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 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 : Every candidate and elected official should be speaking this candidly about the President.

It was a clown question too. Every reporter should know better by now.

Beto ORourke should run for the US Senate.

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.

iPhone : This article is incredibly depressing. We have to do better.

As MLK once said, “Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar effort to re-educate themselves out of their racial ignorance.” washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/…

iPhone : It should be pretty obvious by now who really hates America. “We the people” seems to apply only to certain groups of people. twitter.com/CNN/status/115…

iPhone : "There was a senator, I think it was after my pancreatic cancer, who announced, with great glee, that I was going to be dead within six months. That senator, whose name I have forgotten, is now himself dead, and I am very much alive."

- Justice Ginsburg