Monthly Archives: September 2015


Twitter is the best for me

I get my news

One two three. 
I don’t have to wait

For evenings at seven

Or six or ten

Or, God forbid, eleven. 
I pick up my iPhone

It’s simple you see

No straining with newsprint

No waste, no fees. 
No cost whatsoever 

To get my news fast

Why wait for a reporter

To send out a blast. 
I want to know now.  

No patience have I 

To read lengthy stories

To strain my old eyes. 
I pick up my phone

I click on my app

Getting my headlines

Is really a snap. 
I get quite enough

Of news that I need

I don’t have to wade through 

Dribble you see. 
I don’t want opinion

Or spin on a story

Give me the facts

Not allegory. 
I’ll take my news

Dumbed down with ease

I just want your tweet

140 words please. 

An Open Letter to Ann Coulter

I couldn’t have said this better!!

The World of Special Olympics

image John Franklin Stephens

The following is a guest post in the form of an open letter from Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter after this tweet during last night’s Presidential debate.

Dear Ann Coulter,

Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow.  So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?

I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow.  I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you.  In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.

I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied…

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