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Sun Dec 17, 2017, 09:18 PM

If you had to recommend five Twitter accounts to follow...

Which would you suggest someone might follow?

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Reply If you had to recommend five Twitter accounts to follow... (Original post)
EarthFirst Dec 2017 OP
JDC Dec 2017 #1
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WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2017 #2
cilla4progress Dec 2017 #3
tblue37 Dec 2017 #19
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Takket Dec 2017 #4
a kennedy Dec 2017 #8
herding cats Dec 2017 #27
D_Master81 Dec 2017 #5
PJMcK Dec 2017 #6
womanofthehills Dec 2017 #7
highplainsdem Dec 2017 #9
womanofthehills Dec 2017 #23
Kentonio Dec 2017 #33
GreenEyedLefty Dec 2017 #10
Saboburns Dec 2017 #12
Saboburns Dec 2017 #11
oberliner Dec 2017 #17
Saboburns Dec 2017 #18
Hortensis Dec 2017 #31
GreenEyedLefty Dec 2017 #13
madinmaryland Dec 2017 #14
Hortensis Dec 2017 #32
shenmue Dec 2017 #15
Saboburns Dec 2017 #16
titaniumsalute Dec 2017 #20
calimary Dec 2017 #21
blogslut Dec 2017 #22
Madam Mossfern Dec 2017 #24
scheming daemons Dec 2017 #25
DemKittyNC Dec 2017 #26
yuiyoshida Dec 2017 #28
nocalflea Dec 2017 #29
JI7 Dec 2017 #30
KitSileya Dec 2017 #34

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 09:20 PM

1. Roland B Hedley Jr is all I can take on twitter

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 09:26 PM

2. .

@docrocktex26
@tressiemcphd ‏
@feministajones
@sarahkendzior
@deray

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 09:27 PM

3. Comey, Schiff, Bharara,

Dan Rather.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 11:05 PM

19. Definitely Seth Abramson. He puts it all together quite cogently. nt

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 09:27 PM

4. .

God @TheTweetofGod - satirical account calling our right wing religious hypocrisy
Shauna @goldengateblond - great pro-Dem opinions and retweets
Mark Hamill @HamillHimself - Because he's Luke fucking Skywalker, and very Pro-Dem tweets
Patrick Stewart @SirPatStew - Because he's Jean-Luc fucking Picard, and very Pro-Dem tweets
NASA @NASA because science

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Response to Takket (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:19 PM

8. I love the tweet of god.

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Response to Takket (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 02:15 AM

27. The Tweet of God...

If anyone of our local snark artists wants to have some fun and get tons of likes and laughs for their effort, follow this account. Letís face it, when youíre feeling down a bunch of total strangers getting a laugh at your joke helps lift your mood.

Theyíve been ramping up their political innuendo since January, and itís increasingly fun to play there. Even if you donít engage and play along itís a fun account.

I never got to see the play. Now Iím increasingly sad about my loss.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 09:32 PM

5. I enjoy Richard Painter's tweets

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:04 PM

6. NONE! (n/t)

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:08 PM

7. It's so hard to recommend five - I like Scott Dworkin because he's very informative

Scott Dworkin @funder

Dr. Dena Grayson@Dr.DenaGrayson

JoyReid@JoyAnnReid

TeaPain@TeaPainUSA

SarahKendzior@sarahkendzior






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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:33 PM

9. Five accounts to follow focusing on which particular interests?

I can't imagine limiting it to five.

But then, I usually do keyword or name searches on Twitter, don't just follow accounts. Usually I'll start with Trump's account to see if he's posted any more idiocies since the last check, then search for his name to see news stories and tweets about him, then do other searches.


But some favorites:


Laurence Tribe‏ @tribelaw https://twitter.com/tribelaw

John Schindler @20committee https://twitter.com/20committee

Kyle Griffin‏ @kylegriffin1 https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1

Ted Lieu‏ @tedlieu https://twitter.com/tedlieu

Paul Krugman‏ @paulkrugman https://twitter.com/paulkrugman



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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 01:01 AM

23. good list - I also follow the 5 on your list

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 05:22 AM

33. Definitely John Schindler @20committee https://twitter.com/20committee

 

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:38 PM

10. Here are mine.

1. Preet Bharara
2. Malcolm Nance
3. The Rude Pundit
4. Gollum J. Trump (for pure fun)
5. Ron Perlman (who keeps it 100% real)

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Response to GreenEyedLefty (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:44 PM

12. I'll second Ron Perlman!

And add Tea Painful

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:42 PM

11. Honestly I would recommend 3 Republicans for political stuff

David Frum

Richard Painter

William (Bill) Kristol

These 3 are a great read and all devastate The Trump wing of the Republican party better than most Democrats I follow.

But Twitter is much, much more than politics. I have interests in spaceflight, nuclear weapons history, and history of the Soviet Union, and the Romonovs. Whatever your interests you will find like minded people who post tons of great articles, news, and information. Twitter is my favorite, soooo much interesting info that you gear to yourself.

People who bad mouth Twitter and/or are afraid of Twitter Bots don't use Twitter and have little idea how it works.



