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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:24 PM

Are you depressed ? Or is it only me?

I was a Hillary supporter and I felt so depressed after the election.
It took quite a while to recover.

Everyday, since he took the office, I felt sick with his new 'orders'.
This guy is going to destroy this country.

Well, in a way, I should feel a relief today since it is confirmed that there is an ongoing investigation.

Instead, I feel a deep groom and almost depressed.
I am so afraid since there are still too many people in power who can continue screwing up this country.

I also noticed that in a way, I never recovered. I only suppressed.
I need a better way to deal with my groom.

Hertopos

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Reply Are you depressed ? Or is it only me? (Original post)
hertopos Mar 20 OP
H2O Man Mar 20 #1
MFM008 Mar 20 #2
roamer65 Mar 20 #3
Tumbulu Mar 20 #4
liquid diamond Mar 21 #19
Bettie Mar 21 #25
Aristus Mar 20 #5
hertopos Mar 20 #10
Aristus Mar 20 #11
Gabi Hayes Mar 20 #6
hertopos Mar 20 #12
Gabi Hayes Mar 20 #14
Gabi Hayes Mar 20 #16
Blue_Roses Mar 22 #49
milestogo Mar 21 #35
BigDemVoter Mar 20 #7
BainsBane Mar 20 #8
pangaia Mar 20 #9
cilla4progress Mar 20 #13
pangaia Mar 21 #21
cilla4progress Mar 21 #23
pangaia Mar 21 #34
cilla4progress Mar 20 #15
AJT Mar 21 #17
hibbing Mar 21 #18
sprinkleeninow Mar 21 #20
rainbow4321 Mar 21 #22
Samantha Mar 21 #24
hertopos Mar 21 #26
Zing Zing Zingbah Mar 21 #29
hertopos Mar 21 #36
ecstatic Mar 21 #33
Opbrg Mar 21 #27
Boomerproud Mar 21 #45
RKP5637 Mar 21 #28
Freedomofspeech Mar 21 #30
NewDealProgressive Mar 21 #31
ecstatic Mar 21 #32
Gothmog Mar 21 #37
Doreen Mar 21 #38
AngryAmish Mar 21 #39
MoonRiver Mar 21 #40
Tommy_Carcetti Mar 21 #41
TexasBushwhacker Mar 21 #42
sprinkleeninow Mar 21 #43
TexasBushwhacker Mar 21 #44
sprinkleeninow Mar 21 #46
Tatiana Mar 21 #47
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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:27 PM

1. No.

I'm not depressed, and I doubt it's only you.

Today's hearing confirms some "good" news: the president poses an extreme danger to the nation and world.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:29 PM

2. It is difficult

There seems to be fresh hell everyday.
Maggot is trying to destroy the things
that make us great. We have to move from gloom to anger and resistance.
In the meantime splurge on you. A new book. A movie.
New cloths. New pet. Something to lift your spirit.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:30 PM

3. As Sen Franken said...it's gonna be a marathon.

Try to tune out from time to time to keep your sanity.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:32 PM

4. For some reason, it is getting worse for me

Because it feels like just more tease...... I feel as though the republicans will never ever let another republican leader get impeached. It seems to me that that is what they learned from Watergate.

Very dismal I am......

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:25 AM

19. I don't think anything will come of this investigation.

Trump is likely going to walk. IOKIYAR

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:11 AM

25. I feel that way too

he's their shiny object to keep people's minds off of what they are really doing to all of us.

And they will never impeach one of their own, they will choose party over country 100% of the time.

They will choose Russia over the USA 99% of the time.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:33 PM

5. No. It's not just you.

I voted for Hillary. I was so sure she was going to win. And she did, really. She got more votes.

I have no idea where we are going as a country. That is immensely depressing.

We are the laughingstock of the world. That is even more depressing.

It's only DU that is keeping me on an even keel...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:39 PM

10. When I heard of breaking news that new Secretary of State will skip NATO and visit Russia

it actually hit me.

Since when U.S. became a country that pay tribute to Russia?
Since when?

It makes me angry and sick. How can you was my reaction.

It is sickening. Too sickening.

Hertopos

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Response to hertopos (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:40 PM

11. Remember Barry Goldwater's motto? "Billions for defense; not one dime for tribute."

Well, it looks like it's going to be billions for both...

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:35 PM

6. will this help? or make it worse?

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:41 PM

12. cannot tell

Well once thing is clear.

He seems ok now compared to what we have at WH.

I could not believe how I feel.

Hertopos

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Response to hertopos (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:48 PM

14. I can't believe I'm still awake, doing this. and I didn't post here

for two or three months after the debacle

may have to stop again

almost everybody I'm in contact with is still in the denial stage...even the librarian at the drive up window (from Romania) is bummed...we talked about it today, as I sat with my arm out the window.

I try to watch/listen to amusing stuff, but it's really hard

they really are nazis....sorry, but how much more obvious is it going to get? hope it's not too late, but the more this goes on.....

