The silver linings and hope for the future thread. (Off Topic Discussion)
SuperdogHe's already started walking back all his campaign pledges. That was quick. Hope all the Trump voters are pleased with themselves.
OT's New Video Game Thread (Now with HP) (Off Topic Discussion)
The thread in which we sift through the smoldering wreckage of the American experiment (Off Topic Discussion)
Esoteric AllusionNimChimpskyLetters from 1st graders to Trump: http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/11/first-grade-students-wrote-these-letters-to-donald-trump.html?mid=facebook_thecutblogJesus Christ. I don't know if I needed to read that. And people are describing me as the kill-joy in these threads.
NimChimpskyLetters from 1st graders to Trump: http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/11/first-grade-students-wrote-these-letters-to-donald-trump.html?mid=facebook_thecutblog
Esoteric AllusionI am convinced the real problem, or rather the biggest problem, here is the existence of propagandistic right-wing media. As a lover of free speech, I just don't know what can be done about it. I'm at a complete and total loss. My only thought is hope that technological changes eventually blunt its influence.
theVictorianCamera's annoying but this rant is kind of great.
Paris the GoatMaybe losing this election to Trump will be the kick in the ass millennials need to vote in a midterm election?
America is put on suicide watch: the official election thread (Off Topic Discussion)
wirthlingEven if Pence is horrible for us domestically, maybe his influence will have a mitigating effect on Trump's bad ideas regarding Russia, NATO, treaties, and trade deals??
whathaveicreatedHuh, I figured you were Ivan.Anyway, my response to this is going to be to become a real pain in the ass, outspoken, social justice warrior type.
ZubenMr. DemiurgewhathaveicreatedDid we ever figure out who you are?Turkish Delight/Ivan the Terrible, of course.Like anyone new ever comes here now.OMFG, awesome.
Mr. DemiurgewhathaveicreatedDid we ever figure out who you are?Turkish Delight/Ivan the Terrible, of course.Like anyone new ever comes here now.
whathaveicreatedDid we ever figure out who you are?
wirthling5. Trump is obviously unreliable and remorseless about it. It is possible he will renege on every single thing he ever promised.
Esoteric AllusionOn a personal note, it has gradually dawned on me that these election results likely will choke off the financial infrastructure that underlies my job and this is probably a personal financial catastrophe for me. So even the personal rays of hope others are going with is pretty dark from where I sit.
ejBigwigNo, I will not eat my shoe. I went by reliable statistics. I will not apologize for that.Yeah, I know. I'm in the same boat.
BigwigNo, I will not eat my shoe. I went by reliable statistics. I will not apologize for that.
wirthlingI have no idea what to do on a political level, but on a personal level, to deal with this, I am going to try to make lemonade out of this shit and am going to try to use this as the kick in the ass inspiration I need to stop sitting around waiting for life and the world to get better on its own, which is clearly not going to happen, and so starting today I am getting serious about making my own life better. Going to try sobriety as first step. I quit smoking the day before I separated from my ex-wife and I stuck with that. I can do this. And so maybe I can at least walk into the apocalypse feeling a bit less shitty about myself.
theVictorianMr. DemiurgewhathaveicreatedDid we ever figure out who you are?Turkish Delight/Ivan the Terrible, of course.Like anyone new ever comes here now.Ha! Called it.
Esoteric AllusionThis is the first person we've elected to the presidency with no government or military leadership experience, correct? I'm rifling through the presidents in my head and I can't think of another one.