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Posted by: Helen Philpot | November 9, 2016

Dear World, We are so sorry but we got this one wrong.  Really, really wrong.

Margaret, I love you.  We will survive, but now it is up to the next generation.  If we raised them right, they will find the good in people and this country will find a way forward.

 It is my hope that my daughters will one day see a woman as President.  Like Hillary, we have fought the good fight for the right reasons.  That spirit does not die tonight.  It lives on in the next generation of strong, confident, smart women. Thank you Hillary. I wish we could have broken that ceiling together.

Hang in there.  I mean it.  Really.

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  1. Ah, yes… “Hope and Change”… Exactly what our new president-elect has promised, and in which you apparently so fervently believe: The “hope” that he’ll single-handedly restore all those “good jobs” (even though he has not done so with his own branded products) and “change” like “#Drain the swamp.”

    We’ll see how all that works out. Good luck.

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  2. Don’t fall for the baiting BS folks. Tex/Hillary -has -been has a history of showing up here and flinging around barbed bait.
    He is smart in that clever quick to turn words around sort of way that pisses people off enough they sputter and fume.
    Its all bullshit.

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  3. Tex- you are such a putz. Same ole, same ole no matter what you call yourself, ennit?
    Quick wit, smart mouth , and nothing but hot air in the end.

    We got something good here in Alaska folks.
    http://www.ktoo.org/2016/11/09/dillinghams-edgmon-tapped-house-speaker-new-bipartisan-majority-caucus/
    A pick up of independent and D seats in the state House has given us a bipartisan majority- something which has worked darn well in the past.
    And do NOT forget Ms Clinton won the popular vote. There is no mandate, no imperative to hop on the train to nowhere with whatzizname.
    Nor to leap off in fear .
    We’ll do fine
    We’ll get things done.
    We will.

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  4. You mock only yourself. You aren’t intelligent enough to see what you have done. And I’m laughing at you and your ilk. Poor little quisling.

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  5. And when promises made cannot be kept, look in that mirror again and say “I’m responsible”. And when gridlock halts everything, remember to say “I’m responsible”.

    You’re so hapless, I almost hate to mock you, genius. Do I need to remind you that you’re the kind of rube who wet their pants over a Sham, standing in front of a Styrofoam Parthenon who claimed with your help, he would heal the planet and usher in world peace?

    Doesn’t get any dumber than that. More refugees walking the planet now that at anytime since WWII. Yes We Can!

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  6. Dear idiot, no worries, you’ll be worse off than you are now, and in short order. And your mourning will have been well earned, so I hope you enjoy it.

    Too late, dummy. I’m one of the very few who actually profited at the idiocy of Obama slugs. 😛 And I will continue to profit on your abject stupidity.

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  7. Well, you are obviously an individual of low intelligence and little education. You don’t know anything but name calling which is unconstructive and accomplishes nothing. But if pointing fingers is all you are able to do, who will be responsible when things go wrong. And things do go wrong in the best of worlds. Then stand in front of a mirror and say “I’m responsible”. And when promises made cannot be kept, look in that mirror again and say “I’m responsible”. And when gridlock halts everything, remember to say “I’m responsible”.

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  8. Dear idiot, no worries, you’ll be worse off than you are now, and in short order. And your mourning will have been well earned, so I hope you enjoy it.

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  9. Are you stinkin’ nags and your feckless, browbeaten males in deep mourning this evening? Like Obama once said, “Elections have consequences. I won.”

    Take a good look at America tonight, harpies, harridans, and hags and see what Dear Leader Obama has wrought.

    A USA that hasn’t been this red since a guy named Abraham Lincoln was President.

    Told you stooges so three years ago that Obama was a Sham and Hillary Rotten a criminal.

    Enjoy your well earned comeuppance. Hope & Change, Ladies. 🙂

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  10. It’s quite bizarre to me that disaffected American voters would elect a 1%’er who has never done anything to benefit anyone but himself. In fact the records show that he’s done quite the opposite. The public has such a short memory and forgets that the Occupy movement was a protest of just his kind. The “Thump” presidency will only serve to benefit the wealthy elite of this country. The United States and her allies will suffer for electing this man.

    I am not looking forward to this dark age of democracy. Maybe we should change the name of our country to the “Untied States of America.”

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  11. I’m recalling that “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm 30:5. Too, we must remember that Trump had the Republicans to remove Abortion and Gay Marriage from their Platform, at the Convention. I’m holding him to “draining the swamp.” That, alone, would be a good thing. We have him now, let’s see if there is100 days of sanity within.

