Strident homosexual. Pediatrician who swears. Bylines hither and yon. Beauty’s where you find it. They aren’t my goats!🌈 Just doing my best to be good. he/him

Maine, USA
Joined May 2012
Friends, I have discovered my new patron saint
"I see that you have made 3 spelling mistakes." Last words of Marquis de Favras after reading his death sentence before being hanged (1790).
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THREAD 🧵: Throughout pandemic, some scientists gained huge followings by making extreme, scary claims from limited data. Some justify this, arguing exaggeration / hyperbole makes people do the "right thing". I think this is morally & scientifically reprehensible. Here's why..
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Mildly curious: does anyone else play hype music before work to get themselves amped up for the day? A song or two to kick their energy up? (Perhaps on repeat?) Yes? No? Just me? Anyway, this was today’s. music.apple.com/us/album/adr…
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This was really fun to do.
What you really need to remember about #Monkeypox
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To everyone that wants to say "guns don't kill, people do," please note that if you say "vaccines save lives," pediatricians aren't jumping in and saying "well *actually* doctors and nurses save lives *with* vaccines."
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As true as this may be, my answer is still “pretty damn close to it.”
As always, seeing lots of “so you want to ban all guns then?” in response to any expression of frustration over the repetitive nature of yesterday’s massacre of kids, and it’s one of the ways that the gun lobby stymies any real progress.
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Kind of a funky building going up in Portsmouth, NH.
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When a 1970s comedy sketch predicted every 2020s gay friendship group
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He’s very cute and has great legs, but come onnnnnnn…
Something must be done to stop Figs before it's too late.
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13. #BadMapFacts (Thank you to @ilanas for the hashtag suggestion, which I will use whenever more mistakes are inevitably spotted.)
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They value nothing more than their freedom to wield an instrument of death.
NEW: Rep. Randy Fine (R-FL) just threatened President Biden for calling for commonsense gun reform in the wake of 19 slaughtered schoolchildren: “Try to take our guns and you’ll learn why the Second Amendment was written in the first place.”
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I understand there are complexities here. I get that Manchin and Sinema are bad actors. But that doesn't mean you say "fuck it, wait for the voters to fix this". No, that's ridiculous. Force the votes. Get bad actors on record opposing common sense measures. Fight back.
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👇🏾 #misinformation NOT doubling time, this is us finding cases because we’re looking for them! MPX isn’t a novel virus; we know a lot about its life cycle— it has a long generation time‼️ If you’re going to cosplay as epidemiologist at least bother to read Wikipedia or something
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Because there is a minoritarian, reactionary party which is explicitly uninterested in serving anyone, and does not view voters as those they represent, but merely the means by which they obtain and maintain power.
Replying to @ConorPWilliams
I keep coming back to this. It's been a long time since US national governing institutions have shown that they can recognize a major social challenge, design a structural reform, pass that policy, & implement it. Representative government failing to serve those it represents.
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27 words long, poorly written, and should be repealed asap
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Amazing to live in a country where the leader of a nation being brutally invaded by a hostile military force sends you his condolences because of yet another mass killing.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky sends his condolences to families of children killed in the "awful shooting in a Texas school" bbc.in/3aa9beX
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A Look at Logical Fallacies By @dialmformichele
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Tonight I am grateful for @JinkxMonsoon’s microphone cord. Needed that Snatch Game. I feel a little closer to me again.
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Whatever it is you need to sustain you in this broken, broken time, I truly hope you find it.
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Our bodies are not designed to absorb and process this much violence, loss, and grief.
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