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Right in front of my Ted Cruz? Today in Tweets

Ted Cruz likes to watch

By David Futrelle

Welcome to a special early edition of Today in Tweets, because, OMG, Ted Cruz “liked” a porn video on Twitter. And not just any porn video: an incest porn video in which a “mom” walks in on her “daughter” having sex, and kind of likes it.

Oh, the irony! As the Solicitor General in Texas, you may recall, Cruz defended a ban on dildos. with his legal team memorably arguing that “[t]here is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship.” Which seems a bit harsh.

Apparently he, or whoever was manning his Twitter account at the time, doesn’t actually agree with this proposition any more.

Let’s go to the tweets:

https://twitter.com/andreagrimes/status/907483719476297728

(Not a real tweet, BTW; Trump would never praise Cruz like that.)

Ted’s college roommate added his two cents:

https://twitter.com/clmazin/status/907470879851819008

And this wasn’t even the first time he weighed in on Mr. Cruz’ alleged nocturnal activities.

https://twitter.com/clmazin/status/720259227067920385

There is, of course, news that doesn’t involve Ted Cruz’ penis. Unfortunately, much of it involved the penises of other creepy dudes.

https://twitter.com/zachheltzel/status/907347649568714752

Some actual serious news:

Some cute animals:

https://twitter.com/PAYOLETTER/status/907439945249206272

H/T — Makroth, for posting a link to the Piano Man update tweet in the comments

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Schnookums Von Ghostface Fancypants Killer
Schnookums Von Ghostface Fancypants Killer
3 years ago

As far as the Milo stuff, based on his earlier behavior I think it was an attempt to show how hateful the left really is because they’re mocking him for losing his home.

Also all the Jedi Hugs offered to @IP

Scildfreja Unnyðnes
Scildfreja Unnyðnes
3 years ago

I kinda take it as fact that anything a right-wing voicepiece says is to try to mock or discredit the opinions of others. They have no position and no direction of their own, they’re just trying to “win” and will go to any lengths to do so.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
3 years ago

@mrex

My advice for you is stop trying to give advice. It’s just not your thing.

@Wicked Witch + others

I’m in Sweden, so health insurance isn’t an issue. He has access to treatment, but he has to actually ask for it. I’ve been in contact with his therapist, and it turns out he did go to his appointment today. That gives me some peace of mind, even though he still won’t reply to any messages.

Scildfreja Unnyðnes
Scildfreja Unnyðnes
3 years ago

Oh gosh, I just read the last page – I hadn’t read the last half of the last page. IP, that’s terrible! All the hugs and care. I’m so glad to hear that your brother has gone to his session, it’s a great sign.

Patience is really hard sometimes. You come vent here as often as you need to. I hope your brother is able to communicate again soon. <3

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
3 years ago

It’s not criticism. It’s advice. For whatever it’s worth.

You give “advice” like my mother gives it. When your “advice” and criticism are indistinguishable, it’s not worth much. Especially when the critical “advice” is aimed at something the person in question didn’t even fucking say and about which you know fuck-all.

Although I *really* need to stop trying to assume what other people are thinking.

Yes, you really do.

PeeVee the (Perpetually Ignored, Invisible but Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Perpetually Ignored, Invisible but Noice) Sarcastic
3 years ago

Mrex, I’m going to take a page out of your playbook and not pick apart your post; nor am I going to pile on you other than to echo IP: don’t give advice anymore, (and don’t project your own emotions onto others.)

IP, I am glad that your brother made his appointment.

PeeVee the (Perpetually Ignored, Invisible but Noice) Sarcastic
PeeVee the (Perpetually Ignored, Invisible but Noice) Sarcastic
3 years ago

Amber Tamblyn writes an open letter to James Woods:

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/amber-tamblyn-open-letter-james-woods/

Robert Walker-Smith
Robert Walker-Smith
3 years ago

IP, good news that your brother went. I share the hope that he’s willing to communicate with you soon.

Amnesia
Amnesia
3 years ago

@mrex
Okay, I am just going to explain a bit about why your line of thinking rubs me the wrong way and then be done with it.

I had a bit of a conservative fundie phase as a teenager. There, The Need To Forgive is kinda slammed down people’s throats. Like, if you see something about sexual abuse, chances are it won’t be about how we can recognize and stop it, it will be about how vital it is to forgive the person who abused you for your own sake. Too often, it ends up minimizing the very real pain people are feeling, acting as though their emotional wounds can just be dealt with with a Forgiveness Bandaid.

PreuxFox
PreuxFox
3 years ago

@IP

I don’t have any advice, all I can offer is my sympathy. I hope things look up soon for you and your family.

Nanny Ogg's Bosum
3 years ago

@IP Hugs if you want them. I’m glad your brother made it to his therapist, hopefully it’ll help.

mrex
mrex
3 years ago

@IP

That is excellent advice. And I hope things work out for you and your brother.

Myriad
Myriad
3 years ago

@Imaginary Petal

I’m so, so sorry you are going through this. I’ve been in a similar situation as you with 2 different family members, and it is in no way easy. Not knowing to what degree you need to intervene or if at all is a terrible place to be in as well. I wish I could tell you what you could do but I know nothing about Sweden regarding helping someone is crisis. At least he went to his appointment. Maybe he does just needs to just process what happened and that is all it is. In my family’s case, it turned out okay, but I know what a toll it can take on all those involved. Like others have said, we are here for you if you need us.

Many hugs if you want them.

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
3 years ago

“The Need To Forgive” is big in conservative circles because calling it “The Need To Not Hold The Privileged Accountable For Their Actions” would have bad optics.

THE_SAMURAI
THE_SAMURAI
3 years ago

I don’t think Ted Cruz actually liked a porn video, I think his phone just slipped out of his hand…. so did his penis.