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Former career US Foreign Service Officer. Resigned in 1991, when desk officer, over Yugoslav policy. Airbnb Superhost. Beekeeper. Critic at large.

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Joined Twitter 7/8/11


And for what it’s worth Jill Wine-Banks has got a very scary echo chamber. ‘No policy. No policy. Just brand! Rah!… https://t.co/duHP4BbEot @JillWineBanks No, a thousand times no. Stick with policy as the keystone of national strategy. And, of course, pur… https://t.co/dzfx5IKrNqCharlie Sykes has more depth than I’d realized. This is quite good. https://t.co/vAD6vUWMFh7:32 for tomorrow’s NYT crossword. Not bad... but Mondays’ are, to be honest, too easy.I think this analysis gets it backwards. The bipartisan determination to confront China on human rights, security,… https://t.co/GuvOMFKffM
Retweeted by George KenneyAs a political reporter, I can say that Wellstone was the favorite candidate and person whom I ever covered. Nearly… https://t.co/idlKqlnCrG
Retweeted by George Kenney @goldengateblond Naw... he’s fighting his last war. It’s about turnout and appealing to less than 10% of the votin… https://t.co/YcB2K3CAn9 @BruceBartlett So far, but I’d lay odds he’ll self-destruct. @KenneyGeorge Democrats seem to prefer Biden, a man with no courage or convictions.
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7/22
2019
@BruceBartlett I think Warren has the courage of her convictions. And the evidence. And the logic.Not much of a dinner but Sharon’s suddenly gone on some weird diet. So eating out of essentially left overs... https://t.co/QiW6hxSLc1 @revmagdalen @tedlieu Democrats can win by running against Pelosi. @Comey It’ll be all evasion, obfuscation, and stonewalling. But thanks for your two cents. @glennkirschner2 If only similar logic were applied to the constitution itself, e.g., how it cannot be amended to p… https://t.co/xJ2nu9x8zPhttps://t.co/Fa4Lk9WU3S https://t.co/I5XN2p7iZA
Retweeted by George KenneyThe trick to cooking steak like this is (1) use a black steel fry pan and (2) when cooking — on medium/medium high… https://t.co/6AFkDeanxOLunch. I’ll have to go out to Lewis Orchards early in the week for more peaches. https://t.co/c9JV5pKcJU @glennkirschner2 Sometimes good to be feared! 😎Thank you for those kind words Cynthia. https://t.co/ASdqvzeSa7
Retweeted by George KenneyThis is illegal. He and his lawyer and Hope Hicks all knew it was illegal. If we are going to decide FEC laws don’… https://t.co/fCLJLAuneY
Retweeted by George Kenney @KenneyGeorge The problem for the Dems is, this doesn’t help to the extent that states that join the compact are states they’d win anyway.
Retweeted by George Kenney @gtconway3d It would take a constitutional amendment to abolish it, which is virtually impossible. But it can be ci… https://t.co/58uilkqhmd @RoyceEddington @sarahkendzior Good catch! Thanks. I bought the Kindle version. @sarahkendzior FYI your book is part of a big nonfiction sale on Amazon today. Just got my copy! https://t.co/I4blvDfhFV
Retweeted by George Kenney @RoyceEddington Thank you!
