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12:52 AM
NEW: After today's #NotOkGoogle "town hall" meeting on retaliation, Google employee activists are planning a "company-wide day of action" on May 1 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/apr/26/google-worker-activists-accuse-company-of-retaliation-at-town-hall
 
1:26 AM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
🚨 Wayne LaPierre accuses Ollie North of extortion >> Mr. LaPierre, in a stinging letter sent on Thursday to the N.R.A.’s board, accused Mr. North of threatening to leak damaging information about him and other N.R.A. executives unless he stepped down https://nyti.ms/2VxfS1G?smid=nytcore-ios-share
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2:23 AM
What’s happened since New Jersey overhauled its cash bail system? - The state’s pretrial jail population dropped by 44% - Crime rates have plummeted - No statistically significant change in court nonappearance or rearrest rates #EndMoneyBail https://talkpoverty.org/2019/04/26/new-jersey-bail-reform-works/
Nice
 
2:41 AM
Just…just a truly magnificently absurd take here on the TL
Elizabeth Warren would be a beloved Harvard Law Professor not a presidential candidate if @barackobama and @JoeBiden had not worked with her to make her idea to form a consumer financial protection bureau law
 
2:59 AM
@TimStone it's unproveable but i've heard similar things in other places
she just wanted to implement the CFPB, republicans blocked it, so she went to the senate instead and here we are years later
 
I mean I can get on board with that part but the insinuation seems to be we…have to give deference to Biden, for some reason?
Which seems like a highly questionable perspective here
It seems to be a retort against Warren saying Biden was on the side of the credit card companies but I'm pretty sure that still checks out
 
yeah i can see giving obama some blame but biden had even less to do with it
and biden's legislative record is well documented
 
Yeah, so I don't get it. But I'm sure we have plenty more of this to look forward to as this primary season drags on forever
 
 
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1:58 PM
noted person who is in favor of consumer protection, joe biden
 
2:16 PM
lmao Wayne LaPierre and Oliver North were supposed to sit next to each other at the NRA annual meeting event where organization business is conducted. North isn't there. https://t.co/5DWBM8fbDF
lol look at these chuckleheads for starters but this is the best dumb drama
Incidentally given that all problems can be solved by guns I do feel like a duel is in order
Massive room packed with NRA members. Incredibly silent as Oliver North who has been a decades long board member essentially resigns and steps away from the National Rifle Association
lmao
rekt
Who had Mayor Pete will give every American an unnecessary cleanse in the election pool?
Goop queen Gwyneth Paltrow is throwing a fundraiser for wunderkind presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg—elevating pseudoscience into the political conversation https://trib.al/knVchom
SCOOP from @RosalindZAdams: Erik Prince’s company is back in Iraq — with Chinese funding https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosalindadams/blackwater-erik-prince-frontier-services-group-iraq
 
2:46 PM
@TimStone so is this a good thing, a bad thing or a "NRA is still ruining our country so no change" thing
 
Uhh apparently NRATV which is Boomer Brain fuel was a project by a North associate so maybe "good" in the most trivial of senses. But definitely good if it turns out all this financial stuff is true and they run themselves into the ground
 
Yeah like I said the other day, how many of their 5m members are actively dues paying
Every member I know is a life member
 
Should also point out that there's a nonzero chance the Biggest Boomer of them all weighs in so that will certainly be dumb
I feel like he'd side with North, who is a general and had a Fox News show, but who knows?
2020 Dem says Sanders and Warren are too liberal to beat Trump http://hill.cm/Gvlu5Ot
lmao Meth Soulton
But come on you can't keep talking about "Washington politics" like it isn't entirely Mitch McConnell's very existence
Sunday @PKCapitol: No district in America might tell us more about the state of politics than NY19. Obama won it by 6%, Trump won by 7% and last year @repdelgado won it back for Dems. Impeachment isn’t an issue here. They want broadband, job training. https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/in-a-trump-district-a-freshman-house-democrat-works-on-repeating-his-success/2019/04/26/dd5703b8-6799-11e9-a1b6-b29b90efa879_story.html
Ajit Pai: Maybe some 5G instead?
 
