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# Love and Politics

Imagine how awkward a date can be when you realize you have polar opposite views on politics. It happens a lot more than you would think. A reader emailed about being hugely disappointed that her new beau has staunch conservative views. She is concerned that it is something that can’t really be reconciled in a relationship. She wonders if she should even try.

Do you think that in order for a relationship to have a shot at lasting, you have to have the exact same outlook on politics?

Have you ever dated someone who had vastly different political opinions than your own? How did you make it work?

Election night was probably the best night to meet someone with shared political views or interests. Did you meet anyone fascinating while you were waiting on election results?

How important is it to have aligned political beliefs? Would you consider it a deal breaker?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

Bill Clinton

November 7th, 2012
5:45 am

Democrat? Republican? Doesn’t matter. But a communist Muslim who thinks that I owe a large portion of my hard earned wealth to others who made no effort nor took any of the risk is a deal breaker and any idiot who voted for Osama Hussein Obama needs an intellectual adjustment.

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
7:26 am

Relationships are built on respect, if you don’t respect your mate, the relationship isn’t going to work.

Where is the ignore button!!!

SlimNu: Life always happens

November 7th, 2012
8:13 am

Good morning,

I’m sleepy, catch up with yall laters babes…

Exiled!

November 7th, 2012
8:37 am

FORWRD!

I am sleepy too Slim,went to bed well after 2:00 am!

It was worth it!

But Florida is such a disgrace. Like it’s Africa!

They need do better!

FORWARD!

Button

November 7th, 2012
8:40 am

Have you ever dated someone who had vastly different political opinions than your own? No

Would you consider it a deal breaker? Again, no. I wouldn’t let our political difference be a deal breaker unless he’s just outright blantant and constantly in my face about his political views. I would curb that to an outright ad nuseam. It’s all about respecting each others view/opionion/beliefs and political choice.

Honey bun made a deal that if Obama wins he will cook us a celebratory dinner and if loses we’ll just eat a whole mud pie

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
8:46 am

Moooooorning!!!

I gots nothing on topic. WINNING….OBAMA….yeah baby!!!

Bill – Wow, such bitterness and against YO PREZ at that….lol At least be graceful about, your man Romney was. He’s eating a HUGE slice of humble pie this morning Tombout he only had a victory speech…NOT!!!

I was so moved when I heard him speaking on the Steve Harvey Show yesterday morning. Such poise, elegance and grace….mmm mmm mmm Gon’ Michelle, you got a man’s man.

Toodles!!

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
8:49 am

Right now, Mr. Nu Nu and I are seeing eye to eye on pretty much everything….I’d say that’s a win win And for those areas where we differ, there’s a vast amount of respect, so in that regard, it ain’t a big deal :mrgeen:

Now, again…toodles Gotta get to work!

Exiled!

November 7th, 2012
8:51 am

We celebrating in Kenya too.

God said ‘look at him’,bringing Sandy to put Obama on a pedestal when America seemed peevish.
And Obama was a class act on Sandy! Go Christie. For once you were right,repudiating Repub clowns.
God don’t play!

November 7th, 2012
8:53 am

Get it C~~~~ New Benz and all sis!!!! Enjoy your fruits honey!!!!!

LMBAO @ Ex~ I am very disappointed with Fla as well! but the south was needed last night! Awesome night!

Don’t forget the newly women elected to the Senate too! good stuff! Binder that! lol

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
8:55 am

Heeey there Lady, what’s crackalackin?! Girl, I didn’t want to get out of the car this morning…lol I should be use to this by now. I’m such a girl though. Cause there are still a few things that excite me!! Thanks hon!

SlimNu: Life always happens

November 7th, 2012
9:03 am

Only in for a hot second but I teared up when he spoke about his wife and how America has fallen in love with her as he did. Awwww, i’m such a sap these days

USA, USA, USA!

Slim is currently out of the office. All comments and/or responses will be deleted in the order they were received

November 7th, 2012
9:04 am

Meant the South WAS NOT NEEDED~ y’all get it lol

Mrs. SexyCool

November 7th, 2012
9:04 am

My hope for those such as our first poster and those like him that find themselves angry over the outcome of the election is that they find comfort in the Christianity that they cling so closely to and consistently tout as the basis for many of their policies, beliefs and actions.

