Some insurrectionist trivia for you: Roger Stone reportedly introduced Alex Jones to Trump and arranged for Jones to interview Trump on Infowars during his 2016 campaign. Stone also once called Jones “the single most important voice in the alternative conservative media”.— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) August 3, 2022
Wow. Sandy Hook parents' lawyer is revealing that Alex Jones' lawyers sent him the contents of Jones' phone BY MISTAKE.— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) August 3, 2022
"12 days ago, your attorneys messed up and sent me a digital copy of every text" Jones has sent for years.
"You know what perjury is?" the lawyer asks.
Privilege is the utter gall of starting a third political party because you personally don't have to worry if the Republicans regain power.— Lecia Michelle: Author & Anti-Racism Activist 🐝 (@LeciaMichelle11) July 29, 2022
In case you were wondering:— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) August 2, 2022
- CNN, assessment of impact of death of al-Zawahri
- MSNBC, same
- CNBC, same until top of past hour
-Fox: first Jesse Watters, then Tucker, on corruption and reckless big-spending of incompetent Biden administration.
The USPS is not a corporation. There are no share holders. There is no requirement to turn a profit.— Bryan William Jones (@BWJones) July 29, 2022
Would you make the Marine Corps turn a profit? How about the Centers For Disease Control?
This makes zero sense unless you are lobbying for one of the private shipping companies https://t.co/xRM5xJpxcR
Six weeks ago, lead on all TV / radio newscasts, and most major news outlets, was "pain at the pump" of gas prices. Was allegedly central economic, political, cultural issue— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) July 28, 2022
Symmetrical coverage as prices have gone down?
Not so muchhttps://t.co/t1tsOBY4aC
One way to think about gas prices:— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) August 1, 2022
10 years ago 10 gallons of gas cost about 1.5 hours' wages for the average worker
3 years ago (pre-pandemic) that was down to only about 1 hour, but that was because of an unsustainable fracking bubble
Today the number is about 1.3
Fun facts: In the first six months of the 1981-82 recession, we lost 1,046k jobs, in the first six months of the 1990-01 recession we lost 690k jobs, in 2001 we lost 761k jobs, in 2007-09, we lost 705k jobs. In 2022 we gained 2,740k jobs.— Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13) July 29, 2022
Making liberals angry:— CBS News Poll (@CBSNewsPoll) August 2, 2022
A motivator for Reps, particularly MAGA Reps
Reps say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate to make liberals angry, that rises to 69% among Reps who identify as part of MAGA. https://t.co/frLfYI1BmW pic.twitter.com/AZfz8EAgoZ
JD Vance thinks people should stay in violent marriages for the kids, but even he knows that's indefensible.— Tim Ryan (@TimRyan) July 29, 2022
Vance has had every opportunity to explain his dangerous position. Instead, he's hiding from press. What a coward. pic.twitter.com/eyRWq2iAtg
But where would the politics desks of most major newspapers have been through this past year, without this "everyone knows it's happening" organizing concept ?— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) July 30, 2022
"Told" is an interesting choice for a verb here.
GOP leader Kevin McCarthy told Trump to WAIT until after the midterms to announce if he is running https://t.co/NbrR4w6yI7— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) July 27, 2022
The MAGA fixation on Fauci remains one of the most curious aspects of that very curious crowd.
We are a deeply sick country https://t.co/w3T1ZYQrGA— Jon “Bowzer” Bauman (@JonBowzerBauman) August 2, 2022
idea: a gameshow called Imposter Syndrome where you take 10 senior developers and tell them that one of them is actually just a sales guy who's been taught to say DevOps buzzwords. to win, they have to figure out who the fake dev is. the trick: there is no sales guy— Cain Maddox (@ctrlshifti) August 1, 2022
I sometimes think about the fact that about 2% of VC funding goes to female founders and about 1.2% goes to Black founders yet some funds have clearly run out of even mediocre ideas to fund let alone good ones.— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) July 29, 2022
This is a Money Ball opportunity for some VC fund. I’ll do it someday pic.twitter.com/eufAB9IqOB
And lo, on Thursday, only three days after they offered up their preferred business model, Instagram pulled the plug on its product reboot.— Tech Insider (@TechInsider) July 29, 2022
It was a stunning admission of what has been clear for so long: Zuckerberg basically has no idea what he's doing.https://t.co/335MOHgHSA
Meta is doing what I would do if I was trying to destroy a company .i.e go all in on a concept almost nobody wants.— Concoda (@concodanomics) July 28, 2022
VCs poured $5B into scooter startups over the years but missed one crucial lesson from Uber & Lyft. Ride share companies offload ownership & maintenance of cars to drivers. This boosts their financials.— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) July 30, 2022
Owning easily damaged or lost scooters turns out to be a terrible business. pic.twitter.com/sjciMDWa2H
The one that exists.— CommonSenseSkeptic (@C_S_Skeptic) July 30, 2022
HBO Max may be the best service but WB is possibly the worst run studio. The business is idiot proof largely because smart people like Ted Turner bought up valuable catalogs. If that IP hadn't been acquired (or had been allowed to go into the public domain)...
HBO Max is widely acknowledged to be the best streaming service. And now the execs who bought it are on the verge of dismantling it, simply because they feel like it. Mergers give just a few wealthy people MASSIVE control over what we watch, with disasterous results.— Adam Conover (@adamconover) August 4, 2022
“I’m helping. Weeee..” 😂 pic.twitter.com/j9NXQPqYlQ— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) August 1, 2022
Fascinating drone footage looking down into a volcanic eruption from above.— Wonder of Science (@wonderofscience) August 1, 2022
Credit: Bjorn Steinbekkpic.twitter.com/u6MGtONNax
Wish I could find one of these for LA.
Isochrones 😍 ! This map shows you how far a 5h train ride will take you, departing from any city in Europe.https://t.co/6F4dJ80N87— Benjamin Td (@_benjamintd) July 29, 2022
Inspired by Direkt Bahn Guru by @juliustens. pic.twitter.com/8vY48WiakE