Pinned toot

For Elizabeth,

for Kamala,

for Amy,

for Kirsten,

—but not for Tulsi or Marianne, because I don’t believe they were for us—

and always for Hillary,

and with hope for women who have yet to run,

my fire will not extinguish no matter who tries to douse it.

gen.medium.com/amp/p/4b2e11b71

Pinned toot

If there are any Mastodon newbies reading this, you might want to watch this Mastodon 101 video to get acquainted with this platform.

youtu.be/W22msAw2zwI

Good morning.

decided a short time ago to move our accounts to mstdn.social run by our pal @stux and today is the day. It automatically will keep anyone following me as my followers.

I am in the process of doing that and others will likely join me.

It's not necessary to move to interact with us or people on other instances. It's just the place your account lives.

But I will post instructions on how to do it. It's easy. Plus, we like Stux. 💥

Maybe use some of that $6 trillion to build the social safety nets we needed before this crisis and clearly still do.

If Republicans can conjure a half trillion for Cruise Ships, they can keep Social Security and Medicare afloat.

Trump says nation can see "light at the end of the tunnel" as Washington pushes $6 trillion stimulus: cbsnews.com/news/watch-live-co

The Waffle House Index is real. Now that hundreds of locations are closing during the pandemic, maybe some people in those states who haven’t been taking it seriously will wake up to reality. thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefin

YouTube Slashes Video Quality to Save Bandwidth Meanwhile, Microsoft and Sony plan to throttle game downloads during peak usage hours to help prevent internet congestion during the Covid-19 pandemic. wired.com/story/youtube-slashe #wired #news #Business/Telecoms #coronavirus #Business #COVID-19 #Internet #YouTube

For years, Oregon has had a vote by mail system. 

It works. Ballots and voters' pamphlets are sent to all voters. 

If a recount is necessary, paper ballots are there. Voting is done within the privacy of one's home, without risking one's health.

All states should implement such a system and we should all be demanding our states implement a system like this immediately.

washingtonpost.com/politics/el

@TPol
Sound decisions require logical reasoning.

Promoting the idea of risking one's life for no purpose other than some potential short-term material gain is not a logical decision.

@AgentCarter_SSR2020
It would be a good idea to instruct Dr. Fauci on the ways of the Vulcans when dealing with Mr. Trump.

Either hand is sufficient.

@CaptainAmerica2020 @IronMan2020 @NatashaRomanova

Vulcans believe that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. @FirstOfficerSpock is half human, and I, like Spock, live on a ship with humans. We recognize that the human way of caring for the few also has it merits.

Most who believe in the needs of the many recognize that children benefit from life with grandparents, and many children are raised in grandparent-headed families. Few children would sacrifice their grandparents for any amount of money. washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

Here are some words from my favorite Governor, Tom Wolf of PA, that I found helpful:

“I know for all of us the next few weeks are going to be challenging. There’s no reason to be fearful or to panic, however.

But we need to take this disease seriously. So please, stay home.

For example, if you need to go to the pharmacy, go to the pharmacy to fill a prescription. Do that. But don’t stop at several other stores or places on the way and make contact with a dozen other people."

We've sure come a long way from "Obamacare will kill our nation's cherished seniors" to "Okay, we need the older people to die because the stock market is too low and we have an election coming up."

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/texas

Nothing will get you attacked faster than calling bullshit on misinformation and outright lies. We have to do it anyway, and we’ll never run out of occasions. wired.com/story/professors-cal

"Japanese prime minister says International Olympic Committee agrees to postpone Tokyo Olympics amid coronavirus pandemic" - to bad our president doesn't take it as seriously as japan is.

washingtonpost.com/sports/2020

Warning about disinformation 

If anyone sees this photo being posted anywhere, the account is most likely spreading pro-trump talking points. Every account that I’ve seen posting it has been a magat claiming he isn’t responsible for people dying from taking chloroquine.

Show more
Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!