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Favorite Rejects 2022-12-21
The past two years have been really interesting for McConnell's legacy, complicating the "he exists only to obstruct / play crude politics / own the libs" story.
Mitch McConnell supports important reforms to the Electoral Count Act and now he's on the Senate floor delivering a good speech on behalf of the Ukrainian cause. Merry Christmas. https://t.co/jUF9TebH8V
Aaron Rupar @atrupar
An illustration of NYC’s governance problems is that too MTA officials appear to sincerely believe they have the highest-ridership metro system in the world when it’s not even close — you see similar inaccurate claims made about Penn Station being the busiest in the world.
It is worth pointing out that, just as with Trump/Russia, there was *a lot* of speculation about Trump's motives re: keeping classified docs and many wild theories being thrown about without much basis. Theories that do not seem to be getting confirmed washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
I can’t stress enough that Greenwald is the worst journalist in the world; not only does he constantly lie, he lies specifically in service to Russian interests, and to normalise and downplay the invasion so much that people become too apathetic to support any action against it.
It will come as a huge surprise to everyone, I'm sure, that this tweet is basically entirely false https://t.co/OvSaIt3DIc
Imagine if half the US Army were killed or wounded in 10 months...
With nearly half of the Russian Ground Forces estimated to be wounded and killed in 2022, and a major percentage of their active duty armored equipment destroyed (30-50%), they announce they need more soldiers and larger units. /19
Dara Massicot @MassDara
Is that a defense? I’m confused https://t.co/i8DEt6Pm8C
"I did not believe it for one second." That's Sean Hannity, talking about the Big Lie in his deposition in the $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox News by Dominion. https://t.co/wK220Uuhla
Jeremy W. Peters @jwpetersNYT
I hope Musk’s recent rightward turn can help negative polarize more progressives away from the “rooftop solar will provide everything we need” vision of the future of energy.
The Russians can knock out the power grid but the oil of liberty burns on!! https://t.co/YU8RFa6xSB
There’s a Hanukkah/no power metaphor sitting right there for Zelenskyy
Michael Salerno @MikeNJD
Fortunately my tweets are high-quality data
We are running out of a vital resource: words! There are “only” 5 to 10 trillion high-quality words (papers, books, code) on the internet. Our AI models will have used all of that for training by 2026. Low-quality data (tweets, fanfic) will last to 2040. https://t.co/hm1EaJ6Enu https://t.co/PNsyUbPhBZ
Ethan Mollick @emollick