(Closed) How are you spending the day after the election?

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Post # 91
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Busy bee

ct2015 :  In my time on this website, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you say a single thing to anyone that wasn’t spiteful, dipped in acid, or just plain mean. I hope you get whatever healing you need to make room in your heart for something else someday.

To answer the question, OP, my church is having an “open house” tonight for everyone who wants to come to talk, have some coffee, hang out, and just be together. Thinking of stopping by for some solace. I like the idea of pulling together as a community at a time like this.

Post # 92
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209 posts
Helper bee

jannigirl :  You may want to know that Trump’s COO was on our local radio today and said that Trump has absolutely no interest in changing any established law when it comes to Roe vs. Wade or marriage equality.  According to him, Trump considers it settled. I certainly hope he means it.

Now, it’s possible he was playing to the audience, but we shall see. If he’s right, you may be disappointed in your vote. But, hey, Trump has lied through his whole campaign, so it wouldn’t be a surprise.

In fact, some of his spokespeople are backtracking on the wall, deporting immigrants, and prosecuting Clinton, and are hinting that the ACA will take up to two years to be changed. It’s interesting.

Post # 93
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Bumble bee

orangeblossomspecial :  

Go back and re-read all the political threads…they ALL got nasty and most of them got shut down for name calling.

My heart is wide open…for the first time in YEARS, I am so incredibly optimistic about the future of this country! Funny how the left constantly talks about Trump’s treatment of women – why isn’t anyone talking about the fact that he put his campaign in the hands of a woman… Kellyann Conway was the FIRST woman EVER to run a victorious Presidential campaign?!? THAT is pretty impressive…crickets from the left…

Post # 94
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I spent my day visiting foums and social media an thinking to myself “how the hell did this happen”?

I’ve been sad, down … it feels eerrie, like that day I found out MJ died. I don’t know what else to liken it to? Just sureal and sad….

Post # 95
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Helper bee

ct2015 :  Hiring a woman does not make up for the horrible way he has treated or spoken about women. It doesn’t make his behavior magically disappear.

Roger Ailes hired lots of women, successful women, even paid them millions of dollars, but then he sexually harassed them.

 

Post # 96
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

ct2015 :  “the country as a whole clearly does! (don’t waste your finger energy arguing the popular vote) …looks like the adults are going to be running the country for a few years!”

You just contradicted yourself in one foul swoop. No need to be condescending or point our lack of intelligence here …. it’s a fact

Good luck to you and all those who think a man who has been a millionaire all of his life will pull you out of the potential despair you may be in as a working class individual. I am actually going to sit back and enjoy when he disappoints you like most candidates do in the long run. Not because I don’t want America to be great, but because I want people to eat their words when talking about who he is and what he woukd potentially do.

Post # 97
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543 posts
Busy bee

As a social worker in California, I spent my entire shift listening to all of my clients who have been diagnosed with severe mental illness talk about their fears of being deported, mistreated, and abused by the trump administration.

Post # 98
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Bee Keeper

 

CakeSniffer :  The link you posted isn’t working. 

I respect other people’s points of view, and I believe that the only way we can get this country to move forward is to put aside the party rhetoric and start having real conversations. The thing is, some of the comments I’ve seen on here is just out right hysteria. Men having free reign to sexually harrass women at work? Gay internment camps? Come on undecided

I happen to have a friend who is a lesbian and card carrying republican. She voted Trump. I know minorities that have done the same. Things are not as cut and dry as they appear, and frankly, I’m tired of people throwing slurs out. All Hillary supporters are entitled, freeloading, whining millenials? All Trump supporters are misogynists and bigots? It’s no wonder we can’t can’t get anything accomplished in this country. 

The bottom line is that Trump has 4 years to show us that he and the people he surrounds himself with can make this a better country. If he doesn’t do that, then the American people can vote him out of office. It’s the same as if Hillary had won. It’s 4 years, not life. I wish everyone would stop acting like it’s the end of the world. Also, Hillary only won the popular vote by around 200,000 votes. That is a negligible difference. 

Personally, I’m hoping the people on Trump’s team will reign him in. I don’t want a wall built around the country undecided I am hopeful that he’ll be able to do something about unemployment.

Post # 99
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - The School of the Art Institute Ballroom

It’s wednesday. I’m doing normal wednesday stuff…morning crossfit, work all day, afternoon cardio workout, leftovers for dinner and some serious cuddle time with Mr. W and the puppy. Admittedly, i’m not thrilled by the results, but the more important thing is that we all come together, grow, learn, and move on.

Post # 101
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

CakeSniffer :  I went to work when all I wanted to do was cry and sleep. Even though I could barely keep my eyes open, I was glad to be there. My students were confused and scared, and they needed normal. I banned any talks of politics and told them today, Hamlet would unite us. Then, I left immediately to play with my baby and spend time with Darling Husband. 

Post # 102
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

CakeSniffer :  This was a great article and summed up my feelings in a way I simply couldn’t today. I feel completely betrayed, devalued, and like human rights doesn’t matter. 

Post # 103
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Bee Keeper

CakeSniffer :  Trump got in because most people vote with their wallets, and Clinton was never electable. It wasn’t about signing off on racism and bigotry. It was about middle America hoping he will rebuild our economy and create jobs. That’s where the disconnect is. Some people vote for social issues, some people vote for fiscal reasons. Most people I know who voted for Trump did so grudgingly, but felt like they had no choice with Hillary being the other option. Honestly, if Bernie had got the nomination, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. 

Post # 104
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Busy Beekeeper

Fell asleep full of hope at 11pm. Awakened at 3:30am TV and lights on and the big orange monster screaming at me from the screen, the banner under him declaring him President. I thought it couldn’t be real. I still wonder how it can be real. The Ku Klux Klan’s man is going to be our President? Did anybody actually look at his business record to see that he’s not a successful businessman, did anybody listen to the things he said about almost anyone who isn’t an old white guy, do people not get that he has no real understanding of how our government works?

I had a twelve hour work day already on the calendar, happy to be distracted and away from social media. Arrived home tonight to news of protests cross the country. It will take some time to process…

Post # 105
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Bumble Beekeeper

I was a bit sleep deprived this morning after such a rough (?tragic) election night. I am really hoping this all just becomes a blip in history rather than something with a longlasting legacy. The palpitations are getting better. 

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