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1:05 AM
@Wipqozn also got a feeling that if there was irrefutable evidence that Epstein's death was an assassination but by the GOP (because of evidence against Trump), they'll also have wave it because it's no longer about the Clintons/Dems
 
 
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2:26 PM
Registering to vote like trying to 'count the bubbles in the soap' in some U.S. states: activist cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-sept-17-2020-1.5727661/…
 
More from Olivia Troye, former member of Pence's Covid task force:
(FYI this is a normal-length article/interview, not your normal New Yorker novelette)
> She told me she believed that most other staffers on the coronavirus task force were genuinely motivated to help Americans weather the pandemic but that Trump blocked them from implementing the right policies. “Everything that you’re putting in place is derailed not just by a random person—it’s derailed by a No. 1. It’s derailed by the person at the very top,” she said.
 
2:42 PM
Gotta carefully parse this one: both sets of attorneys acknowledge that US Rep Dana Rohrabacher made the offer to Assange; the dispute is whether this was a legitimate offer authorized by Trump
(although I have no doubt it was, nothing else would make sense)
Also, some articles make it sound like the offer was in exchange for Assange naming the (true) source of the emails, but that's not really accurate either; they wanted Assange to lie about the source to clear the Trump campaign
This article probably states it most clearly:
> Robinson said the two Americans claimed to be emissaries from Washington and “wanted us to believe they were acting on behalf of the president.” The pair allegedly told Assange that they could help grant him a pardon in exchange for him revealing information about the source of the WikiLeaks information that proved it was not the Russians who hacked Democratic emails.
 
@BradC Pence called her a disgruntled former employee and it's like yeah she's disgruntled because her bosses were bad! That's it! That's the thing!
@BradC It's just extremely funny how long Rohrabacher was allowed to get away with clearly working against the interests of the country
Sorry by funny I mean something else
 
> Rohrabacher, who was known as Putin’s favorite congressman, partially corroborated the claim back in February, saying at the time: “I spoke to Julian Assange and told him if he would provide evidence about who gave WikiLeaks the emails I would petition the president to give him a pardon... He knew I could get to the president.”
 
3:54 PM
If Dems win the White House and the Senate, I hope to god they have a serious set of voting rights legislation ready to go
Like, mandating hand-marked paper ballots in all precincts, mandating a certain number of polling locations and voting booths per X population
Mandating hand-counting validation in a random number of precincts
Re-upping the voting rights act scrutiny to apply to all states.
 
4:32 PM
In a surprise to nobody, Twitter does not research the trending context
This showed up in the sidebar
> Carlson said he was ‘basically on board’ after public intellectual Cornel West explained democratic socialism to him on Thursday
It is very easy to find that the clip is actually from July 2018.
 
 
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7:29 PM
CNN: Venus is a Russian planet -- say the Russians.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/18/world/venus-russian-planet-scn-scli-intl/index.html
> "We think that Venus is a Russian planet, so we shouldn't lag behind," he said.
What does that even mean lol
 
Inhospitable?
 
@Wrigglenite lol perfect
 
 
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9:59 PM
A toxic wasteland under intense pressure
 
 
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11:48 PM
Ruth Bader Ginsburg died
Thanks 2020 we really needed that one
 
Yup, prepare for someone absolutely terrible to replace her
 

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