Pointing fingers, You @###$ Democrat, You @#$E$ Republican

@Hatley (164169)
Garden Grove, California
October 27, 2008 9:46pm CST
Hi mylotters is it only me that is sick of some mylotters saying ugly things about democrats, and ugly things about republicans, thus dividing mylot into two growling parties here? I mean one does not even dare to say who she is voting for without fear for her life here, well maybe not that bad,but still her wellbeing and joy in being here. Is the idea of forcing others to vote your way so darned compelling you can no longer be civil with it? What happened to mylots suggestion we all respect each others opinions as ours and not try to badger the other person into changing her vote?
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@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I do notthink it is only just about this election. People seem very agngry about eveything lately. I mean sometimes you are afraid to open your mouth with an opposing view on anything. It seems instead of becoming more tolerant of differences, we are bcoming more self centered. I saw a few religion topics and they were getting crazy with the "better follow my religion or you are doomed" postings. Wow, how sad is that I thought religion was suppsed to teach love and tolerance! What is the world coming to?
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 08
hi barbietre that is sad as religion is supposed to teach love' and tolerance.I have got so I shun the religion topics and the political topic discussions anymore as I am afraid to get involved anymore.used to be here you could debate sort of without anyone getting angry but not any more.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Yes, that is so scary! You are afraid to speak your views. Part of the problem, on here is, that it is anonymous, at least those who are the offenders. Ones who remain anonymous seem to be the nastiest with the biggest mouths. I will start giving negatives to nasties!
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Aug 09
hi even 11 months later its stillgoing on and now'obama bashing'seems to be the thing. woe to anyone who dares have an opinion different'than the person replying to your comment. we still are not'respecting each others rights toour own opinions. why cant we discuss without 'cussing?
@taripres (1499)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I can careless what anybody says, I truly believe it is so heated this time around because of the racial aspect! I've been through the last 3 elections and paid attention and none ever had this much attention and focus on it. The Gore/Bush came close, but this is totally sickening! U can't tell me race is not what's making this campaign that much more dramatic, deny if u want to, what's real is real! Taripre$
@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Aug 09
hi taripres its the color issue of course no mAtter'how people deny it.now ten months later we need to support'Obama as he is now the president.we need to back any president.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
28 Oct 08
It does appear as though November will never get here I shall be glad when the folks find something different, and much more interesting, to fight about than this silly election
@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 08
hi fwidman you a nd me both, I have never seen so much mudslinging and have no idea how much is true, and how much just old fashioned lying.
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I am so very sick and tired of this mess also.. This election is getting so very out of hand.. I will tell you right now who I am voting for... ___________________ and that is all that I am saying about it.. We all have a right to one vote and one vote only, it should be done in an election booth on election day.. But you are right, this one is getting out of hand.. We take the one vote too far and then we have our opinion, then we disagree with someone else, but as long as we each one have a right to that one vote that belongs to us, then everyone else should let it go, after all it is our vote, no one elses..
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 08
hi donna me too, we each have the right to our one vote, and nobody else is to say nay. just let it go.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
No you are not the only one sick of it. This whole country is a mess, especially because of the division and disrespect. We are suppose to be one whole people, but at the same time every person has their own opinion and won't agree on everything. Why not accept the facts, get alone and be happy?..
@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 08
hi miraclefreebies glad I am not alone on this.maybe after'the election is over things will settle down.
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@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I have noticed quite a few hate discussions also about the upcoming election. I will be so glad when it is overwith so we can move on and not see all of these negative discussions and hatred here.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 08
hi stephcjh me too I am longing for the good old days here when we could just enjoy ourselves.
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@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Hi hatley, Yes you are so right! But it is almost over! Just another week to go and maybe it will get back to "normal"? around here? Politics always seems to bring out the worst in people and this year it sure has done exactly that. I was doing pretty well keeping my distance from those political discussions for the most part but I did stumble into a few as of late and boy was I ever sorry! There doesn't seem to be a way to keep it civil. It just automatically seems to get out of hand! So I am going to try again to keep away from them until this is over and done with!
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 08
hi opal well we got the offical word from the sherriff we must be outof here by Saturday afternoon at five so am going to be packing and sorting like crazy for the next few days so will leave all the politics to the rest. lol lol. I will just stay away from any political discussion at all. too busy.
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@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Well don't stress yourself too much with all that packing stuff. It's almost over and soon you and your son will be in your new place! Just think how nice that will be and you have that to look forward to! Take care of yourself!