Retweeted by George KenneyHow pathetic must spineless, political coward & Florida’s worst ever senator, @marcorubio be? — when even his homet… https://t.co/cXvjUXDBL9
Retweeted by George Kenney @MacMargi @FL_lewoo @benFranklin2018 @revmagdalen @tedlieu He may be a fool but you may just be blind..... https://t.co/6s92r0ZKuB
Retweeted by George Kenney @tedlieu Well no, not if you never impeach. You can't ask us to go knock on doors again and face all those people a… https://t.co/Z3XGLYrzjN
Retweeted by George KenneyA reminder that, when JFK made the commitment to go to the moon, the top tax rate was 91 percent. When Apollo 11 la… https://t.co/sJh7wSpkCD
Retweeted by George KenneyMost Republicans like Trump’s comments because most share Trump’s racist sentiments. This is an obvious truth that… https://t.co/G1WrTzfGNn
Retweeted by George KenneyThe Germans are warning us about fascism. I got nothin'. https://t.co/XfNOQyKDRe
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7/21
2019
Not super healthy but not bad. 😎 https://t.co/UTHCgDxU2oAmazon Prime had a rental deal. I’d wanted to see it and forced Sharon to watch. She really liked it (I wasn’t surp… https://t.co/xbkWmGT1xjYou know it's hot in Canada when 👇 https://t.co/2aGwkxejQw
Retweeted by George Kenney @BruceBartlett And who controls the Senate? Sheesh...This whole thread is total bullshit. It's part of a trend of Never Trumpers talking themselves into being Maybe Tru… https://t.co/0iXwR1ZK9s
Retweeted by George KenneyMelon storebought. OK flavor and juicy but texture less than fresh from local field. Virginia ham is Edwards ham bu… https://t.co/NZi0OJd7XmImagine if red areas paid as much in taxes as orange areas? Tax rate is the same in all states, but voters in rura… https://t.co/gS7iB2qTsj
Retweeted by George KenneyIn the office today after being gone for a week. Greeting me was a pile of cards, letters and flowers — many of the… https://t.co/1rS2ow6ehi
Retweeted by George KenneyOrganic melon with Parma and, for good measure, a slice of Virginia ham. https://t.co/YYCVIAPUCAWhen the bees are too hot they “beard”. https://t.co/LUXitq98tRPepper is a big cat. Thank goodness for air conditioning... https://t.co/6NcwCBqQ48To call Trump a racist in a way misses the point. Yes, of course, he is a racist. But he hates plenty of white peop… https://t.co/wQZQgk0PQLhttps://t.co/IzIygfs5c9I often call Trump and his followers fascists. I think this is technically true but it might be a bit more accurate… https://t.co/BglvlWgUrCOn the bright side, unlike Hitler, Trump has no experience of combat. Remember, Hitler won the Iron Cross in WWI. H… https://t.co/VS44l9tJ2LWhen Trump nourishes his hatred with hatred shared by other people it can really bloom. And if there’s any truth… https://t.co/27DFla0pIbPerhaps I’m being overly influenced by one documentary. But the penny dropped. Most of the psychoanalysis at a dis… https://t.co/CS7WT4VMD7Highly recommended. https://t.co/zZ0VOEMUVWThis is an outstanding documentary with many lengthy film clips of Hitler speaking. Much more detail than usual. Th… https://t.co/ShbI5eKDg4 @BruceBartlett The National Science Foundation has regularly found for many years that 20% of respondents in a poll… https://t.co/6TvHaGT87z @gtconway3d It’s more than narcissism. It’s a consuming, chthonic hatred. @JohnJHarwood @gtconway3d Like Hitler, he is filled with hate. He stokes hate to create a bond with his followers.
7/20
2019
Hello? It’s a stupid, stupid, stupid process. And it’s really stupid. Instead of trying to make all the potential c… https://t.co/AkAm4khGVyIt would be hard to imagine a country holding a confirmation hearing for a new war minister and somehow neglect to… https://t.co/u7i5tfQABc
Retweeted by George Kenney @KenneyGeorge Always find @LRB more entertaining and informative than both TLS and stodgy NRB
Retweeted by George KenneyHe’s right. The tide is turning. https://t.co/tzohDTDoUS @MiekeEoyang Even if one wanted to go back to a working version of our constitutional system it’s impossible becaus… https://t.co/X6Gx1A8CNh @MiekeEoyang “As long as we have...” As long as we have the Senate our policies and our judiciary will be undemocr… https://t.co/IBl4fd30o2I don’t even know what’s right anymore. https://t.co/Kxlu3zIz8t
