Posted by: Helen Philpot | August 28, 2020

GET OFF OUR LAWN: The case by an angry, old lady for why Donald Trump doesn’t deserve your vote.

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Margaret, I look at this picture and I am disgusted. I know I’m supposed to be upset about the Hatch Act. I get it. The law is the law and even the President isn’t above the law. We’ve been there. We’ve done that. And Mitch McConnell told us the law and the constitution needed to take a back seat because Donald Trump is just too important. Screw national security. Screw the Hatch Act. Screw the Constitution.

You know why I am mad when I look at that picture? The real reason? It’s not the Hatch Act. It’s not impeachment.  It’s not who is leading in the polls and who isn’t. It’s not about blue beating red or red beating blue. I am pissed off because America and Americans deserve better.

America hasn’t solved the pandemic yet and Americans are still dying by the thousands.

America hasn’t opened back up for business yet and Americans are holding on by a thread.

Parents want their kids back in school. Teachers want to feel safe.

Business owners want to return to business as usual. Customers want to shop.  God how I just want to go out to dinner and see a movie.

Children want to visit their aging parents in nursing homes. And Grandparents want desperately to hug and kiss our grandchildren one more time.

How dare you. How dare you, Mr. President. We are out here in America doing EVERYTHING we can to NOT get or spread this disease. And some of us are doing it without knowing if we will be able to pay our rent next week. We are wearing masks. We are social distancing. We are making sacrifices every day in hopes that we can reduce the number of deaths. For me 1,000 deaths were too many much less 200,000.

Every other first world country has gotten this thing under control and here we are still leading the world in cases and deaths.  That’s not success.  That’s failure.  You want to blame this city or that state.  You want to blame this Mayor or that Congressman.  How is that helping anything? We needed to work harder at this.  We needed to ALL come together and do what was needed to be done.

And then you do this? You bring a thousand of your fans together without masks, without any precautions whatsoever? And then you put it on television and rub our noses in it with a million dollars’ worth of fireworks?  Fuck the Hatch Act.  I don’t give three shits about the Hatch Act.  Screw it.  And SCREW YOU MR. PRESIDENT.

We are out here dying. Quite literally dying. Over five thousand of us died just during your little show. And what do you do? You announce to God and country that you don’t care. You don’t bare any responsibility. You can do whatever you want whenever you want because, in your world, pandemic or not, being President is more important than being American.  While we are struggling and yes, afraid… you throw a party.

I didn’t watch last night. I didn’t listen to your speech. I am tired of your lies and the people who lie for you. But I saw the pictures. I saw the gathering and the hugs and the cheers and the absence of masks. And here I sit doing my small part to help America recover. And today I am sicker than I have ever been. My heart is broken. My brain is tired. And I am out of my mind with anger.

Your selfishness is killing people. You don’t deserve our votes. You don’t deserve to breathe the same air we breathe. In your America 200,000 people are dead and it didn’t have to be that way.  In your America children are rioting in the streets begging for justice and it didn’t have to be that way. In your America whites are told to fear blacks and blacks are told that equality isn’t a right but rather a reward for good behavior.

You are rigth Mr. President. You and your family said it all week long.  I hate YOUR America. It’s an awful, shameful, disgusting place to live.

To be clear, it is Trump’s America. It is not Barack Obama or Joe Biden’s America. YOU are the President.  YOU.  Donald J. Trump. HEY SIRI.  WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?  ALEXA. WHO IS THE 45TH PRESIDENT?

It’s YOU. It’s all you.  I look at that picutre and I realize that everything bad with our nation isn’t because of Republicans or Democrats or white people or brown people or black people.  I am so tired of being afraid of my neighbors.  I am so sick of looking at Facebook and wondering who is going to piss off  whom. It’s not them. It’s not us. I look at that picuture and I realize, it’s you.

I can’t wait for Joe Biden’s America. I am begging for Joe Biden’s America. WE ARE DYING FOR JOE BIDEN’S AMERICA.

Go back to your castle in the sky, Mr. Trump. Go back to your palace in Florida. Go back to your nice life with your pretty wife and your perfect children. Go back and please take Rudy, Mitch, Lindsey, Marco, Mike, and the rest of them with you. Go now so the healing can begin.

This great nation of ours will survive you, Mr. Trump.  But as God as my witness, I pray that your Presidency doesn’t survive us this November. I mean it. Really.


