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Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:45 PM

I am sickened and ashamed

To be American now. I am in my 80's, served in our military, never missed an election, never arrested, always paid my debts, have a 800 + credit score, held a top secret clearance with DOD and I am sick at what we have become with trump. He is a liar and coward and why people support the bastard is beyond me. I am glad I am closer to the crypt than the crib now. I pity my Great and great great grand-kids.

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Reply I am sickened and ashamed (Original post)
AZ Jim Oct 2018 OP
TheCowsCameHome Oct 2018 #1
PNW-Dem Oct 2018 #25
Bradshaw3 Oct 2018 #2
SCVDem Oct 2018 #58
Doodley Oct 2018 #3
ADX Oct 2018 #55
Kajun Gal Oct 2018 #4
Doodley Oct 2018 #10
Kajun Gal Oct 2018 #22
pazzyanne Oct 2018 #48
RVN VET71 Oct 2018 #33
Kajun Gal Oct 2018 #34
RVN VET71 Oct 2018 #39
whathehell Oct 2018 #45
saidsimplesimon Oct 2018 #5
lunasun Oct 2018 #6
DonViejo Oct 2018 #7
PandoraAwakened Oct 2018 #8
peacebuzzard Oct 2018 #11
Kajun Gal Oct 2018 #35
peacebuzzard Oct 2018 #67
Kajun Gal Oct 2018 #69
KentuckyWoman Oct 2018 #18
peacebuzzard Oct 2018 #68
peacebuzzard Oct 2018 #9
grantcart Oct 2018 #12
FOG Oct 2018 #13
renate Oct 2018 #32
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #40
lunasun Oct 2018 #56
gopiscrap Oct 2018 #71
calimary Oct 2018 #14
Kajun Gal Oct 2018 #36
47of74 Oct 2018 #62
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2018 #15
Stuart G Oct 2018 #16
George II Oct 2018 #17
Stuart G Oct 2018 #21
True Blue American Oct 2018 #47
dameatball Oct 2018 #19
pnwmom Oct 2018 #20
BadGimp Oct 2018 #23
lenegal Oct 2018 #24
They_Live Oct 2018 #26
Hoyt Oct 2018 #27
TheCowsCameHome Oct 2018 #28
whathehell Oct 2018 #44
Martin Eden Oct 2018 #29
defacto7 Oct 2018 #30
yuiyoshida Oct 2018 #31
usaf-vet Oct 2018 #37
Susan Calvin Oct 2018 #46
Initech Oct 2018 #38
roscoeroscoe Oct 2018 #41
whathehell Oct 2018 #42
Susan Calvin Oct 2018 #43
virgogal Oct 2018 #49
KT2000 Oct 2018 #50
lapfog_1 Oct 2018 #51
MFM008 Oct 2018 #52
mahina Oct 2018 #53
C_U_L8R Oct 2018 #54
47of74 Oct 2018 #63
red dog 1 Oct 2018 #57
florida08 Oct 2018 #59
Ananda62 Oct 2018 #60
lanlady Oct 2018 #61
benld74 Oct 2018 #64
geretogo Oct 2018 #65
duforsure Oct 2018 #66
Honeycombe8 Oct 2018 #70

Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:46 PM

1. K&R

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:14 PM

25. Never Give Up

AZ:

I hope you are who you say you are. If so, thank you for your service. However, you are saying exactly what the Corporate powers want. They want to demoralize us. I, for one, refuse to give up!

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:46 PM

2. Well said

And here's to you outliving the POtuS!

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 04:07 PM

58. Or the

 

Potass!

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:49 PM

3. For every action there is a reaction. Each time the pendulum swings one way, it swings back

the other way.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 02:46 PM

55. AMEN...

 

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:53 PM

4. I appreciate all you have done for our country. Please keep in mind though, this is not

 

what "we" have become. The majority of normal, wholesome Americans do not back this man. Have faith in the young millenials. At age 61 myself, I do. At age 90, my mother does. The only ones who back this so called man are few and far between. Have faith.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:03 PM

10. DU needs a like button. I like this a lot.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:01 PM

22. 💙

 

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Response to Doodley (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 10:28 AM

48. I would like a "LIKE" button also!

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:12 PM

33. I'm troubled that it's actually millions

who blindly, stupidly, meanly and cruelly support the bastard. Not a majority of us, of course, but enough to leave me feeling really sad and disturbed about the country and where it's headed. Worse, what Trump lacks in numbers he makes up for in corrupt GOP vote stealers and repressors.

