Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Repeat Tweets: Trump's War on Football

Repeat tweets from October, 2017:

  • Oct 1 2017:
    1/ Trump started a war on the NFL. His base called for a boycott. Now, Rush Limbaugh has made an abrupt U-turn.
    2/ Limbaugh says it's really the *Left* that's against the NFL. Why? Because of football's masculinity.
    3/3 Rush's U-turn may be a sign that the boycott isn't working. Let them express themselves. #TakeAKnee #1A
  • Oct 1 2017: RT @BudKennedy: "Dallas ISD's Joyce Foreman on school names (she's OK with just 'Stonewall Elementary')."
    Can someone explain this woman's thinking to me?
  • Oct 1 2017: "Anti-monopoly candidates are testing a new politics in the midterms." @Lillian_Salerno takes on Pete Sessions.

After the jump, more repeat tweets.

  • Oct 2 2017: North Korea, Puerto Rico, CHIP, Las Vegas. I don't know about you, but I'm so tired of winning. #MAGA
  • Oct 2 2017: Since 1998, the NRA has donated $510,050 to Texas members of Congress. Pete Sessions leads [sic] with $51,650.
  • Oct 2 2017: Doing nothing more than lowering the flag to half-staff after yet another gun massacre is real disrespect to flag and country. #EmptyGesture
  • Oct 2 2017: RT @GovMattBevin: "To all those political opportunists who are seizing on the tragedy in Las Vegas to call for more gun regs...You can't regulate evil..."
    Bevin surrenders to evil, even aids it. Every other developed nation in the world manages to regulate evil more successfully than the US.
  • Oct 2 2017: RT @JDVance1: "I don't know any of the details of what happened in Las Vegas, but I am sure that all of them support the opinions I already held."
    Have we learned enough details about what happened in Aurora, Newtown, Charleston and Orlando to offer my opinions about gun violence now?
  • Oct 2 2017: RT @JDVance1: "I don't know any of the details of what happened in Las Vegas, but I am sure that all of them support the opinions I already held."
    Gun violence is out of control in US. I can't imagine any details of what happened in Las Vegas changing my opinion.
  • Oct 2 2017: "The stuff they call country today is more like bad rock groups with a fiddle." -- Tom Petty
  • Oct 2 2017: "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream." On Netflix. B+
    Not just a rocker, a ballsy businessman.
  • Oct 2 2017: RT @onceuponA: "Study: Medicaid expansion in CA associated with an 11% reduction in the number of payday loans taken out each month."
    Pete Sessions is opposed to Medicaid expansion and is a big recipient of campaign funds from payday lenders. Are these connected? Hmm.
  • Oct 3 2017: Battle of the Sexes (2017): Feminist icon for more than a tennis match. My admiration grows seeing the back story. #EqualPay #Equality A-
  • Oct 3 2017: RT @JohnCornyn: "Senate D leader: '[It] is imperative .. [we] reduce the corp tax rate ... This will boost growth and encourage ...reinvest[ment] in US.' "
    Full Schumer quote: "It is imperative that we seek to reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 percent and do it on a revenue-neutral basis."
    Is Texas Senator John Cornyn saying he agrees with Chuck Schumer that corporate tax reform should be revenue neutral?
  • Oct 3 2017: "We don't intend to let them expire," Pete Sessions said. Then, Congress failed to renew CHIP. Children at risk.
  • Oct 4 2017:
    1/ You want everyone to stand for the national anthem.
    2/ I want a nation that affords everyone dignity and respect so they don't feel hypocritical standing for the national anthem.
    3/3 Why should you be the one to get what you want?
  • Oct 4 2017: RT @MarkDavis: "'Hypocrisy' is absurd. Anthem = broad appreciation of our nation, not a barometer of whether we've checked every box on some personal list."
    I don't know about you, but 'All men are created equal' is a pretty big box on my personal list and I'm white.
  • Oct 4 2017: RT @MarkDavis: "Our political gripes, from the valid to the frivolous, go on hold during the anthem, period."
    You don't get to decide that. No one does. That's what makes our nation great.
  • Oct 4 2017: RT @MarkDavis: "Not my decision. It's a social contract in a civilized, liberty-loving society. Any choice to violate that is sheer narcissisim."
    People of color love freedom but many don't feel society is living up to the social contract. Lack of empathy with that opinion could itself be narcissism.
  • Oct 5 2017: The New York Times: "Repeal the Second Amendment."
    I used to think this was extreme. But the NRA'S own extremism makes me question my opposition to repeal.
