When I Finally Could Even

Okay, so fuck those motherfuckers, today I rant. This rant could take all day. I have hours.


I’M WITH HER. She’s a choice I’m proud to make, because she is competent and qualified and I feel she represents my interests. She’s going my direction, (forward) so I’m with her.


There are Republicans I like, and even some I love. I don’t understand them, but then, they probably don’t understand me.
However, in recent months, I have come to understand some people in ways I did not want.
I had no idea I was friends with so many hateful people. Being a Compassionate Conservative must be so passé. From what I’ve gathered, I am a ‘Libtard’ and I am not to take any of it personally, so in turn, what’s good for the donkey is good for the elephant, and they shouldn’t take any of my thoughts and opinions personally. I’m sure none of this pertains to them, or anyone you know.

First of all…

First of all, the level of cognitive dissonance is baffling.

Where I’m from, this is established. Hoosiers like their gay neighbors, because they’re polite. They don’t like other gay people, but these gay people, they seem nice enough. They don’t want them to get married or buy their pizza or adopt children, and they certainly do not want to see them engaged in any public displays of affection — the mere thought of that makes them sick! But these gay people, they’re okay.
Also okay are the Mexicans who run local, delicious businesses, black athletes, the Pakistani co-worker, their adopted biracial child, the Muslim man who married their cousin, and the dirty fuckin hippie who sells them weed. Other than that, the rest of them are unworthy of rights, let alone care.
Don’t dare mention hypocrisy.

(It’s really best to use small words whenever possible. Huge is not a bad word. Huge is a great small word. Huge might be the best of the small words to use.)

From what I can tell, there’s a section of America that feels like the nation has gone to pot.
I blame the internet.
Before the internet, all these people got to live in special little worlds where everyone’s just like them. Or so they thought.
In an effort to comfort themselves from the onslaught of progressive ideas, they consume only stuff that provides daily righteousness. They do not seek further knowledge, they do not question the source — they like it, and gosh darn it, it just makes them feel good!

Initially, I tired to argue with these people, to expose them to truth. Then I tried to explain satire. Then I tried writing a simple, “That’s not true,” to see if they would explore it further. They don’t. They surely think The Onion is a news outlet.

Daily, I am subjected to the poorly-spelled, salty outcry of people who think they’re better than other people.



I prefer to live in a world of diversity. I believe in bizarre things like beneficence. I like the salad bowl theory more than the melting pot theory.
I found this out early in life. When the Packards were explaining we don’t vote for Democrats, I was asking them why we didn’t have better Republicans to choose from, then?
My condition worsened at university, where I studied humanities in the teacher’s college. Where my boyfriend, in the school of business, read a book about some Narcissistic icon of greenliness being next to godliness, and I read it, too, and it solidified my opinion that greedy people are trolls and was he a FUCKIN TROLL?!? He then accused me of attending Marxist meetings behind his back and it only got uglier from there.

Still, all my emergent liberal years failed to prepare me for the insanity that is today’s political realm. Unprecedented comes to mind.
Y’all, most days I cannot even.
Lordamercy, prior to this, I’d never felt true fear from a political movement or its people.

My face. All the time.


I know you want me to tell you that the people spewing hate and ignorance are some people I don’t know well, some fringe people, but they’re not. They’re largely uneducated —  I’m no elitist, I’m just as much of a pleb, educated or not. They’re white, the lot of them — I’m white, I’m like lightest shade of foundation white. The difference seems to be in whether one feels one’s suffering is superior to all others’ suffering and whether one feels entitled to hoard privilege.

When my children ask me, “How can anyone think like that?” I have to pull out the notes from my secret Marxist meetings and tell them that life is very hard and some people believe the measure of their worth is determined by how much they have. Having more than other people makes them feel better. More stuff, more money, more power, more control.


