dancingdragon3: (faith)
The petition urging the Electoral College to follow the will of the people, and name Hillary Clinton as President still needs 1.5 million votes. Even if they probably will not go against their states, it is possible, and either way, I think it's important to show a protest in any way we can.
Link to petition on Change.org. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] desdemonaspace for sharing this!

And for something to take away any bad tastes in your mouths, footage of Obama giving Ellen Degeneres the Medal of Freedom today. This is a moment, a feeling, and an attitude that can never be taken away.

Source: Video Channel



Congratulations to the other recipients this year. What a list
dancingdragon3: (faith)
I suspect that political posts will be a constant from now on. I’ll keep them separate, and try to balance them with food and fun posts. Please, feel free to skip them with no guilt. I know a lot of you use LJ as an escape from the real world, and I do not blame you in the least. But I have always been into politics since birth I think, and this election has woken that part of me up like no body’s business. See my new journal header.

First - kittens!



Last night, I went to the biannual meeting of LGBT Democrats of Mecklenburg (that’s my county, Charlotte, NC). It was my first attendance, and I am very glad I went. Everyone was very nice and welcoming, and there were other new people, galvanized by the election, or being newcomers to the area.
Read more, watch George Takei.. )
dancingdragon3: (faith)
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sunnytyler001 for recommending this video. I had to repost because the ending makes it my favorite response to far more than the US election.

Many on my flist have had a hard year, for one reason or another. For those not seeing my personal posts, this hasn’t been the best year for me either. And I am just so ready to move on to something better.

So, I agree with Oliver - fuck you, 2016. I’m glad to be seeing the back of you. And I think this holiday season, the end of you is what I will be celebrating.

John Oliver on Trump's election:

dancingdragon3: (faith)
Most on my flist are being much more specific about their issues with the election results. This is one of those times when my verbal response can only be "Aahhhgg", and therefore, prefer to express myself through visual means. This is also for my benefit, to have all these vids in one place, and for posterity.




Watch more... )
dancingdragon3: (faith)
So, first [livejournal.com profile] orangerful posted some Joss Whedon pearls of wisdom, including an Angel quote - “We live as though the world is as it should be, to show it what it can be.” Which reminded me of the Ghandi quote - “Be the change you want to see in the world.” And also reminds me of the Buddhist saying - “Be a light unto yourself.”

Then [livejournal.com profile] black_sluggard recommended this for post-election listening:

Video: Fuck you - Lily Allen. Lyrics HD




Which is fantastic, and I listened to it while making my lunch - mushroom and cheese quesadilla, with salsa, sour cream, and spicy Chow Chow (pickled cabbage, onion, and red pepper, southern style). Then I watched BBC coverage of Britain and Europe’s reaction. Then I went to work, and it was a gorgeous, fall day today. Sunny, cool, bright, with colorful foliage and a brisk wind.
Read more... )
dancingdragon3: (faith)
What: Excerpt from South Park 19x02 "Where My Country Gone?".
Why: They accurately predicted this entire election a year ago.
Warnings: Sexual assualt - at the very end Mr. Garrison rapes the Trump standin character.
Source: M Alexander

dancingdragon3: (terror_hear no evil)


[Written 30 minutes ago] This is pretty much me today and my Facebook post. My crazed hysteria passed, as did my dismay and bewilderment. Now, I'm just bitter, angry, and feeling passive aggressive. I know people who voted for Trump, and I don't know how I'm going to be able to be civil with them from now on. I feel like, basically, half the country the just spit on me personally, as a not 100% white, not hetero, not cis gendered, vagina having American.
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Just finished watching Clinton's speech, and I'm feeling less petty. I finally had a good cry over it. I feel even worse now for not volunteering. She would have made a great president. But she did win the popular vote (just like Gore), so all isn't as horrible in the country as the election would indicate. I have to hold onto that.

But it is fucked up that there are apparently a ton of white men in this country pretending to be more progressive than they really are. And I still don't know what to say to the people I know voted for Trump, but I definitely want to say something. Not against them personally, nothing ugly, just to let them know how hurtful it is to know that so many people don't believe I should have equal standing with them. Also, one of them is a young white woman...that I work with tonight, sooo.....this should be interesting. Considering half our co-workers are either black or LGBT, or both.

Also, can't wait for South Park tonight! Rewatched 19x02 recently, and those guys are seriously psychic. 
dancingdragon3: (hilary_please win)
The Daily Show is live, and by far, has the best coverage. Because it's funny and they can express how disgusted they are. 

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