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steve2470

(37,461 posts)
8. I totally understand and empathize
Sun Jul 1, 2018, 04:55 PM
Jul 2018

I can only take so many minutes of bad news about our Dictator Wannabe and his idiot followers. Then, I go do stuff that's totally unrelated, like hang out in the Lounge or look at my Twitter feed which is about 99% scrubbed of any political content (retweets are what make the 1%). You've been given a lot of good advice in this thread.

Just vote in November, send money if you can (of course many of us cannot), and since you cannot physically protest, just consider that you've done your patriotic duty to save the country. The healthiest among us will do the rest.

Take care of yourself. Stay on that strict minimal news budget, my friend

The news is killing me [View all] ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 OP
This country has had a good ride in many ways. Your shock at what has happened is completely normal dameatball Jul 2018 #1
Thank you for the kitty wishes ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #9
Take a break. Step outside, take a walk, listen or read a book, decompress still_one Jul 2018 #2
Outside ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #10
doesn't have to be much, and if you have mobility issues, then open a window, listen to music, still_one Jul 2018 #18
Put a chair outside. Put head phones or earbuds on. cwydro Jul 2018 #20
Many of us feel the same overwhelmed and hopelessness WhiteTara Jul 2018 #3
Nature is my god. ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #11
Can you sit outside, in fresh air with a book/nrwspaper for an hour or so? irisblue Jul 2018 #4
Would love to ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #12
I second the "watch kitty videos" advice cyclonefence Jul 2018 #5
I do eat entire bags of chips! ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #13
I can understand about Calvin and Hobbes making you sad cyclonefence Jul 2018 #19
Baby goat videos as well as cat & dog ones. irisblue Jul 2018 #6
There are lots on youtube irisblue Jul 2018 #7
I DO love to see the baby goats bouncing around. ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #14
There were many nights I fell asleep watching kittens, puppies & baby goat videos. irisblue Jul 2018 #16
I totally understand and empathize steve2470 Jul 2018 #8
So hard to get away from it, isn't it? ThingsGottaChange Jul 2018 #15
yes, I'm doing well, thanks! steve2470 Jul 2018 #17
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