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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


I really don’t like the underplaying of the role the state played here. They require (important!) ELL and special e… https://t.co/DM9D8WZxtzThe middle/high cuts and diminished support for IB meant deepest cuts for Washburn and SW, but also for Patrick Hen… https://t.co/5aGEmnQr3rWashburn faculty and staff already expected, and had been warned about, cuts that would require larger class sizes… https://t.co/GfrFtMUdB8Missing from this article is that the cuts to Washburn’s budget fell heavily on the support staff (including counse… https://t.co/wdDd3qjt3HTell your state reps and senators and candidates for their offices to fully fund their mandates to Minnesota school… https://t.co/Is7vt8ngs0Unbelievable. Well, believable but... https://t.co/Phvjv5NgNL
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @theseantcollins The fucks are at it again.Parenthood isn't for the weak. Saying goodbye to a daughter heading off for a heart transplant. She's in surgery n… https://t.co/MyogPihEzx
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaOn this day, let's remember U.S. Grant's characterization of the Confederacy as "one of the worst [causes] for whic… https://t.co/Mwruj2eE1D
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI can help explain! A lamb is a young sheep. It's not an uncommon source of meat, even in American food! A sheep is… https://t.co/yOgZBOXmM3 @EWErickson "Raaaaeke... of... lam- -uh- lam-.... lambee?" Am I saying that right? @polotek Would say no. This seems to be highly variable based on individual politics or economic situations. @polotek We've got a 7yo son, and I think about this A LOT, especially as he approaches an internet-connected futur… https://t.co/ri4vzMjrNl @MNThinkTank @clearenergy Whoops. Don't need you guys in my feed. Have fun fooling the public!Corrupt, Inept White Bro Dirtbag Struggles to Do Job Performed With Excellence By Black Predecessor, So It’s Got To… https://t.co/kIidCemqyI
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaA mentally ill rich person who used to (and may still, who knows) be a musical genius is going to be used by fascis… https://t.co/2z4BXSWdRz
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaWith some sadness, a prediction for the coming weeks: https://t.co/OZsB5m0gOV
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @awesomerobots Did not investigate the concession stand except to ask them to grab a broom handle and unclog the basketball game.This book sounds fascinating, but are we going to talk about it sitting next to an apparently-held-onto copy of per… https://t.co/Wfec3z4Beh @awesomerobots Didn’t notice it. There’s been plenty of renovation inside. Basic layout still the same.With some sadness, a prediction for the coming weeks: https://t.co/OZsB5m0gOV
4/23
2018
Hello, roller rink side and back walls, my old nemeses. We meet again.Wobbling around the Roller Garden to the sweet sounds of Ace of Base. #PartyLikeIts1993So, to sum up: Police in GA took orders from actual Nazis to thwart the freedom of the press. Wonder how fascism… https://t.co/dIBvHVBOVZ
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI will say more about this on Monday but please read our major new investigation on the spate of real-world communa… https://t.co/Iu4umDsPfa
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaUNDEFEATED AT HOME IN THE PLAYOFFS SINCE MAY 21, 2004 https://t.co/pj5pZp03Ze
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaHey @brycetache, this echoes our conversation this afternoon about choosing realities. Interesting stuff. https://t.co/SyU46mSLDZ
4/22
2018
Lando has more interesting potential for a prequel than Han because we meet Han in a dive bar and nobody ever wonde… https://t.co/zZaHy59fPm
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @HalpernAlex @ItsTheBrandi @AuroraPublicLib This is straight up incitement.I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the guy with bipolar coming back on twitter, announcing half a dozen pro… https://t.co/RNquOnHOiR
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4/21
2018
This morning on the radio: "Time revealed its top 100 most influential, including Trump who I think we can agree is… https://t.co/vHhlVUSV02
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @tobias31 @ItsTheBrandi I cannot even bring myself to push play on that. I’m pre-embarrassed. @theseantcollins Oh, Natural Born Killers. Got it. @theseantcollins Help us learners out, man. Labels, por favor. I've got Eyes Wide Shut and Dracula(?). Is that Dun… https://t.co/mTUsNwrNYTCynthia Nixon is the latest reminder that primary challenges are infinitely preferable to third party wank campaign… https://t.co/qb1eWpRYcH
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @ItsTheBrandi Best thing either of them has done.Don’t forget to leave milk and cookies out 4 me tonite! #420eve
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4/20
2018
What if I told you that tailgating is nothing more than a reaction to the bad old days of stadiums having nothing n… https://t.co/zza6m0CybI
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaMy whole life, my mother has told this story: she went to a democratic socialists' convention when I was about a ye… https://t.co/G5GrtMv2NT
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @yeahidrathernot I mean, to be fair, he knows like seven or eight guys.love too just flat-out say I don't want The Commoners watching the audience-intended art I like https://t.co/ZU71vHLHt8
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @fabiansociety "I like presiding" "I like committee hearings" "I love great bills" "John McCain DANCE!" @fabiansociety Senate Babies, they make our laws come true!GOP Senator not knowing what a diaper bag is basically sums up entire gender gap. https://t.co/XMPwNXS2jo
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @gamespite Can we get some titles in case some are unfamiliar?
