Hello Joe + Kamala: A Weekend Of Joyscrolling

EXPERIENCE INTELLIGENCE DECENCY JOYFULNESS

These are the core values I voted for when I cast my ballot for Joe and Kamala.  In fact as I did so I couldn’t help smiling and thinking of a good friend of mine who says her motto is: Do the right thing.

Well, kids, I did the right thing and hope you did, too.

Instead of writing a lengthy post about my thoughts and feelings regarding the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election, I’m going to share a collection of twitter screenshots I took over the weekend.

They explain my thoughts, both serious and humorous, better than I can do so myself.  Plus the question at the end is THE question. 😉

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Ally Bean

Observant. Humorous. Adaptable. Charmingly cynical. Midwestern by chance. Kindhearted by choice. Fond of words.

128 thoughts on “Hello Joe + Kamala: A Weekend Of Joyscrolling”

        1. Only if you feel that’d be a good thing to do. I knew what you meant, and considering how spellcheck is often possessed by demons, I overlook words that are, shall we say, not entirely correct!

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  1. Oh, those are some good tweets. Especially the one about Madam Vice President.

    I’m hoping the breaking of the things is minimal. But the firing of a Defense Secretary who refused to consider using the U.S. military to quell the BLM protests is ominous, indeed.

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    1. AutumnAshbough, the Madam VP makes me smile on a couple of levels.

      Mary Trump is a wise woman, with insight into her childish uncle, so seeing The Donald try to break everything comes as no surprise. I agree that his behavior is ominous, but can be checked by the adults in the room. If there are any, I suppose.

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  2. It’s about demanding basic decent behavior and respect out of everyone in general and elected officials in particular. If you cannot support that, then please have yourself examined.

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  3. I love them all but for the last one, I will have a burning ceremony on Jan. 20. I don’t trust the guy to use every trick in the book. My IBS has eased a bit for the first time in 4 years! I read Mary Trump’s book. My only question is “did he raise his kids the same way?” The family is extremely dysfunctional. It will be great to see family values back in the white house.

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    1. Kate, you make a good argument for not burning the voodoo dolls until after Joe and Kamala are sworn in. I’ll follow your lead.

      I heard Mary Trump interviewed about her book and the dysfunctional Trump family. She was so much wiser than I anticipated she’d be, which just goes to show make no assumptions about anyone based on their last name. I’m with you about family values. All for them.

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      1. The book was not a vindictive tome written by someone who didn’t get an inheritance. It was written in a way that made me feel sorry for the entire family. For anyone who came from a dysfunctional family, this can make you feel normal. Still sticking the pins in…. 🙂

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          1. I just finished Mary Trumps book a few days before the election and found it fascinating, a matter-of-fact explanation for a totally dysfunctional family. I just hope he doesn’t inflict too much damage before he’s gone, and still can’t quite understand why certain people who could aren’t trying to rein him in, but then I suppose they are all afraid of him and know he will try and get even.

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            1. Joni, I heard Mary Trump interviewed and had the same feeling about her. Just telling it as it was and is within her family. Can’t even imagine coming from such a mess.

              I wonder about the people who enable The Donald, too. How does that happen? Are they pure evil? And if they’re afraid of him, why? So many questions for history to answer.

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              1. Dan Rather tweeted that Trump had surrounded himself with “a flock of felons”, so the kind of people around him are power hungry yes people. But I wonder about people like Lindsey Graham who initially hated him…..is it some kind of cult where they are all brainwashed into worshiping this nasty nutcase? Mitch though, is just pure evil.

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                1. I like the “flock of felons” term. That’s clever and apt. You raise a good point about LG. Maybe it is a cult because I don’t get his change of heart/mind. Mitch, who I’ve taken to describing as the Kentucky Cadaver, is the poster child for evil. They’re all not worth the time of day, yet we have to give them the time of day.

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  4. We celebrated on Saturday with toasts and laughter, and I’m Canadian! So relieved. Before the announcement of the win, though, we were perplexed. When the results started rolling in showing that SO MANY PEOPLE voted for Donald Trump, my friends and I said, “How can it be so close? WHY?!” One said, “I’m going to need a bigger glass . . .”
    You guys have your work cut out for you.