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Aug 09
11 mopnths later after some really tough blows I am in Gold Crest 'and my son in a gov.paid apartment with three other men, allof'them out of wor k,we were homeless now I am in Gold Crest a retirement'home paid for by social security and ssi. whoopee.well its still better than beinghomeless;
@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 08
It looks like politics is slowly seeping into mylot as Americans are in the heat of their presidential election campaign. We from the other end of the world are only spectators to one on this great American presidential election and a new chapter in history is about to unfold when a new American president is announced. This time around it is going to be an interesting one as a new breed of candidate is about to emerge as the hopeful president of America. In general political campaigns are all parallel everywhere in the world. The political leaders are going around campaigning using the 'fear card' to demand something from the voters; their precious votes. How long can our leaders keep us in a state of fear? What damage is this fear having on our bodies? Fear is a powerful emotion – people do brutal acts because of fear. Revolutions are started in the name of fear. This is the most important thing to do about this – when you go to vote in November, don’t vote for a person out of fear. Vote for them out of hope and change and pray that the person you voted for can deliver on the hope and the change.
@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 08
Zandi that last sentence is something we should all read over and over, we should vote out of hope and not fear.thanks for putting it into words.
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@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Zandi, That was really eloquently put! It's too bad we don't have people like you understanding here in the USA!
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
28 Oct 08
As an outsider we watch with with excitement the election of the president of this great country of opportunities, America,and how it would influence the world at large economically and politically. The Americans should stand united in voting for the right candidate not only for the true children of America but for world peace which this nation has great influence.
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• United States
28 Oct 08
Not again! I thought you said at least 3 or 4 time that you wre not going to post anything political because of the danger (?!?!) to your well being!!
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Aug 09
hi whiteheather 11 months later older and wiser life had thrown us'for the proverbial loop eventhose who seem to dislikeme here may have a'crumb of pity.sonlost his job,we ran out of money.we were evicted and now my only family,he and myself, are ripped apart.that should make some mylotters happy I guess,anyway hes in gov.paid housing so he and his 3 roomates can be free to look for work.I am in gold crest retirement center paid for my my social security and ssi so at least I am not out on the street.the economy is very bad here in Ca.
• United States
26 Aug 09
I am really sorry to hear of the hardships you and your son had to endure. I am glad to hear that you have found someplace for you to be settled and cared for. I do pray that your son will find what he is looking for. I have to admit that I am one of the lucky ones. I turned 70 in April and am still living happy and contented in my own home with my three little dogs.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Nov 09
hi whiteheather 39 I am glad you have a good home and dogs to keep you company too. we are better off at least here than stumbling around the county looking for shelter and feeling sick at heart. things are bound to get better but it looks like its going to take time.
• United States
28 Oct 08
I am tired of all the immature fighting and name calling. Come on people, be adults. It's getting sad that you can't discuss politics for fear of being called racist or sexist. Everyone has their own opinions and we need to respect that. Besides, if you want to convince someone your candidate is better then use logic, not name calling. What are we teaching our kids if we physically threaten people who have a different opinion than us? We might as well all meet after school on the playground to beat the crap out of each other because Heaven forbid we have an intelligent discussion about such things.
@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 08
hi writermommy6 me too I am so tired of name calling and insults.Why not just agree to disagree as we arent all going'to be voting for the same person, and so what?
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• United States
28 Oct 08
Indeed. Until this election and the discussions about it, I had never in my lifetime been called a moron.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Aug 09
hi 11 months later economyh did us in my son is still out of workwe had to be splitup he is ingov.housing paid for by gov so he and his roomates can look for work,I am in a retirement place called'Gold Crest because simply we were homeless.
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Good for you. I'm proud of you and if I get a - sign for that then oh well, as I'm at the point that who ever is going to president we all have to stand by him as a hole country. So do you like brownies. As that is about all we can talk about when it come's to then. Have a nice night and thank you for posting that. Onlydia
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Aug 09
hi onlydia yes I love brownies and we should all give each' other postive signs and down witht the negative as nobody' deserves to be negated just for expressing their own views they should be respected instead.
