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November 12th, 2016, 5:39 pm

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The state of New York has a proud legacy as the progressive capital of the nation, and that is more important today than ever before. As New Yorkers, we have fundamentally different philosophies than what Donald Trump laid out in his campaign. So let me be absolutely clear: If anyone feels that they are under attack, I want them to know that the state of New York – the state that has the Statue of Liberty in its harbor – is their refuge.

Whether you are gay or straight, Muslim or Christian, rich or poor, black or white or brown, we respect all people in the state of New York.
It's the very core of what we believe and who we are. But it's not just what we say, we passed laws that reflect it, and we will continue to do so, no matter what happens nationally. We won’t allow a federal government that attacks immigrants to do so in our state.

We are a state of immigrants. 
We are the state that raised the minimum wage to $15.
We are the state that passed Paid Family Leave.
We are the state that passed marriage equality.

We are New York, and we will stand up for you. And on that, I will never compromise.
Count on it.


- Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York
God bless blue states TBH. 

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November 12th, 2016, 5:49 pm

Republican Congress that would prefer a President Mike Pence
:icant: Guess I'll start practicing on being "straight" now. 
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November 12th, 2016, 11:20 pm

PennyRae wrote:Can y'all keep a list of all his backtracking and hypocrisy? All those false promises :rip:
It's the only thing making me feel better. Since he's a man who lies constantly, of course he lied about what he would do. And since he has no convictions or deep beliefs about anything, that makes it unlikely he'll carry through on anything he said. Ironic: what made him so dangerous in the short term as a candidate may end up saving us from him in the long term as president.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

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November 12th, 2016, 11:31 pm

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I know. I've been lol'ing so hard over this.
How about the fact that he spent a large portion of his campaign saying Hillary hasn't done anything for this country for 30 years and literally the night he wins the election he praises her for all the hard work she's done for the country :rip:

Also HIGHLY doubt he'll try to lock her up.
Now that Trump won, all the investigations will go away. That was the whole point of the investigations: not to convict Hillary (the Republicans knew there was nothing there to convict her with), but just to cast continual doubt on her with the voters. The one or two congressmen left who are still trying to pursue this are pathetic idiots who don't seem to understand this. Some senior Republican will have to pull them aside and explain it to them. :noway:
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November 12th, 2016, 11:47 pm

Donald Trump signifies he will end US support for Syrian rebels despite their pleas to him for help

President-elect appears to reiterate his position that an alliance with Syrian and Russian governments to defeat Isis is his preferred way forward in the Syrian conflict.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 13346.html


 
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November 12th, 2016, 11:59 pm

The Right Man wrote:Donald Trump signifies he will end US support for Syrian rebels despite their pleas to him for help

President-elect appears to reiterate his position that an alliance with Syrian and Russian governments to defeat Isis is his preferred way forward in the Syrian conflict.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 13346.html


 
This is amazing news. "Syrian rebels" are Al Qaeda and Al-Nusra among other terrorist groups. I found his position on Middle Eastern policy to be one of his few redeeming qualities.
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November 13th, 2016, 12:04 am

PennyRae wrote: Ah okay. TBH I really do think she's done presidential election wise. I think this election really hurt her deeper than she'd admit. 
She'll either retire, run for something smaller, or just be a huge surrogate in the future. We shall see. 
It would be very hard to accept that someone who's way more qualified would lose to someone like Trump.
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November 13th, 2016, 12:32 am

What I don't get is that there is no requirement to have political experience to run for president!
Basic jobs require some experience and he has none what so ever in politics!
I CAN'T!
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November 13th, 2016, 2:02 am

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The Right Man wrote:Donald Trump signifies he will end US support for Syrian rebels despite their pleas to him for help

President-elect appears to reiterate his position that an alliance with Syrian and Russian governments to defeat Isis is his preferred way forward in the Syrian conflict.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 13346.html


 
This is amazing news. "Syrian rebels" are Al Qaeda and Al-Nusra among other terrorist groups. I found his position on Middle Eastern policy to be one of his few redeeming qualities.
I agree
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November 13th, 2016, 3:06 am

Kate Mckinnon as Hillary opened SNL this week, singing Hallelujah.

