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Mon Dec 19, 2016, 10:00 PM

For the first time in my 66 year life

I genuinely feel how I react to this election is really important. Enough said. How about you?

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Reply For the first time in my 66 year life (Original post)
KPN Dec 2016 OP
Kittycow Dec 2016 #1
KPN Dec 2016 #13
blue cat Dec 2016 #2
onecaliberal Dec 2016 #4
MFM008 Dec 2016 #8
mopinko Dec 2016 #10
KPN Dec 2016 #14
HassleCat Dec 2016 #3
GWC58 Dec 2016 #5
Kittycow Dec 2016 #20
KPN Dec 2016 #15
lucca18 Dec 2016 #6
MFM008 Dec 2016 #9
KPN Dec 2016 #16
Buckeye_Democrat Dec 2016 #7
KPN Dec 2016 #17
PlanetBev Dec 2016 #11
KPN Dec 2016 #18
Kittycow Dec 2016 #21
elmac Dec 2016 #12
KPN Dec 2016 #19
Kittycow Dec 2016 #22

Response to KPN (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 10:07 PM

1. I just turned 64.

I'm determined to find a balance between doing what I can to fight back in my limited circumstances and keep my mental health.

I'm expecting a rerun of the late '60s, at least the way I remember them. Domestically (USA ) anyway.

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 11:53 AM

13. I feel very similar Kittycow.

Maintaining that balance will be important and a challenge for many of us.

The late 60s is not a bad analogy -- Cold War, Vietnam, Kent State, Chicago Seven, Bobby Kennedy, MLK, Civil Rights coming to a head, etc. But I fear this situation may be worse. We've never had anyone like Trump as President -- and a GOP controlled Congress. I don't think we've ever been this divided in my lifetime, and the divisions seem to be intensifying.

And the Democratic Party is deeply divided right now. We need to pull together somehow ... if the party will let us do that. I'm not confident.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 10:09 PM

2. I'm going to have to learn

how to control my reaction. I am way too angry.

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Response to blue cat (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 10:26 PM

4. Please take care of yourself. He's not worth your health.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 11:06 PM

8. I tried this

I now have a newly diagnosed ulcer .
Im afraid if you care you will internalize this crap....

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 12:06 AM

10. dont think there is any evidence for that.

the connection of ulcers to stress went out the window when the discovered h. pylori.

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Response to blue cat (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 11:54 AM

14. You aren't alone.

I'm right there with you ... and it seems like there are many others here on both sides of this Party debate that's going on here at DU. We're all emotionally engaged right now.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 10:10 PM

3. Protest will be my new retirement hobby.

 

People will be in the streets often, and I plan to be with them. Been over 40 years since I smelled tear gas, but maybe it's time to do it again.

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 10:30 PM

5. My conservative brothers, wives and

niece, and her husband will be coming to my house for Christmas festivities. They know I was all in for Hillary. Believe you me they do not want to get me started. If my niece says to me "I see that pos Hillary lost." Ill retort "well there are lots of stupid people in this country and, unfortunately, they vote! Also, you say Hillary is a pos because that's what your mother and father say. By the way get your news somewhere besides the Fixx Propaganda Channel." They do not want to ryle me up!!😡😝

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Response to GWC58 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 03:31 PM

20. I would also point out to your niece that

Fox News (blech) won a court case for the right to lie by proving that they're entertainment not news.

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 11:56 AM

15. Love it. That's the way I'm leaning as well.

Living in a remote rural town is an impediment. I will have to travel to do so -- but I do intend to become more of an activist than I have over the past 45 years.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 10:32 PM

6. It is so completely bizarre that this man is going to be the President.

My worst nightmare has become a reality.

But, he will not be my President. Never.

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Response to lucca18 (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 11:06 PM

9. nope

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Response to lucca18 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 11:57 AM

16. Not OUR President.

We need to be consistent and strong about that -- ynless or until he proves otherwise, which is extremely doubtful.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 10:42 PM

7. Other than voting, I've been mostly a bystander in my 40+ years.

I plan to be more politically active in the future.

If there's any good that comes out of a Trump Presidency, I hope lots of other people feel the same way.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 11:58 AM

17. Me too. Good to know there are others like me.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 01:03 AM

11. Also turned 66 this year

Been protesting since college. At least back in those days, there was always a feeling of forward motion. Now we're fighting against going backward. Hope to see a lot of people wake up and fight these bastards.

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Response to PlanetBev (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 12:00 PM

18. Yes! And if nothing else, at least attend local Party meetings and play a role

in the party's future and where it goes.

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Response to KPN (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 03:36 PM

21. Remember when there were multiple riots and cities burning for days?

And political/cultural assassinations were routine?

I'm kinda expecting that especially since the asshole anarchists et al always ruin peaceful protests.

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Response to KPN (Original post)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 01:15 AM

12. I've been researching revolutionary groups from our past

 

mostly from the 60's & 70's, Students for a Democratic Society. Weathermen, Black Panthers, ect... Learning what worked and what didn't. We lost that revolution and things have gone downhill ever since. We can't afford a complete fascist takeover of this country.

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Response to elmac (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 12:06 PM

19. Agree.

You are absolutely right. We can't afford and absolutely must stop this fascist takeover.

As a 66 year old, I feel I owe it to my young adult kids and future generations to pick up where the 60s/70s left off and make things right.

We can do it! Especially us older retired folks -- we can take to the streets wherever we are and be a presence. We owe it to everyone. This will be our legacy -- whichever way it turns out.

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Response to KPN (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 20, 2016, 03:38 PM

22. What a long strange trip.....

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