Aw, I feel like a sucker, we built a tech company in NYC and created all these jobs for *zero* billion dollars in subsidies! 🤷🏾♂️
(Oh, and we're hiring. https://t.co/7VyyWJIOtx )
Except $40k/yr isn't a livable salary if you're looking for anyone with experience in doing any of the things an office administrator is doing. If you're hiring a HS graduate, then that's another story. Benefits don't pay the rent in this city.
Stevie had gotten married January 29, 1983; Prince's then-new Little Red Corvette single was on the radio & she wrote Stand Back that night.
Emily Gould @EmilyGould
There's a straight line from birtherism to denial of the death of thousands of innocent Americans. This is what Trumpists voted for, and what they support, and he said it plainly — those souls lost in Puerto Rico are the same people he could shoot in the middle of 5th Avenue.
melissa byrne @mcbyrne
And his VP is even worse. There is no quick fix
I’ll take known evil over erratic & unpredictable evil any day.
A lot of very kind, thoughtful people told me they think i made a mistake tonight. I'm going to reflect on this & respond after some sleep.
After listening, it's clear I conflated personal empathy for victims of violence w/ institutional support for @NCGOP denying others rights.
That was wrong, and selfish, and it doesn't make sense to oppose political violence by supporting those attacking civil rights. I'm sorry.
This is an absolutely unacceptable doubling-down by the Economist, who are either foolishly getting exploited by providing a platform without any accountability, or are complicit in an awful agenda. https://t.co/op8vCPsO9M
As I've stated before, the Economist needs to make clear its editorial policy on what attacks it will give a platform to. https://t.co/vUF7gwB4e9
I'm on the agenda, and given their doubling-down, I'm staying on the agenda, but not for the listed topic. I'll be addressing the consistent, immoral attacks Bannon has directed against the South Asian American community, from the Economist's stage. https://t.co/hL1aUyWsQo
I’m sure one of my followers knows this answer. I’m not gonna be surprised at this point if the answer is “cold war red scare paranoia” or “it was a method of enforcing zoning biases” or “it can be traced to a ginned-up racial panic”. https://t.co/jyyb22v1n8
John Scalzi @scalzi
The last of those.
annie feighery @AnnieFeighery
it was a response to racial fears about black musical influences on children
Due to that Jay Z verse today, a lot of folks are curious about the relationship between MJ & Prince. I wrote a bit about it in this thread. Short version: while the industry positioned them as rivals & they wanted to top the others' work, they undoubtedly respected each other. https://t.co/NFeoVy5E6f
That artistic rivalry often pushed each artist to do their best work. https://t.co/y2qgsqfJiG
In MJ's "Moonwalker" movie, there's a segment where they replicate the "Bad" video, but with kids. Afterward, the kid portraying Michael asks his assistant what his chimpanzee Bubbles is wearing. The answer? "A Prince t-shirt." https://t.co/hT3Af6pOsB
One of Prince’s last huge chart hits was his only one under the name of O(+> and featured a cast of women who’d responded to a print ad he placed, saying “Eligible bachelor seeks The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”. https://t.co/OU0OeqjcBs
This was the print ad that Prince placed in multiple magazines in December of '93. (This one was in @NYMag.) When the video came out, 7 women had been chosen out of the 50,000+ who'd sent in responses about why they were the most beautiful girl in the world.) pic.twitter.com/wSKPYnl9NG
Though it’s far from one of Prince’s best singles, “The Greatest Romance Ever Sold” may well be his most beautiful video, with gorgeous lighting showing Prince at his most luminous. https://t.co/KSQPKWfW3t