I Woke Up Before My Alarm This Morning, So I Look Forward To Crashing At The Most Inopportune Time Possible Today #BLESSED
|Amy Widdowson||Oct 13, 2020||1|
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Good morning, poppets! This week is nutty for me between work projects, captaining phone banks, and trying to remember to eat/drink water/go for walks outside, so Missives will likely be shorter and less rant-y, though now that I’ve typed that, let’s see where the wind takes me.
In a daring act of poking a narcissistic orange bear, Dr. Anthony Fauci criticized an ad put out by the president’s re-election campaign, saying that “they are, in effect, harassing me.” Now we wonder whether or not the incumbent staring at plummeting poll numbers in swing states (reminder: DO NOT LOOK AT POLLS. ONLY PHONE BANK) dares to fire the seemingly only competent person serving in this administration. Only time will tell…
Facebook will now ban Holocaust denial on the platform. Which is a reminder that it allowed it until now. But fun fact, that policy will not cover denial of other genocides, including the Rwandan and Armenian genocides. Coolcoolcoolcoolcoolcoolcool…
We’re on day 2 of a rushed confirmation hearing to confirm someone who’s only been a judge since 2017 and who was a member of a “right to life” organization that promoted a crisis pregnancy center that misled women about their reproductive options, a hearing overseen by a US senator who refused to take a COVID test to debate his opponent (donate to Jaime Harrison!) but can still be sitting in an indoors hearing for all hours of the day without a mask, and I CANNOT EVEN WITH ANYTHING ANYMORE.
So a woman went into labor on the first day of her bar exam, gave birth to her kid, and then FINISHED THE BAR EXAM FROM THE HOSPITAL. My mum shared this on the family group text, and then told us how, while a nurse was showing her how to nurse me after I was born, her assistant came into the hospital room with papers for my Mum to review and sign. Just… wow.
And finally, my Mum also sent “Want to Relax? Try Yoga” to me as a reminder that, when I don’t do yoga, my life is a lot harder for me and, I imagine, the people I interact with. So I wanted to share it with you.
What’s your voting plan? When are you joining me at the phone bank? Be kind to yourself and democracy and let’s do the work, ok?