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Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:26 PM

I may not watch the last debate.

Maybe I will follow someone blogging it in real time (here for example). But I don't think I can take watching another one. Trump is so fucking gross I can't look at him.

Anyone else feel that way?

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Reply I may not watch the last debate. (Original post)
arely staircase Oct 2016 OP
Lifelong Protester Oct 2016 #1
fun n serious Oct 2016 #2
chillfactor Oct 2016 #3
marybourg Oct 2016 #24
Siwsan Oct 2016 #4
sarae Oct 2016 #8
Cha Oct 2016 #69
sarae Oct 2016 #72
Cha Oct 2016 #73
sarae Oct 2016 #74
Cha Oct 2016 #75
Third Doctor Oct 2016 #5
Blue Idaho Oct 2016 #6
sarae Oct 2016 #7
cannabis_flower Oct 2016 #11
sarae Oct 2016 #60
cannabis_flower Oct 2016 #67
Cha Oct 2016 #70
sarae Oct 2016 #71
geek tragedy Oct 2016 #9
arely staircase Oct 2016 #40
nruthie Oct 2016 #10
arely staircase Oct 2016 #12
NCTraveler Oct 2016 #13
beaglelover Oct 2016 #14
rurallib Oct 2016 #42
AmericanMan1958 Oct 2016 #15
PasadenaTrudy Oct 2016 #16
unitedwethrive Oct 2016 #17
BigDemVoter Oct 2016 #18
smirkymonkey Oct 2016 #38
TeamPooka Oct 2016 #19
jimlup Oct 2016 #20
Rex Oct 2016 #21
sinkingfeeling Oct 2016 #22
Neema Oct 2016 #23
ailsagirl Oct 2016 #25
nolabear Oct 2016 #26
bmstee01 Oct 2016 #27
PunksMom Oct 2016 #28
kimbutgar Oct 2016 #29
mucifer Oct 2016 #30
Dyedinthewoolliberal Oct 2016 #31
LuvNewcastle Oct 2016 #37
meadowlark5 Oct 2016 #32
lapucelle Oct 2016 #33
bayoulala Oct 2016 #34
napi21 Oct 2016 #35
ebbie15644 Oct 2016 #36
LS_Editor Oct 2016 #39
arely staircase Oct 2016 #41
LS_Editor Oct 2016 #66
Saviolo Oct 2016 #43
lovemydog Oct 2016 #44
arely staircase Oct 2016 #51
lovemydog Oct 2016 #62
William769 Oct 2016 #45
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2016 #46
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boston bean Oct 2016 #48
Cakes488 Oct 2016 #49
debbiekauti Oct 2016 #50
arely staircase Oct 2016 #55
dhol82 Oct 2016 #52
RKP5637 Oct 2016 #53
pangaia Oct 2016 #54
GWC58 Oct 2016 #56
apcalc Oct 2016 #57
GP6971 Oct 2016 #58
Tess49 Oct 2016 #59
Dracaena Oct 2016 #61
LisaL Oct 2016 #63
sarcasmo Oct 2016 #65
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2016 #68

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:28 PM

1. Yep. We are happy to be otherwise engaged.

It is all the pundits will talk about when we get home.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:28 PM

2. Yes,

 

I will watch but I agree. Trump is a grotesque ogre and hard to look at.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:29 PM

3. same here...

i will stick to DU and read comments others have who have a stronger stomach than I do.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 06:33 PM

24. Me too. nt.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:30 PM

4. I have been watching them with my thumb on the mute button

I catch up on what the bloviating cheeto is saying by following on DU.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:32 PM

8. I've done this before...

I put captions on and then mute it when he's talking. It makes it much more watchable.

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Response to sarae (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 05:34 AM

69. Oh that would have been a good idea!

Closed captions. it's much less of an intense impact when you're reading what they say.

Oh well, the debates are gone now. Thank Goodness!

Gabe Ortíz
✔ ‎@TUSK81
A whopping 93% of viewers following the #debate on Univision say @HillaryClinton was the night's winner. pic.twitter.com/OCF0E87yQE
6:25 PM - 19 Oct 2016
505 505 Retweets 765 765 likes

h/thttps://theobamadiary.com/2016/10/19/election-truth/

sarae~

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Response to Cha (Reply #69)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 07:57 AM

72. It's much easier to read Drumpf's words

than it is to hear his awful voice. lol

And yes, I'm SO HAPPY we're done with debates!!

Cha!

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Response to sarae (Reply #72)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 08:07 AM

73. His voice is like a cartoon villian.

It seemed put on to me because I've had the distinct pleasure of never having had to hear him before in my life.

When Hillary was imitating him in that first SNL vid last year during the primaries I didn't know what to think..


