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12:02 AM
Transbay authority confirms the @salesforce Transit Center is closed & evacuated due to crack in structural beam that supports bus deck. Buses rerouted. News conference at 5:30pm. @jennalane & I on scene. Latest live on @KCBSRadio
Ah, well, maybe they needed a little longer...
I wrote about Kavanaugh’s yearbook. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-allegations-yearbook-male-bonding.html
I didn't see that in here yet, right?
 
@TimStone oh yeah, i've been retweeting it all day but forgot to bring it here
fantastic piece
@TimStone given my feelings on salesforce, yep
 
12:19 AM
White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah departing White House, per Yahoo https://www.yahoo.com/news/deputy-press-secretary-raj-shah-plans-leave-white-house-kavanaugh-confirmation-214250487.html
I'm old enough to remember when he denied he would be leaving back in June
He's hoping to wait until after the confirmation of Kavanaugh though. Would be a real shame if uhhh that just didn't happen
Brett Kavanaugh's drinking habits, in his own words. http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-kavanaugh-drinking-20180925-story.html
I've never seen anyone pull "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" with this regularity
 
@TimStone they're voting friday
 
No, no, they're only maybe voting Friday! (is their excuse)
But I'm also not 100% sure they have the votes based on McConnell's rhetoric
 
@TimStone the "drinking age was 18" thing was debunked, it was raised to 21 in his state when he was 17
 
They have the votes
 
They probably do but I'm not sure he can guarantee it
 
12:28 AM
I can guarantee it
 
🙄
Just because they're all shitty people doesn't mean he feels confident
 
he wants this stuff done before more comes out
 
And if they don't they'll just find some other federalist society immortal demon to nominate
 
Yes, that's true
 
@TimStone also there was something along these lines in one of his emails while he was in the white house
"don't tell the wives what we did on that trip yesterday, lol"
 
12:31 AM
Yeah, he claims it's about his planned date with his later-to-be wife
Which is by far the most bullshit excuse I've ever heard
Like what
 
We are angry to inform you that the fl governor's race is apparently between two different marco rubios
you know what helps people in other nations? sanctions
 
Trump's new limo comes with fridge full of his blood type: report http://hill.cm/if6UnMm
 
@TimStone wasn't this at least rumored to always be the case
 
I mean that's not surprising but also that selection of photo has burned its way into my brain
 
Like a lot of details of The Beast are classified, but that one has been a rumor
 
12:36 AM
@Unionhawk Probably but I don't think anyone anticipated the president's blood would be platelets mixed into a Diet Coke slurry
I mean it makes sense, if the President is shot or whatever that's likely where they end up first on the way to a hospital
 
Are we talking like a mini fridge or an industrial size fridge?
So, uh on Kavanaugh, Tucker Carlson just played a scene from The Crucible, introducing it as "a selection of the charges" from the women who have come forward and.....I don't even know. Just watch https://t.co/JZDXccpxk3
Cucker, please
 
@Unionhawk A very useful cause for Steyer to dump $5 million into, naturally
 
@TimStone I'm so mad
 
It's like 50/50 whether we're better off if the whole state falls into the sea at this point or not
 
1:11 AM
NDP MP @RomeoSaganash said @JustinTrudeau "doesn't give a fuck" about Indigenous rights and was subsequently scolded for unparliamentary language. Here's the clip: #cdnpoli https://t.co/e0wxst80xx
 
2:04 AM
Two trans teens are fighting the Ontario government’s decision to roll back our comprehensive sex-ed curriculum, which erases LGBTQ education. Thank you taking a brave stand.👊❤️ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-transgender-students-human-rights-claims-ontario-government-1.4827023
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Ash
@Unionhawk he ain't wrong.
@GodEmperorDune it breaks my heart that they gotta but I am glad they are
 
@Ash same
 
2:50 AM
@Ash From what I've heard (and I haven't really kept up with it), it's a lot more than just LGBTQ+ that's being compromised in the sex ed curriculum.
 
