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Twitter’s ElectionFinalThoughts hashtag

tcr! · Dec 6, 2016 at 9:28 am

Twitter's ElectionFinalThoughts hashtag

Apparently Twitter thinks the 2016 election is over. 🙄

#twitter #fail #election2016

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Christopher Suprun (R) not electoral voting for Trump

tcr! · Dec 6, 2016 at 9:04 am

Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump

Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump

Mr. Trump lacks the foreign policy experience and demeanor needed to be commander in chief. During the campaign more than 50 Republican former national security officials and foreign policy experts co-signed a letter opposing him. In their words, “he would be a dangerous president.” During the campaign Mr. Trump even said Russia should hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. This encouragement of an illegal act has troubled many members of Congress and troubles me.

#politics #election2016

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Trump’s not president just yet

tcr! · Dec 4, 2016 at 10:02 pm

The White House in black and white

Here’s What Has To Happen In The Next 14 Days | The Huffington Post

Other than thermonuclear war, virtually every competent scientist in the world believes that the biggest threat to human survival is global warming. Donald Trump doesn’t believe global warming exists. Members of his own party have said that his ignorant insistence of this, despite the facts, should disqualify him from the Presidency. They are right. Actions must be taken, and incredibly swiftly, to address global warming or we will reach a point of no return. But the head of Trump’s EPA transition team (himself a global warming denier) consistently fights to roll back crucial stopgap measures already underway.

Fortunately, resources exist to help us, right now. www.asktheelectors.org is a simple tool to reach out to electors directly — use it to voice your concerns, and offer your support and thanks for their conscientious votes for Hillary Clinton. Sign a petition at Change.org, and share it on social media. Join in any public protest. And take every opportunity to speak honestly and earnestly to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers, urging them all to join you in the fight for our shared future. If you are a Democrat, remind your Republican friends that if Trump had run as a Democrat — something he could have chosen to do - you’d be making the same argument. This isn’t about party. It’s about survival.

#politics #election2016

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 7, 2016 at 4:53 am

The Second Coming
—-W.B. Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

the election chews at me, “to be sure*”.
i guess i’m counting on the f/u’s to be monumental and frequent.
i seriously thought in the final weeks he was gonna bust out with a bi-polar diagnosis and an “aw shucks”.

“to be sure”, when i use it, is a quote. an anonymous girl wrote it, and it was friggin’ poetry when she did.

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 7, 2016 at 7:20 am

I honestly, honestly did not think he’d make it this far. I’ve talked with a Trump supporter or two or three. I struggle with their argument that people were just “fed up” with politics and wanted something different. What, you want dead polar bears and a public school system run like welfare and bombs falling on ‘Merica? Sounds delightful.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 7, 2016 at 11:01 am

it was/is heartbreaking. i don’t remember and don’t believe i ever used “heartbreaking” about W. and his kin.

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 8, 2016 at 7:51 am

W. came across reckless and oblivious. Trump comes across reckless and self-centered conscious, like a heat-seeking missile.

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Trump tweets millions of votes were illegal

tcr! · Nov 27, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Trump tweets millions of votes were illegal

Where’s his source that millions of votes were illegal?

He’s the President-elect so having a clear source for such a statement would be nice.

Am I wrong?

#politics #election2016

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 10, 2016 at 3:45 am

you’re ain’t wrong. This is America.*

(insert emoticon here with the same grin The Shining twin is using)

*”You ain’t wrong. This is America.”, is a quote from a co-worker. She used it as a catch all phrase, and it worked.

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The most likely Trump reality

tcr! · Nov 11, 2016 at 6:31 am

TRUMPOPOLY

President Trump: The Hangover - I, Cringely

George W. Bush was another President partial to bombast and we survived him. Trump might be a nightmare but maybe the instincts of the electorate are correct and we need someone to do a cannonball in the pool, getting everyone wet. In the long run he’ll get very little done because he doesn’t know how government really operates and his helpers aren’t that helpful. It’s in the short run that he’ll really shake things up, not by doing anything, but through people imagining what he might do. Imagination tends to be worse than reality.

#politics #election2016

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 10, 2016 at 4:06 am

he’s gonna shake things up with monumental F/U’s galore! his helpers are not only not helpful, they’re counter-productive. as of this key stroke, he’s contacted the leader of a place our allies do not recognize. (there’s a million sub-plots to this one, but the gist is that he’s clueless to how inappropriate this was. World Peace hangs on a tenuous thread.)

i wasn’t prepared. i’m worried i’m gonna start caring again and i’m too tired and tested for all that.

