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We Should Be Kind, While There Is Still Time [Nov. 8th, 2016|10:01 pm]
Professor Liddle-Oldman
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8 November 2016, Tuesday, Election Day

At this point, I am avoiding any coverage of this demented election. We went down to our polling place, and cast our fervid votes for Hillary Clinton. I have in fact been waiting to vote for Hillary Clinton for at least 12 years. This election has me frightened to the point of incontinence. I have no idea how Trump, a monster of lies, narcissism and bile, rose so high. Well, OK, he’s been throwing red meat to the sullen, the stupid, the surly, the ignorant. He’s supported by racists, white power bigots, neo-Nazis, and Newt Gingrich. A Trump presidency would be a complete fracking disaster, for us and for the world.

I actually wish there was someone I could pray to for succor. C’mon, Hillary, move yer bloomin’ arse…

[User Picture]From: splodgenoodles
2016-11-09 03:29 am (UTC)
Hi Professor. We just have to stick together, love one another, and keep workign to make a better world. Them's the rules.

I feel quite ill at the moment.
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[User Picture]From: plantmom
2016-11-09 03:39 pm (UTC)
Yup, what Splodge says.
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[User Picture]From: bill_sheehan
2016-11-09 07:35 pm (UTC)
First Parish Brewster will be open this evening for some kind of ritual coming together. I personally will get all I need from tonight's choir practice and won't be staying for more church-y stuff, but perhaps your community will be doing something similar.

We made it through Nixon, the Reagan Interregnum, and the Bush-Cheney Error. We'll survive this.
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[User Picture]From: natevw
2016-11-15 03:35 pm (UTC)

Yes ;

We'll survive but I surely dislike seeing my country slide lower bit by bit .

Let's please not mince words here : the dnc ASS FUCKED US ALL when they deliberately sand bagged Bernie .

Am I the only one here who votes by mail ? .

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[User Picture]From: bill_sheehan
2016-11-15 03:58 pm (UTC)
I voted early at town hall. This is the first year we've had open early voting in Massachusetts. We don't have vote-by-mail.

The DNC did not have the power to sandbag Bernie, full stop. Bernie lost by himself, fair and square. That he continued campaigning even after it was mathematically impossible for him to win, that his partisans held out the delusional hope that somehow delegates could be persuaded to switch their votes, contributed to the narrative that the DNC had its thumb on the scales. But most of us knew Bernie was finished in April.

Bernie had almost no chance against concerted opposition by the Republicans. Their oppo research book on him was almost 2 feet thick.

My greatest hope lies in community. Last Friday evening, we got together with musical friends and sang old folk songs around a campfire. We sang Tom Paxton's Lament for a Lost Election, which is easy to sing along to. It goes like this: "SHIT!"

We'll get through it.
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