@BenjaminStyles777 So those are your gatekeepers. I do much the same on twitter.
@gmcgath For impeachment proceedings and in aid of oversight of the executive branch it should be able to subpoena. Not so sure about other functions related to its role of making laws.
People have rights that must be respected...unless the government decides that it is too much trouble to respect those rights. https://www.texasmonthly.com/news/border-patrol-outdoor-detention-migrants-el-paso/
This is what conservatism has reduced itself to: Damning Americans for being unwilling to parent the rest of the world. The Tree of Liberty is not refreshed by the blood of outsiders, but of *patriots*. Let those in other nations win their own freedom.
American voters don’t care much about promoting democracy, taking on Chinese aggression, promoting trade, fighting global poverty or defending hu…
"To abandon facts is to abandon freedom" -- Timothy Snyder
I'm looking for work. See below:
As those who have followed me awhile probably know, I have "shrugged", meaning that I will not support this profoundly rights-violating society. To effect that, I contribute as little as possible to society in general and limit my income so that I need not pay taxes. 1/3
Jane Austen! (I'll stop now, you'll have to hunt out the rest if you want them.)
From the very beginning of my acquaintance with your tweets, impressing me with your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the timelines of others, I had not known them a month before I felt that you were the last account in the world whom I could RT. https://twitter.com/indiend2/status/1138866110386884611
Somebody asked for Nantucket. And he delivered.....
There once was a tweet from Nantucket
Whose pun was so bad they said “suck it!”
Still in the reply
The pun wouldn’t die
So they threw up their hands and said “fuck it." https://twitter.com/sandyt0es/status/1138877983954014208
Poetry and prose....to get the whole thing you'll probably have to go to
It is an ancient Twitterer,
And he stoppeth one of three.
'By thy bloodshot eyes and trolling cries,
Now wherefore tweet’st at me?
The DM’s doors are opened wide,
And I am loved therein;
My friends are met, the jokes are set:
May'st hear the merry din.'
It's official: Twitter has no sense of humor. https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/06/11/what-the-fk-twitter-let-the-smiting-begin-twitter-locks-god-no-seriously-annnd-were-officially-dead-now/
TIL Richard Mitchell, one of my early influences, has a fan site. https://sourcetext.com/grammarian/
The article referenced in the quote is a good intro.
How the 'Underground Grammarian' Taught Me to Tell Reason from Rubbish | Mark Andre Alexander
I'm an Objectivist who has "shrugged". It's time to look for exits.
Liberdon is a Mastodon instance for libertarians, ancaps, anarchists, voluntaryists, agorists, etc to sound off without fear of reprisal from jack or zuck. It was created in the wake of the Great Twitter Cullings of 2018, when a number of prominent libertarian accounts were suspended or banned.