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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure
Author Foucault for Beginners documentary comic. Former lit prof, now RETIRED lawyer. Seeing too much complexity in this messy life & messy world. 🚫Trump
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 21
The only thing I don't understand, and maybe I missed it, is do the Dems need any votes from GOP legislators, or is it that a certain number of legislators have to be present? Or something else, like the optics of one-party rule!
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 21
Replying to @ewfoxjr @NautilusMag
And if they thought about it, they probably would have slowed down.
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 21
Replying to @NautilusMag
Really? This is phrased to be anxiety-producing, negating the "cheer up" message. why head into the "there's something wrong with you" lane of journalism? And there are a huge number of jobs where creativity is not the focus and may be actively discouraged.
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 21
Agreed, this case is a ludicrous outlier, and Batson only one of a hundred problems. This is a facepalm case and they have to rule, but they have making new law in those cases.
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 21
Is Gentleman Jack presenting?
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 20
Replying to @nberlat
Maybe? Have you followed any of his races to not be the President before?
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 20
Obviously Biden is not Boston, But Boston on busing was awful, violent, and nearly as bad as Dixie. Or really White Boston was nearly as bad as the White South.
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 20
Yep, but businesses have to deal with that at their own risk. I don't care about that as any kind of injustice, businesses can protect themselves.
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 20
But remember I am old. Sometimes things change.
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 20
And yet law reviews at least used to prohibit their use.
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 20
Replying to @pptsapper @kairyssdal
No people killed in a downed drone, probably someone killed for the lack of an Oxford comma, somewhere, sometime.
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 20
Replying to @drrjkavanagh
As Justice Holmes might have better said "250 years of a failed experiment is enough." [to be clear, that's a fake quote]
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 20
Replying to @drrjkavanagh
that the main effect of the penitentiary was to drive men mad. Then the Quakers turned against it, and are against it to this day. (Truth is some turned against it quicker than others.) But some 250 years later, the results of this experiment have not changed, time to stop!
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 20
Replying to @drrjkavanagh
My mother taught me in the 70's that solitary confinement was brought to the U.S. by the Quakers at the end of the 18th century, to be more humane than other prisons, and provide prisoners the time for self-examination to repent (this a penitentiary). But they found instead 1/2
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 20
Replying to @KevinMKruse
While Jesse Helms, entering the Senate in 1973, had already switched to the GOP. (He doesn't come up in these discussions bc he wasn't by nature an across the aisle guy.) If any of the others had first entered the Senate in the 70s, they would have been GOP for life.
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 20
Replying to @igorbobic @lpolgreen
Let Judge(ish) Roy Moore run as a 3rd party candidate! I'm thoroughly in favor of that.
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 19
Replying to @studentactivism
God, I also forgot that Strom lived that damn long.
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 19
Replying to @NumbersMuncher
Who on earth would not say "repeat this sequence four more times"? I can't believe this is real. Literally. I feel someone is lying, and created a shallow fake.
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 19
Replying to @McKayMSmith
He was inevitably found out and sent to a camp himself. How unimaginably brave that was. Makes me year up now. No one had to go along with it, but so few did not. 2/2
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Lydia Alix Fillingham, PhD, JD the obscure Jun 19
Replying to @McKayMSmith
The first survivor I met was in the Unitarian church I grew up in and felt so at home in. He was a German named Karl Marx (I know!) who wasn't Jewish. He was an engineer in an armament factory who after learning of the camps altered the plans for big guns so they malfunctioned 1/
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