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Todd Vierling
"I'm normal. Everyone else is insane." (Me, age 11)
"I'm normal. Everyone else is insane." (Me, age 11)
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Final memorial site is now live, with link-annotated obit.
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(On humility and selflessness)

Do things to make changes for good in the world. History may not remember your name, but it will remember your contributions.
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When a defense is going for the "reasonable doubt" standard, you know they are on very shaky footing. That's essentially the very last resort of criminal defense.
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There are ways around WaPo's paywall but I opted for a real subscription instead.

I consider it a campaign contribution at this point — a campaign, that is, for some kind of sanity.
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It's telling when the first reaction you get from seeing +The Onion's politics section is to wonder whether they have changed from a satire to true news publication.

And then have the urge to cry a little instead of chuckle.
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So not only are they still planning on detaining more minors, but they're wanting to siphon HIV treatment money (the Ryan White fund) into the program.

You know what? Fuck "civility." If you voted for Trump, expect my boot up your ass. This is a DIRECT attack on both my extended gay family AND my friends' immigrant families.
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Of course, the administration already knew this would happen to begin with, but this is what happens when you don't work out at least some details up front.

In particular, the definition of the word "denuclearization". Trump's regime thinks this means "DPRK disarms, nothing else happens." DPRK regime thinks this means "DPRK and ROK simultaneously disarm," meaning all weapons out of South Korea too.
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Never forget that this administration is willing to hold thousands of very young children hostage to get a reactionary, xenophobic agenda passed.

Hostages.

That's the word no media is willing to use but is EXACTLY what these #ImmigrantChildren are.

*Terrorists* hold hostages.
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(On becoming complacent when oneself feels "safer")

Social progress is a continual fight. It does not end; it only varies in intensity.
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#Pride may be filled with corporations vying for your money (a good thing!) and have parades that can feel a little trite and unimportant.

But it IS important.

Two years ago, I wrote about my first Pride experience, and why I keep attending every year.
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