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Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:20 PM

Is everybody here in as shitty a mood this week

as I am?

I'm pissed and I'm in mourning.

Good thing my husband is gone this week and I can hunker at home till I readjust my attitude.

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Reply Is everybody here in as shitty a mood this week (Original post)
cilla4progress Jan 2017 OP
madaboutharry Jan 2017 #1
Dawgman49 Jan 2017 #41
lovemydog Jan 2017 #74
bdamomma Jan 2017 #88
get the red out Jan 2017 #2
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 2017 #29
lovemydog Jan 2017 #76
hrmjustin Jan 2017 #3
guillaumeb Jan 2017 #4
progressoid Jan 2017 #5
Silver Gaia Jan 2017 #54
kimbutgar Jan 2017 #6
Hoyt Jan 2017 #7
calguy Jan 2017 #8
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #9
calguy Jan 2017 #50
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #62
lovemydog Jan 2017 #79
bdamomma Jan 2017 #92
KingCharlemagne Jan 2017 #11
calguy Jan 2017 #14
KingCharlemagne Jan 2017 #17
calguy Jan 2017 #24
KingCharlemagne Jan 2017 #25
Leghorn21 Jan 2017 #33
KingCharlemagne Jan 2017 #34
Leghorn21 Jan 2017 #38
calguy Jan 2017 #49
KingCharlemagne Jan 2017 #89
calguy Jan 2017 #104
Marengo Jan 2017 #37
KingCharlemagne Jan 2017 #42
Marengo Jan 2017 #63
KingCharlemagne Jan 2017 #85
m-lekktor Jan 2017 #103
martigras Jan 2017 #10
nancy1942 Jan 2017 #12
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cilla4progress Jan 2017 #13
lovemydog Jan 2017 #83
KingCharlemagne Jan 2017 #15
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #73
Deb Jan 2017 #16
MoonRiver Jan 2017 #18
KingCharlemagne Jan 2017 #26
MoonRiver Jan 2017 #97
Atman Jan 2017 #19
otohara Jan 2017 #20
Cha Jan 2017 #98
otohara Jan 2017 #99
TheBlackAdder Jan 2017 #21
KingCharlemagne Jan 2017 #36
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #65
Initech Jan 2017 #22
GliderGuider Jan 2017 #23
33taw Jan 2017 #64
GliderGuider Jan 2017 #70
bdamomma Jan 2017 #94
bdamomma Jan 2017 #90
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #27
lovemydog Jan 2017 #82
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #84
cwydro Jan 2017 #28
jonno99 Jan 2017 #30
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #32
jonno99 Jan 2017 #39
Pacifist Patriot Jan 2017 #31
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #35
Pacifist Patriot Jan 2017 #43
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #46
Pacifist Patriot Jan 2017 #47
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #48
Pacifist Patriot Jan 2017 #55
physioex Jan 2017 #40
thucythucy Jan 2017 #45
thucythucy Jan 2017 #44
Historic NY Jan 2017 #51
mnhtnbb Jan 2017 #52
Warpy Jan 2017 #53
calguy Jan 2017 #67
MissKat Jan 2017 #56
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #68
elmac Jan 2017 #57
Vinca Jan 2017 #58
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 2017 #59
CanonRay Jan 2017 #60
coco22 Jan 2017 #61
bdamomma Jan 2017 #91
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2017 #66
leftyladyfrommo Jan 2017 #69
OldRedneck Jan 2017 #71
lovemydog Jan 2017 #72
grantcart Jan 2017 #75
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #77
LeftInTX Jan 2017 #100
cilla4progress Jan 2017 #102
Ilsa Jan 2017 #78
BigDemVoter Jan 2017 #80
Glamrock Jan 2017 #81
theglammistress Jan 2017 #86
bdamomma Jan 2017 #96
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2017 #87
coco22 Jan 2017 #95
nini Jan 2017 #93
RKP5637 Jan 2017 #101
Jane Austin Jan 2017 #105

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:21 PM

1. I am grieving.

I feel very bereft.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:30 PM

41. Feels like it's been a year

Going to the DC March ... Will get some good energy there

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Response to Dawgman49 (Reply #41)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:12 PM

74. Good for you. Have fun there.

Welcome to DU. Let us know your experiences at the march in DC if you feel like sharing them.