For if they truly believe and are practicing Christianity, they should be able to admit that a God who is considered all-knowing and all-powerful and who does things in divine order does not make mistakes.

And if they remember that all things work together for the good of those who love Him, why are they worried? Why are they mad?

If the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is your God, then you have nothing to worry about regardless of who sits in the White House.

Mrs. SexyCool

November 7th, 2012
9:05 am

Oh…and yes, my candidate was victorious. I am well pleased.

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
9:07 am

Do you think that in order for a relationship to have a shot at lasting, you have to have the exact same outlook on politics? – Not at all. Like it’s been said, respect is the more important foundation to have. We can have differing views on many things, but love and respect for each other trumps everything else.

Sleepy is an understatement. I need to find a clothespin or some toothpicks to keep my eyelids open. I danced and jumped so much that I’m surprised I didn’t sprain my foot or something!

Timeless

November 7th, 2012
9:10 am

Bill Clinton @ 5:45 am: I thought fundamentalists only lived in the Middle East…

disco

November 7th, 2012
9:10 am

C – lol. I’m with you. I’m all for confidence but Romney was all about arrogance on that tip. he was 100% he was going to win. guess somebody done told him wrong. lol.

mrs. sexy C – I was in the shower this morning talking about “Romney got spanked”, eating breakfast this morning talking about “Romney got spanked”. I was looking forward to watching folks mope around today. shoot their faces are longer than they were the last time. I love it. shoot, they lucky I ain’t treating the hallways like a soul train line this morning.

on topic – differing political beliefs would not be a deal breaker for me. a person is entitled to feel how they feel, like what they like, want what they want. we find common ground, we compromise, we do what we have to do if we want to make it work.

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
9:12 am

If the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is your God, then you have nothing to worry about regardless of who sits in the White House

I cannot go without agreeing….AMEN AND AMEN

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
9:16 am

disco – Picking his face up off the ground can’t be fun. At least he was grown up on camera in his concession.

Okay, for real, gone this time. Got emails and my phone is ringing.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
9:20 am

Good Morning, bloggies!

Do you have to have the same ideas on politics? Nope. The hubs and I cancel each other out regularly. And so goes the world. In reality, our views are actually amazingly close, we just differ on who we think will best accomplish them. That being said, we debate with respect and move on.

MsAtl

November 7th, 2012
9:30 am

On topic- we can have differing political views as long as you respect my right to disagree with your views. It is not a dealbreaker for me.

SexyCool- I am in agreement with your 9:04. The competition is over, it is time to put the mess aside, support YOUR President and move forward as a country. If you cannot do that, there is nothing stopping you from obtaining a passport and moving elsewhere. I have not agreed with every President that has been in office, but I have respect for the office of the Presidency. I am not about the hatred, tom foolery and jackassery. Keep that mess to yourself.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
9:32 am

” I am not about the hatred, tom foolery and jackassery. Keep that mess to yourself.”

Worth repeating… Hear! Hear!

disco

November 7th, 2012
9:45 am

come on people. where y’all at? where’s the energy? what’s the dealy-o? lol.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
9:51 am

Not the topic you want to go to, disco, but I am hoping to lure swiss out into a conversation about the upcoming GA game this weekend…

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
9:58 am

I heard on the radio this morning a new meaning for R.I.P = Romney Isn’t President!!

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
10:00 am

That being said, we debate with respect and move on. – That should be the bottom line to all relationships!!!

disco

November 7th, 2012
10:06 am

leggs – RIP is funny but the one that had me cracking up was the advisory to drink lots of water because there were going to be a lot of salty crackas out today. I know it leans toward inappropriate but funny is funny.

CC – right about now I’ll even sit back in the cut and listen to y’all talk about football.

