“This is the job you signed up for.” Del Duca to Ford #onpoli— Amelia Libertucci 💉💉💉 (she/her) (@amelialibertuc1) May 16, 2022
I am hopeful that Del Duca is going to keep on rising in the polls, hopefully this debate will help.
The only thing more unbelievable than Doug Ford claiming to work 24/7 is his wife wanting to spend more time with him.— Dean from Winnipeg (@Dean_Winnipeg) May 17, 2022
“The Mariupol garrison has fulfilled its combat mission,” the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in the statement early Tuesday. “The Supreme Military Command ordered the commanders of the units stationed at Azovstal to save the lives of their personnel.” (2/4)— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) May 17, 2022
Ukraine's Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Mallar says evacuations from the steel factory have begun...264 service members, 53 of them “seriously injured,” have been taken by bus to the town of Novoazovsk, in Russian-controlled Ukraine, she said. (4/4)— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) May 17, 2022
My story off this news -- https://t.co/NQAjyYsOX2— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) May 17, 2022
And here's a Canadian moment:
The Azovstal defenders pinned Russian forces in Mariupol until Ukraine won in Kharkiv. Encirclement of Kyiv’s troops in Donbas is now highly unlikely. Their contribution to the county’s freedom is immense. Their sacrifice should be celebrated as heroic. It will become historic.— Maxim Tucker (@MaxRTucker) May 16, 2022
In this tweet, military specialist Mark Hertling has referenced a lengthy Mick Ryan tweet thread yesterday about the Severskyi Donets river crossing failure - worth checking out.
“Thanks to 🇨🇦 for its help to 🇺🇦. I say this from my ❤️,” said Col. Roman Gryschenko, commander of the 127th Territorial Defence Brigade, in an interview. “We can confirm that we effectively use the equipment that you send. It’s not being wasted.”— Larisa Galadza - Лариса Ґаладза (@LGaladza) May 16, 2022
Some fascinating threads about the implications of Finland joining NATO - what Russia is really afraid of:
It appears the RU Army thought they could just go in and destroy & kill.— Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) May 16, 2022
They've been criminally good at that.
But they are also destroying themselves - and their nation - in the process, as evidenced by the action at Severskyi Donets. 18/18 pic.twitter.com/GAi9hL3iBw
Baltic Thread About NATO 1/— Tomi T Ahonen Stands With Ukraine (@tomiahonen) May 15, 2022
So as Finland & Sweden join NATO, some are looking aft the land border but few are talking about the sea lane. A FAR worse problem for Russia. The Baltic Sea stops being a free passage to the Atlantic, and becomes a NATO lake without free passage pic.twitter.com/i8X9hKlG7Q
Coca Kola Thread 1/— Tomi T Ahonen Stands With Ukraine (@tomiahonen) May 15, 2022
So where is the biggest pain to Putin, when Finland joins NATO? Let's study the map a little bit. Let's do some Coca Cola. Or.. Kola. As in Kola peninsula
This place: pic.twitter.com/I7zckCm9oj
It took CNN anchors over three minutes to list all the US cities where 201 mass shootings have killed or wounded four or more people this year … and it’s only May.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 16, 2022
Text READY to 644-33. pic.twitter.com/08Y0rJG6Pn
Rest well this night, my relations. White supremacy is dying in front of us and we save our pity for its victims. It deserves nothing, not even for us to observe it as it kicks and screams into it's own darkness. Sending everyone love and so much care this night. Ekosi 🪶❤️— Debbie ᑳᑫᓯᒧᑐᑕᐁ (@ironbow) May 17, 2022
This. We all need to wake up and smell the fascism. https://t.co/fznYig2Lv3— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) May 16, 2022
I'm seeing a lot of calls for the House GOP to renounce replacement theory, racism, and white supremacy, which is ridiculous. Besides those being foundational principles for them, everything they say is performative or a lie, so it will make no difference.— Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) May 16, 2022
Your periodic reminder that two of the most devastating right wing ‘insults’ — Virtue Signaller and Social Justice Warrior — when you break them down, actually seem like elements of simply being a good person?— Tamara Hinz (@hinz_tamara) May 17, 2022
7 mins on the Northern Ireland Protocol to start the day? It's the Brexit issue that is still refusing to resolve. And the UK government says it's now a matter of 'peace and security'. pic.twitter.com/fB0pfk4T2W— Ros Atkins (@BBCRosAtkins) May 13, 2022
MARY SHELLEY: inspired by Lord Byron, I’ve written a story— Owl! at the Library 😴🧙♀️ (@SketchesbyBoze) May 16, 2022
BYRON: I’m flattered!
MARY: it’s about the world’s dumbest monster
MARY: hideous, illiterate monster