Scientist, Emeritus Professor of Virology, Political Junkie

Joined November 2011
JK Chantler retweeted
This is heartbreaking. That half the nation must take such extraordinary steps for safe health care is an indictment of America. Democrats must rally to beat the American Taliban to ensure all Americans have equal protection under the law. ALL MEN AND WOMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.
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JK Chantler retweeted
roflmao Thanks Marya - I needed that laugh. Made me think of this I saw the other day. lol After misplacing the camera lens for several days a couple months ago I scold myself when I put things down thinking "Now remember this...." lol
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How many of us can relate to this?? I always tell my husband where I’ve put anything important as chances are, I’ll forget but his steel-trap memory will recall. Or write yourself an email …All important documents in the breadbin in the kitchen cupboard…
roflmao Thanks Marya - I needed that laugh. Made me think of this I saw the other day. lol After misplacing the camera lens for several days a couple months ago I scold myself when I put things down thinking "Now remember this...." lol
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What he said. #BogusSCOTUS
Legitimacy of Supreme Court continues to crash. It’s a captured court, whose radical decisions upend the law to help big donors who packed it.
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I believe this, too.
Replying to @11tulips
I agree with this premise;America never unified after the Civil War; Reconstruction was a misnomer;a fruitless effort to repair the damage;philosophical & religious divide were entrenched. Post WWII saw a brief respite;McCarthyism, John Birch Society,the roots of today’s milieu
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🎯“…we make the…error of imagining [USA] as a single nation, a marbled mix of Red & Blue…in truth, we have never been one nation. We are more like a federated republic of two nations…This is not a metaphor; it is a geographic & historical reality” theatlantic.com/politics/arc…
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JK Chantler retweeted
Highly readable/absorbing article on how Russia ended up where it finds itself today. Particularly interesting is analysis of Russian economy & ways Putin has managed the country’s finances with help of 2 able economists. Bottom line - Putin’s Russia will not collapse tomorrow.
Setbacks on the battlefield have made Moscow look like a kleptocratic third-rate power. But even a much weakened Russia is not destined to suffer a Soviet Union–style breakup, argues @VladislavZubok1. trib.al/GhgLpju
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JK Chantler retweeted
The GOP reps who conspired with Trump as of 12/21/20 were Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Jim Jordan (R-OH), & Mo Brooks (R-AL). They were joined on 1/3/21 by newbie Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).All 7 sought pardons.
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JK Chantler retweeted
She’s right. I have been getting pummeled by people saying that people telling them to vote are pissing them off. Well…as many as 100M Americans sat out the last election. What are you doing to get them in the fight?
As dark as things are—and they are dark—I want people to know that there is a path forward. And we can do it. If this hasn’t happened to you yet, it’s about to. That moment when you realize you—yes you there, doomscrolling—you are capable of more than you know. 🧵
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YES! This 👇
Don’t despair. Fight back!! Hold the House, add 2 seats to the Senate, kill the filibuster, codify Roe, and add seats to SCOTUS. 2022 will determine it all. VOTE!!!
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"Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov planted the blame squarely on Russia and his own country’s powerful mafia after his government lost a no-confidence vote on Wednesday." He had pledged to fight t corruption & took a strong line against Russia. politico.eu/article/bulgaria…
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The optimistic path - note that it is simple and doable. Everything hinges on November - if Dems get a workable majority in the Senate and keep their House majority, they can reverse the deplorable gun law dictums, make new unassailable abortion rights laws & expand SCOTUS.
In 2yr, Ds could be maj in House/Senate and in WH. Could be enough Senate D's to end filibuster. Forced birth govs could be out of office. Justices will lose lifetime tenure. Fundamental rights protected by statute if need be. That's it. If you want that, work toward that goal.
Replying to @RickPetree
Got to appreciate the gall of SupCourt… issuing subversive, destructive, even deadly decisions while also tsk-ing about how the Court is seen as partisan, tainted, & ultimately bogus.
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JK Chantler retweeted
Feels like pre-Civil War, when many non-slave states refused to honor slave state arrest warrants for escaped slaves.
Under an executive order Gov. Baker signed today, Mass. "will not cooperate with extradition requests from other states pursuing criminal charges against individuals who received, assisted with, or performed reproductive health services that are legal in [MA]," per his office.
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JK Chantler retweeted
than 15 people, who earned less than 7,000 USD in the last year in donations. Organizations must be headed by those assigned female at birth, with a higher priority going to marginalized communities, but I will get to every group I can. Anyone earning over that amount I will
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JK Chantler retweeted
With Roe toast, I am willing to volunteer my skill set as an exceptional (no, really, for real) messaging, press liaison, international communications expert to any local, community based 501C3 and or NGO organization in the US, with priority going to groups with less 1/
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JK Chantler retweeted
Setbacks on the battlefield have made Moscow look like a kleptocratic third-rate power. But even a much weakened Russia is not destined to suffer a Soviet Union–style breakup, argues @VladislavZubok1. trib.al/GhgLpju
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JK Chantler retweeted
The Supreme Court now largely functions as a mechanism for turning right wing culture war grievances into law, and the reason other constitutional rights are not safe is there will always be a new conservative grudge to be remedied by judicial fiat theatlantic.com/ideas/archiv…
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