For most of my adult life, I find my thoughts drifting to you anytime racial unrest is in the news. Like I was just thinking about you in July during the fiftieth anniversary of the race riots/rebellion in Detroit, as I do every July. I guess as a mixed person I should use both frames of reference, though I tend to prefer the latter over the former. It has nothing to do with preferring my black half. Both halves relish necessary rebellion equally.
I’m still suffering from Post Election 2016 Stress Disorder compounding my President Trump Stress Disorder and my usual PTSD, so I’ve been trying to ignore the recent candidacy announcements. I mean, who wants to think about voting in 2018 already? Okay, so maybe I had a hard time ignoring former DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew’s announcement that she was running for governor, and I’m trying hard to ignore the latest example of why Mayhew might not be chief executive material.
I’ve spent the week composing alternate posts in my head to avoid saying what I am about to say. I’ve got one about being glad Senator Collins recently received a standing ovation at the airport in Bangor after her courageous stance against the Senate’s attempt to repeal parts of the ACA. She deserved the accolades. In my last post acknowledging her heroism, I apologized to Collins literarily for ever thinking she was a political meh.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".