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Associate Professor @McGillUPhysics. Astrophysicist. Founder, Publisher @astronomerstel. Opinions here are my own. DM me for my Signal #, proton email address.

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Joined Twitter 11/15/07


@ChaiLatteAddict I hope that's not true, because many thousands more can die. Will die. But I have long not unde… https://t.co/hJnE9BH4gKAmy Coney Barrett, the judge at the top of Trump’s list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has said we should always r… https://t.co/egiRr9ixW5
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeChristian DUBÉ Député de La Prairie Coalition avenir Québec Ministre de la Santé et des Services soc: Covid Alert A… https://t.co/VC4vbLO9if
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeWhat do these Senate Republicans have in common? Gardner Cornyn Cruz Graham Rubio Inhofe Grassley Ernst Tillis Pe… https://t.co/X6uf0PszOS
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeTruth: Women, if you have a credit card in your own name and your own credit history, if you have leased an apartme… https://t.co/5SmyhkI2Oy
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeThe province where I live, Quebec, should join with the 4 other provinces which already participate in the Covid Al… https://t.co/3dKaD6AKwM @Apropocalypse They've grown beautifully - thank you for sharing them. I'm sure dad would have loved them ❤️Ruth Bader Ginsburg. March 15, 1933 - September 18, 2020. May her memory be a fucking Revolution. https://t.co/D7LucUZ1V8Raw political power always reduces to this: who controls use of violence? Who controls police? The National Guard?… https://t.co/VeaDY11RNA
9/20
2020
Trying a horrible experiment... Which will the Twitter algorithm pick: Mitch McConnell or Barack Obama? https://t.co/bR1GRyCkia
Retweeted by Robert Rutledge @MayorCassidy If that hand is held closed in a fist.✊PEN15 is brilliant! Love this show. Love its portrayal of female friendship. Love the way it complicates early teen… https://t.co/CcKYdwK4ZF
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeAnd Anna Kolkone's character goes through an amazing arc, bookended by the scene at the pool party in E01, and the… https://t.co/ZWZp52Msto🎩 @CalvertLewin14 is the first Everton player to score a #PL hat-trick since Wayne Rooney 🆚 West Ham in November 20… https://t.co/RmQkwQ8fsz
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeGo Toffees! Top of the League! 😃 #Everton https://t.co/KuZTK2uvvHThere's a thing Maya Erskine does - she flips a character from being played by a 7th grader, to be played by a griz… https://t.co/ZlC73fQ7NDFinished S02E01-7 of PEN15. It's hilarious, brilliant, dramatic, moving, difficult, original. Wonderfully written… https://t.co/enr0E7Tl11I’m told on very good authority that people within Deutsche Bank are in a panic. https://t.co/beQyCnUq69
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeWith a 4-4 Supreme Court, this election - which, for sure, is going to be contested, perhaps to SCOTUS - could end… https://t.co/BUIc3cjdO6This was Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham less than two years ago: “If an opening comes in the last year… https://t.co/k1JmFGKAqj
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeLindsey Graham says this video doesn’t exist but here it is and we are all retweeting it. https://t.co/BrFSOf96aX
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeAmong all else, it is important we keep our holidays and holiday traditions, and so I say, to you who also celebrat… https://t.co/L5pi8DMZEcAnd if you think that stuff doesn't matter -- ask former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli why he has a shit… https://t.co/I8FLp8exSGAm I the only one who remembers that Ted Cruz is the least liked GOP Senator, by members of his own party in the Se… https://t.co/mFpPexb98EThis is numerically correct. Historically, only 1/5 of 18-30 yos vote - and they are ~13% of the electorate. If t… https://t.co/ZnSvDc650s @followme_samp @rerutled Stop McConnell from barking with a juicy bone
Retweeted by Robert Rutledge @rerutled Cut off the telelphone
Retweeted by Robert Rutledgeoh my god people mcconnell never promised not to consider scotus nominees in an election year what he promised was,… https://t.co/ZyVhm9EentSen. Lindsey Graham, Oct. 3, 2018: "If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump's term, and the primar… https://t.co/94mq4gvknV
