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Trump Wins Presidential Election


After The Election / Photo by Ronda L.

After The Election / Photo by Ronda L.

—–Confession: The election results made me physically and emotionally ill.

 

I finally had to go to bed, but at 6:00 AM, I ran to the television and saw this:

 

Trump Wins Presidential Election

in bold, block, bazooka letters.

 

I walked directly into the bedroom ( calmly) and told Mr. Liverpool, “He won. OMGgggg.”

 

“Who, Trump?” ( duh, who did you think I was talking about? )

 

“Yeah, he f*cking won.”

 

I thought about calling in sick, but didn’t. At school, the adults were somber, but the students’ were loud and uncensored and chatting about what occurred the night before, Mr. Trump, Hillary Clinton, big walls, and war. ( Elementary Students, mind you! )

 

There were warm hugs, and I believe ( even the Trump supporters ) felt sorry for us.

 

During lunch, my amazing friend, Ronda, said, “Hey, I have something to make you feel better.”

 

“Really? Give it to me, baby.”

 

“Okay, I took this photo on my way home from work last night when I passed the hospital.”

 

She looked thru her phone and handed me a photo of a man on a bicycle. ( not just any man on a bicycle )

 

She went on to explain: “I was stopped at a red light and this guy on a bicycle was on the sidewalk next to me. As I drove off, I noticed a bunch of security guards running after him.

 

I laughed so hard, my dill pickle stuck inside my throat. I may have peed my pants.  ( I did. Don’t judge. )

 

And the thing is, we still can’t figure out if this guy was happy as hell Trump got in to the White House, or just plain crazy.

 

—-A Note: It is time for unification, love, consideration, and standing up for one another. This is NOT about Republicans and Democrats; It’s about HUMANITY. Our lives. Our future. I ask that you listen to one another— no matter where you stand, no matter what you believe, no matter who you are. Listen. Love. Love. Love. This is our only hope for survival in an uncivilized world. I. Love. You. xxxxXXX    PS. Give a Democrat & Republican a HUG today! We are all ONE people.


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55 Comments

  • Reply
    lisa thomson
    November 19, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Yes, to all of this kim. Your message is loud and clear and oh, so important!

    p.s. I love the pic and what a funny story. Ironic, too.

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      I know.
      Isn’t it a great photo?
      Classic! xx

  • Reply
    Elephant's Child
    November 19, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Love the picture.
    And yes, to love.
    World-wide.

  • Reply
    Sandra Garth
    November 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Sending hugs, peace and lots of love!

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      And sending it right back to you, Sandra! xx

  • Reply
    nan @ lbddiaries.com
    November 19, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    It is even more important to pray for those in authority even if you hate who was elected. I felt the same way 8 years ago and 4 years ago but the Bible commands us to pray (1 Tim. 2:2). That actually keeps one from feeling uglies because you can’t pray for someone and hate them at the same time. Why that commandment? Two reasons: “…that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” and that all will go well with us and our families. If more Christians would do this there would be more “unification, love, consideration, and standing up for one another” – what you said. It’s called “walking in love”; something I’ve seen little of during this election. Good post. I don’t put my trust in the government. I put my trust in God. He always takes care of me no matter who’s in office!!

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 19, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      I do not “HATE” anybody.
      And I do not want Trump to fail.
      I want him to prove us all wrong!!!

      xxx

  • Reply
    Amy@Souldipper
    November 19, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Man o’ man…this Canadian is wondering how big an extension to put on the house to look after all my ‘Merican friends!

    Loads of appreciation for all your feelings and your humour. But especially thanks for the good positive stuff we have to hang on to! Much love to you Kim.

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 19, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Amy,
      we need to STAND together and stop fighting & hating one another.
      I really don’t see what good all of this is doing.
      What part of Canada are you from? xx
      Do you like your Prime Minister? What a DOLL!

  • Reply
    Peta Kaplan
    November 19, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I felt exactly the same way as the results came in…physically and emotionally sick. For days.

    Still do.

    We can only hope he proves us wrong. But sadly, realistically that is highly unlikely. I HATE the fact that someone role modeling hate, sexism, racism etc.,has been rewarded (with the highest office.)

    We are in good company as most of the world is looking on…shocked, amd disbelieving as we are.

    Sick to my core. Puke. Yuck.

    P

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 19, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      If he proves us wrong,
      I shall call him my President.
      I hope he does, Peta! xx

  • Reply
    Dana
    November 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Love is our only hope – I have faith that there is enough to share with those who seem to have lost theirs.

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 19, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Dana,
      I have hope, too!
      And let’s spread the LOVE)))! xx

  • Reply
    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    November 19, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    God bless America! Amen…
    Have a peaceful and happy weekend, Kim!
    Angie

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 19, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Thank you, Angie.
      Peace back to you, dear! xx

  • Reply
    Mandy
    November 20, 2016 at 3:19 am

    My Pete always says love will conquer all! Beautiful said Kim. Although I am still slightly shocked about Trump winning!
    Have a beautiful and happy week ahead.
    Love to you my friend.
    🙂 Mandy xoxoxo

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 20, 2016 at 8:01 am

      –Hello, darling,
      I hope you are LOVING London!
      Can’t wait to hear every detail! xxxxx

  • Reply
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    November 20, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Oh Kim, we were glued to the television as it all unfolded. At 10am we thought that Hillary had it and by 4pm we were all in shock. My American friends are not over it at all and to be honest there’s still disbelief here too.