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
10:11 am

O/T: The Bert Show called back a listener who vowed if Romney wasn’t elected he would move to Costa Rica and start his own business. Bert called telling him the show would pay for a one way ticket for him, even told him about good start up business for that area. The guy hemmed and hawed with Bert finally saying, man, you’re not going anywhere. You’re using this to get more money from your boss which is so American, but you want to leave our great nation. Go figure.

disco

November 7th, 2012
10:17 am

shoot. the bert show paying for tickets? how can I be down? maybe I should call him and tell him I’m about sick of these united states myself. I can have me send me to Europe and then take a transatlantic cruise back home. lol.

abc

November 7th, 2012
10:18 am

While I’m disappointed that Romney didn’t win, I don’t think that the Presidency has that much power and control over what actually happens, so no need to whine and cry. Congress’s mix stays about the same; we’ll see what happens with appointments to the Supreme Court this term. I’d say Reagan was the first President that made it clear to me that the Presidency had become a figurehead, more of a symbol, than anything that had real political meaning. Perhaps Nixon was the last President that had any real political clout.

So, kind of a wash, in my view. Those that Romney appealed to won’t get hurt; those that find Obama appealing won’t really get helped.

abc

November 7th, 2012
10:19 am

Per topic: I’d be unlikely to be attracted to someone that had dramatically different views than mine in the first place. It’s never come up.

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
10:31 am

abc, I honestly thought about you this morning and how you were faring.

kimmie

November 7th, 2012
10:34 am

Morning Blog Peeps!!

I don’t think vastly differing political views would be a dealbreaker so much as they would be a non-starter for me, just like vastly different religious beliefs. I can respect that everyone is different and has a right to their beliefs and opinions. But I don’t have to be in a relationship or marry someone that differs so drastically with me. I’m not converting or raising kids or changing my lifestyle to suit another person that doesn’t share my basic beliefs and opinions. Period, point blank. I don’t even let it get started. Thus my personal life runs much easier. My hubs and I can have a lively, friendly debate on things, but basic beliefs and political stances we share and agree on.

Mrs. SexyCool

November 7th, 2012
10:44 am

Why….oh why…oh why….did Sh!thead send me a text message yesterday about the election?!?!?!!?

I had no clue who it was. He gave me clue – which should have been a clue – but I was really like, um, naw, couldn’t be. After the second clue, it was confirmed that it was him. I responded, “Um…okay…hope all is well with you and yours.”

Once I didn’t chop his head off, he must have considered that an invitation to keep texting me. I didn’t bother responding again.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
10:47 am

MrsSC~ Is this the guy that was married and tried to hit you up?

Robert

November 7th, 2012
10:51 am

What is the GOP strategy to clean-up the homegrown terrorist group(s) known as the “tea party” ?The American People (elderly, women, minorities, gays & lesbians, Muslims & Jews, etc.) have spoken. During the 2010 midterm elections the whole world saw the hatred and bigotry displayed by the “tea party” and heard their call to battle (take back my country) as well as saw the majority of poor uneducated, disenfranshised White Americans embrace the “tea party” (klansmen, skinheads, militia’s, birther’s, etc.) as a protest vote against the American People for electing the first Black American President of the USA. During the 2010 midterm elections the GOP/tea party won several seats in the House of Representitives and held the majority of votes in the House. The American People were held hostage. Every piece of legislation presented by President Obama and the Excutive Branch were either “fillbusterd” in the House or never brought to the floor of the House to vote.

I hope the GOP uses this opportunity to recruit moderate candidates and create a strategy to include all the American People with the goal of re-capturing the White House in 2016.

The American People

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
10:54 am

kimmie~ While I see your point, I view this discussion the same way that I view religion. To wit, if my son is going to be a Christian, I want him to be a Christian because he has full knowledge of our understanding of God and he chooses to be a Christian. To that end, I have taken him to synagogues, he has gone to temple with some friend who are Jehovah’s Wittness, I read the Bhagavad-gita with him, he has been to a Buddhist ceremony, etc, etc. Therefore, being in a relationship with someone whose views differ from mine is a non-issue (unless as someone said earlier, they were constantly cramming it down my throat)

Mrs. SexyCool

November 7th, 2012
10:58 am

No…this is my ex-live in @ss wad that I put out of my house almost four years ago and have not had any regular contact with since that time, other than the occasional feeler/test text messages that he randomly sends out.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
11:01 am

kimmie

November 7th, 2012
11:06 am

Comon – That’s wonderful what you are doing with your son. I try to do similiar with my kids with respect to colleges and careers – take them to different college campuses, take them to work with me & others I know, expose them.