The hateful don’t want anything handed to anyone because goddammit, they’ve worked hard to get what they have and everyone should have to work hard, too. If you try to tell them most of the people receiving aid are working, they pull out the story of the person they know who’s playin the system. I have a theory that no one actually knows these people, that they’re a kinda urban legend, but still, there are stories.
I suppose these stories must be true, and people must be playin the system, but it’s then that you must ask yourself why you are angry. Are you hungry? Is feeding someone else taking food away from you? How much food can you eat? The average taxpayer pays roughly $36 annually to feed their fellow Americans. Are you certain you want to be angry about that? I can afford to pay more.

I don’t understand it. If I hafta pay $36 a year so some woman can sofa surf and stay drunk, but I know her kid’s eating every day, I’m okay with that. That woman isn’t my business, I don’t know her life. Why would I be angry? Should I be angry I’m not drunk sofa surfin? Cause that’s how it sounds. It sounds like people are mad they aren’t livin in poverty, gettin handouts. It sounds like some sorta sick twisted jealousy.

“Boo-hoo, I had to buy my own sofa! Boo-hoo, I had to work for this gin!”

Whenever people go on a tirade about entitlements, I launch into a tirade of my own. I’ve been on food stamps — me, my husband, two kids, and one on the way. I’ve been the expectant mother in the free clinic, and I’ve been thrilled to find fresh bread and bags of apples in the WIC office. Those angry, greedy people then tell me that’s different. Why? Why is it different? Why was my need different? Cause I’m white? Cause I’m married? Cause he’s a veteran? Cause you like us personally? No, they say, “Cause you didn’t make it your way of life.” I fucking did. I didn’t choose it, but I certainly embraced it and made it a way of life for the better part of a year. People gave us virtually everything we had at the time, and we took it. Eventually, my husband found another good job. But let me tell you, he was workin mighty fuckin hard on a night shift at the goddamned box factory and it still wasn’t enough to feed a family and keep the lights on.

The hateful people tell you I should have worked, too. And I ask them if they wanted to buy me a car, pay my daycare costs, or take care of two kids and an infant while I did that. No, they did not want to help out with any of that. You know who helped me work? Family, ie, other poor people.

The hateful people say I shouldn’t have had kids I couldn’t afford, which is where the argument gets deeper and stranger and we quickly descend into a rabbit hole of epic proportions, where the sky may as well be purple and under our feet. Don’t have children you can’t afford and don’t use birth control and don’t abort, so don’t have sex, I suppose, because sex is a pleasure and we all know that poor people don’t deserve pleasures, be it a tin of smoked oysters, the taste of beer, a state-provided iPhone, or the love of a child.


Do you think the people who need help want to need help? Do you think they enjoy havin such little control over their own lives? Remember that time you wanted to buy your kid something, but it wasn’t in the budget? Imagine that’s an everyday, everything occurrence.
When you drive by signs that advertise fast food managers are bein hired for $14 an hour, do you think that sounds good? Do you think the people who manage fast food restaurants are entitled to have families? pets? parties?

Then those people should have better jobs, the hateful shout. What? Food service isn’t valuable? That’s not a good job? You don’t eat fast food? Managing a business should be a good job. This is America. You should be able to work your way from sweepin floors to ownin a franchise, if you work hard enough. The responsibilities don’t match the pay. The manager of a fast food restaurant should never qualify for aid. The manager should live in a modest, but nice, home with 2.5 kids and a dog, obviously.


I’m still not certain I can afford children. They’re rather expensive, even when I feel I can afford them, which is never in August, and very few Decembers. Two are cheaper than four…

Certain groups of people are allowed to have children, and they’re ‘allowed’ to take government money. Veterans for example.
There are veterans on food stamps too — and I don’t mean only the retired or homeless vets. (Why is that even a thing? Look that shit up.) Most enlisted military qualify for aid of some sort. Almost all qualify for WIC. Did you know at commissaries there are bags of groceries for purchase to help a needy military family? What does that tell you about how much we truly respect, value, and admire our armed forces members?

I’ll tell you what, ain’t no rich people shoppin at the commissary, buyin bags of groceries for needy military families. Same as everywhere else, the poor help the poor. For takers, we sure are a generous lot.