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  2. Thank you, Gayle! This is spot on. I am so angry it makes me sick. And all we hope and pray for is for Trump to be voted out Nov 3. We can do nothing but wait? Knowing there are already people trying to rig this election?
    It’s a preposterous state to be in!

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  3. I nick named him “Miss Piggy” 😀 because he is a puppet.

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  4. By deliberately withholding vital information on the virus he was part to the ensuing deaths. He has broken his oath of office and is a traitor. Typically, we know what usually happens to traitors. But don’t hold your breathe on that one. Do get out and vote this specimen into historical oblivion.

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  5. Mark, I am sick and tired of people like you being blind to what is being done to our Constitution and to “We the People” of these United States. Here in New York State, we we started loosing loved ones in February. #45 admitted to Bob Woodward in a Feb 7 phone call that the Novel Coronavirus “It goes through air,” “So that’s a tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flus.” So he knew.

    At the same time, he was telling us “when it gets a little warmer it miraculously goes away.” Most cases in New York came from Europe, the scientists know this from the DNA of the Virus. In an NPR.org article I read “On Feb. 28, at a rally in South Carolina, he called Democrats’ criticism of his handling of the virus “their new hoax.” Attendees at the rally told reporters they thought the whole story of the virus was a media creation. The following day, the first U.S. death was announced, and Trump opened his news conference talking about progress in Afghanistan.

    Flights from Europe were finally slowed around March 11.

    So, YES, we CAN blame the one person who could have acted but didn’t want us to panic, since he must think we are a bunch of lilly livered panty wastes who, if we were fighting WWII today, would loose miserably.

    And besides, he didn’t want his campaign contributors to loose money in the Stock Market (which is really just a rich man’s gambling game)

    Suggest you read Bob Woodward’s book, “”RAGE.” It’s what thinking people will feel.. Read about it here
    https://www.npr.org/2020/09/09/911138032/woodward-book-says-trump-chose-to-downplay-deadliness-of-virus-to-avoid-panic

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  6. https://thecurious605531859.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/unsual-us-president-donald-trump-nominated-for-the-2021-nobel-peace-prize/

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  7. Thank you for having the guts to say what the rest of the world is thinking about America. I noticed that his red MAGA hats are made in CHINA!!! Not sure how this makes you great. His daughter’s clothing line also produced in China is no longer available here in Canada because we made such an uproar about it. Americans deserve so much better than what you have. Why won’t he reveal his tax returns??? Maybe he hasn’t filed?? I have lived in America and have family there too, plus tons of friends from college, I don’t know how to express my deep sympathy to them. You have gone from classy to trashy in 1 administration. I am praying for Joe Biden and Mrs. Harris that God will again bless you by giving you God ordained leadership.

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  8. Mark-
    You shovel it any higher and you’re gonna choke, son.
    We listened to you asshats blame Mr Obama for all kinds of non-existent garbage for 8 frickin years and you can’t take 4 years of real criticism of your boy?! Pffft!
    And you’re threatening to start up all your crap again if your boy doesn’t win? Double Pffft!
    We’re all damn tired of corona and even more tired of the doofus Pres doing damn all to really rein it in. Over 180K dead Americans – the equivalent of every living soul in Brownsville, TX or Fort Lauderville, FL and he refuses to take ANY responsibility.
    And I’m more than damn tired of people like you pretending that the 93% of peaceful protests since May

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-united-states-is-in-crisis-report-tracks-thousands-of-summer-protests-most-nonviolent/2020/09/03/b43c359a-edec-11ea-99a1-71343d03bc29_story.html

    don’t far outnumber the the 7% which blew up into violence, looting, and riots.
    15-26 million people all over this country have participated in peaceful protests against police brutality and BLM in this country since May- the largest protest movement in our 240 year history
    Only whining I’m hearing is you and your lil buddies…

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  9. Mark, if nothing else like the economy and its attachment to the corona virus and the way that the mismanagement of one damns the other, how about the scorn for our military live or dead, active or imprisoned in enemy territory does it for you? My husband and his brothers served in the military and all of them valued the experience. It meant a lot to them. The administrations in existence during their tours of duty were both Republican and democratic. And no one in any of these administrations – NO ONE – insulted them. Think about that when next you salute the flag inasmuch as their was a flag patch on their uniforms. These three must be spiraling in their graves. If they could, they would dig tunnels and pay you a visit.

