escape (or, tpaw made me cry)

this is what i want to escape.

here is how i’m trying to do it. (johnny weir, what would i do without you and lady gaga?! you so got robbed last night. i’m sorry.)

in the meantime, y’all are so sweet regarding my not-so-thoughtful and ranty post of a few days ago. hopefully, over the weekend, i will pony up some energy and write something interesting and well-constructed once again. stay tuned.

in the meantime, if anyone at all wants to be in solidarity with those in Minnesota who risk losing their health care (GAMC), please join me tomorrow at 2:00 pm in front of the Governor’s Mansion in St Paul.

PS: Here’s an interesting tidbit about the state of the GOP today.
PPS: text from that vigil i was talking about. you know, the one that didn’t help anything. [edit: i think i meant: “the one that didn’t help anything.” meaning, intentionally/ironically quoting the crazy mean woman from the other night. thanks to atom for the kind and encouraging words!]
PPPS: also, thank god for my cat and for B, who fielded my crazies this morning.

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2 Comments on “escape (or, tpaw made me cry)”

  1. atom says:

    Alison- I’m beyond thankful for your commitment to the campaign to save GAMC, and how hard you’ve worked to help protect people living in poverty and crisis.

    I want to push back a little on this part of your post:

    PPS: text from that vigil i was talking about. you know, the one that didn’t help anything.

    That’s not fair to you, your work, or the outcome from the vigil itself. Hundreds of people, and dozens of legislators had to walk right by you and the other people who were holding vigil. You and others proved to be a reminder of the high expectations we place on our legislators – that we need them to be brave and put the needs of the community first.

    A 129 to 9 vote is huge. No one person, event, or action is fully responsible for that outcome (just as no one person, event, or action was fully responsible for the Governor’s veto), but there’s no question the vigil helped. It all helped.

    And this isn’t over. Public policy often moves slowly, but if we keep working and stay focused and energized, I know we can get ther. I’ve said it before – together, we can save GAMC.

  2. […] week about the whole action vs. language thing that first i, then morgan and leslie, and finally atom weighed in upon. all three have really interesting, thoughtful, heartfelt responses to things that […]


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