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Dear 2016: You are fired. Go straight to Hell. Do not pass Go. Do not collect £200. [20161109|12:22]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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So that one thing that could have proved a tiny act of redemption for the shitshow that this year has been - not electing the racist, sexist, orange bigot with no clearly defined sensible policies as president - has not happened.

In a few months, the USA's first black president will be handing over the stewardship of the nation to a man who was endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan.

This is, to put it mildly, not good news for anyone who isn't white, rich and privileged. It is not good news for the rest of the world. I can't do anything other than apologise to my friends and colleagues. I am devastated that this is happening. I am sorry. Very sorry. So, so sorry.

I am not as blindsided by this result as I was by the Brexit vote. Perhaps it's because I lived through the Reagan and both Bush administrations. We didn't think things could get worse then, either. But they can. This is a man who who lies constantly and seemingly with impunity. With a compliant GOP in legislative majority and at least one Supreme Court nomination at his disposal, the damage he can do could well last far beyond the term of his appointment. This is a probability that I must recognise and come to terms with in the following months. And, coming out the other side, be willing to fight, through monetary donations to organisations whose work I believe in, by writing to my congressional representatives and through whatever other means I can of being politically active (suggestions welcome). I am a relatively affluent and privileged person. I can summon up the resources and the energy to fight for the rights and causes of the people who don't have those advantages, and I must do it.

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[User Picture]From: idunn
2016-11-09 11:02 (UTC)
I'm still in shock. I didn't sleep at all last night. I don't know what to say. I dunno, I'm just numb.

Weird time for introductions, but hi, I'm a friend of melissa_maples. You sounded awesome so I hope it's ok that I added you.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-11-09 12:24 (UTC)
Yeah. I'm numb, too. There's some time to adjust to the idea. Obama is still president for another couple of months. It's just appalling that this our follow-up to his class act.

Making a new LJ friend on this day is an awesome antidote to all the rest of this nonsense. \o/ Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: idunn
2016-11-09 12:33 (UTC)
I'm seriously gonna miss this First Family. The Obamas are so cute with each other, AND they're smart, classy people and good parents. It's really been a pleasure watching them. I hope they continue to be active in the political field after they leave the White House.
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2016-11-10 15:15 (UTC)
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