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David Roberts @drvox Seattle, WA

Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee; now blogging for https://t.co/5gESirnht7 about energy politics. Climate hawk, deficit dove. Not a doctor.

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Joined Twitter 3/4/09


@BCarfree @leahstokes So glad to hear!"The chief cause of the delay has been an internal economic analysis concluding that the rule would harm consumers… https://t.co/YUlxO9YeQXReading around about Trump's new fuel-economy standards gave me an opportunity to revisit this piece by @yayitsrobhttps://t.co/oWe61R2s9vParty of personal responsibility 🚨 https://t.co/zou2OJuHlqThis is mind-boggling. 32% unemployment, worse than the Great Depression. Trump & Congress are totally unprepared t… https://t.co/0cZaD2dwRMI mean lightning dammit! Apocalypse is no excuse for typos.And now hail-lighting. We had a good one, y'all.It is hailing like crazy. Thanks nature we needed more end-times energy here. 🙄
4/1
2020
They will frame this catastrophe as a success and their base will buy it, even as they are filling up local morgues. https://t.co/Otb31UGZTsTo social distance or not to social distance? The question is... partisan. Among Americans, partisanship has been a… https://t.co/lBmmDxFhx3
Retweeted by David RobertsJust found out that Apple is buying @DarkSkyApp. The sole consequence appears to be that they are shutting down the… https://t.co/vWuMPYA9sUI dunno, just because. https://t.co/VusWfIkZ9T @golikehellmachi New module: "Learning how to listen to all the wise people around you telling you to shut the fuck up." @arfisk 😢https://t.co/mpiXQRqrF0
Retweeted by David Roberts @galwaygaffes I think they'd support state border closing too! As long as it was a border between a red Real Americ… https://t.co/Rky44Y24GD @andyopel Thanks Andy I never thought about how both sides journalism might help Trump I have a lot of thinking to doThere’s a new(ish) energy technology on the scene these days that might offer a neat and satisfying resolution to t… https://t.co/4G3S5FyGSm
Retweeted by David Robertsthis article is an outright statement by a conservative law professor that originalism was just a rhetorical strate… https://t.co/gQ6sOdue1S
Retweeted by David Roberts @idol_goro Wow. Everyone's letting their freak flag fly! @STIsmail @JackelRobert I'm not sure there's a lot of long-term thinking going into any of this.I feel like one class or module that needs to be integrated into the executive training all these guys go through i… https://t.co/1W0Qshf8HlIt was inevitable, I guess, after several decades of not being held accountable for crimes, lies, and venality. The… https://t.co/TeSjnLKWn2This is what I'm talking about. They don't even pretend to have plausible arguments any more! "We're helping Florid… https://t.co/i55rZRqbPgI have lots more to say about the post I put up today (which you should read), but as I concluded at the end: RW mi… https://t.co/GQQnmLBZOEY'all this is the best I can find and honestly they're not even trying. https://t.co/MV51QMLiKm @speculawyer @leahstokes I hate running with the fire of 1000 suns. @GernotWagner Who knows what his navel might contain on this subject! @veganroundtable @leahstokes Good lord that is about 100X more ambition than I can muster. @RonSteenblik @leahstokes @prof_mirya It's roughly 10,000 steps, which is the utterly arbitrary threshold Fitbit de… https://t.co/A34PogOBps @leahstokes You actually bought one of those desks? I've never seen one in the wild. Do you like it? @daveregrets @leahstokes "people don't like them anyway, so just be honest." 😆 @leahstokes It's no joke! The key is to obtain a Very Good Boy to join you. @KevinSLeahy @jgkoomey OMG it's such a sad-sack collection of washed-up hacks, it makes me lol reading this. @rff Can you spoiler it for me? What's the answer? @MilesGrant I just want a little pretense Miles. It comforts me as we descend into banana republicdom. @loganemitchell I'm talking about the made-up reasons they offer alongside the real reasons. @TheAndyHolland They really are the dog who caught the car. There's some grim amusement in watching them flail arou… https://t.co/hwKmVgqN5G @jgkoomey Right? I think this is a real phenomenon. The right just feels increasingly less obligation to pretend to… https://t.co/l58OuDBDB8 @leahstokes @daveregrets Wanna send me the passage in question? @miroirdufou That is the story of our whole era! @AlexSteffen Yeah, in some ways it would almost be a relief if they just said "fuck you we like oil companies." Sad… https://t.co/1sgleHzFhk @jgkoomey I can't even find very many pathetic hacks on this one! @kidcongo Boy that is tepid support, if it's even support. But thank you! This thin reed is the best I've gotten. @daveregrets I can't believe how profoundly true it is. All those people who used to complain about pretenses didn't know what they had! @jgkoomey I'm not afraid to hate some hacks, but honestly I can't hate this guy, he just seems so pathetic. @jeffjarvis Jeff are you trying to tell me that balance can sometimes be false, or misleading? I'm going to have to look into this. @EnergyLawJeff These days, I'm inclined to ascribe