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    1. Arlene, made me smile with the idea of needing a larger glass. I can understand that logic.

      My only explanation for why some people voted for tRump is that they’re sheeple who hate thinking for themselves and enjoy chaos. If those are your core values, then he’s your guy. 🙄

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  5. Sadly, people in abusive relationships do not leave. What they know is less frightening than what they do not know. We will have our work cut out for us, but this grandma can finally breathe a sigh of relief. If we can just get to Jan 20th without our very government crumbling under our feet…

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    1. Maggie, I hear ‘ya. So much about tRump is an insight into dysfunctional behavior and group affiliation. If he wasn’t such a threat to us all, it’d be interesting to observe. However like you said now we have to make it to Jan 20th in one piece.

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  6. What a wonderful collection, Ally. I’m enormously relieved, but not going to breathe entirely easy until he is out of the White House. And it’s looking like he will be carried out kicking and screaming all the way. The biggest bafflement of all is how 70 million Americans still saw that pile of swamp slime as their chosen leader….

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    1. Donna, I agree with you about how anyone could watch The Donald destroy everything he touches, then say: “I like him. I’ll vote for him again.” It doesn’t make sense to me a rational adult, but then maybe that’s what those 70 million Americans feel comfortable with: nonsense.

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  7. I’ll admit to being more worried about the next few months than I was a few days ago. Saturday and Sunday I was just happy. Yesterday I started worrying. I hope the worry is for nothing and that our government is strong enough to stop this megalomaniac. I worry about the work being done already to delegitimize the Biden presidency. I’m tired of worrying.

    I love the tweets, great idea to share them! I liked the one about ghosting Trump. I listened to NPR yesterday, and the quick news summary didn’t mention him once, for the first time in probably 5 years. I do blame the media for some of this. If they hadn’t given him so damn much attention since he first decided to run for office, we wouldn’t be in this position. Blah.

    January 21st cannot come quickly enough.

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    1. J, I, too, am tired of worrying. I understand what you’re saying about how we’re in limbo now– and all of us with any sense are feeling vulnerable. And tired.

      I also agree that the media has some explaining to do about why they enabled him for so long when he clearly has been behaving erratically, surrounded by conmen, and destroying everything he can. However here we are, waiting for decency to return to the White House.

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  8. These tweets are hilarious. I, too, was surprised that it was that close. The narcsissitic tweet is so true. Could he not hear himself speak and self reflect? Did he not have advisors advising him? I am embarrassed for how this will be recorded in future history books.

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    1. Ernie, The Donald has not shown any ability to be self-reflective or empathetic. If you’ve had personal experience with anyone like that, then he’s more of a horror. I hadn’t thought of it before but you’re right: it’ll be embarrassing to read about this era in history books.

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  9. Ally, thanks for sharing, all those great tweets! I watched James Corden’s rhyming monologue summary of the past 4 years and was reminded again of just how much drama there has been during his presidency. So hoping things will settle down soon. Lots of celebrating here in Canada too. I think the whole world has breathed a collective sigh of relief. I’ve noticed some media outlets are no longer sharing his outrageous tweets, and the one thing he can’t stand is lack of attention. The history books will not be kind.

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    1. Joni, I’ve not seen James Corden’s monologue, but I like that guy. Will search for it. I think Twitter has finally required The Donald to be truthful when he tweets. That’ll slow him down… hallelujah!

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  10. My favorite – “If you’re still confused about how to pronounce her name…” But the compromise one had me thinking because I’ve been trying to be inclusive and would be willing to compromise on any number of things…but that means those that supported 45 will have to also compromise. That’s what compromise means.

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    1. Dawn, the Madam VP is a good tweet. Made me laugh out loud.

      The thing about compromise is, like you said, both sides have to do that in order for it to work. Some members of the GOP seem to be having difficulty in understanding how the word is defined, let alone behaving in a way that suggests they know how to compromise. It’s a rocky road ahead, but with some civility and personal accountability I believe the country will heal.

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  11. I am worried about the damage he and the republicans will still try to do before Jan. 20th. It is embarrassing for them and all their lying won’t change the fact that Biden/Harris won. Trump has turned our government into a weird reality show with strange characters and now their series has been canceled! Enough already!