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeStop all the clocks.We know that Collins is going to vote for a nominee (those are her politics), and so will Murkowski (she has alread… https://t.co/tfxPSl0rqN
9/19
2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87 https://t.co/HIsmu2r5bI
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeThis is an incalculable loss. I’m sobbing. #RBG https://t.co/3fmmbiDLy0
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeDamn, the college at my university really wrote a press release about my Price award but blurred out the text ‘ I c… https://t.co/nGxAqhsGS8
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeSurprise First Act! https://t.co/7cgivSXqKIThis remake of "Miracle on 34th Street" sucks. https://t.co/u290evPNYxWhy does the United States have medical insurance by companies, which are motivated to deny care as a means of maxi… https://t.co/q2v9PXrl5YRepublicans: I get how you want more options than Trump. Ranked Choice Voting will give them to you. Support… https://t.co/8BemU7pEv5Seriously, Mitch, what else are we going to do? (furiously scribbling notes)......go on...... https://t.co/uw42UVoyCRYeah but just the Vinyasa Yoga. https://t.co/ysEiY2gwXpL'Shana Tova!Let me get this straight - Acting Secretary DHS Chad Wolf flouted a House subpoena to appear; and he holds his posi… https://t.co/4oh4KU21gNMake no mistake - this happened because TikTok kids swamped Trump's Tulsa rally signups, taking all the tickets, an… https://t.co/FDTHOBV9ffThe race is on! Which will happen first? * FB's divisive platform causes the world to burn to the ground * FB's p… https://t.co/guqr9yCQbFLearning that an Australian government regulator for media discussed the number of times (and contexts) I said “Fuc… https://t.co/DJYxBV0owI
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeWhere were all of these freedom fighters when people were put in indefinite detention and had their labour pimped o… https://t.co/xZxRwM9ZvD
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeWhenever I react to a nonsensical google translation I remind myself that this is a sentence in a recipe, which is… https://t.co/4VRH7MugOC* Today, WH Women 🚺earn 69 cents for every male🚹 $1. Nationally, the avg is 82 cents. * In 2016, the Obama admini… https://t.co/YMH1cVdDCxSmoke from the U.S. wildfires has traveled thousands of miles east, turning skies from New York to Washington D.C.… https://t.co/UbbA7OlEdi
Retweeted by Robert Rutledge..and, unlike for the Presidency - where the electoral college takes a bite - in a Senate race, a "tie" actually me… https://t.co/1FIerd9sGj @luci_virgo @monaeltahawy The word 'fuck' appeared 31 times.Highlight of my evening: @rerutled: Hey honey, I’m reading the Australian government media regulator’s report on t… https://t.co/F3XvQixCHn
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeThere is, @swissfondue63! Here is the banned Q&A Broadside episode (which the ACMA today declared not in breach o… https://t.co/suxX8YrzHsOught to be the USA's theme song 2020. I'm going to a town that has already been burned down. I'm going to a plac… https://t.co/RQoB11s5QFSting, Trey Anastasio, Norah Jones & more in free SummerStage Jubilee concert https://t.co/twqzfiahGA https://t.co/gHAWI0yt8F @monaeltahawy @rerutled I love the audiobook version. You have the perfect voice to match the writing, strong, angr… https://t.co/2C891I4Opz
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9/18
2020
#RankedChoiceVoting in every election will give us the power to choose the candidate we each most want - knowing, t… https://t.co/MKcmBIevcKRepublicans against Trump. Thank you for recognizing the threat Trump poses, and supporting Joe Biden to defeat h… https://t.co/mGO7BCdFXd @iambiancafh @monaeltahawy @StaceyLovesWeed Thank you! (I love it, too!) @StaceyLovesWeed @monaeltahawy Of course! This is a Twitter Moment, collecting the tweets where we met, on January… https://t.co/eJJyHoBFRXOn the plus side, Mother won't be upset when Pence and Walker have dinner alone. https://t.co/dCP4Fg7IC0In this instance, the people who are upset that they may need to re-learn facts, rather than learning in the first… https://t.co/sRcklTgvJ7...and that's not including the racism, which is by far the dominant effect at play.Reminder of what happened with the International Astronomical Union voted to redesignate Pluto as a dwarf planet: a… https://t.co/hcy4SYaluPAnyone who is surprised that a re-examination of American history through a rubric of racism, re-pivoting history a… https://t.co/P3gRpTvQnc @markknoller Irresponsible parroting of lies. People will die because of this. @starsumner Yep.I wonder how many courses are going to be disrupted at Universities across the world, because people let their iPho… https://t.co/m5h8ESwlf8Exactly. But I don't think it's a fine idea. The Federal government is not involved - or is minimally involved… https://t.co/RN8Zvm3fcSDo NOT update to iOS 14
