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iuculano

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Dual citizen of 2 fabulous countries, #Italy & #Canada! 🇮🇹 🇨🇦 Mmm, #Pizza w/ Canadian #Bacon!•Doppia cittadinanza di 2 favolosi paesi, #Italia & Canada!

Politics is Life. Life is Politics

❤️ cannoli
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Posts & boosts will be in either English, French or Italian (& Sicilian, occasionally). It is what it is. Hope you enjoy the variety. If not, you know what to do.

:startrek: Live Long & Prosper! 🖖

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BREAKING NYT:

Samuel told a woman posing as a Catholic conservative last week that compromise in America between the left and right might be impossible and then agreed with the view that the nation should return to a place of godliness.

"One side or the other is going to win," Alito told Lauren Windsor at an exclusive gala at the Court. "…there are differences on fundamental things that really can’t be compromised." https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/10/us/politics/supreme-court-alito.html

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GottaLaff , to random
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WHAT?!

“Federal judge overseeing ’s classified case struck down a small but significant part of the indictment on Monday, ruling that the government must remove from its charges an episode in which Trump is said to have shown a highly sensitive military map to one of his close aides after he left office”

Gift: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/10/us/politics/trump-documents-charges-cannon.html?unlocked_article_code=1.y00.ZLXl.0R0squaYWTAc&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

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GottaLaff , to random
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Taking some time off. I need to unwind from all the stress. Thank you all for your good wishes. I’ll come back online when I feel better. I won’t read your replies for awhile. 💖

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@GottaLaff

deep strong hug

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But if you’re in line to vote in MAGA states, you’re outta luck.

“… 's campaign is hiring extra medics, loading up on fans and water bottles and allowing supporters to carry umbrellas to an outdoor rally in Las Vegas.” https://abc7.com/post/trump-will-hold-outdoor-las-vegas-rally-scorching/14928651/

iuculano ,
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@GottaLaff

Is it Trump water? Also, will he be throwing out water bottles to the crowd as he threw paper towels in Puerto Rico?

Just asking

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marks anniversary w/vote to defund

's movement could lead… to seek weapons

Today is the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landing at , , where ~160k troops pulled off the largest invasion by sea in history. From that point on was in charge of & it was the beginning of the end of

iuculano ,
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My take is a little different, @Nonilex

#DonaldTrump knew EXACTLY what the historical significance of the term "#AmericaFirst" was the moment he started saying it, knowing FULL WELL the #AmericaFirstCommittee was the name of the #RightWing #isolationist movement. He is one of those that happen to be more than just a little bit taken w/ that #strongman fella from Germany.

#DDay #history #war #StopNazism #StopDictatorship

iuculano , to random
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“He channels his brutality into humbling their pride, crushing their freedom of conscience, diminishing their individual merits and transforming his supporters into flunkeys stripped of all dignity. Like all dictators, loves only those whom he can despise.”

--
The Technique of the Coup d'État
1931

Does this remind you of anyone?

GottaLaff , to random
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‘Night all.

Still under the weather, but painfully slowly incrementally improving.

Alerts will be posted.

Sorry again about the lack of replies to your comments.

❤️

iuculano ,
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@GottaLaff 🤗

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The New York City Police Department is preparing to revoke ’s license to carry a gun

https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/05/politics/trump-gun-nypd-revoke?cid=ios_app

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@GottaLaff

Well, at least, people in the middle of 's 5th Avenue will be a little safer

iuculano , to random
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Via

contributor: President put on the table solutions, agreed with him and then walked away for political reasons. He should remind people that Republicans walked away to help

video/mp4

GottaLaff , to random
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Still under the weather, so posting and replies (other than “likes”), other than alerts, will be minimal. Apologies.

This is par for the course for me. When I get a bad cold, it takes 10 days to kick. I’m on day 6, only incrementally better.

Thank you all for the get well wishes and comments.

Sorry again that I’m not responding. But I am trying to read them.

iuculano ,
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@GottaLaff

Big strong hug 🤗

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Via Ryan Reilly:

on the impact of on America’s standing in the world:

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    The National Association of Broadcasters has exposed itself as the cowards, traitors, and corporate whores we already knew them to be.

    #BeBrave #NationalAssociationOfBroadcasters
    #NABCowards #RobertDeNiro #CurtisLeGeyt #KarenChupka #AprilCarty-Sipp #ShawnDonilon

    Robert De Niro denied leadership award after speaking out against Trump https://www.theguardian.com/film/article/2024/may/31/robert-de-niro-denied-award-trump

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    iuculano ,
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    @DemocracyMattersALot

    Exactly right, lol

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    @randahl

    You need to hashtag it, R.

