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essme

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Every freaking morning

I wake up, and go straight to DU hoping to see the post, "Trump has resigned".....

Every.single.morning.

I hate him worse than I hated Nixon. Far worse. He needs to go.

I wonder how many of us would be explaining ourselves

if the internet and social media sites had existed when we were teenagers?

No, I am not "making light" of Carson King's posts....Please try to think deeper than that.

Did you do stupid shit when you were a teen?

How many times do you think back on your life--- and think, "oh holy crap, I am so glad that wasn't on video?"

I am in no way exempting adults from this post- you posted something, or were recorded doing stupid crap- you own that. But, young folks whose follies were tossed on the internet--- young people who did not know- could not know-- that a digital record of their immaturity would show up years later..... Wtf be mean to them?

I am in no way exempting today's teens from this--- they know if their crap ends up on youtube, twitter, instagram--- it's always out there.

Would YOU want to be judged by your 16 year old self for eternity?

"I can't talk to you...there is no use in talking to people like you"

We went out to dinner tonight, and sat at the bar. An older gentleman came in to sit at the bar and watch the college football game. Seemed like a nice fella-I asked him who he was pulling for.

The conversation was pretty normal ("you fly fish up here?" type thing) until the 3rd quarter...somehow he managed to make a comment about "most music librarians are gay" complete with the limp wrist hand gesture. I am a librarian, so I just laughed and said, "well, the ones I know are wonderful people."

He then made a comment about "liberals." Now, I am paying attention. He actually told me that I need to read. I am a librarian.

Finally, I said--- "so, you have a PhD, and are retired....you have told me that I need "to read." Tell me... how is it that you voted for a failed reality show host who is currently married to a former soft porn model?" He started freaking out and said "she was a model." I told him that he was free to google image her on her smart phone while we were sitting there. His hands were shaking, and he said "There is no point in talking to people like you."

We paid and left.

Incredibly sad. Heartbreaking.

This is what FAUX "news" has done to folks that were probably smart, articulate, educated, interesting people.

State and County Fall fairs and festivals will be starting up soon-

In the wake of the Gilroy Garlic festival, are there other people that are concerned about attending these festivals? Have your plans changed at all, or do you still feel comfortable attending?

This was not a "win" for either the right or left wing.

Today was a sad commentary on the state of politics in the US.

It amazes me that voters on both sides are not calling for impeachment immediately.

I am older, and live in the South, and am shocked that right wing voters are just fine with Russian involvement in elections, after I had to listen to those same people say "Better Red than Dead" for decades.

What has happened to us?

This has probably been asked before-

but, I don't recall seeing a thread on it.

I wonder why Donald Trump, or his kid, ever seem to read the responses to their tweets?

Reading replies, it seems like those two would have an idea of how hated they are-

This is hands down the most bizarre "Presidency" I have ever seen. I remember Watergate fairly well.

Olympic coverage: Does

anyone know who the two commentators are? Men's gymnastics.

Republican Presidential Nominee Mike Pence- (no kidding)

Donald Jr. explained that his fatherís vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy.
Then what, the adviser asked, would Trump be in charge of?

"Making America great again" was the casual reply.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/07/donald-trump-mike-pence-running-mate-domestic-foreign-policy

Make America Work Again! Thoughts on night 2?

We are watching the PBS broadcast- David Brooks seems like he is horrified by the way the convention is being run.

It was noted that the largest number of delegates (I think 476) are OPPOSED to Trump- largest dissent since 1976.

This seems to be a little bit of a bigger crowd- hard to say-

Anyone else watching this crap? What are your first impressions?

We just turned it on- my initial thought is ....Lots of empty seats.

Also, Duck Dynasty guy isn't saying anything. "Donald Trump will have your back."
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