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Franklin Leonard @franklinleonard Los Angeles, CA; elsewhere

.@theblcklst founder; Story, politics, and football (soccer) fan. IG: @franklinjleonard Speaking: @freshspeakers

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Joined Twitter 3/19/09


“Look at this mayor who was a Rhodes scholar. Also, Cory Booker was a Rhodes Scholar who was a mayor. Here are some… https://t.co/zkRdGZfTof @wickedirishmn @CoryBooker Honestly even more remarkable that his super PAC “going negative” shares praise with a c… https://t.co/Jyu0nIl969People definitely mistake @CoryBooker’s kindness for weakness.Love that @CoryBooker “going negative” includes noting that they’re both former mayors who were Rhodes Scholars.… https://t.co/SxEHjuLbfFBro i hate when babies start acting brand new like mf it’s me, i just saw you last week and we were best friends don’t do this to me
Retweeted by Franklin LeonardCritics, when you’re making your best of the decade lists don’t forget Green Book!!!!
Retweeted by Franklin LeonardWatching this as an American makes you feel even dumber that we've let insurance companies do this to us. https://t.co/aHrHjpExPW
Retweeted by Franklin LeonardTell me again about which communities value education. https://t.co/RmMOIvMEe2Maybe everyone will have run out of energy before next year’s irrational Twitter wars. https://t.co/DfEYKOjxslWho made this poster? https://t.co/3Jdu8JtydB @romeocandido @NicholasBritell https://t.co/qWuWWcIYdESomeone should recut the Biden ad with @NicholasBritell’s Succession theme. https://t.co/7P0C0z4LhBYou’re assigned to program the follow up double feature to @mattzollerseitz’s, and it must be on the same theme. Wh… https://t.co/DsDlpuFdHCWe have lunch to thank for #ChernobylHBO existing. @clmazin did it all for the lunch. All of it. https://t.co/ur8fW2dwQu @KatCalvinLA @Luvvie We have so much to thank her for. @PizzaPartyUS https://t.co/P625OtUdNz @geoffholm https://t.co/726xGuwxMG @KatCalvinLA Peach Pol Pot. https://t.co/8KFjnhOs7vShine @quintabrunson, shine. https://t.co/75mnSjEXDoYour periodic reminder that @michaelharriot is a hell of a writer. https://t.co/htpTaLFIryI have notes on the choice of score but this is definitely the best I’ve seen from Biden thus far. https://t.co/TgumVHbU2Q @Shandy556 @Grifting2020 @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg It’s ultimately unknowable for you or I whether they did or not… https://t.co/nqaEXkhj9d @orbis_quintus @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg You let me know where I defended Lis. https://t.co/B4wUaVEF0B @traddegeneracy @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg Whether she cares about it is immaterial and ultimately unknowable to me.… https://t.co/cTCXyxXvwiThank you to everyone who helped redirect our collective energy toward Trayvon Martin’s memory instead of his murde… https://t.co/Vgu4xW5VSS
Retweeted by Franklin Leonard @kidnoble Assuming you’re showcasing it for someone who can actually discern talent, you don’t need anyone’s prayer… https://t.co/H2cVhsEvauWe're running out of time to qualify for the December debate. I won't be on that stage unless we meet the DNC's pol… https://t.co/NsRJvvD9hT
Retweeted by Franklin LeonardEyes on the prize, people. A Democrat in the White House and a Democrat majority in both houses of Congress. https://t.co/KrMo8pvqL0 @DinaPomeranz @PeteButtigieg I think this is a reasonable criticism of Lis’s tweet, honestly. @KarolynBenger @puremalarkey @PeteButtigieg Yes, you’re right: I perpetuated it by retweeting and saying “do not do… https://t.co/b6qdcMGxt9 @ProtectPeople_ Care to elaborate? @Yahfete @PeteButtigieg You’re absolutely right. I don’t. If you think this is appropriate, that’s on you. https://t.co/iiRxJpxfb9 @traddegeneracy @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg And what does that have to do with the