I'm preparing myself for the worst, but hoping there are enough Blue voters to overcome the disadvantages wrought by GOP repression. If we can take back the House, that's a great start. But the Senate is going to be a lot tougher. And the State legislatures and governorships harder still. But if the Blue Wave doesn't come ashore in November, it may well be over for the USA.



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Response to RVN VET71 (Reply #33)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:19 PM

34. Well, yes it's millions if you look at the 2016 election. But some of those millions only

 

voted for him because they were voting AGAINST Hillary, which I do understand but I knew better. Sometimes, most times, you have to base your vote on the lesser of two evils and a lot of people really didn't know Trump's history from the 70s and 80s. I think they see it now, the things some of us old folk already knew. So hopefully the blue wave will come to pass! Always gotta have hope!

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #34)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:58 PM

39. I agree that most of the voters for Trump in 2016

would choose another person if Trump were running in 2018. But they won't be voting for Trump, they'll be voting for the bastards who kissed his butt so he'd endorse them for the House or Senate.

I honestly don't think the fabric of union will hold if we have to wait until 2020 to throw the garbage out. And I'm very concerned that the Duncan Hunters and the Marsha Blackburns and Ted Cruzes are going to win and stifle the Blue Wave.

There is hope, though. If the millions of people who see Trump and the GOP for what it is turn out at the polls, we just might pull off a historic victory. If.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 08:44 AM

45. +1000 n/t

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:55 PM

5. A signature line for our age, lol.

I started reading with dread, then delight to discover another desert treasure. May those who love rumpie stick with plans to retire in Florida, we have exceeded our quota.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 06:59 PM

6. I hear you it is in a sickness right now but we have to have hope . My uncle is almost 80

His take is he just has to stick around now to see what happens when it all turns around the other way. No way he is missing the fall of this plague .
Thank you for being a role model, a great citizen , and for your service .

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:01 PM

7. K & R

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:01 PM

8. From one Arizonan to another..

I'm counting on the Millenials and Gen Z to right this ship. Take heart, there are many speaking truth to power now.

For a deep dive into tRump's visit here, see my article "Inside Skinny on What Trump's Friday Visit to Mesa, AZ is REALLY All About" at https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211292644

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Response to PandoraAwakened (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:08 PM

11. I did see many young Gen Z in the voting line today

I am in deep red territory and there were more in the voting line I have ever seen before.
I was relieved to see quite a few smart looking females in line, they looked very much like part of the women’s group to me. I love ❤️ that! I am in Tennessee....

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Response to peacebuzzard (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:21 PM

35. Love your login name!

 

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #35)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 12:51 PM

67. Why, thanks!

Years ago, DU offered the opportunity to change login names, but I have kept the same name since day 1.
So, did Kajun Gal immigrate to Arizona?

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Response to peacebuzzard (Reply #67)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 08:42 PM

69. Nah. Born southern. Still live down south. Hoping to move! Lol!!!

 

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Response to PandoraAwakened (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:56 PM

18. I don't know one Gen from the next

My Grand nieces probably qualify for one of all of the "Gens". Between 20 and 40 every one of them are engaged and active in the process. Progressives the whole lot of them. Yes they are often glued to the screens and yes I get frustrated when Happy Birthday is a text but I've come to accept those quirks and accept how people interact changes over time.

The significant others they have picked out are pretty first rate as well.

I have a lot of hope for the future of this country.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 21, 2018, 12:59 PM

68. I really don't either, I just thought Gen Z was probably the latest.

The voting line in Knoxville, Knox County surpassed the 2016 early voting and I saw for the first time many young voters and a noticeable unRepublican crop of women voters.

In this area, Republican women are ultra conservatively dressed and are mostly blonde/pale. Almost as if they go to church every day.

