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lambchopp59

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Member since: Sat Dec 3, 2016, 04:31 PM
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Liberal, gay, tree hugging activist whenever I can afford.

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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.

In the mindset of the Trumpeteer:


I work an ancillary medical job in a relatively rural area of California. A blue county, but some boisterous RW'ers.
One elderly gent I had a hand in caring for shortly before November's election was wearing his red "Make America Grunt Again" hat, the whole time I did my job he grumbled about "That damn Hillary better not get in there"... followed by all the expected RW talking points well pounded into his senile head.
Avoiding the politics subject to do my job as required, and directing him back onto questions related to why he was being seen through the emergency room, a couple of his off-subject ranting responses stood out:
"I don't go to doctors".
I cannot say this to him, but, my internal though processes go straight to "Hmm, is that why you're here now with pneumonia, pancreatitis, cirrhosis and 2 different kinds of cancer?"
"They gotta get rid of that damn Obamacare"
Once again, I'm forbidden to comment, but the dumb fucker doesn't even realize that the increased patient load, the fact we have new equipment to diagnose his conditions, the reason that my job is highly in demand right now over the late 2000's when the job market for my specialty totally bottomed out is... Obamacare.
This old grandpa was so RW brainwashed that his entire perception of his own reality is enough to make any caregiver facepalm themselves.
We stand in grave danger of going right back to all the problems the ACA helped to solve. NO, it wasn't perfect. No essentially free-market plan can be. But I get so angry at the republicans that put the "No public option" poison pill into the ACA, and now are ready to give the insurance lobby all the greedy profiteering without having to take care of pesky nutjobs like the aforementioned.

Fox noise bamboozling the alt/right about Obama

Just out of curiosity, a google search of how fox news is reporting Trump's wiretap claim produced Hannity's delusional dogpile:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5350084455001/?#sp=show-clips
Oh, the tangled web of obfuscation Sean weaves.

I hope Sir Patrick Stewart's commitment to help us by obtaining US citizenry catches on.

I bow my head to Sir Patrick, and hope such may begin a fever against the current repubsickailment. 1000 ml qd common sense, charitable manners and proactive counter anti-immigration backfire truly light the candalaria against the Drumpher's obfuscative preadolescent twitter tantrums hiding from guilt in his bathrobe.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/03/politics/patrick-stewart-donald-trump-citizenship/

It's been nice not to be incinerated in nuclear holocaust so far.

My worst fears have just begun. Preadolescent warmonger in chief is going to get us nuked.
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F#ck this austerity shit. I may end up in a cardboard box under a freeway bridge again.

Here we go again.
Watch out, anyone who reads this, I'm cutting loose my rage.
PTSD runs deep in me. Starting from when my father attempted to murder me at 16 years old because he found out I am gay. I'd put up with extraordinary bullying for two years previous to my dad's horrible act, and I ended up 1000 miles from my home dumpster diving, hustling, anything I could do to survive. And sleeping in a big cardboard box I found to stay warm and dry in a hiding place in the city. I can only thank some kind people who are long dead now for helping me with a hand up.
It's been a long struggle, I've never known a "conventional" home. I live in a travel trailer now and and took blood, sweat and more agonizing times scraping and scrimping to even afford this. And I have absolute rage towards every Republican asshole who made it harder to get myself even into a modest home 40 years later.
I got badly hurt in another anti-gay hate crime in 2009. My insurance kicked me off their plan. I had several surgeries I had to pay for on Care Credit and cash. It wiped out all my retirement savings. I've started a plan again, but still have largely nothing to depend on when the time comes beyond social security retirement to scrape by on to my grave.
Every time these favor-the-rich and screw-the-poor bastards gain power, I've ended up unemployed and homeless again. End of the Bush II era my dog and I were sleeping in my car at the hot springs till I could finally get a contract, few and far between at the time.
With the last 8 years of President Obama, things finally, really, did "get better" for me. I'm finally considered an equal to the straights, finally not facing the prospect of getting thrown out of another job or another place to park my home because of some holier than thou fucker who hates LGBT.
Now I see an incoming administration that threatens to reverse all that and bring back the "good ol days" of fucking the poor in the holy name of Jeebus all over again. And it makes me sick. Literally. I'm on BP meds again, and although I'm fairly secure in my job now, I've seen changes of management that turned that security on it's head for me.
The odd part is, I often dream of how I actually felt safe, for the first time in years, hiding in a cardboard box under a freeway bridge. I knew, being far from the bullies, far from my father who would have tried again to put me in a grave, far from the same motherfuckers who I have little doubt have put the orange clown in office. The same who think it would be "christian" for me to be tortured and killed. The same who are just fucking Nazis, deep down inside their rotten souls.
I've adopted, inadvertently, some Buddhist philosophy in my life: in that the times I had nothing to eat, nowhere to sleep, and no one who cared, I had to learn to love and accept myself, as I am.
But for once in my metal box I live in now, I felt confident that things had changed for the better. I felt I finally had a place in the world and a stake in my future once again.
And then the Donald. He lied, as he constantly does, saying there is no better friend to the gays, turned right around and appointed the most greedy, homophobic, racist, unprincipled, selfish, self-righteous set of cabinet ever a nightmare could assemble.
It's never failed. Every time republicans get power, after a few years I'm homeless again.
Fuck this austerity shit.

