Anyway. I'm making mesquite tuna burgers to grill this weekend. So that's my evening.

So if you need help doing pretty much anything, crafting language, editing something. I'm here. I will always help if I can.

But I am also, once again, feeling so lonely, because I am always out of step with what everyone else is experiencing.

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But since I already went through the whole emotional processing thing, years ago, I am not doing so now. Which is leaving me one of the more functional individuals in any of my circles. So there is that.

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So, like, Trump said he would affect this happening while campaigning and when he got elected then every action he took lead to it. I did my mourning in 2016 and 2017, because this was the logical outcome. I don't know. Maybe an ADHD 2e thing: looking at the world 15 steps ahead all the time. I feel like I have spent the last 6 years just waiting for the thing to happen so that everyone would finally catch up with my outrage.

God I hate Facebook.
But also this is the type of work I do on Facebook.
So I can't just leave.

I'ma post activist and politics stuff on the bird site
This site is for updates about my cat
Who would not stop yowling until I gave her some lettuce

Hey if you are a tabletop gamer, say hi to @boomzilla73. He is new to Mastodon and extremely kind and would probably really enjoy saying hi to some folx.

Anybody got recs where I could get some sweet Marsha P swag that directly benefits Black trans folx or a Black trans artist? TIA

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Had to take the bus into town today, and wore a kilt. Some Delores decided to take issue; which sadly I'm used to. "Why are you wearing a skirt?!" and so on. As I said, used to it (and big scary white dude, so I have some privilege to wield), so I'm calmly addressing it with her

But then she said "well how am I supposed to explain that to my kid?!", and friends, I didn't have to say a thing, because the most awesome Black lady jumped in. She turned to her kid (I'd guess roughly 13 years old) and said "hey, why is he allowed to wear a skirt?"

Kid: "he's grown enough to wear whatever the fuck he wants"

Mom: "see?! Ain't hard ma'am"

Delores huffed but that was pretty much the end 🤣

Eugenics reference 

Looking for and believing there are patterns in things that are coincidence and confirmation bias at best.

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Eugenics reference 

The more I remember/think about the things my mom told me when I was a kid, the more I realize she basically believed in Nazi-level eugenics straight through into the 21st century.

Don't worry she is dead now. Though in life she was a healthcare worker so that is straight up terrifying.

She also believed in virtually every conspiracy theory so it sort of makes me wonder whether eugenics is a similar version of magical thinking for white people.

The last time there was massive wealth inequality in the western world, it was nicknamed "The Gilded Age"

I wonder what history will nickname our times. I hope it's spicy.

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Every day I see something that makes me realize just how ingrained eugenics is in our society. I used to think it was something I'd need to worry about in a GATTICA-like dystopia, but no - it's happening here and now, and you don't really notice until you know the reality of it.

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musk, transphobia, buying twitter, timeline 

Catch me if I'm wrong, but here's the timeline on Musk buying Twitter *plus* the transphobia stuff so far:
- Musk's kid comes out as trans to family it seems? (backporting that info)
- Musk complains: pronoun use is annoying
- Grimes tries to get a public apology
- Musk doesn't apologize, starts posting more stuff in that category
- Grimes starts dating *Chelsea Manning*
- Musk ups the amount of transphobic content
- Babylon bee kicked off Twitter for transphobic article, Musk says later this is what convinced him to buy Twitter
- Musk starts musing out loud on the internet that he should buy twitter for "free speech" reasons
- Musk buys a bunch more stake in Twitter, more or less makes a public offer on this over Twitter itself
- Twitter board initially pushes back on the idea
- Musk starts demeaning the board and high-level Twitter employees very publicly on Twitter while increasing his brag about how he can fix everything
- Twitter board reverses course: you know what, let's take all that money
- Musk formally makes the offer
- Musk talks more about how he's going to fix all the spam, bots, etc *while* also absolutely free speech, everything is allowed filter mechanism unclear
- Starts backpedaling: well, he can't buy it unless certain positions are upheld, starts complaining about fake users
- He already signed it though, poison pill clause means he may be on the hook to pay even if he tries to back out
- A lot more waffling on whether or not Twitter is being forthcoming about information not required ahead of time it seems?
And then in about one day:
- Outing (in a crappy article) about Musk's kid being trans
- Twitter signs deal to sell to Musk
- Musk lays off Tesla employees for vague reasons related to the economy

Did I get that timeline right?

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A benefit of growing up in an environment where you're constantly being reminded that your entire world could collapse at any time is that when it actually does collapse, you're just like "oh, that"

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i have been informed that several individuals on here are homosexual, and i want to make one thing clear:
keep it up, good job

Cat heard me eating Doritos and came racing in from the other room.

Disability/Inclusive Language Question 

Okay asking around since the National Center on Disability and Journalism Guide doesn't say anything about it:

Is "deafen" a phrase to avoid? There are two possible uses I can think of:

"that sound was deafening" to indicate a sound literally so loud it could cause hearing loss


"the silence/response was deafening" to indicate an awkward moment or lack of enthusiasm causing nobody to respond

Is there consensus about this?

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