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Response to Dawgman49 (Reply #41)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 09:50 PM

88. I went to DC during the Bush years

it was energizing THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!!!! It was amazing. You feel empowered.

Be careful carry your ACLU card too if your a member. And record everything.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:22 PM

2. Awful

I can't come out of my bad funk.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:12 PM

29. Right there with you.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:15 PM

76. Welcome to the bad funk club.

Last edited Wed Jan 18, 2017, 09:20 PM - Edit history (1)

I'm gonna have this funk for a loooooooong time. Pretty much always. So I get funky. Turn up the funk music.

Reminds me of something Johnny Cash once said. 'I was down so low the only two things that could help me was the lord and Betty Ford.'

Fortunately I don't need Betty Ford.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:23 PM

3. Last night I watched a documentary about Election Night and

I just got really angry. For some reason yesterday I was the most angry I have been since this happened.

The weather has been crappy in NYC and it matches the mood!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:24 PM

4. I will be at the Chicago march with some friends on Friday.

And the clouds just broke and it is sunny at this minute.

I hope/think that the Trump experience will motivate people to organize and resist. And as his deluded followers are inevitably disappointed by the Trump experience, perhaps they will also turn from him.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:24 PM

5. Just this week?

I've been in a shitty mood for the last 10 weeks. I don't expect it to get better in the near future.


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Response to progressoid (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:40 PM

54. Yes. Same with me and Mr. Gaia.

I don't see any light at the end of this tunnel, nor any silver linings anywhere, either. It's dismal.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:25 PM

6. Extremely sad and apprehensive for the future of our country

A madman who is a puppet is taking over the US and control of the nukes. He is a petty vindictive man child.

And he will go after his politicial enemies.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:39 PM

7. I'm ready to get the next four years over. I got emotionally and physically sick after 2004 election

Not going to let it happen again. I think we will survive, just like then. And, we got a great Prez after bush's run.

By god, I am going to make use of these 4 years to criticize GOPers and their buffoon Prez as often as I can.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:39 PM

8. Some in here need to lighten up on the depression attacks

Look, I'm as pissed about everything as anybody else is. But my personal day to day life?? I'm sorry, but donald trump does not have the power to make my life shitty any more than Hillary would have had the power to make my life wonderful. Our day to day happiness is in our own hands and we alone have the power to make it shitty or happy. I do NOT give the trumpster the power to make my life shitty. I can do that all on my own if I so choose. I intend to go on being the happy successful person I've always strived to be. I am a little depressed this week, but not because of trump. You see, I had knee replacement surgery 12 weeks ago and have been on disability from my job and getting free checks. Next week I have to return to work and have to actually do something again for the money that appears in my account every week. Now THAT'S depressing.
AS far as trump goes, I hate him as much as anyone could, but I refuse to let him make my life shitty.

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Response to calguy (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:44 PM

9. Well good for you (that you're not depressed daily by the thought of the incoming trump admin)

and sorry that you have to go back to working for your paychecks. Truly.

I have been managing to stay pretty balanced since 11/8, with highs and lows. It is important to keep some perspective personal / political-public life.

This week, as I say, has been terrifically sad and depressing anticipating the hurt that is going to be brought down on people and the planet by trump ascending to the position of leader of the free world.

That's all...

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:29 PM

50. Feel the way you have to about the political situation.....

but for God's sake don't let it ruin your entire life and rob you of some of your sanity.
As you said, keep everything in perspective. The first place to resist trump is by not allowing him the power to ruin your sanity. It's just not worth it.

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Response to calguy (Reply #50)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:55 PM

62. Thank you.

I think that is really good advice.

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Response to calguy (Reply #50)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:23 PM

79. +1

Agree. And welcome to DU, where you'll get differing opinions on pretty much everything. We can all be contrarian at different times!

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Response to calguy (Reply #50)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 10:22 PM

92. true

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Response to calguy (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:49 PM

11. AKA: White (male) privilege). As in, it's only a problem if it affects

 

me personally.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:52 PM

14. it only affects me personally.....

if I let it.
I'll still be doing everything I can to resist the trump tragedy at hand, but I simply REFUSE to let my life be shitty because of circumstances out of my control.

