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A Set of Tweets, Over Time

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Mike Huckabee, with Marco Rubio (below), expressing their silly views on social violence in America.
Mike Huckabee, with Marco Rubio (below), expressing their silly views on social violence in America.
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I post tweets on occasion, at the The Political Junkies tweet site. (Sorry but I really don't' know much about how Twitter actually works. I can just post a tweet every now and then.) For this week I thought that it might be fun to share them with readers of mine who don't ordinarily see my tweets (which I should think would be most of you). One difference. Since I am not limited to 118 characters after the URL (and I always start with a URL), I have edited them to make them more readable. Also, if anyone can explain to me how any URL is made by Twitter to fit into 22-24 characters, I would be very happy to know that. And so here goes, in reverse chronological order.

1. On the San Bernardino massacre and renewed calls for gun controls, the Republican candidates all rejected them while saying that anyone doing so was "politicizing a tragedy," while they all read from the same page: "God's." Further (not in the tweet), I would note that I didn't notice any of the prayerful Repub. candidates casting their thoughts and prayers in the direction of the Planned Parenthood victims or the Charleston ones either, when those tragedies happened. Nor, following Charleston did I notice even one word of concern about the 1600 armed and dangerous right-wing "militias/hate-ist/domestic terrorist groups" identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center, although the screaming about "radical Islamist terrorism" was front-and-center this time around.

2. thepoliticaljunkies "@tpjmagazine 2m2 minutes ago" Ohmygosh. 9 millionths of a percent of the US population has been identified as active online Daesh followers. (I guess now with the San Bernardino killers, it's 302, or in their case was.) OY!

3. thepoliticaljunkies "@tpjmagazine 2m2 minutes ago" Damn! @Bill O'Reilly lectures Trump on racism?!?! That tells you just how much of a racist Trump is!

Scarborough: getting ready for a possible dark horse candidacy in the future. A 6-4 pile of excrement -- we never knew they could stack 'em that high.
Scarborough: getting ready for a possible dark horse candidacy in the future. A 6-4 pile of excrement -- we never knew they could stack 'em that high.
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4." Is Joe Scarborough really Mr. "Reasonable Republican?" Nah. He just has a better tongue than most, while most of his positions are the same, and he has been going further right, following the Repub. "rightward imperative," by the week. He is obviously setting himself up to run for office again, down the road.

5. thepoliticaljunkies "@tpjmagazine now" This item just goes to show that capitalism has been VERY successful, as both the Repubs. and the Dems., and their echo chambers like CNBC and Fox "News" love to say, for the capitalists.

6. thepoliticaljunkies "@tpjmagazine 3s3 seconds ago" ISIS, and other rebel/terrorist groups, have hundreds of Toyota trucks. Some they have captured. Some they have actually bought through dealerships in various places. My big question was: why not GM, Ford, or Dodge, at least, especially if they originated with U.S.-supported force? Answer, supplied by a military friend: the U.S. trucks are simply nowhere near rugged enough.

7. thepoliticaljunkies "@tpjmagazine 2m2 minutes ago" Did you notice how the GOP complained about "cheap politics" when Washington National Airport was re-named for Reagan? No? Neither did we.

8. And finally a word on Ben Carson, from last October. Although he is fading fast, it will be good to have a couple of things to remember him by, as one of the set of totally unqualified Repub. Presidential candidates who have sallied forth during the last couple of election cycles -- think "nine, nine, nine" Herman Cain and "I can see Russia from my porch [or whatever]" Sarah Palin. (To say nothing of Michelle Bachmann.) Here's one of Carson's gems: thepoliticaljunkies"@tpjmagazine 3m3 minutes ago" In this one "Doc" Carson fully revealed himself. He knows nothing about slavery and, although a doc, he knows nothing about pregnancy either.

And that's it for now.

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Steven Jonas, MD, MPH, MS is a Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine at StonyBrookMedicine (NY) and author/co-author/editor/co-editor of over 35 books. In addition to his position on OpEdNews as a ├ éČ┼"Trusted Author,├ éČ Ł he is a Senior (more...)
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