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Ok, so for you former Plussers, or anyone else, I finally put links to all my current social media profiles on my home domain page. We'll see which of the various newer places actually gets some serious buy-in from users.
Listed here: duh.org/

Looks like mastodon.cloud has blocked the crossposter. Off to move to another instance then, or maybe just roll one on my home server.

With so many restaurants now offering "Park and Dine" spots, is next year going to be the Renaissance for drive-in theaters?

RT @Bequalmed@twitter.com

@frankieboyle@twitter.com Conservatism is the abject dread fear that somewhere , somehow , someone you consider your inferior is being treated as your equal.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Bequalmed/status/1

Saw someone post a pic of his vehicle with the license plate "ANCAP".

...Well, there's a person who's never had to struggle to make ends meet, and probably doesn't even know such a person.

Step 1. Kiss first flag.
Step 2. Kiss second flag.
Step 3. Kiss third flag.

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I swear, the mainstream news media is doing a wonderful job of trolling these days.

A friend phrased this very well a little bit ago: The "they're all the same" rhetoric is actually right-wing agitprop. Don't believe it.

Republicans *want* you not to vote at all, for THE SAME REASON they want to suppress the vote: It's the only way they win.

PROVE THEM WRONG.

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If you think you're going to sit home and sulk in November rather than vote for the party that is at least closer to your own interests, then you're giving Republicans your power.

THEY WANT YOU TO STAY HOME. They got burned by vote splitting in 1992, then weaponized it in 2000.

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Reviving an important related thread. As Joan Crawford famously said, immortalized in the movie "Mommie Dearest":

"This ain't my first time at the rodeo."

I understand these things because I've been there before. Read this thread for more:

mastodon.cloud/@ToddVierling/1

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And I have every right to complain about those of you pulling the "I'm taking my toys and going home" tantrum.

My life, and even more so the lives of people I care about, are at grave risk if Trump keeps power. If you claim to believe in politics that help people...

Prove it!

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If you're the type who will, even after Sanders specifically called today for us to vote Democratic in November, ignore the power of your Presidential vote...

You have zero right to complain if we get four more years of Trump.

YOU have the power to help us prevent that. USE IT!

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I'm going to say again, Biden was not my choice. But as he is going to be the nominee, it's still *critical* to vote for him to prevent four more years of Trump, and the *long-term* damage that regime will continue to inflict on courts (SCOTUS and others) and society generally.

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Being a white cis man, I don't usually have the right to say this; but as a queer man, I have the rare opportunity:

"Your privilege is showing."

You have to think about how things affect more than just yourself.

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What it means to me and many of my friends when someone tries to equate Biden, f***ing flawed as he is, with the Great Pumpkin.

When your movement is founded on helping others, and you decide to (actively) *not* help against a very real harm. Queer, PoC, those in poverty.

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RT @ToddVierling@twitter.com

@pplRmyreligion@twitter.com @ericahgeorge@twitter.com @ScottHech@twitter.com @JuddApatow@twitter.com @NYGovCuomo@twitter.com All I'm seeing in that reply is "no, I don't care if the opposition wants to eradicate you and those you care about, I'd rather watch the world burn."

Perspective is a hell of a thing.

The states which have not issued stay at home orders, or have specifically exempted churches from them, are going to see a massive surge in COVID-19 cases around, oh, April 22-26 or so.

Hold your governors accountable at their next election cycle.

Vote the Republicans out.

Every slimy, waffling, aloof, and apathetic one of them.

They played games with our lives.

I've lost four friends so far; three friends have lost close relatives, and several more are in ICUs. If it hasn't affected you yet, trust me — IT WILL.

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Make no mistake, IS IN YOUR COMMUNITY. if you haven't gotten it already, you're still more likely than not to get it at some point.

Make sure to hold this lack of leadership responsible. It's one specific US political party that is responsible for screwing us over.

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