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Response to calguy (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:55 PM

17. Everything? Really? Going to prison, are you? - nt

 

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:04 PM

24. Crazy talk

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Response to calguy (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:04 PM

25. Says the newbie with 544 posts - nt

 

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:19 PM

33. The "newbie" has been a member here since 2013. Yourself?

No call for your nastiness.

Signed,

A newbie who has been hangin here since 2005

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #33)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:22 PM

34. My, aren't you precious? - nt

 

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:27 PM

38. "Well - my Mama says I'm precious...

- but she could be jivin me, too"

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:14 PM

49. Sorry I don't have 6,643 posts like you do

but I don't live here and feel the need to post 24/7.

As far as being a 'newbie', the first campaign I ever worked on was for George McGovern. It was also the first election I was able to vote in as well. When I turned 18, the voting age was still 21. Our generation changed that. I had to serve in the military for 3 years before I was able to vote. I didn't want to be in the military, but when I was 18 there was a draft going on, you may have heard of it. Our generation changed that too.

I've seen a hell of a lot of shit go down for a 'newbie' like myself.

Have a nice day, "King C"

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Response to calguy (Reply #49)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 09:50 PM

89. You've got me beat by 8 years. First election I voted in was Carter's in 1980. First

 

one I worked on (as a volunteer precinct walker) was Jesse Jackson's primary campaign in 1988. (I may have walked precincts for Dukakis in the GE, but I can't remember doing it, even though I liked Dukakis a lot.)

I don't post here 24/7 either. But I have been thinking about Hair Furor and how to respond almost non-stop since Nov. 9. I don't expect to stop any time soon, although circumstances may soon prevent me from posting here as often.

What's coming down the pike is going to make Ticky Dick look like a choir boy, I fear. (Just came out yesterday that Trump and his Junta are being advised by Blakcwater founder Erik Prince, who is advocating a return of the Phoenix Program!). We'll be damned lucky not to end up as a radioactive cinder heap.

The bravest of the brave during Vietnam in my opinion were not those who went abroad to evade tje draft, although that took courage, nor those who served, although that too required more courage thnn I have had before now. In my opinion, the bravest of the brave were those who went to prison rather than serve. You can dismiss that as 'crazy talk' if you want. Nelson Mandela was so 'crazy' he spent 27 years in prison.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #89)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 02:06 PM

104. What I referred to as "crazy talk"

was your rude and arrogant replies to my post. We're really on the same side here and there's no need to for that kind of animosity just because you may not agree with my opinion.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:27 PM

37. Are you going to prison?

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Response to Marengo (Reply #37)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:31 PM

42. I'm not foolish enough to discuss specific strategies and tactics

 

on an electronic discussion board, expecially one that was hacked on Election Day by the enemy. Loose lips sink ships.

Read my other responses on this thread, though (specifically Post #15), and you will see the direction in which my thoughts are headed.

Also, do note that Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in confinement on Robben Island, much of it in solitary. It would behoove members on this board to begin thinking more in those terms, methinks, and less in terms of liberal democratic norms.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:55 PM

63. You can answer without revealing specifics with yes or no. Allow me to rephrase the question...

Could whatever form of resistance you may be considering earn a prison sentence?

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Response to Marengo (Reply #63)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 09:42 PM

85. In Trumpland? Hell, yes. - nt

 

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Response to calguy (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 01:01 PM

103. People have the overwrought drama queen thing ramped up to high levels.nt

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:45 PM

10. Been angry and depressed since November

Listening to the idiots Rump wants in his cabinet is
just making it worse.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:49 PM

12. I am unable to function.

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Response to nancy1942 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:51 PM

13. I

hear you.

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Response to nancy1942 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 09:32 PM

83. You correctly typed a sentence - that's better than many.

Perhaps including the next president.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:52 PM

15. Dictators and totalitarians have a weak point. They rely on

 

the obedience of their subjects. Sustained resistance or disobedience tends to destabilize such regimes, maybe even more effectively than armed struggle. You want to attack dictators at their point of greatest weakness (which is not the armed constabulary, where dictatorial regimes hold an initial and substantial advantage). Their greatest weakness is their reliance on the obedience of their subjects.