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  10. And Mark, to add, I would bet you don’t have a pot to piss in. That you have no savings to get you through to your expiration date. Big shot!

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  11. So Mark…why do you think we should listen to you? Are you paying attention to what your dear leader has dismantled. You know that America that allowed your parent to grab on to the “American Dream”…house, decent job, education, health care, Social Security so your parents did eat cat food. Your relative had a safety net when they needed one. Clean water, safe food, safe roads, fire departments. Police departments, Post Office for your Birthday cards , Labor Unions to protect your rights…for a start WELL you can kiss all that and more goodbye when you elect that fuking asshole you are so attached to. You have no idea he does not give a shit about the average person. You are so below him in his opinion. You sorry pathetic, ignorant, gullible man.

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  12. Hey Margaret. I am sick and tired of people like you blaming one person for the actions of millions. Sick of your whining that it’s Trumps fault. Sick of the riots and the corona and all you dems that have attacked this president for 3 years. Pray to God Biden doesn’t get elected, because it will be 4 years of hell for him if he does. So quit your losing a..whining cause no one wants to hear it anymore!

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  13. Hey Margaret. I am sick and tired of people like you blaming one person for the actions of millions. Sick of your whining that it’s Trumps fault. Sick of the riots and the corona and all you dems that have attacked this president for 3 years. Pray to God Biden doesn’t get elected, because it will be 4 years of hell for him if he does. So quit your losing a..whining cause no one wants to hear it anymore!

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  15. Do you know that there are Trump ads all over your blog? I totally agree with you, and find it kinda funny that Trump’s face (and Ivanka’s and all the other ones) is plastered all over. Maybe it’s just me… who knows?

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  16. Perfectly said. Totally true.
    Thank you for saying it as an American who is tired of the abuse your current president is heaping on the country for his own and his family gain.
    We see it here in England and God forbid but I think our Government is following In his footsteps.
    Long live sane,kind,rational people who see behind the facade.

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  17. Hi Margaret, I live in Canada. We used to respect your country until Trump took over and put all the angst the states was going through in the sixties back to the fore front. He is a total embarrassment to your wonderful country. If he is reelected your tourism trade will end. We are going through covid but if things change and he is in power no one will want to visit. He has eroded your society and no one will feel safe. Good on you for speaking up, the man is a joke!

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  18. I so support your feelings. I am a USA citizen living in the UK and when I can visit my mother again in Florida I will but otherwise I am not sure I would want to come back to trump’s America ever.

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  19. Oh how eloquent this is. The passion reflects exactly what is in my being and expressed exactly how I wish I could. Thankuthanku!!💙

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  20. Right on!! I hate being lumped into the “White Conservative Senior,” especially from the south! I’m a Yankee but who cares??! Get off our lawn, indeed! I hope, with all my heart, that we can prevail for good, go back to decency, kindness and common sense. BUT HOW… HOW, do we reach all of the people who consider themselves great patriots but just can’t see past the cult they’ve fallen in?

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  22. You da Lady! You said what I think in ways that I can’t. You rock!!

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  23. Too bad that Trump doesn’t read and will never see your message. But I did and I stand with you!

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  24. Unfortunately, mr bone spurs or zny of his staff will never see this post.

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  25. I normally ( along with many many other) DON’T look at theses adds , to much info , To long, to long to get to the point….

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  26. I notice that you didn’t even lay a glove on Texas’ Lieutenant Governor Patrick who asked GRANNIES TO SACRIFICE THEIR LIVES for the good of the economy in early April. That pisssed me off so much I’m determined to live. That sexist old goat didn’t ask the rich old white farts to die for the good of the economy. I’m still waiting…For Patrick to lead in dying by COVID. Then I’ll wait for the blgly pumpkin to lose the election–and wait to see if I can travel again.

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  27. Did you get the Helen & Margaret thing I sent? Are you using your new silverware ?

