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Fred Beukema @beukema Minneapolis, MN

Struct Eng, Improv, husband/dad. || You may think that you crave true love, but it is not a game for cowards. Neither is Scrabble. - Onion horoscopes

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How can Sony be sure delaying release of The Interview will stop more hacking? Delaying movie would seem to prove that hacking really works.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis is the angriest I have ever been about not being able to see a Seth Rogen movie.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaHyman Roth's vision can finally come true.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@tanehisicoates @jasonpgignac Grant or Truman, each to some extent?@GSD_SteVB Don't worry about it - less substantive reply. Was DeGrasse Tyson meme. Hoped Twitter would throw it inline.@lawremipsum Yeah, I really should not have engaged.@GSD_SteVB @lawremipsum http://t.co/n3PfQVj7td@GSD_SteVB @lawremipsum JT sued Sony 4 respons. in pol. stat.shootings 4 GTAIII, & filed pub nuisance suit 2 block Bully: Act. censor! 2/2@GSD_SteVB @lawremipsum I did misunderstand: not allied; held as comparatively less censorious. Also nonsensical. 1/2@GSD_SteVB @lawremipsum news stories from the time. Dude's only a troll, & GG has (thankfully, I say) weakened itself by allying w/him. 3/3@GSD_SteVB @lawremipsum AND the retailers. Threatened the media and folks like Penny Arcade. His Wikipedia article is full of links to 2/@GSD_SteVB @lawremipsum YRI (you remember incorrectly). Thompson sued everybody he could in any venue, including Sony, Take-Two, Rockstar 1/@kellyoxford @lizzwinstead The Dictator. "Better" despots than Kim Jong Un have not affected a chill on American speech.
"Serve & Protect" sounds so quaint. How does "Obey Instantly or Die" grab you? http://t.co/4LvN1qXm8d
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThat awkward moment when a fool doesn't know how to do his job http://t.co/20Ry0aVumj
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@soniasaraiya Kyle Chandler? Karen Carpenter? Oh: Kristin Chenoweth. Got it.I'm conflicted because I feel like I abandoned Pakistan. I love much about it but much about it is infuriating. I don't feel strong enough.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaLRT: those shirts will be cold comfort to Tamir Rice and John Crawford's families.Cop sells t-shirts to counter Eric Garner protests: "Breathe Easy, Don't Break The Law" http://t.co/q1fSTHnIB5 http://t.co/bMbWGLrlD1
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaErgonomics: the study of logical inferences.
In case you wondered if shoddy RS reporting would harm all victims RT @AntDeRosa: Cosby’s wife releases statement http://t.co/UDDWslQv4q
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@blodgett I don't. I assume a knife could get the lid open?@blodgett Check to see whether your recycling program can take #7 plastics. They do in Minneapolis, but may not everywhere.@Criterion Hard Eight/Sydney Moonrise Kingdom@XFilesFiles I remember being annoyed by that episode. Will be interested to revisit (presumably) next year.
Tamir Rice & John Crawford *indisputably* victims who broke no laws. But don't you dare wear shirt in support of them http://t.co/n8nkMTKeAq
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@tanehisicoates surprisingly, or not... it was McCain who made the moral argument http://t.co/6sjHdBIjYG http://t.co/CWuz0c7Epe
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaSomeone--not everyone--needs to argue "Torture is immoral EVEN IF it works."
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaYou can not cede the morality argument simply for a utilitarian argument. You can never win. You can never prove torture doesn't work.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema#BlackLivesMatter so deregulation, I guess. Stop/frisk = healthy school lunches, also, probably. http://t.co/uSZI6sipul
Retweeted by Fred Beukemalinus's speech about the bible sounds pretty damn insincere when you realize he prays to a false pumpkin deity
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@AlliJFoley yes, but that alone cannot carry three overwrought 2+ hour movies based on a slim fantasy novel for kids.
I like Ronson/Mars' "Uptown Funk" song, but honestly if folks wanna hear The Time, why not just play @theoriginal7ven? Last album was good!
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaLinus is Charlie Brown’s away team.
@anildash Chicanerous; deplorable."In Self Defense," amazing 1876 cartoon published by Harper's. Plus ça change. @tanehisicoates http://t.co/lmBWEMZE9i http://t.co/sNKibbbrkI
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@fivemanjob Yeah, SCIENCE!Thus endeth the Beukemix. http://t.co/v9W21l21SQTHE BEUKEMIX 2014, 22. Wilson Pickett: Hey Jude http://t.co/v9W21l21SQ https://t.co/1aVXHfMAtJSeason 2 of #Serial will focus on the stevedores’ union, right?
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaIf torture is only okay as long as nobody knows we did it, maybe it isn't actually okay.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI could literally listen to Nick Offerman talk about Chris Pratt ALL DAY LONG (via @audrawilliams ) http://t.co/PT7K8NUGNd
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@chrislhayes Every Geico campaign is spaghetti at the wall, their agency's apparent leftovers.@tanehisicoates @Asher_E_Smith This guy is perfect. TEXTBOOK. Whoever does this should annotate him w/ the lyrics to Freebird.@rpgn from SC3000, Central Park South or Uptown DownTHE BEUKEMIX 2014, 20. Nick Thorburn: Bad Dream (The Theme) http://t.co/v9W21l21SQ https://t.co/WedAiIbUmNThe U.S. should start a new thing where people with power could go to prison if they break the law. It would be game changing.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@dbrauer Well done!@fivemanjob Every once in a while, I get stuck behind a zipper merge vigilante straddling the line, trying to enforce the status quo..@CMAndrewJohnson Thank you for voting against the budget.@lawremipsum Perfect, thank you.@lawremipsum @peggyflanagan @dbrauer v. important: Barbara or Andrew? Answer means whether I have an email & phone message to issue.@lawremipsum, @peggyflanagan, @dbrauer - Who voted which side this evening? I know Frey/Goodman/Palmisano/Yang/Warsame were Yea -- who else?
