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Fri May 19, 2017, 08:42 AM

I'm feeling unsafe. Even in a relatively "blue" area.

I'd taken a job in largely rural northern california just over two years ago now. It was comfortable at first, but Trump's election has changed all that for me here.
Regardless of extending LGBT rights and protections from the parent company I'm signed with:
I don't feel safe here any more.
These well armed Trumper idiots are getting bolder, and with the meltdowns of their fuhrer, I believe more of them will snap.
And I might as well be walking around here with a rainbow flag target with Hillary's face in the middle on my back.
I'm dealing with some latent homophobia here, but it's clear to me now that an entity that I reported for less-than latent disrespectful actions is looking for more sly ways around trashing my life or professionalism.
I don't see this getting better.
I do see a few of the Trumper's I know of being extra non-sociable with me, extending the ten-foot-pole when possible.
And I've seen this movie before.
It concluded with me running for my life.
There's a lot more complexity to this than I have the time and energy to go into now, it may not even be totally safe to address much of what I see brewing on any public format.
I don't know what it will take, I know it will take every dollar I have to do so, but by fall, I'm moving back to the relative safety of the bay area.
And leave the scheming assholes who would have me imprisoned or murdered to reading their "Focus on Other People's Family" rags in the lunchroom in peace.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:47 AM

1. I am so very sorry ((((hug)))) My Muslim friend is going to very much the same plus threats yelled

at her all the time I hate the way they unraveled this country and lets the freaks loose. I do so hope you stay safe .

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:03 AM

2. Luckily, for now, I have a number of options that will get slimmer with ACA repeal.

Funny you should mention it, because one of the places I've worked in the past, far more "blue" area (Davis, Ca) has quite a number of Muslim employees, who always regarded me with 100 times the professional respect, perhaps "disapproval" of my lifestyle, but never would make the disgusting comments and life-threatening innuendos I'm dealing with here.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:13 AM

3. humanity can be so cruel. No one should have to be afraid like that. Anytime you need to talk just

write me & I'll answer. I wish I could help more. I'm sorry.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:13 AM

4. This is a truly horrible time for our country.

I wish I knew of something to say to make you feel better, but I can't think of anything that isn't an empty platitude.

All I can think is to say that every night eventually gives way to the dawn and to send out a virtual hug:


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Response to LostOne4Ever (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:22 AM

5. This girl said it all for me:

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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #5)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:40 AM

6. That is an awesome video and really shows how fucked we all are. nt

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