    Sent from my iPad

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  28. Dear Helen,
    You are exactly the kind of angry old lady I hope to become someday. Thank you for your eloquence, wit, and courage.
    xo
    Carolann

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  29. Dear Margaret and Helen,’
    I’d been wondering how you both were doing, since it’s been a while without a post. Heartfelt thanks for telling the same heartbreaking truths I felt while also not watching – well, like the gory horror movies I don’t go to see if I can help it, I did tune it in, muted (enough is enough) and took an occasional peek through spread fingers. Horror movie is right. He’s horrified me even before his ghostwriter cashed his check for ‘the art of the deal.’ i was working for borders books & music at the time, and so privy to facts like who the ghostwriter was. i forgive him, the way i forgive all ghostwriters. have done it myself and pens for hire are nothing new. this pen’s no longer for hire. i write my own things now. second novel, following one woman’s journey from the fifites to a fiftieth college reunion, published a few months before the pandemic curtain fell. if you read these, you might want to put the title BEAU & EROS – use the ampersand, not ‘and’, or it won’t come up – in whatever search place your prefer (i prefer Barnes & Noble, because I finished my years in bookselling with them after Borders – sigh. Amazon is also acceptable. And that’s where the reviews are. I’ve digressed. I’m writing this to say how enraged I am too. Along with – lord willin’ and the crick don’t rise – enough of us who feel the same way to outvote and therefore outvoice his bloviating, congregating, anybodynotlikeme hating ‘base.’ The word has several definitions. The one that sickening display put me in mind of is its meaning as low-down..Bottom of…No good. Sending from a HUD apartment in southern NJ where the same percentage of residents as that man’s base refuse to go masked…Thank you for doing what you do. Jeanne Sutton

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  30. Thank you. Just thank you.

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  31. I love this! It is very powerful and truthful and hopeful. I CANNOT WAIT To cast my ballot for Joe Biden and Kampala Harris who will work to change the narrative!
    I CANNOT wait to wake up in an American without Trump!
    Thank you for this speech!

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  32. Ms Helen-
    I thought this blog post clear and right on point – one of your best.
    I dunno what’s going on though – you used to attract some pretty interesting and inventive trolls. The latest one is just phoning it in:
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    “You’re one angry woman take two midol’s and call someone who gives a shit ok Karen…”

    By: John E River on August 29, 2020
    at 10:52 PM
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    Some dingbat wants to insist women can’t get angry, shouldn’t get angry, blah, blah, blah in 2020? Honey boy- THAT trope died a natural death with the Women’s March on DC in 2016 and we’ve been grinding it into the ground every day since .
    The old, old Midol putdown crack? Pffft. That one has been done so many times the birds in the trees, the bears in the forest, and fish in the sea roll their eyes right along with us.
    The old, old, old no-one-gives-a-shit-what-you-think when at least hundreds, if not more, obviously not only give a shit but also agree. Sweetie boy- there’s this thing called evidence…
    And for the attempt at a piece de resistance parting shot?
    Karen. Really, Karen?

    Our Helen is a Karen? LOL, LMAO til I roll on the floor and wet my pants…

    ( Pretty clear somebody doesn’t get the Karen thingy.)

    Have the trollies been so worn down by the last 4 years like the rest of us they can’t get it up?

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  33. Well said. I am so sick and tired of DJT, his lies, conniving and his enablers. I am hoping with all my might that people turn out in November to repudiate them all. I just hope out voting system can withstand their assault on it.

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  34. Perfectly stated! Thank you! I agree with you 99.9% (our only point of disagreement is that his wife is not pretty and his children are not perfect!) We must rid ourselves of the Trump cancer that has metastasized throughout the whole nation.

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  35. I love your posts and you nailed it 100% with this one. You and Margaret stay safe. Keep telling it like it is!

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  36. Thank you for putting into print my exact sentiments. More than anything, I’m so very sad about the state of our country and the fact that so many of my fellow Americans support this snake oil salesman. I’m praying for a change in November. Yes… that’s correct, this white, evangelical suburban woman is supporting Joe Biden 100%

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  37. Thank you Helen for a sane perspective in a totally insane world. You are very wise!

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  38. Donny, I agree with every word these women said and I hate you even more. Not only are you a narccisist, antichrist, a liar, cheat, misogynist, racist, lazy-ass grifter. You are an idiot and about as dumb ass. Do the World a favor and go away.

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  39. Yes, you are one angry woman! Praise God because there are thousands more angry women that wish they’d had the courage to say what you did! God bless you for putting in writing what so many of us are too afraid to do. You are my hero! Every time I hear another lie about how he sent PPE’s and ventilators to hospitals so quickly, and how he shut down travel from China, I physically feel sick! He might be able to snow his blind followers, but he can’t hide the truth from the doctors, nurses and first responders who helplessly watched their patients and coworkers suffer and die as they waited for that load of ventilators that arrived broken and missing pieces and the PPE that had been sent to China! This country deserves better! He keeps saying that the only way he’ll lose the election is if there’s fraud. My fear is that the only way he’ll win is if there’s fraud! What breaks my heart the most is how he’s mesmerized and brainwashed people to the point that he has families and friends turning on each other. He’s blatantly talked about another civil war. He’s seems to be provoking one every time he opens his mouth!

