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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


On a different note: Writers, this tweet is an excellent example of what we mean when we refer to authorial voice.… https://t.co/J3KIyRjJVt
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThese Mueller investigation texts strike me as more a test of the media's integrity than of the investigation. Pros… https://t.co/ehS0qx1Ihj
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @aedison @classicrathjen I prefer “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” @JoshDCarson Will be the first time that’s happened with a movie for a while. Probably since Ep 7. @dudeweather Hell yes. Between seeing that tomorrow night and a work deadline end of day tomorrow, I'm all abuzz. L… https://t.co/SlSsYex5zT @AKosseffJones Following you now. Will send. @joshdorner, is this up your alley?Yo, who on here knows about Supreme Court level voting rights law, map drawing, gerrymandering, etc.? Have a claim… https://t.co/dYhW6VEVia @ItsTheBrandi So few Mpls white people seem to have a grasp on, for instance, the racism of St. Cloud, or the homop… https://t.co/4gN2EpNdpWIt's wild to me that people whose families still live in MN-6 want to insult the south for being backwards.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaHandy checklist: ✔️ Pedophilia is not funny ✔️ Pedantry about "pedophile" is awful ✔️ Suicide needs trigger warni… https://t.co/bybs83nWsh
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaCALL CALL CALL An agreement on principles by the leadership does not mean the rank-and-file aren't feeling a mite… https://t.co/iIf4te6fBD
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @aric Evergreen thread.boom. https://t.co/5SNMCUAMZ0
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaCain’t til Seven opens @MayorHodges Extremely Earnest Policy Library and the Ray Dehn Super-Intense Listening Space… https://t.co/Oz2wbEc8gY
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @aric My high school removed every door from every stall.Meanwhile in an alternate dimension. https://t.co/YgWWXHldSy @jjz1600 To some extent, active voter supprsssion.I do not care what Roy Moore voters felt or thought. We've heard those stories. Tell me about the people who brough… https://t.co/pxPmPezGkj
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaFucking watch us. https://t.co/ZmRAk8kriq
12/13
2017
I followed up Spotlight by watching Atonement, which, come to think of it, is also thematic.Standard capitalization. No quotation marks around words or phrases that don't require them. Mature tone. This has… https://t.co/oKScTKWXis
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI realize this is basically a high-level troll, but “Hey Doug Jones, turn your back on black voters who put you in… https://t.co/msBzLCFhlC
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaGet the fuck outta here with this shit. https://t.co/cRrMuJbWc4Honestly it continues to blow my mind how big a year this is for people named Doug Jones. https://t.co/8XkKlV5eIJ
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaAnd just a reminder—this happened with voter suppression. We need to elect people to supervise elections who are co… https://t.co/sw6NrIUBeN
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThank you ALABAMA!!
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaCory Gardner is already recruiting Jones to switch parties https://t.co/rQecr8ozw7
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThat blue belt you see swooping down and across the Alabama election map is the Black Prairie Belt. Fertile soil in… https://t.co/HNurnXyL1S
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaGotta imagine that Democratic recruting (which has already been quite good) is going to go bonkers after this. They… https://t.co/f8vxKXdKUu
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaNext step: drive the rest of their trash party into the sea. Electorally speaking.THIS UNFAMILIAR FEELING OF HOPE AND TEMPORARY ABSENCE OF DESPAIR IS VERY ALARMING. #AlabamaSenateElection
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaTrust Black women enough to donate to our campaigns, support our organizations and get out the way so we can win.
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Retweeted by Fred BeukemaTonight's nail-biter provides yet another reminder that the African-American community is a core defender of plural… https://t.co/BiWYabsh17
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaDid you know: Michael from The Good Place created the NYT Election Needle?