In short @LineaPalmisano is INCREASING city services to the wealthiest part of the city while urging cuts to communities of color #LatteLevy
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaNon-awesome thing for elected to say “@smckenzie21: CM Warsame lecturing crowd: "do not second guess us; it's insulting and unacceptable"”
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaTHE BEUKEMIX 2014, 20. SBTRKT ft. Exra Koenig: New Dorp, New York http://t.co/v9W21l21SQ https://t.co/CzldAqSjaBTHE BEUKEMIX 2014, 19. Paolo Nutini: Let Me Down Easy http://t.co/v9W21l21SQ https://t.co/d2y2KYCmLzTHE BEUKEMIX 2014, 18. The Dells: There Is http://t.co/v9W21l21SQ https://t.co/SuxlfgLnXqIn happier news, it looks like S2 of Fargo will be an unofficial sequel to Drop Dead Gorgeous: http://t.co/ToeNKebKw3I wrote this. I wish I had some answers. http://t.co/sqSbavnk97This week's bipartisan consensus in Washington, DC: don't prosecute CIA torturers, but resume locking up marijuana users #SelfParody
Retweeted by Fred Beukema"We plan to spend as little as possible on you, and cut you loose at the earliest opportunity." Later: "YOUR DISLOYALTY OFFENDS ME."
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaI think people miss the real message of A Christmas Carol which is that you can yell at a boy on the street and he'll bring you a turkey.
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@lawremipsum That was you?our tax dollars paid admitted rapists to assault human beings. OUR TAX DOLLARS PAID ADMITTED RAPISTS TO SEXUALLY ASSAULT HUMAN BEINGS.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@MyLittleBloggie If you have, and provide a copy of, your BC, it might do the trick.@RobinKimball I'm a fan of the Bendichian "mayonnaise," myself.@RobinKimball What else is in the arsenal?@MyLittleBloggie Bottle caps?Seriously happy that @GrinnellCollege is bringing in @tanehisicoates, and wishing I could be there.Very excited to hear @GrinnellCollege will be hosting a writer I admire very much, @tanehisicoates, on January 20 as part of MLK day events.
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Seriously. I applaud LeBron using his influence to highlight a serious matter, but that's COMIC SANS http://t.co/CxWe9K01G8
Retweeted by Fred Beukema7 yrs ago this wk @NBCNightlyNews did piece w/me, @JohnKiriakou & GEN Hayden ... fast-fwd: I got fired, John went to jail, Hayden got rich.
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaMy wife and I both reviewed Newsroom, equally harsh. Only she is getting endless, angry tweets, all from men. I wonder why? /sarcasm
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@lawremipsum 1st sem, placement test put me in FR303. Made mistake of taking it. Fr hist, pre-hist to Revolution, in Fr. 4y drag on my GPA.
Cops seem to have transmuted "obey the law" to "obey the cops." That's not the rule of law, that's the rule of brutes and thugs.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@bravenewgrrrl Hippity hey! happy birthday!@tanehisicoates Also Spiral Zone, which was hella dark for a cheap 80s cartoon.
No charges for Utah cops who shot man holding cosplay sword six times in back. http://t.co/Fm08X12w6Y http://t.co/S2T2Z5ir2T
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaYes, this is an LRAD weapon used on civilians in NYC. Yes this was tonight. Yes you should share this like wildfire http://t.co/bmEnMFPIJB
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@IndoorKids Assassin’s Crèche@IndoorKids Yule Don’t Know Jack"Let's not forget the reason for the season: two T-Rexes fighting over a watermelon." ~@MildredVon #SaintPareidolia http://t.co/AzYm69KUZ1
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis year it's "your grievances are inconvenient to me." Ten years ago it was "you are an existential threat to our nation's existence."
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThese three and four year olds are really straining against the “don’t touch the puppets” rule.
THE BEUKEMIX 2014, 17. Broken Bells: Lazy Wonderland http://t.co/v9W21l21SQ https://t.co/6PHnJQllHwTHE BEUKEMIX 2014, 16. Har Mar Superstar: Restless Leg http://t.co/v9W21l21SQ http://t.co/ZDLu4cANS9THE BEUKEMIX 2014, 15. The Hold Steady: Joke About Jamaica http://t.co/v9W21l21SQ http://t.co/jHoNIo1x24Put a Bond theme on your headphones while walking. If you get where you're going faster than usual, it is a good Bond theme.“Invalid Username or Password”: a useless security measure. https://t.co/p1jJXZMSb4
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@lawremipsum Don’t rush - HD version with far better controls coming out soon.@lawremipsum Great lists. Needs more SimCity 3000 and Grim Fandango.
“@BettyTiselj: that was The beautiful Rev. Vicki Wunsch. Had just borrowed marker from me to make the little sign :)” http://t.co/3R04JzIthS
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaOver/under on the portion of these 13 new Tweets I'm about to view not being about Peter Pan Live? This is as bad as Sharknado night.@chrislhayes Huge protest today in Minneapolis. Shut down I35W going into downtown.@JillPantozzi @TheMarySue and Lena Headey 36 for Sarah Connor Chronicles. Can we get Hamilton on Game of Thrones?Maybe if the next season of @serial focuses on police brutality we can get some indictments?
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaThis did not come out of nowhere. The ppl of the Great Migration were met with hostility from the start. Never resolved. #EricGarner
Retweeted by Fred BeukemaPeaceful protest, respect for speech. See? You don't need a military flyover to be proud of the country's ideals.
Retweeted by Fred Beukema@midgetnazgul @lawremipsum Sacrificial crypto-Republican.
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