My point is the person with drastically different views such as religion doesn’t even have to constantly cram it down my throat for me to not want to deal with it. Just the practice of it and the differences in the lifestyle and the beliefs are something I don’t want to deal with. I BREIFLY dated a guy that turned out to be atheist. I could not deal with every time I said something like “Oh God” he would say “Don’t go bringing God into this”. My faith is a big part of who I am. One of my friends married a Muslim and she is a Methodist. Her hubs does not like it when we drink alcohol. I’m not changing my lifestyle to accomodate someone. When I’m out or in another person’s home I respect their differences. I don’t have to deal with it in mine.

disco

November 7th, 2012
11:06 am

CC / Mrs. SexyC – or the entire thing? lol.

disco

November 7th, 2012
11:09 am

kimmie – I get both you and CC’s perspective though I suppose I lean a bit more toward hers simply because I’m a bit more open in general to other’s views but I do draw the line at folks trying to force their views on me. these could be religious or political views or someone trying to tell me that coke is better than pepsi. there’s a line that I won’t have crossed. if folks respect the line, it’s all good.

Robert

November 7th, 2012
11:11 am

@Bill Clinton – Thank you for taking off your sheet, hood and combat boots. What branch of the homegrown terrorist group(s) known as the “tea party” are you affiliated? Are you a klansmen, skinhead, militia or birther? Your children, friends, co-workers and neighbors want to know how to answer your comments in the future.

Mrs. SexyCool

November 7th, 2012
11:14 am

I just ignored him. I know that bothers him more.

disco

November 7th, 2012
11:16 am

robert – what’s a birther?

Mrs. SexyCool

November 7th, 2012
11:17 am

The folks hollering that Mr. Obama was not born in America and are always filing lawsuits for him to produce his birth certificate.

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
11:18 am

Mrs. SC ~ aren’t they funny creatures. I can see you staring at your phone screen with an incredulous look on your face thinking WTF!!!

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
11:19 am

disco~ A birther is like Donald Trump; someone who believes that the Prez was not born here.

disco

November 7th, 2012
11:19 am

thanks. didn’t realize they had a name.

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
11:20 am

Disco aholes was the correct name (LOL)

disco

November 7th, 2012
11:22 am

S/H – funny. I was really thinking I had a new word to add to my cache but birther doesn’t have enough sting to it to make it worth my while. “shut up you birther” just sounds like a punk move. lol.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
11:22 am

Off Topic~ (really off topic…):

Are we sure that Colorado and Washington are the only states that legalized mary jane for recreational use last night? Utah might be in the running…

http://ringsidereport.com/?p=24555

kimmie

November 7th, 2012
11:22 am

Disco – I feel ya.

One of my best friends from high school is a Jehovah’s Witness. When my family would have birthday or Christmas or any holiday celebrations, she could not come.

One of my good friends that is a very devout Baptist started falling for a Muslim and she was extremely torn because he stated if they married he wanted her to convert and she did not want to.

I could not see myself converting and not ever celebrating Christian holidays. So while I can work with or be friends all day long with different people, I draw the line at marrying into such.

Robert

November 7th, 2012
11:23 am

@Bill Clinton – The correct name is – President Barack Obama (2008 – thru – 2016).

The American People

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
11:24 am

Mrs. SexyCool

November 7th, 2012
11:26 am

Leggs – you know me.

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
11:27 am

Kimmie growing up I had several friends that were Jehovah’s Witness, no the never celebrated Christmas, but the day after they had more stuff than we did

Mrs. SexyCool

November 7th, 2012
11:31 am

My JW friends always call me on my birthday. They just don’t actually say the words “Happy Birthday.”

And I always call them and say “I hope YOUR day is happy.”