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Only on Mondays and Wednesdays

tcr! · Nov 10, 2016 at 10:51 am

Audio (MP3): 20161110 - Only on Mondays and Wednesdays

Video (MP4): 20161110 - Only on Mondays and Wednesdays

What I wrote about Trump and the people who voted for him the day after the 2016 election, I’ve been thinking about that more. Thinking about it more because I was more than annoyed when I wrote it and because I have life long friends who voted for him. And, most importantly, I’ve been thinking about it because I try to self-correct as needed.

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tam.the.terrible · Nov 10, 2016 at 11:14 am

Thanks for voicing my sentiments. I privately mourn the outcome of this election. I also believe that unity is extremely important, and I believe that anyone who can take small steps to help heal, whether one voted for Trump or Hillary, I ask they please do so. It’s unreasonable to expect those who feel absolute horror over a Trump presidency to suck it up and move on in the days after the election. Rage, grieve, cry, do whatever it takes. We will have to get to work and quickly. There is apparently an amendment to the DEFENSE contract, HR 4909 put forth by Rep. Russell from Oklahoma, that will allow contractors to the government to discriminate against the LGBTQ community.

Not being a reader of legalese, I can’t immediately see how this will work, but anyone who wants to can read it here. Having a Republican majority in the house, senate, etc. will unfortunately mean we will have to fight tooth and nail to keep the advancements we have made in the past 8 years. I hope people who support love, equality, equity, harmony, peace, and education will be willing to work hard to keep our gains.

http://docs.house.gov/meetings/AS/AS00/20160427/104832/BILLS-114-HR4909-R000604-Amdt-232r2.pdf

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Momma J Momma J · Nov 10, 2016 at 11:15 am

First of all, you’re not a horrible person in private. Second of all, you do not act morally Superior. Third of all you are humble enough to self-correct! Love you

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Sarah Weiler · Nov 10, 2016 at 11:21 am

So good

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fivewayrack fivewayrack · Nov 10, 2016 at 12:06 pm

You are and have always been one of you favorite people on this planet. The thought that you might dislike me due to a difference in politics really bummed me out. I know I have to reconsider things I post when I am annoyed often. Like when I call someone morally superior. 😑

tcr! tcr! · Nov 11, 2016 at 8:19 am

I didn’t mean to come across as not liking people based on their poliitical vote. I have many great friends (you included) and relatives who voted Republican this year. I was just throwing a fit because I wasn’t ready for Trump to be president the morning after. I’m also happy that you called me out publicly. I need that sometimes. 😉

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fivewayrack fivewayrack · Nov 10, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Now if I could just get my thoughts onto the screen as well as you! I rewrote the above paragraph several times. Still not right.

sveagrabarek · Nov 10, 2016 at 12:32 pm

meme storyboard should capture the meaning and spirit.

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Kelly K · Nov 10, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Good stuff

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Nov 11, 2016 at 12:31 am

Thanks everybody. I don’t think it’s 100% accurate to say Hillary “stole” the nomination from Bernie. It’s a complicated process, some would call “rigged”. I can be wrong too. For example, I wasn’t the least bit prepared for this to happen. I’m getting over it. Oh yeah, I should add that Bernie was my first pick. And that I am proud to have voted for Hillary, who’s made mistakes, just like me.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Nov 11, 2016 at 12:47 am

I re-read the comments, with special attention to those of TLC. Where would any of us be without the transcending power of forgiveness? I’m going to assume that the public figures we’ve discussed are just as worthy as me and you, et al. Peace and popsicles for everyone. Purple for me.

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Why Trump Won

tcr! · Nov 10, 2016 at 8:54 am

Dear Democrats, Read This If You Do Not Understand Why Trump Won

Dear Democrats, Read This If You Do Not Understand Why Trump Won

Wikileaks has a 10-year record of never releasing a single falsified document, and is not connected to Russia. Everything they released were the actual e-mails of Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff. You had the opportunity to look through a window into the Hillary Clinton campaign, but you didn’t.

By ignoring the leaks, you ignored reality.

