What the ever loving fuck America?!?

So Donald Trump is President-Elect the electoral college has done their job. Some are protesting and very upset that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, this has happened previously and the electoral college always wins. It’s a done deal and there is nothing anyone can do about this now. The protesting is fine as long as it’s kept civil. Burning flags, breaking windows, and looting is beyond ridiculous and needs to stop. These riots are not the opinion of the majority of the Democrat party, liberals, and anyone who voted for Hillary or against Trump. Regardless of what people say, it’s not liberals doing this it’s the uneducated animals that wanted an excuse to riot. The country is in turmoil over this election and it would be regardless of who won the Presidency. We were given 4 choices and technically only 2 if you know anything about politics. This in itself is not fair to the American people. Donald Trump has begun picking his cabinet and that should be the main topic of discussion everywhere. 

Protesting peacefully I can get behind, although I do not protest because rarely does it solve anything and nothing good usually comes out of it. Many are not happy with the election results of Trump winning. On the other side, many were not happy with President Obama winning. So the people complaining that the liberals are babies, and crying have no cause since the exact same thing has happened by Conservatives. Donald Trump also had a lot to say on twitter that reminds me of child-like mentality. Protesting is an American right as long as it is done peacefully and without violence this shouldn’t be a problem with anyone. The rioting is uncalled for and just an excuse to act like animals all races are doing this and it needs to stop. There is no good that can come from that. Although, it has only been happening in Oregon of all places.

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In the US there are only two parties that are prevalent is something that everyone should be fighting against. I may be considered a liberal, but I do not believe everything the liberal/democratic party believe in. We should be able to have multiple parties with a wide range of opinions in congress. As far as party lines go Republicans and Democrats may have different opinions in many cases, but they all get money from the same lobbyists. It’s pretty disgusting and until that stops nothing in this country will truly be fair. Of course collecting money from lobbyists does not mean the politician agree with what these lobbyists are saying, but 9 times out of 10 they do what they are asking. They want that money to continue to roll in. Donald Trump has said he wants to take money out of politics, but considering his cabinet picks thus far, nothing could be further from the truth. 

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According to many sources he has picked a white supremacist as his chief strategist Stephen Bannon. Exactly what does that say to the American people? Does he want to start or continue a race war? Lets face it during Donald Trumps campaign he said some pretty hateful things toward minorities, women, and Muslims. Still he won the election for President of the United States. It goes to show how the country feels about things. 48% of registered voters did not vote! It makes sense since many didn’t like either of the two running, but this is what you get when you don’t vote. A non vote shows you do not care who is running the country. Now I don’t like Hillary Clinton either, but I voted for her for the simple fact I was terrified Donald Trump would win. My vote in general doesn’t count for much since I live in Texas which is a big Republican state. Either way my conscious wouldn’t allow me not to vote. Many should have felt the same way. The election was not just about the Presidency it was also about some congressional seats. The Republicans have all of the branches of government as soon as Trump picks a Supreme Court Justice. This is unacceptable! Please get out and vote during the next election. If not for yourself for future generations.

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If I was a Trump supporter I would be livid. It has been a week since the election and already he has doubled down on what he claims he was going to do. He said that he was going to get rid of the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) yet he has already said he was going to adjust it. Donald Trump had some big talk against the establishment, yet his choices of his cabinet thus far have been mainly establishment picks. This is just the beginning, Republicans may hold all branches of government but they surely wont let him do most of the things he claimed he would get done. They will not like the term limits and will surely not let that pass. After all these career politicians are mainly Republicans.

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Donald Trump will be our President for the next four years. I am hoping for the best, but expecting the worst. Many things will be changing you can bet on that. Many have claimed the last time Republicans controlled congress and the Presidency was 1928, this is completely false. The last time George W Bush was in office and everyone knows just how well that went. Expect another financial crisis, that you can bet on. D0nald Trump wants to lower taxes for everyone, but has yet to talk about any cuts. This will crash our economy. Say what you will about President Obama, but since he was handed the Presidency he has fixed so many things the Republicans screwed up. If we learned anything from Reagan, trickle down economics just does not work. I rarely pray, but today and for the next four years I will be praying for our country and the future of my children.