There are some people who, when you are cold, will give you their coat because they can’t bear to see you shiver. There are other people who will tell you, “You shoulda brought your own goddamned coat!”
Every year when we have a drive, Coats for Kids, I shake my head at the people who say, “These people knew that cold weather was coming, why didn’t they save up? So irresponsible! Now they expect me to buy their kids a coat!”

Nobody EXPECTS you to donate a fucking coat, Asshole, but thanks for that wondrous display of generosity of spirit. *thumbs up*

The same people who bitch about welfare moms who go to school for free, and get daycare for free, and get housing and food for free (You know, to get those better jobs!) — the same people bitchin about all that are quick to brag to you about how the VA put a new knee in them, and with Medicare chipping in, they didn’t pay a dime!

That’s entitlement for ya, puttin new knees in when people shoulda saved up for their own new knees, or taken better care of the ones they already had!
They earned it by serving the country and then gettin old and lazy. Some old people never get lazy and stop workin ya know. SOME people work til the day they die and they don’t complain about their bad knees or have the gall to expect me to buy them new ones!

Do you know what Medicare is? Government healthcare. Do you know what the VA is? Government healthcare. Do you know what Armed Services receive? Government healthcare. I have a bad Army hospital story, but they let me live for free. Our family of six paid less than $100 a paycheck for insurance, so listen to your Joey, there’s power in numbers.

But Oh, how the hateful people love their veterans. MORE FLAGS! And then they let some orange-faced fucktard insult a pile of veterans?!?
Cognitive dissonance!


We gotta take care of our old people, y’all. My heart breaks watchin some lil ol woman puttin her pills on two different credit cards and then writin a check for the balance. That’s some fucked-up shit. You think that orange-faced fucktard gives a crap about your grandma?


Not all, but most of these hateful people claim to be followers of Christ, which is an altogether nother matter I cannot line up. Remove the planks from yer eyes and do a little introspection: You know how Christ was, you know how you are — how parallel are ya there?!?



I went to a lady’s blog the other day…Y’all I liked this lady’s posts for about a year, cause recipes and fleurs and nature photos — you know, the kinda Nice Lady Blog I remind you I ain’t runnin here? I hadda unfollow her. Cause hate speech. I’ll take my hummingbird photos without hate speech, thanks.

People on Facebook be like, “Here’s a picture of a beautiful red flower” and Facebook responds with hate speech. Nobody can have proper discourse because some asshat has to interject some apropos to nothing politics at every fuckin turn.

A longtime friend of mine tried to tell me the orange-faced fucktard had a great plan to help working parents with daycare costs. She hadn’t read the whole thing, she said, but she’d seen it and he was right. I had to tell her, “We can’t talk about this.”


Now, that’s more than 2000 words on just social issues. Being a true blue bleeding heart liberal, I am most concerned with the social issues. I am concerned about the 1 in 7 children who are food insecure right here in my own community, but I believe in the land of plenty, there’s more than enough to share with an influx of immigrants, IF PEOPLE WOULD JUST STOP SKIMMIN FROM THE TOP!

Hand to Horus, I only have time to address praise for this rant. No objections will be acknowledged, and it is entirely possible anyone leaving hate speech will have their Gravatar cut out and affixed to the side of a Miraculous candle, lit for mercy, upon my pagan heathen Unitarian Universalist altar.

Is your blood pressure up? Here, look at the pretty trees.


I fucking love trees. I hug them all the time.

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81 Responses to When I Finally Could Even

  1. meANXIETYme says:

    I ❤ you so much, Joey.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lorriedeck says:

    I still can’t even. Thank God the election is two weeks today.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jewels says:

    Well said, Joey! I loved everything about this!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Thank you…just…thank you.