If Trump is going to use tax dollars to discriminate against Muslims and or Latinos, why then we must all risk imprisonment or death to take up a policy of sustained tax resistance.

Will we? Time will tell. Time, though, to gum up the works and render Trumpland ungovernable.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:11 PM

73. Monkey

wrench!!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:54 PM

16. Hell no! I will never give in.

We were gifted with 8yrs of one of the best Presidential teams ever, I feel very privileged to have taken part in their elections.
I will not allow the likes of our new OJT employee in chief to spoil it. Looking forward to midterms.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:55 PM

18. Except for DU, I plan to avoid all news sources this week,

as I have been doing since 11/9, but even more stringently so.

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:06 PM

26. Dailykos.com is a good site too. - nt

 

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 08:46 AM

97. Yes it is.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:56 PM

19. I expect to be in a shitty mood for quite some time.

Maybe at least four years.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:56 PM

20. Depressed Plus Lost My Hearing In One Ear

 

I was in bed and reading Twitter a week prior to the election and it felt/sounded like a light bulb going off in my head and my hearing was gone. I have hearing aids now but the tinnitus is awful...everything I put in my mouth from meds to food sets it off.

Not much is cheering me up - not interested in watching late night comedy - because it's just not funny what happened and what is about to happen. The news is a no no - no effing way will I torment myself like during the Bush years.

I met Hillary in August and have a picture of her/me/my son - I teared up that day when I saw her out of joy and now I tear up out of sadness and anger...

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Response to otohara (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 08:57 AM

98. ..

Sorry about your hearing, otohara.. glad you have the memory and the pic of meeting Hillary with your son.

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Response to Cha (Reply #98)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 12:30 PM

99. Thanks Cha

 

Again....

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 04:57 PM

21. Nope. I'm more resolved than ever. For me, it's time to f*ck with the ratf*ckers.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:24 PM

36. +Infinity - nt

 

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:56 PM

65. I like

your style!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:02 PM

22. I will never watch any news network ever again.

I just can't bear the thought of that guy being called "president".

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:02 PM

23. Hell, I'm in Canada and I'm in a shitty mood.

 

I can barely work, I'm depressed and angry, sarcastic and deeply dark. I tend to take a global view of all things, but no matter what part or how much of the world I pay attention to, I see nothing but Trump-shit all over it for at least four years.

My mood is made even worse by my analysis of Putin's role in the clusterfuck. It makes me very afraid that you, and by extension the world, is in far worse trouble than even the angriest American realizes. And all of this is happening just as climate change is biting our ass ever harder, the EU is failing, and the global economy is teetering on the brink.

I frankly can't imagine what I'd feel like if I lived 100 miles due south over the border.

But at least I'm not suicidal - the "Martian anthropologist" part of me is gleeful that it's going to get to see how this clusterfuck plays out.

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:56 PM

64. I agree. This could be very bad for republicans. They have a horrible mess on their hands and it is.

All theirs.

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Response to 33taw (Reply #64)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:03 PM

70. You all have to live with the consequences. As does the world.

 

The fallout won't be limited to Republicans.

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Response to 33taw (Reply #64)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 10:28 PM

94. oh yes, they will go down too.

they have their own interests at heart, oops they don't have hearts.

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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 10:03 PM

90. Yes I'm an ex pat too

it's really affecting me Hate this freaking man. I think we better hold on to each other. This is going to be tough, I know my parents went through crap like WWII, but we were the good guys....that is why this is so disturbing. We have a nutcase and I keep on posting this Narcissistic Personality Disorder info. He is totally mentally unfit. If we keep on saying this maybe it will sink in.

One thing I would like to suggest is there is going to be a lot of stress and depression if anyone feels this way reach out to Mental Health Professional please. We have to take care of ourselves, even California Peggy here at DU said the same thing. But let's fight back silence is consent.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:07 PM

27. So, interesting views here that fall into 2 groups:

1 - I won't let Trump and everything he represents ruin my life on a daily, personal basis

2 - How can you not?, and maybe even, it should.


To be honest, I can hold both views simultaneously, and flip-flop back and forth (which is exhausting in itself).

