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December 31, 2016

Are Great Danes really "gentle giants"?

Because my puppy just hit me in the nuts, then while on the floor writhing in pain, she punched me in the eye.

December 26, 2016

Whats that waterproof fabric that is laid down in gardens for the soil?

It's a black fabric that allows water to go through while also retaining the soil? What's it called? I'm working on a project for my wife.

December 25, 2016

Christmas with a Trump supporter.

Today, I'll be attending my family's Christmas. And there will be a young man there who is currently dating my niece.

He's a full blown Trump supporter and I'll be treating him as an equal on this day.

It is hard. But, just the other day, I was blessed with an epiphany. One of my next door neighbor's, I recently discovered was a Trump supporter. I drove by their house one day and saw a Trump sign in their garage.

But yesterday, that family happened upon my doorstep. Just to say "Merry Christmas" and give us a box of homemade cookies. We had just met them the day before and, through the spirit of Christmas, they were generous to a stranger.

Who's to say what would have happened if I were a minority? We'll never know.

But today, like the soldiers in WW2, I'll be laying down my arms in the interest of humanity and kindness, just like the Christmas spirit, and I will be gracious.

Merry Christmas DU.

November 28, 2016

I know this is a fucked up observation.

But has anyone noticed that the media is more likely to pay attention to a riot or active shooter than a peaceful protest or active movement?

Fuck the media, for real. Sigh.

Both are seriously worth coverage, but everything covered between is bullshit isn't it?

November 23, 2016

I'm back, I survived.

Hello everyone.

I've still got my job. My brother in law passed away. One of my cars needs to be inspected and has a check engine light I don't understand. We bought a Great Dane puppy, named her Mini. Got a 55inch 4K TV for the living room, had to cancel Thanksgiving because family can't make it. Trump fucking won, I've lost faith in the world and I don't feel good at all for having guessed this would happen. Glad that DU survived the hack.

That's my life. How's yours?

November 8, 2016

Is there a map or website where I can keep up with the results tonight?

Preferably no video. Commentary and punditry is just stressful and distracting. I like looking at live data and nothing else.

November 8, 2016

Let's see what the gamers want??? (A live poll to watch)


GameFAQs always has the best polls. But here's one that's been live since last night 12:01am

As a demographical study, it has been found that gamers in general are actually evenly divided between Republican and Democratic ideologies.

Hint: Hillary is winning.
November 8, 2016

It's kind of surreal that tonight contains the final conclusion

This, being my first election ever has been quite the adventure! It's changed me. I've become more morally fortified, principled and I know where I stand politically for the first time ever.

So for me, knowing that it really all comes down to tonight is just odd.

Let me tell you what it was like for me, an apolitical youth, on the night the first black man became president.

I was at my favorite karaoke bar with a buddy of mine. Turned out they weren't having karaoke that night, I was sad but hey the burgers were great. We thought we'd eat. The TV's were all tuned to election coverage.

I didn't really understand most of it but, when the banner at the bottom of the screen read, "Barack Obama declared President of United States", I turned to my friend and smiled, "Hey cool! It happened. First black president!" I could appreciate how good that was.

But not as much as the women at the table to my left. I'll never forget this. They were black. And one of them started openly weeping tears of joy. Her company smiled and hugged her while they both were overwhelmed. I smiled too. I knew it wasn't pain. It was a relief. It was proof that a racial wall had truly fallen. For my white self, I couldn't begin to fathom how cathartic that moment truly was. But they did. And I understood it.

And I wonder, if tonight, now that I'm more enlightened, will I feel as powerful an emotion?

I love you all, my fellow Americans. I wish us the best tonight.

November 8, 2016

Every single polling place

was PACKED on my way to work this morning.

Holy shit! I expect this will continue until the evening.

Btw, where can one go to keep up with the results tonight that ISNT TV?

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