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  40. You’re one angry woman take two midol’s and call someone who gives a shit ok Karen…

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  41. BEAUTIFULLY SAID,THANK YOU!!!! TRUMP IS AN EVIL DEMON DESTROYING THE AMERICA THAT WE KNOW AND LOVE.WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR BIDENS AMERICA…..TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!! AND FOR THIS NIGHTMARE TO END.

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  42. Thank you Margaret for saying what all of us good Americans are saying and believing. Trump has ruined Our America just so he can get richer.

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  43. Amen! I couldn’t if said it any better!! Exactly how I feel, and what I’ve been doing for the past 6-7 months of this year. I pray Trump is run out on a rail!!

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  44. I so heartily agree with everything you said, Helen!
    ALL citizens of our country deserve EQUAL respect, rights and opportunity. Profit and the economy (and “your reign” as president, Mr Trump) are Not the only issues of importance for our nation. Equity, justice, stewardship, encouraging empowerment to all citizens ( and races) strengthens our country – and the world! I SO hope that as a result of our November election, our government will unite for higher moral , ethical, and charitable measures for all American citizens.

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  45. Exactly. Thank you.

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  46. 66 days
    VOTE!

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  47. I agree wholeheartedly with your words. I have been so discouraged, angry, anxious etc etc because of what this man has done to this country. He is breaking up families & friends & tearing the very structure of these countries. We need to bring back decency, honesty and democracy.

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  48. not to pile on or anything, Alaskapi did an excellent job of pointing out It’s errors, BUT, yes, it would have been different if we had a different president. The one we have not only ignored and cancelled all the work done in the past 20 years to prevent a “plague” from coming to our shores, when the experts told us we were in trouble, It suggested the Novel Coronavirus would, like magic, just disappear. poof! Well, it didn’t and here we are with (sorry,I have to keep checking the number, I believe it’s now) over 180,000 dead Americans who might still be spending their time locked down with their families.

    And, yes, people die all the time from all sorts of causes, Sometimes the causes are just the normal stupidity of kids, gun lovers, motorcycle freaks, kids, adventurers, drunk drivers etc. But the scientists who hang out at real universities and study these things all agree that thousands more would be alive now if those in power had taken this threat to peace and prosperity just a tiny bit more seriously and shut down all the scurrying around a week or two sooner (well, I guess you can’t really scurry around while on a plane coming home from your cruise but they were reminding me of cockroaches) (OK, I do have a prejudice against “cruising” as a way to “see the world without actually learning anything about other cultures” but do learn to fold washcloths to resemble swans)

    I do agree with the idea of living one’s life to the fullest but before you take that deep breath, please make sure the strangers nearby are using real masks for your protection and that you too, are wearing a mask for their protection.

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  49. I…I love you!
    All my angst and anger disappeared as I was reading this essay. You’ve expressed everything I’ve been screaming inside these last ~four years.
    I know this release, this exhale is only temporary.
    I know that the despair, the shame, the sheer fury of living in trumps America will return.
    Likely as soon as I see the next Facebook post heaping praise on this idiot. As soon as a news report points out the latest despicable statement or action of this dotard.
    My heart will break again when I see a friend or family member blindly, cruelty, and proudly throw their support behind this deplorable regime.
    Thank you for this brief respite.

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  50. Thank you, Helen! You are badass and we do so need badass women like you. I really hope that we can all come out of the other side of this and say, whew! I very much needed to read this this morning. You are a hero to me.

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  51. Dear Helen,
    Incomparably brilliant as usual. You are such a straight shooter and you never, but never miss the bull’s eye. Once upon a time I lived and worked in D.C. I loved it! Folks back home liked to hear me talk about it. Can’t do that any more. At night a bunch of the local streets around the WH are closed off and under guard. This can also happen during the day for “special events”. I do not ever recall any of the previous CIC’s doing this, even when our country was attacked by terrorists. I am aiming to retire, sell out and move back to the heartland next year. KI am going to take some pictures with me of DC and some of the other places around here. I will keep them in a big album (I’m old school, you see) so my grand kids can look at them and I can tell them stories about what Nana did for her country. And I will do whatever I can to help Joe fro Scranton, PA get elected. I keep thinking of him debating the Golden Gibbon. I hope they are on separate stages and doing all this in virtual fashion. I know for sure if they are on the same stage Joe is going to come to a point where he rips his shirt off and offers the Gibbon a chance to put his own dukes up. Dukes? Those tiny hands? All that cowardice? Nah. It just won’t happen – in public at least.
    Best wishes, dear!