This voter line had many dark tones and tattoos, blue hair, green hair, torn jeans, relaxed clothing etc. It was definitely an under 30 crowd, hope this trend continues

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:02 PM

9. I know, it's a tragedy our great nation

Is being looted and torn apart by these greedy despicable treasonous bastards.
The hate they have towards anyone not like them or enabling their agenda is demonic.
At this moment we truly are lost, and so dependent on a turning tide in November.
Welcome to DU Jim, you have company here.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:19 PM

12. Call the Sinema campaign and volunteer to phone bank

It may not make a difference in the election but you will feel better

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:40 PM

13. agree w/az

agree. many are out here, and it takes a while to get together, even on a seemingly small issue.

that may be the difference, that we are looking for a coherent (if not comprehensive) answer that just isn't possible in a complex and changing environment.

remember that age and guile will defeat youth and enthusiasm; at least over the long haul.

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Response to FOG (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:09 PM

32. welcome to DU!



I respectfully disagree that age and guile defeat enthusiasm over the long haul--at least, not always. But it does feel pretty universally true sometimes.

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Response to FOG (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:41 AM

40. "Remember that age and guile will defeat youth and enthusiasm."




Thank you, FOG and welcome to DU. You have found us and we are all the better for it.

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Response to FOG (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 03:07 PM

56. Good post . Welcome

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Response to FOG (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2018, 12:58 AM

71. welcome to DU

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:43 PM

14. Welcome to DU, AZ Jim.

I feel your pain, my friend.

It used to make me so sad when President Obama would repeatedly refer to the darker depths of the American psyche, the resentniks of the far right who want this to be a whites-only country, who resent the empowerment of women, people of color, and gays, and he'd insist in speeches that "that's not who we are."

I remember realizing that, in my mind, the immediate reaction was - "No. Wrong. That's EXACTLY who we are." I remember how sad that made me feel.

I've said before that the high I felt on the night of his election to his first term - how I was so sure this was the confirmation that America had finally gotten over itself in the racial thing. That we'd FINALLY grown up about it, and turned the page. I was so hopeful. That was such a wonderful golden night. So full of promise and a new tomorrow that would be better and more just for EVERYBODY.

MAN was I wrong. All the rise of Barack Obama really succeeded in doing was to rip the scab off the wound that had kept covered all the deep-down hot roiling toxins of racism, misogyny, and homophobia thoroughly infecting the American body politic. Stuff we haven't gotten over, or beyond. Stuff that still infects and infests us. I thought this meant we were over all that. And I dared to look forward to breaking that NEXT glass ceiling (now that we'd done away with this one) and put a woman in the Oval Office, too. It'd be a one-two punch, DOING AWAY with all that old corrosive shit. We'd prove to all the world - AND to ourselves - that this was a new dawn, of a new era, in a new world, where ANYBODY could get ahead - indeed, all the way to the White House - in this uniquely remarkable country. Where ANYBODY can make it, regardless of their social standing, the size of their bank account (or lack thereof), where they lived, their skin color, their gender, or their sexual orientation. This was truly a magic place, this country. The shining city on a hill that made us the envy AND the inspiration AND the HOPE of the world.

MAN was I wrong.

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Response to calimary (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:26 PM

36. No no no!!!!! Obama proved you wrong. Saying this in love only...Obama is way cool

 

and he is touching the young, the older, and the ones who KNOW that race does not matter. The Progressives! Never give up. Never!

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Response to calimary (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 06:56 PM

62. As much as I admire President Obama I think he wasn't hard ass enough with the reich wing

 

He should have told them to go fornicate themselves instead of trying all this reaching across the aisle stuff. President Obama should have realized on day one that the Republicans would never work with him and do their damnedest to punish him and the country for having a black man as President and struck back hard against every last one of their slights and insults.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:45 PM

15. KR NT

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:49 PM

16. I wonder what it felt like in 1930..as things got worse and worse..no end in site..

..Who knew things would turn around with a bright New York disabled man?.. Who would have bet on that one?
..And his wife was brilliant too....A great leader in her own way...so no one knows...It could go bad, or it could go good. There are many young strong leaders who are ready to take the lead. We will see. Beto is one, just to name one..You can name more...Name the ones who give us the most ...HOPE...

