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Fred Beukema @beukema Minneapolis, MN

Struct Eng, Improv, husband/dad. || You may think that you crave true love, but it is not a game for cowards. Neither is Scrabble. - Onion horoscopes

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Joined Twitter 5/3/09

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@MattMackowiak 3 months for Bork, followed by 5 for Kennedy. Don’t fib.You can't fairly assess his life's work without acknowledging that the quality of his thinking & work product precipitously declined.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI concede that Scalia may have been brilliant at one point in his career, but brilliance was gradually supplanted by snide self-satisfaction
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @PaddyoNeilio When did the first of their candidates declare?
@soniasaraiya She looks so much like Lena Headey here. Uncanny. @MikeSpangenberg Not at all. I’m related to old-school GOPers who would vote for him, but not Trump/Cruz.There is one president at a time and he retains all his constitutional powers & duties until his term ends.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema"He invented Originalism." Says all you need to know about Originalism. #Scalia
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @greglmercer @leighalexander Mine was opaque champagne color!Y'all can Obama nominate Anita Hill tho to replace Scalia
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaKeep whispering “Justice Barack Obama” into the wind. It’ll scare the crap out of the GOP. Scare them into not obstructing, maybe. #Scalia
Retweeted by Fred Beukema#Scalia imposed his hatred & bigotry in ways that oppressed literally millions. I want to feel empathy for his family, and it's really hard.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @chrislhayes They’ve done it with other appointments, but never with a spotlight.Voters made that decision in 2012. They knew that Obama would be appointing justices from 2012-2016.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI personally recall with great fondness when Antonin Scalia twice vehemently argued for the right of states to imprison homosexuals for sex.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaBy all means, @tedcruz, lets memorialize your precious strict constitutionalist by reducing the president’s constitutional powers by 25%.Remember in December when Scalia said that blacks should go to "slower" colleges?
Retweeted by Fred Beukemai'm starting to think that this is the last season of America and the writers are just going nuts
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaWhat better way to mourn a strict constitutionalist than by trying to deny the president's power to appoint a new justice?
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI'm not happy he died. I am happy he isn't fucking up our country any more.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis didn't take long:
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaHoly crap Scalia.Ashley Judd will be on Twin Peaks. Wanna bet whether she's adult Donna Hayward? -- HT: @glenndunks
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaGolly I wonder why. | Republican Operatives Try to Help Bernie Sanders via @bpolitics
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@section_sign You've taken your first step into a larger world. @OscarFraud @refocusedmedia Thelma Schoonmaker, though: 1967 edits tiny drama, 1970 part of big team editing Woodstock, 1980 Raging Bull.Considering the way you’ve dismantled & hobbled your state’s U system, @ScottWalker, you do not get to lecture @HillaryClinton on this.
@beukema Protip: going hungry through afternoon meetings may, in medium run, be preferable to eating garbage 15min lunch. @davidminpdx Has anybody storified this yet?Of all the evenings to feel so nauseated that booting would be a relief, the night i have to feed & put both kids to bed solo is a bad one. @DthomasJournals I haven’t found an explanation of why it’s illegal. Does the leg have to ok any/all interstate beers individually?The online abuse directed at women who appear on "Jeopardy!":
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIt's okay to say you like the new Okay Go video without first proclaiming that you're not that into their music. #Lifehacks
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaGravitational waves at last. My blog post about #LIGO: our fantastically knowable universe.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaSo many goosebumps. Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves, Proving Einstein Right, via @nytimes
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaHello, Dear Ones. Please enjoy our new video for "Upside Down & Inside Out". Watch here:
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI had to read 48hrs of "I JUST GOOGLED BOWIE!!!" tweets, but Kanye defends Cosby and that fart passes over in 15min? You for real?
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaRemember the time Hillary was forced to eat shit over cookies? 1 of my earliest "America can gf itself" epiphanies.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI've got the feeling I'm going to be copy/pasting my explanation/reminder of superdelegates into friends' facebook comments for weeks.
When she defends a policy or shares a view, of course push her on it, judge her on it. But the idea that "the Clintons" did x or y in 90s...
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIf I'm Hillary Clinton & I spent WH yrs fighting Bill's aides from the left, I'd be pretty pissed right now to be blamed for his policies.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @MyLittleBloggie It's awful. Even very recent history, like the existence of Superdelegates, seems to be beyond our memory span.Ok look I made a graphic so you can see how important this is. POTUS --> SCOTUS.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaRight. But I didn't reconsider. That's the whole point. Can both critique someone and vote for them.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaWinnowing! @nytpolitics Your headline writer doesn't seem to understand what @tanehisicoates has been saying.OH in skyway: "No, it's a compliment, it makes you look young!" Keep digging! @thatlevi I'm out of practice at a cash register and would be a terrible line cook. I'll just remain a fan of their work.The St. Paul skyway labor pool seems to be a small and relatively closed ecosystem.TRUMP: Ban all Muslims. Mexicans are rapists. Let’s do war crimes SANDERS: Wall Street is bad DC JOURNO: I literally can’t tell them apart