Retweeted by George KenneyWhile Justice Dems and @AOC get savaged for backing primary challengers, a PAC linked to centrist Democrats is back… https://t.co/p8Tt37oFAO
Retweeted by George KenneyUNFIT FOR OFFICE Murad: They killed my mum, my six brothers. Trump: Where are they now? - organic cognitive decli… https://t.co/rm7pgBB07m
Retweeted by George Kenney @sarahkendzior And thinking about this more, hearings that affect Trump would almost certainly benefit the Democratic candidate.This is true. Trump needs scripted reality; he rose through media spin and reality TV. Impeachment hearings threate… https://t.co/hlO4eY57yi
Retweeted by George Kenney @20committee Paul Wood has his eyes open. A good, honest reporter.If you read nothing else today, read this. https://t.co/OQCNBCOCGZ
Retweeted by George KenneySad. https://t.co/3bB8AuBMqZLara Trump did a warm up act to cue the crowd for this chant. It was planned. “Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of the… https://t.co/GyMl5zQ1t6
Retweeted by George KenneyFriday 🇫🇮🏁 Driving into the weekend 🚙💨 #VB77 @RautiainenTimo @TGR_WRC https://t.co/c47LLfP4tr
Retweeted by George KenneyExcellent thread and a well deserved putdown of shabby NYT reporting/(editing). https://t.co/agKMGrePHcShe has lots of admirable qualities. With more experience she’ll become truly formidable. https://t.co/XYd9Zm48bgHe may well be surprisingly vulnerable. https://t.co/LUh7rkIp1G @SafetyPinDaily Finally sans paywall. Good piece but I would have brought up the bonesaw.https://t.co/AIYp1zYDCyI read only a fraction of the TLS and also scan a few essays. But I love the experience of flipping through the pag… https://t.co/9E04pKWvNy @ElizabethDrewOH @Lawrence What’s wrong with Nancy Pelosi?!Oh, this is what impeachment is for. https://t.co/NLKslzifM3
Retweeted by George KenneyI completely disapprove of the Democratic Party debate format. Ridiculous is too kind a word for it. @glennkirschner2 This would make a cool board game. 😎I believe that a moderate will respond to such an attack by denying they are socialists and move to the right to pr… https://t.co/sKRUUdYY02
Retweeted by George Kenney @KenneyGeorge @eorden I'm surprised, actually, that the parent or sibling of one of his victims hasn't blown his he… https://t.co/HcwCikjf6L
Retweeted by George Kenney @JohnTirman @eorden I was thinking of one of those who he might have dirt on... but, yes, victims too.
7/19
2019
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke. Standing idly by as… https://t.co/I9Eko0vNNq
Retweeted by George Kenney📈Tonight’s top searches, in order: racism, socialism, fascism, concentration camp, xenophobia, bigot
Retweeted by George Kenney @BruceBartlett @gelliottmorris But where did they buy their sheets? And other stuff? Probably a Ponzi scheme...Lunch! https://t.co/VU29C7sleRJUST IN: #June 2019 was the warmest June on record for globe, says @NOAA National Centers for Environmental Informa… https://t.co/KWAL44ml86
Retweeted by George Kenney @gtconway3d Plus which, if he’d been released somebody might have bumped him off... @eorden Excellent! Plus which, there’s a third reason to deny bail I haven’t seen mentioned. The first two get disc… https://t.co/CerggroJjsTrump rally has a new chant: 'Send her back' https://t.co/Cglf7VsKdn Trump rallies look more and more like Ku Klux… https://t.co/PEy8FL3GDh
Retweeted by George KenneyAnd where is Colin Powell? Condi Rice? Are they really that blasé?Why are media thinkers arguing over whether to use the word racist, when they should be using the word fascist?!And btw, has anybody seen or heard from George W. Bush recently?I wonder how many American universities are offering courses on American fascism? Any? @CharlesMBlow @eorden I’ve said it hundreds of times and I’ll say it again. THEY ARE NAZIS! @glennkirschner2 Wishes, horses.
7/18
2019
Power just went out for about a minute. I hope Pepco isn’t having issues. The storm that just went through wasn’t too severe...Women featured in CNN’s focus group of Republican women: Dena Miller – National Director of the Trumpettes of Amer… https://t.co/TOkWpiHQzw
Retweeted by George Kenney @BruceBartlett That’s three questions. Yes, yes, and no.Dementia decreases inhibitions. See, e.g., Trump. https://t.co/mSA8jPk3yx
7/17
2019

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