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Yesterday's events have left me feeling physically (and mentally) sick. Anyone else? (Original Post) Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 OP
60% of America and most the world beachbumbob Jan 2021 #1
If Trump is not removed ASAP, this will happen again and again in the next 2 weeks. liberalmuse Jan 2021 #2
agree Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #14
Yes. Kind of similar to 9/11 feeling. bullimiami Jan 2021 #3
good analogy. School shootings, bombings, kids in cages...now a violent coup unfolding. Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #13
Anxious and somewhat nauseated. Trump has to go NOW. Shrike47 Jan 2021 #4
Definitely stressed physically. blm Jan 2021 #5
When I moved to Florida 24 years ago I sold the 12 gauge shotgun with rifle sights rzemanfl Jan 2021 #6
Stewing NotASurfer Jan 2021 #7
Had to take some time off. Fortunately have a boss who gets it. WTF is next? Afraid to ask.. Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #18
Yes, I am afraid. MythosMaster Jan 2021 #8
Severe back ache/muscle spasms--likely from fitful sleeping in a very unusual position. hlthe2b Jan 2021 #9
Exhausted SallyHemmings Jan 2021 #10
I was about to post something very similar. Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #11
Amen. One reporter said some of them were smoking cigars in their hotel lobby last night Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #19
I keep taking the long view, this will benefit us Amishman Jan 2021 #12
Yes, me too rusty fender Jan 2021 #15
I had to do a weightlifting workout to calm down nuxvomica Jan 2021 #16
Good strategy. I haven't been to the gym since March. Too many non-maskers. Need to do more at home. Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #28
I have a nice bench setup in my basement because I hated going to gyms nuxvomica Jan 2021 #32
Thanks. I tore my shoulder and bicep tendon which has really slowed me down. Aging sucks. Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #36
I just got a cycling trainer, so I can ride inside during the winter. Just did a session, bullwinkle428 Jan 2021 #30
I bought an exercycle for my developmentally disabled brother back in 2019 nuxvomica Jan 2021 #34
That is truly awesome! Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #41
The adrenaline was flowing strongly yesterday The Genealogist Jan 2021 #17
"numb and emotionally exhausted" Yeah, that resonates. Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #20
Yes. Extremely anxious. smirkymonkey Jan 2021 #21
I hear ya. Just want that airplane with his spawn on-board, in the air for anywhere else. Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #23
Not since 1812 has our (OUR) capitol been overtaken. Total security failure. And, was no surprise? Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #22
I was going to ask the same question. Feel really weird today. 58Sunliner Jan 2021 #24
Same here. Waiting for the next violent action. Cuz ya know they're planning it. Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #27
Yesterday, my blood pressure was so high, I thought I might have a stroke. Ended with sinkingfeeling Jan 2021 #25
angry and heartbroken. Same here Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #26
I had a shitty night's sleep, if that counts for anything. I know it was bullwinkle428 Jan 2021 #29
It all counts. The last 5 years have been a fucking nightmare. Like the bad dream that won't end. Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #31
Ain't got time for that when I'm white hot with rage. I direct it toward sorting this mess out, ancianita Jan 2021 #33
I normally feel the same. I guess this cult desecration of our house was very painful to watch? Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #35
It was painful. It's painful to imagine what will continue. I cry, get it out. Then start thinking ancianita Jan 2021 #38
Thanks Ancianita. "Good Trouble." Just lost 2 family members and sure that's not helping. Take Care. Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #39
You take care, too, ED. ancianita Jan 2021 #42
No because they failed big time malaise Jan 2021 #37
I hope he goes down in flames. His cult base however, sees it as a beginning. Terrorists. Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #40
The cult has a small number of capable persons malaise Jan 2021 #43
Not sure which video you are referring to Malaise? And who accompanied them? Not any of 45's fam. Evolve Dammit Jan 2021 #44

liberalmuse

(18,667 posts)
2. If Trump is not removed ASAP, this will happen again and again in the next 2 weeks.
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 02:56 PM
Jan 2021

I am starting to feel that nothing is going to be done, and that makes my blood run cold.

rzemanfl

(29,511 posts)
6. When I moved to Florida 24 years ago I sold the 12 gauge shotgun with rifle sights
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 02:59 PM
Jan 2021

and an 18.5" barrel I bought for deer hunting. I have regretted that many times. This is another.

MythosMaster

(442 posts)
8. Yes, I am afraid.
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:00 PM
Jan 2021

I took a break from radio and news for a few weeks. I checked in on the election results and holy cow.

hlthe2b

(101,337 posts)
9. Severe back ache/muscle spasms--likely from fitful sleeping in a very unusual position.
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:01 PM
Jan 2021

Uggh. I can't get comfortable and literally crawled upstairs to try to find some long-expired muscle relaxants and a heating pad.

All from the mental anguish of the past two days, I'd bet.

Ferrets are Cool

(20,990 posts)
11. I was about to post something very similar.
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:04 PM
Jan 2021

Yesterday's events were horrific. Those terrorists INSIDE the Capital were unacceptable. I am, however, just as disturbed, if not more so, by the lack of policing AND the lack of arrest that have been made so far.

It's 3 pm Eastern time while I type this and less than 65 people have been arrested for their participation in the malicious attempted take-over of our government. And, afaik, NONE of the ringleaders, or the main culprits have been detained or arrested. Instead, they were allowed to waltz out of there heads held high, laughing and cavorting with their antics.

Am I disturbed? More so than I have been in a long, long time. And still, the Main Ringleader is in the WH with the nuclear football at his disposal, and all his powers. Yes, I am sick today.