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  12. I wish I had your grace. I’m still wanting to poke the eye out of those who voted for “he who must not be named.” Maybe in another 40 years, I’ll be mature enough to take this in stride. My daughters watched Hillary do all she could against the misogyny and sexism that plagued this campaign and plague us still. We’re all damaged at that notion that 50% of “us” voted for a bigot as our standard bearer. Sad, sad day. I’ll pick up my skirts and get my girls and me through it. After a few days of wallowing….

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  13. Lea, I,too, am old and have cancer so I’m not sure how much time. But I so wanted to see a woman elected. We have come far and must not allow our gains to be lost. Dump is bad but pence is abhorant. He must be held in check or he will set women back 100 years in the “name of religion”. Drumpf is looking at a world stage for which he is woefully unprepared. Putin already said he can’t wait to ‘handle him’.

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  14. I am a 45 year old man and my heart weeps…unable to fathom the logic behind this country choosing to vote this man in !!

    I left my home country 18 yrs ago to live in the greatest nation on earth and to experience this travesty?

    We hope he leads better than he campaigned….but to think that people accepted the bigotry, sexism , lies that he peddled and yet won overwhelmingly? And this is the greatest nation? Is this how he makes America great again?

    My 11 yr old son woke up crying this morning asking me how could the people of this country vote in a person who talks so divisively? How could they think it was ok to overlook all the things he has said and.done? He is naive and may not accept that Hillary had her flaws but how does one ever think he is better than her?

    How does one choose change even if it is dark and divisive? And to think HIM over Her ?? God …forgive the people for they know not what they seek !!
    Utterly devastated!

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  15. Trump leads more of a movement than a faction of the Republican party. Jim or someone wrote that the election process was rigged. It was, but not how he believes. Wikileaks shows that much of the media, Democrats and others were part of the same movement intended to sway public opinion. Wikeleaks even found a pamphlet instructing pollsters how to twist the messages revealed by polls.

    Now, Democrats will endure the same near civil war as the Republicans have.
    It will be an interesting year, especially for the pollsters who were so wrong.

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  16. Thank you….I needed that this morning. I’m 76, and truly wished to see a woman president before I died….but dammit, time is running out. When Hillary ran against Barack Obama, the men down here in NC were wearing T-shirts that read: “Bros b4 hoes”…and that sentiment is still alive and well.
    Lea

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  17. Reblogged this on Civil Rights Advocacy and commented:
    Dark clouds rising over the US. Particularly for women, people of color, & anyone who teeters on the brink of healthcare or economic crisis.

    So here’s what we need to do…

    Stand up. Fight back. For our country. For the environment. For women & children. For all races. #HateTrumpsLove today but not forever.

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  18. We can only hope the parents of the new world will TEACH the children to be smarter. To know when to stop a sociopath from getting tin [power. I am sick to my stomach . How far is Canada? What is so very wrong in this nation?

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  19. My heart is broken.

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  20. Thank you for your positive comments. I need them.

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  21. I believe the next round of elections is in 2 years. Perhaps then we can start to repair some of the damage. In the mean time I can only keep hearing that old saying “Be careful what you ask for. You might get it.”

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  22. No, actually, it wouldn’t. Pence is even worse than Trump, because while Trump is out for Trump, Pence is actively against women and minorities. Check what Pence’s policies have done to Indiana–starting with the HIV epidemic that could have easily been prevented had he listened to science.

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  23. That depends on how much he pisses them off. Most hate him. But that would be justice of sorts.

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  24. Canada is sending you her blessings, and sharing your fears. Keep putting one foot in front of the other…

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  25. Hang in there folks!
    If it holds- Ms Clinton won the popular vote. Means more a majority of voters weren’t fooled.
    So, it isn’t over and it isn’t the end of the world.
    As ms Helen says in next post, now we heal, then we get back to work.
    and please- remember some of those who voted for Mr Trump have been left out so long in decent jobs and crap , they were ripe for his “burn down the house” crap. Screw the deplorables, up with fixing things.

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  26. I am still in horrified shock. Please keep writing. We need you like never before.

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  27. They want us to believe Trump was voted in by the people! No. The FBI put Trump in and Hillary was cheated out of her service and election. Now, abortion will be illegal, gay marriage will be repealed. Corporate greed will become even more greedy and the people will become more poorer. Freedom of speech, workers’ rights and all the things that made life fairer will be repealed. Where did WikiLeaks come from? Why did Comey send the letter and why has none of the real dirt on Trump been allowed to come out? Now the real dirt on Trump will come out so they can impeach him and make Pence president. We have to work and not be deterred by this entrenched forces of evil and materialism. There will be protests by the young; they will try to make that illegal also. Trying times ahead.

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  28. The House of Representatives impeaches Presidents. What are the chances a Rethuglican dominated house will impeach drufmsterfire?

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  29. I do love you guys.