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  52. What sickens me are the people that believe all his lies. Millions of Americans are just as worthless as trump. If someone says they are voting for trump you then know all about them.

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  53. @ fluoridationfree101 on August 29, 2020 –
    Shove it you nitwit.
    Anyone who rails against fluoridation and then lectures folks about supposed panic over C-19 is full of crap.
    This hush,hush lil baby gaslighting is getting to be a bore
    Go back to ottawa and drive your own neighbors nuts.
    We’ve got our plate full trying to get rid of this asshat pres…

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  54. DITTO

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  55. Love her.

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  56. Excellent, exactly my feelings and my close friends. We are tired of turmoil, fighting a virus that has killed so many people and Trump turns his back, sweeps it under the rug, and his cronies are as bad as he is in ignoring his dangerous behaviour.

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  57. Perfect! Nobody could have stated this sentiment better. You gave a voice to many of us! Thank you margaretandhelen.com!!

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  58. Excellent. I wish I could share. Can you make that possible?

    > WordPress.com

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  59. The most ridiculous rant I have ever read.
    No matter who’s President, #s would be no different.
    People unfortunately die all the time, more so in car accidents, of heart disease, etc, than this virus will ever kill, so calm down people, take a deep breath and live your life to the fullest and hope when your turn comes that you pass away quickly and painlessly.

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  60. AMEN SISTAH!!

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  61. Thank you, Helen. I felt exactly the same way on Thursday night, although I’m not as sure as you are that this country will survive this.

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  62. Beautifully said. And there are millions in agreement with you. Let’s hope November brings change!

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  63. Thank you Helen. Keep speaking truth to power. Remember Hurricane LIAR.

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  64. Dear Helen and Margaret,

    I really enjoy your posts as it is rare for people to call out lies in the Trump Era.

    But I am concerned with you two valuable resources becoming too overheated and thereby causing yourselves harm.

    Please know that there are so many of us who need you to be around to tell the truth and to vote.We will be voting as soon as possible and hope to end this nightmare.

    Fondly, Nancy

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  65. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, you are not alone. I was thinking about those damn fools and all the fireworks what a disgusting display of egotism by the Trump regime

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  66. 👏👏👏👏👏

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  67. Why Trump is likely to win again. We Democrats have abandoned the working class.
    https://blog.usejournal.com/why-trump-is-likely-to-win-again-23e56ccff95b

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  68. Helen, I just typed a variation of the following on another well written blogpost. So, please forgive the repeat here. Having been on this planet for close to 62 years, this independent and former Republican (and Democrat) voter can say without a doubt, Donald Trump is the most corrupt and deceitful president in my lifetime, including Richard Nixon, who was a crook.

    Taking Trump at his word is a fool’s errand, but it is also proving to be dangerous. General James Mattis, who was Trump’s Secretary of Defense, said Trump does not even try to unite us. It is actually worse than that. He is trying to divide us. And, he will succeed, if we don’t stand up and say this is not right. Not with violence, as that feeds into his hands and is never appropriate, in my view. Trump thrives on mudslinging, but has a hard time with debate on issues, as he does not know them or lies about them.

    While I cannot watch the president as counting the lies is frustrating, I am most perturbed by the GOP sycophants in the legislatures who have rationalized away behavior that is unconstitutional, criminal and certainly not Christian-like. He has done more damage to Christianity than any atheist ever could.

    I think clear messages to Senators, Congress people, Governors, etc. are needed – we must not tolerate sowing seeds of racial division. We cannot tolerate attacks on the voting process by a president of the United States – he is supposed to protect us and it.

    I did take hope in the bipartisan move by Democrat governor and Republican Secretary of State in Kentucky on steps to protect the integrity of the voting process. What is interesting, the Senator Majority Leader, who is from Kentucky, and the president could learn from them, if they so choose, but it seems they do not want to.

    Keith

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  69. Brilliant.