  • Oct 6 2017: The Red Turtle (2016): Shipwrecked on tropical island, just a man and a red turtle. Animation. No dialog. Simple, lovely, elegant fable. B+
  • Oct 6 2017: RT @bencasselman: "The U.S. added jobs for a record 83 straight months. That streak ended in September."
    Thanks, Obama.
  • Oct 6 2017: "Kazuo Ishiguro Is Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature."
    I graded his "Never Let Me Go" a C- in 2011. My bad!
  • Oct 9 2017: RT @LindseyGrahamSC: "Really enjoyed a round of golf with President @realDonaldTrump today. President Trump shot a 73 in windy and wet conditions!"
    Great round. The greatest. Nobody plays golf better than Trump, believe me. He had 5 holes-in-one and shot 19 under par on the front nine.
  • Oct 10 2017: Journey to Greenland (2016): French. Two Frenchmen visit an Inuit village. Great setting. Would work better as documentary than drama. C-
  • Oct 11 2017: RT @NateSilver538: "Last night was the worst loss ever for the #USMNT. By ESPN's Soccer Power Index, the United States had a 93 percent chance of reaching its eighth consecutive World Cup."
    The Hillary curse.
  • Oct 12 2017: Blade Runner 2049 (2017): Long and oppressive. Gratuitous nudity. A touch of woo woo. Rain, snow and smog in LA create great atmosphere. C+
  • Oct 12 2017: RT @lynnsdavenport: "It's the best way to dumb down a nation if that is what you are asking. Group grades, children making their own meaning, scripted lessons."
    "Dumb down a nation". Hyperbole does not help make your case.
  • Oct 12 2017: Hot take: seeing the whining in response to the US (men) failing to qualify for the World Cup makes me think the loss might be good for us.
  • Oct 13 2017: RT @realDonaldTrump: "The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding. Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped. Dems should call me to fix!"
    This tweet shows Trump's strategy: "Deal with me or I'll make the bad things keep happening." It's no longer Obamacare. Now it's Trumpcare.
  • Oct 13 2017: Disaster in Iowa. No clean water in state. No electricity. No health care. Oh wait. It's Puerto Rico. Carry on.
  • Oct 13 2017: RT @realDonaldTrump: "Money pouring into Insurance Companies profits, under the guise of ObamaCare, is over. They have made a fortune."
    Get your lies straight. Is money pouring into insurance companies or are insurance companies dropping out of the exchanges because they are losing money?
  • Oct 14 2017: Texas Rep. Pete Sessions is apparently an Armenian genocide denier and an ally of Turkish strongman Erdogan.
  • Oct 15 2017: RT @nycjim: "No other major hurricane in recorded history has formed anywhere near the position of Ophelia."
    We live in interesting times. Too bad that many of us are blind to understanding just how interesting they are.
  • Oct 15 2017: For my future reference, exactly how much does someone have to earn for @JayCaruso to consider them "rich"?
    "50, 100 million dollars."
    Thanks for the ballpark definition. Pardon me if I stick with common usage. $100K is a lot closer to that.
  • Oct 15 2017: RT @getnickwright: "Rodgers being carted off is so awful. Can you imagine if the NFL loses Odell, Watt & Rodgers within an 8 day span?"
    The NFL is the Chipotle of the entertainment industry, repeatedly spoiling its product and removing it from the menu.
  • Oct 15 2017: Replying to @_youhadonejob1: You have one job and it's not to make football fights a thing. Quit it.
  • Oct 16 2017: The Meyerowitz Stories (2017): Three adults deal with ailing father and each other. All star cast. Great characters. Real but still fun. B-
  • Oct 16 2017: RT @leoniehaimson: "We don't get vouchers for police or roads- education public good that must be supported by public invested for all."
    "We don't get vouchers for police or roads." Shh. Don't give them ideas.
  • Oct 18 2017: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017): Surprisingly modern threesome in 1920s. At times creepy but mostly normal. Deftly handled. B+
  • Oct 18 2017: RT @PhilipRucker: "Johnson's mom tells WaPo Wilson was right: 'Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband.' "
    OTOH, Trump has never knelt during the national anthem. We can be confident of that because he's probably never knelt in his life.
  • Oct 19 2017: RT @Lillian_Salerno: "Trump may have forgotten Army Sgt. #LaDavidJohnson and his pregnant widow, Myeshia Johnson, but we will not."
    Please don't turn this widow into a campaign issue.
  • Oct 19 2017: You can trust polls that ask if people support Trump. Not whether people believe Trump's lies. Similar poll results suggest they are lying, too.