Rhetoric reversal: "Trump derangement syndrome". WTF...

Recently an editorial from a RW'er apparently upset with the SF Chronicle's "liberal" bent wrote scathing rant utilizing the term "Trump Derangement Syndrome" apparently in an attempt to make an equivalency.
It's evidence to me that RW'ers steal our ideas and memes in order to create false equivalency. But I found this one particularly hypocritical.
Certainly in recent history has there been an incoming president as undeniably, evidently more deranged than the Donald.
This is going to be absolutely wild, folks, on top of dangerous....
To watch the RW nutjobs go completely bonkers trying to justify their total asshat clown.

True. None of the RW cult zombies will hear, or listen, or heed this.

No matter how succinctly, no matter the evidence, no matter what, they've been told only to listen to Fox and other cult leaders.
And it is time to start planning the lawsuit.
Fox has sold millions of citizens on a false product. They are endangering the lives and livelihoods of every creature on earth with their pandering to the oil cartels. They have conspired to commit total genocide, even at their own peril.
The evidence is overwhelming that man made climate change is an undeniable fact, and the doubt casting on their part is their culpability, and theirs alone. And it is far past time we began to collect the plaintiff list.
Without their ugly conspiracy to corruptly enrich and empower a handful of individuals at the cost of our air, our water, our food supply and rapidly accelerate the ecosystem damage beyond repair, they are guilty without a shadow of doubt.
And I'd like to start hearing from those who know the legal system about how this can be accomplished. To break and stop for all goodness sake and the future of mankind and all living things, this genocidal conspiracy.
The entire list of them have profited as billionaires selling this country a pack of lies.
And it's time it was stopped, the damage start to be repaired, and their ill gotten gains returned to the people who have had to pay the ransom just to get to work and travel.
This country should have had fuel efficient, super fast and eco friendly fast trains running everywhere by now.
Instead, we are still bowing to the filthiest, most corrupt, most dangerous and malevolent means and oligarchs.

Maybe it takes a lot of painful consequences to make an electorate awaken

Certainly the Ayn Rand worshipping conservatives are relishing in the outcome of their hateful campaign.
But I believe one of the most illustrative characters of the last century displays the crass greed and brazen selfishness that could, possibly, even soak the thick skulls of those who put the new buffoon into high office:

I believe Frank Capra's epic should be compulsory viewing for all Trump voters this year, enhanced with a hit of LSD.

No, I'm not new. I'm nightscanner repackaged, thanx, so pls don't "welcome me to DU."

The most frustrating part of all you said is attempting to convince the RW's programmed zombies to shut off frickin' FOX noise and listen to the real facts. They blast back the false equivalency that their confabulations are just as valid as our facts because the FOX said so with slick graphics and stuffed suits to lend the veneer of validity.
This said only having watched enough FOX years ago attempting to care for my now posthumous father, who passed on laden with every reprehensible form of bigotry that has now carried a ruthless dictator to power over our nation.
But I saw enough. Enough to see the "don't believe anyone else, we tell you the truth" meme. Enough to watch a media empire lay waste to magnanimous amounts of factual information from every well accredited institution of higher learning in the whole world with "It's all left wing conspiracy" crap.
Yes I've had enough. And I'd love to join the masses in protest. But reality sets in. I'm gay. I was denied all inheritance. I recycle paper cups for as many uses as I can before tossing them. I barely make my car and rent payments and it's been that way for this 57 year old since Ray Gun. I've spent months at a stretch unemployed after the republicans lay waste to our economic base while fat cats buy new islands.
I could no more afford a ticket to a Washington protest nor the time from work lest my fragile barely-above-homeless raft sinks.
And I believe that is by design.
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