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:55 PM

17. We reacted positively by electing FDR, and again by electing:

Jimmy Carter after the corrupt Nixon/Agnew administration
Bill Clinton after 12 years of Reagan/Bush
Barack Obama after the bush administration

We're going to regain some control in January, hopefully enough to keep the train from running off the rails, and then we have a half dozen or more bright young men and women just itching to turn this country around in two years. I hope it's not too late.

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:57 PM

21. It is not too late..especially if we take the House and the Senate..and stop this in January..

And January is just 3 months away..about 90 days.....I would like to say, and this is the truth, I never thought that Obama had a chance. Even as his campaign got stronger and stronger. A bright, Afro-American from Illinois, a senator, but not well known. What kind of chance does he have?...As someone said
........Anything goes...and anything does....

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 09:08 AM

47. But how frustrating.

We elect Democrats to clean up Republican messes then elect another Republican..

A terriblecycle since 1930 and probably before that. The exception was Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. And he gave us Tricky Dick.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:57 PM

19. I have nothing clever to say. Just "thank you."

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 07:57 PM

20. Thank you for your continuing to care for the future -- and for everything you've

accomplished during your life.

I hope there are many more like you in your age group -- and that they will be voting. Do you have any impression about that?

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:09 PM

23. wow

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:10 PM

24. So am I

I haven't posted here in years, but I agree completely.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:17 PM

26. "He is a liar and coward and..."

a Criminal.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:18 PM

27. I think situation will improve, it's just going to take awhile.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #27)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:20 PM

28. The trick is being around to see the improvements.

THAT could take quite a while

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #28)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 08:43 AM

44. That could be as soon as the upcoming mid-terms

and that's about two weeks.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:24 PM

29. " why people support the bastard is beyond me"

Me too.

What's most disturbing is not Trump himself, but his 40% support.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:50 PM

30. Just a K&R with a sigh.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 08:52 PM

31. It will be so much worse if the Democrats do not take the House

and part of the Senate... This Monster Could fulfill his suggestion of being PRESIDENT for life, under a DO NOTHING REPUBLICAN majority, and Democracy will cease to be...at least for a long, long while.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:32 PM

37. I'm a few year younger than you (8). Otherwise our bios match point by point

I too can't believe the extent of corruption this country has been lead to by one delusional greedy corrupt president with the help of a corrupt entire political party. The GOP is more interested in bleeding the wealth from middle class and poor citizen. Their thirst for holding power is the driving force that enables them to look the other way.

My hope is that people get out and vote in massive numbers and we manage to take back the House.

Additionally I hope that Mueller has found the proof that destroys the under pinning of the republican party.

I believe (hope) RICO charges may be possible. Let's take back what they have stolen and leave each and every co-conspirators penny less.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #37)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 08:44 AM

46. I think and hope

That there's a lot being held until after the election.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2018, 09:54 PM

38. The thing that I am most concerned about:

Is that Trump awakened an entire young generation of neo Nazis and white supremacists. And these people are barely of voting age. Imagine what they will be like when they are old enough to run for office.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 07:33 AM

41. Army vet here with you

Keep hope alive brother!

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 08:36 AM

42. I'd only take exception to your use of the word "we".

We, the majority of American voters, did NOT vote for Trump, nor do we support him now....He has never had majority support. I know there's a lot wrong with this country now, but I trulu believe we are less the country of half term Trump than we are of two term Obama.




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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 08:41 AM

43. In my 60s,

But other than that we are twins. In both background and opinion.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 11:16 AM

49. I'm in my 80s also---relax.

 

We all remember Tricky Dick-----this too shall pass.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 02:26 PM

50. Just about every day

I think how glad I am that my father is not here to see this. He was a good man who believed in all those values we thought everyone else but criminals believed in too.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 02:31 PM

51. I pity those great and great great grandkids too

but not just the age of Trumpism... which will pass, but mostly because we are bequeathing them an almost insurmountable problem of man made climate change coupled with a economy and food production system based almost entirely on fossil fuels.