  • Oct 19 2017: RT @RTPModerator: "Action Alert: John Cornyn is protecting the DC swamp and holding up Trump's nomination of a very conservative budget director."
    Quit trying to make me like John Cornyn. Won't work.
  • Oct 20 2017: Conservatives "have gone from William F. Buckley Jr. to the gentlemen from Duck Dynasty. Why?"
  • Oct 20 2017: RT @JayCaruso: "Just so we're clear, it appears that attacking #GoldStarFamilies is acceptable just so long as they work for President Trump."
    I usually feel like I've lost when I resort to sarcasm.
  • Oct 20 2017: Danielle Jessica Pellett: "Endorsing in TX CD-32 to replace Pete Sessions."
    An example of why Democrats often lose (in Texas and elsewhere).
  • Oct 22 2017: At Hertz Gold lot at ORD.
    Agent: Pick any car.
    Me: There's only one, a compact. I reserved a full size.
    Agent: Do you want the car or not?
  • Oct 22 2017: RT @JayCaruso: "Salon trolled and somebody fell for it."
    I bit. But I am systematically throwing back the ones that are not keepers. I fear all will turn out that way.
  • Oct 22 2017: RT @JayCaruso: "Everybody says the industry knew about Weinstein. Yet Apatow is going to get sanctimonious about Fox News?"
    "Everybody"? Are you accusing Apatow of knowing? He has condemned Weinstein. He can condemn Fox News, too, as should we all.
  • Oct 23 2017: RT @seungminkim: "Asked for his position on CSR deal, @JohnCornyn responds: 'I'm with the president.' I asked where Trump is and Cornyn throws hands in air."
    That's our (spineless) Texas Senator John Cornyn.
  • Oct 24 2017: RT @JayCaruso: "Say it: Senator Joe Arpaio."
    Or President Donald J. Trump.
  • Oct 24 2017: RT @HotlineJosh: "Hannity names GOP senators he wants gone: McConnell, Sasse, Cornyn (!), Murkowski, Collins."
    Re: Cornyn. First time in memory that I agree with Hannity.
  • Oct 25 2017: RT @Jeffreyweissdmn: "With all due respect, US is better now than it was. Imperfect, horribly. But better with justification to push harder."
    Better because of the life of @Jeffreyweissdmn.
  • Oct 25 2017: Band supports football team at games. Football team supports band at its competitions. I love that spirit. @BerknerHS
  • Oct 26 2017: RT @kylegriffin1: "Dallas Morning News slams John Cornyn, says he 'betrays himself', over his Roy Moore endorsement."
    That's our Texas Senator John Cornyn. He never had an independent thought. Just goes along with what he's told.
  • Oct 26 2017: RT @JayCaruso: "The Rosenbergs gave atomic secrets to the Russians along with other top secret info. Comparing that to Hillary is peak beclowning."
    I don't think so. Every time one thinks we've reached "peak beclowning" this circus has still another creepier clown in the car.
  • Oct 28 2017: Go U Northwestern. Final in 3 OT: Northwestern 39, Michigan State 31.
  • Oct 29 2017: RISD: "Richardson ISD currently has an active RFP seeking a vendor who will provide student transportation services to the district. It is clear from the responses received that any vendor, except DCS, will cost the district more per year for this service."
  • Oct 29 2017: Judging by how many expensive mailers I've received urging a "No" vote on DCS, someone really wants that RISD money in their own pockets.
  • Oct 29 2017: I'm voting "Yes" to keep DCS and to keep RISD transportations costs down.
  • Oct 30 2017: Unpopular opinion: I prefer Kershaw's 11-strikeout masterpiece in Game 1 to the 25-run batting practice slugfest in Game 5.
  • Oct 30 2017: RT @marklamster: "the att tower may not be the ideal standard bearer for architectural preservation, but it is a defining landmark."
    When it went up the attention was on ornamental top. Still is today. The arched entryway although important is not disappearing altogether.
  • Oct 30 2017: Sarah Sanders: "The real collusion has everything to do with the Clinton campaign."
    I'm old enough to remember when Americans laughed at Baghdad Bob. He spoke from his office in Iraq, not the White House press office.
  • Oct 31 2017: Eagle Huntress (2016): Documentary of Kazakh girl learning to hunt with eagles. Girl power. Beautiful scenery. Intimate family scenes. B+
  • Oct 31 2017: RT @JayCaruso: "The estate tax is a 'soak the rich' double taxation scheme."
    Much is not double taxed. Much is not even single taxed. Over half of inherited wealth is capital gains. No one pays taxes on that, ever.
  • Oct 31 2017: Jeb Hensarling leaving Congress. That's good.
  • Oct 31 2017: RT @KenBurns: "Many factors contributed to the Civil War. One caused it: slavery."
    I recently re-watched Ken Burns' 30 yr old Civil War documentary. I was struck by how closely it hewed to the Jim Crow Lost Cause narrative.

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