Favorite Rejects 2022-03-25
I think Donald Trump's wildly inappropriate handling of the TikTok case prevented people from thinking clearly about the case. It's really not a good idea for a Chinese company to run one of our most popular social media networks.
I think a reasonable peace settlement should include an ironclad guarantee that an American director or Putin’s choice will get a big budget to make a movie about the Battle of Kursk. https://t.co/5ksuhAPtIB
Putin is making a live address. He's currently whining about how Hollywood refuses to make movies about the Russian contribution to defeating Nazi Germany and claiming "progressives" are trying to "cancel Russia".
"Earlier this month, Mikhail Gorbachev celebrated his 91st birthday in obscurity at his home near Moscow, the forgotten leader of Russia’s brief, unsuccessful move toward democracy at home and on its borders."
From Gorbachev to Putin: How things could have been different for Russia https://t.co/NXRRe9cNvu
Carl P. Leubsdorf @CarlPLeubsdorf
The main dispute regarding Hunter's laptop was not about whether the material was "real" but whether it proved Joe Biden's corruption as Trump's team claimed (it didn't) vox.com/22992772/hunte…
If Gov. Newsom is willing to just toss our emissions goals by rewarding car ownership and gas tax holidays for no reason other than to get re-elected in the safest blue state then it's settled that California leaders were just virtue signaling about global warming the whole time.
Looks like one of these guys is mortally afraid of his own troops. I'm just not sure which one. Could you please help me to figure it out?
You just fired an employee because you didn't like the video he posted on YouTube.
Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?
Elon Musk @elonmusk
I am the very model of a Russian Major General My standing in the battlefield is growing quite untenable My forces, though equipped and given orders unequivocal Did not expect the fight to be remotely this reciprocal
Writing prompt: I am the very model of a Russian Major General
thaddeus e. grugq 🌻 @thegrugq
New research: making the Childcare Tax Credit expansion permanent "would cost $97 billion per year and generate social benefits with net present value of $982 billion per year." This is the program Manchin killed under guise of fiscal conservatism.
The fact that Russia is focusing resources on this shit, and on reeducation shit in Kherson, has big "Hitler in 1944" vibes. Focusing on brutalizing the people you can still brutalize, even as defeat looms.
BREAKING: Russians are deporting Ukrainians from sieged #Mariupol to Russia en masse – at least 6,000 people have already been displaced. Russians force people on buses and take them to “filtration camps,” after which people are sent to distant Russian cities.
Anastasiia Lapatina @lapatina_