Sign in with Twitter

Username:

Fred Beukema @beukema Minneapolis, MN

Structural engineer, sometimes improvisor, 3 day Jeopardy! champ. Happily married to a teacher. Two kids, two cats.

214 Following   549 Followers   16,390 Tweets

Joined Twitter 5/3/09


Haass is a smart guy and not at all a bad guy. But he seems to think the central premise of the Civil Rights Act wa… https://t.co/wUGt1GuOXO
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaGETTING YELLED AT FOR BEING A BIGOT IS NOT THE SAME AS BEING OPPRESSED BECAUSE OF YOUR RACE OR GENDER OR SEXUAL ORI… https://t.co/uKAdD7GVbI
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThe sucking up to Kissinger. The "disagree with him, but (Reagan/Scalia/whoever) served his country." The lionizing… https://t.co/fYkmZuK9TDI feel like the last two years have been educational as to how many of the movers and shakers in the country treat… https://t.co/GskAxYnG1K @gamespite My grandmother talked about the sufficiency of having someone open the vermouth in the next room. @stoatno1 They should hire the Twin Peaks caption writer to liven it up with some atmospheric music and ominous whooshing.Holy shit, Minneapolis Pride-goers. Not ok. https://t.co/cxqpcEqIIOAnd fighting to end slavery was a… bad thing? https://t.co/aq2BksuVoBTrumps monstrous 2016 campaign was nearer a Nazi rally than anything I expected to see in my lifetime and I assumed… https://t.co/JjSE6XsUsf
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaPeople need to understand that the GOP's approach to what Democrats do is not contingent upon Democratic civility.… https://t.co/LRVaKxxPiE
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI appreciate Elijah Cummings, but this is why we lose. No backbone. The restaurant owner was absolutely within her… https://t.co/gwJmCptDba
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaWhat if refusing to serve Sarah Sanders was not the first step on a slippery slope to rampant political discriminat… https://t.co/Ob4sYriq90
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaGreat, comprehensive take on the Red Hen kerfuffle. https://t.co/ACUx7cWDE0 @WedgeLIVE The men's shirt wins the "violations of flag code" contest over the ladies' tank by a score of 2-1.
6/25
2018
I know it may be futile to point this all out, but the Red Hen case (and resulting commentary) demonstrate that a l… https://t.co/UQqK7zouyL
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaWhite People: if you’re too dumb to understand the difference between not serving someone because of what they do a… https://t.co/nIlDNQbhk5
Retweeted by Fred Beukema🤦‍♂️ We should have voted for John Candy... https://t.co/ntwB2UDmD8
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaSomething I've been thinking about: libertarian and conservative critiques of so-called "virtue signaling" ultimate… https://t.co/vPIrZoPC3h
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @ItsTheBrandi Could be an improv game. Just feed them a plank from the DFL platform and let ‘em extemporize!That's. ..An absurd pitch for a candidate in a Democratic Party primary. https://t.co/bJYwQVenWz
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaTo summarize: the Red Hen owner was worried that her staff (who were LGBTQ, migrants, etc) would feel uncomfortable… https://t.co/Q7yfhPINeT
Retweeted by Fred Beukema
6/24
2018
There's a major difference between denying someone service because of their sexual orientation or race that has NO… https://t.co/U7kn00oghV
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaAll you ever did was break me #TooManyGames https://t.co/GfbcrvZG44
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaMichael Clayton is the best film that never gets enough credit. https://t.co/08gXVvFleA
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaTrump lost the popular vote by millions. GOP power rests on undemocratic gerrymandering and stolen judicial appoint… https://t.co/pnD0zQx1Fj
Retweeted by Fred Beukemamike h*ckabee’s son murdered a dog at boy scout camp and his professionally lying daughter is so hated that she’s g… https://t.co/36aP86oMpO
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIndication you’ve been watching too much Star Wars with your kid: reflexive capitalization of “episode.”I think he saw an Episode of 30 Rock and mistook it for documentary. https://t.co/vDGh70xAkvWhen your party is expanding by leaps and bounds in the direction that you want it to go, that’s not the time to wo… https://t.co/NBibiAnd0c
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaYour honor, I’d like enter into evidence Exhibit A for why demobilizing your opposition’s voters in an election is… https://t.co/nLvXQVC2fG
Retweeted by Fred Beukemawhy do the dems insist on being this embarrassing https://t.co/MBM43caDKN
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @andrewhelmers Yes! @theseantcollins What makes this extra-dumb is that, even granting his premise, the Dems have tried tried more than… https://t.co/SZtr6PgrSa"Vote for the person, not for the party" is how you say "it's snowing outside, so the planet can't be getting warmer" in democracy.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema
6/23
2018