Both views are valuable and have credit, I think. It IS important not to let Trump and his minions take control of our lives. If we have children, family, pets, friends, co-workers - they need and deserve our best, as do we, ourselves. And we need to retain the energy to keep up the fight.

At the same time, compassion and empathy demand we bear in mind our roles and responsibility in the world.

As is usually the case, for me the answer is found in balance. I spoke in the OP of how I feel this week. On and after 11/8, I was similarly deflated. This week I am again sick about the state of our country. I expect I will pick myself up - especially at the March on Saturday - dust myself off, and re-engage in the world, eventually.

For now I am going to mope and drown my sorrows. It is how I will move through this. I wish everyone the best in finding your way, as well.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 09:30 PM

82. Think globally. Act locally.

I know that's a bumper sticker phrase, and can be considered cliche. But I also feel that's our best way forward. Being good to the people closest to us. Helping improve our neighborhoods, our city councils etc.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #82)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 09:39 PM

84. Yep.

Good words.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:11 PM

28. Not because of the shitgibbon.

He'll never have that power over me.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:12 PM

30. We were made for these times -

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Response to jonno99 (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:18 PM

32. Just read that and was all in...

except I'm a humanist and when it comes to the "One," I fall off.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #32)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:28 PM

39. Here's hoping - for better days...

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:15 PM

31. Oddly, this has been an exceptionally bad week all the way around.

It's been frustrating, annoying, and stressful.

My life has four major compartments.

My paying job - terminated an unstable individual on Friday who is a gun nut and financially teetering on the edge.
My volunteer role as the president of a non-profit organization - implementing a radical shift in HR policies and procedures.
My family - teenagers.
My ministry - I still have my toe dipped in as a community minister with the UUs, so an odd wedding here and there and I preach on occasion when a congregation has a vacancy in the pulpit.

In three of the four areas, it has been about 5-6 straight days of putting out fires, mediating disputes, and dealing with crap interfering with just getting stuff done as usual. And a lot of people around me are reporting feeling the same way!

Until you said something, I didn't connect the unusually high anxiety level in general with Friday's shit show. I bet they are subconsciously related.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:23 PM

35. Cool! I'm a UU

(humanist / pagan / atheist) too!

If not for your post I would think staying busy is the key. It is usually very helpful to me. But something in me, along with being pretty much housebound due to the weather, is leading me towards not stuffing it away and covering it up, but dealing with it by going through it and facing it head on.

I have avoided cable news in large part since 11/8 and that's been healthy for me.

This is like looking at an animal that's been hit by a car. Normally I just hide my eyes and continue in my bubble. I may be sorry, but this time I am going to watch, at least until Friday. I refuse to watch that hideous excuse of a human assume the mantle of a dignified, historic position. It's a travesty. I believe history will right this wrong. It just can't come soon enough.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #35)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:33 PM

43. I honestly can't remember the last time I watched cable news.

It's been all WaPo, NYT, BBC, and other print sources for me. I'll stay informed, but only if I can read it and not have some bobble head spin it for me. I can barely watch Alec Baldwin do an impersonation. Cannot stomach for 5 seconds the guy he's impersonating. If I turn my tv off of Amazon, Netflix, or HBO Go I might accidentally hear his voice. I can't take the risk.

After this past week I'm starting to think that staying busy is killing me. Looking forward to going over to Orlando with my sister for a rock concert on Saturday evening is sustaining me at the moment. For 24 hours the twins will be hiding from husbands, sons, and jobs and doing whatever the heck we want!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #43)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:53 PM

46. Sweet!



Who you going to see?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #46)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:56 PM

47. SafetySuit

Okay, not an arena filling A-list band, but it's a night away with one of my favorite people in the world. Used hotel points to get a place walking distance to the club where they are playing and in the other direction, walking distance to an excellent pub. Party Saturday night. Preach Sunday morning. LOL!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #47)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:58 PM

48. Sounds like a great time!

Have not heard of SafetySuit! You are likely a generation or 2 younger than me.

Have a wonderful time!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #48)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:42 PM

55. Don't bet on it.

Pushing 50 hard!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:29 PM

40. Not going to watch the news again till next week, DU the exception...EOM

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Response to physioex (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:34 PM

45. Same here. nt

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 05:34 PM

44. Depressed, stunned, still not quite believing it's going to happen

yet I know it will.