appropriateness of this? https://t.co/yKutLa7LLa @orbis_quintus @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg Exactly what does that have to do with the appropriateness of this: https://t.co/0X2rCAwb60 @WitheredHusk @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg Point me in that direction and I’ll do the exact same thing. I’m a fan if Bernie’s too. @BarstoolZ @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg I think her public comments revealed her to be exactly what she was. Not sure… https://t.co/T5gBCIHilmI want to clarify my comment about liking Pete personally. Pete & I have met. I like him as a human being. I enjoye… https://t.co/iqxIvwkPXj @KenMastersUSA @puremalarkey @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg And it’s frankly irrelevant to me why Lis posted it. My crit… https://t.co/nQJ5lt4Nh4 @KenMastersUSA @puremalarkey @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg The author blocked me prior to this thread (no idea when, no… https://t.co/CCJITwXeEBHe almost caught that cane with his face. https://t.co/wT4B4KnvOL @puremalarkey @PeteButtigieg https://t.co/iR74svR8rI @Grifting2020 @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg And how does demeaning a black woman who is just trying to do her job, like… https://t.co/39f3v62Dji @KenMastersUSA @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg You’re not going to get me to defend the likes of Ben Carson or - shudder… https://t.co/6Te15v8P8H @puremalarkey @PeteButtigieg He didn’t author the quotes. That is clear from the trail of tweets embedded in my ret… https://t.co/vn6qPgZ3M7 @BarstoolZ @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg Maybe, I don’t know, but that doesn’t make her wrong about the attacks in the thread being a problem. @Grifting2020 @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg Roughly this though I’m less angry about it than I am that many of his supp… https://t.co/HWnerwm5ya @KenMastersUSA @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg What does that have to do with the acceptability of tweets like this? https://t.co/LDJdi5CUgp @puremalarkey @KenMastersUSA @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg Do I criticize Klion directly in my tweet? I do not. My issu… https://t.co/CGveFZUNmY @Grifting2020 @james_roe @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg My Buttigieg criticism cred is strong. https://t.co/K59YF5vnD7 @KenMastersUSA @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg And I would encourage you to reread my original tweet. Net Enforcer’s raci… https://t.co/vTxVxkfVjv @KenMastersUSA @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg What was that about never calling anyone a token? https://t.co/mA4jtT9pKjLiterally the definition of “what you’re not going to do.” https://t.co/vICQ2W5Jfo @jonfranks https://t.co/LhEkLJIWF7 @KenMastersUSA @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg What didn’t happen? https://t.co/6upFjjnDzQ @james_roe @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg I have no idea who or what net_enforcer is, but I’ll tell you what he’s not go… https://t.co/oLDWf9vLYB @james_roe @Lis_Smith @PeteButtigieg Someone did. He amplified the thread. The person who posted it has since prote… https://t.co/2ZSwHjTV9nGreat news! Our @HairLoveShort film is dropping online tomorrow at 6a PST. See you then. #HairLovehttps://t.co/8ElNi9oks3
Retweeted by Franklin LeonardIt's no secret that I like @PeteButtigieg personally and, in part because of that, have unloaded on him and his cam… https://t.co/VVYqfD2So3
12/5
2019
