boebert said: “Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine.” Boebert then called Ilhan Omar, “jihad squad.”
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Happy Thanksgiving, y'all. Thankful that: I am still here. I have a husband who is still the coolest guy I know. I have such good friends and family. I am picky about the people I follow on here and thus I see mostly the smart/good/funny/informative. Thanks for all that.
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It took a very long time but I feel the correct message has finally broken through the misinformation and misunderstandings around rapid tests. These are crucially important tools for public health and for helping us all to stay safe these holidays!
My Mom's 89. My stepfather is 90. We're all doing Covid rapid antigen tests just before getting together for Thanksgiving--Regardless of vaccine status--As anyone can spread Covid.
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