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 20, 2016 at 8:01 am

      Lorraine,
      what are they saying Down-Under?
      Do they think we are insane over here? xxx

  • Reply
    solidgoldcreativity
    November 20, 2016 at 5:15 am

    “Don’t judge” … you make me laugh. So does the pic xxx

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 20, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Hey, Narelle,
      love from Minnesota. I’ve missed you! xx

  • Reply
    Chris Carter
    November 20, 2016 at 6:10 am

    OMG THAT PICTURE IS HILARIOUS!!!!

    And yes… God help us unite, have faith, stand strong, and dare to reach beyond ourselves.

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 20, 2016 at 8:03 am

      Chris,
      I know.
      When Ronda showed me, I said, “YOU TOOK THAT?”
      CLASSIC))))
      xxxxx Yes, let’s UNITE before it’s too late!

  • Reply
    Dawn
    November 20, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I was physically ill too. I didn’t watch the returns on Tuesday night. Woke, as you did, to turn on the TV, saw the banner, turned it off and went to the gym where I tried to run away on the treadmill. It didn’t work. Now I choose to make the best out of every day and avoid seeing him on TV. That’s not a long term solution either. But I’m working on accepting the truth. It’s hard.

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 20, 2016 at 8:04 am

      Dawn,
      I shall NOT call him my President …
      until he earns that GREAT Title.
      Kiss for you, sweets. xxx

  • Reply
    Barbara
    November 20, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Thanks, Kim. I really needed that laugh!
    xob

  • Reply
    ladyfi
    November 20, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    That picture is priceless!

    And agreed – we don’t need more hate, we need more love!

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 20, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Lady Fi,
      Yes, pass on the LOVE…
      even to the Trump supporters!!!! xx

  • Reply
    Dad
    November 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I have a hunch a lot of people will be eating crow. Nan is right, the Bible says pray for our leaders.
    (so be it).

    Love You
    Dad

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 20, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Love you, Daddy,
      even though you voted for Mr. Trump.
      Shame on you! xxx

  • Reply
    Hilary
    November 21, 2016 at 4:26 am

    great picture.
    Huge hugs

  • Reply
    Marie Kléber
    November 21, 2016 at 5:58 am

    LOVE is the only answer! You are so right Kim.
    Love you for this. And for being YOU.
    The photo is AWESOME!

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 21, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      And thank you for being “YOU.”
      I love that photo, too!!! xxxx

  • Reply
    debbie
    November 21, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Love that picture!!! Wow!

  • Reply
    Debbie
    November 21, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Love your final note, my friend! So very true, too. We need to put the raw emotions behind us and get on with the business of healing. We’re taught to pray for our leaders, regardless whether we like them or approve of their methods, and leave the outcome to God. Happy Turkey-day to you and yours! xx

  • Reply
    Shamitri
    November 21, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Oh you made me giggle with that photo. Well, you’ve said it my lovely friend. While my Australian family members joked about us coming back home, I said, we will stay. We don’t have to like who is in the White House, but we have to live together in cities and towns, schools and communities, reminding ourselves and those around us that carrying a message of love is far more powerful than those who inflict pain because they cannot see past color, dress, or religion. xx

  • Reply
    My Inner Chick
    November 21, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    So much insight in your words, Sweets.
    Why can’t we all just LOVE one another? WHY?!! xxx

  • Reply
    Minnesota Prairie Roots
    November 21, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Seriously, that’s a “for real” photo?

    Your post today is spot on, as your writing always is, dear Kim.

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 22, 2016 at 5:59 am

      YESSS!
      It’s real.
      I said, “YOU TOOK THAT?”
      She said, “YEP.”
      I said, “IT looks like something out of the New York Times!”
      Amazing, right? xxx

      • Reply
        Minnesota Prairie Roots
        November 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm

        Yes, amazing. And you are right. New York Times. I hope this image is being broadly shared.

        • Reply
          My Inner Chick
          November 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm

          I hope so.
          She was at the right place at the right time…
          or perhaps the guy would disagree, dear! xx

  • Reply
    Anna Johnston
    November 22, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Loved the pic…. crazy antics of an escapee huh.
    Well now Trump winning kinda went off un noticed for me, although the event I was holding that day kinda was all in a gush about Trump “trumping” Hillary.

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 22, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      A sad day for America.
      That’s all I can really say right now, Anna. xx

  • Reply
    Kristi R Campbell
    November 23, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I am heartbroken that he won, as is my husband who is retired Army and working for DOD… People talk about us getting over our candidate not winning, but it really has nothing to do with that. Sigh. I would say more but really would rather talk in person for a million hours. LOVE YOU. And oh to the guy on the bicycle <3

    • Reply
      My Inner Chick
      November 24, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Kristi,
      and the other thing is “HOW are we going to treat one ANOTHER now?”
      I’ve witnessed HATE &
      I DON’T LIKE IT!
      Unacceptable, no matter who you voted for.
      Luv U.

  • Reply
    John Lambert
    November 27, 2016 at 8:17 am

    All I can say is God bless America.

  • Reply
    Liz
    December 3, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    He’s escaping to Canada! Thanks for the giggle!!! xo

  • Reply
    Gary Sidley
    December 8, 2016 at 4:18 am

    A great message, Kim, for us all to try and heal the divides. Same kind of stuff going on in the UK at the moment, with everyone looking after themselves and sod everyone else. I listened to an old lady on TV the other day (a survivor of the holocaust) – such wisdom; we should not forget what depravities human beings are capable of.

    On a brighter note, I love that photo – really made me chuckle. Those hospital gowns were designed to instil shame & humiliation in the wearer (even when that person is not riding a bike!)

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    A Cuban In London
    December 8, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Great photo. Great antidote, too, to one of the biggest political disasters in the modern era.

    Greetings from London.

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