MsAtl

November 7th, 2012
11:32 am

Disco- lol @ Shut up, you birther. Btw- I like Pepsi better, but I buy Coke for my son. I made the mistake of handing out leftover Halloween candy and was told by one person that she could not accept it because she was a Jehova’s Witness. I feigned ignorance and told her I didn’t realize they couldn’t eat candy.
Robert- thanks. I want to put a face to the person also because I can’t see through sheets.

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
11:32 am

Mrs SC!

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
11:33 am

MsATL, you live in GA, look around.

Robert

November 7th, 2012
11:37 am

@ABC – I hate to see young people like you support the GOP/tea party candidate (Romney) as a legitimate candidate for President of the USA. Did you grow-up in a home that practiced hatred and fear? Do you have friends that are different from you (Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, etc.)? Do you live in a neighborhood that is diversified? Does your place of work have a diverse work force? What is wrong with you?

The American People

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
11:41 am

Oh boy….

November 7th, 2012
11:43 am

what in the what lol all caught up….interesting!

disco

November 7th, 2012
11:45 am

see mrs. atl? birther just doesn’t have any sting to it. if I call you a name I want it to hurt.

robert – great questions. I know they weren’t directed at me but I’ll answer them anyway.

did I live in a home with hatred and fear? fear? definitely. hatred? we weren’t allowed to say the word hate. not saying we didn’t still say it but there were consequences if we got caught. lol.

do I have friends that are different from me? absolutely do. sometimes the more different the better. different can turn you on to new things.

diverse neighborhood? some but could be more. diverse workplace? not hardly.

Mrs. SexyCool

November 7th, 2012
11:48 am

I couldn’t say “hate” or “lie” when I was going up. So, I just really, really, really didn’t like people who told stories.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
11:48 am

So, Leggs, have you given any more thought to the Blue Flame on Saturday night? (Anything to turn the conversation away from this asinine conversation that Robert is trying to lead us in to… )

kimmie

November 7th, 2012
11:49 am

Single – I just don’t see the point in letting myself catch feelings for someone so different, then looking crazy down the line when I realize I can’t deal with the differences or don’t want to convert like they want me to! I don’t believe in putting myself thru unnessary stress.

But I can be friends with you all day!

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
11:51 am

Question, why you guys meeting so late (11:30). Chicks don’t dance any earlier???

MrsSexyC ~ I couldn’t say lie, stupid or bored.

disco

November 7th, 2012
11:52 am

mrs. sexy c – lie was another one we couldn’t say. that one didn’t get me in as much trouble as hate though. seems like whenever my brother and I got into we got to talking about hating each other. my mom was not having that. eventually figured out that we had a greater chance of not getting a whooping if we said “can’t stand” instead of hate.

kimmie – it’s all good. you know you and your limitations and that’s all that matters.

disco

November 7th, 2012
11:54 am

leggs – one of my aunts is a teacher and I just recently (in the last few years) got checked for calling someone stupid in her presence. I made my argument for why said person was stupid but my aunt wasn’t having it. good thing I was good and grown or I might have been punished. lol.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
11:57 am

Leggs~ IDK. Sassy picked the time.

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
11:57 am

I feel you, disco! It used to bother me when teachers would say “there is no such thing as a stupid question.” That’s a bunch of, what’s the new word, MALARKEY!

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
12:00 pm

Sassy ~ why meet up at 11:30? Are you available any earlier than 11:30???

czBrat ♀ ♫•*¨*•Liviiing Singllle•*¨*•♫♪

November 7th, 2012
12:00 pm

good noon, good people.

i don’t know about the EXACT same views, but generally speaking the more points of contention between you, the more issues you’ll have to deal with once the newness wears off.

how are yas??

MsAtl

November 7th, 2012
12:02 pm

Single-Point taken!
Disco- remembering the Dave Chappelle episode where he said “get off my porch, you no do gooder.” I howled!

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
12:02 pm

disco/kimmie~ I also could not say hate. My mother would go ballistic if my brother or I used it. She also did not care for slang. I went through a phase as a tennager where I was to say “You know” all the time (Give me a break, it was the 80’s…) In any event, when I would tell her something and say “You know, we went to the mall and it was like, you know, packed. So, you know we walked over and waited in linbe for like, you know, 3 hours…” (You get the picture). Well, every time I would say “you know” she would interrupt me and say “No I don’t know. I’m waiting for you to tell me” That broke that habit real quick.

