Quoted A tweet by Ivanka Trump (Twitter)

Today, we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” -MLK, Jr. #MLKDay pic.twitter.com/BiKpvRhCop

OK cool but there are a ton of kids in ICE detention centers who were put there by your dad who would probably like a word about those meals and culture and stuff.
Quoted A tweet by unfiltered blind tweets (Twitter)

From the inbox. Blind people are comfortable living with their family, not making anything of themselves. it’s probably because most disability systems make it hard to climb out of the holes they put you in. also blind people are taught to be lazy. Being lazy is easy. Stop that.

I know it’s amazingly satisfying to a lot of people in the blind community to distinguish themselves from the unwashed blind masses by patting themselves on the back for not living with their parents.

But I’m thinking that, with damn near everyone in this country getting knocked ass over teakettle when it comes to their jobs and living situations maybe a tiny bit of humility is in order. Every person now congratulating themselves for being better than those living with their parents could be out on their asses with very little notice.

Quoted A tweet by Brian Grellmann (Twitter)

86% of disabled people will spend more money to use a website that is accessible because they appreciate the effort – PwD are more loyal and will pay more. The click away cost is high!

Says @USA2DAY & @pa79smyth @AbilityNet @BarclaysAccess @techsharepro #TechSharepro2020

I’m spooling this thread because it’s going to take way more than 280 characters to respond.

People with disabilities don’t spend more to use accessible sites out of the goodness of our hearts. We pick the accessible site first, and then deal with any possible price increase, because it’s either that or we can’t buy the product.

The implication here seems to be that sites should be accessible because the willingness of people with disabilities to put up with spending more money to use an accessible website means an easy way for businesses to make higher profits.

Web accessibility isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. It’s the right thing to do. I’m all for a business case, but this is akin to some sort of passive income scheme, and really, it’s sick.

Quoted A tweet by Sean Hannity (Twitter)

REPORT: 13,000+ Felons Could Vote in Florida After LeBron James, Bloomberg Paid Fines, Legal Fees https://hann.it/3eivblQ

Stuff like this is why people believe Republicans are assholes Sean. Given all the shit that can get you a felony conviction in this country, you really think, or are at least willing to pretend you think, that paying fines so felons who have paid their debt to society can resume voting is bad? Redemption is only for certain people? Don’t let them vote, but for the love of God don’t cancel them isn’t the saintly moral position you think it is.
Quoted A tweet by Keith Olbermann (Twitter)

Just logged back in: I apologize for my previous subtweet of this. I was using an old 70’s-80’s technique for calling somebody a c*** without writing/saying c***, just using a sound-alike to call Trump a c***

Deleting previous, largely because this one clarifies the c*** part https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1323612549040975873

Na my dude, you’re done. The only way this comes remotely close to working is if we’re talking about how a screen reader pronounces Kunta Kinte. Spoiler alert: That’s not even a factor. And by “remotely close to working”, I mean we consciously suspend disbelief and consciously allocate some manufactured doubt so we can then give the benefit of said manufactured doubt. Spoiler alert: This is not happening. So do yourself a favor and quit digging.
Quoted A tweet by Horny Facts™ (Twitter)

Being kissed while you’re asleep is one of the most purest forms of love.

Quoted Patrick Chovanec on Twitter by Patrick Chovanec (Twitter)

“While it’s true that we don’t elect presidents to be moral paragons, we don’t elect them to be moral catastrophes either.”

Quoted A Tweet from Mike Monteiro by Mike Monteiro (Twitter)

Be the people your dogs already think you are.”

This isn’t the entire tweet, but this is the part that stuck with me because I love dogs and I think most of the time dogs are way better than people. I think this belongs on a t-shirt.
Quoted Donnasaurus Fox on Twitter by Donnasaurus Fox (Twitter)

“Intent is all very nice and fine but it is not the be all end all of what happened. Just because you didn’t intend to be a shitlord doesn’t mean you weren’t a shitlord. I’ll accept it occasionally as a mitigating factor but in the end, you’re still a shitlord.”

Quoted Stella on Twitter (Twitter)

“SMH to all you people getting on "Meet the blind month" like it's offensive. Some of you are women, some of you are people of colour, some of you have autism/fall on the autism spectrum, some of you are LGBT… You get publicity already but you don't complain about that. Shut up.”

I needed more than 280 characters to handle this. No, I will not shut up. I am not guilted by my synagogue into publicly practicing my faith for curious Christians. In the WordPress community I am treated as an equal and if people have questions about my blindness they work to build and maintain a relationship with me first. LGBTQ people don’t ask other LGBTQ people to publicly perform for straight people, let alone guilt them into it. People on the autism spectrum are still fighting to be recognized as equals and they sure as hell aren’t guilting each other into publicly performing for the rest of us. If you want to play the Meet The Blind game have at it, but telling the rest of us to shut up and remain silent because you don’t want to deal with the fact that we’re actually deeply offended by this is about ten steps too damn far.