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Sun Jun 30, 2019, 08:58 PM

I'll be boycotting the 4th/45th this year.

Last edited Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:16 PM - Edit history (1)

I have had all I can take. I do not want to be around all of my Trump-supporting relatives on this day. I will not cause an argument or make a scene. I cannot in good conscience be social with people who actually cheer what is going on. I will stay in bed (wake me when it is over), lay on the couch or join Code Pink in DC. I haven't decided yet. But I will NOT be celebrating July 4th with this person in the white house. I am truly ashamed of this country.

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Reply I'll be boycotting the 4th/45th this year. (Original post)
Kath2 Jun 2019 OP
Bettie Jun 2019 #1
Kath2 Jun 2019 #2
DesertRat Jun 2019 #9
Bettie Jun 2019 #11
DesertRat Jun 2019 #13
UniteFightBack Jun 2019 #24
riversedge Jun 2019 #18
Iliyah Jun 2019 #3
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2019 #4
dchill Jun 2019 #6
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2019 #8
dchill Jun 2019 #21
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2019 #27
UniteFightBack Jun 2019 #26
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2019 #28
UniteFightBack Jun 2019 #30
greatauntoftriplets Jun 2019 #5
Kath2 Jun 2019 #16
Haggis for Breakfast Jun 2019 #7
Chin music Jul 2019 #33
saidsimplesimon Jun 2019 #10
Kath2 Jun 2019 #23
Roland99 Jun 2019 #12
DesertRat Jun 2019 #14
Kath2 Jun 2019 #25
hlthe2b Jun 2019 #15
blueinredohio Jun 2019 #17
Kath2 Jun 2019 #19
triron Jun 2019 #20
Kath2 Jun 2019 #22
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2019 #29
Kath2 Jul 2019 #35
yaesu Jul 2019 #31
zeusdogmom Jul 2019 #32
Caliman73 Jul 2019 #34
Initech Jul 2019 #36

Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:03 PM

1. We'll be driving the Democratic Party float in our tiny

red, Iowa town.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:06 PM

2. Good for you.

Right on!

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Response to Bettie (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:12 PM

9. Awesome!

I'll be spending the day with some like-minded friends grilling by the pool, enjoying good food, drinks and music. No TV. I have no desire to watch or hear about what the dictator-in-chief is doing that day.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:15 PM

11. A little worried about "outing" ourselves as liberals

but my kids tell me everyone already knows that.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:19 PM

13. I salute you for what you're doing

If possible, I'd love to see photos of the float that day.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:15 PM

24. Just smile and wave and if there is any flak you just blow kisses a give them a wink darlin'. nt

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Response to Bettie (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 10:34 PM

18. It will be OK. Have fun

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:06 PM

3. Ditto . .

Will have tv on any paranormal show or sci fi show . . . and then outside because my whole neighborhood will be lit!

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:07 PM

4. I will be at a Science Fiction/Fantasy convention at that time in Minneapolis..

with over 6,000 of my Geek friends.

Away from TV, computers, and my phone will be on silent. I will only use my phone for calls.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:09 PM

6. Somehow, that makes me a little jealous.

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Response to dchill (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:11 PM

8. Here is the link to the Convention I will be at.....

This will be my 16th year attending this convention.....

[link:http://www.convergence-con.org/|

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:10 PM

21. Sounds like something up my alley.

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Response to dchill (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:20 PM

27. We get in people from all over the country, even the world.

2 years ago, I was eating breakfast next to one of the Guests of Honor from New Zealand who happens to be a Prosthetics designer at WETA Studios run by Peter Jackson. He was part of the team that did the Orcs and Urak Hai masks and such for the Lord of The Rings trilogy. Norman Cates.

I talked with Norman for about 30 minutes. Showed him a Costume project I did for a client's con, a Bilbo Baggins Coat and Vest. The buttons for the vest came from WETA Studios and were the same exact mold that made Martin Freeman's for the first 2 Hobbit films. He was amazed. He asked me for a business card, I gave him 2. You can see the coat at my Flickr portfolio at [link:http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathy0552/albums|

You can see the coat in the 2016 Projects album. I design and make Costumes/Period Clothing

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:16 PM

26. Ooooo I can only imagine all the good Star Trek (TOS) stuff there. nt

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:26 PM

28. It is a Great Con.....

One of the Party Rooms is STAR TREK. One of my favorites. There is something for everyone at this convention.

