The United States is on its own. There is no plan to stop folks from losing housing and going hungry in the worst times since the Great Depression. yet another completely preventable tragedy.
thehill.com/homenews/senate/51

The Washington Post’s hand-wringing about the Republican plan to destroy the USPS in order to disenfranchise everyone enough to allow the Republicans to stay in power is classic American: complaining about undeniable shitty behavior while doing nothing to combat it, as though merely recognizing abuse is worthy of praise, and possibly thinking that feeling worthy of praise for recognizing abuse is better than doing something to stop it.

it’s super fun how Joe Biden gets to set the direction of the leftmost party in the world’s imperial hyperpower for what could be the most important decade in human history and no one can really explain why he’s the nominee or even how he won exactly

i'm aware this is a massive exception to the norm but i don't usually mind when people want to explain stuff to me and i find it reassuring that people make effort to give a shit about others being informed and on top of things. this is v different than being hit on via manipulative mansplainer though, which i do not like.

Holly boosted

You don't need to speak English like a native

It's okay to have "weird" pacing when speaking. It's also okay to make sentences with correct meaning but uncommon phrasing

Don't allow yourself to pause because you're struggling to find the most native-sounding way to phrase what you mean

Just express what you mean in the most comfortable way to you

There's no "broken" English. English isn't owned by Americans or the British. For better or worse, it's become an international language.

2,000 people died from Covid in the U.S. yesterday.

Two. Thousand.

And today, the president of the United States is headed for his golf course.

Historians will be baffled. Baffled.

- Mehdi Hasan

How I plan purchases mentally and then back out of them for about half a year or +++more before spending money is apparently not typical for how other folks do things. Example: I've been in the same house for 4 years and I don't have a couch in my living room. Because...no good reason but I can't do it.

Even when I am solvent, I am not built for capitalism.

Blessed feast day. Here's Greta Leśko's Transfiguration icon

Unpopular opinion: child's pose has never been comfortable or relaxing for me in all the years I have been told that is it a resting yoga pose that is comfortable and relaxing.

They're making these daily announcements about the NBA COVID BUBBLE like it's some magic thing that players don't catch COVID.

How does America not understand that the NBA bubble is literally just them using the proper isolation, distancing, mask and testing protocols and that if our federal government and state officials had done what the NBA is doing back in March and stuck with it THAT WE’D BE OKAY BY NOW

“The trail is beautiful, be still.” ~ A line from the charm given by Na'ashjéii Asdzáá (Navajo Spider Woman) to the Twin War Gods to subdue their enemies on the path.

I know that we Christians have all absorbed Paul's assertion that if you believe the wrong thing too much you're OUT, but I do wonder what it would be like if we did some radical acceptance around the fact that other kinds of christianity and other religions and even aggressive non-belief will always exist and even be good for people

1945: An atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima, Japan kills 140 thousand people.

2020, to date: The poor response to Coronavirus in the United States kills 160 thousand people.

It's worse than Hiroshima and it's not going to stop until we have leadership who cares instead of saying "it is what it is" when asked about the death toll.

Trump doesnt want immigrants to sponsor family but he let Melania sponsor her family

Trump doesnt want Americans to vote by mail but he votes by mail

Trump doesnt want your kids home from school but his son is home from school

The only standards Trump has are double standards

"The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling―their ideas, their version of history, their wars, their weapons, their notion of inevitability. Remember this: we be many and they be few. They need us more than we need them."

—Arundhati Roy

COVID thought: who knew abject terror could be so boring?

New infections have swamped the U.S., which recorded 42% of all our coronavirus cases last month alone, per the New York Times.

Gone is any sense that the country may soon get ahold of this mess. The 7-day average for daily new infections has hovered around 65,000 for the past two weeks—more than doubling the peak average from the spring when the country first began this mess. (This was also when people were motivated enough to try and flatten the curve.) Scary stuff.

Happy birthday, James Baldwin.

“Life is more important than art; that's what makes art important.”

(he's said many profound and heavy things; any video of him I see, I watch)

They have full time White House jobs for which their salary is $0.

So either they use their White House job to earn $36m OR they don’t have to work to earn $36m?

Is hard work a scam or is hard work a scam? I’ll wait.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner earned at least $36 million in outside income last year, new disclosures show: washingtonpost.com/politics/iv

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