Then this happened:
I’m so ashamed I attended this school.— Nick Dumoulin (@dumoulin_nick) May 13, 2022
They did this to my sister. I’m disgusted. pic.twitter.com/Lb1fzz2Unv
It seems as if they’re now arresting students. More to come pic.twitter.com/UoGHLcwlXK— Nick Dumoulin (@dumoulin_nick) May 13, 2022
Ottawa Police later sent out a pious set of tweets about how a student from another school was sort of arrested for trespassing and its not our fault anyway.
Hearing reports 3 students each got an 150$ ticket for walking in the street.— Nick Dumoulin (@dumoulin_nick) May 13, 2022
Truckers get a pass for sh*thing in the streets…students get arrested for peaceful protest of bad rules. Got it.— Michael Greenhow 💉💉💉 🇨🇦 🏳️🌈 🇺🇦 (@mikegreenhow) May 13, 2022
No, no they were not. They were aggressive with me, a Centretown resident, when I took to the streets to yell at the occupiers after not having slept for 5 days because of the noise... The red carpet was rolled out for people who don't live or pay taxes here, while we suffered.— Paul Atkinson 🇨🇦 (@Paulysworld) May 13, 2022
Based on the reporting I am seeing, three things seem clearer now about the SCOTUS "leak" of the Alito draft re-criminalizing abortion:
After living through a 28-day illegal occupation w/ trucks parked across downtown streets & people being harassed, threatened and assaulted with no action…this response to kids sticking up for their female classmates who were harassed for their choice in clothing is astounding. https://t.co/lTBM64qaVW— Catherine McKenney 🇺🇦 (they/them) (@cmckenney) May 13, 2022
It's become pretty clear the leaks about internal Court deliberations (if not the draft opinion itself) are from the Thomas-Alito camp, and are designed to weaken the Chief Justice and intimidate any of the newer justices from joining him for fear of seeming weak or unprincipled. https://t.co/r5KRJOwUmt— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 11, 2022
Exactly. The religious right just caught the car. Now watch. https://t.co/vdiOdrfm3D— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) May 6, 2022
🚨 NEW POLL: Following the leaked draft decision to overturn Roe, when compared to our April poll, Americans increasingly:— Navigator Research (@NavigatorSurvey) May 12, 2022
📈 Identify as pro-choice (from net +22 to +30)
📈 Feel abortion should be legal in all or most cases (from net +14 to net +22) pic.twitter.com/F3AdJQ5Dpc
It’s also good news that more Democrats are embracing the idea of making the election a 1:1 referendum on codifying the right to abortion—give us two more senators and the House, and we’ll fix this next January. But the leaders aren’t there just yet. https://t.co/1PAHjokwRQ pic.twitter.com/dv4AiMNKrV— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) May 13, 2022
And isn't it terrible to realize the kind of people who are now going to be making US Supreme Court rulings for the next quarter century. I don't know if Biden could ever be convinced to expand the Court but if he doesn't the nation will regret it.
Oh wow. The Lancet — one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world — is out with a forceful statement about Roe v. Wade *on the cover*. pic.twitter.com/foqLq4DWic— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) May 13, 2022
Regarding Ukraine tonight, its becoming clearer every day that the Ukrainian Army is pushing Russia back.
Justice Alito can’t help himself. It’s not that he’s more candid than his tight-lipped colleagues: he’s as deliberately misleading as any of them. It’s just that he has a distinctive mean streak that sadly reflects itself in his substantive constitutional philosophy. https://t.co/dQvnMJwe1G— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) May 13, 2022
Russia’s slow pace of advance now ensures this war will last well into this year (and likely longer), allowing time for a full Ukrainian transition to NATO-standard weapons. Indeed, Ukraine General Staff is arguing they can be fully transitioned by the end of summer. That may be little consolation to those who would rather see peace break out, global food deliveries re-established, an end to needless death, and money spent on more fruitful endeavors than weaponry. But Vladimir Putin cannot retreat now without delivering the glorious (and easy) victory he promised his nation, and Ukraine sees no reason to surrender given Russia’s sorry battlefield performance.It really believes (and I agree) that with the right gear, it can recapture everything lost to Russia since 2014, including the entirety of Donbas and Crimea. And as long as the Ukrainian people are prepared to make that sacrifice (and they appear so), it makes perfect sense for the West to help it achieve its goals.
Yes, everything is saying Ukraine has won the Battle of Kharkiv.— Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦 (@IAPonomarenko) May 14, 2022
Russia is about to leave the city’s surrounding area completely to prioritize its problematic axes in Izium and Severodonetsk.
Remember the Russian conquest bravado from 2 months ago?
The Russian army has lost almost an entire battalion as it tried to cross a river in eastern Ukraine https://t.co/hilKBhgIqG— The Times (@thetimes) May 12, 2022
The U.S. continues to see signs that Russian troops and officer are failing to obey orders or not fighting aggressively in the Donbas: senior U.S. defense official— Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) May 13, 2022
It doesn't really need to be stated, but Edmonton is horrified at this vandalism - and as the attached tweet shows, this is not at all what Canadians or Edmontonians actually think at all.
Putin and his army are not “cornered”. They could leave Ukraine at any time. Putin is a dictator. He does not need to “save face” in front of anyone. He could declare victory and order his troops home today, without any fear of someone or some group seeking to topple him.— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) May 13, 2022
Getting back to the Conservative leadership race, EKOS Research Frank Graves has released some new stats and here's an interesting table:
Unfortunately, there are always a few people like this- and they tend to do such things to get attention. Edmontonians have been big supporters of Ukraine. https://t.co/ZeyIwv9HR2— Sandra Norman (@MrsSNorman) May 14, 2022
CPC and PPC base appear poised to elect Pierre Poilievre. Careful multivariate analysis shows outside of CPC and PPC supporters he has zero support. Charest and possibly Brown have huge opportunities outside current base. Much better chances of winning an elxn , not leadership.— Frank Graves (@VoiceOfFranky) May 14, 2022
So if you are in the shrinking minority who deny climate change, detest direction of country ,open to right to life , think masks/vaccines are a bad idea, love the neo-freedom of seditious convoys, pro gun rights and so on .... I have a leader for you !— Frank Graves (@VoiceOfFranky) May 14, 2022
He’s now looking for ways to get out of the contract. Shocker.— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) May 14, 2022