Here are some photo albums from past years....[link:https://www.flickr.com/photos/convergence-con/albums|

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #28)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:38 PM

30. That looks like a lot of fun! It sure beats what I'm doing!!! nt

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:09 PM

5. I'm celebrating Bastille Day this year.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:41 PM

16. Right on!

I was the "loony, feminist" liberal who held her tongue last year but I cannot hold back any more. I will either argue with the morons or simply not engage. Not engaging seems right for me this year.

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:10 PM

7. You just gave me an idea.

I will be binge-watching the entire 39 episodes of "The Honeymooners."

Alice -- peel me a grape !

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:13 PM

10. Excellent idea, hopefully

Code Pink will get a lot of support for DC efforts that will not include showing up at the gates of Rump's private party celebrating him.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:15 PM

23. I'm really thinking of going Code Pink this year!

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:17 PM

12. We're in Mexico this week. They're actually hosting a 4th fiesta

broadcasting the Macy’s fireworks on a big screen here at the resort

Every single person here is wonderful and has infinitely more class than Twitler

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:22 PM

14. I'm envious! I love Mexico

Enjoy!!

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:16 PM

25. So do I.

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:23 PM

15. Will be hiking with friends & my beloved pup... Expect to come home so exhausted that...

shower, supper, maybe a beer or two and then bed will be ALL that is on the agenda.

So far, the weather seems like it will be favorable, albeit hot.

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 09:47 PM

17. I just hope it is NOT televised.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #17)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:04 PM

19. Probably will be.

I won'r be watching.

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:08 PM

20. Need a movement for mass boycott!

I'm in.

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Response to triron (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:13 PM

22. Trump is trying to co-opt the holiday.

F the holiday if he makes it for himself.

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 11:34 PM

29. Tomorrow, July 1, is Canada Day.

I'll put up my Canadian flag because Trudeau is way hotter than Trump. I also have a Norwegian flag that I put up on May 17 because Norway is a nice country that treats its citizens decently (and no, Spanky, they don't want to come here). And I'll hang up my American flag on the 4th because Trump and the GOP don't fucking own it.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 10:22 AM

35. "And I'll hang up my American flag on the 4th because Trump and the GOP don't fucking own it."

Well said. Agree 100%.

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 12:01 AM

31. Happy Canada Day, which is the only celebrating I will be doing. NT

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 12:32 AM

32. I will be celebrating July 4th in my community

The Community Band will play a concert before the annual parade starts. Wonderful parade - HS bands, neighborhood groups with their floats, etc., community groups, lots of candy to pass out to kids young and old, balloons, and yes some politicians.

There is an evening celebration party at the HS stadium - food, kids games, an aging rock/pop singer or group concert, local groups, etc. with pretty good fireworks with canned music after it gets dark. LOTS of people come.

But I won't be there this year. I will be at a nearby town - again with my community band. We will be performing before and during the town's fireworks. 1812 Overture during the fireworks. Should be a good show.

Yes there will a lot of tRump loving people but they won't be watching 45's narsisctic, megalomania mess in DC.

I'm not giving up on my country. And I won't let that horrible person in the White House ruin my love and joy of celebrating July 4th.

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 03:30 AM

34. Sorry to hear it. It can be really rough.

I said on another thread, that the 4th is about the ideals of the US, not what is going on right now. Being "proud" of your country without acknowledging its flaws is a childish right wing concept. I have never been proud or ashamed of the US. I am ashamed of some of the people and definitely of some of our history. I am also proud of our history and of many of our people. Binary thinking is for right wingers. They can't deal with the world and our country being a complex place so it has to be either or for them.

I know that things have been really difficult these past few years. Trump is the worst and he is definitely an embarrassment for the US. Patriotism is wanting your country to be better and doing something to make it so. What right wingers think is patriotism, wrapping themselves in the flag and screaming USA is Number One! is just immature people being immature.

If you can, celebrate what we want America to be, then on July 5th we go out and try to make it so.

Good luck!

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Response to Kath2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 09:43 PM

36. I'll do just about anything but watch Chump's July 4th Americagasm shit show.

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