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The Twit tweets: Ingrates edition


Today's NY Daily News cover:

The Twit tweets: Complete Asshole Edition


Hulu users...

HBO is free this weekend through the Hulu app on certain devices (Roku, Fire TV, etc.). I just noticed last night.

Bernie Sanders: Watch As Senator Gets Emotional Talking About Jewish Relative Who Died Fighting Nazi

Source: Newsweek

While speaking on the PBS series, Finding Your Roots, Senator Bernie Sanders showed his more vulnerable side as he talked about a relative who died defying the Nazis in World War II.


“I’m proud of his courage, and willingly going to his own death in order to protect innocent people,” Sanders says. “So I’m very, very proud that I have a family member who showed that type of courage and decency.”


Sanders rarely discusses his Jewish identity in depth, but talks in the show about how the horrors of the Holocaust motivated him to become involved in politics. He said his own career was borne out of a desire to “prevent the descent of humanity.”

“It just makes us realize how hard we have got to work to not descend into this type of barbarity and to create a world where people can love each other,” he said. “That’s what this reinforces in me.”

More: http://www.newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-watch-senator-gets-emotional-talking-about-jewish-relative-who-674416?utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

... the 3rd of 4 violent white supremacists we identified was just arrested (Shaun King tweet):


Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico

Source: Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump ordered the Jones Act to be waived for shipments to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico immediately at the request of Governor Ricardo Rossello, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday.

The waiver will be in effect for 10 days and cover all products being shipped to Puerto Rico, Department of Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan said in an email.

The 1920 Jones Act is a maritime law requiring shipments of goods between two U.S. ports to be made with American-flagged vessels, manned by American crews. Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration to lift the restrictions regarding supplies being sent to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, which ravaged the U.S. territory more than a week ago.

The administration temporarily lifted the rule this month to ensure gasoline-starved Florida received supplies after Hurricane Harvey.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-28/trump-waives-jones-act-for-puerto-rico?utm_content=politics&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-politics

Finally, FFS.

I found my first 280 (tweet):


Jared Kushner Voted As a Woman, According to His Registration

Source: Wired

Since moving into the White House months ago, Jared Kushner—senior advisor and son-in-law to the President, savior of the Middle East, and possible person of interest in a federal investigation—has amassed a rather extensive project portfolio. The issues under Kushner's purview include negotiating peace between Israel and Palestine, fixing the opioid crisis, updating technology across the entire federal government, and spearheading criminal justice reform, to name just a few. It seems like a nearly impossible set of challenges for anyone to tackle, and even more so for Kushner. Because in addition to not having any previous government experience, the former real estate exec has demonstrated repeated difficulty filling out simple, routine forms correctly. This includes his own voter registration form.

According to the records held by the New York State Board of Elections, Jared Corey Kushner is a woman.

Is Kushner a woman? Did he just accidentally fill out the form incorrectly? Is he the victim of a malicious voter impersonation scheme? Unfortunately, there's absolutely no way to know for sure, because he has yet to provide WIRED with a comment. But based on his recent history with paperwork, option two seems like a pretty safe bet.

This past July, for instance, CBS reported that Jared had updated a disclosure form necessary to obtain security clearance no fewer than three separate times. Kushner originally filed the form on January 18 with zero names listed under a section that asked about foreign contacts. He later claimed his team had accidentally hit send before he had a chance to fully fill it in, though according to The Washington Post, the form also got the dates of his graduate degrees incorrect, and even omitted his father-in-law's address. He submitted a supplemental form acknowledging that the original form was incomplete the following day.

Read more: https://www.wired.com/story/jared-kushner-voter-registration-woman/

Trump suggests Facebook colluded with media against him

Source: The Hill

President Trump on Wednesday seemed to suggest that Facebook had colluded with the news media against him during the 2016 presidential election.

"Facebook was always anti-Trump.The Networks were always anti-Trump hence,Fake News @nytimes (apologized) & @WaPo were anti-Trump. Collusion?" the president tweeted.

He added: "But the people were Pro-Trump! Virtually no President has accomplished what we have accomplished in the first 9 months-and economy roaring."

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/352641-trump-accuses-facebook-of-colluding-with-media-against-him

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