OK...try this...actually made me feel good for a few minutes....laughed pretty hard several times:

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:56 PM

16. OK...one last, then off to my mountain in the clouds

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 07:09 AM

49. I love owls! Thank-you

for this!

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:39 AM

35. At least he smiles.

Trump is such an angry man its sickening to look at him.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:36 PM

7. I Know the feeling of constant, impending doom.

Even if he's gone, we still have to deal with the maggots who have climbed out of the wood work: the kind you know are there but try to forget about.

He has normalized this kind of freak show, and I fear we won't ever recover.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:38 PM

8. It's not only you.

Lots of people have been suffering depression, anxiety, and insomnia since the election, myself included. I have had few full nights sleep since Nov. 8.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:39 PM

9. Here, this should lighten your mood..

Anémones, 1950 - Watercolour and gouache on paper
19 3/10
48.9

Raoul Dufy



https://www.artsy.net/artwork/raoul-dufy-anemones




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Response to pangaia (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:43 PM

13. Thank you

Beautiful.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:28 AM

21. Of course, if you wanted to buy it,

We're talkin' something like $750,000 !

😅

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Response to pangaia (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:51 AM

23. Thanks, but

I'm good with a glance. 😉👍

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:34 AM

34. Me too...

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:51 PM

15. I'm feeling very sad

For our country tonight.

Watching the rethigs today spin spin spin so obviously lying, becoming desperate. While the Dems were the adults in the room.. We told these idiots they were crazy and would regret their pick. That for 8 years they worked as anti-patriots stalling anything good that Obama could have really accomplished over nothing more than vain glory.

Listening to a sensible Republican Will Hurd of TX on briwi now. Everyone is just sad. The country is sad and exhausted. Maybe we can make something positive out of this. But we have a long way to go and it's going to take everything we've got. And even then it's not a sure thing.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:17 AM

17. I wake up from what little sleep I get wondering what

new mess has happened. I am having a hard time with the depth of dishonesty of the republicans. They practically wanted to impeach Obama when a photo was released with him in a suit coat without a tie as he sat behind the desk in the oval office. Now we have a group of fascists running the executive branch that colluded with Russia and whose conflicts of interest are boundless and we get crickets from the republican congress. Even if 45 is tossed we still have an unamerican congress and a member of the christian Taliban as president. The damage that will be done by the sociopaths in congress over the next 2 years my be irreversible. And there is always the threat of war hanging over our heads.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:23 AM

18. Depressed and terrified

One big difference, the RWNJ were paranoid and frightened by things that President Obama never intended to do and could not have done even if he wanted to (example get rid of their guns) or socialize healthcare. I'm terrified of what the majority in Congress have always said they have wanted to do and are on their way every day. Getting rid of ACA, Medicare, Medicaid, SS, and a litany of other things.


Peace

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:28 AM

20. Did watch the hearing today. The Dems did me proud. Rep. Adam Schiff et al displayed intellect and

SMARTS!

King from NY....harping on the fricken leaks. SHADDAPP!

Be as strong as you can manage. It's rough going for many of us. You are not alone by any measure. Do something indulgent for yourself.

We have a newish dogga dogg. I feed the backyard birds. They are so innocent, not a care in the world. We've been getting Bluebirds! Sooo vivid blue, sooo pretty!

🌠

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 12:43 AM

22. Every time it's said how many days he has reached

"First month", 50 days, 60 days....I think "has it ONLY been xx days?". Feels like dog years. January 20 seems like a decade ago. This cannot go on for four more years...it just can't. The man is not stable.
Yeah, the country has been through national crisis and wars before and made it through...I'm sure our ancestors who were alive back in the Depression and various wars and every national crisis before/during/after those times thought the same about their current events and they pulled thru but this time the threat is our OWN FUCKING GOVERNMENT with a mad man at the helm.
If this shit had ever happened in another country the US (once upon a time) would be the first to condemn them and place sanctions and the UN/NATO/international relief agencies would have boots on the ground in the country it was happening in.





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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 02:11 AM

24. You are not alone

I feel like the Country is in a free fall, and I do not sleep well at night. This is something that will not be resolved by tomorrow. The only glimmer of hope I see is that with each new day, I see more and more people stepping out and saying in effect we can't go on like this. I do not know how it will end, but I do know now more and more people feel the same as you and I do. And that is comforting.

Sam

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:12 AM

26. I start understanding why I am depressed.

I checked Google News this morning and saw some Ted Cruz former staff wrote an opinion piece about this.

Commy helped hurting Hillary so badly and he is the one just dropped this bomb shell.
In other words, he already has pretty undeniable information.

Still, we have to watch Republican and Trumb destroying this country everyday.

One thing we can do. We really need to start SNS war against Alt right and support main stream media.
MSNBC and most of Newspapers are doing a great job so far and we should support them as well.