Ash
3:11 AM
@MBraedley oh, yeah, it's a lot more than that
But that's one of the most obvious holes
 
 
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4:39 AM
Some of Kavanaugh’s former Yale classmates, rankled by Fox interview, speak out for the first time https://wapo.st/2ObnPG9
yesterday, by Tim Stone
Ah, well, I'm sure this will in no way backfire for them then
 
5:04 AM
Exclusive: Elon Musk and Tesla's HR head emailed last year about offering prominent UAW supporters promotions, to management-level safety roles, that HR head told Musk could prevent those "adversaries" from pushing for union https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-25/tesla-hr-chief-suggested-promoting-uaw-advocates-to-safety-jobs
Ahhhh Elon
 
The hardest thing to take about #Kavanaugh: "The absolute, seemingly mindless cruelty toward women who didn’t know they were the targets of such abuse" https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-ramirez-ford-which-women-matter.html By @Dahlialithwick @Slate
@TimStone elon_smoking_pot_face.jpg
 
5:20 AM
> He does not even allow, not for an instant, for the possibility that he hurt people he doesn’t remember in ways he cannot recall, and that this wouldn’t make them liars or part of a coordinated smear campaign.
 
6:10 AM
Trump: Boasting line in UN speech was "meant to get some laughter" http://hill.cm/3X15j9G
 
6:32 AM
@Memor-X suuuuuuuuuuuure
 
 
5 hours later…
11:05 AM
Brett Kavanaugh: Trump doubts 'drunk' sex assault accuser: bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45634319
> "The second accuser has nothing," Mr Trump told reporters at the UN. "She admits that she was drunk."
@TimStone I wish I could read this
 
@Wipqozn Like, being drunk is literally given as one of the reasons for not being able to give sexual consent
 
11:27 AM
@TimStone this is.just pitting workers against each other 101 tbh
 
12:15 PM
Monsanto's global weedkiller harms honeybees, research finds - The world’s most used weedkiller damages the beneficial bacteria in the guts of honeybees and makes them more prone to deadly infections, new research has found. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/24/monsanto-weedkiller-harms-bees-research-finds
 
 
1 hour later…
1:42 PM
A DSA member who worked at the DOJ protested Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen. The DOJ investigated the protest, found no wrongdoing. A top DOJ official dismissed those findings and personally ousted the DSA member: https://www.thedailybeast.com/top-justice-department-official-personally-ousted-anti-trump-worker?ref=home
American cities consistently put up barriers to aiding homeless people - including laws against feeding the homeless. But the homeless are organizing their own ways to live with dignity, without the state's help. https://thenib.com/organizing-homelessness
 
1:58 PM
@Unionhawk Yeah, it's not even inventive union busting
Steven Seagal is prepared to resolve Vladivostok’s political crisis and step in as governor. “I represent the interests of President Putin,” he says. https://ria.ru/politics/20180926/1529349699.html
Sure, why not
 
2:11 PM
@Unionhawk The laws I hear about from certain American cities meant to target the homeless is just completely appalling
I honestly don't even understand how there could be people just so absolutely heartless that they'd pass laws whose purpose is to make being homeless illegal
Didn't Florida once have a law which made sleeping outside on public property illegal?
 
listen, it's simple, if you want to solve homelessness don't feed the bears - former cincinnati police chief 2013
 
@Unionhawk Gosh darn it if it works for Yogi then it'll work for the homeless too
 
2:29 PM
License plate reading technology will be used to enforce vehicle registration and payment of vehicle personal property taxes. Arlington vehicle owners will need to display their yellow 2018-19 decals through July 1, 2019. After that, no decal will be required.
Oh good even more traffic stops 🙄
I don't even know wtf a vehicle personal property tax is but it's sure as hell not something you should pull people over for 🤷🏼‍♂️
 
@GodEmperorDune Good deal bruh Trump is great about keeping promises everyone says so. (Not sure I believe this report)
 
...And now we're talking about China potentially interfering in the 2018 midterms? "They do not want me or us to win, because I am the first president to challenge China on trade. And we are winning on trade. We are winning at ever level." ...What?!
Big Boy going off the rails
 
@TimStone Haha what
@GodEmperorDune Wow, yeah, that's what we need right now
 
Trump says Kim Jong Un is "a man I have gotten to know and like," says things are happening away from the media "that nobody knows" and that "I think you will have some very good news from North Korea in the coming months and years."
Dude I'm pretty sure we all know Kim is working you behind the scenes, he has your personality flaws pegged
 
@TimStone That reminds that I need to renew my registration sticker.
@Memor-X "I was just pretending to be stupid."
 