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NH winner Trump plays with numbers: Unemployment not at 5%, it's at "28, 29, as high as 35. In fact, I even heard recently 42%."
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaOverhead light: the worst, or worsterest?The under-microwave lights are burned out and the overhead has been all evening and everything is awful.📂 GOP establishment strategy └📂 2016 └📂 Primary └📂 Stopping Donald Trump └ 🎶 yakety-sax.mp3
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @dbrauer He can't even complete a haiku. @theseantcollins @RollingStone Kind of shocked you included Kilgrave, given how cartoonishly over-the-top you found him.If you're looking for high-ceiling Colonial or Victorian interiors in various states of disrepair, David Fincher Realty has you covered. @tomwatson You did see the thing a few weeks back when @BarackObama threw in as much as he reasonably can for HRC, right?TFW you watch a bunch of David Fincher music videos and walk around your house turning off the lights for the night.
Impressed, but not surprised, by the number of people who assumed "Ziggy's duck" was a typo.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaJust realized the one thing the Sobotka Prius ad is missing: Ziggy's duck.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @MyLittleBloggie @DthomasJournals Article says they have a parent-swapped sequel in mind! @TPM NotMarkPennNotMarkPennNotMarkPenn. Also, can someone please make sure Lanny Davis is busy defending a warlord somehwere?"governor, the water is undrinkable and the schools are falling apart." "wow. Make butt sex illegal"
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaToday in the news: EVERYTHING. @chrislhayes and Nick and Ziggy! Weird! I look forward to a U of Phoenix ad with the boys from S4.The smart play, and the morally useful one, would be to expand the critique to online harassment generally, not just of Clinton supporters.
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They gave up years ago. But "Super Bowl ads are awesome" is an idea people have had a hard time letting go of.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI enjoy the music of all three of the acts involved and feel no need to denigrate any of them. Signed, Twitter's Good Boy
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI WONder what team is going to win… -Max, every ninety seconds @section_sign Give him the stickDON’T GIVE HIM THE STICK!!
Local election knowledgeable people: do you have to go to the caucus to vote? We can’t both go because 7 pm with a child? Please.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema"Lead helps guard your health." How American companies sold toxic lead paint and pipes:
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis is what privilege looks like, folks. After years of many women asking for anti-harassment tools, a guy going "Wow people are mean.'
Retweeted by Fred Beukema“Look at that, you son of a bitch."
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaWow yes my hand was wet when I touched your face but calm down it was just pee pee.
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@section_sign Allegedly opt-in? @sepinwall ALLEGEDLY opt-in only. @MyLittleBloggie Do they suspend cheeky punnery on the heavy stuff?That anti-Bernie New Yorker piece's "we fixed Wall Street in 2008!" stance is about on par with "hello, Obama won, we're postracial now!"
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @beukema Alternatives: "Coens Label Childish Approach to Diversity as 'Idiotic'" "STrib provides cover for Breitbart to claim Coens allies"This headline is bad and the person who wrote it should feel bad: @theseantcollins I stared at the one from Wednesday far longer than I'd care to admit, trying to decode. @section_sign Which is to say: high-precision scantrons, the caucuses are not. @caitlinmacneal Dry cleaner was getting ready to throw them out if he didn't pick up. @section_sign In 2000, they had Don Smith hand count the multitude of Bradley supporters in our precinct as we walked through the exit door."Why America Owes Janet Jackson a Huge Apology" Via @KQEDPop
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @thesurfreport @sepinwall @TheAmericansFX Thomas Hart Bentony!Kasich supports a Balanced Budget Amendment which would be a national suicide pact consigning us to devastating recessions/depressions.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @section_sign subject her to voluntary dragging. Also has vibe of “why can’t we say the n-word?!” attitude. 2/2 @section_sign Ugh. There’s some substance to eyebrows at her work, but this seems more like carping that she/her family choose not to 1/ @section_sign Seems like an untapped revenue stream for SPPD.I keep being told that not all criticism of Hillary Clinton is sexist, and that's true! But this is.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaRyan says he backs bill to restore Voting Rights Act—but won't bring it the floor for a vote
Retweeted by Fred Beukema"You can't be a moderate and be a progressive" - the line that launches 1000 pieces of downballot hit lit against purple district dems.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @section_sign In some ways the only issue; all other appointments follow. One other issue might be pushing for Dem Senate/House candidates.
Few things make me as excited as a Coen brothers movie with mixed reviews.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaTwitter suspends parody account that mocks Twitter for not suspending harassers:
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@MitchPileggi1 @kumailn My heart! @chrislhayes Oh, but it does. Here's Govtrack. Clinton fairly left; hardly centrist. Bernie off the chart, literally
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