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2 wrongs don't make a right. FUCK the 🌊if it crushes women's rights! #GenderEqualityNOW! Host of the award-winning @PoetsandMuses wkly #poetrypodcast
1 Jun 20
@oliverdarcy @jaketapper Is he calling from his bunker?
Why can't the @DNC put forward someone who doesn't remind us of 45? Someone who can help the citizenry envision a better future rather than going back to the illusion of "good" old days?
The chaos we're experiencing is horrendous & I wish no riots
@oliverdarcy @jaketapper @DNC looting or violence were taking place. At the same time, if people feel their peaceful calls for justice will simply be brushed aside & the anguish & political fallout that come with each case can just be waited out, then tempers will flare. We cannot expect saintly temperaments
@oliverdarcy @jaketapper @DNC on 1 side while accepting ignorance- & fear-driven violence from the other (even in the minority). We also cannot expect to remain unaffected when we didn't do enough collectively during more peaceful times to make the necessary systemic changes after careful reflections.
The
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11 Apr 20
@srdaugherty @billmaher Actually, though not from Spain, the origin of the virus is still disputed. There was a cluster in Kansas, yes.
In terms of why so many virus originate from, @billmaher might need to b reminded of how old the country is (w that, a history of political corruption & bureaucratic
@srdaugherty @billmaher mismanagement) & its important on the Asian-European trade route.
Given #climatechange & (global) #overpopulation, while it is generally a good thing to eat locally sourced food, ppl's incursion into uncharted territory will bring us into contact w exotic species & diseases we
@srdaugherty @billmaher have no immunity to defend ourselves against, whether that's through food sourcing or economic activities, such as logging. Given the fact that there is an intermediary between bats & humans (pangolins), simply making ppl stop eating bats is not gonna help. Also, is @billmaher
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11 Oct 19
1/6 This scene from #LadyandtheTramp inspired 2 stanzas from my #poem "#Sightseeing" (excerpted here), which I discussed w @SsesangaDennis during the lastest #PoetsandMuses episode (soundcloud.com/poetsandmuses/…).
While researching 4 the @Disney image, I learned abt #WillieIto,
2/6 a survivor of the #internmentofJapaneseAmericans during #WWII, who drew this #iconicspaghettikissingscene (abc7.com/entertainment/…).
While the film contains its own issues in its #negativeportrayalsofimmigrants "Willie said he always felt safe here with his fellow artists -
3/6 never hiding who he was or where he came from." & that he felt free & comforted 2 talk abt his #internmentcampexperience w his @Disney colleagues.
While both #LadyandtheTramp & my #poem "#Sightseeing" draw attention 2 #economicandsocialinequities (film.avclub.com/lady-and-the-t…) in
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31 Mar 19
@jaketapper @LucyFlores @CNNSotu @JoeBiden @TheCut "Offered" has a ring of solicitation in it. According to both @LucyFlores & numerous news footages of #Biden's #UnwantedTouching, he NEVER solicited consent, but took a #privilege that was not his to take. #OurBodiesOurHomes #OnlyYesMeansYes
@jaketapper @LucyFlores @CNNSotu @JoeBiden @TheCut 2/ And the audacity of of saying "And not once - never - did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention.
The 1st part, using his own assessment to measure others' feelings wo their input-cute!
@jaketapper @LucyFlores @CNNSotu @JoeBiden @TheCut 3/ I wonder, if @pewresearch or some other researchers (FYI, @ConversationEDU) did a #survey of accused/convicted #sexualharassment & #sexualassault predators, how many will offer that exact defense?
2nd part, #victimblaming. No, @JoeBiden, if u actually believed in...
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