    But I fear that if we had raised our children right, they would have seen through the con-man and his shell game. And we would have broken that glass ceiling.

    Instead, we have all given the next generation a dying planet, and a political spectrum — not just in America as of last night, but across the world — that preaches hate.

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  30. I am stunned and filled with fear, dread and sadness. What has happened?

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  31. ❤ Thank you for all you write every time.

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  32. I’m listening to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the lyrics “Nothing really matters to me” just resonates today. I feel empty and desolate. Even if DT were to be impeached, we would be stuck with Pence. I am wearing my Nightmare Before Christmas shirt today. So fitting.

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  33. Women and minorities–both ethnic and religious–will be paying the price for generations.

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  34. Jim, you speak truth. So few people ever learn critical thinking. Fewer still want to make their own decisions. They are the real sheep. Dumbed down be poor education and kept their by the religious right. Pardon me. Wrong. This election WAS rigged. Too much dark money, too much interference by the FBI, whose reputation is in the toilet , the media. All should know better. An Ancient Greek philosopher stated that “people get the government they deserve “. Well there are many who don’t deserve this but will pay the price for hate, ignorance, bigotry and religious intolerance. But then, if those who orcastrated this get all they want, we will cease to be a viable species in only a few decades. We earned extinction.

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  35. Jim – I concur with your thoughts about the “creation” of He, Trump: The GOP was looking for some grabbable constituency, and they found one in the under-educated, under-employed, and left-behind poor whites… Growing up, I’ll bet you heard, “Well, at least I’m not black” more than once.

    As you point out, those “manufacturing jobs” will NEVER come back, for the reasons you state, not here, and not in any other “advanced” country. They are just not economically feasible any more, as even He, Trump well knows. (He didn’t even manufacture his own brand’s products here, for that very reason.) Any attempt, by anyone governing, to impose any kind of regulation that might allow for any increase in manufacturing jobs will immediately be decried as “government overreaching,” “prohibiting profits,” and will never be accepted by our capitalist corporations and financial institutions.

    Add to this He, Trump’s apparent ignorance about how much of anything actually works (including computers, BTW), his seeming lack of interest in actually learning anything, his often-noted short attention span, and the obvious dominance of his own ego and need for self-aggrandizement at all times, by all people, and it seems pretty clear that, as you say, he will not be able to deliver much of anything he has even so vaguely promised.

    BUT as long as he is able to continue to convince people that the fault lies with immigrants/the “elites”/the “rigged system”/lack of “patriotism,” and anything else, many people will continue to believe. And this “belief” can go on for many more years than some might imagine possible, despite any and all evidence to the contrary.

    Ironically, this outcome of this election was also determined by promises of “hope and change”… But hopes that seem, to many observers, impossible to realize, and “change” that can never happen…

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  36. My heart is broken for all of us, but mostly for the girls and young women who see this country voting in a jerk who has no respect for women, rather than let a qualified, smart, well versed woman do the job. Sad, sad day for America.

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  37. Now is your chance to cease the hate and nasty comments and put us together again. Please please remember “we are stronger together” Let it begin with you.

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  38. Reblogged this on Central Oregon Coast NOW.

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  39. Forgot to add…dear Margaret and Helen, please do not stop writing your insightful and funny blogs. We are going to need them more than ever over the next 4 years. (And, let’s all pray that the nightmare will last for only 4 years.)

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  40. The Bible teaches that he who sows the wind will reap the whirlwind. Donald Trump is the ultimate whirlwind produced by the Republican Party’s decision to chase after and cater to the racist white vote of the Deep South following the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (I grew up in Alabama in the 1950’s and 60’s. I know whereof I speak.) Donald Trump told them what they wanted to hear. “If their lives were failures, it was not because they failed to learn new skills to get ahead in a computerized world. It was because “those people” were allowed to come into this country and take all the good jobs. Everything that is wrong with this country is someone else’s fault.” I’m looking forward to 4 years from now when the mob realizes that Trump kept almost none of his promises because it turns out that most of them were illegal or unconstitutional.

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  41. I think we all feel similar. But now I’m absolutely sure the system is rigged. What to do? Then election was bought and paid for by the same wealthy men who control most of the world. Think I just became a conspiracy theorist. My friends of that bent are and were right.

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  42. Don’t give up,you were a bright light in this otherwise disgusting process. We need you.

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  43. I would like for that rape trial to happen. He deserves prison if he truly did it.

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  44. We need to stop saying that “Americans’ ignorance” and “Americans’ hatred” did this.

    The reality is that, once the Voter Rights Act was gutted and defanged, the always present smaller element of white supremacy and hatred would inevitably rise–since millions of American votes were suppressed. How else would the drumfsterfire win North Carolina, to name the most blatant example?

