David Garten (@davidgarten )

David Garten

Bio Dad, husband, citizen. Molded in the fires of Oak Ridge High, Ferrum College, & the Port Authority. Alum of Columbia Univ, FRL, & HRC. Opinions are my own.
Location New York
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Account created 26-08-2011 15:15:44
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Twitter Web App : Our current system allows anyone to get a gun and our children are paying the price as a result.

#BackToSchoolEssentials

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iPhone : Maggie Haberman Where to begin? If you asked the President today what was in the First Step Act he couldn’t tell you. Every person released under it is a victory against a system that eats lives, but it is a modest victory at best. But first a bit on who gets credit for what.

iPhone : No Chicago athlete was more beloved than Walter Payton.

His death 20 years ago shook Chicago, and led to one of the most emotional, stunning, Bears games ever.

This is the true story of Sweetness, Bryan Robinson, and The Block.

A Thread.

#BearsPackers #SavoringSweetness

iPhone : Pia Klemp, the German ship captain who rescued migrants in the Mediterranean, as she refuses a medal from the mayor of Paris.

Twitter for iPad : For those of you who are offended by the #1619Project and may erroneously use my father’s quotes to defend your offense, read the ‘Racism and the White Backlash’ chapter in his book, ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?’ first. Quotes from ‘WDWGFH’ follow. Ida Bae Wells

iPhone : A quick thread on OMB’s efforts to rescind billions in foreign aid.

American foreign aid does a ton of good for a relatively small amount of money. U.S. leadership has lifted millions out of poverty, turned the tide against deadly diseases and made America safer. 1/13

iPhone : This myopic decision will hurt people, particularly women & children. It will put our soldiers in harms way & when (not if) the next public health emergency takes place, this action will have made Americans more vulnerable. And a wall won’t protect us. nytimes.com/2019/08/07/us/…

iPhone : Kristen Clarke “No, I don’t regard myself a racist. The real racists are the ones who call other people racists.”

— Former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, on Face the Nation in 1968

iPhone : The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08…

iPhone : Reminder:

"A little over a month after his inauguration, on Feb. 28, 2017, President Trump signed HJ Resolution 40, a bill that made it easier for people with mental illness to obtain guns.” cbsnews.com/news/white-hou…

iPhone : The El Paso terrorist wasn’t spouting some fringe ideology confined to the dark corners of the web.

He was just repeating what’s peddled constantly by the most watched cable news network, as well as the current President of the United States. splinternews.com/who-said-it-th…

iPhone : One of the most active threads on 8chan on Sunday urged people to create memes and original content, or OC, to “celebrate the [El Paso gunman’s] heroic action.” “You know what to do!!! Make OC, Spread OC, Share OC, Inspire OC,” an anonymous poster wrote. washingtonpost.com/technology/201…

Twitter for iPad : Our terrorism at home continues and our federal leaders continue to do nothing: nydailynews.com/opinion/muted-… twitter.com/davidgarten/st…

Twitter for iPad : We subsidize terror attacks by white supremacists by giving them weak gun laws.