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    1. Ellen D, nice summation of his so-called presidency. You’re right it’s been a weird reality TV show with more than its share of strange characters. I guess as a country we can now all say: “YOU’RE FIRED.”

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    1. Deb, oh I like that t-shirt. I’ve not seen it but it’s perfect. Once you realize how to say her first name you realize it’s not that difficult to remember, but if you want to be an ass I guess you conveniently forget. 🙄

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    1. Nancy, I didn’t even think about making a poll. Have heard quite enough of that word for the moment. I rarely spend much time on Twitter on the weekend, but this last one it was the place to be. Such clever people.

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    1. Janis, it took me years to get the hang of Twitter. There are some great people on it, but you have to be patient.

      If I had a voodoo doll I’d keep it until the evening of January 20th. As I don’t have one, which is clearly an oversight on my part, the question is moot. 😊

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  12. I was excited at first(still am) but am becoming increasingly worried about the challenges and the damage that Trump and his minions can do. He craves attention and adulation and will do ANYTHING to get it. Like many people have said, he is mentally ill and dangerous. But powerful and somehow able to command subservience and support from his cult followers.

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    1. Margaret, yes you’re right about his need for attention and adulation. He’s mentally ill, as Mary’s book clearly explains, but he seems to attract followers who enable him. I cannot fathom why anyone would intentionally support him, but they do. Not a fan of the old man, tired of his cult followers.

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    1. Rivergirl, I take your point. I imagine I’m the same way. Once Cheeto Mussolini is out of the White House and politics, I’ll pop open a bottle of the bubbly. Then I’ll burn my imaginary voodoo doll!

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  13. Great tweets. I am not on Twitter but I pass by the SF Twitter building every day when I take my son to work – LOL. I cried several times this weekend, especially when I was listening to the speeches on Saturday. I am deeply afraid, still, of the crazy things that man can still do and the fact that no one seems to be able to/want to stop him. Not giving Joe permission to get his intelligence briefings and moving all those missiles and guns around in foreign countries is a bit troubling, don’t you think?

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    1. Janet, I think everything that The Donald is doing and has done is troubling. He’s nuts, which I see as a bug not a feature. I don’t know why people don’t stop him. How difficult could it be to say: “NO, now sit down and shut up?” 🤨

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  14. I so enjoyed the tweets Ally Bean thanks for sharing them. I would’ve been close to hari-kiri had ykw won because then I would’ve known there was no hope for anything. It was such a relief to know that ykw had been defeated (and for-biden. Joe’s been biden his time for a while). I’ll still be holding my breath until Biden and Madam VP are inaugurated. I’m worried about the fall out until then.

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    1. Susan, you’re not alone. Everyone is concerned about fallout now that Joe and Kamala have won the election. I keep thinking that this is the time for someone to take control of The Donald and win the adoration of the world. Anyone with political aspirations in the GOP could make a name for themselves, and leverage that in the future. But we’ll see what happens next.

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  15. As happy as I am and as confused as I am about the people who voted for and continue to support the great cheetaro, I am more worried about after January 20th. I don’t believe that things are suddenly going to change and can’t help but remember 8 years of the opposition fighting everything President Obama tried to do. We need all our elected officials and for that matter, the rest of the country, to grow up and work together to solve the multiple crises the country is currently in. I predict, however, continued fighting and willingness to take the country down rather than compromise.

    Still, it may be raining but I’m still going to dance in the parade.

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    1. Zazzy, you raise a good point. I agree that people aren’t suddenly going to be singing Kumbaya and holding hands around the campfire. There will be unnecessary difficulties because haters gotta hate, regardless of who is running the country. I’m not sure how that’ll play out, but at least the executive branch will have people who know how to think, not just bully. And won’t that be a delight?

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      1. Well it seems, even with the potential opposition, that there is no way in hell that the executive branch could possibly be worse or more crazy than it is now. Any improvement is an improvement and President Elect Biden has had experience with dealing with people being oppositional for the sake of being oppositional. There’s hope. And wouldn’t it be cool if after 8 years of a reasonable human being trying to run the country that we could possibly have our first woman president?