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeThing I did not know: You can place a bet on who you think will win the Booker Prize. https://t.co/OvyBYYHOW4Yep, and herd mendacity is being a member of the Republican party. https://t.co/v9Jqh1JYoC
9/17
2020
The latest crisis: Low-income students are dropping out of college this fall in alarming numbers https://t.co/UuCFqldK5R
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeAlso, it makes a divine risotto. https://t.co/ptoukMxGVs @FoxReports @jeremyherb Has a meeting between the Gang of Eight and the DNI been held regularly during this Preside… https://t.co/6MFJKCtlqaSo, you expect politics from me, but it's another thing for @hholdenthorp & @ScienceMagazine to be so vocal on the… https://t.co/aass7GBNIM
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeInstagram, making connections. https://t.co/KxRbyos0FuHere is the last commercial I've seen in Florida — touting the "Great American Comeback." Watch it on mute. And the… https://t.co/LxOvRqKxk5
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeMaria Kalesnikava, who fearlessly tore up her passport during an attempt to force her to leave Belarus, will be on… https://t.co/ZKiwkad9Xr
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeThis is the most Kremlin thing ever https://t.co/WHbLoho5Fg
Retweeted by Robert Rutledge @clauderivest Google doesn't suspend your gmail account when you fill their free cloud services.When 100% of your supporters are 50% of the electorate, and their response to 100% of what you say being lies is to… https://t.co/cGTFj0ZsLSHere's an example of using that 1% advantage. If I had made Apple's email address -- which I never wanted nor requ… https://t.co/CifpqqiFVeSo how about that herd immunity strategy? Check out this great comic from @sciencecomic and @DrMRFrancis I had the… https://t.co/J5x5jGJCaY
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeAnyone who has ever played "Monopoly" knows not only that you *can* turn a 1% advantage into extinction for everybo… https://t.co/s2VcJUIAJzOne day since @jimcramer did this. Has @CNBC fired him yet? Why would I watch a network which parrots fascist at… https://t.co/6Nyn826MGHTwo more trolls from the Indian troll farm - one just started today, 0 followers, 0 follows, 1st tweet!… https://t.co/HJgIxgxhg3I thought the South had dodged a bullet somehow by not having the California Wildfires smoke cover it, like it has… https://t.co/xdz6SgyYts @evelynpix "420" Chapeau. https://t.co/vHaKORBqAXList of the Indian troll farm: @RectorRoy2 @YKQlWyYJTc2s4c8 @AjayNig65560165 @HumaKha31612293 @Coronafake2592https://t.co/qHCSaImmX3Check out this troll farm attacking @monaeltahawy rn, in response to her calling out rapes in India. All of them… https://t.co/3BBnYndw5Wcw: rape A spate of brutal rapes and murders of young girls in a single district of #India over the past month ha… https://t.co/UYVsimBRwL
Retweeted by Robert Rutledge @yashar @KarenAttiah I like the part where you're living in Pacific Standard Time while everyone else on the west c… https://t.co/HZrkZq8VLnI mean, they should have included Mystic Pizza, for the Julia Roberts film alone. https://t.co/nHoGbboDVw
9/16
2020
Done. Now do President Trump. https://t.co/dphjGfMY6R
Retweeted by Robert RutledgeOther than the interaction with the manager that night, and of course aside from my Beloved taking down her assault… https://t.co/HVOrukmh4eGreat and good friend @MaazaMengiste was shortlisted for the @TheBookerPrizes today, for her novel "The Shadow King… https://t.co/S0uhkyyW7SWell done, @iamcardib, and best of luck and best wishes to all involved. https://t.co/PKt5gZ3wpIAll true. I was there. https://t.co/BVry9AONg0
9/15
2020

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