    The American experiment died last night. Welcome to the future under a wannabe plutocrat and his cadre of power hungry ass-kissing puppets.

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  45. I went to bed at 1am, hoping against hope that there was still a way that Hillary would win. Your post this morning confirmed my fears. I am nervous for our country, and so sad that people like us, of a certain age, will never see another woman as qualified as for the presidency of the United States as Hillary Clinton. God help us.

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  46. The fraud trial is, I believe, scheduled to open on November 28, and the woman who accused him of raping her when she was thirteen has dropped her suit (for a second time), allegedly due to death threats.

    Today I am absolutely without coherent thoughts, prognoses, or much of anything beyond an all-pervasive feeling of incomprehension and dread…

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  47. The ignorance of the American voter never ceases to amaze me. At least I can take consolation in the fact that Virginia voted blue.

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  48. The man goes on trial for fraud tomorrow and to trial for raping a child next month. This? THIS is who was elected?

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  49. We will be among those suffering… I now understand in a visceral way what life in this country has been like for those who’ve so long been reviled, hated, and disenfranchised for their entire lives – for the color of their skin, their religion, their gender, their disabilities, and so many other things…

    Welcome to the Duck Dynasty/Honey Boo Boo years…

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  50. This country has just lost every friend it ever had. As for those among the deluded whatever faction who voted for this Fuhrer, they are historically among his first victims. This specimen has no intention of ever leaving the White House which is why he crowed about what would do to the Constitution. that would include Article II. As for staying and fighting, resistance is already futile. There is no way you can do that sort of fighting from inside an internment camp. Am I over the top? Just look at the filth he spouted on the campaign trail. This has emboldened every R governor in the country to go nuts with fascism via their legislatures, Attorneys General, police departments. And, frankly, I am too old to learn Russian. Its an odd language anyway since it does not contain a certain grammatical part that others do. Good luck to anyone who decides to stick around. Maybe there is a chance of a job at sweeping up in the old defunct stock market offices.

    This loss was worse than losing my husband of 44 years.

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  51. let us not completely despair, America might have made a big mistake, but I believe it would be corrected some day

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  52. I’m terrified. But we have to deal with what we have decided as a nation. Even those of us that recognize this is the beginning of a very bad time.

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  53. Too heartbroken to even watch the news or think beyond this moment. I wish I could see some hope in the future but I feel right now the dream has died.

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  54. my heart is breaking for my country. Pogo was right.

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  55. Shocked, heartsick, disgusted, worried – no, make that fearful.

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  56. What do we do now? What are your ideas to be able to survive

    Sent from my iPad

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  57. Very sad not for myself but for those who will suffer the prejudice and hate

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  58. After the Brexit outcome here I just knew it could happened. Feel just as bereft at your result as I did over ours.

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  59. Dear Helen, I feel so sorry for the Americans who didn’t vote for that misogynistic twit…and I am disgusted in the rest. We, in the rest of the world, now have to live with the consequences of this election and I am very afraid.

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  60. I’m never going to retire. I’m 56 and was hoping to be done working at 60. I can kiss that dream as well as my dream of retiring to Spain goodbye. Pretty sure I’m going to lose a bunch of money when the markets open up shortly. I’m beside myself despondent. I can’t sleep. All I’ve worked for my entire working life is about to disappear. I fear for my country and I’m disgusted by it too. I agree with the other poster “when did it become popular to be uneducated??? to be mean?” etc……heartbroken 😦

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  61. Thanks Helen and Margaret. My heart is heavy, especially for Hillary. She gave it her all. I hope we all survive this episode in our history. People around me are bewildered. American ideals have been compromised in their eyes. How could his message of hate resonate in such a country?

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  62. I’m in shock that so many Americans could vote for a man like Trump!

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  63. Somewhere in hell, Roy Cohn is laughing.

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  64. I can’t say I’m surprised. I guess all the people who prefer a Buffoon to a Woman will get their just deserts in the end. Canada welcomes immigrants.

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  65. did the south just rise again? jfc

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  66. when did it become popular to be uneducated? to not care about the truth? to be mean? to be criminally abusive? to have NO moral character? so sad.

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  67. My heart weeps for our country!!

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  68. Dear Margaret and Helen, I am 53 years old and I am not done fighting. Keep blogging !

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  69. OMG. The House, the Senate, the White House. We are screwed. I have no faith in this country that elected an ignorant buffoon as president. Can I please live anywhere else?\

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  70. So sad. All we can hope for now is a swift impeachment.

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  71. I’m right there with you, ladies…tho my heart aches

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  72. Tears, I wished for it as well.

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  73. God help us.

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  74. Thank you. I agree and feel the very same as you.  The torch has been passed. Donna Nicol Savannah, GA

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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