November 13, 2016

Onward! Through the fog...

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Well, this has been an interesting week.  Tuesday night I switched to the news to see how the election was going, and then couldn't sleep.  Literally could not sleep.  I was so in shock, my brain wouldn't stop.  
A few days later, one of my colleagues (a non-traditional college student such as myself) posted on FB that if you voted for Trump, to please unfriend him.  I wasn't really too surprised, but what did surprise me was that one woman who did asked him if he was serious, and he replied that he was.  So, here is a guy who basically severed a friendship over the election.  
I private messaged him, asking him:
Do we really have so many friends that we kick them out of our lives
because we don't agree with their politics? 
How sad. 
If Clinton had won, what then?
Perhaps we are all in shock, making this moment a poor time 
to make rash, knee jerk reactions.
But, no, he replied "No ~ Trump is an abomination and a danger to the world"

I am as disgusted with our two party system as I have ever been.  My son asked if Gary Johnson managed to get 5% of the vote, and was saddened when I told him no.  He shook his head, and said no more.  But these protesters are really irritating.  It's over.  We have to do what we can to move forward.  What else can we do?  
I haven't been to class since last Monday, as our professor was at a conference on Wednesday.  It will be interesting to listen in on the conversation, as most of my class mates are Democrats, and most likely thought Hillary had it in the bag.  
I wonder how many American's will actually move to Canada?  I don't think Canada is amused.  This hilarious article by Mark Hill with Cracked.com gives us an idea.....(here)  I saw this posted on FB, and immediately shared it, although I think most people don't really read articles on FB, but troll through hitting their preferred reactions.
Anyway, it is a relief for the ads and campaigning to be over, because as it always happens every 4 years, we are all sick of it after nearly a year, with the usual frantic push the last 4 to 6 weeks.  
And now I will say no more.
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I need to do some reading today for class, as Carol is presenting tomorrow.  I have high expectations, because she seems very clever and smart.  I haven't read her articles ~ Prof. D asked us to post 3 articles that we used during the research so the rest of us will have some understanding.  Then there is a short question/answer period, which I see as him checking on whether or not we read any of them.  So, I guess I better get going!  

Love, 365

2 comments:

  1. The protesters aren't doing any good.
    Stopping people from getting home safely after working all day is not an intelligent or useful thing.I suspect the people out there marching and burning things and breaking windows aren't really as concerned with the outcome of the election as they are with having an excuse to raise hell.

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    1. Agreed, although there might be a few that feel really passionate about it all (whereas I'm just exhausted), and allow themselves to get caught up in the madness. Stupid. Hurting people without regard. Hope it stops soon.

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