Anglo-Irish-US poet and editor. Inker, thinker, er, comma tinkerer. Poetry teacher at the Cancer Support Community. Book: Thistle Field Fence, July 2021.

Delaware USA
Joined November 2008
Wyvern: Mythical dragon-like creature with wings. Microwyvern: mythical oven-like creature with pings. I think this is still my best tweet.
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45% of Rs in Congress when T became pres have left/plan retirement. Rs are worried for their safety if they cross him. “But if Trump is permitted to hand…control over t machinery of our elections to his loyalists, today’s ‘crazy’ is going to look quaint.” heathercoxrichardson.substac…
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“Although raising the debt ceiling will cover only measures for which Congress has already appropriated the money…& although Republicans added $7.8T to the debt during Trump’s term, Rs now say they will not help to raise the ceiling & that the Democrats must do it on their own.”
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“Congress needs to fund t gvt, which will run out of money on Fri after an earlier agreement w/Rs…If [debt] ceiling is not raised, t country will default on its debt for 1st time in history, which will do profound damage to t economy & our international standing.”—@HC_Richardson
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If you're seeing that Omicron is from South Africa, this might help.
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M✍🏼ggie Rowe retweeted
They gathered in a pub in Yorkshire, England, on Friday to listen to an Oasis tribute band. Then the snow came. After a weekend stuck at the remote inn, most customers finally headed home on Monday, but not before discussing a reunion next year. nyti.ms/32JVa43
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M✍🏼ggie Rowe retweeted
Lovely #Langland
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It is important that we understand the cause of our current #inflation. Don't fall for the lies being pushed by elected officials who are doing the bidding of large campaign donors. The sooner we know the truth, the sooner we can fight back collectively & get costs in check.
NEW: Inflation is being blamed on workers and government spending. The real culprit? Corporate greed. In our new episode of The Class Room we dug into financial reports to investigate the REAL reason prices are going up. Hint: corporate profits have never been higher.
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The legal invasion here in co-opting a person’s uterus is, in my opinion, no different from forcing a person to give up a kidney or piece of their liver in service to another, & jailing anyone who refuses. The rich won’t suffer. #RoevWade@guardiantheguardian.com/us-news/2021…
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“When somebody contracts such severe COVID that they need a lung transplant & they got it refusing to get a vaccine, it's a really ethical dilemma. How can they…take a lung away from somebody who's sick [but got vaccinated, etc]?” npr.org/2021/11/28/105898822… npr.org/2021/11/28/105898822…
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(The father in this picture was unable to get vaccinated before contracting Covid because of vaccine age restrictions in his state last spring.)
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M✍🏼ggie Rowe retweeted
I would like to say this photograph taken about an hour ago shows the calm after the storm but the storm is yet to come...hold on to your hats if you are down for the Frost Fayre tomorrow.
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If you’re asked, “Have I answered all your questions?” say “yes” so that the call will actually count for the cust service rep on the other end of the line and their stats won’t fall so low they get fired. Customer service agents are mostly caretaking or rural or disabled women:
"8 out of 10 calls, they’re angry & they’re cursing by the time they get to you. Usually it’s the men who make it personal. That’s why I coined the term AngryWhiteManistan. ‘I have another resident of AngryWhiteManistan here.’" propub.li/3DEsIOl
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Some of the trees of small, white, freestone peaches (genetically different from modern cultivars) survived deliberate US gvt destruction in remote canyons, & still provide food to t Navajo Nation. Navajo peach trees are apparently more drought tolerant than commercial varieties.
Searching for the precious trees has become Reagan Wytsalucy’s calling. atlasobscura.com/articles/na…
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“Be proactive, not reactive!”Dr. Campbell urges Dr. Fauci to advise US to cancel flights from Southern Africa, as other countries are doing, to slow spread of (highly contagious, immune escape) #Omicron covid variant &give us a month to prepare. @NIAIDNews invidious.fdn.fr/oxlYyZ08cEg
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