We’re All in this Together


I’m exhausted and I know so many of you all are, too. I find myself questioning everything. So much fake news and misleading articles you don’t know what to believe anymore. Snopes is our friend. Please check your sources. Don’t be part of the problem.

That doesn’t help the feeling of unrest in our core, but we have to be vigilant. Call bullshit when you see it.


Stop hate. Word cloud illustration in shape of hand print showing protest.

Stop hate. Word cloud illustration in shape of hand print showing protest.


The one thing we can be sure of is our ‘President Elect’ is a twelve-year-old with a twitter account. You may not be able to discern real from faux news all the time but you can be sure his tweets are from him. I’ve read articles about his staff trying to take it away, and they should, but he still uses it like the little punk he is.

I honestly question his ability to read. I know he can read tweets but, does anyone believe he ever read a History book? How many times do you suppose his father made excuses for him when he was in school?

He didn’t believe he would win. I’m convinced of that. I think he was totally shocked and dumbfounded when he dragged his family out on stage at 3am. They all looked like deer in headlights and that’s exactly how most sane people felt, too.

I’ve voted for every president and congressional representative since I was of legal age. Republicans, Democrats, Independents, it never mattered to me about the party. What mattered to me was the character and policies of the candidate.

For me, it’s ridiculous to vote for a party without full consideration for what the candidate is all about. If drumpf was a democrat I would have voted republican or (maybe) independent. Voting party line blindly is absurd, to me. Especially when they show you exactly who they are every time they open their mouth.

Not voting at all is despicable. I still can’t believe after the most contentious political climate in my very long memory almost 50% of the population did.not.vote.! Why should we all be punished for the next four years because of voter apathy in amazing numbers? They should have to go live with him on a desert island and give us our country back!

I’ve lost a few friends this go ‘round. I can’t remain friends with folks who make excuses for his behavior. He’s not a child, even if he acts like one. Don’t tell me, “But, he has a good heart.” BULLSHIT! I’m not sure he even has a heart but, we’re all familiar with his overblown ego.

Someone mentioned the other day how impossible it was to believe he was even nominated after mocking a disabled reporter. He was just getting started with insulting and disrespecting people at that point. Let’s face it, he has no respect for anyone but himself. And, it won’t be long before his supporters discover how true that is.

I found Pantsuit Nation to be a helpful support system, even after the results came in. Over three million people supporting each other during the most shocking and disgusting election results gives us strength to stand together and hold the Republican’s feet to the fire. We simply cannot let our guard down for the next four years.

As much as it nauseates me to have this man/child in the highest office in the land his VP is even more deplorable. Yes, I said it. I feel it, too.

I hope SNL and John Oliver and Samantha Bee and Colbert, et al, keep after them, exposing their lies and hypocrisy. Because, if we don’t stand up for our right to free speech we all lose. Bigly.

Your turn. Go ahead and rant all you want. I’m here for you. We need each other now more than ever.


  1. Roxanne Jones

    Right there with you, as you know, Barbara. Thanks for speaking out!

    • Barbara

      Thanks, Roxanne. I think I’m getting an ulcer over all this.

  2. Gayle

    Couldn’t have said it better myself!! Well done!!

    • Barbara

      Thanks, Gayle.

  3. Pia

    I don’t think he can speak a coherent sentence
    About pantsuit nation
    I’ve seen some women that I know voted for him.
    Other women we to nuts on my comments and I had to block and delete
    Anyway just so scared

    • Barbara

      Yeah, I know a few who snuck in. I’m limiting access and weeding out. I won’t even consider anyone with fewer than 50 mutual ‘friends’ anymore.

  4. Lee Sequeira

    AMEN to all of this! Colbert has always been a favorite of mine, and he still is my current TV crush — but I seriously worry about these hosts with the orange Kim Jong-il type at the helm of our government. I wish we could have a do-over!

    • Barbara

      December 19th…fingers crossed.


  5. hillsmom

    You’ve certainly made excellent points and observations. However, we do need a bit of hilarity and distraction before back to unfortunate reality Thurs. and Friday. So I recommend Margaret & Helen’s new, and Helen says, “Last” Thanksgiving Letter to the family. I think you’ll like it.

    • Barbara

      Thanks, Diane.

  6. Linda P.

    A close family member with a disabled child, two nieces and a nephew with last names that pinpoint their original family origins from an Islamic country, and a gay uncle who recently was married voted for Trump. She believes or perhaps “believed” is the better word since cabinet and other positions are being filled that Trump is more liberal than he said he was on the campaign trail and will revert back to his more liberal leanings. Because he’s a business man, she believes he will clean up the healthcare mess and make it better, despite the Republicans never having presented a coherent replacement plan and despite hers and her child’s pre-existing conditions and previous experiences with a state-run Medicaid program when that child was an infant. How on earth do you make sense of that? So, you believe he’s a liar who just says stuff to get the desired effect and that makes him your ideal candidate?

    • Barbara

      Honestly, Linda, I can’t for the life of me understand how anyone could vote for him in good conscience. I have an in-law who voted for Trump and their son is married to a Latina and they have 2 little girls. When their daughter-in-law posted she had heard teenage boys in their neighborhood practicing the chant, ‘White! POWER!’ many of us shared our concern. But, when her mother in law said she was ‘horrified’ it was all I could do to not lash out. What the hell did these fools think they were going to get?
      All we can do now is hope some of the things going on to change the electorate will actually take place. I’m praying for good news on Dec. 19th but, I’m afraid of how that will play out all over the country now that the bigots have been given carte blanche to come out of the closet. We all need to stand strong together.

      • Linda P.

        We do indeed need to stand together. One of my daughters is planning to go attend the Million Women’s March in Washington, D.C. the day after inauguration, and I’m hoping I can attend a nearby sister city march, although that depends on what she needs in child care while she’s traveling to Washington, D.C. I’ve written my representatives so often and received form letters back that make it clear that they sometimes counted me in their “support” column, but that’s not going to deter me from writing or calling again. I’m making regular small contributions to organizations that make a difference bigger than I can individually. I’m just casting around for ways that I can do some small something.

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