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Changed my default userpic; it's now an animated scroll of the closing paragraph of Keith Olbermann's Special Comment the night Gabby Giffords was shot. It's an important reminder, to myself and hopefully to others.

Keith no longer holds quite the same space in my fangirl's heart that he once did. [personal profile] gridlore stopped following him before Countdown went off the air for the final time, noting that it had become the liberal equivalent of all of the conservative echo-chamber shows he railed against so often, and I ultimately had no choice but to acknowledge the truth in that statement. I've used the #KOdependent hashtag on Twitter once or twice since then, and was only half-joking about it. But in the wake of this week's results, Doug is appreciating the need for a liberal firebrand (or dick-punching arsonist, if you prefer) once more.

In other news, Facebook just scared the bejesus out of me. Somebody flipped the wrong switch somewhere, apparently, and they put memorial banners on everyone's profile. I discovered this the hard way by going out to my sister-in-law's profile.

My transgender sister-in-law who just started hormone therapy earlier this summer, and who has been posting about whether she's going to rush the process along to make sure she still can, or whether she's just going to go back in the damn closet.

I've already heard about one suicide brought on by the election (and not one of the unconfirmed reports, either). The possibility that C might join their number was entirely too real, and I did not need that.

And how are YOU doing?

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Date: 2016-11-12 11:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] murphymom
Loving you - and being so proud of Amanda, Genia and Carmencita ALL taking part in the L.A. march.

Electoral College meets on my birthday - I therefore demand that they do the right thing and declare Hillary Clinton President.

Otherwise - well, there will be hell to pay -

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Date: 2016-11-11 11:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] bkwrrm-tx.livejournal.com
I'm taking a break to grieve and then I'll get my feet back under me and start working toward 2018.

I'm more scared that people I thought were my friends voted to basically kill me, without a second thought. I understand what you wrote above all too well.



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Date: 2016-11-12 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silkensteel.livejournal.com
I've been pushing #PinkPistols and #OperationBlazingSword because whatever jackasses feel entitled to be violent on either extreme end, the Second Amendment works both ways. http://lurkingrhythmically.blogspot.com/2016/11/why-im-not-worried-about-my-safety-in.html The Transwoman who founded Operation Blazing Sword writes more on this.

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Date: 2016-11-12 07:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] browngirl.livejournal.com
*makes a note for someone I know*
*hugs our wonderful hostess, because good grief*

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Date: 2016-11-20 09:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hopeforyou.livejournal.com
Hi. It's been almost two weeks (!) since the election and I was already overwhelmed by stuff by November 7. The election added to it. At this point so many things in my life are uncertain (may want to check my own LJ for reasons why). I am so fried.
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