Twitter is reportedly blocking the phrase “illegal alien”. At least that’s the report from the Center for Immigration Studies who had several posts blocked that contained the term. One of the posts merely restated a fact from a US Government website. The move comes as an under-reported study we commented on yesterday showed that the 11 million illegal immigrants in the US are responsible for the theft of 39 million social security numbers. The news of these identity thefts is devastating to the campaigns of Democratic Socialists who are running on obstructing border security and abolishing ICE.
I recommend, if you have a Twitter account, testing the CIS’s complaint and seeing if you can successfully post tweets about the social security numbers being stolen by illegal aliens.
Google execs were caught on video expressing their extreme depression and sadness over Trump’s election. I wonder how this works. Isn’t big corporate America supposed to be secretly overturning the will of the people in order to get fascist corporatists from the GOP elected? Isn’t that how the conspiracy theory goes? If we were to analyse things like Google trying to get Hillary elected based on that persistent trope, wouldn’t we have to admit that the Democrats are the evil puppet politicians of the fascist corporatists? Go on, you were about to say something about the Koch brothers.
Speaking of flipping the script, GOP Senator Marco Rubio came out praising Miami wide receiver Kenny Stills for the service to his community. Stills was one of a handful of kneelers on Sunday, meaning he knelt during the national anthem to protest racism and police violence. But he also is constantly involved in his community and giving of time and money. Rubio tweeted:
“You don’t have to agree with how or why he has chosen to exercise the 1st Amendment before every game to acknowledge the hours he gives voluntarily,on his day off,to serve his fellow Americans.”
We agree with Rubio and applaud him for taking a brave stand for 1st amendment rights in a non-election year. He’ll likely face some backlash from conservatives and MAGA’ers. The problem with the kneeling is that both sides have their fingers in their ears. One side believes they are being attacked for wanting to fight racism, the other side thinks people are disrespecting the flag and the country because they hate the country. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but what we need is a good old fashioned beer summit.