that kind of behavior to short-sightedness & venality more than… https://t.co/WLRHINy1jL @Sky_Raymaker @Sasmit5 Thank you Sky, you are smart and I'm learning a lot about journalism from your advice, much… https://t.co/5SN3eoexPu @KCasiglio Thank you Kyle I'm learning a lot from your comments.Ugh, I'm not trying to write a "both sides" post. (I've been ranting against that stuff since you people were in gr… https://t.co/jBvbbn5Cyr @mikejrob I'm saying, I'm literally having trouble finding the conservative case. I don't think they actually have one! @frankszollosi @EPAAWheeler Reading the things that guy says just makes me sad. He's like one of those hapless char… https://t.co/e6xamgSUts @dgouldin Thing Everyone Agrees Is Bad Is In Fact Bad ... I need something more than that to stay awake through it. @daveregrets I just want them to maintain appearances, Dave. Just a little pretense, so I can live in denial about how Nothing Matters.But that doesn't make for a very interesting post! Can anyone point me to someone who actually believes in this? Mo… https://t.co/Z7tyPaBHG4... basically concludes it's a wash. The auto companies don't want this, consumers don't want it, even the RW base… https://t.co/bmYe7TpGriFriends, I want to write about Trump's new fuel-economy standards, but I face a strange difficulty. I'm very famili… https://t.co/UHDiX0lG9QThese f'ing ghouls. https://t.co/RNNt3JMWSg @JessicaValenti Wow, you rarely see elite reporter arrogance & foolishness so neatly captured in such a tidy package. @JKDAnthony10 He would never spend a *second* around any of his base voters. @eligit Don't make them do the "where do you think your food comes from?" thing. It is very annoying.Yes please. https://t.co/ucCfc20NN5 @timoreilly Sourdough bread seems to be the breakout hobby of Quarantine '20. It's everywhere.#Actually, cities are good.This is standard in US politics: conservatives are allowed to hate & demonize the cities where most of the people l… https://t.co/mssBQpiflg... when the virus reaches rural areas, as it certainly will, the right will flip to complaining about how poor rur… https://t.co/Pem6FO2J5GCurrently, Trump & conservatives are demonizing cities, trying to blame them for the virus, & trying to prevent peo… https://t.co/IULK7B3SKqConservatives' overriding priority now, as always, is to escape responsibility or accountability. https://t.co/UYl6oYVsaaThere was never a serious argument against intense, short-term social distancing. But this is the world we live in:… https://t.co/78rU8niqggGawd. This is intense. https://t.co/AuFOgeggNZTrump is not magic. https://t.co/QIeDchQmnF"Coal is kept alive by path dependence, political influence, and distorted markets. Killing it off for good is the… https://t.co/JVhjqL3ksU
Retweeted by David RobertsThis is so helpful. @rtsugar is a hero. https://t.co/82pVcwn1XuRead this thread. https://t.co/qIgaqXAv0GMy new post: a new survey finds that Dems are more worried than Republicans about Covid-19, and more likely to foll… https://t.co/Sk5kLvZFzuLight at the end of the tunnel. https://t.co/K60gd5QDg8JFC https://t.co/pPlAvq1vuPThe battle to keep Americans from understanding what went on January to March is going to be one of the biggest pro… https://t.co/Ma30ZJnrJY
Retweeted by David RobertsHard to imagine a more perfect headline for the stupid age we live in. https://t.co/azt57bg7O0At a time of rising right-wing violence and hate crimes, states across the country are taking action. https://t.co/Rqkd4UaNBD @chemparrot @DixiDoodle You're fine. There's not a single damn thing wrong with putting out bee cocoons during all… https://t.co/eGEaXwx8M8 @justmeansz Some excellent family engineering happening here. @justmeansz Where do they poop?! @ecomanda Ah, based on this I looked it up and learned it and now it's in my head too! @ellachou I think that's mostly the health gains of reducing air pollution, isn't it? So much low-hanging fruit.
3/31
2020
@DeborahBach1 Ha, I interviewed them earlier that day & also bumped into them before the show at Hattie's! https://t.co/BdnzptexwG @DeborahBach1 I love everything about the term "women fiddlers." https://t.co/prxwPAL7Lj @Arne_JJ I love chopping wood. Seriously love it.The second is a new working paper from @pigphilosophy & @JWMason1 about the extraordinary role the federal governme… https://t.co/teuk2xpFKFTwo things to add to my coronavirus recovery/stimulus thread. The first is a superb piece from @MLiebreich about th… https://t.co/nRGpA542Gs @PeteStoppani 🧑‍🚀💯 @kmerkle Fancy! @C4Marchitecture Oh the humanity. @Chris_Bast Congrats! At least something good will come out of all this. @alexcruik @TheJuniorIsHere It's not the end! Remember they split book 3 into two movies. So it's the penultimate -… https://t.co/vZHkgmLIRZ🌍Excellent piece: A just and sustainable economic response to coronavirus, explained | @drvox for @voxdotcom |… https://t.co/UzCRsDduBg
Retweeted by David Roberts @kemichaelson The best quarantine companion! @Copy_Culture OMG, so simple but wormed so completely into my head. Been humming it on loop for days. @ktom17 @zoom_us You made me google and ... I did not see that coming.
3/30
2020

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