hashtag of 2022: #ProLifeMyAss— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) May 25, 2022
Paul Gosar: Uvalde shooter was "transsexual leftist illegal alien"— Alicia Smith 💙🌊🌊 #FBR (@AliciaSmith987) May 25, 2022
Ted Cruz: gun reform is not an effective solution
Marjorie Taylor Greene: we don't need gun control. We need to "return to God"
anything to take blame away from them
#VoteBlueToSaveOurKids #ProLifeMyAss pic.twitter.com/M4GnRAJB3f
More news following the break:
Republicans won’t do anything about guns, but they think that banning books, outlawing history, and not saying gay will keep kids safe in school.— bennydiego🇺🇸🏳️🌈🇺🇦 (@bennydiego) May 24, 2022
Republicans love guns more than they love children. #ProLifeMyAss
[Chris Britt Cartoon] pic.twitter.com/AQCrKsYzcN
This stunt may backfire on Beto but I hope it doesn't:
The death toll continues to climb in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, but already it is the second-deadliest shooting at an elementary, middle or high school on record in the U.S. https://t.co/lSxmgi0d56 pic.twitter.com/fl64tcQCGQ— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 25, 2022
“Now is the time to stop the next shooting ... In each case we say this isn’t the time. Now is the time — like, literally right now. That’s why I’m here.”— The Recount (@therecount) May 25, 2022
— Texas gubernatorial candidate @BetoORourke on Gov. Greg Abbott saying now is not the time to politicize a shooting pic.twitter.com/iTsnpDx0Pk
Just how fucked up do Republicans have to be, to express more anger at Beto for calling them out, than they are over the deaths of children?— Dr. Jack Brown (@DrGJackBrown) May 26, 2022
/2 Be not ashamed, bold men, I know your fear. I too have trembled at that tousled hair, that pitiless chin. Who could stand against him? Not you, you brave, brave men of Texas, standing firm in your loud but unspecific and non-actionable lamentations over dead children.— NotTooCrazyStrictHat (@Popehat) May 26, 2022
/4 And if you faltered today in the face of those carefully rolled-up sleeves, well, we are all but human, even you brave, brave men of Texas. There will be other days. There will be other dead children. You will have other chances to stand, and clasp big hats, and frown.— NotTooCrazyStrictHat (@Popehat) May 26, 2022
Just imagine if a child saw Beto yelling. It could have traumatized them.— (S) ███ 🌻 🇺🇦 █████████ (b)(5) (@haroldsmith3rd) May 26, 2022
And the more we find out about what happened at that school, the worst the police look. They spent AN HOUR dithering around outside before they tried to go in, then couldn't break down the schoolroom door and had to get a staff member to use their key. By then, of course, the children and teachers were dead.
In a world full of Abbotts, be more like Beto. pic.twitter.com/oRG7gRlDNb— Lorenzo The Cat (@LorenzoTheCat) May 25, 2022
Cops stood outside the school while the killer rampaged inside.— Andy Specht (@AndySpecht) May 26, 2022
Onlookers yelled at them to go in. They didn’t. One parent urged bystanders:
“Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to.” @AP story: https://t.co/l2CqPCzmAf
Whether an officer fired his gun or not is known almost immediately after any shooting incident. Texas cops have been deliberately opaque about several key aspects of this whole thing https://t.co/RBNM87BR00 pic.twitter.com/m7vvI3aUCX— Evan Hill (@evanhill) May 26, 2022
Utterly damning report. If the 2nd Amendment is sacred, surely Americans should *at least* be able to expect a robust and immediate armed response when their kids get attacked by well-armed freaks. https://t.co/rmIQj9H1mu— Chris Selley (@cselley) May 26, 2022
"SWAT-like" is doing a lot of work for this group of border patrol (????) folks who can't break down a classroom door. But at least they went in, I guess.— Chris Selley (@cselley) May 26, 2022
Speaking of assholes, a bunch of white supremacists in Surry turned out yesterday at a fundraising event where Trudeau was to speak in person, and started hurling racial slurs at the mostly-Asian people attending. So RCMP told Trudeau he had to switch to Zoom.
What's the point of gun drills in elementary school if the shooter grows up knowing where to find the children hiding and the cops are too afraid to follow the shooters into the schools they're attacking?— debbie millman (@debbiemillman) May 25, 2022
This is what they showed up with:
I love how they're called protesters. They're white supremacists.— Andrew Han (@andhan04) May 25, 2022
In their coverage, neither CTV nor CBC noticed or mentioned the noose.
A noose was brought to the door of an event with Canada’s Prime Minister last night— Braeden Caley 🇨🇦 (@braedencaley) May 25, 2022
The escalating toxicity being stoked via the extreme-right this year is beyond dangerous. Threats and intimidation have no place in our democracy, full stop. https://t.co/CyNCDBFTDj pic.twitter.com/6nPMEusuQ0
Its going to be a longer fight, I think, than anyone wants:
George Soros speaking at Davos “This crisis in Ukraine may be the beginning of the Third World War and civilisation may not survive it” pic.twitter.com/9J5djYgZ9c— Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) May 24, 2022
Things aren't going very well for Russia and they're not winning a lot. But maybe they're stopped losing as much.
It is expensive to support Ukraine, as many point out. But, oh, the cost of Russian victory would be very, very high, for all of us. If you hate war, and want a peaceful future -- support the Ukrainians to the hilt. They are on the front line. And can put paid to Putin.— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) May 25, 2022
More details have emerged of Russia's deployment of very old T-62 tanks in Ukraine, which I commented on in the thread below. /1 https://t.co/iQjlUF69YR— ChrisO (@ChrisO_wiki) May 25, 2022
Meanwhile, Putin is hoping to convince the world that everything is proceeding according to plan:
Russian forces may not be prosecuting offensives with much enthusiasm, but it is equally difficult to expect them to rout or melt away. Similarly, the situation within Ukraine's army remains a major unknown, but it is clear the war is taking its toll. 15/— Michael Kofman (@KofmanMichael) May 25, 2022
Russia may be attempting to start a new offensive:
The signs have been there but this one is glaring. Seems Putin intends to de facto annex parts of Ukraine's southern Kherson and Zaporizhia oblasts occupied by Russian forces by simplifying the procedure to obtain Russian citizenship, a process known as "passportization." https://t.co/0rD0wW2wm6— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) May 25, 2022
On a lighter note:
Russia “may need to conduct a ground offensive on Sievierodonetsk in the upcoming days to maintain their pace after committing a significant portion of personnel, artillery, aviation, and logistics to the front,” the ISW wrote.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 26, 2022
Latest Russian joke:— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) May 20, 2022
- Putin's propagandists on TV said nuclear war is fine because patriotic Russians will go to Heaven. Heaven heard it and immediately applied to join NATO!
This boy is outstanding (but his school district are cowards)
Cashier: Going camping?— Outreach but Grouchy (@GrouchyOutreach) May 23, 2022
Me buy ever single one of the on sale sleeping bags: Nah, do support work w folks living outside
Rando Customer: how much are those?
Him: I’m paying for 5 [hands me a crisp $100 bill]
florida high school class president zander moricz was told by his school that they would cut his microphone if he said “gay” in his grad speech, so he replaced gay with “having curly hair.” i am in awe pic.twitter.com/OqLbar5bwq— matt (@mattxiv) May 24, 2022