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Cpt Hall's #PledgeofAllegiance in #AmericanSignLanguage on #InaugurationDay has rightfully seized our attention. In this thread, I want to analyse where this came from, what we can learn from it, and what we should NOT learn from it. Read more on this longish THREAD 1/20
When Cpt Hall starting signing, social media exploded with deaf people seeing fluency in her signs and wondering, as @NeilMcD did with his CODA son, if she was also a CODA. And she is! CODAs may grow up with a national sign language as one of their family languages @codaintl /2
Cpt Hall seemed to decide on her own to use #ASL (remember, sign languages are not universal- they are as distinct as spoken languages. The @WFDeaf_org estimates 200+ signed languages around the world. And only 50+ have been legally recognized.… /3
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1. I didn't watch the #DemocraticNationalConvention. But when I'd read allegations that the words "under God" were removed from the Pledge of Allegiance during the event, I looked into it. Here are clips from all four nights when the Pledge was recited.
Night 1:
Night 2:
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Thread - 1/Trump supporters WON — AGAIN — in the 9th Circuit, of all places — YASSS! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 There were NO votes to rehear our victory on qualified immunity en banc, meaning the case goes forward unless San Jose wastes more time and seeks SCOTUS cert. #appellatetwitter ... /
2/Refresher—on June 2, 2016, after a great @realDonaldTrump campaign rally (I was honored to lead the #pledgeofallegiance at the start, and to meet candidate Trump backstage), San Jose’s finest forced the attendees leaving the rally to run a gauntlet of vicious, armed criminals./
3/Wielding Mexican flags and bags of rocks and sucker punches and acting in concert, who assaulted my our clients aged from early teens through their 70s. San Jose police stood there and watched, did nothing, and in fact enabled and encouraged the violence through inaction .../
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