Tuesday Twitter roundup

We'll start with an environmental voting guide:

Cue the whiners who don't like their dirty, coal-ash-stained laundry to be hung out for all to see.

Don't try to figure it out, just know the GOP apparently believes its own propaganda about white Democrats "using" black voters to prop up their power base. It's called wishful thinking, heavily laced with denialism of their own anti-minority activities.

It's an incredibly painful story, that unfortunately plays out in religious families all over the country:

We have not insulated ourselves from the hundreds of stories from LGBTQ teens and adults, both written and told to us, that recount the intense pain, agony, self-loathing and suicidal thoughts caused by the same teachings that we communicated to Ryan. We have not stopped reading Ryan's own journals, which record that very same suffering.

But we also know that we'll be continuing to "get it" at a deeper level the longer we live in community with those who have been oppressed, listening to their pain and, through them, learning about our own child.

For those of you who are determined that we suffer and be held accountable for our mistakes, we can only say that the pain of knowing how deeply we wronged Ryan and not being able to sit down across from him and ask for his forgiveness (as we did during the last 10 months of his life, and as we do now with our surviving kids when we wrong them) is agony beyond all attempt to describe it.

We tell our story to anyone who will listen for one reason only: We are trying, in our own small way, to do something right. By exposing our own grave errors, we pray that others will learn from us and treat their own children differently. We pray that it won't take them six long years and losing their child to drugs and the streets in order to wake them up to the truth that every parent must love their children without any condition. Our children learn to love themselves through the love that we have for them. And a child who is told "I love you, but I do not love your sin" does not hear love. He does not learn to love himself or that God loves him. Ryan did not. None of the thousands of gay children who have written to me has heard love through those words. None.

Something we all need to remember: Time only moves in one direction. Use it well.

Yeah, it's a barrel of laughs.

If I didn't know better, Stacey, I'd swear that was an admission you have little confidence Tillis can trick voters into choosing him. Or you're simply exhausted from constantly attacking a decent woman while saying nice things about a woman-hating jackass. The fact that the latter is causing the former is probably tiring also. Just take a break.

You know, even if that isn't a manufactured Tweet, making a joke or an observation about the GOP's lack of diversity is not racist. I do it all the damn time, myself. But the funniest stuff is self-evident:

You know, I used to think I had a bad opinion of Facebook, but that was before Facebook started to really piss me off. Found on my newsfeed:


Who the fuck is Richard Button?

If we haven't seen each other in a long time (or ever) and I show up at your door, it's not because I'm trying to sell you something. It's because I broke the Facebook over my knee and became lonely afterwards. Just give me a bad cup of coffee and produce a photo album of your grandkids and I will be gone before you know it.

You're assuming that's a Pro-Hagan flyer. Let's see how quickly the right-wing nutters jump on this before we make that conclusion. Didn't take long:

And here's a sweet little comment from that article:

Avatar cassanovafrankenstien • 2 hours ago
Mississippi windchimes...

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That makes me want to punch something...

Just give it up. Your smoking gun backfired on you, and this desperate struggle to keep a dead meme alive is just sad.

Okay, I can feel my gorge rising. Time for a bite of Onion:

Very funny. A little unsettling, but funny.