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Here to keep informed about politics, support the Resistance, & occasionally help educate folks about having ALS. Also to love horses, dogs, cats, etc. ❤️
Sep 15, 2018 20 tweets 4 min read
THREAD: This week has been hectic for me, in part because of learning about Medicaid in IL, & coverage of "supportive care" for people under 65. The limitations are horrendous. I still don't know them all, but here's what I've learned so far--the hard way. /1 There are TWO TYPES of Medicaid. I don't know if this applies just to IL, but some research has told me it's the same in other states, just using different terms. In IL, there's "community Medicaid"--the standard version--& a form that applies only to "supportive care homes." /2
Jul 27, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
This looks very much like the first few yrs of GW Bush's presidency. It took yrs for his policies to start impacting the economic health built under Clinton. When it finally did, we ended up with the worst economy since 1930s. So don't cheer this much. Why? Short thread. /1 In a Vanity Fair article from near the end of Bush's presidency, we find a description that sounds much like today's. Unemployment was low. But we had accummulated a massive debt & deficit, with rising oil prices & an economy that favored the rich. /2
Jun 25, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
All of my life, I've spoken up when I saw something very wrong. This entire Trump/2016 thing is a prime example. When Trump became a candidate, I lost friends on FB. When I spoke out about Bernie's hypocrisies, I lost more friends. So I became more active on Twitter. + I made lots of friends here. But then I dared to speak out against Louise Mensch. I lost many friends again. I stood my ground, & asked those who RTd her to stop. I was accused of "tribalism" because I spoke up. Then I was attacked viciously. Now I see MSM doing same to liberals.
Jun 17, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
"[Non-evangelicals] seem to be paralyzed by the thought that speaking ill of someone else’s religious belief is intolerant."

Well, not all, & not me. I've been shunned by some former evangelicals who say that evangelicals are still Christian. +… I cannot think of white evangelicals as Christian. I just can't. It goes against everything I was taught about Christianity, growing up in a liberal United Methodist minister's family, then getting my masters in religious ed from a liberal seminary in the early 80s. +
May 15, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Robert Mercer had a volunteer police badge from a tiny NM police dept that featured hundreds of similar people, including celebrities, & people who committed horrid crimes. This article is a must read. Some excerpts following. /1… Just a few of Robert Mercer's "colleagues" on the Lake Arthur, NM, police force. The volunteer dept was disbanded after Bloomberg exposed them last month. But hundreds of other PDs are doing the same thing this PD did. /2
May 8, 2018 11 tweets 8 min read
#MorningJoe tells (sickening) Bari Weiss to only read comments from people with verified accts & "friends" with unverified accts in order to stay sane. Meanwhile, #MorningMika tells Weiss she did a fantastic job giving racists yet another voice in the @nytimes . 🙄😕 I wish I had time today to really dig into the disgusting "points" Weiss has to make in this article, but I took many screenshots & will tweet a few here for folks who don't want to use up 1 of their 5 free articles this month. /1…