    Like this → #JusticeDay

    GottaLaff , to random
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    Good night all.

    ENJOY THE MOMENT.

    iuculano ,
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    @GottaLaff

    🤗

    GottaLaff , to random
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    Republican Steve Daines of Montana just blocked confirmation of what would have been the first Native American federal judge for .

    Attorney Danna Jackson with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes had been nominated last month by President Biden. https://apnews.com/article/native-american-judge-blocked-montana-daines-904c8d41fa9c1ec81617f705fc115f59

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    @GottaLaff

    White Supremacists doing sh¡†

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    #TrumpTrial Thurs 30 May 2024 🧵#Deliberations continue

    Justice #Merchan says he believes that the #jury wants him to repeat a significant portion of the #JuryInstructions.

    He will read pages 6-35.

    Each page yesterday took him just a little more than a minute, so this will take >30 mins.

    Between that & the testimony readbacks, also expected to take >30 mins, there will likely be >1 hour this morning w/the jury in the courtroom, not actively deliberating.

    #criminal #law #Trump

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    @Nonilex

    The #Coup continues...

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    This will further endear him to his racist cult followers.

    Via Norm Eisen:

    : Slate reporting there is another tape like Access Hollywood—but this time is using the N-word!

    Per The Apprentice producer Bill Pruitt, in 2004 Trump asked of contestant Kwame Jackson, “would America buy a n—winning?” https://slate.com/culture/2024/05/donald-trump-news-2024-trial-verdict-apprentice.html

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    @GottaLaff

    Holy effing schitzballz!

    GottaLaff , to random
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    Ahem. Attention please.

    I am now in . 🇨🇦🍁

    That is all.

    👏🏻💃🏼🥳💥‼️‼️‼️‼️

    iuculano ,
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    @GottaLaff

    🤗 Welcome to Canada! 🤗

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    do holodeck safeties prevent spanking

    iuculano ,
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    @RikerGoogling

    If it's consensual, sure

    Make it so!

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    Tues 28 May 2024 🧵 #ClosingArguments to Begin in #TrumpTrial

    #Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in connection w/a #HushMoney payment made to a porn star to influence the 2016 election. The case could be in the jury’s hands as early as Wed.

    #law #ElectionInterference
    https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/05/28/nyregion/trump-trial-closing-arguments?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare&sgrp=c-cb

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    @Nonilex

    Ka-POWWWW!!!
    ⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡

    GottaLaff , to random
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    It took an hour to read just the replies to my photo-post from yesterday, and I still don't have the time to reply to all of you. So sorry.

    Time to get ready for the drive.

    Thank you ALL for the good wishes. I love reading every post.

    Off to Oregon. I'll post alerts as they come in, when I can.

    ❤️

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    @GottaLaff

    Stay safe and enjoy the ride! Maybe snap some pics along the way, post a montage later on? I've always enjoyed perusing travel memories :)

    iuculano , to random
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    Everybody needs to watch Ken Burns' Keynote Address to Brandeis University's 2024 graduates

    #KenBurns #Brandeis #history

    https://youtu.be/9n1OqPzIKH4?si=VxXAUE3X6Yrt6vsl

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    GottaLaff , to random
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    Very tired, muscles sore, nearly there.

    One. More. Day.

    Thank you for always encouraging me. It helps, it really does.

    So as a reward, today's Daily Dose of dopey #CountdownToCanada gifs.

    #Canada 🇨🇦

    Have a good evening. I'll be up bright and early with ONE more gif.

    ❤️

    video/mp4

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    @GottaLaff

    big strong hug

    iuculano , to random
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    Via #SkyNews

    #Breaking

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Israel to stop its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

    The court said the humanitarian situation in Rafah had "deteriorated further" since its previous court order, adding the situation there was classed as "disastrous".

    It comes after South Africa put in an emergency request to the ICJ for it to order Israel to stop its offensive in Rafah, southern Gaza.

    https://news.sky.com/story/international-court-of-justice-orders-israel-to-halt-rafah-offensive-13142482

    GottaLaff , to random
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    🧵starts HERE.

    Plz remember to use NFL (Not For Laffy, no hashtag) so I can ignore those replies while live-posting. TY!

    1/...Tyler McBrien:

    Trey Gowdy again...