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
29 Oct 08
I agree with you. It is one thing after another. As soon as someone hears something negative on the news, they quickly post it here. things like, I bet if it were Obama, blah blah blah, or McCain this or that. It seems like Mylotters are taking on the negative antics that the media does, to divide people. A lot of negative things that are happening are done by individuals who do not like the other party and wants to make them look bad. I do not pay attention to any of it. I do not like the finger pointing and name calling and the hatred that has become daily here on Mylot. We are all fighting for the same things, equality and a descent and properous life. I hope we all get back on track soon.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Aug 09
hi sudalunts only 10 monthgs late wow it was one thing after Another and now its the health issue. lets remember the golden rule do unto others as you would have them do unto you.follow it and you cannot go wrong.
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@ersmommy1 (12595)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Politics is a hot button for alot of people. With so many people worried about one thing or another. And each believing they are correct. Hatley, all I can say is whether I agree with your opinion or not, I will respect your right to have it. Hopefully enough others will feel the same way.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Aug 09
hi i am only ten months late woo hoo politics makes strange'bedfellows indeed we dont have to fight we need to let each other share' our own views without being abused because ours differs from' yours.after allyou want your views respected too
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
28 Oct 08
It's not just here, Hatley. It's everywhere - online and in neighborhoods. This election has shown us how differet we really are. Personally, I think we needed to know that.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Aug 09
11 months later my family torn apart by this economy me in retirement home my son in govpaid housing so he and his 3 roomates can look'for work.its not what I wanted at all
@di1159 (1580)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Thanks Hatley for pointing out how ugly this election has become. I always knew politics was a dirty business, however it seems to have no boundaries anymore. I've had enough of the Republican senators, I've had enough of the Democratic senators, I'd really like to see some UNITED STATES senators for a change. It's time to stop accusing, finger pointing, blaming, etc. Even my kids don't argue as much.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Aug 09
11 months all the economy has done to us has been very bad,sonout'of work,out of moneyevicted,nowour family has beenbrokenup,I am in gold Crest retirement place,son in gov.paid housing with 3 other also'unemployed men, and the jobless rate keeps climbing
@salonga (27821)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I am not an American so I am neither pro Democrats nor pro Republican. But even then... I got your good point here. I don't think Politics should divide myLot. Let us respect each other's choices of candidates. We all have the right of choice so why malign or force others to believe in your candidates. Let us just leave each other when it comes to politics. Of course we can share our opinion why we choose this and choose that but let's just keep the discussion healthy by being polite and respectful! Let us not fight! Afterall those politicians will not die for us!
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 08
salonga you are so right, we should respect each others choices, as we all have the freedom of choice. then respect whom ever gets into the white house and support him.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Thanks as I agree!! I do not care who you vote for, as long as you vote and do it armed with information!! That is persecution when you punish someone for their free will, something our forefathers fought that right!! I have noticed that when I post my political view, my rating goes down! Amazing. And I am not nasty. But I find some people, if they do not agree with me, give me a minus. How immature is that? I always give a plus, even if it is an opposing view. Well, I will not lower myself to their level, that is all!
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 08
hi nanajet I have also seen my rating go down, this is'so spiteful as I never do that to anyone. I always give people a plus. I am the same way, I honor whoever eachof us votes for as its their right.
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@anniepa (27523)
• United States
30 Oct 08
No, Hatley, it's not only you! I've been through Presidential campaigns when it's gotten a bit ugly but never like this one! I guess the best thing to do is to simply ignore those who can't be respectful of others' opinions. Now, if only I could follow my own advice but sometimes I can't help myself...lol! Annie
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Aug 09
hi anniepa i am ten months late here. I think if obama had'white skin like all the other presidents nobody would be raising so fuss over nothing.If nobody willrespect my views then I will stay'out of discussing politics altogether.
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@anniepa (27523)
• United States
25 Aug 09
Better late than never! Nearly a year later things haven't gotten any less ugly, have they? Annie
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Nov 09
yes a yr later and things are even worse,I can only now hope that this new year brings some good changes for a change, like a job for my son.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
29 Oct 08
It happens in my country as well. WE are adapting the American style of politics when importance is given to the two leaders and sometimes it gets personal and nasty. Supporter of both political parties try to convince you to convert to their politics and vote for their party. I believe that respect must come before any political affiliations. © ronaldinu 2008
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Aug 09
I do so agree r espect must come first before political' views are exchanged and the view must be respectes' even if they differ from others views.here we must'be kind' to each other and show respect too
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@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
28 Oct 08
i am not american but i have a favor for Obama for a change of the whole world.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Aug 09
hi me too obama sounds good