This is a disaster of world shaking proportions.

None of us is safe.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:32 PM

51. I stocked up on medicinal supplies.....

at the liquor store.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:33 PM

52. You are not alone.

I lost faith in fellow citizens because of the election results. I'm deeply distressed by how many people were taken in by Trump.
Yes, there are the deplorables who were thrilled with his message of misogyny, racism, xenophobia, but way too many people
were not able to identify him as a pathological liar and untrustworthy. Plus, he's just not a decent human being.

I fear we're in for some very dark days. I think Trump will survive less than a year in office (whether he resigns, is impeached, or
dies), but Pence is awful, too. Both are hateful, unempathic men who do not believe in equal rights for all citizens.

So, yes, I'm in mourning for my country. And I have zero respect for anyone identified as Republican. That includes family whom I know
voted for Trump. But I can't let it overwhelm my life.

Interestingly, my husband is a shrink--still working part-time--and he has said that almost all of his patients have expressed some level
of dismay over the election and are finding themselves affected emotionally by it on a day to day basis.

I think that those of us who value government and see it as a means to improve lives of our fellow citizens are all affected by the election
results because the Republican party appears to have little or no use for government for that purpose. Think about it. What's the first thing
they want to get rid of? Health care. Yeah, let's have military parades instead. And that woman nominated for Education Secretary. Good lord.
She's out to destroy public education. The list goes on and on...it's almost as though Trump is choosing not the best person for the job, but the best person to destroy the office for which he/she is nominated.

Yes, I'm in mourning and angry. WTF was the matter with people voting for that sociopathic $hitbucket?

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:36 PM

53. That's how I survived when Nixon got in

I couldn't believe smug white suburbanites hated the rest of us so much that they voted for a corrupt man with such deep personality flaws.

His hate lives on in the War on Drugs, still doing damage to people 40 years later and pretty much costing us the entire Fourth Amendment in the process.

The feeling with Trump is exactly the same, with the same dumb, hateful people supporting him.

We did survive Nixon, although we've been prevented from ending his War on the American People, I mean drugs.

I shudder to think what this new man-baby is going to hit us with. I just hope there is enough will to overturn his evil.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #53)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:57 PM

67. Here's a little *factoid* from the Nixon/Humphrey race

Whenever someone tells me their vote doesn't count, I tell them this:

If 1/10th of just 1 percent of the people who didn't vote would have voted for Humphrey, Nixon would have lost. That's how close it was. And it was just as close this time.

We are in this position because a very small percentage of folks who could have voted, DIDN'T.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:44 PM

56. I know something is wrong

I know that I have never been filled with dread like this.
I know that this man knows NOTHING about governing.

What do I do with this rage for the people I know who voted for him? Especially the ones who are supposed to be intelligent? I understand how he conned the deplorables with his lies, but these people I know who have done quite well under Obama-- I want to spit on them.

What do I do with the fear that our economy is going to collapse because he doesn't know what he's doing?

What do I do with this fear that he has generals in his cabinet because he's looking forward to starting a war?

I keep clicking on DU and Huffpo to see if the idiot has been arrested yet.

It's awful.

I can't stand him nor his silver-haired sidekick. Trumplethinskin is going to crash this country and I'm so afraid for the children.

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Response to MissKat (Reply #56)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:00 PM

68. Do you have other outlets?

I am doing this today, as well, but it's a bit of a one-off.

I am CRAVING bad news about him. All these promises of videos and investigations. They all come to naught. Very disappointing.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:50 PM

57. That has been my mood since Nov. 9th

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:51 PM

58. I've been laughing at the absurdity of it all.

I refuse to let the Pumpkin Fuhrer and his band of brown shirts ruin my life. Can you believe our hopes and dreams are pinned on the release of a pee video?????? And it's the President of the United States as the star???????

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:53 PM

59. I've got my guard up and am sharing memories of the Obama era.

Took to Facebook all the wonderfulness of the past eight years. Just trying to spread the love and gratitude. Stems off the sense of impending doom.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:53 PM

60. Yes n/t

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:53 PM

61. I'm drained..

I wake up angry and go to bed angry. I have been trying to pace myself but there is something every minute and he hasn't been sworn in yet.

