This one's from South Philadelphia. Another was seen by Annmarie Handley in Chicago.

Ron asked the other day how our personal lives would be made measurably worse by Trump's election. I knew his would be but I really didn't think mine would be in the short run. I may have spoken too soon. 

 

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Comment by Ron Powell on November 11, 2016 at 7:38am

And now it begins...

Comment by Foolish Monkey on November 11, 2016 at 7:53am

I don't feel small.  I feel awful.  angry.  determined.  

this is not any beginning of anything.  this is what sick people do when they feel empowered.  this is how it begins when a country loses its moral compass.   I did not see this election as a loss of morality and vision.  I saw it as a reaction to the politics that have brought huge areas of this country down, votes as acts of desperation and distrust.  

our new president MUST speak out against these horrendous acts of bullying and sick gloating and his decent followers must speak out as well.  

I heard this morning about a group of school children screaming "build the wall" to a group of hispanic kids, some of whom were crying.  he permitted this acting out during his campaign and now the impetus is on US to impress upon him that he has been elected the leader of all of us, not just his crazy "followers".  

is this what we feared might be or was his posturing an act?  is he OUR president too?

I assume nothing.  

the ball is in their court.  

Comment by koshersalaami on November 11, 2016 at 7:55am

There are two sides of the Trump movement. One is right and the other is wrong. I'll post about this shortly.

Comment by Foolish Monkey on November 11, 2016 at 7:56am

and btw, why do you think that sign above was done by a trump supporter? 

it looks to me anti trump: trump is a nazi.

Comment by JMac1949 Today on November 11, 2016 at 8:01am

No more Trump until 2020.

Comment by Rosigami on November 11, 2016 at 8:11am

@FM, I don't think this is anti-That Man. There have been an awful lot of white supremacists tweeting and posting about harassing and bullying women, Muslims, Hispanics, immigrants etc with the goal of seeing if they can get them to kill themselves. I also saw fire up the ovens, LOL.

It's sickening. It has to stop. Be stopped.   

Comment by Dharmabummer on November 11, 2016 at 8:25am

It's happening down here, too. Students at Stephen F. Austin 'putting the muslims on notice' and tweeting: 'we're not putting up with anyone's PC bullshit anymore'. Emboldening the racist half-wits. Sickening. 

A couple of the clients I saw yesterday are school teachers at Austin ISD-- a population which is around 60% Hispanic-- and the Mexican kids were inconsolable, crying, "He's going to deport my grandma"...

I have no more words.

Comment by nerd cred on November 11, 2016 at 8:42am
Comment by Ron Powell on November 11, 2016 at 9:05am

@FM;  "I did not see this election as a loss of morality and vision."

You don't see it because you can't or choose not to see it.  That's perhaps because to do so would require you to abandon the bubble of security you've created for yourself.

Your denial is palpable and approaching hypocrissy.

Trump’s candidacy was a disastrous tavesty. His presidency is a clear and present danger to those of us who were/are the targets of his insults or the butt of his jokes.

Now you have the brazen effrontery and unmitigated gall to suggest to Koshersalaami that his very legitimate rreaction/response to what he perceives as not just an insult , but a threat as well, is somehow misplaced, misguided, or unwarranted. 

You obviously were not paying attention to Trump's language or demeanor during his so called campaign rallies where he encouraged and incited  violence to the point where he might easily have been indicted for some kind of criminal malfeasance. 

Now you expect him to do as Obama would.  

Here's a flash for you:

THAT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!  NOT NOW, NOT EVER AS LONG AS TRUMP IS PRESIDENT.

That's an awfully high horse you're riding blindly. Be carefu,l or you'll get knocked of it by a low hanging branch named Donald Trump.

Where have you been and what are you drinking? 

It has become clear to me the you are so insulated and so isolated that his presidency won't matter to you one way or the other.

So please take that pseudo diplomatic, semi intelligent, and faux patient "let's wait and see" bullshit and feed it to those whose lives won't be affected one whit by hearing the "N" word spit at them, Or seeing a "Trumptika" painted on a wall near their home.

Does it matter whether it was put there by a Trump supporter or Trump sympathizer?

I'll wager that it was NOT put there by the Black Panthers or BLM.

And PLEASE, cease and desist from that "we don't know for sure" crap,. People have been indicted , prosecuted, and executed on less evidence of causation.

And remember, as I have said, and will continue to say, the America you live in is not the same America that I must go out and face and navigate every day.

Trump’s  election just made it worse for me AND  Koshersalaami as well.

Comment by koshersalaami on November 11, 2016 at 9:33am

Ron,

This election was about two things. One was frustration with the status quo that ignores the very real plight of the White working class, the other is what I've seen referred to as Whitelash. FM acknowledges both.

I don't remember where I learned what, but you might be surprised by FM's ethnic background. She is not a bystander. 

 

FM,

I thought the same thing but given what neighborhoods these are in and what other graffiti surrounds them, these are definitely done by supporters. 

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