So this has been my night.

I don't know what "clout" people think I'm getting for talking about how the administration has failed immunocompromised people, but I would much rather have a CDC that cares about disabled people in exchange for all those cloutbux. Quit lying to your giant platform about what the administrat
While I have you here, I don't have a "giant" platform and I really don't see how I'm "hurting democracy" by saying that the government should be making high-quality N95 masks available for free.
Unlike cloth masks or paper masks, N95 masks protect the person wearing them. Immunocompromised people need them; unvaccinated children need them.
There is a rash of counterfeit masks available online. We deserve a government which will source credible masks for us--if we leave it to individuals to do, mistakes will be made and that's just more sick people, more teachers out, more hospital beds full.
(If you die because the ER is full, you die in real life!)
Reliable masks cost $2-3 dollars each. They're sold in packs of $40 at a pop. Many of our workers simply cannot afford to pay that! And those masks are not washable, so they have to be repurchased. Most people aren't going to see how they are better than washable cloth.
Not to mention: The CDC has told people that if they're "fully vaccinated" (which they count as 2 shots, not 2+booster) then they don't NEED to mask. And the CDC Director refuses to urge people to upgrade to N95s, and in fact has been denigrating them as much as she can.
So, yeah, I do want the government to send masks to people.

1. Because people who can't "use Google/Amazon" shouldn't die.

2. Because people shouldn't have to tell counterfeits from the real thing on their own.

3. Because people don't have $40 for masks.

4. Because the CDC.
I feel like this is entirely reasonable as a request.

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14 Jan
My pronouns aren't she/her and I don't know what "grift" I'm supposedly running by criticizing the Biden administration from bed. It's not like I have a podcast, and my patreon is.......fairy tales and fantasy fiction.
Like, if people want to call me a stupid ungrateful doomposter or whatever, that's a subjective matter of opinion but it is what it is.

But what "grift" am I running by saying the Biden administration isn't handling covid well? I'm not running a political paid newsletter.
I guess I sell resin crafts? But, like, we've moved all that over to Kissmate's accounts anyway, so I'm grifting very badly in that case. I need swindling lessons.
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I see we're doing "how to be disabled with doctors" threads given the huge number of disabled people we're about to have, so here's my two cents!
1) Every new doctor wants a list of:
- your current meds
- your surgical history (ex: "gallbladder removal, 2020")
- your allergies

You can save time by making it a computer document and printing it out to give them. They don't care if it's in their form or separate.
2) The portions of the paperwork that ask about every family member and all THEIR medical history, you can leave that blank. They're too busy to look at that.
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14 Jan
Shouldn't a Press Secretary be actually sorta good at communication?
How many Americans died this week from covid, again?
The furious defensiveness from this administration that we're not all more grateful is just.....not conducive to winning hearts and minds and turning out the groundswell of vote that we so desperately need. 😞
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13 Jan
Ok. This sucks.

1) We need masks, tests, mobile vax & booster vans, and monthly money so vulnerable people can stay safe at home.

2) We need to expand the court and remove Kavanaugh and ACB for perjury if not something else.

3) All buildings need ventilation requirements.
4) All the state EOs and laws against allowing schools and businesses to require masks need to be overturned.

5) SCOTUS term limits. One shouldn't be able to stack the court for 70 years with 17 year old Nazis, for example. And several justices are past their Sell By date.
6) Vaccines need to be mandated every other possible way for now, even if they get turned over later. You should need one to fly, ride public transportation, eat in a restaurant, etc.

7) I cannot stress enough, again, we need monthly relief checks.

8) Fire Zients and Walensky.
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13 Jan
I am not a political expert, I am just a random asshole on twitter, but is there a reason that DeJoy has to be "fired" and not "arrested"? Machines were disassembled. Livestock died. Key parts went missing. There was a lot of smoke for supposedly no fire.
I just kind of feel like if someone is appointed to sabotage the US postal service in order to misplace mail-in votes and, in the process, people die because they didn't receive their medication, that seems like it should be illegal.
Also, I support doing whatever @SenDuckworth says. DeJoy's apparent job securi...
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Sorry about all the quote-tweets tonight, but honestly it is a little demoralizing to have 30 people show up out of nowhere and call me a stupid lazy liar because I needed community help......sourcing non-counterfeit masks on Amazon last night. 😞
I'm not a mask expert and have never claimed to be. We've been using KN95s that a friend sent us a link to waaaaaay back in the beginning of the pandemic. We're about to run out and I needed to order some. And, that meant asking Twitter for help.
People did help me and I'm grateful. All I ever said was that it shouldn't need to be that way, because what about the people who don't have the reach on twitter that I have. That our government should be sourcing and sending good masks. And that was enough to call me names. idk.
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