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  70. Bravo! You must have read my mind!

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  71. Yes, I agree 100%.

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  72. This is worth publishing in newspapers, magazines, on the internet , AARP newsletter, and anything I’ve left out!! Beautifully written. I want to preserve it so I can read it again and again. I’m almost in quarantine eight months!! My daughter lives in another city. I miss her more than I can say. I’ve had to postpone orthopedic surgeries. I went to My doctor today for a healthy problem caused mainly by being in quarantine! As a senior citizen I am at high risk with ie without the Coronavirus.Johns Hopkins said if trump would have taken steps to shut down the country two weeks sooner 83 per cent of – that’s 83 per cent of this country would not have died. I can’t wait to vote for Joe Biden. And Kamala.

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  73. I’ve so missed your posts, thank goodness you’re still alive and kicking and writing. Thank you for your incisive words 🙂 and your honest bravery to commit to the page what so many are thinking and feeling

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  74. Amen, Helen! From your lips to God’s ear, November can’t come soon enough. So appreciate your take on the world. Thank you.

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  75. Amen! 6 months in self-quarantine and I’m sick of the entitled jerks who attend these shit shows.

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  76. You said everything I have been thinking and saying for months now. Thank you. Meanwhile, the only hope is that a number of people in that crowd have active cases of Covid and are very contagious. It might just thin the herd of idiots. My dear husband calls it evolution in action, but at the moment, evolution is entirely too slow for me.

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  77. I wish I could pull the facts and words together like you do, Helen. I have a few acquaintances with whom I’d love to have a debate—YOUR style. Though, I often come back to, “Why bother? Nothing I (or you) could say would smash the pedestal they have created for this idiot President.” The next 2+ months will be interesting, if not crazy-making. Hang in there. You’re in good company!

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  78. You say all the things I want to say!! Congratulations for speaking out

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  79. Yes and yes and yes. Can you hear the tears as I write that? I wish you could. I am so tired and so dispirited at what has happened to our country and from the bullshit rhetoric that is spewed out by “those people.” Please God, let Joe Biden win this election.

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  80. Absolutely spot on, Helen. Thank you!

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  81. You did it again…said what we think, but you can put it into words SO much better!!

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  82. BRAVA! YES! YES! Thank you! Thank you!

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  83. Loved this!

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  84. I’d be hard-pressed to come up with a comprehensive definition of “American.” But one thing I do know is that donald trump is the 180 opposite!

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  85. Helen you have said what so many of us have felt during these times! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I comment on several post that brings so much hate to my heart. I’m tired of how much hate he makes me feel daily! I shared my 1st post about what is happening all around us and it was yours!

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  86. This says everything! The CDC said a week or so ago that if we all just wore masks for 4-12 weeks, the worst would be over. What about the last 30 weeks that I have spent in a mask, distant from people I love, scrubbing my hands, serving at a food pantry, feeling anxious, sacrificing normalcy. This selfish man has squandered my cooperation and flaunts his fantasyland. It makes me irate and abjectly sad at the same time. You nailed the feeling, exactly.

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  87. I swear Helen,on the behalf of all of us who agree with you,you need to go do some serious campaigning with Mr. Biden…..I mean it…REALLY!!

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  88. On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 4:56 PM Margaret and Helen wrote:

    > > > > > > > Helen Philpot posted: ” > > Margaret, I look at this picture and I am disgusted. I know I’m supposed > to be upset about the Hatch Act. I get it. The law is the law and even the > President isn’t above the law. We’ve been there. We’ve done that. And Mitch > McConnell told us the law and” > > > >

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  89. Right on, Helen!

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  90. Thanks for expressing our anger so well. I’m furious, too, but all I can do is sputter!

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  91. Complete with 4 trump ads. So glad they are wasting their ad dollars on us lol! Thank you for brightening my day!

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  92. This is perfectly expressed!

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  93. YES, YES, YES ! You’ve spoken for me, and for most people I know!
    Thank you, Helen. Now let’s all get out and work for Biden/Harris, and VOTE in November!

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  94. …yeah “get off our lawn!!!” This is the “Simone Biles” of ‘get-out’-the-vote arguments: you stuck the landing!
    -Kuhdoos!

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  95. Thank you, Helen. Your words are flawless and match my anger perfectly.

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  96. Bravo, I feel exactly the same way. You have put it all out their very honestly and beautifully. Thank you.

