Is this individual....

Drunk   1 vote - 16 %
Crazy   0 votes - 0 %
Mexican   0 votes - 0 %
Melania obsessed   3 votes - 50 %
All of the above.   2 votes - 33 %
 
6 Total Votes
been wondering where you were by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Nov 11, 2016 at 01:57:28 PM EST
and what you've been up to.

For me by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Nov 11, 2016 at 04:03:39 PM EST
I'm from California, which went nearly 2-1 against the anti-immigrant asshole.  The leaders of my state put out a statement that is pretty much unprecedented in the modern area as far as repudiations go.

In the county I live in, it was 69% Hillary, 26% Drumpf and in the county I work in, it was 85% Clinton and less than 10% Drumpf, so don't believe that the election results speak for the whole country any more than the brexit vote reflects on Scotland.

I manage a team out of Argentina.  Our UX guy is from Columbia, our product person is Swedish, our QA person is Ukrainian, the backend guy is, I believe, Persian, the ops guys are, I believe, Mexican, my boss is Japanese..."anti-immigrant" is entirely alien to the environment in San Francisco.

My roots go back over 350 years in the US/colonies, but I personally feel far more comfortable with the world conscious immigrants I spent much of my time around then the fearful, ignorant buffoons who elected this bozo.
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nice by the mariner (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 03:49:37 AM EST


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350 years? New comer. by jimgon (4.00 / 2) #4 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:23:05 PM EST
Anyway.  

Massachusetts here.  My people also rejected Nixon.  




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Well by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #5 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:27:06 PM EST
The $LastNames arrive in 1637, but I have some ancestors that came over on the Mayflower.  I rounded.
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Good man by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #7 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:28:27 PM EST
Quebec?  We may be cousins.  In a bizarre ten generational way.   




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Nope by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #8 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:38:38 PM EST
Pure puritan, Plymouth rock and all that.

Though I do have some ancestors from Newfoundland
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We probably are cousins by ana (4.00 / 1) #11 Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 05:54:29 AM EST
One of my mom's relatives wanted to be in the Mayflower Society, so he demonstrated the required connection. 

Or get rabies. Also don't do that. --scrymarch

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Yeah by ucblockhead (4.00 / 2) #9 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:40:43 PM EST
Sorry about the whole Nixon/Reagan thing.  Not that either seem that bad in comparison to today's world.
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I suppose I should also add by jimgon (4.00 / 2) #10 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:52:44 PM EST
 I work for a global company.  Offices in the US, India, Phillippines, Ireland, Brazil and the UK.  If you have problems with immigrants and international co-workers you don't last long at Super Mega Corp.  




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one of the things i'm struggling by aphrael (4.00 / 2) #14 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 02:53:52 AM EST
i'm way more comfortable with the world-conscious immigrants than the Trump voters. And yet ... there are ways in which the white working class are my people. I ran screaming from them when I was 17, but the affinity remains, and that's causing a huge amount of emotional dissonance, right now.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
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They are increasingly alien to me... by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #16 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 11:19:01 AM EST
I keep hearing "these are not stupid people", and this may be true, but the anti-intellectualism is undeniable.
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at bottom by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #18 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 02:27:37 PM EST
i don't think it's anti-intellectualism per se. it's "intellectuals have been treating me and mine with contempt for as long as i've been alive and they can fuck right off", which isn't the same thing.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
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blame for the current state of the world by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #22 Tue Nov 15, 2016 at 09:27:42 AM EST
You are referring to the time period when humanity as a whole faces the least poverty in history, the time period when war is rarer than it has ever been in history, the time period of unprecedented life expectancy?

Blame for that?
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You are arguing with by wumpus (4.00 / 0) #23 Tue Nov 15, 2016 at 10:12:12 AM EST
a user who could have the exact government he has been demanding, if only he moved to Texas, Kansas, or North Carolina. But he still whines in UKia.

Wumpus

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Yeah by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #25 Tue Nov 15, 2016 at 10:44:11 AM EST
It's unfortunate when a country keeps you out due to anti-immigrant laws.
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WWC by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #19 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 07:53:53 PM EST
I came out of the white working class, but I prefer to call it poverty.  I understand the mindset very well.  I disagree with it and I don't like it in others, but I do understand it.  It's why I don't argue politics with those folks. 




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Not going to find many Trumpkins here by jimgon (4.00 / 3) #6 Sat Nov 12, 2016 at 08:27:06 PM EST
 Which isn't to say there aren't conservatives, but most are rational.  I myself rejected the Republican Party many years ago in a fit of lucidity.  I drink a lot now.  It helps.




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You think that's bad? Imagine being in Texas by theboz (4.00 / 4) #12 Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 08:15:01 AM EST
Even worse, imagine being in an island of "blue", where it's extremely international, multicultural, and progressive except for people in the management class, surrounded by the type of people that believe that making too much progress is the problem with the world today and only some good old-fashioned backwards, superstitious, racist, overly-emotional delusion is the way forward.  We're surrounded by these fuckheads, and they're not dying of old age fast enough.  Maybe when their angry orange Jesus removes their healthcare (might as well gut Medicare along with the ACA just to save more tax dollars) they'll die off in enough numbers that this country can actually move ahead.  Check out the map of how people under 40 voted.  We just need more of the worst generation to die off so we can get the country on some sort of reasonable track.
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n
Here in PA by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #15 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 10:32:21 AM EST
I have a bit more buffer than you do in TX.  Still, it's not a far drive to yankee hicksville.

Although Dallas County where I grew up 61% voted Hillary.  So that makes me feel somewhat better.

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Shocking results in PA by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #17 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 11:47:30 AM EST
I'm now living out in Fredneck, MD (due south of Gettysburg). There was never any point in trying to do anything in Maryland, I think it last went red in Reagan's second (but not first) election (although we have a republican governor, largely because the democratic establishment in the state is even less responsive than the national establishment). It did make sense to at least work VA for Obama, but that appeared to be a shoe in for Hillary (and she still won it). The catch was that even if Hillary had a campaign office nearby (like Obama had in Leesburg, VA), I haven't much hope of doing any good out here. It pretty much had to happen in Philly, Pitt, and the union halls.

Wumpus

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Pennsyltucky by theboz (2.00 / 0) #27 Sat Nov 19, 2016 at 11:29:54 AM EST
Yeah, in the Philly area you're fine but I have family in other parts of PA where it's straight up Pennsyltucky and you're as likely to see confederate flags being flown unironically as I have seen up beyond Cypress near Houston.  I mean, Houston itself is solidly blue and Fort Bend County has enough people from other places that it's blue as well, but even then a lot of the "management class" that lives in this area are very pro-Trump.
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reassurance by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #13 Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 02:52:25 AM EST
I don't post here much, having mostly migrated to the BookFace, but ... I live in San Francisco County, where fewer than 10% of the people voted for the new President-elect. I registered as a member of his party to vote against him in the primary.

Please stay.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.