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        1. Yes, yes. I’m all for a woman to be President and look forward to the day when that happens. I also believe that Joe will be able to handle the opposition better than anyone else around. Like you said, he has experience with them plus he has the Pope on his side. That’s gotta count for something, right? 😉

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  16. To whom ever has this particular voodoo doll: I recommend continuing to stick pins every time you think of the particular person that the voodoo doll represents to you. But to not burn it (that’s too quick). Instead, after you notice that the desire to stick a pin in it has passed to where you’re in a healing place of peace, then place the voodoo doll into an air tight glass jar with a very tight lid until all the oxygen for the voodoo doll to breathe is slowly is gone. Add a giant tarantula spider for reality grins. Then it’s time to burn the voodoo doll. (Remember it’s just a voodoo doll and not real person!)

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    1. TD, my goodness you do have some creative suggestions for the voodoo doll in question. I’m laughing here at your ideas and can only hope that such extreme actions won’t be necessary, but you never know!

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      1. I actually cannot take complete credit of creative thoughts. My psychologist in therapy worked through creating this activity with me years ago. Remember the point: Is to heal oneself without intent to harm anyone. It’s just a voodoo doll!! Definitely works for me healing past wounds. So I may be living in peace. I’m glad it also gives a good laugh 😂.

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  17. These are so much fun. And touching. The one that talked about how relieved are those who grew up listening to/living with an abusive person – wow. That got me. I feel 10 pounds lighter with this win. And upon doing so, made a huge batch of chocolate chip cookies to celebrate. 🙂

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    1. Pam, I thought these tweets we fun and in some cases profound. I agree about that tweet regarding the negative impact of seeing narcissism every day if that’s a trigger for you. Hadn’t thought of that, but so true. I trust your cookies were tasty. Might need to make some of those meself.

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    1. Marian, perhaps you can become the First Lady. Obviously you have the credentials, now if you can just get your husband to run for President. I have Becoming on my list, but was unfamiliar with Where the Light Enters. [Just looked it up.] Thanks for the idea.

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  18. Brilliant post – I’m not on Twitter, but these are definitely joyful (for those of us who are, in fact, full of joy about the results of the election). It sure beats doom-scrolling through my news feed. I went to a small celebration on the streets of a nearby town on Saturday – it was like New Years Eve. What a relief to know we will finally have adults back in the White House.

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    1. oneletterup, thanks. I’m glad you liked this post. I decided other people were saying what I was thinking, so why not use screenshots? Your celebration sounds like it was fun. Not a peep was heard around here, but this is a very conservative part of the country so I’m not surprised.

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        1. I’d have shared photos but there are none to share here. As much as the news media and naysayers want to foment unrest in the red state heartland, the people around here are just going on with their lives as usual. The only odd thing I’ve noticed is that political signs are down much faster than normal. This is good.

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  19. Those screen shots are enough to make me want to spend more time on Twitter. Your choices put together a good compilation of how people feel. That first one gets us off to a good start: Fifty percent say the country is polarized; 50% say it isn’t.

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    1. Nicki, Twitter has a bad reputation, but I’ve found many smart & clever people there who aren’t filled with vitriol, just make good observations. I shared tweets that I thought referenced the pertinent issues regarding the election, like the first one. And as for the last tweet, it made me laugh out loud. Why did I not think to have a voodoo doll these last four years?

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  20. Please wait until Jan 20th to burn that doll please. I will not rest easy until after the inauguration.
    Loved the memes.
    An English teacher FLOTUS and a brilliant orator VP – you guys are well set. (I say you guys because I am not American and don’t live in America).

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    1. Limp Cabbage and Soggy Chips, most of the commenters have suggested saving the voodoo doll until after the inauguration, so if I had one, which I don’t, I’d do that. I agree that we as a country will be well set once the inauguration is over. Cannot get here soon enough to suit me.

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  21. I love the one about pronouncing Kamala’s name.

    Also, Jill Biden is ALSO a community college English professor, so it’s not just that her major was English but that she’s in the best profession. I don’t make these rules. They are just the way things are.

    YAY.

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    1. Akilah, I loved that tweet too. I mean it’s not that tricky to learn how to say her first name, but if that’s a problem for you then by all means, call her Madam VP. 🙄

      You made me laugh out loud when you mentioned JB’s profession. I know you’re right about it. Like you said, it’s just the way things are. 😄

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    1. philmouse, the boundaries tweet resonated with me, too. I refuse to be brought down by the 50% of the country that is unhappy with reality as it has been decided now. Let’s play nice, do good, and move on. Tired, tired, tired, of all this political nonsense.