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Response to coco22 (Reply #61)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 10:20 PM

91. It's emotionally draining.


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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 06:57 PM

66. I felt extra shitty this morning.

Not all of it is related to the upcoming Trump regime, but that fact has a way to compound some of my other annoyances in life.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:02 PM

69. Not me.

I refuse to let the bastards get me down. But I am planning to take a no Trump day here pretty soon. I am so sick of hearing about him 24/7.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:08 PM

71. I am . . .

 

. . . permanently pissed off with no intention to get over it.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:10 PM

72. Haha, yes!

I'm similar. Getting more into sleeping, getting outside, appreciating nature, stuff like that. Not just temporary, more long term for me. For my mental & spiritual health.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:13 PM

75. a number of my friends report suffering from Trumpsomnia

Last night fell asleep at 3.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:18 PM

77. I've had a bad rash since August

and charley horses every night!

I'm pretty sure I'll heal and pick up eventually. Just an especially bad week as reality sets in...

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #77)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 12:49 PM

100. I'm sorry

I hope you feel better soon.

I really didn't have a good feeling despite, Clinton being ahead in the polls.

I kept trying to imagine Clinton being sworn in and kept seeing Trump. I was bewildered why that image kept coming up. She was ahead in the polls.

My head told me she would win, but I guess my gut said something else.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #100)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 12:56 PM

102. I can relate

I wasn't as confident as some, myself.

I'm sure hoping when the investigation results come in it will take them all down!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:20 PM

78. Yep. Blood pressure is up, too. nt

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 07:26 PM

80. So depressed I could slit my wrists!

Not really. . . . But I AM depressed. . . . Ugh.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 08:23 PM

81. Not really....

I've found a silver lining. I'm going to be the most smug m**********r you've ever met when shit starts hitting the fan. My fellow Americans are going to hear exactly how fucking stupid they are over the next four years.

I travel a lot. Always end up in conversations with white conservative males at hotels all over the country. I can't wait for these fuckers to start complaining to me about "the GOP gutted Medicare! " Well, yeah dumbass! They've been broadcasting that intention for at least 5 years. YOU couldn't be bothered to be an informed citizen, serves you right! Or, "The GOP took away my sisters healthcare and she's diabetic. Now she can't get insurance." Well actually, YOU took away your sisters healthcare. They told you they we're going to do it and you voted for them anyway. That's on you, dumbass. How fucking stupid do you have to be? "Fucking economy is in the toilet." Well, that's what you wanted. You voted for it. Shit, every Nobel prize winning economist in the world told you this would happen. Dumbass. Etc., etc., etc.

I will be the most smug, unbearable bastard to every conservative who dares complain in my direction. And it'll happen a lot. I'm also a white male. Birds of a feather and all that. It's gonna be some good times.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 09:45 PM

86. Yes and it feels like election day was a lifetime ago

Each day, there is more garbage from Trump, his transition, the Russian debacle, the deplorables.

At this point, I just want him to be sworn in because that puts us closer to 1) his impeachment or 2) his defeat in the 2020 election. Plus, Obama deserves a break. He's been so good to this country and then got nothing but spit on in the end.

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Response to theglammistress (Reply #86)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 10:39 PM

96. Yes President Obama lead the country well

for 8 years. The Republicans hated him and obstructed him. He is smart articulate man. The one person I want to see pay dearly is Mitch McConnell I do not trust him at all. He wanted President Obama be a one term President, well that didn't work out for him.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 09:49 PM

87. Mine's melancholy

Though I did wake up this morning and thought "It's two more days till the piece of shit takes over"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #87)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 10:32 PM

95. That is why when I wake up..

I get mad all over again its a countdown everyday.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2017, 10:27 PM

93. Not really

Not sure why but I guess I hit the acceptance phase a long time ago.

I am focusing on what Obama will do in the future, watching the Democratic congress members to see how they handle this crap etc..

Obama's farewell speech gave me some hope again and yes, I know it's gonna be a major clusterfuck for a while.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 12:54 PM

101. I'm really pissed off that our political system allowed an asshole like Trump to rise to the top! nt

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 02:09 PM

105. I'm very sad.

I just can't believe this is really happening.

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