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If you want change in this country voting for someone like Donald Trump will not be the way to do it. Voting is only half of it, you have the right to speak or write to your congressman. If you don’t believe in something the only thing we as Americans can do is stand together. The violence and racial tension in this country is only going to get worse. Everything seems to be getting worse. If you watch or read the news you see it. Monsters killing their children, people killing police men and women, the police killing citizens, rapists getting 2 years in jail, the list goes on. It’s sad and horrifying how violence seems to be a normal thing in the United States. We can do something about it, but only if we stand together. Republicans, Democrats, Christians, Muslims, Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians, Gays, Transvestites, Pro Choice, Pro Life, everyone can stand together. We as Americans choose to separate ourselves based on our beliefs. I’m quite sure everyone thinks killing and violence is wrong. Peace is what is needed in this country. As far as I’m concerned voting for Donald Trump was against everything we as Americans stand for (or are supposed to stand for). It’s heartbreaking. If something isn’t done now, this will only get worse.
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Trump Won?

This is a sad day in US history. Donald Trump is the President-Elect of the United States. Something that people joked about two years ago has become a reality today. Many Americans are celebrating, but more are upset. Voting is very important not only to our country as a whole but to yourself as individuals. Several people voted third party and in turn gave Donald Trump your vote.

It was not the easiest thing to watch in fact I just turned off the television and midnight, I couldn’t take the loss. I woke up at 3am checked the polls and my worst fear came true at that moment. From the very beginning, everyone thought it was laughable that Trump could make it as far as he did. The memes and rhetoric were mere jokes this joke has now become a reality.

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Most did not want to see either of the main candidates as their commander and chief. I did not either, what I did going to the voting booth was take the lesser of two evils. As past history dictates voting 3rd party gives the vote away. I did not want to see that happening. While Hillary Clinton has many flaws Donald Trump has far more. If you voted 3rd party your vote was essentially for Donald Trump so do not blame anyone but yourself. Others will argue that it’s the DNC’s fault for not letting Bernie Sanders run. That is partly true, but you had a choice picking 3rd party clearly did not help anyone other than Trump.

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If you chose not to vote at all because neither candidate appealed to you, I hope you’re happy with the outcome. This is beyond comprehension. Just how many people actually listened to this monster speak before casting a vote for him? The hate filled rhetoric spewing from his mouth actually appealed to you? I just can’t fathom the thinking and would love to understand it.

I taught my children to look beyond skin color, sex, and religious beliefs. This goes to show that not everyone parents the same way. My girls were just as disgusted as I was upon hearing the news and the oldest is 11. They understand how elections work and they watched debates they know what has been said. I was even asked if their friends would have to go back to Mexico because he became President. It’s hard being a parent in this day and age. It’s even tougher to watch the world crumbling around you. So much evil and hate in the world, now it’s at our doorstep. The bigots and racists are not hiding any longer they are right there on social media, on the news, in our public view for all to see. They are not ashamed. I did not know that Marty McFly came by with his time machine and brought us all back in time.

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Many of my own family and friends either supported or voted for Donald Trump. I was surprised but I was not shocked in the way I should have been. I even tried to debate it out with them, but they weren’t hearing it. My own spouse, while he didn’t vote and didn’t like either candidate preferred Trump. That has to do with his change in thinking upon moving to this shit hole most call Texas. Disturbed by the news by Midnight I was going to sleep. He woke up at around this time and I told him that Donald Trump is going to be President. His response was “Get out of here”. He thought the election was fixed to get Hillary Clinton elected honestly, I thought the same thing. Although his comments infuriated me after. He thinks he is a comedian and said “Great, now pussy grabbing will be legal!” He even decided to buy a “Trump Triumphs” newspaper and put it right where I would see it as I first woke up. Needless to say, he’s sleeping on the couch tonight.
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So Trump won as if that is not bad enough the Republicans have majority house and the senate. Again if you didn’t vote I would love to wring your damn neck right now. This election was important. All I can say is pray for America. I am not a religious person by any stretch of the imagination, but I will be praying. This is not the United States I know and love, I don’t know what this is. Congratulations to Trump supporters, you did it. You showed the world just how dumb we have become. Electrolytes it’s what plants crave is now a reality.

