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Karma can be swift if you are stupid

Last night was one of the most heartbreaking things I have ever watched. I so wanted her to win, instead her direct opposite won. He’s virtually illiterate, he’s a misogynist, he’s a racist, he’s liar, he’s a cheat, he’s xenophobic, he’s a bully that lashes out. He’s child rapist. He only went to Wharton for 2 years and it was too hard so he left. He’s a vindictive asshat. He married an immigrant twice but hates immigrants.

I’m not surprised that people who hate people who have education and critical thinking skills and are bigots themselves voted for them but I am angry at the third party idiots who voted for Johnson and turned the tide in FL and MI. The man didn’t know what Aleppo was for pete’s sake.

The ironic thing is that a Republican Congress and President can now repeal Welfare, Education grants, Medicare, Social Security, the programs a lot of the people who voted for him use. Whoopsy.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell will probably return. Mining and logging will now be possible in National Parks, The Koch bros have been trying to mine the Grand Canyon for years, better go see it before it’s a strip mine. The EPA and the Dept of Education could go as well as OSHA laws, get hurt because your employer violated the rules, too bad so sad. Banking reform laws are you serious?

If you are a minority, an immigrant or a non-Christian of any sort, we just joined a theocracy that brooks no difference.

The Handmaid’s tale is coming for women. Roe v Wade and Title ix, is now under attack.

Trans people better keep to the bathroom laws or you will be in trouble,  as far as these people are concerned you are an abomination in their eyes. And there is no gender neutral, non binary or any other precious flower in the eyes of the law.

If Obamacare is repealed a lot of people will have no healthcare and preexisting conditions, well you won’t be able to afford it anyway, and because I work in healthcare insurance I may have lost my job. Ironically, I won a contest at work by the Ethics and Compliance dept and it’s company tote bag with a water filtering bottle, a mirror for distress signalling and a pen. Guess I’m ready to be a prepper.

I’m wearing black every day until the Inauguration, my hopes just died.

Welcome to an ugly new world, I’m glad I live in CA and gee we can all get stoned now so were sedated and won’t mind when we get screwed.

Thought on the election and a playlist to deal with it

I waited until today to vote because I wanted to stand in line with other people who would be excited to vote and they were. I’m usually the 3rd or 4th person in line when I arrive before 7am. This morning I got there about 6:30 and I was closer to 20th in line. The line quickly went around the building and around the 7/11 parking lot next door.

People were standing absolutely quietly in line. Maybe because it was early but the woman who got in line behind me said she had never been so excited to vote and the woman who was getting in line behind her and said she was surprisingly emotional about it.

The atmosphere felt a little like being in church on Christmas Eve, full of anticipation and yes, hope. Hope that our voices would be heard.

The crowd was at least ¾ s female and mostly younger than me.

I know I was excited. I haven’t been this excited to vote since June 6, 1972, my first time. I have to admit I voted Republican that first time because my parents were Republican but that was the only time and after Cam and I came out Mom and Dad started voting Democratic while still being registered Republicans because of the hate the Republicans were spewing against gay people. I don’t think they ever voted for a Republican again. Having gay kids made them converts. For my dad it was a switch back, he was a Democrat until he married my mom. The difference between being raised on a rural farm in Illinois and having been deprived during the Depression , riding the rails as a hobo and having joined FDR’S CCC in California to get a meal and a job  and finally joining a union and a woman whose parents were well of during the Depression in California and who hated FDR.

So today I voted for the women who went before to give me a choice to make my voice heard. Please vote, it’s so very important.


Election Day Playlist

All over the world – Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger

America the Beautiful – Melinda Carroll

America the Beautiful/ This Land is Your Land – The Limeliters

America (My Country Tis of Thee) Craig Duncan

Battle Hymn of the Republic – Craig Duncan

Be thou my vision – Craig Duncan

Blowin’ in the Wind – Peter, Paul and Mary

Boys in Green – John McCutheon

Da Pacem – Libana

Don’t lose heart – Cris Williamson

Dona, Dona, Dona – The Chad Mitchell Trio

Dona Nobis Pacem – Melinda Carroll

Dona Nobis Pacem – Yo Yo Ma

Every day heroes and heroines – Deidre McCalla

Follow the light – John McCutcheon

Freedom is Coming – Circle of Songs Kate Marks and Friends

From a Distance – Bette Midler

Hawaiian Roller Coaster – Kamehameha Schools Children’s Choir

Hard Times Come Again No More – Yo Yo Ma, James Taylor, Edgar Meyer, Mark O’Connor

Hills of America – Emerald Rose

I will be gentle with myself – Circle of Song – Kate Marks

Ishq’ Allah – Melinda Carroll

Jubilate Gaia – Libana

Just around the Riverbend – Judy Kahn

Last Night I had the Strangest Dream – The Limeliters

Let there be peace on earth – Melinda Carroll

Peace is – Fred Small

Peace Prayer Mandala – Libana

Peace Train – Cat Stevens

Ready for the storm – Kathy Mattea

Singing for our lives – Holly Near

Something about the women – Holly Near

We shall not be moved – The Seekers

Well, may the world go – John McCutcheon & Tom Chapin

Women of our time – Judy Small