By not listening to your fellow Americans, and accusing them of being “conspiracy theorists” and trusting the corporate media, you ignored reality. By only following other liberals on social media, and only reading liberal or corporate news, once again ignoring reality. When Hillary Clinton was caught rigging the primary against Bernie Sanders, and Democrats nominated her anyway they ignored reality.

A friend sent the above to me last night. Below is how I replied to her message.

That’s a good read. I was telling Maggie earlier that Hillary shouldn’t have even been the nominee.

Our country is so fucked up that often times it feels pointless. But I just try to be the best me I can for Maggie’s sake. Her generation will be so much better than ours.

#politics #election2016

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 10, 2016 at 4:30 am

I’m replying to something you posted on November 10th, so that isn’t fair. Don’t sue me. :).

I’m wary of anyone with self-righteous indignation because I know how I get when I’m that way, which is often. I’m referring to the author of “Dear Democrats”, no one else. I’m not being as much of a smart as I sound like when I say that it is a complicated process, some might call “rigged”.

It’s not hard science, ok, but Hillary felt betrayed when Obama defeated her. She must have felt a little like America feels about Trump winning. I voted for Obama but only after he won the nomination. I am only slightly chagrined to admit that I didn’t support Obama because I didn’t think he could win. The last 8 years did wonders for my soul.
“Wonders for my soul” means that I came to support and respect Obama and felt completely rejuvenated about the spirit of liberal democrat politics.
Hillary learned how to play on a very nasty playground.
She only knows the rules she was taught. BTW, Bill Clinton is/was a 2 way tie for my favorite president.
Living in this glass house makes it very hard for me to throw too many rocks.
The whole “Hillary is crooked and nasty too” argument? PHFFFT!
Because I don’t pray, I will hope really hard that Trump is only half as bad as he sounds. If he’s only half as bad, things will be horrific. Instead of what comes after horrific.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 10, 2016 at 8:35 am

The last couple of weeks what’s really making me nervous is the villains he’s been appointing here and there.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/us/politics/scott-pruitt-epa-trump.html

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 10, 2016 at 11:26 am

when they die and reincarnate they ASPIRE to villainous plundering. these fork humping turd burglars wouldn’t survive in prison because they’d REPEL the fucking child molesters.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 10, 2016 at 11:27 am

still sober. i sound like me when i’m all lickered up and her parents are gone.

tcr! tcr! · Dec 11, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Fork humping — sounds delightful. 😅

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Nov 9th, 2016 at 8:09:49 pm

tcr! · Nov 9, 2016 at 8:09 pm

Me: Maybe Trump will rise to the challenge of becoming president now that enough people believe in him. People can change for the better. I mean I haven’t stolen a wheelchair since I was 19.

Maggie: Wait, you were 19? Sometimes you think you know your parents.

#politics #rebellion #maggie #election2016

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Trump is a horrible person

tcr! · Nov 9, 2016 at 8:55 am

Donald Trump 2016

I’m not a politician so I don’t play politics from the couch. We elect politicians so they can handle that stuff, just like judges or mayors, etc. I’m not a doctor so I don’t pretend to practice medicine kinda thing.

What I do know and make decisions on is who people are, what public image they present.

My point is… Politics aside, Trump is no one I could ever admire for simply being a good person. He’s a horrible person. He regularly says mean spirited things.

Those who voted for Trump should be ashamed of themselves. He publicly made fun of someone with disabilities — that’s not even a joke I would make in private and I make some pretty bad jokes.

And this Trump offense is one of literally hundreds. Regardless of where he stands on global warming or immigration, he lacks fundamental compassion.

Electing (let alone supporting) someone without basic human decency is pathetic. You’ve just said that who Trump is as a person is okay.

#politics #election2016

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 10, 2016 at 4:35 am

BRAVO!!! Again, I’m commenting from a couple weeks later, but I support and praise every syllable in the above bleat. Some of your finest words/sentiments. I don’t think you needed to back up on any of this.

“Ashamed of themselves.” To be sure.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 10, 2016 at 4:36 am

the newly minted sober jimi is a limited edition collectors item. there may be some glitches to work out. :)

tcr! tcr! · Dec 10, 2016 at 8:28 am

The “newly minted sober jimi” looks good on you.

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Nov 9th, 2016 at 7:53:00 am

tcr! · Nov 9, 2016 at 7:53 am

I suppose if Trump continues being Trump it won’t be long before he’s impeached. That’s good news.

#politics #lettherebehope #election2016

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 10, 2016 at 4:37 am

hope.

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