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Just today alone, my 300-pound power chair almost fell over/on me twice as sidewalks, driveways, streets are so inaccessible. I can barely get around the 1-2 mile radius of where I live. I’m sending Roads and Drainage an email, please do the same, here are some highlights #ATL
Streets with no sidewalks, streets with sidewalks and driveways so destroyed and steep my 300-pound chair (which is capable of mild terrain, but not all are) can’t handle it, streets with little to no bike lanes or lighting so cars hit me at night while I deal with this
If you build sidewalks but leave cones behind, if you dump bins, shatter glass, leave holes/electric poles/bushes/trees/embedded metal bits/power lines in the middle of sidewalks, if you put trash bags on broken crosswalks and leave them broken... wtfyd #DisabledATL #ATL
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More upset over students ordering Uber Eats than state universities' open-carry gun policies.... get your life together, Georgia.

I'd rather teach students who are eating than shooting. #ATL
I was a professor in ATL, Georgia when that ridiculous “let’s all have students carry guns on university campus” law was passed.

On top of all the other absurdity with this law, the way it’s written - students can be armed but not faculty and staff.

I now teach in New York.
There was this amazing faculty meeting where professors were advised “you can’t keep a gun in your offices. Leave it in your car.”

And “if you’re uncomfortable something something bulletproof vests”

No fucking joke
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Walking through #ATL and separately 2 @TSA agents told me to “keep fighting.” I told them I’m sorry they’re going through this. One said, “Yeah. but we’re still working.” Just breaks my damn heart. It is sinful to make someone work without pay. #TrumpShutdown
Gets worse. At airport bar & young man next to me is carded. I told him to take it as a compliment (they didn’t card me). “Yeah, but you’re not on the business end of a government shutdown,” he said. He serves in Coast Guard & has a family w/ mortgage. He deserves so much better.
This #TrumpShutdown is not only hurting the credit ratings of millions of Americans. It’s destroying the credit rating of the moral leader of the world, America. Who in the hell doesn’t pay people who are working?
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Just got back to #ATL & my ❤️ is full. Thank you, @JessicaNeptune & #BardPrisonInitiative, for your kindness.

Will be sending along a couple of copies of Reconsidering Southern Labor History after the holidays. Much love to all the students. Keep up the amazing work.🙏
You can donate here, or scholars/writers, if you want to donate books, let @JessicaNeptune know!

bpi.bard.edu/support/
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When your ATL crew says they’re on the way to surprise visit you, but you basically live in Canada so you’re convinced it’s a cruel prank and then
UPDATE: I officially believe them! ❤️
So the fam played Cards Against Humanity, and unsurprisingly...
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So the story from this weekend: Sat night was discussing political messages in the old Warner Bros./Bugs Bunny cartoons. Sunday morn I drive a couple miles down the road & see this:

*Fine print says, "The Boss is Coming!"

(❤️ ya, #ATL!) /1
Anyhow, it had me thinking about the "Father of Contemporary Animation," Chuck Jones. I had been to one of his galleries in New Mexico but still didn't feel like I knew the real story behind his greatness. /2
And greatness of this caliber is often associated with early lives of pain & suffering.

I immediately looked him up, & found my answer within the first few paragraphs about his childhood.

You see, Chuck Jones was born in Spokane, but his family moved to CA in the 1920s. /3
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This was such a good conversation I didn't want to stop talking. Thanks @davidlparsons!

(P.S. wanna know why #ATL is the capital of #Georgia? It's not just bc of railroads! Take a listen...😉)
Hint: think race & #Reconstruction.
Also: learned something abt myself doing this interview bc it was over the phone & not on a computer.

I ❤️ed it bc I'm so ADD that my thoughts race way ahead of what I can say & I often get lost in them. But here I moved around constantly. Walking meditation.🧘
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Continuing our mini-interviews with Reconsidering Southern Labor History contributors, today @m_hild & I talk to @JM_Thompson about his fascinating essay on #Atlanta #ATL , #labor, & #race:

#twitterstorians @SouthernLaborSA @lawcha_org

kerileighmerritt.com/joseph-m-thomp…
You can check out @JM_Thompson's website here:

josephmthompson.com
And please ask your library to order a copy of Reconsidering Southern Labor History today!

amazon.com/Reconsidering-…
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