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  97. Thank you for saying what millions of us are feeling in our souls and hearts. This farce of a presidency must end. No matter what it takes, we all need to ensure we vote – for our children, future generations, our country, our democracy and our world. Trump and his criminal minions need to be held accountable come January 20.

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  98. I cannot like this post enough.

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  99. Wow! Thanks Helen! God is smiling upon us! Two posts in less than 24 hours! I have to savor that. Thanks so much for this. We need this message trumpeted everywhere. Americans are gettng killed by the lack of consistent message regarding this pandemic. How we got here is due to one and one person only. He was the center of attention last night, just like he likes to be at all times. Please fellow americans, let us be smart and let us not get ourselves in situations where we are put at risk. Last night at the White House was not in the best interest of all those who attended. He cares nothing for you.

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  100. Thank goodness, it seems the Donald Trump dementia syndrome seems to be a fast passing disease. Helen’s email this evening seems far more sane than the morning one did.

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  101. I’m an old Canadian in anguish for my American friends. I’m sharing your words on social media because I don’t know what else I can do.

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  102. the trump ad at the end just slayed me! You are spot on. This old lady is right with you.

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  103. Perfectly stated Helen! I’ve ordered my ballot and plan on hand delivering to my City Clerk’s office. Encourage everyone you meet to do the same if possible. Let’s send the Orange Freak packing!

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  104. You must have read my mind!

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  105. Love you guys. My feelings exactly. So glad you have made your feelings heard through social media. I sent this to my friends that feel like we do. We HAVE to get rid of this jerk (putting it mildly. In fact there are not any works bad enough to describe him). Go Joe and Kamala!!!!!

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  106. Thank you both so much for saying what we all are thinking. Thank you so much!

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  107. I wish I were confident that our Nation would survive The Coward From Queens. I am not. I am sure we wouldn’t survive another four years.

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  108. Two of my favorite old ladies. A little language. You might get a kick out of it.

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  109. Helen you are brilliant and fierce, and spot-on with the truth. I thank God for you. I hope you will also take on the media which is cleaning up by continually positing false equivalence. Last night every single commercial break nested a Trump spot with a Biden spot (every one of them skipped BTW) and every single one registering ka-ching for the station owner. And if I see one more headline about how the use of our precious White House for that tacky convention was “unprecedented” instead of “ILLEGAL”…

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  110. My feelings exactly! 👏👏👏👏
    Thank you for nailing exactly how I feel!
    S

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  111. Love these two.

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  112. Thank you Helen! For us “old” folks we know America is better than this. We know what is was like to see quality shows on tv. Some rules and regulations to live by. Respect for your elders and teachers. No we were not perfect but this coruption going on in government was not so blatant. Now they don’t even try to hide it. I don’t have the words to discribe my anger at that mfing asshole who thinks he deserves a second term. He has had 4 years to make America great and what has he accomplished? Not a damn thing but to destroy like he has done all his fucking life. Sorry!

    Peace.

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  113. You go girl!

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  114. You go girl!

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  115. Bravo!

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  116. Thank you. My sentiments exactly. I am just plain tired of tRump’s shit.

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  117. Standing and clapping!!

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  118. TWICE in one day; you are my hero of the month. Please don,t stop!

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  119. Love ever word of you post!

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  120. I’m going to be 70 on Nov 30 and all I want to do is hug my family. I hope that’s not too much to ask.

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  121. Well said, Helen!

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  122. Thank you! I’m from the Netherlands and weep for what is happening in the USA. The world is weeping, is in utter disbelief even.

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  123. God I love you. You’re my sister from another mother, I swear. I don’t think I’d be able to take another 4 years of this madness. We will get this orange asshole out. And then he can wear a jumpsuit to match his face. I don’t think I’ve ever hated a person as much as this one.

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  124. Oh, my, oh, my goodness, Margaret and Helen. How do we let go of this anger and rage? And we need to do that. Somewhere, somehow we need to find serenity and peace in all this. Hugs from hot today Tucson. Our hearts are with you.

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  125. Amen and amen.

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  126. Amen.

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  127. BRAVA!!!! THANK YOU!!!

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  128. Well said!!

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  129. Thank you for saying it.

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  130. I love you Helen.  And I am so glad you are still kicking assand taking names.  So am I!

    Bernie HohlBennett, WI

    | “Sometimes we make our lives harder by how we inhabit them.” – B. H. |

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