There are two things dominating the tweets today when it comes to politics, and it’s easy to guess what they are.

One is the ongoing saga of the Mueller investigation. The latest news is that papers relating to Trump real estate deals and Russia have been subpoenaed. The former British spy who wrote the so-called “dodgy dossier” on Trump says that this is where they are likely to find gold (bad pun 🙂 ) if they want to find something on Trump.

The other topic is allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and abuse.

Some relate to people who are already known, such as former judge Roy Moore. He wants to be the new senator for Alabama. GOP leaders are distancing themselves from him and calling on him to pull out of the race. Ivanka Trump has also come out strongly against Moore. Steve Bannon and his cult, on the other hand, continue to support Moore strongly.

Bannon, you may recall, was the one who got those who accused Bill Clinton of sexual abuse to attend the debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton. He was also the only one who said Trump should carry on following the release of the “Pu$$y-grabber” tape.

Donald Trump is trying to keep in with both groups. He refuses to make a comment or answer any questions on the topic at all. The problem is, of course, the large number or accusations he faces himself. At least sixteen women came forward during the election to say there was some form of unwanted sexual contact towards them from Trump. He says they are all lying. If he says anything, he straight away opens himself up to more questions.

By the way, is this the only event ever that Trump doesn’t feel compelled to send out some tweets about?

The latest news is that Democrat Al Franken is guilty of initiating unwanted sexual contact with a woman too. Basically there was a forced kiss and he had a photo taken of him reaching for the woman’s (clothed) breasts while she was asleep. It’s unclear whether he actually made contact. He’s admitted fault and apologized. His accuser has accepted his apology.

Roy Moore’s supporters are now comparing Franken’s actions with Moore’s. There is no excuse for what Franken did. He was wrong. Though many won’t say it, there is some abuse that is worse than other abuse. But as someone who has been a victim of several different types of sexual abuse, I’m not going to back away from saying it. As an example, it seems that at least one of Moore’s accusers was only fourteen and he was in his thirties when the incident is alleged to have occurred. Sexual contact with children by an adult in their thirties is always wrong. And paedophilia is worse than what Al Franken did.

This morning I heard Jesse Watters on Fox News‘s ‘The Five’ say no one in Alabama is attacking the women who are making allegations against Moore. He says that those who are continuing to support Moore are still treating the women with respect. If he believes that’s true, he hasn’t been taking much notice of what’s going on. Either that or, once again, he’s happy to lie in the GOP cause.

Moore himself is saying outright that the women are lying. He his going ahead and standing for election. Most of his putative future colleagues have said that they believe his accusers. Though there is little evidence due to the time lapse, they have a strong level of credibility.

Either way, he is doing enormous damage to his party. In one of the safest red states in the country, the latest Fox News poll has the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones (50%), eight points ahead of Moore (42%). If Moore really cares about the GOP he would resign whether or not the allegations are true.

Some are insisting that Franken is investigated by the Ethics Committee. I have no problem with that of course. However, if they’re going to investigate Franken for his sexual impropriety, they must investigate Trump too. If they don’t it makes it clear that it’s nothing more than a political witch hunt which doesn’t actually care about the real issue – the women who were abused.

Political Tweets

I was really surprised to find out that Wong is Australia’s first openly gay MP. We’ve had multiple openly gay MPs for years in NZ and it’s so common it’s never a factor in elections. We had a trans women MP too. She resigned about 2005 after serving three terms.


The reality of the current situation in the US government.
(Via Ann German.)


This is an excellent speech on the Brexit issue!


Well said.
(Via Ann German.)


Human Rights Tweets

You go girl!
(Via Ann German.)


Gun Safety Tweets

The last four lines of this poem say it all.


Science Tweets

I don’t personally advocate the use of marijuana, and it’s still illegal in New Zealand. However, I agree that it is safer than both alcohol and cigarettes, and should be legal.


Very cool!




Science is cool!


Space Tweets

I want to go to Mars, though not permanently. I hope that’s possible in my lifetime.

Food Tweets

The Google translation for this tweet wasn’t very helpful:

Screening at that time, the prettiness of the kamata-Kun is struck by the early jam and I’s biggest buzz slowly became is Switzerland dating over the sad past contractors taken temporary account and somehow erased their Tweets.


However, the Tweeter turned out to be a pretty wonderful person, and Ann German was able to get the recipe:


History Tweets

Now that’s something I never thought I’d see – a chair made out of a grizzly bear!


How do you encourage your child to wear their gas mask? Now you know! #OnlyInTheUSA




The original phallic symbol! A sword this long was making up for something!


Art Tweets

Cool idea!






Good News Tweets

I wasn’t sure where to put this, so I made up a new category.


I like this message. I think there’s nothing more important than encouraging children to read.


And this.


Scenic Tweets

There’s lots of beautiful scenery in Australia. For some reason it always surprises me to see it though.


Anyone looking for a new home?


Freshwater Tweets

This is wonderful!


Look what’s hungry!


Insect Tweets

Very cool!


Here’s looking at you kid!


Mighty beast of the insect world!


Bird Tweets

That’s a good looking Kakapo!


Another endangered parrot species! They’re too cute for their own good.


Look at this dude stepping out!


This one goes into the favourite videos of all time collection!


Jimi the Kaka goes home from hospital!


Dog Tweets

Serves him right!
(Via Ann German.)


Cat Tweets

I’ve put this one is before, but I just adore it!


A kitty with heart!


A couple of real cuties!


Ha ha!


Now, how are you getting out again?


What a gorgeous kitten!



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