and I’ll answer (almost) anything
I'll start. "hey Jeff, doesn't anyone proofread this shit?"
yes, in fact I read everything three times and Goodwyfe Claudia will generally give it a final ok. hard to believe, I know.
I started following you because you were the person that said what I was thinking better than I was thinking it.. and I was a public school teacher that would have been fired (now early retired)for using my 1st Amendment rights and I also was viewing the orange facist years from the inside of a vodka bottle. I didn't know the orange facist years would continue even after the orange fascist was gone. I was naive. I come to follow you to try to stay sane.
For a few years, I've thought about this question but never knew who to ask.
In 1974 at age 20, I moved to Manhattan and have lived here ever since. Trump was known here as Trump the rich guy before entering politics. In addition, he was notorious for suing everyone who crossed his path. James D. Zirin illuminates more than 45 years of Trump's legal disputes in his book, Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits,... Since his presidency, many lives have been negatively affected if not destroyed.
Because Trump sues everyone, why can't we (millions of Americans) file a class action suit against him for all of the damage he has done?
In an interview, Mel Brooks was asked about why he wrote “Springtime for Hitler”. I’m paraphrasing, but his response was that the best way to respond to tyrants was to laugh at them. So, carry on. I’m all for making fun of people who deserve it.
Keep up the good trolling!! I look forward to your email every day
I used to have some followers on the birb. Like when your first account got banned with 60k I had like 25k? My follow-up accounts kept getting banned too so I gave up there years before Elon.
Anyhow, point is you got here on the strength and visceral nature of your writing. It appeals to the angry.
In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry, and been widely regarded as a bad move.
(Credit: Douglas Adams.)
The essential fact of modern Republican Party campaigning and governance is that any efforts to level the playing field -- be it in race, religion, education, economics, voting, housing, gender, taxes, even access to ideas -- must diminish the Liberty of White Fundamentalist Rural Christians who regard themselves as Keepers of the Flame.
There's a new book out by Jefferson Cowie called Freedom’s Dominion:A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power. Eric Foner reviews it in the recent London Review of Books. Haven't read the book but just finished the review and it knocked me out.
Three-Toes and her confederates are operating not merely as morons, although morons they be, but out of a tradition that antedates the American Revolution.
It's a sobering thought. For we who went through the first Civil Rights struggle in the middle of the last century must acknowledge that millions oppose it, that they believe they can and must succeed in erasing those gains.
What is to be done? I dunno, and I'm with you, that probably the best we can do is mock them, shine a floodlight on their idiocies and crimes, and pray that Justice prevails.
In this fight, man, you are doing such splendid work. But you must have other pursuits. How do you step back to recharge? Any tips?
Actual question: How come you're not in Congress? Seems like you're strong enough in your convictions to not get corrupted. I think you'd do better on the field than in the bleachers. Which is a hard thing to say because, as I'm sure you were told before, you're great in the bleachers.
I have a question JT.
How much do you think your catchphrase, "Holy Fuckin shit" has helped you build a following?
Seems to me that might have helped folks recognize your Tweets in the Twitterstorm.
Politics, like sports, has been devolving for a long while now, but Trump has burst the dam on trash talking. How can the left fight back with honest debate without stooping to their level? How does one engage in civil debate and be successful? All this in the face of "click bait" news and internet trolling, etc. How can one be a civilized campaigner?
Could you kindly use some of your exquisite trolling ability to get people to recognize that COVID is AIRBORNE, our kids are a highly efficient vector for spreading SARS-related variants, and YES Long Covid is a rapidly expanding mass disability trend?
And oh, by the way, N95 masks DO work, especially for everyone but the morons at the CDC, who just mindlessly infected a very large number of their own at the "Epidemic Intelligence Service" meeting in Atlanta late April (which proved to be attended by a herd of people with #CoviDementia).
...but the administration, all members of Congress and millions of people with a lot of nonfunctional neurons are still allergic to science...
My friend recommended you when I first joined Twitter - loved “holy fucking shit” - after leaving twitter last year I was glad to find you here on Substack. Thank you!
are you still on twitter? if so , why?
As a species, just how screwed are we?
Why hasn’t Matt Gratz gone to jail? Does he have pics of Kevin naked with a goat or something?
I’m grateful you still use Post as well as Twitter and probably other platforms. Many of us that have left Twitter need your wit and honesty. Okay here is the question: what is your favorite decade and why?