4/19
2018
The dudes caping for that asshole who wouldn’t give that little girl the hockey puck are infuriating, but this Meta… https://t.co/OztX4yI5O3
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @maggieNYT @chrislhayes Maybe y’all can stop taunting and daring him?Very glad to hear Phifer has stepped out of the CD8 race.Mad Men was great and all, but I'm a huge fan of Jon Hamm's second career popping into whatever comedy shoots near… https://t.co/VIvM9wcUkO
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @ItsTheBrandi Supposedly the nearest adult of hers was her mom monitoring from some rows back.<swear word> Bridenstine is a climate change denier and anti-LQBTQ. And he’s the GOP nom to run NASA.… https://t.co/VHymIUacyl
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaPro tip: if you email me to complain that rap and hip-hop have no musical value or require no technical expertise,… https://t.co/O0HfoUqSao
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis is why I take Gillibrand seriously as a presidential contender. It's not about purity. It's about instincts. I… https://t.co/75T4zqq04L
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @RebuildHamilton Here in Minneapolis, I have to go to bat anytime someone badmouths Ralph Rapson's Rarig Performing… https://t.co/0zAdlx4OqvA thousand times this. Brutalist architecture is extremely my jam. https://t.co/umG12uAiYThow will the "lazy, entitled millennials" thinkpiece industry survive now that millennials are taking over the work… https://t.co/6mg5WEPjef
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaFraming this. Last day of spring with high below 40, @Matt_Brickman https://t.co/n73AD59Rj0
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaDonna became a Carthusian nun and took a vow of silence. Cameron makes cat calendars and lives in an Earthship home… https://t.co/OPTfot8niX
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis 4 movies thing is fucking stressing me out.
4/18
2018
Beat you to it. https://t.co/STuzzuOnDhCall your Senators and protest. Script in TL. Seriously, all. Not kidding about this. If we don't have a loud res… https://t.co/FlhzXXzsJP
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @aric Oh my. Care to share the origin story there?In the states that require a background check before every handgun sale: 48% fewer suicides by gun. 46% fewer women… https://t.co/ZhDhyAsEha
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @FateWaits True enough.Carl Kasell. Dude read his OWN NAME live on the air while running down Nixon’s “secret enemies” list. Kept going. Fucking legend.
Retweeted by Fred Beukemai've said this before, but when my landlords found out I write for the Times, they said "How do you tell real news… https://t.co/6nPqIR8tVh
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI have never in my life seen a flight attendant put a demonstration mask close enough to their face to actually con… https://t.co/YcFfYf1laYOh no! 😞 https://t.co/353VjaQkES
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaOh, no. https://t.co/gS51ZImRwH
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI'll have more to say about Carl on @NPR and of course on this week's episode of @waitwait. Right now, even though… https://t.co/KLg2QIIPj4
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaOhhhh this one hurts. Brilliant newsman, quietly hilarious on Wait Wait, and off stage one of the friendliest and m… https://t.co/4jTkfakJyE
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaJeff Bezos makes 260 thousand dollars a minute while his employees are forced to live on food stamps. Capitalism is barbarism.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaDemocracy dies in capitalism https://t.co/M5Gn53giTQ
Retweeted by Fred Beukema @fabiansociety RDJ's gotta be done after these, right? If not dead, sitting at an Italian sidewalk café with Pepper… https://t.co/9evDWjwANINo joke: depending on the language he's used, Sec Zinke could possibly be opening himself to legal sanction by the… https://t.co/qPgdMXnVJxEven where plowed, the streets around Max’s school are a horrible, undercarriage-murdering moonscape. Happy mid-spring!
4/17
2018
@dbrauer Remember folks with cleaning solutions coming to our door in Lynnhurst a couple times when I was a kid. @WedgeLIVE Question: what is a downtown Longfellow? @fabiansociety Important clarifying question: does this workplace have restrooms?
4/16
2018

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