Robert

November 7th, 2012
12:06 pm

@Disco – A “Birther” is a member of the “tea party” homegrown terrorist group(s). “Birther’s” are people who do not believe that President Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States of America. Donald Trump is the “Poster Child” for this terrorist group. Hopefully “Birther’s” will die a quick death and never be heard from again. No other President in our history has ever had to prove his citizenship and be constantly harrassed by these “Birther” movement lunatics.

The American People

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
12:11 pm

Hopefully “Birther’s” will die a quick death and never be heard from again

Wow! I can fill the love of God in your words. I am so glad you are filled with the Holy Spirit.

Here’s a question for you: How is it that people like you who claim to be briming over with the love of God have so much HATE for people you view as different from you?

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
12:12 pm

*feel

Bluzgirl

November 7th, 2012
12:16 pm

I was trying to decide whether I should even read the blog today because of all the political stuff. Now that the election is over, can’t we all just go about our merry little ways? I’m appalled at some of the hatred being spewed (by both sides) on Facebook. It was bad enough the past couple of days…does it need to continue?

Anyway…on topic – it is possible to be in a relationship with someone with different political views as long as you both keep yourselves in check. I don’t think I could date someone who was too the extreme on opposite views. I dated someone who was on the same side as me, but he was much more extreme. He would get heated with me when I agreed with him! Looking back, it was a little funny…

czBrat ♀ ♫•*¨*•Liviiing Singllle•*¨*•♫♪

November 7th, 2012
12:17 pm

Mr. Nu Nu and I are seeing eye to eye on pretty much everything….I’d say that’s a win win And for those areas where we differ, there’s a vast amount of respect, so in that regard, it ain’t a big deal
awww. now that’s ^ the sweetness!

leggs, so many of our tenants threatened to close up shop and leave the country if the “right” candidate didn’t win. i’m sitting here wondering when all these notices to break lease and vacate are gonna start rolling in.

MsAtl

November 7th, 2012
12:20 pm

A cousin posted on FB that her co-worker said he would kill himself if Romney did not win. I posted this morning that she should go do a safety check, lol. Guess he changed his mind because he was at work…

czBrat ♀ ♫•*¨*•Liviiing Singllle•*¨*•♫♪

November 7th, 2012
12:26 pm

it’s to be expected. someone has to win; someone has to wait.
folks are acting stupid on both sides, but most are just getting on with it.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
12:28 pm

I just love the poeple who say they are moving because of universal healthcare, blah, blah, blah, but then the country they pick to move to has the same thing. I would think you might have wanted to think that through better… IJS

czBrat ♀ ♫•*¨*•Liviiing Singllle•*¨*•♫♪

November 7th, 2012
12:31 pm

anywho. back to mundane things.
looks like cold, icky weather is setting in right on time for vacay!!
can’t believe we’re heading out in exactly 10 days.
i’m soooo not quite ready for this trip.

disco

November 7th, 2012
12:31 pm

hey bluz – as bad as all that hatred is it’s just an unpleasant little reminder of the truth. folks love to talk diversity but not all folks live it. folks love to say how America has come a long way and that may be true but there’s still a long way to go. just have to study the hatred and learn from it. just my take though.

disco

November 7th, 2012
12:34 pm

oooh. brat. vacation. if I may ask – where ya going?

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

November 7th, 2012
12:36 pm

why meet up at 11:30? Are you available any earlier than 11:30???

Leggs Yes I am..initially I thought this would be the meet up for The Flame but I’m available earlier as well. Whatchu got in mind?

Bluzgirl

November 7th, 2012
12:37 pm

disco – I am one who has opted to not share my political beliefs online. It’s really no ones business who I voted for. I won’t be whining nor gloating. It’s hard to see some of the things people are saying and continue to bite my tongue. It’s just sad how some people are reacting. I feel a certain way today and I choose to keep it to myself. It’s just a sad world. And my mama wonders why I choose to not have children…

czBrat ♀ ♫•*¨*•Liviiing Singllle•*¨*•♫♪

November 7th, 2012
12:41 pm

disco, we’re off to panama. mum & i have b-days xgiving week, so i’ll be spending that special time with her. s/o is coming along to see where i grew up.

weather is perfect this time of year, and it’s not a holiday there so we get the benefit of “low season” prices and no crowds. i hear the waves calling my name already!!!!!

abc

November 7th, 2012
12:42 pm

Why, thank you Miss Leggs, everything is going really nicely ’round here!

