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Fred Beukema @beukema Minneapolis, MN

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

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Joined Twitter 5/3/09


Watching Donald Trump call Oprah “very insecure" is like hearing Oscar the Grouch complain that Big Bird smells lik… https://t.co/OJAcRhAcAJ
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2/19
2018
If you once sold out gay people for politics to suit your district, if you once sold out people of color on Voter I… https://t.co/bFPg9tUxOC
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @dbrauer @WedgeLIVE I knew I’d seen that one before. @ericamauter Me too.I hope the kids from Parkland who just want to stay home and grieve and heal with their loved ones know that doesn'… https://t.co/t3eNk1XnLn
Retweeted by Fred Beukema"That black kid was acting aggressive and belligerent and i feared for my life so I had to shoot them" https://t.co/xsN3GRkEeR
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaHere's what I wanted to hear from adults as a teenager: "That march was probably scary and uuncomfortable, but you'… https://t.co/TyILCVQsSX
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI'm going to refrain from saying more at the moment, but a lot of people — including many who follow me and are pro… https://t.co/BiskqZYUIA
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaHe is jealous of the attention paid to those children who survived the shooting.
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Retweeted by Fred Beukema @cwethern Alternately: “Hello, maaaaybe. This is the Big Mopper speaking.”I read a fellow Xer tweet earlier today, "Go fuck 'em up, Gen Z." And I just loved it and can't stop thinking about it.
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2/18
2018
Latest reports say seven of the seventeen victims were Jewish. https://t.co/ei29snxk4M
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI wonder if that Philadelphian McCain volunteer from 2008 got another B carved in her face for Black Panther.Reading the newest Russia indictments only further convinces me that the underlying crime is allowing baby boomers to use the internet.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaAri: Did you know then that Russia was leaking emails to further divide the Dems? Sanders: Of course we knew. But… https://t.co/C9w8nhFTu8
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis thread, and the thread that it’s predicated on, are great. https://t.co/dNxNERMA4D @secupp DC and Chicago have problems of proximity to gun sieves.https://t.co/xs82zexoXK
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @fabiansociety Now I’m excited. @ItsTheBrandi A medley of that and The Americans theme, so he’s covered too. @NaomiKritzer It’s hard, because I want to mock them by correcting them mercilessly, but I don’t want them to get any better.I want to see what happens when Democrats run against the NRA. When they run against school shootings. When they ru… https://t.co/IOpGnIVxxr
Retweeted by Fred Beukemai can’t relate to anyone who thinks political disagreements shouldn’t ruin friendships. we could get nuked at any p… https://t.co/LnyHHC52dm
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaGood stuff in this Q&A https://t.co/rIN6ZPlcLq
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2/17
2018
This tweet is a fucking lie. To buy a gun in Israel, you must -prove you live or work in danger -pass a shooting te… https://t.co/5edWHUeUti
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIf you’re fuzzy on why changes to the ADA is such a big deal, I get it. I’m keenly aware of what being abled blinds… https://t.co/MNiiSqC8CM
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI knew it! https://t.co/8JRWdRpIyNWhite nationalist appears to have lied to the AP, other news outlets when he claimed that Florida school-shooting s… https://t.co/KVs8eu8ZGv
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @fabiansociety I so want a deep Monae’s Metropolis RPG.let it be known that cruz messed with the wrong school. We as students are using social media as a platform to have… https://t.co/JzEL9oVH2q
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis thread is amazing. Please read it. Think about what we’re putting our kids through, and what we’re teaching th… https://t.co/rPVpNN8pCL
Retweeted by Fred Beukemaimagine correcting a teenage girl who hid in a closet for two hours afraid she would get murdered, who survived onl… https://t.co/0rAzC6n4Dt
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaDonald Trump’s multiple affairs prove that when his supporters say they’re happy to have “class” back in the White… https://t.co/e9wKkFymw0
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @JanelleCShane Hey @KeeganMKey @JordanPeele, if you've got surplus East/West names lying around, let's see what a n… https://t.co/oqru1V8FLw @JanelleCShane, I enjoy your work. Is the list of Key & Peele College Bowl names too short for use by a neural net.… https://t.co/tXQftDdUHXAnybody know how I can feed the East/West College Bowl names into a neural net?If there were a lot of people with stories of how they legitimately used an AR-15 to hunt/protect their family, the… https://t.co/BLZ0ewLNd8
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaJust passed by a little girl staring through a window at our lifesize model of a T. rex, whispering earnestly: "W… https://t.co/Qz8gjvHCLM
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI find myself wondering if Melania's parents have become collateral to keep her from leaving.gonna go with “right-wing media outlets bankrolled by oligarchs have trumped up non-existent threats to inflame rac… https://t.co/B05rOSxb1B
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaLet’s talk about Kehinde Wiley’s portraits of Judith and Holofrenes: https://t.co/j36nrw0Tc5 https://t.co/oUgM0GCfg1