They face an utter collapse of civilization in 50 to 100 years... many who are born today will live to see this future.

I don't see a way out for them... I hope they come up with something.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 02:33 PM

52. AZ Jim

Things WILL change, they always do.
The maggot will be labeled the WORST president in American history...
He will be like Akhenaten , removed from our history.
People will look at his voters like they are insane.
They wont admit they voted for him.
Every single thing he has done will be reversed.
Perhaps even SCOTUS judges.
There will be hope and we will see it in our lifetimes.
We may even see it in 16 days.....

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 02:37 PM

53. Welcome to DU. Thank you for your service and for being a voter. Same here, never missed, and

I now see that voting alone is not enough.

We’ve got a couple of weeks. Let’s go get out the vote.

If things don’t go well, there’s always
https://www.aeinstein.org/nonviolentaction/198-methods-of-nonviolent-action/

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action
198 Methods of Nonviolent Action (PDF version)

198 METHODS OF NONVIOLENT ACTION

Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of “nonviolent weapons” at their disposal. Listed below are 198 of them, classified into three broad categories: nonviolent protest and persuasion, noncooperation (social, economic, and political), and nonviolent intervention. A description and historical examples of each can be found in volume two of The Politics of Nonviolent Action, by Gene Sharp.



THE METHODS OF NONVIOLENT PROTEST AND PERSUASION
Formal Statements
1. Public Speeches
2. Letters of opposition or support
3. Declarations by organizations and institutions
4. Signed public statements
5. Declarations of indictment and intention
6. Group or mass petitions

Communications with a Wider Audience
7. Slogans, caricatures, and symbols
8. Banners, posters, and displayed communications
9. Leaflets, pamphlets, and books
10. Newspapers and journals
11. Records, radio, and television
12. Skywriting and earthwriting

Group Representations
13. Deputations
14. Mock awards
15. Group lobbying
16. Picketing
17. Mock elections

Symbolic Public Acts
18. Displays of flags and symbolic colors
19. Wearing of symbols
20. Prayer and worship
21. Delivering symbolic objects
22. Protest disrobings
23. Destruction of own property
24. Symbolic lights
25. Displays of portraits
26. Paint as protest
27. New signs and names
28. Symbolic sounds
29. Symbolic reclamations
30. Rude gestures

Pressures on Individuals
31. “Haunting” officials
32. Taunting officials
33. Fraternization
34. Vigils

Drama and Music
35. Humorous skits and pranks
36. Performances of plays and music
37. Singing

Processions
38. Marches
39. Parades
40. Religious processions
41. Pilgrimages
42. Motorcades

Honoring the Dead
43. Political mourning
44. Mock funerals
45. Demonstrative funerals
46. Homage at burial places

Public Assemblies
47. Assemblies of protest or support
48. Protest meetings
49. Camouflaged meetings of protest
50. Teach-ins

Withdrawal and Renunciation
51. Walk-outs
52. Silence
53. Renouncing honors
54. Turning one’s back



THE METHODS OF SOCIAL NONCOOPERATION



Ostracism of Persons
55. Social boycott
56. Selective social boycott
57. Lysistratic nonaction
58. Excommunication
59. Interdict

Noncooperation with Social Events, Customs, and Institutions
60. Suspension of social and sports activities
61. Boycott of social affairs
62. Student strike
63. Social disobedience
64. Withdrawal from social institutions

Withdrawal from the Social System
65. Stay-at-home
66. Total personal noncooperation
67. “Flight” of workers
68. Sanctuary
69. Collective disappearance
70. Protest emigration (hijrat)



THE METHODS OF ECONOMIC NONCOOPERATION: ECONOMIC BOYCOTTS


Actions by Consumers
71. Consumers’ boycott
72. Nonconsumption of boycotted goods
73. Policy of austerity
74. Rent withholding
75. Refusal to rent
76. National consumers’ boycott
77. International consumers’ boycott

Action by Workers and Producers
78. Workmen’s boycott
79. Producers’ boycott

Action by Middlemen
80. Suppliers’ and handlers’ boycott

Action by Owners and Management
81. Traders’ boycott
82. Refusal to let or sell property
83. Lockout
84. Refusal of industrial assistance
85. Merchants’ “general strike”

