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    I believe the reason Trump won WAS because of all of the constant protests against him- I think it brought the rest of the country together to stop the craziness of all of the protests/riots and Anti American sentiment among to many.

    Quote Originally Posted by WaltVB View Post
    People resist change. It's just the way we are. I for one am glad the old political machine was broken up. We are a democracy not a monarchy. We've already had 20 years of Bush's and Clinton's. As for the protesting, most are the ones who will have to work and earn all of the freebies they been handed for the last 8 years... Thanks/sorry, stepping off soap box..

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    I've heard many of my friends also say they voted for the lesser horrible of the two candidates; some of the same people that voted in the primary for these candidates. Our children are watching this process.

    Name calling: liar, cheat, criminal, abuser, crooked, idiot, bully, racist, deplorable, sexist and SO much more. I blame the candidates for starting it, and American citizens for continuing it. Remember, our children are watching...

    Just like our response to the actors/contestants who lie and cheat on the TV show Survivor, everyone gets offended when politicians lie and cheat. Why are we surprised when it happens (we can hope it won't)? None of us can begin to know the enormous pressures and responsibilities of keeping the US, and often times the world, safe. Again, our children are watching...

    My daughter voted in her first presidential election. She drove over 1:20 to get home and 1:20 to get back to school(she didn't get an absentee ballot in time; in fact, she didn't even remember registering and was thrilled when she checked and found out she could vote). What a first presidential election in which to vote. Here is a little of what I said to her the next day:

    "Glad you made it home to vote. Even though we have an inexperienced person taking over in January, I'm not believing the chicken littles yelling 'the sky is falling, the sky is falling'. No president will change the fact that we will all still have to go to work, will probably never be independently wealthy and will still have our own problems to get through during our lives. Like I've always said, if you have a roof over your head, food on the table, clothes on your back and family that loves you, you're doing ok."

    The country has problems; the country always has and always will have problems, and that is a longgggggg list. Let's not make it longer for our children who are watching.

    I believe most of us here have that roof, that food, those clothes and that family, be it big or small. We all have problems too.

    And, most of us here have the luxury, ability and good fortune to travel and see some of the world.

    Remember, our children are watching.

    NOW, where is that margarita??????











    Hoping for a 30th anniversary trip to our favorite place.

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    The margarita does sound good. It would help me forget I want to cut my leg off my knee hurts so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Maybe the political shake up that is coming will be a good thing.... and thank God for checks and balances in our government.
    I just wonder how there will be checks and balances with a Republican controlled House and Senate. Time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleangel View Post
    I just wonder how there will be checks and balances with a Republican controlled House and Senate. Time will tell.
    There are a bunch of Republicans and Democrats, as well, who will strongly resist stupid moves......

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    state of Mass. just legalized pot. it is the #1 state for welfare... the freebies..
    this is some of the stuff they get for free... housing.. food stamps, cash assistance, medical and yes they pay the drug addicts
    so they can get their suboxone & methadone (drugs for addicts hooked to heroine.), fuel assistance and so much more..
    the average person on welfare gets about $70,000.00 a year of freebies and we wonder why would they want to work??
    They even get SSI for anxiety, depression or an addict.
    I do hope Trump stops all of this nonsense.. make them work for all funds given to them in a non profit organization such as church,
    red cross and etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brady bear View Post
    state of Mass. just legalized pot. it is the #1 state for welfare... the freebies..
    this is some of the stuff they get for free... housing.. food stamps, cash assistance, medical and yes they pay the drug addicts
    so they can get their suboxone & methadone (drugs for addicts hooked to heroine.), fuel assistance and so much more..
    the average person on welfare gets about $70,000.00 a year of freebies and we wonder why would they want to work??
    They even get SSI for anxiety, depression or an addict.
    I do hope Trump stops all of this nonsense.. make them work for all funds given to them in a non profit organization such as church,
    red cross and etc.
    WOW..... I'm moving to Massachusetts....! Oh wait.... I'm missing the boat.... I live in MA......

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    I got off the boat and moved to Florida. Got tired of donating to taxassachusetts..


    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    WOW..... I'm moving to Massachusetts....! Oh wait.... I'm missing the boat.... I live in MA......

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    So weed is now legal in Ma...... Sort of like colorado?
    very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    So weed is now legal in Ma...... Sort of like colorado?
    very interesting.
    Not a user... but do support it...... brother lives in Seattle and it's not been bad for them. It will also generate additional tax revenue..... but it's 'additional'.... no other taxes will go down.

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