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I ate a bag of black licorice on a long drive once. I was not a happy camper by the end of that trip. I can't imagine eating a bag and a half per day! I am shocked that 2 ounces daily could lead to heart arrhythmia though.

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I like them in general, but only a few and not every time. This might somehow be a Darwin Award candidate
I like them, and even better when covered with dark chocolate. But I wouldn't eat that many all at once!



...and another one overlaying Trump's approval rating with the polling average data...
2020-09-24 14:53:27
@DKThomp See also:





This is a similar graph I make with RCP data but this one is made with 538 numbers comparing 2016 and 2020
2020-09-24 14:52:24
@DKThomp Here's an overlay of the polling averages as of yesterday.




2020-09-24 16:50:42
The president's latest tweet promoting vote-by-mail in Florida shows all of his previous claims about mail-in voting are ludicrous lies. He promotes it when he thinks it helps him. He yells fraud when he thinks it hurts him.


2020-09-24 18:43:39
Scott's bill forces counting to stop at 24 hr, regardless how many ballots outstanding. States cant possibly change laws, buy new equipment, etc in time, so would cause massive disenfranchisement. Possibly render some states unable to vote in federal races at all this year.

https://twitter.com/SenRickScott/status/1309185759778344960
Just split the votes into two piles, one for Biden and one for Trump, and you start counting Biden's votes first.


2020-09-24 20:44:02
NEW from me at @BulwarkOnline:
"So I’d say to George W. Bush, to Jim Mattis and John Kelly and Dan Coats—the time has passed when speaking out against Trump was a close call. The danger is now near enough and real enough that duty surely compels it."


Unprecedented and unpresidented. Once again using taxpayer money in some hair brained scheme to buy leverage in his election scheme. SMH.
2020-09-24 22:12:59
The Trump Administration is pledging to borrow almost $7b in potential future savings from a program that does not yet exist to send $200 prescription drug discount cards to some Medicare beneficiaries "in the coming weeks."


2020-09-24 22:34:56
In mid 2016, after it was reported that FB “suppressed” conservative news, a top staffer for a powerful House Republican told me he knew bias was not the issue—it was that conservative sites peddled junk news. Many GOP lawmakers knew this, he said, but would never tell voters.

https://twitter.com/donie/status/1309229828768489483

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2020-09-24 16:49:58
this desk fan is 85 years old and still running strong. how would YOU design an electronics gadget to last 100 years? what components would you use? what potential failures would you expect?

bonus: how would you make it last 200 years? how about 500 years?

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2020-09-24 22:11:18
"He was joking."

"I am not joking."

"He's only trolling the liberal media."

"I actually did it though."

"He has learned his lesson."

"I just did it again."

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1309238704049881090


2020-09-24 14:46:29
BREAKING: Moody's Analytics Analysis Just Out has
Biden Economic Plan Creating 18.6 million jobs in First Term -- 7.4 million jobs MORE than Trump.

Biden plan estimated to create 66% MORE jobs than Trump in next four years.


2020-09-24 21:43:15
Facts:
- Obamacare created the protections for pre-existing conditions
- Trump has backed GOP bills to weaken them
- Trump admin has argued in court that the protections are unconstitutional
- Admin is now trying to get Obamacare killed in court
- An order can't replace law


2020-09-23 19:48:31
Whoever needs this: I understand the desire to not vote. To reject a system that abuses you & denies your worth. But please know that the system - DOES see your worth. It’s AFRAID of your power. That’s why it works so hard to make you feel powerless. You are NOT powerless. Vote!


2020-09-24 21:30:37
@daveweigel And the problem is that while people all over the country working in media lost their jobs in the past few years, the same people who fucked things up in 2016 are still around to fuck things up in 2020. Except now they have book deals and promotions.

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2020-09-24 14:01:32
A pro-Cornyn Super PAC is using a photo of my tattoos to make me seem "radical." That's pretty funny to me.

You think I'm ashamed of them? They cover my shrapnel wounds from when my helicopter was shot down. They're a mark of my service to our country. I'm damn proud of them.

Image/Photo

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2020-09-24 18:57:08
“We are psychologists, and we are convinced Donald Trump is a psychopath. His malignant behavior over the past four years is growing and escalating right before our eyes. Trump’s psychopathy will change us forever if he is not stopped.”

https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/1309195685003132931


Wow almost 70% of Independents and almost 90% of Democrats support this now. Republicans are the major outlier (again) at 23%.
2020-09-24 09:31:22
61% of Americans Support Abolishing Electoral College: Democrats' preference for popular vote highest in two decades (Megan Brenan, Gallup) Details: opiniontoday.com/2020/09/24/61-…



2020-09-24 20:34:16
This is what happens when the Justice Department has been turned into Donald Trump’s personal law firm.

https://twitter.com/AaronBlake/status/1309226246660919300


2020-09-24 19:25:56
A Trump supporter, former supporter of mine, told me today they’ll steal the election from Trump because they’ll cheat & count votes that come in after Nov 3rd.

