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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
Was waiting on this transcript to highlight how Maggie Gyllenhaal took the garbage question and gave an insightful, interesting answer involving her famous brother.
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
Media outlets allowing themselves to be played yet again by bad faith right actors. Same thing that happened to Clinton and the corruption narrative before 2016. Sigh.
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
Booster blitz, kids mobilizing, and first shots humming! In the last week weโ€™ve gotten 12.5 MILLION SHOTS IN ARMS. The highest weekly total since May (7 months ago).
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
Eleven months ago, insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol as members of Congress voted to overturn the election results. And yet despite the lingering harm on our democracy, corporations have resumed their political giving to those members, becoming complicit in their actions.
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
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Please, this is worth a read to the end.
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
i just told this guy he was epic and he said "i know"
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
Steve Kerr on Andrew Wiggins' shooting: "He's just catching and shooting. He's always been a good three point shooter, but the thing he's gotten better at is when he's open, he's catching and shooting. There's better rhythm to the offense when the ball doesn't stop."
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
Today was my last shift as a non-union worker. When I clock in on Saturday, I'll be working at the first unionized Starbucks in the US.
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
* squints, severely * Suggesting that the 'rejection of good men like Romney and McCain' in favor of Obama 'sent a message to Republicans' sounds an awful lot like 'You elected a Black man so Republicans chose open white supremacy and that's on you'
Replying to @mattklewis
Now, I'm not going to suggest there is a perfectly straight line from Clinton to Donald Trump. But perhaps when the public rejected good men like Dole and HW (and later Romney and McCain), it sent a message to Republicans? It turns out, character doesn't win elections.
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
Think of the magnificent tributes to Henry Kissingerโ€˜s worldly table manners that have already been prepared by his boon buddies for his eventual passing sometime this decade or the next
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
I'm watching "Earthquake" (1974) for the first time. How come nobody told me about this amazingly bad cartoon blood splatter effect?!?!
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
How this is hilariously and violently true at the same time is amazing.
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
Yesterday I learned there's a phrase in German meaning "I am feeling visited enough" that you can say when you want company to go and this is brilliant.
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
Can someone remind me why Trump hasn't been indicted for even one count of obstruction of justice, given that he has admitted to it publicly (again)?
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Evergreen tweet.
I get to rewatch Steven Spielberg movies this week.
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
The piece we did on 48HRS for Fincher's Voir project points to my upcoming book on the career of Walter Hill, ed by @flmfrkcentral, published by @MZSPress w/intro by James Ellroy, cover by @ganzeer, foreword by @larryagross & appreciation by @edgarwright. Street date: TBD, 2022.
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
Whatโ€™s cool is Biden and the Democrats cut child poverty IN HALF, vaccinated over 200 MILLION Americans and passed a TRILLION dollar infrastructure billโ€”all while facing unified Republican obstructionismโ€”and the media is like, โ€œHey why donโ€™t Democrats DO anything?โ€
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
It was 30 years ago, today (Dec 6)! The premiere of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Director Nicholas Meyer wanted a lot of small informational signs throughout the ship on that film, so I made a bunch of gag signs for the beverage service tables at the film's wrap party.
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Mel Valentin ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ retweeted
Agree. I find it shocking too. The fact that he was a decorated, wounded veteran with a sense of humor didn't make up--for me--for the fact that in the end he didn't stand apart from, or condemn, Trump. Not forgivable (unless explained by serious loss of mental acuity).
Itโ€™s astonishing, just saw entire CNN segment on Bob Dole, lauding him for putting โ€œcountry firstโ€ & understanding โ€œcompromise.โ€ Never mentioned his support, endorsement, fundraising for Trump and refusal to condemn Trump for insurrection. Itโ€™s like they all got amnesia.
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