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I picture ALM folks as alien (as in, unearthly) culture deniers in debate with their scientists, insisting, "We've seen all Earth's important documents, their political and religious testaments, and clearly, all lives matter," while the scientists are saying, "...but the data - all the evidence - shows that only rich white lives matter."

Paul Berge

A cousin of mine reposted a tweet today noting that the people who don't think "All lives matter" erases Black people are the same people who get all upset that "Happy Holidays" somehow erases "Merry Christmas."

Best wishes on your surgery. Will see you in Kenosha!


Good luck and good healing. I will keep good thoughts going your way until we hear from you again.

Dave from Philadelphia

MaggieZ said exactly what I planned to say. Hope all goes well Mike.


Best of luck on the surgery - lots of good thoughts going with you. Oh, and when i saw that link for Moby Dick, i said, "I bet it goes to the Sheldon strip." And i was right.

Mark Jackson

Best wishes for successful surgery and a rapid recovery, Mike.

Mary McNeil

What Maggie Z. said.

gilda blackmore

Best wishes from Canada.

Mike Peterson

Thanks, all. Kenosha looks to be a little soon, but you never know. I'd love to be in shape to make the trip and if you aren't medically unable to travel, you definitely should!


Hope the surgery goes well and you are back with us soon!

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