 

Fun Times Voting In Texas

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I always feel odd voting Democrat during a Primary here in West Texas. This time was no different. The one old lady (there were 5 old ladies) asked which party I was voting for, I said “Democrat” the women there all looked at me a little funny and they handed me a code and the “I voted today” sticker.

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I went to the polling booth, enter my number, I clearly see Ted Cruz on my ballot. I stepped back and said, “Um, excuse me. I have a Republican ballot, I wanted the Democrat ballot.” One of the women stepped back and said, “You want what?” She looked absolutely appalled. Every other person there agreed they heard me say, Democrat. After a few minutes, they fixed their mistake and off I went to my ballot.

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I prefer to vote early if possible. I’d much rather deal with a few people giving my dirty liberal ass dirty looks than 40 of them. Not that it bothers me all that much. You would think it would, but I’ve never been one to really worry about what others think.

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The last primary election I voted there was a little old man that looked like he wanted to beat me with his cane. I’m really lucky to be alive here. It’s not a real nice place to live, not at all. It is an oil town, so I suppose it’s to be expected.

After looking into the Democratic party a little further in my area, I have found that there are only around 50 members that participate in events. It turns out that Texas is one of the worst voting states, we rank 47 in voter turn-out.

2015 – November (Constitutional)
Registered Voters
13,988,920
Voting Age Population (VAP)
19,110,272
Percentage of VAP Registered
73.20%
Turnout
1,585,845
Percent of Turnout to Registered
11.34%
Percent of Turnout to VAP
8.30%

Texas Voter Turnout 2015 Election

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The problem seems to most of the voters that show up for the election are Republican. So….we are a red state, I blame ignorance. The education does absolutely suck here and I say that from the heart.

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I’ll continue to do my part and continue to vote, going to volunteer even, look at me doing shit. The people of Texas bitch the most about government, yet the majority does not even vote. You can’t bitch if you don’t vote I’m going to start calling people on it.

GET OUT AND VOTE TEXAS!

Voting in Chicago


 

For years, it has been a simple procedure to register to vote. I have been a registered voter since I was 18 years old. I’m pretty old so about half of my life we will say. In mid-July I moved from a rural area in Illinois to the city of Chicago. About a month after I went on the Chicago Board of Election website and printed out a change of address form and mailed it in. I am a busy person with three active children so it slipped my mind to check on it. When a member of my household received their voters registration card, I decided to look into it. When I looked myself up I was still voting in my old district this is a bad thing, yes the Presidential election it may not matter, but it will matter when it comes to where I live and the things that go on in my neighborhood. Frankly when I did vote in the small town you were lucky to find a democratic candidate on the ballot at all.  I called the board of election to find out what was going on, a woman let me know that I was able to go to my local park district and vote.

Three days ago that is exactly what I did, I waited in a long line to get to the front, a lady even had me fill out my signature card saying what I was giving her was fine. When I get to the counter the ill-tempered woman tells me she does not know what the hell is going on and sends me to a supervisor who makes a phone call and proceeds tells me to go to the downtown location to vote. I’m a woman so I’m pretty pissed off at this point. Seriously, I live here see look at the mail look at my ID. NO! HAHA you can’t vote here go downtown! This is a hassle, but in my opinion worth it, I cannot complain if I do not vote and I sure do love to complain.

 

About three days later I was dropped off at the elevated train, went to Washington/Wells stop walked about a quarter mile to the Chicago Board of Election on the 6th floor. I waited in a pretty long line, I would say at least 50 ahead of me and I was there fairly early in the morning. Some lady took my information and sent me to a separate line. I waited in that line around ten minutes or so and was finally able to vote I voted for Obama/Biden of course. There were many other things on the ballot that I felt strongly about as well. City workers pensions, they would like to lower them and it would affect family so that I voted against.  I found something on the ballot I had no idea was on there as well and I was intensely excited about, regarding federally regulating spending on elections. It would bring back the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling which was atrocious! Putting a cap on election spending would turn our country toward a better place to be. That should be everyone’s goal to get back on top in every aspect of your life including your country. So voting was finished I took the train back home and all was well.
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One line I stood in…
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In other news, I had a political costume for Halloween that I wanted to share. Her name is Mrs. Sarah Palin and she was shot by my buddy Dick Cheney…who is backing President Obama, spooky…..

 

Sarah Palin shot in the head by Dick Cheney…notice the rebel flag…