3:15 PM
The Minnesota State Senate has voted to take away 20% of the Minnesota Historical Society’s operating budget because the GOP is upset that Fort Snelling now includes the Sioux name of Bdote, a name used for the site prior to the establishment of the fort. https://www.twincities.com/2019/04/25/fort-snelling-at-bdote-republican-senators-threaten-minnesota-historical-society-funds-over-alleged-revisionist-history/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_medium=social&utm_content=fb-PioneerPress&utm_source=facebook.com&fbclid=IwAR2IEawFfy7d15wo7fqMSBj4Qfm8WT8v7UbvZ6tdnGunebo-a61dhIbt9M4
 
3:34 PM
Reader Todd K. would like me to know that “very fine people” sometimes *have* to march with neo-Nazis because of sunk-costs.
Amazing
 
Ash
@TimStone Aaaaaaaaaaa no
 
Yeah Todd GTFO of there it's not rocket science
Nick Bosa was the second overall pick, he’s white and a vocal critic of Colin Kaepernick. Kyler Murray, was the #1 overall pick, he’s black and won the Heisman Trophy. Which one did the president take time to congratulate? https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1122109651087241216
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Beto says he wants farm to table restaurants in *every* community when asked about poor nutrition in many places.
?
 
Ash
@Unionhawk that isn't solving the problem my dude
 
4:05 PM
> restaurants
 
4:27 PM
Caputo said "The Department of Justice is wrecked. It is befouled. And we need to take that place apart with a flamethrower." https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/caputo-leads-cheshire-county-gop-in-post-russia-probe-victory/article_6b42f9f6-5238-5bab-a0da-bd929a36b160.html
HMMMM
NRA membership votes, opposes executive session and a secret session without press
(the leadership was trying to go to closed session and evict the press and the membership was like mmmm nah)
Lots of procedural stuff there as the leadership attempts to scramble after reading North's letter and making things super awkward I guess
Which is pretty impressive because you'd think attacking kids who survived school shootings would already be awkward and yet
 
hang on, what's going on with the NRA?
 
See thread, they're having a session and they've pushed out Oliver North as president after he reportedly blackmailed LaPierre into stepping down over accusations of improper handling of finances
And I guess they've suspended their top lawyer now too
 
4:44 PM
@TimStone lol
good on the membership for voting in favor of democracy I guess
 
This week at #Time100Summit, @tim_cook won applause by bemoaning extensive screen time, and talking up @apple’s efforts to help people scale back. Now the @nytimes reveals the truth: Apple is using the halo of such rhetoric to actually crack down on apps that fight addiction. https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1122126118834900995
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Relatedly, we have a few related resolutions for DSA (eliminating or rotating the steering committee (from "elected as a subset of the national leadership by national leadership"), limiting executive session, etc) which will be fun
 
lol did you see Comey was a scab?
It makes so much sense
 
Love 2 have a job of taking attendance and wasting kids time
Proud of that
 
 
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6:59 PM
O'Rourke tells audience that he met with Harry Reid before he got to forum, talked about the passage of the ACA. It's a way for O'Rourke to explain why he supports the Medicare for America Act -- implication, that it can pass, unlike some ideas.
I know we're supposed to associate Harry Reid with experience or whatever here but given he's super into UFOs now I'm not 100% sure I'm on board
 
7:15 PM
Stop making harry reed sound cool
 
if harry reid were mitch mcconnell, the supreme court would be very different right now
 
7:46 PM
At least four people shot during a Passover holiday celebration, according to @10News. https://www.10news.com/multiple-people-gunned-down-at-poway-synagogue-police-search-for-shooter
 
Facebook friend of mine who is a news cameraman somewhere just posted this
 
 
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#BREAKING Sudan protest leaders, army rulers agree on joint civilian-military council: protest leader
 
9:20 PM
@GodEmperorDune if chuck schumer were harry reid I'd be approximately 7.2% less mad at everything
 
Spokesperson for New York AG Letitia James to me just now: "The Office of New York State Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation related to the National Rifle Association (NRA). As part of this investigation, the Attorney General has issued subpoenas."
 

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