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    1. L. Marie, you and me both. I’m breathing more deeply and I can’t stop smiling. I know this is going to be a difficult transfer of power, but we’re moving forward again. 🇺🇸

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  22. Love those tweets and your post! I still feel anxiety about how some Republicans are behaving (like Moscow Mitch). Are they really going to wait until Jan. 5 (the GA runoffs) or even Jan. 20 before they concede? Joe and Kamala are doing all the right things. I only hope more Republicans put country above party and show Trump the door.

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    1. Marie, I’m with you. If nothing else this election has demonstrated who is sane and who is mentally unhinged grasping at straws. I don’t care for Moscow Mitch so seeing his power reduced in any way, no matter how long it takes, is good in my book. People above party is always the way to go.

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  23. That guy about the people who’ve been around abused people making this the longest hardest four years in history is not kidding. It’s exhausting having a mentally ill narcissist on a national scale, especially one that can affect your daily life, who has his own posse of sycophants using him for their own little pet projects. *faints*

    I, too, was pleased with the outcome and look forward to many quiet speeches with correct spelling and grammar about every month or so (not every single day, in tweet form).

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    1. Tara, I agree about how exhausting it’s been to see/hear/read about tRump. I’m reminded of family members I don’t want to remember every time he appears on the screen/news/twitter. He’s been a trial in so many ways.

      Yes, Joe and Kamala know how to use the English language properly and for that alone I’m happy that they’ve been elected. Can you imagine, no more word salad?

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  24. I was glued to Twitter after the election and read a few of these after November 7th when the Biden/Harris ticket was declared the winner. I LOL at Steve Martin’s when I read it – they speak volumes don’t they? I have never been so interested in an outcome before this election and I felt the acceptance speech by both and the fireworks after, the celebration in the streets there in Delaware, as well as fireworks in my neighborhood, said it all. We breathed a collective sigh of relief. I didn’t know the new First Lady was a Literature major but Joe Biden mentioned all the educators would be pleased with their new First Lady. Apparently, she will continue to teach.

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    1. Linda, there were no celebrations where I live. Of course this is a very conservative area so not surprised. That being said I did notice that people with GOP yard signs took them down long before Nov 7th, so maybe they weren’t unhappy with the outcome after all?

      The idea of having a First Lady who can speak the English language correctly is an exciting one. Looking forward to it.

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      1. We had three houses with Biden/Harris signs, so the fireworks were likely coming from one or more of them. In my walks through the neighborhoods to/from the Park I saw all the Trump signs were down a few days post-election, so they are not believers evidently. I agree with you Ally – it is nice to restore dignity once again.

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  25. Twitter can be absolutely marvellous 😀 I especially liked the tweet saying that Farage (as in Nigel) means the slimy liquid you find at the bottom of your trash can. Well he’s English, so what he actually said was rubbish bin, but I didn’t want anyone missing out on that particular joy!

    Agree on the news about the undoubtedly eloquent and grammatically correct First Lady 😀

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  26. Love these, Ally! Thanks for the smiles today. I am in the process of moving away from the warm afterglow of the election victory and toward anxiety about Republican dirty tricks to steal the election for Donald Trump!

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    1. Laurie, I hear ‘ya. I wonder about what’s to come, too. BUT I take comfort in knowing that the whole world is watching and knows that Joe + Kamala have been elected. Difficult to pull the wool over the whole world. I mean, bells rang in Paris, something I never would have foreseen at the beginning of 2020.

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  27. Considering how much coverage US politics gets globally, I think people all over the world have been rejoicing. Finally I don’t have to tune out or switch off whenever a news presenter starts talking about the US.

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    1. Pistachios, I know how you feel about the news. We’ve been inundated with everything Trumpian just about every hour of every day. I’ve already noticed that he is no longer mentioned in every news cycle, so for that alone I am grateful to Joe & Kamala.

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    1. MarvaP, thanks! I’m glad you liked these tweets. People on tweeter can be clever. I don’t have a voodoo doll, but if I did I’ve decided I’d wait until after the inauguration. Seems like the most sensible approach. 😉

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