I told her she lives in a state where, by law, ballots just need to be postmarked by Nov 3rd. She told me to fuck off.



2020-09-24 18:53:54
Trump refuses to promise a peaceful handover.

He is working to throw out mail-in ballots that could lead to his defeat.

And he is trying to confirm a justice before the election to ensure that the court will keep him in power no matter what.


I am a former Trump supporter. I no longer fear Dems, I no longer fear Muslims, I no longer fear #. Journalists are not the enemy. I support the limited government of women having the say so when it comes to their reproductive rights. I am voting for Joe Biden.
I don’t hear any support or outcry on how the indigenous Americans have or still are being treated. Shocking treatment towards them.
Yep that too for sure. He only had 280 characters. There are a lot of things he could have included in there with infinite space.


2020-09-24 18:08:20
This comment by @JVLast - endorsed so much.

"The old rule in political debate was that you were supposed to argue about ideas and never question peoples’ motives.

But I’m at the point where the only thing I really care about anymore are motives."

thetriad.thebulwark.com/p/what-do-you-…


Lots of details are packed into this @ProjectLincoln Breakdown podcast with @MilesTaylorUSA . Yes it's disturbing to listen to but it's important to realize that how crazy you think things are in the White House that it is actually worse.


2020-09-24 17:51:47
Donald Trump is reported to be deeply indebted to the Bank of China, through a real estate debt which falls due in 2022, offering “astonishing leverage” to Beijing. This is deeply disturbing, to say the least.
I think this whole administration is about his attempts to increase his income to pay off his debts after all the banks stopped loaning him money.
Watch this Lincoln Project TV broadcast where Miles Taylor, his forrmer DHS Chief of Staff, laid out that's *exactly* what it is and why he supports autocrats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX4fU9qr5Dw


This is a brilliant take :)
Virtual meetings are basically modern seances.

“Elizabeth are you here?”

“Make a sound if you can hear us.”

“Is anyone else with you?”

“We can’t see you, can you hear us?”
Yeah, very accurate




Proactively saying that since I have no control over the privacy of my posts here I am pretty indiscriminate about using the block feature here. Maintaining a good signal to noise ratio is important for everyone's mental health. That's the one real tool here for that.


2020-09-24 15:00:01
Conservatives are deliberately misrepresenting Trump's comments. The conversation is NOT about conceding on election night. The conversation is about Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power.

The Trump campaign wants to shift focus. The focus is Trump's refusal.


2020-09-24 15:22:48
.@MollyJongFast remains undefeated: Let’s Channel Supreme Court Rage Into Crushing These Bastards thedailybeast.com/lets-channel-s… via @thedailybeast


2020-09-24 15:21:58
EXACTLY. This isn’t about Trump. It’s about HIS VOTERS. Trump wants his voters to NOT accept the outcome. He’s inciting THEM to violence. And there will be violence. These people used to be my supporters. If you don’t believe me, just listen to & read what they tell me every day.

https://twitter.com/EggerDC/status/1309146917432160263


2020-09-24 14:36:34
If you're an older American with a pre-existing condition....like COVID...and Obamacare s killed off by a far rigt Supeme Court, insurance compaines will make yu pay high pemiums and offer you almost no protection...just like they did before the ACA. Especially if you're a woman.


2020-09-24 14:16:18
Here is Trump getting booed as he stands behind RBG’s casket at SCOTUS. The crowd then chants “vote him out” and “honor her wish.” He shuffles away pretty quickly.




This thread of excerpts from Tim Kendall (FB's first Director of Monetization) testimony yet again illustrating why social media companies need to get their act together and we all should get off the most egregious, and proudly, so platform of them all, FB #
2020-09-24 13:00:04
"In 2016, internal analysis at Facebook found 64% of all extremist group joins were due to their own recommendation tools. Yet repeated attempts to counteract this problem were ignored or shut down."


2020-09-24 13:47:11
What does it say about our democracy that one political party actively disenfranchises voters, and the other political party has to spend ad dollars ensuring votes are counted?

https://twitter.com/timelywriter/status/1309101748230017027