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaSHOW UP FOR ALL THE ELECTIONS. If you don't know anything about the races, GOOGLE THEM.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIf there is one thing I hope we get out of our ongoing national dumpster fire, it's long-term awareness of just how… https://t.co/0Gzm0rxZ9a
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIt seems to me Democratic candidates (and gun-squishy GOPers) in swing districts are afraid to take on the NRA and… https://t.co/DLkLyH6pfF"If we ban guns they will just find another way." Then let them find another way. Let them try to kill dozens in… https://t.co/OFyAbdgpJI
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThe NRA doesn't represent people who keep one or two guns for hunting or home defense. Because they can no longer a… https://t.co/zpGSzcK80y
Retweeted by Fred Beukemathere are more white people in BP’s “all black” cast than there are non-white people in almost any other non-BP mcu movie
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaPeople aren't angry about the op-ed section because they hate having their views challenged, they are angry because… https://t.co/JfnP5TQyM0
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis is an actual quote from Ingraham: “Must they run their mouths like that?” Must they run their mouths like tha… https://t.co/C1whomUd2C
Retweeted by Fred Beukema👍🏻👍🏻that @Tim_Walz @RepTimWalz donated NRA funds to veterans’ #TBI org @intrepidheroes (h/t @natehoodstp):… https://t.co/Ta7H0g3NuO
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis is precisely what I've been struggling with for the entirely of the past year. I do not know how to explain to… https://t.co/HWJ7XDXMDf
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaGeneration Z is tired of our fuck-ups and they are going to let you know using all 38,128 different modes of commun… https://t.co/SXxlcPOkDU
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2/16
2018
@stoatno1 1. Schedule a meeting with desire to talk about contentious issue 2. At start of meeting, pee on table 3.… https://t.co/at4v3TZt4qI'm going to be the guy who cites The Wire, but in statistics you can't juke a dead body. When it comes to whether… https://t.co/ApA4fBpIEb
Retweeted by Fred Beukemaplease read from @ShaunKing. i'm hoping to do whatever i can here in Hennepin County, where we have a problematic c… https://t.co/2XgpS9XZnm
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThe 2nd Amendment extremists will never be swayed from their hardline position. The only way to enact sane gun regs… https://t.co/Hsw0U8eQ5o
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @TomiLahren Oh, all the anti-gun hooplah is actually about the PREVIOUS mass shooting. We'll be politicizing yester… https://t.co/EKT65By1D1I would be absolutely horrified by this if I were a Democrat from California's 14th, 31st, 35th, or 46th congressio… https://t.co/LSSr72F3XG
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaDems who voted for this: Aguilar (CA-31) Bera (CA-07) Cooper (TN-05) Correa (CA-46) Cuellar (TX-28) Foster (IL-11)… https://t.co/cdnkbuv1wT
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThread about the “good guy with a gun” nonsense. https://t.co/YLajmKtKxwMy kids’ right to survive a day at school outweighs your right to own any kind of gun you want. It just does.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis is an amazing, thoughtful, and moving essay. https://t.co/g6Z7Iycfln
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaHey @RepTimWalz, @tim_walz, Team #walzflanagan, wanna be governor? Don’t accept any more donations from the NRA! A… https://t.co/UeYTVhn584
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThese type of stories actively help Republicans - not only do they cover up who is really responsible for this but… https://t.co/ahC7t1qkAc
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @MyLittleBloggie Ugh ugh ugh.If I am murdered by a gun, I want you all to politicize my death BEFORE I EVEN HIT THE DAMN GROUND. Do it. I want… https://t.co/AkJEiHbUp6
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaWas expelled Accused of abusing girlfriend Fetishized killing animals Treated for mental issues Threatened teacher… https://t.co/Wk7pwj6DQY
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2/15
2018
same paper. same story. same day. different regions. different message. still think you're not being manipulated by… https://t.co/K3Y5Kgd3Kv
Retweeted by Fred Beukemaliberal college instructor, here. i force all of my conservative students to pee themselves in front of the class w… https://t.co/nI2q6PvgQu
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaDammit, "Simpsons'".Here are some JAWS valentines I designed a few years ago. These beaches WILL be open... to romance. https://t.co/orBXOlRYeY
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaAs a side note, I've discovered there's another version of this ad, and it's way less annoying. But I guess it was… https://t.co/jB9IvvlYFZ1. "Poisson Ryba Mulgogi Fisk" In a sense, "universal mmmmh" or "you can't argue" is more annoying by itself, but n… https://t.co/RQrhRm6CHw2. "You can't argue" This line proves that there was not a second draft of the song. Otherwise, they'd have realize… https://t.co/gZT7mmCrZ63. "Universal mmmmmmh" I'm not opposed to nouning verbs or verbing nouns or nouning onomatopoeia, but I don't want… https://t.co/PtKIgF3Ua94. "Five bucks for two... sandwicheeeeees!" Fairly annoying, being the line that pops into my head at odd hours of… https://t.co/vEfNnL6KuH5. "All countries have a word for fish" Only annoying in that "languages" or "cultures" would be more accurate. But… https://t.co/lGwBVOLvZk7/6. "a fish for me / a fish for you" Not annoying at all. Recalls the Simpson's "Duff Beer for me / Duff Beer for… https://t.co/164db3YpTy
2/14
2018

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