Action by Holders of Financial Resources
86. Withdrawal of bank deposits
87. Refusal to pay fees, dues, and assessments
88. Refusal to pay debts or interest
89. Severance of funds and credit
90. Revenue refusal
91. Refusal of a government’s money

Action by Governments
92. Domestic embargo
93. Blacklisting of traders
94. International sellers’ embargo
95. International buyers’ embargo
96. International trade embargo



THE METHODS OF ECONOMIC NONCOOPERATION: THE STRIKE


Symbolic Strikes
97. Protest strike
98. Quickie walkout (lightning strike)

Agricultural Strikes
99. Peasant strike
100. Farm Workers’ strike

Strikes by Special Groups
101. Refusal of impressed labor
102. Prisoners’ strike
103. Craft strike
104. Professional strike

Ordinary Industrial Strikes
105. Establishment strike
106. Industry strike
107. Sympathetic strike

Restricted Strikes
108. Detailed strike
109. Bumper strike
110. Slowdown strike
111. Working-to-rule strike
112. Reporting “sick” (sick-in)
113. Strike by resignation
114. Limited strike
115. Selective strike

Multi-Industry Strikes

116. Generalized strike

117. General strike

Combination of Strikes and Economic Closures

118. Hartal

119. Economic shutdown



THE METHODS OF POLITICAL NONCOOPERATION


Rejection of Authority
120. Withholding or withdrawal of allegiance
121. Refusal of public support
122. Literature and speeches advocating resistance

Citizens’ Noncooperation with Government
123. Boycott of legislative bodies
124. Boycott of elections
125. Boycott of government employment and positions
126. Boycott of government depts., agencies, and other bodies
127. Withdrawal from government educational institutions
128. Boycott of government-supported organizations
129. Refusal of assistance to enforcement agents
130. Removal of own signs and placemarks
131. Refusal to accept appointed officials
132. Refusal to dissolve existing institutions

Citizens’ Alternatives to Obedience
133. Reluctant and slow compliance
134. Nonobedience in absence of direct supervision
135. Popular nonobedience
136. Disguised disobedience
137. Refusal of an assemblage or meeting to disperse
138. Sitdown
139. Noncooperation with conscription and deportation
140. Hiding, escape, and false identities
141. Civil disobedience of “illegitimate” laws

Action by Government Personnel
142. Selective refusal of assistance by government aides
143. Blocking of lines of command and information
144. Stalling and obstruction
145. General administrative noncooperation

146. Judicial noncooperation
147. Deliberate inefficiency and selective noncooperation by enforcement agents
148. Mutiny
Domestic Governmental Action
149. Quasi-legal evasions and delays
150. Noncooperation by constituent governmental units

International Governmental Action
151. Changes in diplomatic and other representations
152. Delay and cancellation of diplomatic events
153. Withholding of diplomatic recognition
154. Severance of diplomatic relations
155. Withdrawal from international organizations
156. Refusal of membership in international bodies
157. Expulsion from international organizations



THE METHODS OF NONVIOLENT INTERVENTION


Psychological Intervention
158. Self-exposure to the elements
159. The fast
a) Fast of moral pressure
b) Hunger strike
c) Satyagrahic fast
160. Reverse trial
161. Nonviolent harassment

Physical Intervention
162. Sit-in
163. Stand-in
164. Ride-in
165. Wade-in
166. Mill-in
167. Pray-in
168. Nonviolent raids
169. Nonviolent air raids
170. Nonviolent invasion
171. Nonviolent interjection
172. Nonviolent obstruction
173. Nonviolent occupation

Social Intervention
174. Establishing new social patterns
175. Overloading of facilities
176. Stall-in
177. Speak-in
178. Guerrilla theater
179. Alternative social institutions
180. Alternative communication system

Economic Intervention
181. Reverse strike
182. Stay-in strike
183. Nonviolent land seizure
184. Defiance of blockades
185. Politically motivated counterfeiting
186. Preclusive purchasing
187. Seizure of assets
188. Dumping
189. Selective patronage
190. Alternative markets
191. Alternative transportation systems
192. Alternative economic institutions

Political Intervention
193. Overloading of administrative systems
194. Disclosing identities of secret agents
195. Seeking imprisonment
196. Civil disobedience of “neutral” laws
197. Work-on without collaboration
198. Dual sovereignty and parallel government



Without doubt, a large number of additional methods have already been used but have not been classified, and a multitude of additional methods will be invented in the future that have the characteristics of the three classes of methods: nonviolent protest and persuasion, noncooperation and nonviolent intervention.

