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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

This hysteria over the DNC isn't just silly, it actively obscures what a future Sanders-inspired candidate would have to do to win.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema"If not for the powerful DNC and its shadowy soldiers, Bernie would have won." Which, you know, is just not the case.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI am a firm believer in a range of reasonableness. This election is about whether our politics has a range of reasonableness.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @section_sign @ItsTheBrandi TK personally prolife : TK politically prochoice :: DNC discussing bad attacks : DNC not using those attacks.Yeah, @Wikileaks has burned a lot of goodwill this week. @twinkiejiggles @alongerlook Can that include things recorded in that state by out-of-towner? Thinking 1814 here… @dbrauer This time for all the marbles…Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Presidential candidate, doesn't know who Harriet Tubman was.
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This heat so oppressive it just asked me "but what about Black on Black crime?"
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @section_sign Too bad; he was a fave in the early, better years of Do you take Florence to be your wife? THE MACHINE: I do PRIEST: Does anyone have anything- RAGE: [from the back] I'M AGAINST THIS
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Tim Kaine fought housing discrimination as a civil rights attorney. Mike Pence was mad because he thought Mulan empowered girls too much.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaAnyway, Kaine not a perfect choice and left has legitimate complaints, but I think he is a solid liberal Dem who would be good at the job.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaMore than 400 days ago. 👇
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI dunno, maybe we find other ways to reach out an get non-voters to the polls and then show them an exciting movie about politics?
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaAlso, the VP doesn't really do that much. Warren, Franken, Booker all still throwing down in the messy Senate.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaASTONISHING quote on Trump from a Republican strategist.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI seriously can't get over Trump's backdrop last night. It's like Triumph of the Will meets the Onion
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaFunny thing about "Morning in America". Every single statistic cited for hope then, is eclipsed by better numbers today.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaFacts about the Obama presidency 1) Crime is down 2) Killings of police officers are down 3) Undocument immigration is down
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @MicheleBachmann You’re horrible.Let Toni Morrison remind you. He keeps saying "Americans will wake up" and "Americans will get their country back"
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaTo every courageous conservative not voting for Trump, my sincere thanks.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI’ve heard this sort of speech a lot in the last 15 years and trust me, it doesn’t sound any better in Russian.
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@OnanRulz Love scene from Titanic?Released Documents Reveal LucasArts' Former Plans for a Fate of Atlantis Sequel
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @eryno Here's a good overview: @dbrauer Everything outside the nytimes piece on her feels very fake.Molly McIver legally changed her name from Not Me. @eryno Part of it is eschatological Christianity, and requirements for the End Times.literally the message of this convention
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIs anyone keeping a list of RNC speakers/guests who get booed?
@ItsTheBrandi Fucking brilliant.The GOP might be the party of Lincoln in that it's currently having an internal fight with the party of Davis.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThe system clearly damaged, God attempts to reset the Earth computer using binary code
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaCalling this a dumpster fire is an insult to fires, which provide warmth, and dumpsters, which fulfill an important societal function.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaToday at #loslynx is Camp Day. Lotta big groups in matching t-shirts. The Growl-O-Meter is unusually piercing. @kept_simple @theseantcollins “Troll” is mild. STC reversing bad pundits’ initials is trolling. MY deploying shitlord army, something else.Taking Max to his first pro basketball game! #roar #loslynxBe ready to kick anyone citing national polling for the presidential race in the junk.
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mob trials where the defendant isn't allowed to speak definitely make me feel great about America
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaPaul Ryan is the worst combination of Tracy Flick and Paul Metzler from the movie Election. #RNCinCLE #gopconvention
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @ItsTheBrandi What on earth does “100% rock solid” mean? Can’t be geologically speaking. Solid Democratic control of state government?solution to Twitter harassment: 1. permaban milo 2. permaban anyone who complains milo was banned should work for 95% of it
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaFunny, that. Wonder why. @brian_hanson @OnanRulz I wish it were this simple. Many of the racists piling on Leslie Jones, for instance, are young men.Report: George W. Bush told inner circle he worries about being "last GOP Prez"
Retweeted by Fred Beukemaspot the difference
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaPROTIP: No one cares about plagiarism. Lots of people care about basic competence and unforced errors. This is the definition of sloppy.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaYeah, white folks tend to laugh or shrug off being barraged with racist invective. Weird. fairness to Melania, she was probably distracted by the rollout for her new book, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaRemember when we all thought Howard Dean was too weird to be President because he made a noise
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaVery good speech by @MichelleObama--and under great pressure--Dems should be proud!