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  5. Josh Wrenn says:

    I love this! As a self-educated, white, LIBERAL, I approve this message.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. 😀 Those Marxist meetings… I knew one day we’d be pinning for them to return. I think you’re a glorious inhabitant of your country and would most gladly be advertising, glorifying, and multiplying you if you didn’t do that last thing yourself just splendidly. 😉

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  7. First of all….you do a rant proud ! Love and support from another Libtard. ☺

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  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    *Standing and clapping* Bravo Joey. Very well written, solid arguments.
    I’ve been chomping at the bit to chime in on this whole two-ring circus in your country for some time now but since I don’t live or pay taxes there I feel it is not my place to judge or tell others how their country should run.
    I felt the same kinda frustration as you with our federal election campaign last fall. The incumbent conservative party decided to make the Syrian refugee crisis their “time to take a stand for Canadian values” issue. The idiots rightly had their asses handed to them come election day because that divisive negative campaigning and fear mongering really doesn’t fly here – at least not with the majority of us.
    But I was astounded to see people I thought I knew and respected, friends and family, spewing some of the nastiest vitriol I’ve ever seen all over social media. The hypocrisy made me want to slap some people…grrr.
    How people who consider themselves to be good Christians can be so heartless towards others in need? I just don’t get it.
    I’ll stop here cause I’m feeling a rant coming on…time to step away from the screen and go stretch my legs 🙂

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    • joey says:

      Haha, yes, stretch those legs 🙂
      I cannot believe some of the things people will say to their own friends and family. So much Ew and No and REALLY!? It’s made me look at people differently, and I think I’m forever changed.
      Personally, I enjoy reading the political opinions of foreigners, because I like to see things from their perspective. It’s still skewed, but from a different angle.

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  9. renxkyoko says:

    Oh, my goodness !! Thank you very much .

    Like you, I had been reading bloggers who write inspirational posts everyday, then Bam, they ranted about how Hillary would take away guns, and how sick and tired they are of watching these 2 evil people everyday, and there’s one who thinks Trump is just a misunderstood person, yadiyadiya. I unsubscribed after reading their posts. Their human kindness , inspirational talks are just a bunch of lies and pretentions.

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    • joey says:

      Thank you for your supportive comment 🙂
      I am sorry we’re all in this together. It does not feel good to be blindsided. Saddens me that we get disappointed by those we previously enjoyed. Policies are surely in the background, because the obvious difference in attitudes is in the limelight this election.

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  10. colemining says:

    I’m not even American, Joey, and I can’t even. I have no idea how that guy is a viable ANYTHING, let alone candidate for POTUS. Rant away. I hope someone sees this and opens their mind even an iota.

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  11. baldjake70 says:

    Well said I loved it

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  12. jan says:

    Rant away. What’s happening in this country is insane.

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  13. rgemom says:

    I have been DONE with this election for months. I’ve unfollowed more people on Facebook than I can count, learned things about friends that I didn’t want to know. Preach on, sister! Sadly, the hate won’t go away after the election. My guess is the rhetoric and vitriol will continue, particularly from the uneducated, misogynistic, racists voting for that creep.

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  14. I totally agree! I just hope when this election is over, we don’t have to look at Trump’s face ever again. He certainly has stirred up a whole lot of hate for no good reason. He has helped us see how far we’ve come as a society, though. His backward thinking would have been fine in the 1900s, but this ain’t the 1900s!


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  15. I’ve still got the rooms free! Awesome post, loved it!

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  16. Joanne Sisco says:

    I don’t often read anything about the US Election, let alone write a comment. I just don’t have the time, energy, and sufficiently rich vocabulary of swear words to do it justice.

    The one thing you said that deserves repeating over and over again is that there is just SO MUCH available for EVERYONE – if only those at the top didn’t take more than their share.
    … to make it worse, those bastards at the top have sure done a really good job of deflecting the blame by pointing fingers at those who are the most vulnerable. Shameful.

    Well done, Joey.

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  17. Well, it had to be said. Thanks for expressing the points in such an eloquent and entertaining manner. ” Here, look at the pretty trees.” You crack me up! 😉

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  18. pluviolover says:

    I read it all. Maybe I will comment more later. For now, I sit here with this shit eating grin on my face (and stout in my paw), trying not to laugh till it hurts. You rant so well; a gift, indeed. Voted yesterday following the PP guide precisely. Happy to know you, joey. 🙂

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  19. Just want to go on the record to say that I’m a conservative Christian who isn’t the things/people you’re talking about and neither are most of the people I know. I’m not saying there aren’t any, but many of “us” aren’t. And neither are many of “you”, whoever that is. I also don’t hate liberals or think they’re all the same and, gasp, even have liberal friends with whom I can agree to disagree on a variety of issues and with whom I’m still friends. 🙂 If that makes anyone want to unfriend me or not follow my blog, that’s their decision. “They” statements are a bit like “Everyone says/does/believes…” or “All conservatives/liberals/whites/blacks/Hispanics/Muslims/Christians….”, they try to put people in boxes. Most people don’t fit in boxes.