The Republican party is a bad faith actor, Chapter just choose an extremely high number. https://t.co/xXIP879HF7Just a reminder that @ava has done everything she’s done as a filmmaker, producer, distributor, etc since Obama was… https://t.co/KWUOqqVeLyThey’re all gonna laugh at you. https://t.co/jmkSyl0SjK @cooperdance @KimYutani As the response to this tweet confirms.I can think of one company that is definitely not yet closed until January. https://t.co/qulEueZzsnI’m not crying. You’re crying. https://t.co/oRJ09E5lNpRepresentative Tom McClintock (R-CA) just asked those testifying today which of them voted for Donald Trump. Really.The kind of truth that takes your breath away for its elegant and efficient expression. https://t.co/fTtQGCn6lZShoutout to @cooperdance and @kimyutani, heroic occupants of two of the most thankless jobs in the film industry. https://t.co/jXo0Wuo1woIt's the most. wonderful. time. of the year. https://t.co/cjQzjz4KPHTurns out Liverpool reserves *are* the second best team on Merseyside
Retweeted by Franklin Leonard @MarkJPHood https://t.co/nQ9FjPHpf7Just so you know, if you say bi-opic, you sound like an absolute idiot and I will judge you as such. https://t.co/pOJTNNsl94
Retweeted by Franklin LeonardTurley says Obama refused to turn over documents in Fast and Furious https://t.co/HqmbuxMEoP
Retweeted by Franklin Leonard @stevensantos Green Bookhttps://t.co/lLhSBnjEqvExtraordinarily appropriate that Rep Doug Collins (and this is true) represents Lumpkin County and White County in Georgia.Where do I donate to pay Professor Karlan to begin an answer “let me walk you through this like you’re my dumbest l… https://t.co/MsjW8IIEcS @ElieNYC @robinbudd_vfm This is true. You have no Pulitzers. https://t.co/AscfF17OkQ @robinbudd_vfm @ElieNYC @ElieNYC is my most famous college classmate for a reason.I have spent a lifetime watching men like Doug Collins underestimate women like Pamela Karlan. They don’t even belo… https://t.co/54t85sSLUoMy distaste for Donald Trump well precedes November 2016. Impeachment has absolutely nothing to do with it. https://t.co/bFtnoD9qog @jbarro @mattdpearce https://t.co/pIPs8ozAlLI have a feeling this thread will produce some amusing reactions. https://t.co/WVHMgkMyMr @donovanxramsey @jduffyrice https://t.co/4KpUgNZYqwJust so you know, if you say bi-opic, you sound like an absolute idiot and I will judge you as such. https://t.co/pOJTNNsl94And there you have it. Trump — mocked by world leaders in a global huddle caught on video — is now heading home wit… https://t.co/QfJvRyQVFD
Retweeted by Franklin LeonardI worked at McKinsey for about 18 months as a business analyst a year out of college. Learned a lot. Even more abou… https://t.co/sEyWfwE7AZ
Retweeted by Franklin LeonardHarris dropping out leaves the Democrats with an all-white debate stage for December -- Biden, Sanders, Warren, Ste… https://t.co/57d7KlKevQ
Retweeted by Franklin LeonardI am stunned that Kamala Harris is suspending her campaign. She is one of my favorite people to share time with on… https://t.co/rX4aSirFqH
Retweeted by Franklin Leonard @sameerchishty https://t.co/70NvovigbB @SorayaMcDonald This is a tragically underappreciated tweet.I dunno they might let a dude with a shotgun murder his mom right in front of his face https://t.co/gSaZVCZuor
Retweeted by Franklin Leonard @KaraRBrown Maybe we need to go to the DNA testMy dear friend @KamalaHarris is a trailblazer. I've loved serving with her in the Senate and every moment we've run… https://t.co/S81XbvLbjc
Retweeted by Franklin LeonardI can't thank @slashfilm enough for letting me organize my thoughts about ableism, accessibility, and my recent yea… https://t.co/Z24FgZ2G5K
Retweeted by Franklin Leonardhttps://t.co/V5hVJGuMrYIt doesn't look like he didn't. https://t.co/j1jgMqbo4uI worked at McKinsey for about 18 months as a business analyst a year out of college. Learned a lot. Even more abou… https://t.co/sEyWfwE7AZ @michael_epps But she can humiliate every single witness who comes to testify on international television.Legends. https://t.co/Zkpu6v8ee7Shoutout to @KamalaHarris. That's it. That's the tweet. https://t.co/9dSg9e3wvd
12/4
2019

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