Invited to two bonfires& a shopping trip this weekend. Told all three no chance in hell. My #FourthOfJuly weekend will be work, a donut covered in poprocks& curling up to watch Hamilton.
July 4th is supposed to celebrate a rebellion against tyranny, while the greatest threat of tyranny we’ve faced since 1776 occupies the White House, the kind that attacks peaceful Americans exercising their First Amendment rights with tear gas and rubber bullets.
My new hope starts on January 20th, 2021 when 45* is escorted out. That's when I'll celebrate #IndependenceDay, not a day before.
America on its 244th birthday: Dark skies, canceled parades, but also new hope:
This didn't have to happen. It wouldn't have happened if we'd had national leadership that put human lives ahead of personal political concerns. It wouldn't have happened if so many Republican governors hadn't acted as a Trumpist cult followers and rushed to throw open states without regard for public health consequences.
We were and are utterly without leadership and every single person will suffer as a result.
Please do something to change this in November.
Strong, coherent, and consistent messaging from the start - regarding handwashing, wearing masks, social distancing and staying home - would have prevented countless amounts of suffering and death.
Trump failed on every level.
I hope this story makes at least one person think twice right now. We need new leadership as fast as we can get it.
Man who went to party warned people not to be an 'idiot like me’ a day before dying of covid-19:
18 trans women murdered this year alone. 91% of trans women killed last year were black. This is not okay. We need a grand, fundamental reform of the racist, transphobia-ridden system we live in. #BlackTransLivesMatter #MerciMack
The Grio: "Trans woman Merci Mack killed in Dallas": https://is.gd/z4qffI
I'm just waiting for January 20, 2021 when one particular person is added to the unemployment list.
The economy didn’t “add” jobs or create 4.8 million “new additional” positions. People went back to work to jobs that were put on hold when coronavirus struck.
Here’s a real world example:
Two close friends returned to work. One is a chef, the other is a sales rep. The chef’s job was reduced from full-time, having a set salary, to part-time-hourly. His was a Catch-22 situation. If he turned down his old job, he would have lost unemployment benefits. 1/3
All men have limits. They learn what they are and choose to ignore them. I exceed mine.
Resistance to Trump and Republicans.
Welcome to resistance.social!
We are a left-leaning political instance. We are another Mastodon server in the federated universe called the fediverse. We toot about more than politics. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our guidelines.
We have a zero tolerance approach towards posts that promote racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, or transphobia. Trolling is not permitted.
Discover & explore Mastodon with no ads and no surveillance. Publish anything you want on Mastodon: links, pictures, text, audio & video.