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A Wasted Day

November 9th, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Well, my day at the polls was a complete waste of time. Not only was it a long, long day, working hard with snarky people who showed not a bit of appreciation, but then it was capped by the worst nightmare I could imagine. I commented on another post, but I'll say it here, too. This waste of space will never be my President. And with that I'll let it rest.

Spending has been pretty lean. I did a couple of loads of laundry over the weekend, and this morning I bought breakfast for $4. Food was provided at the polling place (I guess that was the one good thing about it!)

Not much other news. I'm pretty sad and dispirited.

20 Responses to “A Wasted Day”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Thank you for doing your part, anyway. Altho I'm giving side-eye to the electoral college system right now, elections are still important. We will rebound. I have to believe it for my kids!

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    I'm just stunned; it's unbelievable.

  3. laura Says:

    I posted this elsewhere, but in a flurry of energy last night I baked lemon poppy seed and banana nut muffins which my family doesn't enjoy, so I divided them up two servings. I delivered one to my husband's surrogate grandfather who is still spry at 90 (he smiled and said "Oh good, celebratory muffins!" and then I delivered the other to my mom and stepdad who said "Oh, the consolation prize." I wonder how the two sides will ever reconcile. I've had good friends unfriend and block one another, and other who have left FB altogether. I'm just saddened and surprised and stunned.

  4. alice4now Says:

    This is not what I was expecting, and I keep telling my children it is up to the rest of us to support the freedom for all in this country.

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    There are lots of things I learned from this election. I learned that my way of thinking and the religion I practice are at different wavelengths and I most part ways and stay true to myself and the God I worship. I also learned that there will always be bigotry, xenophobia, gender inequality and hate in this world but I must never stay silent against the injustices of this world. I love people for who they are; skin color, sexual orientation, handicaps, nationalities, none of that stuff matters to me as long as you are a good person. Yes, I am an American, a Latina who happens to be very proud of her culture but most important, I'm part of the human race and Mr. Trump will never be my president.

  6. MonkeyMama Says:


    Agreed with Alice & NJDebbie. Is so important to fight for freedom and to speak up and protect others against injustice. It's all we can do, but it is a lot.

    I hadn't thought about it, but it's probably easier to deal with having young kids. I *had to* put on a happy face last night. (Most especially because my husband was losing it. For whatever reason, the men in my life seem to be reeling even more than the women).

  7. Ivanka Says:

    Wow, sore losers. So much for bringing the country together. Your candidate was probably the only person that could not beat Donald Trump. Next time ask your party leaders to not fix the election for a crooked liar.

  8. Butterscotch Says:

    Ivanka, we're all losers today, whether you realize it or not.

  9. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you, Ivanka, you have totally solidified my opinion of Trump supporters.

    Butterscotch, well said, and so sadly true.

  10. Petunia 100 Says:

    You cannot "bring the country together" by choosing large swaths of the population to hate and villify. Unfortunately, a disgusting excuse of a human being was shrewd enough to tap into the political discontent which MANY feel and exploit it for his own gain.

    I do wonder though at the accusation that the election was "fixed" for HRC. Umm, she lost. If the election had been "fixed" for her, wouldn't she have won?

  11. Joe Says:

    I have to agree with Ivanka, ask Bernie Sanders if he thinks the election was "fixed" by the DNC? Poor Bernie never had a chance.

  12. Joe Says:

    CB - Hillary supporters in action -

  13. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh jeez. Trolls so seldom find their way to SA--this is a sad sign indeed of how sick our country is.

  14. PNW Mom Says:

    Hey "Ivanka"....Trump said the election was rigged and voter fraud was rampant....but he won.... so really he won based on fraud right? And of course he didn't win the popular vote.

  15. MonkeyMama Says:

    I missed the memo where we were all Democratic Hilary supporters. ???

  16. CB in the City Says:

    Apparently the only reason we could dislike Trump is that we are blinded by Hillary obsession. Smile

  17. ceejay74 Says:


  18. PatientSaver Says:

    CB, I'm sorry you felt it was a wasted day. Truly, you helped Americans exercise their right to vote, and altho the outcome sucked, your work that day was not a waste. I have been as disappointed as anyone. I notice with some irony how Trump was making so much noise leading up to Election Day about the rigged system and intimating he might not take it lying down. Now that he's won, he hasn't said a word about that. I notice with pride how classy Obama and Hillary have been in their dealings with him post-election. I highly doubt the thug would do the same if Hillary won.

    Now we must concern ourselves with fighting the pro-choice battle all over again. I'm incredulous. Global warming? Doesn't exist, according to the moron.

  19. CB in the City Says:

    I felt like it was a wasted day long before the election results came in. I could have been at work, making twice as much, alongside nice, appreciative people. Instead I was saddled with some real jerks who yelled at me all day because I didn't know how to do what they've been doing for 20 years. Never doing that again. I'm taking my name off the list.

  20. Petunia 100 Says:

    PatientSaver, DT stated in a speech here in the San Joaquin Valley of California that there is no drought. We are 5 years into one of the worst droughts on record.

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