This is all I can say right now. I am from Baltimore, MD, bluest part of very blue state.
My daughter is learning about the reality of fake news and she hates Trump a lot by now.

Best

Hertopos

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Response to hertopos (Reply #26)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:25 AM

29. You have a link to the article? n/t

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Response to Zing Zing Zingbah (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:45 AM

36. sorry I lost the link. It is CNN opinion piece

I did not read entire article. I read a few message. Unlike with other current news, there were a few Trump supporters.

Hertopos

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Response to hertopos (Reply #26)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:56 AM

33. I agree that we should use their tactics, not only on social media

We need to infiltrate them like they did us (i.e. attack from the far "right").

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:17 AM

27. I'm not so much depressed

as I am angry. Its like what the hell is wrong with people, how can they not see what is right in front of their face? I feel like I am living in an alternative universe where everything is reversed; good is bad, right is wrong.

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Response to Opbrg (Reply #27)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 06:17 PM

45. I think of the phrase "I am living in an alternate universe" every freaking day now.

The longer he hangs on, the worse it's going to get. Congress or the media are our only hope, and I have little faith in either of them.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:19 AM

28. I still have WTF's that this ass is president. No, I don't get depressed, I fight for a better US!

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:39 AM

30. I am depressed and angry.

I have nightmares every night....my whole demeanor has changed. All of my friends are feeling high anxiety....you are not alone.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:46 AM

31. I'm sick in my gut all the time with this asshole.

Hes such an ugly, clueless piece of shit. He's so out of his league that it's unbearable to watch. I'm not depressed, I'm sickened and embarrassed.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 08:53 AM

32. Try the supplement 5-htp. Sold in any vitamin section

It's a cheap, natural anti-depressant, but make sure you couple that with a goal or some sort of project that you can work towards.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:57 AM

37. I am too busy fighting back to be depressed

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:15 PM

38. I am scared to death.

Besides being a woman I have disabilities and to make it worse you can not tell I have them by looking at me and talking to me for a few minutes and people like that are considered lazy and talking advantage of the system just because it can not be immediately seen. I stand to lose everything because of this man and his thugs. Please do not think I only think of myself because I am also more scared for the poor disabled children who could have a chance to have a normal life but that is being ripped out from under them. I am old and it does not matter as much as it does for the young. I am still scared though. The fear does depress me but it is more fear than depression.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:17 PM

39. I have nothing to be depressed about.

Ok, local weather is not golfy yet. Otherwise, I'm good.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:19 PM

40. I'm still horrified and probably in shock.

I have a lot of other stuff going on in my life, so at least there are distractions. But, when I focus on the election and it's results, all of this seems unreal, although it isn't, unfortunately.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:21 PM

41. Now you know why Senator Feinstein's face was so glum coming out of that meeting.

The truth, and being proven right, hurts.

The sitting US President is for all intents and purposes a traitor who conspired with an adversarial foreign power in order to help gain power.

Putting aside my pre-existing disdain for the man, that's still an unavoidably sobering thought.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 04:43 PM

42. You aren't alone at all

I was depressed before the election. It's something I've struggled with my entire adult life, almost 40 years. But since the election, I have been in an absolute pit of despair.

But lately, I've gotten a wee bit better. I'm going to a class to get deputized to register voters. I going to go to a happy hour here in Houston called "Drinking Liberally". I'm going to a movie tonight.

You have to take care of yourself, especially in times like these.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #42)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 05:23 PM

43. Hay Houston! Good on you for taking that class.

I don't imbibe per se, but bought a six pak of Two Hearted Ales and it's okay!

Met an artist guy in Houston last year. Bought some acrylics and he did some commissioned stuff for me.

Houston is laaarrrgge and biiggg! I did not realize. Go 'round your city and scope out y'all's control boxes around town. We're talkin' art that is mind blowin'!

And peace be unto you....

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Response to sprinkleeninow (Reply #43)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 06:00 PM

44. I don't drink much either

I'll have one or just water and tip the bar tender or waitress for their trouble.

I'm originally from Houston, born in '57, and I can't believe how big it has gotten. When I was growing up, we lived in Sharpstown, which was just a few miles outside Loop 610. It was the edge of town in the 60s, but now it's considered close in!

If you are a fan of street art, this was painted at the Last Concert Cafe a few months ago.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #44)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:12 PM

46. Yeah, that's what I'm talkin' 'bout! Saw that one on a site. Check out Fellini Cafe. Would

love to visit Houston someday. Several acrylics we bought depict Houston scenes. Two of Hermann Park and one of a street's twin lamplights with a clock tower in the distance. The artist donates a percentage to conservation and other worthy organizations.
Somebody's gonna tell me to get a room, hahah (a PM).
Hay everbody, I rang Senators Warner and Kaine leaving msgs. w/staff. "BLOCK GORSUCH!" Thank you.

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Response to hertopos (Original post)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:17 PM

47. Honestly, I still have not recovered from the Hillary loss.

I won't be able to until these bastards are out of the WH.

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