    Per Trump's campaign, this is today's Greek chrous: Don Trump, Jr., Matt Whitaker, Pam Bondi, Sen. Eric Schmitt, Rep. Daniel Webster, Rep. Dan Meuser, Rep. Ronny Jackson, Rep. Troy Nehls, Rep. Dale Strong, Rep. Maria Salazar, Sebastian Gorka, Chuck Zito, Joe Piscopo, Bill White

    iuculano ,
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    @GottaLaff

    Thank you, Laffy!
    Truly appreciated!
    I'm glad you have a week to yourself in preparation for your move to Canada :)
    Sure, you'll be busy, but at least your brain won't get burnt out, I'm exhausted just reading all your posts, lol. Again, tremendous work, thank you! All the best.

    GottaLaff , to random
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    Um…

    posted a video on Monday showing images of a fake newspaper article that references a “unified Reich” if he’s reelected in 2024.

    https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/21/politics/trump-unified-reich-video?cid=ios_app

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    @GottaLaff

    Surprise surprise, #TrumpIsANazi

    GottaLaff , to random
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    NEW 🧵starts HERE.

    Plz remember to use NFL (Not For Laffy, no hashtag) so I can ignore those replies while live-posting. TY!

    1/... Tyler McBrien:

    It's 2:09 p.m., Trump walks in with his defense team in tow.

    Alan Dershowitz is still here as well.

    All five members of the prosecution are already seated.

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    @GottaLaff

    Ka-BOOOMMM!!
    ⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡

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    @GottaLaff

    Wow, Robert Costello sure comes across as some kind of POS

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    Via #JonCooper

    Just like #Trump chickened out in the end after he swore he’d testify at his trial, he’ll NEVER #debate #Biden. Trump knows that without a teleprompter he can’t string two sentences together. If he debates, he’ll drop 10 points in the polls. Trust me, he’ll come up with SOME excuse.

    GottaLaff , to random
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    #TrumpTrial started earlier than I did today. Grabbing coffee, starting THREAD HERE🧵1/… #Trump #legal

    Here’s the list of Trump’s allies attending his trial today:

    AG Alan Wilson
    Rep. Eric Burlison
    Rep. Andrew Clyde
    Rep. Mary Miller
    Rep. Keith Self
    John Coale
    Alan Dershowitz
    Will Scharf
    Steve Witkoff
    Bernie Kerik
    Kash Patel
    Vernon Jones
    Jerry Kassar
    Chuck Zito

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    @GottaLaff

    Sidebar:
    Proof that polls can be, and are, manipulated

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    @GottaLaff

    Aside:
    That photo was taken 4 minutes prior to the Cohen call

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    Worth emphasizing this, because most news outlets did not:

    “Rep. Matt (R-Fla.) on Thursday ominously invoked Donald ’s call to far-right violent extremists while joining the former president at his criminal trial in New York.

    “Standing back and standing by, Mr. President,” Gaetz wrote on social media, along with a photo of himself positioned behind Trump at his trial.”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/matt-gaetz-stand-back-stand-by-proud-boys_n_66462d52e4b0dd63cd2ba653 https://uk.news.yahoo.com/stand-back-stand-matt-gaetz-174110101.html

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    Well, at least we know the #fascists are ready.

    The question is:
    Are WE?

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    He blamed “Mrs. Alito”!🤦🏻‍♀️

    At Justice #Alito’s House, a ‘Stop the Steal’ Symbol on Display

    An upside-down flag, adopted by #Trump supporters contesting the Biden victory, flew over the justice’s front lawn as the Supreme Court was considering an election case. #SCOTUS

    https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/16/us/justice-alito-upside-down-flag.html?unlocked_article_code=1.sU0.Ul57.KzkpFSD-0V_Z&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

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    NEW 🧵starts HERE.

    Remember: I cannot reply while live-posting, so plz use NFL (Not For Laffy.. no hashtag) so I can skip your replies. THANK YOU.

    Running a little late, so some preamble included here.

    1/…

    Tyler McBrien:

    At 2:04 p.m., the prosecution strolls back in and lays out stacks of papers, binders, and other documents on the desk.

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    @GottaLaff

    «Matt Gaetz rubs a finger on his face & walks out with both hands in his pockets.»

    Lol, I'm trying to come to grips with what that means:
    Picked his nose?
    Wiped spittle from his chin?
    Flattened an eyebrow?

    shrug

    ElleGray , to random
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    so. in January I was in a bad car accident. fractured spine, ruptured discs, cracked pelvis, broken arm. last 4 months have been v hard. tonight though I'm going back to my adult dance class for the first time. I wasn't sure I'd ever even walk properly again so this is a moment for me. a good one

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    @ElleGray

    🤗

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    @ElleGray

    Actually, don't stop :)

    GottaLaff , to random
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    I'm pretty out of it today... alarm went off late so I stumbled to my computer in a fog... coffee in hand.