Sara Benincasa
✔ ‎@SaraJBenincasa
THIS IS IMPORTANT: Hillary's Donald Trump impression is really good. Go to 2:58 and watch. …
5:36 PM - 13 Oct 2016
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h/thttps://theobamadiary.com/2016/10/13/first-lady-michelle-obama-a-history-making-speech/#comments



sarae~

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Response to Cha (Reply #73)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 08:35 AM

74. She was so good in that skit!!

I haven't seen it since they first aired it – it was entertaining to re-watch. I loved her on Zach Galifianakis' show, too – she's really funny!

Thanks, Cha!

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Response to sarae (Reply #74)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 08:40 AM

75. I had the same reaction..

I hadn't seen it since last year and then I saw that tweet on The Obama Diary and laughed really hard all over again. Hillary is funny!

Yeah she was really dry humor on Zach's show.. I thought it was a good prep for drumpf.

sarae~

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:30 PM

5. I'm not watching

because Trump and Chris Wallace will piss me off too much.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:31 PM

6. I'm out...

My wife and I have already voted - even if we hadn't, I have no interest in watching Trump make a mockery of our political process.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:31 PM

7. I'm going to try to watch it,

but the last one made me so fcking angry.

His voice really sets me off. I need a Donald Trump stress doll that I can throw against the wall.

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Response to sarae (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:39 PM

11. We had a watch party once ..

When Bush was running against Kerry where we had a supply of socks to throw at the screen.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:08 PM

60. Good idea...

but I suspect I'll need something more satisfyingly breakable for this debate.

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Response to sarae (Reply #60)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 08:09 AM

67. Confetti eggs!

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Response to sarae (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 05:35 AM

70. They say drumpf was doing good Alec Baldwin. lol n/t

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Response to Cha (Reply #70)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 07:54 AM

71. He was!!

lol, I can't wait to see what SNL does next time...





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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:32 PM

9. The fact that Fox News is running the debate makes it a no go for me.

 

Absurd that Fox gets a chance to put Clinton on trial for 90 minutes while Trump blathers away.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:21 PM

40. +1 nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:38 PM

10. I'm sitting it out, too.

I get physically ill seeing that cretin; and God only knows what sort of disgusting behavior he will pull. These "debates" have nothing more to add at this point. I think I will save what is left of my sanity and read instead. No doubt there will be extensive reports of the entire side-show.

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Response to nruthie (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:40 PM

12. I honestly worry about her safety being that close to him nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:42 PM

13. Understandable.

 

I'm going to watch.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:43 PM

14. I have not watched any of them. Too nerveracking.

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:27 PM

42. I am with you

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:45 PM

15. Agree, will watch reactions on twitter

Then catch highlight after.
Screw Trump!!!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:53 PM

16. I'll follow on twitter

Can't watch him either. Not good for my mental health.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:53 PM

17. Can't stand to hear all his unchallenged lies...won't be watching.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:53 PM

18. Amen to that.

He is a repulsive purulent pustule in the anal crevice of human kind. I cannot tolerate the sound of his voice or the image of his face. He is the most repelling person I can possibly imagine. I do not want to watch another debate, but sometimes I do things against my better judgment. I have a funny feeling we will all need some anti-nausea medicine, but the possibility of watching that Ass Clown completely melt down in public will most likely pry me out of my chair to watch the Orange Shit Gibbon unravel.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:05 PM

38. You have pretty much described exactly how I feel about him, although

I don't know if I will be so brave. I couldn't make it through the last one because I couldn't stand one more minute of listening to his lies and looking at his ugly, bloated orange face. He just sends me into a rage - it's not healthy. I think I will probably wait for the download the next day.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:57 PM

19. I'll watch the highlights and post debate shows. I can't watch him lie anymore. My TV won't survive

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:57 PM

20. Absolutely

But remember - Hillary actually has this one.

Think of the "chill out people I've got this" Obama memes we used in '12 and '08. It applies now as well. She's got his! She knows how to handle a bully.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 05:58 PM

21. I can't watch Trump for very long.

 

His voice grates against my nerves.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 06:17 PM

22. Same here. Wish it were cancelled.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 06:31 PM

23. I didn't watch the first, and was roped into watching the second, much to my chagrin

So no, I won't be watching the third. Why get angrier than I already am? He's a festering boil trying to pass himself off as a presidential candidate. I have no desire to see him any more than I have to see him.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:32 PM

25. Not watching

Will listen to post-debate discussions but no live viewing

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:34 PM

26. If you have Sirius radio they're doing a MST3K style heckle-along

John Fugelsang and TV's Frank (Coniff). I think it's channel 121. Might be the only way to go.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:36 PM

27. I'm feeling the same way

I dont feel like anyone is going to get a chance to talk about anything important. It's just going to be attacks and defend.
Most people I talk to are ignoring the news until after they've voted. I wish I could go to sleep
Until Election Day.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:37 PM

28. I feel the same😕

I'm so tired of the garbage & hate that comes out of his mouth.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:38 PM

29. I don't want to watch it either but my husband can't wait for the dumpster fire

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:39 PM

30. he is gonna filibuster her with lies. I can't watch that again. It's gross.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:40 PM

31. I haven't watched a minute of the debates.

I am not gonna start now. I already know who I am NOT voting for...

