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January 15, 2019 at 1:48 am #815713
About 15 years ago I was visiting a friend who lived in Trump Tower. I was walking the hall with another resident there and told her how lucky she was to live in this beautiful building. She rolled her eyes. I asked if she ever saw Donald Trump. She started laughing and said “yes. My advice, don’t ever get in the elevator alone with him.”January 18, 2019 at 12:42 pm #816265
I work for the welfare office in my state. I do SNAP benefits. We have no funding as of Feb 1. We were successfully able to issue February benefits early to 93% of people who qualified. There is no plan for March. If March comes with still no funding I will likely be furloughed. The stress and anxiety I have for my clients, the stress and anxiety I have for my family and the hatred I have for our president is (literally) keeping me up at night and making me ill.
People need food.
Employees need to be paid.
I need some sleep.
Nothing really profound to add to this conversation, but I just want to stomp my foot and scream.January 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm #816268
I had read about the SNAP situation. It makes me so angry, especially because you know these guys could not give less of a shit about food assistance. And I’m so sorry you’re going through this as an employee, it’s horrible and unbelievable. Is there anything you feel like regular citizens can do?January 18, 2019 at 8:12 pm #816309
Truthful answer? I don’t know. There is much about this program that is frustrating (students by and large not being eligible, low income limits, selective eligible deductions etc) when clients state that it’s not fair my answer is to make sure they vote and to make sure they are informed voters and to contact their senators and let them know how the limitations of the program is effecting their constituents.
I try to practice what I preach. I have done all those things. I have been doing all those things. And I feel mentally defeated and emotionally taxed by all of it.
I wish I knew what to do next.January 18, 2019 at 9:29 pm #816314
Every day there IS another reason to be annoyed at Trump. Sorry to hear you are so needlessly and stressed out due to the temper tantrum of a mentally challenged four year old. Yes, Trump is a fucking cunt to do this to so many. He is simply vile.January 22, 2019 at 10:50 am #818506
Has Rudy G lost his damn mind?January 22, 2019 at 10:52 am #818507
Hahahaha yes!!! Clown Giuliani.January 22, 2019 at 4:56 pm #820448
I think if he can’t talk about 9/11 he has no idea what to do.
Who is good at Photoshop? Can we start peppering pics where “If I did it” by O.J. Simpson is discreetly in the background of anyone connected to Trump? In particular the kids?January 24, 2019 at 1:41 am #821880
Rudy is fucking either batshitcrazy! Or an idiot! Perhaps both.January 24, 2019 at 12:57 pm #821934
Totally both. He said he’s going to meet St. Peter but somehow managed to forget he’s a thrice divorced Catholic.
I loved the Root’s take on the Pelosi/Trump State of the Union spat:
“Dear Mr. President,” Nancy wrote, all polite and shit. “When I extended an invitation on January 3rd for you to deliver the State of the Union address, it was on the mutually agreed upon date, January 29th. At that time, there was no thought that the government would still be shut down.”
Translation: When we made that appointment, no one knew you were going to show your entire petulant, childish ass and keep the government shut down for 33 days. Over a wall. You dumb motherfucker.January 30, 2019 at 10:16 am #825004
Ah, here we go. With Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on the court, I’m scaredJanuary 30, 2019 at 10:36 am #825006
Funny. I used to be so damn passionate about protecting abortion rights. But seeing how few get them when they REALLY should… (Hello, damn near every other LW on DW!) Eh, I am beginning to think that since straights created this problem. (God knows there number of LGBT conservative assholes stands at — what? Maybe 10, tops.) Straighta can clean up this fucking mess or simply live with the consequences. Bleak unfulfilling lives of abject drudgery — relentlessly plagued by bratty unwanted children. Oh, well. Whatever. You blew it. Get your fucking shot together, assholes.