Truth & facts are paramount. Words have meaning. Art happens. Humanist. She/her. Evangelical survivor, I have zero patience for DM/MAGA folks. Please, no lists

Chicago, Bronzeville
Joined November 2008
The American south never did actual reconstruction
When I was a little kid growing up in the south there was a man who ran for public office in Georgia who truly ran on the platform, “Hi. My name is JB Stoner — and I hate n*****s.” His ads were run on local and public access tv. Because he had backers. nytimes.com/2005/04/29/us/j-…
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Hello dystopia
Every so often you get numb to living in generally dystopian times, and then a new wave of the global pandemic hits, a school shooter kills his classmates with a gun his dad bought on Black Friday, and a theocratic court moves to throw out reproductive rights all on the same day
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When money is more important than life, people die. Actual people, living their lives, die. Because politicians coffers need money to be filled to stay in power, people die. It's revolting
Driving home tonight, I thought about Republicans' floor speeches today on the "sanctity of life". And how this concern for "life" apparently doesn't extend to the kids who were shot today in a school in Michigan. So I turned the car around, and went to the Senate floor.
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Confirmation for others
Q really was ride-or-die with Mike Flynn; right up to the end, Q was dropping hints that, for instance, Flynn would be the next FBI director. So having a tape where Flynn says that Q was disinformation designed to make its followers look like idiots is, uh, awkward for everyone.
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Hahahahahaha. He thought he'd get paid.
#BreakingNews CEO Cyber Ninjas, Doug Logan says he’s now 2 million dollars in debt and may have to file bankruptcy. Doug Logan says he was promised other audits that he hoped would pay for the debt acquired in Arizona. Logan says they haven’t received any of the 6 million raised.
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Four years and 67 days have passed since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. Checking mainstream English language media for any news about Puerto Rico; the debt crisis, the electrical grid, forced cutbacks, protests, still not made repairs, a Vieques hospital – finding zero.
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My favorite Thanksgiving activity is having family text their zip code to 907.312.5085 to see what tribe’s stolen land they live on.
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TIL NYPD had to stab Barney.
It's time again for my most cherished #Thanksgiving tradition: Revisiting the time millions of kids had to witness Barney the Dinosaur collapse to the ground and get stabbed to death by cops during the 1997 Macys Parade.💫
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You wanna know the price of gasoline? The earth. It’s costing us the earth.
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Strange how the media always calls it the Ahmaud Arbury trial, and not the McMasters trial, since that is who the killer is.
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This black heron is 'canopy feeding'..an extraordinary adaptation that reduce the bird's reflection & silhouette, enhancing chances of catching whatever swims...magnificence is in nature. 💚 #BirdLife 🎥 @leedsbirder
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Fully agree with this point.
The unelected #SCOTUS’ Citizens United ruling that legalized unlimited bribery masquerading as campaign contributions. In less than 20 years, it has obliterated the middle class & now looking to obliterate Democracy. This was the genesis of USA becoming a “backsliding democracy”.
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This thread is so important. My sister has long covid since 10/2020 with similar symptoms and her behavior is erratic, absurd & putting her livelihood at risk. Long covid is real. The lack of inclusion in statistics makes folks feel 'safe'. Covid isn't just you get better or die.
Replying to @RVAwonk
So don’t assume death rates or even hospitalizations tell the whole story of COVID. I had an extremely mild case, yet 18 months later, I don’t know if my life will ever be the same again. I wish I’d had the choice to get vaccinated back then. You’re lucky; you do. Get the vax.
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This story is so touching
I may regret sharing this, but I have a very personal story I would like to tell. I hope it doesn't get too long... Anyway... I was 20 years old when I was sent to erase a man from existence and became haunted by him.
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This all must be prosecuted ASAP. Dangerous times
Replying to @jennycohn1
It's really upto the Biden WH via the DOJ to extinguish this fire before it consumes our democracy's landscape.
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I’m going to leave it right here.
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Truth. I'm furious facts & truth have become so cheap. It's bleeding into actual life, shameless lying for self gain is being given equal time. How do we combat this without 24/7 surveillance? Even then, lies are 'considered'. Not an acceptable reality or future
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We’re still witnessing the largest under-reaction to a violent insurrection led by a sitting president in the history of humankind. It’s because the Republican Party/trump are experts at one thing: Denying the premise of reality and convincing people anti-government is government
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This idiocy should have been shut down when the tea party movement nonsense started. And yet, here we are. Catering to anger, lies & unsubstantiated fear is a slippery slope. The GOP is sitting in the morass of their own making. The Dems have done little to stop it.
How long will they tolerate these ignorant fools? rawstory.com/dan-crenshaw-ma…
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