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I've been traveling (mostly for work, some fun) since the election and I've been thinking and crying and planning and thinking the entire time.  It's almost hard to believe it's only been a week.  Last night was my first night at home and Mike & I watched John Oliver, like we do every week.  He was serious and also making jokes (because that's his stick).  I couldn't laugh.  Then I cried for an hour after.  It all really hit me....again.  I also watched the Saturday Night Live intro and cried.

It's hard not to feel like our country is so deeply rooted in racism after those results.  It seems Trump's campaign was solely based on racism.  He didn't have any plans.  He just said racist things...and won.

Electoral college.  Personally I find this antiquated.  I signed a petition to end it.  Yet, since we have it, I'm going to give letter writing a try.  Do I think it will happen?  Probably not, but at least I tried.

I'm getting my letter writing on.  I'm also going to be very selective with stores that I support.  Since I don't have a lot of say what my taxes will go towards because not paying them is not an option (unlike some people...sorry...I had to).  I am pretty good about shopping small already (please don't ask me to meet at Starbucks).  At least through the end of the year I'm going to do a little research before shopping (this includes Christmas gifts).  I'm only going to shop places I want to support.  This is something I have control over.

And I leave you with this video from Samantha Bee, it's worth a watch.

I'm just going to stop there because I could go on for awhile.

P.S. This or This


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