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Fri May 10, 2024, 01:13 PM May 10

Mark Jacobs: This is not normal [View all]

Twitter thread starting here, full text below.

Mark Jacob

This is not normal.🧵
A candidate for president is explaining how a worm ate part of his brain while a rival who’s an ex-president is “cursing audibly” in court while listening to a porn star describe lousy sex with him while a key supporter who wants to be the ex-president’s …
10:21 AM · May 10, 2024

… running mate is bragging about shooting her dog in the head in a gravel pit and saying the current president ought to execute his own dog. Meanwhile, a Supreme Court justice whose wife plotted to overthrow the government is ruling on cases involving …

… the coup and whether the guy who led the coup had the right of “immunity” to order Seal Team 6 to assassinate his rivals if he felt like it. And while the court is considering that, it’s also deciding whether pregnant women in Idaho must wait in a …

… hospital parking lot until they get sick enough to convince emergency room doctors that they’ll definitely 100% die if they don’t get an abortion. Meanwhile, the ex-president’s party is accusing college presidents of antisemitism but not accusing the …

… ex-president himself even though he dined at his Florida resort with a Holocaust denier who jokingly compared the murder of Jews to cookies being baked in an oven. And the ex-president is selling Bibles while his supporters in Congress wear pins …

… in the shape of a rifle often used in school massacres, and his backers include a lawmaker who felt up her date in a theater while they were surrounded by children, and another lawmaker who showed photos of the president's son’s private parts …

… during a congressional hearing, and another supporter who said the president should deny baby formula to migrant infants at the border, and another supporter who said the deadly assault on the Capitol was a “normal tourist visit.” And this same …

… Bible-selling ex-president is a “law and order” guy even though he’s charged with 88 felonies, joked about a home invader using a hammer to fracture the skull of the House speaker's husband, and wants to pardon thugs who beat up 100+ cops at the Capitol.

Whew. I’m out of breath. For more about how media normalizes these absurdities, check out my free Stop the Presses newsletter.

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Mark Jacobs: This is not normal [View all] highplainsdem May 10 OP
Yep dweller May 10 #1
Yes. Which is why I wanted to post it here. highplainsdem May 10 #3
The Republican media cracks the nutshells and piles up a bunch of nuts. live love laugh May 10 #24
That says a lot that voters ought to consider. Kick and Rec. bucolic_frolic May 10 #2
Thanks! highplainsdem May 10 #4
Jacobs' opening line was a big DUH. But his map that follows gets five stars. Thanks! ancianita May 10 #5
Boy, this says it all... karin_sj May 10 #6
INDEED. AmBlue May 10 #7
K&R Elessar Zappa May 10 #8
Two timelines diverged when the.. LudwigPastorius May 10 #9
I was literally going to ask where we took a wrong turn on the timeline... FirstLight May 11 #29
I heard an interview today with Doris Kearns Goodwin about her new book. Lonestarblue May 10 #10
Another time, another place. Biophilic May 10 #12
USA is a sick nation and a sick society with failed media. PufPuf23 May 10 #11
Yep Cosmocat May 10 #18
Indeed....not normal. Sogo May 10 #13
Well put! mahina May 10 #14
Sigh. Is it the End Times yet? Hekate May 10 #15
Two roads diverged in a red white and blue wood, and they... hvn_nbr_2 May 10 #16
I don't see anything in there that is not birdographer May 10 #17
Well, when you say it like thaaat....... 70sEraVet May 10 #19
That was a most excellent summation of our current state of affairs. Uncle Joe May 10 #20
It is possible that is could become normal. republianmushroom May 10 #21
There are Americans that read that and think "that's absurd!" and there are others that think "WHITE NOISE...ZZZZ". Mr. Ected May 10 #22
Kick dalton99a May 10 #23
Nothing beats... czarjak May 10 #25
Thanks for posting that, highplainsdem. I've bookmarked it. summer_in_TX May 11 #26
Ripley's Believe It Or Not can never top this. Hermit-The-Prog May 11 #27
Suspension of disbelief k55f5r May 11 #28
The worm ate the part of his brain that would've SupportSanity May 11 #30
Wow. 290 recs in 24 hours. I knew when I ran across this on Twitter that a lot of DUers would want to highplainsdem May 11 #31
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