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    • joey says:

      I agree, most people don’t fit into boxes, and I don’t like labels either. I haven’t found you to be a hateful person, and I am fortunate to have many conservative friends with whom I can not only find common ground, but also enjoy discussion. 🙂


  20. Anxious Mom says:

    When you rant, you do it right lol. I’ve unfollowed so many people over this election. The constant stream of demeaning, nasty crap took its toll after a while.

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    • joey says:

      It’s crazy the things people will say to one another, TO PEOPLE THEY CARE FOR, over an election. I suspect this tags some deeper part of us, when we get rocked by our own illusions or have our hypocrisy pointed out.
      And thanks 🙂

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      • Anxious Mom says:

        It really is. I’ve wised up over trying to talk politics with my people, being fairly liberal with super conservative people doesn’t go over well. I meant to add, I loved what you posted too about Christians. It pisses me the hell off to see such that vile crap over someone getting healthcare or a meal or Christmas gifts. It’s like they never bothered cracking over a Bible.

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  21. lifegoeson292 says:

    I am so glad I found this post. A few days ago I made the mistake of commenting of a woman’s post and I politely disagreed with her. (WTF was I thinking disagreeing with a woman). My comment was made lightly with a little humor. She became nasty and fired mean, ugly shots. I finally marked her email as spam, stopped following her and eventually I stopped hearing from her. I think this is the first election that two disagreeing people can’t be civil to each other. Trump has polarized our country. This election is horrible. I already voted and I’m just waitin’ for everyone else to vote. I can’t wait til Nov 8 (or is it the 28th??) Your post, and others’ comments, made me feel a little better today.

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    • joey says:

      I think it was about three years ago, some Nice Lady Blogger posted about the poor and the homeless and their laziness that I realized I didn’t have it in me to read such drivel. I couldn’t believe the things she wrote. I felt she should be ashamed. My disagreeing with her led to the same sorta name-calling that’s so popular right now. Heaven forbid anyone look at things differently.
      Thank you for your kind comment and I’m sure glad I made you feel better 🙂


  22. Dan Antion says:

    Mighty fine rant, Joey. sorry I missed it yesterday. From the moment I saw it, I was going to quote the “when a woman says first of all” and make some kind of humorous comment. Then I saw: “Do you think the people who need help want to need help?” and I knew that I’d have to leave a serious comment instead.

    Poor people don’t want to be poor, and rich people have no clue what it means to live in poverty. Most people don’t. Poor ain’t poverty. I think I explained that once. You can get past poor. You can escape poor. People need help to get out of poverty. I am happy to help, even if it means I can’t buy 2 cheeseburgers for $2 – who needs food to be that cheap? Well, poor people do, but they’d be better off with a living wage so they could buy better food than a fast-food cheeseburger. It’s all connected and most people give up after connecting one or two dots.

    I think every congress person and senator should be given 80 hours worth of minimum wage money, minus taxes, and be shoved into a crummy apartment in a bad district they represent, no car, no nothing and told: “survive for 14 days, and then you can have your stuff back.” And, surviving should include paying pro-rata rent and utility bills and feeding a child.

