Like many of you, I have been keeping up with the activity at the Madison, Wisconsin capitol. Whilst I have been sympathetic to the folks bivouacking there, it got very personal to me a little while ago.
A Kossack, her name to be not reported here, sent me a Happy Birthday email complete with a picture of her in the rotunda! This person and I go back several years, only online and always platonic, but I love her very much in a political way this evening.
She is a fine example of what this community represents. I almost always back off from political posts, because others do it much better than I could hope to try.
UPDATE: a fellow Kossack, and a dear, close friend of mine for decades in flat on his back with a bloodclot from his knee to his groin. He is in dire health, but we talked and it looks like that he will recover. Please give a thought about my friend Kevin, known here as Justasabeverage. He will turn 52 on Friday, way too young for such a serious condition.
State Senator Glenn Grothman (R) has called the folks who came to stay in the State Capitol "slobs". I maintain that he is the one that is not using proper decorum, and his attitude is quite usual for the extreme right wing. HE is the slob, not our friend.
I do not have a whole lot more to say, except to reiterate that she puts her presence where it is required. I cherish her not only for our friendship, but also for her convictions.
If she chooses to reveal herself, then fine. If not, I have not betrayed our confidence since I never mentioned anything about her except her gender and her political activities, with no personally identifiable information.
I just wanted to point out that many in this community are not like me. Some of us actually take action, and I respect her very much for that. We all could take a lesson from her.
Please, if she reveals who she is, shower her with tips and recommendations. Thanks!