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Colleen O'Neill
Lawyer. Writer. Mom of grown sons. Other women take up a hobby like tennis when the kids move out. I’ve decided to give everyone a piece of my mind.
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Colleen O'Neill 27m
The “kid” has more than 300,000 twitter followers. He has made himself a public figure. And he posted this on Twitter himself. No one would even know about this otherwise. This is not an invasion of his privacy.
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Colleen O'Neill 32m
Replying to @scarchin @mtracey
There’s a difference between “perfect” and openly, proudly racist. And this generation has been warned constantly that the internet is forever. And you are exaggerating the consequence, here. He’s not going to prison. He’s just not going to Harvard.
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Colleen O'Neill 1h
Replying to @Evandril @mtracey
Yeah. Noticed the “quotes,” too.
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Colleen O'Neill 2h
It’s so very hard to vet children. They don’t have much of a paper trail.
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Colleen O'Neill 3h
You don’t know me. You don’t know him. I’m feeling pretty good about my “phases of life.” And, as for it being my business, he posted a picture of his son in response to a comment that I made. This means he invited my response. That’s how discourse works.
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Colleen O'Neill 3h
It’s on Twitter. Sort of waive your right to privacy when you post it on Twitter.
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Colleen O'Neill 3h
Replying to @dc_kurtz @mtracey
This is what you call “aspiring to be everyone’s friend?” Calling everyone with whom you disagree ignorant is kind of pathetic. I guess I should at least be grateful you’re claiming Lawrence as inspritation rather than Ayn Rand. Congrats, at least, on your literary taste.
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Colleen O'Neill 3h
Replying to @dc_kurtz @mtracey
If you’d attended an elite school you would probably be aware that D. H. Lawrence did not attend a public school in the US and had precious little to say about school shootings.
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Colleen O'Neill 3h
I’m serious, Nick. I’m glad your son loves you. You’re probably a great dad. But please don’t trot him out on social media to bolster your “I’m not a racist” bona fides. He’s your son, not a prop. And, if he doesn’t resent this now, he’s likely to in the future.
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Colleen O'Neill 4h
Bless your heart. It’s contradictory to call others “ignorant” and, at the same time, bemoan the “classism” of educational prestige. But people often resort to insults when they have nothing constructive to say.
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Colleen O'Neill 4h
Replying to @dc_kurtz @mtracey
? Almost none of the school shooters experienced “systemic poverty.” The surge in gun suicides among middle class men is not related to “systemic poverty.” Income disparity is a crisis in our country that absolutely needs to be addressed. But gun violence crosses poverty lines.
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Colleen O'Neill 4h
The right wing’s current war on “credentialism” and the “elites” sounds a whole lot like the Cultural Revolution to me.
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Colleen O'Neill 4h
Replying to @dc_kurtz @mtracey
I’ve raised teenage boys. Who became fine young men. Neither uses the n word. Neither owns a gun. The “fun” value is a gun is somewhat out weighed by the carnage our country experiences because of our love of those particular toys.
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Colleen O'Neill 4h
Replying to @dc_kurtz @mtracey
I didn’t go to your high school. At mine the n word was not casually tossed about. Even in private. And, believe it or not, there are millions of men in this country who do not feel emasculated if they don’t have a gun handy.
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Colleen O'Neill 5h
Replying to @dc_kurtz @mtracey
They knew his political views when they accepted him. They only rescinded that after his racist posts were revealed. The racism isn’t just a difference of opinion. It represents a threat to other students at the school. Especially in combination with his love of guns.
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Colleen O'Neill 6h
How does your son feel about you using him as cover for some of your more odious positions?
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Colleen O'Neill 6h
Replying to @dc_kurtz @mtracey
Because it is a more accurate depiction of their true heart. Let’s recall, no one is putting this kid prison. Harvard just decided that it could offer that particular spot to someone who doesn’t throw the n word around casually.
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Colleen O'Neill 7h
Gotta say, not seeing much humiliation. Just a massive self own by a couple of right wing bros who are apparently cool with some casual racism among friends.
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Colleen O'Neill 7h
Replying to @MollyJongFast
This is not new. The GOP has been describing Democrats and Democratic policies as socialist for as long as I’ve been alive. Without any ability to correctly define the term. It’s their bogeyman.
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Colleen O'Neill 7h
Replying to @scarchin @mtracey
Most of us don’t have strings of racist insults in our “old emails, chats, posts, etc.” Do you?
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