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Response to Saboburns (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 11:01 PM

17. Bill Kristol?

 

Good lord.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 11:05 PM

18. Yes THAT Bill Kristol

I urge you to check out his writings @billkristol

You will be shocked. In a good way.

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Response to Saboburns (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 04:13 AM

31. David Frum and Richard Painter for me also, who as conservatives

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seem to have a very sober understanding of what's going on on the right. They're without any "oh, hopefully they'll do the right thing in the end" illusions about just how potentially ruthless and dangerous the people currently wielding power have become. And, of course, both are very well connected.

But I don't follow anyone routinely, rather, like HighPlainsDem, search topics I'm interested in. I'm undoubtedly missing out on some good entertainment, but I use Twitter almost exclusively to see what smart, involved people are talking about in the realms of the social sciences.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:45 PM

13. I follow more than 1,400 people on Twitter

Mostly athletes, musicians and entertainers.

But those are my top 5.

I also enjoy:

Rick Wilson
J.K. Rowling
Stephen King
Vicente Fox Quesada
God (thetweetofgod)

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:47 PM

14. @rudepundit.com

Also, John Dean.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 04:19 AM

32. I check in with John Dean now and then also. Another

conservative who understands the people in the Republican Party he denounced all too well.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 10:55 PM

15. These:

@ohnoshetwitnt
@technicallyron
@tedlieu
@dog_feelings
@dog_rates

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 11:01 PM

16. Gen. Chuck Yeager(Ret) is my favorite on Twitter

At the age of 94 his wit and wisdom is still sharp as ever.

And being that I am from his tiny hometown of Hamlin, WV makes him a long-time hero of mine. His mother was my next-door neighbor for years until she passed away in the late 1980s.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 11:22 PM

20. Mine are probably these

@amjoyshow
@georgetakei
@amysiskind
@jaketapper
@ananavaro (yes I know she's a Republican but she beats on Trump 50 times per day and I love it.)

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 11:32 PM

21. A lot of these are good. I'd add Claude Taylor.

https://twitter.com/TrueFactsStated,

John Schindler: https://twitter.com/20committee

And George Takei: https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei

But I do check many of these others also.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 12:17 AM

22. There's only one I would recommend above all others, but

he's hibernating right now and won't tweet again until spring.

If you want to keep up, I would suggest following some lesser-known-but-still-legit reporters. You don't need to follow many as reporters tend to tweet @ and about each other. Try to follow at least one reporter that covers your state or town.

Also, follow a few comedians because, as above, if you follow one, you follow them all.

Follow a Twitter account that's wacky or esoteric-ish like @ProBirdRights or @billwurtz because strange is good for the soul.

If you want to know what the Orange Man tweets but can't stand him, follow @RealPressSecBot - an account that takes his tweets and posts them as if they were press releases.

My most important suggestion is to create a Twitter list or two. That way, you don't have to read all the tweets from all the users you follow - just the ones that really interest you. You can change the members of your list whenever it suits you.

For example, I follow Malcolm Nance but, frankly, his tweets are too fucking depressing and he posts too often, so, he's not on one of my lists.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 01:51 AM

24. I love Gollum J. Trump!

n/t

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 01:52 AM

25. @teapainUSA, @therickwilson, @20committee, @SethAbramson, @davidfrum

 

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 02:02 AM

26. Definitely...

Ron Perlman @perlmutations, Mark Hamill @HamillHimself, Ted Lieu @tedlieu

Also Tara Dublin is awesome. @taradublinrocks

She always does a good job summing up how I feel most times

Always wondered who on here was on twitter.

I am @ravengirlnc incase anyone would like to add me. =)

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 03:37 AM

29. @20commitee - check out his old blog as well.

@ ericgarland- game theory guy, emotional and analytical
https://mobile.twitter.com/ericgarland?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

@TheRickWilson- pure comedy and his take on party politics can be enlightening

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheRickWilson

nat.sec lawyers- @ BradMossEsq- can be infuriatingly unemotional and fair minded and his boss @ MarkSZaidEsq

https://mobile.twitter.com/MarkSZaidEsq?p=s

https://mobile.twitter.com/BradMossEsq?p=s

@ benjaminwittes -and blog lawfare, puts up some good links as well

https://mobile.twitter.com/benjaminwittes

Claude Taylor
@ TrueFactsStated- forget the controversy and focus on his "Adopt a House Challenger" campaign. Great links to many dems running in midterms.

https://mobile.twitter.com/TrueFactsStated?p=s



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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 03:43 AM

30. JK Rowling

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 05:50 AM

34. Interesting question.

@AngryBlackLady,
@JoyAnnReid,
@karnythia and
@bravenak, to get the viewpoint of someone who *isn't* a white man. They have good comments, funny threads, hit hard on trolls, and despise trump. They refuse to kowtow to the white majority, and they are unafraid and more than willing to point out when we white women need to listen.

@shakestweet for her incisive commentary. She is practically a cassandra - she saw the dangers of trump long before most others had stopped laughing at him, and she takes no prisoners and gives no quarters in her fight for equality.

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