@stoatno1 You’re damned welcome.This thread should be a touchstone for us for the next five months in particular. https://t.co/ynKSdRGf2jYo, anybody else I know still playing Pokemon Go?1. This isnt unpopular you all say this shit 2. You gotta be really fucking dumb to think that millions of jobs an… https://t.co/J1agB3dkYh
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIf you go to the early voting center, please enjoy the lovely entry ramp and stairs, new as of September 2016, engi… https://t.co/8CgiuBzd4Y @tvoti What app?It will rival the three days it took after the 2016 election for the meaning of "fake news" to go "conspiratorial b… https://t.co/sGOnvjRfswMark my words: the speed with which "the girl on the Time cover wasn't at that time separated from her parents," wh… https://t.co/xreJVlfXE2I don't have much reach, but some of my followers do and if you are one of them, I hereby implore you to discourage… https://t.co/9gaJEdOkjh
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaAbsolutely true ... if you pretend black people have never existed https://t.co/Z3W4T7e385
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @scumbelievable @theseantcollins Hi Gretchen, I love all of these lists when they pop up on your TL. I often disagr… https://t.co/IxllH9TO3N @yeahidrathernot Fuck. I'm really sorry for the damage these grifters have done to your family. @yeahidrathernot Wait, so he thought more than 60% of Belgium was Muslim immigrants?JURASSIC PARK SEQUEL IDEA: 3 Million AD. The humans are extinct. The dino-scientists find mosquitoes with human… https://t.co/MOLow8C5YK
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThe purpose of ICE is ethnic cleansing, via deportation. Here's some stats on total immigrants living here: Mexico… https://t.co/IPrq5ERF5H
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @existentialcoms @fabiansociety Thank you, I’ve been looking for this kind of information.I am seeing WAY too much overconfidence that Democrats will take the House in November. Cook Political has it at 50… https://t.co/5B81vvvtwd
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaYou damn right #ImWithTina. https://t.co/DNRomqTPeO
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaSure the jacket’s a distraction but it’s like if they were panning across a Nazi death camp, and then cut to an act… https://t.co/2rWTpOTcDS
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @fabiansociety MUSHROOM. MUSHROOM.
6/22
2018
Absolutely furious at how good this headline is https://t.co/oDAvq6NWHZ
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaURGENT. There is desperate need for Mayan-to-English translators for mothers who have been separated from their chi… https://t.co/fBihe8CHxQ
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaMan, the combination of speaker phones and open-plan offices with high ceilings and exposed concrete surfaces are the damn worst.1) No they don’t. 2) No they don’t. 3) Yes they can. 4) No, they reduce SIDS by 50%. 5) No they don’t. 6) No they f… https://t.co/rC8r1MsSj4
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaSmall thread https://t.co/SaAuU8j80A @aric “I said ‘fuck that, I’ll just make a copy!’” -Mitch Hedberg @theseantcollins Surprised nobody’s dropped “The Legend of Curly’s Gold” yet.#hamiltonMPLS https://t.co/iJK5iJu8IOInfuriating news about the USGS, likely designed to silence climate change researchers https://t.co/rJz4qjsDnm
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @dbrauer I wonder if this is looking toward their soon-to-balloon parking supply. As someone who regularly has to p… https://t.co/d0l2YvXzKU @lynnmchale @AP What a cruel thing to suggest. @lynnmchale @AP What is wrong with you? Like, seriously, are you arguing that there's not an effective difference?… https://t.co/KJLUeSqjFG @yeahidrathernot Director is apparently a Scorsese fan. I love it.rhetoric has consequences, and the president’s dehumanizing rhetoric sends a clear message down the line: “do what… https://t.co/XF8BdSRrMC
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI've been thinking a lot about the time Jennicet Gutiérrez interrupted Obama during a Pride Month event to call for… https://t.co/RIbrdq2sfr
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaDr. Claw was a good cat who I miss already. https://t.co/u6G9Ume0H1 @peggyflanagan Mostly only prefer triscuts if I’ve got a runaway salivary gland issue that needs mitigation.He’s got a nation of Pawnee community forum attendees at his back. https://t.co/8b9HOFPMwuI just said that I was going to “feed the cat,” singular, and my heart kind of broke.
6/21
2018
More than anyone in the Trump administration, I do not think it is hyperbole to consider Stephen Miller a wannabe N… https://t.co/dQwldnRUpDNOPE. https://t.co/9rciDvAL0r
Retweeted by Fred Beukemauh so people, don't let Japanese-internment-camp-style indefinite family detention become the new normal
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaFolks, just gonna say that locking families together in cages is also bad and to not let a possible win over separa… https://t.co/hUzfZ3DdCB
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @johnmoe Solution seems to be hitting younger brothers in groups rather than individually.America’s older brothers announce cure for younger brothers who keep hitting themselves.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema
6/20
2018

0