It must be clearly understood that the greatest effectiveness is possible when individual methods to be used are selected to implement the previously adopted strategy. It is necessary to know what kind of pressures are to be used before one chooses the precise forms of action that will best apply those pressures.




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Sat Oct 20, 2018, 02:42 PM

54. I met someone who's known Trump for years

And he said Fabio would make a better President.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #54)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 06:57 PM

63. A bucket of shit would make a better President

 

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 03:15 PM

57. Welcome to DU!

Why people support the bastard is beyond me too!

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 05:32 PM

59. that says so much

All those things you mention were not easy to come by and i thank you for striving to be a decent human being. Seems that is not what Americans aspire to anymore. The kind of people that put Trump in office scare me more than he does.

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Sat Oct 20, 2018, 05:53 PM

60. I rarely post

I just voted today - straight D of course! The line at the Galleria Mall in Henderson NV was long for the 1st day of early voting. While there were a few young faces in the line, most voters were my age (56) or older. A lot if them looked conservative (because of their garb). There were no Latinos or POC in the line (except for me). One hopeful sign is that, while checking in, I overheard an older lady tell the poll worker that she was disgusted with this Administration and was voting them out. The worker wisely said he could not comment.

I am so stressed out by this election that I can’t sleep! As a female disabled veteran and a former federal attorney, I feel betrayed by this government and even considered leaving the US for good if the blue wave doesn’t materialize.

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Response to AZ Jim (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2018, 06:35 PM

61. the past few years have been rough

I grew up in the tri-state area (Conn.) and most of us knew decades ago that Trump was a malicious con artist. It's the reason he is so widely detested and ridiculed on his home turf. He should have been put in jail long ago and left to rot like his fellow fraudster, Bernie Maddow.

It galls me that so many of our fellow Americans still HAVE NOT FIGURED THAT OUT. Or are in denial about it. Sure, it's difficult for a lot of people to admit they've been duped (it's why whacko cults and cult leaders survive even after their prophesies, like crap about the end of the world or the Hale-bop comet, don't pan out).

But I've never seen self-deception and cultish behavior on such a mass scale in this country. It's frightening! And although I believe things will right themselves eventually, it's going to take a long while before this disgrace, this stain on our history, is purged.

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Sat Oct 20, 2018, 08:10 PM

64. Yes sir

I agree fully.
My kids don’t fully understand
But from their questions
I can tell we are raising Democrats

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Sat Oct 20, 2018, 11:04 PM

65. I feel exactly the same way . That's why I'm proud to fly a Canadian flag from my house .

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Sun Oct 21, 2018, 07:54 AM

66. I agree

And ready and willing to get him and his minions all voted out of office. We just will have to work together , and harder to win against these corrupt criminals , and oust them all from office. I have faith the real America will not let him and their corruption rule in this country , at least not for long. Justice always prevails , and truth is always the winner. Its now only a matter of time , and hard work , and they'll regret their actions when all of them become fully exposed, and they will be. Justice is coming , and why trump and them are acting so desperate now, they know they're caught now. trump has destroyed all his business future with anyone , and probably is already close to being broke and refusing to pay his creditors (russians and putin ) again, and soon will be stiffing his lawyers if he can't scam enough money from his rally funds he's generating for his own use, again. I have faith this will not last, and he'll be our dark time in American and world history when he and many others are fully exposed. if Justice loses then we will be like it is in putin's russia where only the most corrupt proper. Justice will be served, period. Just wish it were sooner.

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Sun Oct 21, 2018, 11:33 PM

70. Kick. nt

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