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    • joey says:

      Aside from data and statistics, I think money is a relative thing to most people. I’ve been ‘poor’ for all of my adult life, although I haven’t always felt poor, because I’m accustomed to making choices about money. For about a year and half, we lived below the poverty line, and I felt every bit of that, because there just wasn’t money enough to even make choices. More like mortgage or food? Should I pay the water or gas bill? Which one did I pay last month? And then, of course, months of not being in our own home.
      I’d say you’re right on how to fix the people who can’t imagine, let them see what’s it’s like. That’s the first thing I thought of when Joanne said she couldn’t think of bad things. But, the difference is, after 14 days or even a year, knowing it would end is a hope that the average poor person does not have. There is no knowable end to their suffering. Still, I believe you’re right in that it would at least help them understand a situation so far removed from their own.
      I’m glad you’re another helper in the world, and I’m glad you enjoyed the rant. 🙂

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      • Dan Antion says:

        I’d be happy to make them live like that for a year, of until they solve the problem. I was very poor my sophomore year in college. But, I knew it would end if I found a roommate or by summer when I could go home and get a summer job. Still, I had to choose, many times, between bills and food and laundry and pretty much anything that cost money.

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  23. bikerchick57 says:

    Oh my goodness, Joey, Bravo on this post. The part of it that stood out the most:

    “Not all, but most of these hateful people claim to be followers of Christ, which is an altogether nother matter I cannot line up. Remove the planks from yer eyes and do a little introspection: You know how Christ was, you know how you are — how parallel are ya there?!?”

    I want to yell this out all the time to the people and the party that call themselves Christian Conservatives – the ones that have no clue that they are not really following Jesus.

    The hateful people, the ones who are bigoted and have a skewed vision of the world because they don’t know what it’s like to be poor or living paycheck to paycheck or being treated horribly because of their color or sexual preference – those people need to walk in different shoes for about a month. That would change their opinions in a hurry. Unfortunately, that won’t happen any time soon and I fear the anger will only grow deeper. We all need to look at those pretty trees and start being kind and compassionate toward EVERYONE.

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    • joey says:

      It’s truly astonishing how some people can believe they are worthy of Christ’s compassion, but not others. I’ll probably never understand that. Gets me singin, “Jesus loves the little children…ALL the children of the world…” For cryin out loud, it was all right there in Sunday School! lol
      It’s a group of disenfranchised people with VERY LARGE PLANKS, Mary. VERY LARGE.

      Thanks for your support.

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  24. garym6059 says:

    Woah! I felt that verbatim nuke all they way down here in S. Indiana! Nice solid full of facts rant :).

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  25. Your rant is as complicated as this embarrassing, ridiculous election season. I hang up the phone, I don’t watch the news, I try not to talk politics, and I won’t take a stand here except to say that after watching all the theatrics involved, I wish we could leave the seat unoccupied. Would, we the people, even notice the difference? Hope you’re feeling better, Joey, and thank heavens this particular part of it will be over in a couple of weeks. 🙂

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  26. April says:

    I love your use of words! Especially your description of a certain candidate. I was going to write something about the election…..I’m not sure what I want to write, but I have some ideas. Thanks for the laugh out loud at the end. I love trees too. 😀

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  27. Prajakta says:

    I have been following the election closely and this comes so close to this inner frustration and humorless laughter inside me. I am not an American, I will probably never live there but this man I tell you…. Not even two weeks left now. Fingers crossed. And toes.

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  28. marianallen says:

    Where’s the I Fuckin Love This button? Thank you. Thank you.

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  29. reocochran says:

    I was raised to believe we were blessed with “extras” and that volunteering to teach headstart before it became paid positions was our responsibility since my brothers and I knew how to read and write. We packed up toys, books and a big basket of peanut butter and jelly or bologna and cheese sammies, or other portable stuff to feed kids their lunches daily all summer in the basement of a church but played at a nearby playground. I taught a color- blind child how to know which light on the stoplight was the one shining enough to cross the streets. My Dad took a week off from govt. job to march with Mom for Civil Rights.
    We were not reach, middle class but “fortunate” my parents defined us.

    Mom’s voted early for Hillary and so proud she is 88 (Nov 1) and voted for the first black President and first woman President. 😀
    Joey, I have to say, I work with 200 idiots who are bigots and mean, sometimes, to people behind each other’s back. One got fired for calling the restroom cleaning (accredited) Nurse from Cameroon, the “N” word. Yay, (dripping sarcasm) only one caught and 194 left. There are five people in the whole stupid warehouse who will vote for Hillary.