    Not much sleep last night... dinner disagreed with my belly, but my belly eventually won.

    But bear with me. I'm totally out of it right now. I'll be fine once the coffee kicks in.

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    @GottaLaff

    🤗

    GottaLaff , to random
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    #TrumpTrial 🧵starts HERE. #Trump #legal

    Remember: I cannot reply while live-posting, so plz use NFL (Not For Laffy.. no hashtag) so I can skip your replies. THANK YOU.

    Running a little late, so some preamble included here.

    1/… Via Rupar: Trump wraps up his morning rant by attacking one of the prosecutors, Colangelo, which is a flagrant violation of his gag order

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    🏆

    Via Acyn:

    McGovern: The gentleman keeps talking about crime in DC, crime on the rise. I can tell you one thing, crime is definitely down in The White House right now

    iuculano ,
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    @GottaLaff

    ka-POWWWWW!!!!
    ⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡

    GottaLaff , to random
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    Barge hits a bridge in Galveston, Texas, damaging the structure and causing an oil spill

    “A barge hit a bridge in Galveston, #Texas, on Wednesday, spilling oil into surrounding waters and closing the only road to a small island, officials said.”

    https://apnews.com/article/6c112f0032ab88fbdd0c78d1957247c8

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    @GottaLaff

    Wow, the new "in" thing: bridge-smacking

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    Via Elie Mystal:

    I wish there weren’t going to be debates.
    A:They’re dumb
    B:2nd term pres are notoriously bad in their 1st debate for reelection. They’re not used to being…questioned. Challenged. Having somebody in their face like that.

    Obama got touched up by Romney in their 1st one. HW Bush got destroyed by Bill Clinton. Clinton in turn had trouble w wooden Bob Dole 1st time out

    I slightly remember W doing ok against Kerry. But W was so fucking stupid “okay” was using complete sentences

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    @GottaLaff

    One thing I'd like to point out, however. In the examples cited by #ElieMystal, not once was the "challenger" a former US President; the object of #impeachment...twice; a president that had attempted a #coup; an #insurrectionist; a former president found liable for #Rape; a thief of #ClassifiedDocuments, who never returned said documents when government came a-calling; a former president indicted for #conspiracy.
    →not full list

    #RussiaRussiaRussia #PutinsPuppet #RussianAsset

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    NEW 🧵starts HERE.

    Remember: I cannot reply while live-posting, so plz use NFL (Not For Laffy.. no hashtag) so I can skip your replies. THANK YOU.

    1/... Erica Orden:

    Trump returned to courtroom accompanied by Eric, Lara Trump, + rest of entourage.

    McB:

    Back in overflow, the rules are as strict as ever—even Chris Hayes
    gets ID'd.

    "Press credentials?" a court officer demands, as another reporter gives a good natured, "You sure you're a member of the press, Chris?"

    iuculano ,
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    NfL

    «With Blanche several minutes into his cross-examination of Cohen, Trump is slouched in his seat, his eyes seemingly closed and his mouth slack.»

    Quick, where's the cattle prod?
    😂

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    @GottaLaff

    NfL

    Hey, is this a new hashtag?

    #SendHimToTheBigHouseNotTheWhiteHouse

    iuculano ,
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    @GottaLaff

    NfL

    "...but it's certainly interrupting his rhythm."

    Just as I've indicated earlier.
    Michael Cohen, being a lawyer, knows this tactic way better than I do, lol

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    FYI, someone just asked me, "Could you please put a CW on those US politics posts?"

    I said no sorry,, just mute me.

    I don't understand CWing political posts. And that doesn't mean you need to @ me explaining why. I know THEIR reasons, I just disagree with them and won't do it.

    I respect CWs for other things, but not politics. Politics is news and people need to be aware of what's happening. It's not gory or violent, it's politics.

    Kthxbye.

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    @GottaLaff

    Agreed

    On my page, under my pic and header, it says, among other things:

    "Politics is Life. Life is Politics"

    #NuffSaid

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    Start of #TrumpTrial testimony day3 (I’m not counting jury selection or off days) 🧵

    #Tabloid Publisher #DavidPecker to Resume Testimony

    #Pecker, the longtime publisher of The #NationalEnquirer, is expected to return to the stand & describe the #HushMoney deal w/ #StormyDaniels at the heart of the case, in which #Trump is charged w/ 34 #felonies.

    #criminal #law #CatchAndKill #FakeNews #ElectionInterference

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    @Nonilex

    This is key!

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