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaAsk yourself if anyone would be giving a pass to Michelle Obama if she'd nicked a chunk of a Laura Bush speech. I'll wait.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaHooooooooly crap.
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Don't get mad about what you are watching at the #RNCinCLE Register to vote and tell 10 friends #BetterThanThis
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIn order to cause the president personal pain, Tom Cotton blocked Casaandra Butts' nomination until she died.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @theseantcollins Or Not the Weekly World News.Oh my God NPR is doing a human interest story on Melania Trump, and it's so treating Donald like a normal candidate, and I can't handle itI totally get why people think #GameofThrones is porn-y, but the casual nudity is really only a retreat to the standards of 80s comedy.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaCrazy idea: not closely watching and being suspicious of Muslims, but watching and being suspicious of men who commit domestic violence
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @MyLittleBloggie They can both suck; not mutually exclusive.
@Greenspeak @ShawnElliott The Aqua-Brodeo!
Dig the whole thread, but: this is the creamy center of it for me.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @scalzi - I don’t know what to say, this has never happened to me before. - It’s ok, lotsa Presidential Campaigns can’t keep the logo up. @leighalexander I feel the same way about ski jumping.If you think the Trump/Pence logo is bad wait until you hear about the actual guys
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaPENCE: I proposed mandatory fetus funerals. TRUMP: Yuck. Good PENCE: Smoking doesn't cause cancer TRUMP: Weird AND stupid. We're in business
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaTywin Lannister and Steve Higgins! Are! "Deans of a Feather," coming this summer from Columbia TriStar. @thatlevi That's flattering. I have certainly unfriended my share of bullet-heads once I hit a certain point.
"I want a classy logo. Maybe one where it's the American flag but the blue part is a T fucking a P."
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaYou can always tell when Manafort has successfully locked Trump out of his twitter account, and then when Trump guesses the new password.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIn my day, we didn't have Pokemon. We had dinosaur sponges you hatched in lukewarm water.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @AlyssaRosenberg !!! This is 1st indication I’ve ever seen that someone outside my family knows this book. Macaulay vitally formative to me.😬😬😬 I hope you Pika-choose me this November! TRUMP: Slobodan Milosevic had some smart ideas TWITTER: Damn, these two are equally bad
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI basically just met Gilfoyle and Dinesh #SiliconValley @HBO
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A fun fact is that you don’t actually have to mock people for doing or not doing something, you can just chill and do the shit you like.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @StribLopez This is a deeply false equivalence.Minneapolis Star-Tribune publishes bizarre, racist op-ed about "black gangsterism."
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIf you backed Sanders and you're not voting to the left of Clinton, you're not voting with your conscience.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @ItsTheBrandi I remember thinking he was a jerk, and in hindsight they weren’t doing him any favors. @AdamSerwer I still think he’s been promised AG.Everyone always has these hypotheticals about roads being shutdown because of protests like traffic jams have never happened before.+
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThe phrase "like a spoiled child" intimates the underlying logic of race and anti-blackness. Terrible.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @MyLittleBloggie Smart. I wouldn’t want my family’s righteous anger used as a political football.A Propagator of Race Hatred and Violence via @TPM
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @jbouie I kind of love the idea of mythic homicidal teenagers threatening their way into writing for Internet magazines.Everett Colfax-Modell (headteacher = principal, fellow yanks)
Pikachu has a WSJ stipple portrait. What a week.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema.@TwinsFanTrisha
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @thelifemosaic, is this your doing? @section_sign Lets start at the level of the ad campaign shaming black parents for co-sleeping with infants a few years back. Plus antipot $Coalition of police chiefs & prosecutors urge Trump and Clinton to reduce imprisonment, end focus on low-level crime
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaSo Lynx game Friday night and Ghostbusters Saturday?
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@jbouie Seriously. Even white dudes in Memphis in '68 didn't counter-march with "I AM ALSO A MAN" signs.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI honestly don't understand how people hear "Black Lives Matter" and think it means "only black lives matter."
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIt's fun playing pretend!
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis from the black surgeon who fought to save those Dallas officers at Parkland:
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