    I cry once a week with my heart hurting, knowing we are so backwards to have nearly 40-45% population who admire and “like” Trump. How in the world did they get that way??
    I have been pregnant 5x, one miscarried due to an IUD, one miscarried due to cancerous cervix surgery undergone; while they “forgot” to check whether pregnant, pre-op testing. The other two born due to condoms and spermicidal gel. Only one baby actually planned.

    The idiots think married people, as well as unmarried, “should know better.” Nope! Self righteous people who want to mind other people’s business. They don’t want planned parenthood nor abortion but feel free to judge those with “too many kids.”

    Then, I took money from my STRS to save house (couldn’t) and now, live in modest apt on my own. My warehouse wages were at “poverty level” and the past surgery which I had; applied for assistance. I received 100% “charity” from hospital and don’t care if I did. My grown son and wife are on Metropolitan housing but get child support to pay for my DIL’s two children. Just enough to go over amount to get food stamps. I am okay with helping them but this is so silly how people think they “want” to live like this. . .

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    • joey says:

      Thank you for sharing so much with us. I recognize much of what you said with issues in my own life, and those of my loved ones. Doesn’t it gall you that they count child support even if it’s in arrears? Makes me crazy.
      I’ve lost babies too ❤ *hugs*
      I had cervical cancer too ❤ *hugs*
      We have only one planned baby too, but all were wanted. I actually know very few planned children 🙂 I try to explain to people all the time that there is a huge difference between an unplanned child and an unwanted child. No one should be forced to have an unwanted child.
      I am so happy your mother got to make those statements in her lifetime. My father is gravely, terminally ill, but he voted on Wednesday. He posted a photo on Facebook, told us all, "If I can make the effort in my condition, you can, too." ❤ How proud and pleased and grateful we are to have such civic-minded parents.
      I have been fortunate with blessings all my life. Sometimes money, but always the love and care of people around me to make up for lack of money.
      I'm glad you see the 'extras', I'm glad you dispense kindness and compassion. How awful it must be to work with so many people unlike yourself. I know that feeling, but not at 194 to 1. (Except maybe at my in-laws' church! lol 😦 oh lol)
      It seems many have never learned to spot a narcissist, and I suppose good for them. But as I read someone the other day, "You could show me Hillary sniffing coke off a hooker's ass, having drowned a bag of kittens after burning down an orphanage on Christmas Day, and I still wouldn't vote for __orange faced fucktard__." That expresses my feelings as well.
      There were conservative nominees I didn't want, but there were some in that mix that I could have endured with respect for the position, with a sense of decorum, of patriotism, but not him. Never him.

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      • reocochran says:

        I am grateful for your allowing me to spew! It really helped me feel better, Joey! Thanks so much.

        Hugs back to you for wanting children who were unplanned. Hugs back to you for losses.
        Sorry you had cervical cancer, too.

        I could have tolerated Bernie Sanders or John Kasich in office but won’t be able to put up gracefully with the yucky idiot in office. Yes, he’s yellow and ugly, inside and out. 🙂

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      • reocochran says:

        So sorry about your father, Joey. I hope he is not in pain and a miracle happens! ❤
        I am proud of older adults who vote, especially if for our Team Hope (Hillary) versus Team Hate (Trump). Voting is important!!

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  30. reocochran says:

    reach = rich


  31. JoAnna says:

    I love this because I’ve been too nice my whole life: “….anyone leaving hate speech will have their Gravatar cut out and affixed to the side of a Miraculous candle, lit for mercy, upon my pagan heathen Unitarian Universalist altar,” really got me laughing. Except then, I think is she funny angry or really angry? But why should that matter? I’ve been complaining about not enough time to keep up with my emails, but I’m going to follow you by email anyway, cause I want to write funnier and you make me laugh.

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  32. Laura says:

    I love love love you and your fucking true blue bleeding liberal heart. Hug a tree for us today and rant ALL YOU WANT.

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  33. Have just discovered you over on Marian Allen’s blog – lovely. This one is especially good, but the ones from 2013 were prescient. Didn’t see many places to disagree. Nice meeting you.

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