Amishman

(5,527 posts)
12. I keep taking the long view, this will benefit us
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:08 PM
Jan 2021

Yesterday finished driving an irreparable wedge between the conventional republicans and the Trump zealots.

Republicans will have to move center to make up for the votes they won't be able to get anymore from the lunatic fringe.

Whoever rigged the building security to be completely inadequate did us a huge favor, as traumatic as it was to watch.

nuxvomica

(12,294 posts)
16. I had to do a weightlifting workout to calm down
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:12 PM
Jan 2021

Nothing clears the head like pushing some iron. I mentioned it to a co-worker and he was going to do the same. Vigorous exercise can help with the rage we feel. Otherwise it can be directed inwardly, which is not good; it can make you physically ill.

nuxvomica

(12,294 posts)
32. I have a nice bench setup in my basement because I hated going to gyms
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 07:37 PM
Jan 2021

But I also have a fairly cheap pull-up bar that hangs without screws on the door jam and I do pushups on the carpet. It's actually pretty easy to put together a good workout with hardly any equipment. I've worked out more since the pandemic because I got tired of looking at screens all day between work and entertainment. And it helps with the anxiety about, well, everything.

bullwinkle428

(20,625 posts)
30. I just got a cycling trainer, so I can ride inside during the winter. Just did a session,
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 07:35 PM
Jan 2021

and it made for a nice distraction.

nuxvomica

(12,294 posts)
34. I bought an exercycle for my developmentally disabled brother back in 2019
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 07:46 PM
Jan 2021

He doesn't drive and lives with my sister, spending most of his time in his room since COVID. When I bought him the exercycle, everyone thought I was nuts, that he wouldn't use it. He uses it every day and loves it. It's been a real blessing for him the past year.

The Genealogist

(4,723 posts)
17. The adrenaline was flowing strongly yesterday
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:13 PM
Jan 2021

I managed to sleep OK, though not as long as I should. But then I spent most of the morning fighting off a massive panic attack. I'm mostly just numb and emotionally exhausted now.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
21. Yes. Extremely anxious.
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:26 PM
Jan 2021

I can't seem to calm down. I'm not even caffeinated, yet I feel like I have had about 5 cups of coffee. And I don't even drink coffee anymore. I hate this feeling. I feel racy and nervous. Part of it is that I have not slept well all week.

I just want him gone. I don't think I will really be at peace until he is.

Evolve Dammit

(16,456 posts)
22. Not since 1812 has our (OUR) capitol been overtaken. Total security failure. And, was no surprise?
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:26 PM
Jan 2021

Knew about this for weeks. WTF happened?

58Sunliner

(4,310 posts)
24. I was going to ask the same question. Feel really weird today.
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 03:46 PM
Jan 2021

Like a PTSD flare-up. I had to rest today as I did not sleep well last night It's like we all witnessed a trauma that has made me feel less safe. I can't wait till Biden is in charge. No one is in charge right now and a mad man could violate us/our country, again.

sinkingfeeling

(51,032 posts)
25. Yesterday, my blood pressure was so high, I thought I might have a stroke. Ended with
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:12 PM
Jan 2021

just a splitting headache. Fine today, but still both angry and heartbroken.

bullwinkle428

(20,625 posts)
29. I had a shitty night's sleep, if that counts for anything. I know it was
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 07:33 PM
Jan 2021

stress related to the day’s events.

ancianita

(35,614 posts)
33. Ain't got time for that when I'm white hot with rage. I direct it toward sorting this mess out,
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 07:37 PM
Jan 2021

finding the agents and executors of these events. It keeps me sane because I refuse to feel weak about it, because that's how one dies.

Very sorry you felt that way, and I'd make some lame joke about your living up to your name.
But I won't. Because I understand. I just deal with these "events" differently.

Evolve Dammit

(16,456 posts)
35. I normally feel the same. I guess this cult desecration of our house was very painful to watch?
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:19 PM
Jan 2021

And he's not done. My rage has been strong since 1980, but increased after 2000. It has cost me, and scares me at times. And I am not happy about that either. I sometimes wish I could ignore all the injustice, racism, corruption, destruction. Those that can are more at peace. But I can't.

ancianita

(35,614 posts)
38. It was painful. It's painful to imagine what will continue. I cry, get it out. Then start thinking
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:28 PM
Jan 2021

for solutions. I doubt I'll ever be in peace. Like that of our opponents, my tension is what holds me together.

Unlike my opponents, I love good trouble. I support those who make it.

Then I also realize my age, realize my capacities might be diminishing, and then think, NAH. F THAT.

You picked your name for a reason. I love your name. And I'm proud of you for not being able to ignore the bad trouble.

Every now and then we just need somewhere to grieve. I see that around here and it's a good thing.



malaise

(266,937 posts)
37. No because they failed big time
Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:26 PM
Jan 2021

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and Trump has finally been exposed as a terrorist who tried to wipe out Congressional leadership.

Down he goes

malaise

(266,937 posts)
43. The cult has a small number of capable persons
Fri Jan 8, 2021, 04:36 AM
Jan 2021

Looks like loads of lumpen, idiots, criminals and clowns. Watch the video with Elizabeth who was crying while saying we were storming the capitol; this is a revolution. I got 'maced'. Watch the fools giving up their identities to gloat while saying it wasn't them. Which revolutionary invades Congress to steal computers, podiums and smoke weed?

They didn't even realize he did accompany them as promised.

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