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GottaLaff

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Bite me, Musk.

Progressive political commentator (print, radio, podcasts) for years. I post a lot: breaking news + legit info you can use, prone to snark. My mini Australian Labradoodle, Hamilton, has trained me well.

Now where's my trough of wine? 🍷🇺🇸🇨🇦

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Days after ’s Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are children, a second clinic pauses IVF treatment

https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/21/us/alabama-ruling-frozen-embryos-facility-pauses-ivf?cid=ios_app

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More via Lisa Rubin:

NEW: 's lawyers, angry that Judge Engoron is apparently not going to allow motion practice on reducing his opinion to a formal judgment, demands a 30-day stay of any entered judgment instead. Shocked.

As Trump begs to stay enforcement of the not-yet-entered judgment, the AG’s office responds, reminding the court that Trump et al. already asked for that relief—and the court declined. Settle this now, and start the clock, they insist.

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👀 Via Emma Loop:

UPDATE: An odd wrinkle here...

The Teamsters reported the $45,000 donation to the FEC (link in story).

But the RNC has neither received a check from the union nor heard anything about the contribution coming, a source familiar says.

Waiting on an explanation from the union...

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This. Was excellent.

“Pundits suggest replacing President Biden as the Democratic nominee because they don’t understand the job of the presidency or how conventions work. Lawrence O’Donnell gives a history lesson in governing in the age of television.”

https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/lawrence-on-what-they-don-t-tell-you-about-the-dump-biden-fantasy-204684869613

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Via Adam Klasfeld:

New:

does not have "any basis" to try to pause the enforcement of the ~$450 million judgment against him and his co-defendants, the New York AG's counsel tells the judge

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@krakalak Nope. Only rulings.

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“A number of Americans are dealing with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector.

So far no reason given for the outages”

https://trib.al/aPNpfvd

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Because true.

Via Kyle Griffin:

President called a "crazy SOB" at a fundraiser tonight.

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Dear The News.

Don't break tonight. I'd like to take it easy.

Love, Laffy

'Night all.

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@otownKim Sigh, no. Dammit. Thank you

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Via Kyle Griffin:

's highest court has ruled that Republican state lawmakers can no longer enforce a subpoena for election records issued in 2021 that was inspired by Trump's election lies.

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@thepoliticalcat Good Wompage

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Via Timothy Snyder:

"There was once this republic that lasted for more than 200 years."

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1760431872775958743.html

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@cindyweinstein Sigh. No.

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@Ardubal Why not just click on the link?

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@Christopher_Perez Last night Daniel Goldman said if the GOP now continues to push this they are legally complicit

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Nipped in bud...

Via Anna Bower:

This is a nothingburger.

Judge McAfee donated small sum to 's campaign in 2020—before he was appointed to bench.

& courts held that nominal campaign contribs are insufficient basis for judicial recusal.

There's no conflict of interest.

Breitbart's Wendell Husebø:

Trump Judge in Fulton County Donated to Fani Willis, Financial Disclosures Show

Donation of $150, though small, appears to present a conflict of interest for Judge McAfee

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@CarlG That's because your brain works

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@Stone1glo Desperate

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@libramoon Probably

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Teamsters give GOP first major donation in years with $45,000 to RNC https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/02/21/teamsters-trump-biden-union/

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@Adventurer Oh man.

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@Pourroy I'm flummoxed

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@sbourne Exactly

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@JanisKay I don’t get it!

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X is a dumpster fire and Threads didn't work because capitalism. So hoping this platform fills the Twitter void. I'm a public historian that loves to talk about history, current events, and media.

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Break time.

Well, not a break. I have to clean the house. Photos tomorrow, for our flyer to sell it.

See you later.

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@adminkirsty It is!

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@thepoliticalcat I hadn't thought of that. We'll have to approach him about it. @PandaChronicle

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That's some platform, GOP Fascist Party: "NO SEX FOR PLEASURE!" Should garner a whole lotta votes.

1/...

Via Adam Jentleson:

Highly influential heritage foundation, which would help staff & direct a future Trump admin, literally said that a key conserv policy goal is “ending recreational sex.” they said it, not me. IMO we should take them both seriously & literally

(Heritage quote in next toot)

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@JanisKay Same. I've backed off a lot

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@Aviva_Gary Power=money=power, yes

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@GhostOnTheHalfShell That would mean no hypocrisy. We can't have that.

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@tienle47 We never stopped

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@mwyman Of course.

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@zenkat Insanity

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@baishen I agree. I always take them seriously

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@thekilt My source was Jentleson on Twitter. That’s all I got.

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@tdwllms1 😄

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@thekilt I believe that was in replies on that thread thanks.

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😏Via Elie Mystal:

Alabama: Embryos are babies.

Me: Oh, so we can't deport mothers carrying American citizens.

Alabama: Wait.

Me: Also dudes are on the hook for child support nine months earlier.

Alabama: No. Not like that!

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@saytata Probably. It's already a crime in some states to have a miscarriage

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@Robb_Munson Ohhhhh. Got it.

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@William3rd I think there’s one woman

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@MaybeMyMonkeys Huh? Where did I say they thought this through?

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@CodieneC However, other states will do this too

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NBC News: is siding with Alabama court ruling that frozen embryos created via IVF are "babies."

She's good at needling Trump.

She's otherwise despicable.

Kthxbye.

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@TammyGentzel She's always been a liar and a hypocrite

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Keep it up!

Via Kyle Griffin:

President just announced his 46th round of nominees for federal judicial positions — bringing the number of announced federal judicial nominees to 224.

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@DoctorDNS I’d love nothing more

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I just donated to .

The millionaire who's running against her has a $$ advantage.

I wish I could find video, but here's audio from Lawrence O'Donnell's interview last night w/ Baldwin.

Start at about 31:55:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2xculP9vyw

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🤢 ’s VP short list. (My replies explode in 5….4…3…2…1…):

“includes 3 former GOP candidates, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Vivek Ramaswamy & Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.). …Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), Gov. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard…”

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4480275-trump-confirms-names-on-vp-shortlist/

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@damnkimberlee I sure wouldn’t want the job if i were them

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Guess what. I'm in a very shitty, blocky mood today.

Come into my feed and tell me we need a new candidate? Bye.

Start kvetching and playing into their hands by indulging in the "He's too old" crap. See ya.

Whine about our 2 party system when right now we need to be fighting our asses off for democracy and supporting our candidates? .

This is NOT the day to test my patience.

Don't believe me? Wanna provoke? I will block, no matter who you are.

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@Catawu Thank you. Today I’ll post something from Lawrence O’Donnell that backs it up @Npars01

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