What Exactly Are People Protesting?

@FourWalls (13372)
United States
January 21, 2017 11:26am CST
There are a lot of protests going on today. I don't know exactly what they're protesting. I think they're protesting because someone told them that Trump was going to turn the US into Nazi Germany 2.0? Yeah. Remember when people said the exact same thing about Obama in 2008? (If you don't, I'm including a link to a story where an elected official claimed Obama was going to organize his own Gestapo [and a quick aside to correct something in the article: Hitler was never "elected." He was appointed chancellor of Germany in 1933 by President von Hindenburg.].) I mentioned as a reply to another discussion that most of the 24/7 news channels and their so-called "expert" guests -- not to mention the talk show hosts -- would go out of business if we learned to accept what's real instead of being coerced into fretting over "what might happen." I might win the lottery tonight. I'm not going to run to an RV dealership and buy a $500,000 motor home based on that, however. (In fact, try going to a bank and getting a loan secured with the claim that you might win the lottery next week.) It's sad that it's become much easier to have people believe a lie than the truth. Oh, well. I hope they enjoy their protests. It's their Constitutionally-guaranteed right to do so. I'll spend the afternoon in a local park, enjoying the unseasonably warm weather, not worrying about what the buffoons (by that, I mean the politicians) in Washington are doing. Here's the 2008 article about how we were going to be saying "Heil Obama" on January 20, 2009. Didn't happen then, isn't happening now.
The Secret Service is blaming Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's harsh attacks on Barack Obama in the final weeks of the campaign for triggering a dramatic spike in death threats against the future president -- but that revelation hasn't
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@amadeo (64200)
• United States
21 Jan 17
women rights.Your rights etc.
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
21 Jan 17
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@anniepa (27242)
• United States
26 Aug
@FourWalls Those things don't happen overnight but it's sure looking worse by the day since he took office.
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@anniepa (27242)
• United States
26 Aug
@FourWalls Those things don't happen overnight but it's sure looking worse by the day since he took office.
@MALUSE (39326)
• Germany
21 Jan 17
Isn't it fascinating how the Hitler club is still working? I wonder how much historical knowledge the people have who're using it.
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@Daljinder (21223)
• India
21 Jan 17
@MALUSE That would mean putting up effort and actually do the fact-checking.
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• Redlands, California
21 Jan 17
@MALUSE I would actually be worried about that, but Hitler was 100 times smarter than Trump and so was his cabinet compared to Trumps cabinet. We also have to remember the majority of the country did not want Trump as their President.
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@TheHorse (64133)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Mar 17
@Daljinder Fact-checking? What's that? I get all of my news from Facebook memes.
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@Daljinder (21223)
• India
21 Jan 17
I am protesting my back pain.
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@FourWalls (13372)
• United States
21 Jan 17
Oh, I feel for you. I have back issues. That's why I'm going to the park, the walk will help get some of the kinks out.
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@RasmaSandra (17046)
• Riga, Latvia
21 Jan 17
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@Daljinder (21223)
• India
21 Jan 17
@RasmaSandra Thanks you so much
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@JolietJake (51171)
• United States
21 Jan 17
I'll tell you exactly what I am protesting! Chickenfoot is going to release a best of/live compilation in March and they aren't doing it on vinyl! Time to burn down something...
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@FourWalls (13372)
• United States
21 Jan 17
I know! I read that article earlier this month that said David Byrne said there won't be a Talking Heads reunion! Man, where's a limo to set ablaze?????
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@JolietJake (51171)
• United States
21 Jan 17
@FourWalls I'm just glad Record Cellar never stopped actually carrying records...things might have got ugly.
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@DWDavis (10773)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
21 Jan 17
Today's protests were against Trump's proclivities for demeaning women and grabbing them in their private areas against their will. They were also protesting against Trump outlawing abortion and instituting criminal penalties for women who get abortions, even though he isn't planning to do either, despite his ill chosen words during the campaign. Also included among the protestors were those seeking to close the salary gap between men and women who have the same education, do the same job, and have the same experience, but the woman makes less money. A lot of ridicule has been heaped on today's protests due to the pussyhats many of the protestors were wearing, pink knit hats with cat's ears representing a certain part of the female anatomy that Trump's use the crude word for a decade ago offended so many. Ironically, the First Lady was so offended to learn Trump had ever uttered the word that she took her daughters to a rap concert where the word was used repeatedly. Hitler came into power when the NAZI party won 33% of the seats in the Assembly, far more than any other party, and as their leader, Hitler was the leading legislator, which resulted in his being named chancellor, much the same way the leading minister of the majority party in a parliamentary system becomes the Prime Minister.
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@GardenGerty (98289)
• United States
22 Jan 17
Thanks for a clear and rational explanation in detail. I have friends on both sides of the women's issues, and also find it amusing that just like the man they are protesting, these people made themselves the center of attention over the same slang word.
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@TheSojourner (17448)
• United States
21 Jan 17
And I woke up this morning and said wow! 24 hours with Trump as new president and we aren't in World War 3! Imagine that! I'm so tired of hearing people in their protests who really running around like a modern-day version of the story of Chicken Little.
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@TheHorse (64133)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Mar 17
Between you and JJ, I'm starting to think there's a chicken theme happening here. I'll just post a picture of me relaxing and watching the protests.
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• United States
8 Mar 17
@TheHorse LOVE the chicken. Pretty bird.
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@TheHorse (64133)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 Mar 17
@CoralLevang I enjoy hanging out with chickens.
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@celticeagle (117919)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Jan 17
People are protesting a president who is sexist, egotistical, racist and a liar. That's just the beginning.
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@WriterAI (5135)
• Bulgaria
22 Jan 17
American society probably could reach its balance and its relax and will take its everyday life in its hands in the new situation.
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@FourWalls (13372)
• United States
22 Jan 17
You are so correct. Most people in this country worry themselves sick over "what might happen" and miss the beauty of now. I discovered mindfulness meditation a few months ago and it has changed my life.
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@WriterAI (5135)
• Bulgaria
22 Jan 17
@FourWalls Good for you!
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@sugartoes (40062)
• Greencastle, Indiana
21 Jan 17
I have to say your right, everyone has SOMETHING to protest & start something that get attention on & it's a real SHAME people act the way they do at times.
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@Karma69 (12)
21 Jan 17
I believe it to be the case that the case will be filed if the case is not heard in the first instance. :)
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21 Jan 17
No?
@TheHorse (64133)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Mar 17
I don't bother with protests, whether it's protests about criminals dying in police custody, protests about how we elected an idiot, protests against free speech, etc. I'd rather play my guitar.
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@PatZAnthony (12572)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
22 Jan 17
Another day, another complaint. Although we don't disagree with those protesting, we do know that some have no idea what is happening. These ones are just along for the ride it would seem. Glad the voices can be heard and hope something wonderful happens.
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@Corbin5 (103481)
• United States
21 Jan 17
I have decided to ignore all protesting that the media brings via the TV. For those who want to protest peacefully, good for them.
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@JudyEv (121544)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jan 17
I'm a bit bemused by it all. I don't really know what they're protesting about either.
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@carebear29 (28553)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
21 Jan 17
My town just had a big parade protest on Trumps stuff. Crazy.
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@RasmaSandra (17046)
• Riga, Latvia
21 Jan 17
People are never happy with anything they have or don't have when it comes to politics and there will always be some kind of protests. I looked to see how the inaugural ball went and there is so much info and so many photos that I took one look and decided I didn't need to know anything after all
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21 Jan 17
I can protest against the high prices of iphones.
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