"It doesn't represent me at all . . . I love my mom to death, but boy . . . I'm still trying to wrap my head around all this." pilotonline.com/news/nation-wo…
Oct 6, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
You know how I know Dr. Ford is telling the truth when she says she knows with absolute certainty that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her? Because when you know your assailant, it's impossible to be mistaken, and it's impossible to forget.
I wrote this two years ago, 11 years after my rape, because a sexual assaulter had just gotten elected president. There's no poetic licence here. The details I recount here will be as vivid to me when I'm 90 as they are now and were then. medium.com/@cFidd/rape-cu…
Oct 5, 2018 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
Collins is a yes. Behold my shocked face.
Christ almighty Collins we get it you're voting yes stop wasting our time with this garbage speech
Oct 5, 2018 • 12 tweets • 5 min read
So I saw a lot of #takes about how this reads like something an abuser says after hurting you and I thought they might have been hyperbolic but nope. wsj.com/articles/i-am-…
I'm very lucky in that I've only been in one abusive relationship, and WOW does this piece remind me of his "apologies."
Screaming at me for hours? He's sorry he had to do that but I should have called him back sooner. wsj.com/articles/i-am-…
Sep 28, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Talk is cheap. Sen. Flake's call for an FBI investigation was literally meaningless.
McConnell won't delay. Trump won't call for an FBI investigation, no matter how cursory. And I have a hard time believing Flake will grow enough of a spine to vote no on Tuesday.
Sep 28, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
The thing I keep coming back to is that, for a white man so assured of his innocence and desperate to clear his name, Kavanaugh seems incongruously resistant to the witnesses, testimony, and investigation necessary to actually do so.
I can't stop thinking about this moment with @DickDurbin, when Kavanaugh refused to say under oath -- was desperate to AVOID saying, seemingly -- that he wanted the FBI to investigate the charges against him. splinternews.com/dick-durbin-fi…
Sep 27, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
I love my mom so much
(I've rarely heard my mom curse in person, much less in writing)
Sep 27, 2018 • 55 tweets • 14 min read
Oh good Grassley is blaming Democrats for something else now
SURPRISE OPENING STATEMENT
Sep 27, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Their faces should be on posters so other students at their schools can be warned about what conduct these folks apparently find acceptable
I say this as someone who's been proposed to twice. It's a special, intimate moment that doesn't need an audience. It's about the two of you and the amazing step you're taking together.
Courtesy of @donnermaps (who you should definitely follow if you're not already), a breakdown of Republican women running for the U.S. House vs. Democratic women -- incumbents, challengers, open seats.
The disparity is ... striking. Republican women House candidates (incumbents/challengers/open seats):
Sep 7, 2018 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
Related: North Carolina Republicans want screw up this board via a constitutional amendment ballot measure in November
Looks like incumbent GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz won his primary with less than 65% of the vote. Even the Republicans in his own district know what a terrible human he is.
(This meeting of the Matt Haetz Society is hereby called to order.)
Aug 28, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
My coworker just loaned me her Mynt shiatsu massager pillow for my inexplicably sore back and I think I'm in love
Trying to work up the nerve to ask the Mynt pillow out for a drink tomorrow night
Aug 27, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Super classy begrudgingly worded announcement of honors to be observed upon the passing of a sitting U.S. senator
"Despite the fact that I thought he was the absolute worst" was probably in the first draft of this statement