I'm taking the rest of the day off.

It's the policing of my parenting during a pandemic that has pushed me over the fucking edge.

The closest playground to my house is blocked off by caution tape by local police.

I am not a cruel mother for wanting to keep my children alive.
Also, dear god, some of you white women moms are fucking intolerable. Jesus Christ do you even have friends
I mean how do you even circulate in society with your fucking judgement

Perfectionism is a tool of oppression and goddamn do you know how to wield it with impunity
And also: the next time someone does this I am putting you on blast.

You've been warned.

Also, I will steal your Michael's card and humiliate your holiday home decor and your fucking scented candles.

I will insult your fake pumpkin centerpiece displays.

I will steal your stick figure window magnets and set them on fire.
And when your priceless daughter insults mine for having glasses or says boys can't marry boys or bullies a Black child for half a year without any discipline, we'll talk about who's the better mother.


(damn that felt good)

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23 Nov
One of the folks harassing me today posted the cropped header for this and tweeted that I hadn’t made any contributions this year to get Dems elected OH MY GOD.

I raised like tens of thousands for down ballot races including for Jaime Harrison and Amy McGrath and my own? ⬇️ Image
Like I can’t do anything but laugh at this point.

Thanks for all traffic to my website tho and reposts of my bio and client list and everything.

I’m sure all the activism I’ve been engaged in for 30 years is meaningless because I was a lawyer and once coached an exec at Goldman
And mobilizing the largest single issue global protest during the trump administration counts for shit, I know— those 800 cities & hundreds of thousands of people in the streets against US concentration camps that started right here on this feed.

Yep. I’m a fraud. You caught me.
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A sampling of what I got today from that certain faction of the far left that I asked to put a pause on attacking rumors about Biden’s cabinet until after we win Georgia. Image
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I am just gonna sit here like this all afternoon at my timeline.
I can’t. I am so done.
Oh God, you retweeted words in my bio! I am SO OWNED.
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22 Nov
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Want to get pregnant some day? You need the veins that flow to your uterus to be undamaged.

Want to impregnant someone? You need adequate blood flow to your penis.

Permanent disability is real. STAY HOME.
Also, it goes without saying that if you expect to enjoy sex for the rest of your life, you need working veins and arteries.

Otherwise, bye bye pleasure.
*impregnate, obvs*
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Michigan’s 2020 election was secure, transparent, and the results are an accurate reflection of the will of the people.

Michigan had record turnout of 5.5 million voters, including 3.3 million absentee votes.

Biden won Michigan by over 150,000 votes
This election has been one of the most scrutinized elections in Michigan and across the country.

If there was any actual evidence of widespread fraud it would have been uncovered by now.
There is NO evidence of votes being improperly cast or counted.

There is NO evidence of widespread irregularities or fraud.
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