2:41 PM
@SaintWacko It's important to add that this was a nonproliferation meeting so like even if it wasn't bad on its face it also doesn't even make sense in context
 
The Trump administration’s plan to severely penalize immigrants for accessing public benefits has only just been made public, but advocates say legal U.S. residents are already been cutting themselves off from critical services. New from me: https://www.thedailybeast.com/immigrants-shun-federal-benefits-over-green-card-fears?ref=author
Sadly working as designed
 
Also, the calendar does show that Kavanaugh was hanging out with the guys who Ford reportedly has said she remembers being in the room/at the house. Here's July 1:
ಠ_ಠ
FOR SKIS
I'm sorry I thought I couldn't hate him anymore but "brewskis" is already an absurd word, I refuse to tolerate this
@GodEmperorDune I'm still not clear if no one's punted Stephen Miller right in the crotch yet or if he's a reptile man with everything on the inside
Uhh Avenatti put out the claim and also…tweeted a picture of the victim? For some reason?
 
@TimStone Nice call.
 
@GodEmperorDune Something something but not racist
 
Avenatti has released a sworn declaration from a third Kavanaugh accuser, Julie Swetnick. She says she was a victim of a gang rape after being drugged at a party in 1982, and alleges that Kavanaugh and Mark Judge were "present." https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/1044960428730843136
 
2:59 PM
@TimStone Ugh exactly more police stops is a terrible terrible idea.
You know what offsets regained personal property tax revenue? Wrongful death settlements!
Okay, we've had a lot of disgusting news already this morning, let's make take a break for some funny news about a city shooting itself in the foot instead.
 
@puzzlepiece87 Pretty sure there's a daily article about Florida Man literally shooting himself in the foot.
 
Deleted because I just looked up the story I referenced and it was more "horrifying attack on homeless person" than "hahaha funny zombies".
Everything sucks, you all. It's official. Can't even laugh about bath salt zombies anymore.
Thank you Venice for your service.
 
@puzzlepiece87 From the story I recall, bath salts dude literally ate someone's face.
 
Yes, I didn't realize it was so bad.
I thought it was "haha dude is acting but not aware and trying to eat people and at most someone got a bite on the arm"
But really it was "random guy assaults the **** out of a homeless person"
 
3:18 PM
> Visitors are instructed not to swim in canals, make picnic stops out of public areas, pause too long on bridges, drop litter, ride or wheel bikes, stand or lie on benches, busk or make art without a permit, attach “love locks” to monuments and bridges, climb on trees, buildings and monuments, get changed in public, feed birds or sightsee topless or in swimwear. Making too much noise, whether at night or during siesta time (1-3pm), is also forbidden.
I'm not sure what it means to "wheel" a bike
 
@Wipqozn Where you push it while walking beside it.
@Wipqozn Some of this is obviously reasonable - no littering. Others are stranger - benches are expressly made for sitting or laying (?).
 
Ash
@puzzlepiece87 they say standing or lying, so I am assuming sitting only
 
It seems similar to me to places like San Francisco, Venice Beach, etc. that refuse to build more housing to protect the property values of people who already live there. It seems like another form of NIMBY to me.
@Ash No, they had already covered sitting by the time you get to that paragraph.
 
Ash
Ah, okay
 
You could argue it's only in certain locations, and to keep traffic moving or something, but they expressly say it's because there's too many tourists.
Also, to be fair, the fine for sitting hasn't been approved yet, it's just up for vote.
I was just having a good time laughing at this story tbh since things are daaaaark.
 
3:36 PM
@puzzlepiece87 Well there's no argue, that's exactly what it is
> Visitors to Venice could be fined up to €500 (£440) for sitting in undesignated spots, after the mayor suggested a new ban as part of wider efforts to crack down on undesirable tourist behaviour.
500 euros is definitely excessive, but depending on what's considered an undesignted spot I can understand it
It sounds like the problem is just there's a lot of tourists who are just assholes
It makes me think of this nova scotia story from last year: cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/…
 

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