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If mastodon is trying to recreate a Twitter-esque experience, I must say that they have *nailed* my early memories of first signing up for Twitter - logging in for the first time and having *no* idea what to write.

Cleo has *opinions* on how people commemorate the day with loud explosions

There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour."

Frederick Douglass, 1852

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your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy—a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages.

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To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery;

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"What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelly to which he is the constant victim.

My toxic trait is that whenever I see Stuart Hall's name, a small part of my brain refuses to read the correct letters and screams "Stuart Little" into the back of my mind

"She also described an outburst by Trump at his former attorney general in which he threw dishes, leaving ketchup streaming down the wall."

But what past behavior of his do we have that would ever suggest this would happen? Oh yes, that's right, all of it

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hahahaha what

RT @washingtonpost@twitter.com

Trump lunged for steering wheel and his Secret Service agent in bid to reach Capitol on Jan. 6, former aide testifies washingtonpost.com/national-se

🐦🔗: twitter.com/washingtonpost/sta

The friendly library staff looking to tell me the due date of my books: okay so it looks like you're a grad student...

Me: what gave it away? the bags under my eyes? the look of hopelessness and despair?

RT @QOrigins@twitter.com

ATTENTION, ACADEMICS:

We *love* helping scholars -- if you're thinking about doin' something QAnon-related, slide into my DMs.

We can help at every stage of a project, from finding and refining a research question all the way to your final round of fact-checks and edits.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/QOrigins/status/15

RT @LakeSuperior@twitter.com

@sugarkane417@twitter.com Thirdly, a large portion of life is not about being fun. A lot of life is about standing up for the rights of others, especially in the face of historical imbalances that have historically favorited CIS white males while leaving others greatly disadvantaged.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/LakeSuperior/statu

Imagine getting clowned on this hard by a lake

RT @catnotcait@twitter.com

Whatever the fuck this is, I love it.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/catnotcait/status/

The Dobbs decision means that adolescents (kids!) will have even more barriers to accessing healthcare so that's an extra level of fucked-up-ness to it all that many (myself included) may not have initially realized

RT @AmerAcadPeds@twitter.com

This decision carries grave consequences for our adolescent patients, who already face many more barriers than adults in accessing comprehensive reproductive healthcare services and abortion care. 2/3

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AmerAcadPeds/statu

"The worst part about it is, none of this is necessary, literally within 15 feet of where we currently sit are all of the skills necessary."

But instead, the other option was to have to *fly to another country* to get the life-saving treatment she needed

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RT @thisisinsider@twitter.com

Prudente needed her uterus cleared to save her from potentially life-threatening infections. However, her fetus still had a heartbeat.

🚫Doctors refused her the life-saving treatment as they viewed it as an abortion.
businessinsider.com/woman-deni

🐦🔗: twitter.com/thisisinsider/stat

RT @SwiftOnSecurity@twitter.com

FYI Taylor Swift will be 35 in 2025 in time for inauguration which fits the constitutional requirement.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurity/st

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