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #31)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:55 PM

37. I haven't watched them either.

I only use the tv for video games now. Much more pleasant.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:42 PM

32. I'm not watching either

It sounds like he is just going to be horrible. And his topics will be the "quid pro quo" and emails and probably Benghazi since the one of the moms is in the audience. He'll point her out just like he did the Clinton accusers.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:45 PM

33. I don't like watching debates because I get too nervous,

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:46 PM

34. Not watching

Can't abide Trump. Will follow debate on Twitter.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:47 PM

35. I always watch. This year I've been yelling more obscenieties than usual, but I know I

can make my own decisions. Sometimes I agree with the talking heads and sometimes I don't. At least I know this is the last one!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:47 PM

36. I'm not watching. I was too uncomfortable last one

Seriously I was very uncomfortable watching it

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:11 PM

39. No. It needs to be watched. This dangerous trend of writing him off is too prevalent here.

Vigilance is required, not hubris.

Trump has not lost yet. He could still win.

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Response to LS_Editor (Reply #39)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:26 PM

41. How it gets spun who the (real) polls think won are what matter anyway

But knock yourself out. You have a stronger stomach than me.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #41)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 11:18 PM

66. Putting your head in the sand won't make the bad man go away.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:30 PM

43. I find him very slightly less gross

than Ted Cruz. But yeah, pretty low bar to cross.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:30 PM

44. Hey, do what makes you comfortable.

I'm sure you'll vote (or have already voted). I do understand why you are sick of seeing or hearing him.

For me, I don't watch much of any tv 'news' & pundits. I prefer watching the debates because I'd rather hear it directly from each candidate. Then I may watch a little cnn but not too much. I prefer forming my own conclusions over watching people spin things so much.

I'll check in later here, for laughs & more info.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #44)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:52 PM

51. Early voting starts next week here

Tomorrow I start phone banking my precinct (usually solid R, but lots of Hispanic voters now) Im doing gotv with all 800 registered voters with Hispanic surnames.

But Im not watching Trump lie and be disgusting.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #51)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:16 PM

62. Thank you so much for volunteering.

For real, you're helping make a better place for all.

My sister is phone banking in Florida & she enjoys it.

Don't watch that disgusting jerk. I won't even say his name.

Have a good evening!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:32 PM

45. I'm right there with you.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:34 PM

46. Wouldn't miss it for the world....

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:37 PM

47. I haven't watched at all. Will not start with the last one.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:41 PM

48. No. i will be watching it. !!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:41 PM

49. I think everybody should watch even though he makes it painful. If Clinton could perform more

 

like the first debate I'll be pleased...she needs to be back on offense. Whatever question she gets she needs to answer it and then pivot it back to something that trashbag has or has not done...that's all it would take.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:48 PM

50. on the debaTE

i WON'T MISS IT i HAVE UTMOST FAITH IN HER.

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Response to debbiekauti (Reply #50)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:54 PM

55. It isnt a lack of faith in her. She'll be fine. Its him I cant look at anymore

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:52 PM

52. Train wreck time

Need to watch the cars going off the rails.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:53 PM

53. I watch to see what is going on. Trump, being this close to the WH, is a very sad commentary on some

Americans. Hillary sure got it right, Deplorables!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:53 PM

54. I will be asleep in St Petersburg,

after a dynamite concert at the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:54 PM

56. I'll watch from my DVR.

I'm watching Cubs-Dodgers game.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:59 PM

57. I go to bed at 9 PM.

Read about it the next day....

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:00 PM

58. I won't watch

but I will record it and follow along here. Depending on what happens, I may or may not watch it on Thursday or Friday.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:07 PM

59. Yep. I feel exactly the same way. I can't stand the sight of him. n/t

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:10 PM

61. It has been over a month...

...since I have been able to look at the orange tinted dumpster fire. If I get the local weather or something on a television news cast & the beast creature comes on (seems like national corporate media is doing their best to keep him front and center on our tv screens), I quickly mute the sound and look away. I'm getting into the habit of doing that with most GOP'ers I hate (so being in Wisconsin that would mean muting & looking away from Granny Starver Ryan, Ro Jo the Clown Johnson & our dearly detested Gov. Walker.)

If I do bother with the debate, I will have Twitter fired up with Patton Oswalds & Driftglass running tweets to amuse myself. Or I might just read a book.

I've voted already, so the debate means very little to me. Only my heart will go out to Hillary having to share the stage with a half complete male monster.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:31 PM

63. Yep.

Not going to watch.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 10:06 PM

65. Will watch comedians have fun on Twitter.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 05:25 AM

68. Haven't watched any of them. It is just too depressing to see exactly

what a poor excuse for a human being Trump is while knowing that millions of Americans want this sort of ignorant, nasty, immature, crass bully to be our president.

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