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @fabiansociety Though it won’t be for lack of trying!It’s infuriating that mainstream Democrats who show up on these cable news panels do not bang the drum about voter… https://t.co/lremgmHDQ4
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaShhhhhhhhhhh https://t.co/gHfNb0PsBV @NateSilver538 I’m going to sign on to @ItsTheBrandi’s thesis and say that voter suppression number is more like <=10%.All Democrats need to campaign on a Second Voting Rights Act: automatic voter registration, restoring voting rights… https://t.co/MuDmqr74zy
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaStar Wars films, ranked: Empire of the Sun Revenge of the Nerds Return of the Mack Phantom Thread Awakenings Chic… https://t.co/gLcYsolYc0
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThe *rational* thing for every board member & investor of Twitter to do is to declare war on Breitbart and destroy… https://t.co/edmGGl1GrU
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @ItsTheBrandi The only thing that makes me think otherwise is him going well out of his way to kneecap Moore on the Sunday shows. @fabiansociety Right?! Calling out slut shaming usually assumes that (1) the target of shame actually did what they… https://t.co/KBHb6C7U8OWow, they got Strathairn! https://t.co/SKtJurDDn9 @dbrauer @DanaWessel @Brueggers @DthomasJournals @TwinsGeek Heard some folks from the neighborhood on my bus last w… https://t.co/r5DFkPazI3Shadow of the Colossus (2005, SCEI) https://t.co/gaj8Fg7BNkMinnesotan voter here, but spasibo all the same. https://t.co/hdfIkbE02mI didn’t plan that I’d be watching Spotlight on the eve of this particular Alabama Senate election, but here we are.
12/12
2017
An exclusive look at my upcoming book: Ready Player One Except With Girl Culture. Hmu, Spielberg https://t.co/DMDW0PBoUW
Retweeted by Fred Beukemafor fucks sake, I just got out of a screening of THE LAST JEDI and guess what https://t.co/doocM2yhw7
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @benmekler @rianjohnson I understand the MRAs are focused these days on the testosterone producing effects of onion… https://t.co/fHrVCvlfQC @jbouie Can we get a podcast of you and @AlyssaRosenberg geeking on the old school EU?Ready Player One is the milkshake duck of movies. I see a trailer and think "oh it has a lot of my favorite things,… https://t.co/4qKHl5ziAf
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaMy kids’ big gift this year is a trampoline. Because they keep finding their presents, I’ve taken to hiding them in… https://t.co/JTPMohEKZC
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @ericamauter Whether it's the golf course, upzoning, or the sins of a political ally. @ericamauter The. Worst. S Mpls deserves a better source of neighborhood news than a self-professed revolutionary… https://t.co/2J9EFIOlhA @ItsTheBrandi What's the rub with #3? @MorganJerkins Was there ever any follow up on that story?Look, if consumers are going to have to get screwed by Disney buying Fox, can we at least get the fanfare copy-past… https://t.co/dqsXEshmeyAre you in Alabama and in college? Guess what: NONE of the polling is expecting you to turn out for this election.… https://t.co/IIcI2vm9YN
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaHey y'all. Just because they gave us the ability to make twitter harder to use with long-ass names not containing a… https://t.co/sDlX2lEgMD(The reporting isn't wrong about Trump being close to getting a legislative victory. CALL CALL CALL the House and t… https://t.co/K0oraCTcSf
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaFuck em up, @javimorillo! https://t.co/PVmQbNSfx8READY PLAYER ONE (2018) Dir: Steven Spielberg #OnePerfectShot https://t.co/bbBwgiHKLw
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaListening to Arne Carlson and wondering: Did Jon Grunseth get what Carlson is demanding Franken get?
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12/11
2017
@janekleeb @tomwatson @princessmom122 @Random_Neuro123 @jjz1600 Jane. I felt completely unrepresented by the Unity… https://t.co/fwjaB4EJix
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaAlternate headline: Wingnut shitposters reap what they sow. https://t.co/NlW7w7zHWO
Retweeted by Fred Beukema“a contributing factor” is an odd way to spell “the reason why” https://t.co/hx6xyUesp7
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThe NFL concussion protocol would of cleared JFK to reenter the parade
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaGood thread on how culture still prioritizes the interiority of (white) racists. https://t.co/V489y6tmJg
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaALSO: If you worry that the Dems won't survive without abusers in their ranks ... Maybe we should try for once. We… https://t.co/SOge8mlw5L
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @ABC Did she provide a name for this opponent? @johnmoe Killing you and his brand.But the whales crush the monsters in jaws longer than you are tall, gulping down mounds of frigid, ammoniac jelly i… https://t.co/IHBZfum7Vh
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaJust normal weather in normal texas four totally normal months apart https://t.co/kgSjvVvR70
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaKeep calling your senators & congresspeople. Make them know how upset you are. Make them hear thay you are not givi… https://t.co/Z22FRXtDmg
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @TomPerez Also, while I’m fine with cutting the # of superdelegates, I think they should only be cut in primary sta… https://t.co/0yWMOSYEiw
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12/10
2017

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