I cried. Goddamn it, this is still raw, even when I think it's starting to go away.
Regrets collect like old friends / Here to relive your darkest moments
I can see no way, I can see no way / And all of the ghouls come out to play
And every demon wants his pound of flesh / But I like to keep some things to myself
I like to keep my issues strong / It's always darkest before the dawn
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November 13th, 2016, 3:10 am

xtina10 wrote:What I don't get is that there is no requirement to have political experience to run for president!
Basic jobs require some experience and he has none what so ever in politics!
I CAN'T!
That's the purpose of the delegates (representatives) in a republican system of government. They're supposed to be wiser than the GP so they choose the President in behalf of the GP.
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November 13th, 2016, 5:09 am

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STOPIT wrote: It's going exactly as i predicted. He is gonna flip on his supporters. They' gon' be maaaaaaaad. It never pays to be uneducated, it makes it so easy to be duped. 
We will see if he creates jobs. That is WHY everyone voted for him. No other reason.....
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November 13th, 2016, 5:14 am

jorge. wrote:Kate Mckinnon as Hillary opened SNL this week, singing Hallelujah.

I cried. Goddamn it, this is still raw, even when I think it's starting to go away.
You should watch Chelsea's post-election episode with Senator Boxer.

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November 13th, 2016, 5:23 am

I wanna see Samantha Bee's reaction to this tbh.
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November 13th, 2016, 5:38 am

SanelyInsane wrote:Has anyone watched the latest episode of Chelsea?

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Everyone who has Netflix PLEASE WATCH IT.
Yes, I was crying with her. I also love hearing Barbra Boxer speak, even though she gets winded. 
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November 13th, 2016, 6:36 am

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Dirrty wrote: So what are you saying? She could easily win or she doesn't need to run for anything anymore? I'm confused. 

Should doesn't have to run for anything, but if she wanted to, I think she could win. 
She will run because she wants to be president, it is her life goal

I am saying she's someone who could retire today if she wanted to. Her political life wasn't inexpressive by any means, that's what I meant
Ah okay. TBH I really do think she's done presidential election wise. I think this election really hurt her deeper than she'd admit. 
She'll either retire, run for something smaller, or just be a huge surrogate in the future. We shall see. [/quote]

I would love to see her run as Bernies VP in 2020. She can still be the 1st female VP.
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November 13th, 2016, 8:21 am

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November 13th, 2016, 8:22 am

Crystal Whore wrote:[youtube]BG-_ZDrypec[/youtube]
This made me cry like a baby. :cry:
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November 13th, 2016, 8:23 am

The Right Man wrote:Donald Trump signifies he will end US support for Syrian rebels despite their pleas to him for help

President-elect appears to reiterate his position that an alliance with Syrian and Russian governments to defeat Isis is his preferred way forward in the Syrian conflict.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 13346.html


 
Slay a fuckn bit, Trump.
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November 13th, 2016, 8:24 am

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Crystal Whore wrote:[youtube]BG-_ZDrypec[/youtube]
This made me cry like a baby. :cry:
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November 13th, 2016, 8:24 am

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November 13th, 2016, 10:33 am

Crystal Whore wrote:[youtube]SHG0ezLiVGc[/youtube]
Screeeeeaming
Yeah.This gives me a bit of a perspective. 
I've also watched Chelsea, cried a bit.It's still devastating, even though I am not an American.
So what's the plan my fellow liberal sisters? What is your plan to go forward to take action? There are many suggestions, articles out there on what to do. Even if you are not an American citizen you need to understand that we need to do something. Think globally, act locally.
I for one, will donate to Planned Parenthood and will try to find some volunteering opportunity for a women's or immigrants' charity. (I am based in London, UK so if you have any suggestion let me know.)
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November 13th, 2016, 11:35 am

Peacefully protested in downtown Portland last night, girls. It was wonderful.
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November 13th, 2016, 12:16 pm

kunst wrote:Peacefully protested in downtown Portland last night, girls. It was wonderful.
I decided not to go, but about 10 random different friends of mine went to the NYC one outside of Trump tower. They blocked off his block and there's a no fly zone above that area.

Edit: they sent me this pic

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Not sure if it's still there, but they had dump trucks filled with dirt surrounding the tower. Crazy.

I'm like 95% sure I'll be going to the DC protest. Should be historic.
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November 13th, 2016, 12:31 pm

I was at the NYC Anti Trump Rally yesterday. Incredible experience. 
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November 13th, 2016, 1:19 pm

Excellent article below

"Spoiled Americans now want to flee what they created"
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinio ... 35725.html
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November 13th, 2016, 4:42 pm

kunst wrote:Peacefully protested in downtown Portland last night, girls. It was wonderful.
YAS, waiting for a Change! :hillary_cat:
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November 13th, 2016, 4:49 pm

Keep protesting to get Trump out and y'all will get a bigger surprise if he happens to be impeached. :fan:
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November 13th, 2016, 4:53 pm

Hell be on 60 minutes tonight. Am eating dinner early so I can catch it.
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November 13th, 2016, 5:04 pm

President Pence ftw? 
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