I am so disappointed in our country, but I know I am partly to blame. I was angry and disillusioned about the level of corruption in our government, at all levels, but I did not know how to change it. I became complacent and took too many things for granted.
NOW WE ARE AWAKE
I will never be complacent again. This corruption is completely intolerable. I am ANGRY + I will fight until we permanently change this country for the better.
I know you feel the same way. Our strength is in our numbers. We must stay united, strategic, and relentless. #SKorea
Step 1: It is URGENT that we get Dems to the polls in record-breaking, shocking numbers.
That is what it is going to take to overcome all the GOP cheating, hacking, propaganda, and election fraud. Go door-to-door. Talk to your neighbors. This is absolutely critical.
📢Please share. This thread is about the Amendments Convention advocacy group @AmericanPromise. In my last thread, I pointed out that these advocacy groups risk irrelevancy & perhaps significant loss in support with the busy end of the regular session in state legislatures and
the 2018 fall elections which may be the most important mid-term elections in history. I also pointed out their boastful claims about the numbers of voters they say support them. Large rallies or groups attract much higher numbers of people who are more easily sold on a sales
pitch than smaller groups. When they are able to get popular public figures like @RWPUSA, BenCohen or @BillMoyers, it makes the job of selling their pitch, no matter how misleading it is, even easier. Like the Koch backed COSProject effort to call a Convention of States,
Gang. We've got a serious problem that is not being reported. Bear in mind, this thread mostly is re:the one state I have info for in this matter. & that is #Montana. It is HIGHLY likely that most other states have this problem #EOC#HAZMAT#DisasterPreparedness
Here we go. 1/24
Direct quote from the LEPC Yellowstone County May 10, 2018 minutes: "Regional
Haz-Mat Response Team in Billings used to rely on State and Federal funding but
this source has dried up. Keeping team together with local funding that may only
last two more years. ..." 2/24
"...May need to limit response area due to funding limitations.
Need legislation for increased funding."
More hospital for me, today.
The rest of you, remember to breathe and keep the toxic at bay.
And take in some beauty.
The tulips and daffodils are in bloom!
Thanks so much to all the lovely, kind people wishing me well. Your support is so vital.
It was a harrowing day. #Cancer is a slog, but I am managing (except for some trolls who have sad lives).
I remain grateful for all of you, for great docs, for my fab fam.
Thank you. 💜🌿
Filing columns from hospital beds is exhausting.
Once, when I was at @PhillyDailyNews, before email was a thing, I wrote my copy long-hand from the ICU. That story, about the ICU, was later nom'd for Pulitzer, but all I remember was thinking those might be my last written words.
Let's talk about the #NRA, fear tactics, and the manipulation of the American people.
Some folks in #WeResist were discussing fear tactics, "well-regulated militias", and the NRA in general. We're gonna dive into these topics in this thread. #Resist 1/
First up, the #NRA, everytime a mass shooting happens, the NRA come out strong in defense of guns. We expect them to, after all, it's what they do. They call the gunman "crazy", they say that "crazy" people shouldn't have access to guns, etc. 2/
You don't necessarily have to be "crazy" to do a mass shooting. True enough that most of the people that have committed mass shootings are "crazy" but it's not something that is synonymous with being crazy. You just have to be evil enough to do it. 3/
I agree with what Diane said here. While I understand that #WI1 has national implications because whoever wins will challenge the Speaker of the House, this primary has become completely one-sided because of national discourse, which is steeped in sexism.
Some things in the first year were fun: meeting like-minded people, the #scifi characters, learning how to take effective action. Celebrating #victories like beating the #ACA repeal bills.
A lot of it wasn't fun - the threats of nuclear war, the daily stress of bad news. 2
Follow parties were fun, and a good way to promote a message and raise awareness, connect with other resistors and grow our followings. They had themes and served a purpose and there was about about one a month. 3 #PartyWithAPurpose#trending#amplify#effective