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
12:51 pm

Sassy~ I am up for something before the Flame if you guys are. Just let me know. Have already gotten the free pass from the hubs for the Saturday night girls thing…

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
12:54 pm

Off Topic (kind of) ~ On a local scale, how demoralizing would it be to lose the sheriff’s seat to the guy with 39 felony indictments?

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
12:56 pm

Kimmie, you should never convert, and if they respect you they won’t ask you to. In a discussion with one of my exes about going to church which I don’t, she was talking about if we had kids she wanted them to grow up in the church, my reply was then take them!!

Leggs there is no such thing as a stupid question………………………….Just stupid people asking the question!!

Comon, @your 12:11 isn’t it funny how it’s the worst thing when someone else does it, but then some will turn around and say the same thing!!

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
1:00 pm

S/H~ Always. People are so funny in their hipocrasy.

czBrat ♀ ♫•*¨*•Liviiing Singllle•*¨*•♫♪

November 7th, 2012
1:02 pm

guess you could say i converted when i married.
had to get permission from my church to recognize a ceremony performed by another denomination.
then he and his fam insisted the kids be brought up in their church.
no worries though. i reversed the damage after the divorce.

uh oh! blogettes on the loose. and dancing, no less. are the gents excluded?

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
1:04 pm

“uh oh! blogettes on the loose. and dancing, no less. are the gents excluded?”

YEA are we (LOL)

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

November 7th, 2012
1:04 pm

I am up for something before the Flame if you guys are. Just let me know.

No problem Comon…I’m up for it as well. Leggs asked the question so I was waiting on her response. So far who do we have going?

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

November 7th, 2012
1:08 pm

S & H I don’t recall anyone being excluded…hell stay home if you have/want to….make it rain on the Mrs. instead

czBrat ♀ ♫•*¨*•Liviiing Singllle•*¨*•♫♪

November 7th, 2012
1:13 pm

now i know a couple of you ladies have my contact info.
no longer a “regular” so not on invite list?
good thing i’m not prone to being easily offended.
even better thing i barely have time to breathe, let alone party.
have a blast, chicas!

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
1:17 pm

Sassy~ I’m with you. No one said the MLB had to stay home. In fact, Jake was in if he hadn’t had **ahem** a prior obligation…

Leggs is at lunch right now so we’ll wait and see what she says when she gets back.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
1:20 pm

cz~ Not it at all. This kind of “sprung” up. On
Monday we were having “what’d you do this weekend” convo and Sassy mentioned she had gone to the Flame but her group was lame. So, we suggested a second outing with the bloggies, becasue we know we’re not lame. And it kind of evolved from there. You are welcome to come on out…

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

November 7th, 2012
1:29 pm

No one said the MLB had to stay home.

Exactly..and if I remember correctly, DuShawn n Willie sounded interested. I just want to have a good time this time around. The “other” folks I went with were talking about it like they tore the club up…all I could do was chuckle to myself and let them have their moment..

You are welcome to come on out…

Yep anyone who’s interested

czBrat ♀ ♫•*¨*•Liviiing Singllle•*¨*•♫♪

November 7th, 2012
1:55 pm

she had gone to the Flame but her group was lame.
lmao! well, ladies, the bar is set.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
2:09 pm

cz~ I will clear that bar with flying colors… LMAO!

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
2:10 pm

Well just dern, I come back and nothing ever moved from the topic. I figured there’d be lots to talk about on a historic day like yesterday

All I can say, I guess then is OBAMA ROCKS!!! lolol

Oh, I cracked up reading Robert…guess he’s exercising freedom of speech….lololol

That’s all I gots right now

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
2:11 pm

Historic cause he’s the first black man to do what none other has done…AND DID IT A SECOND TIME

Sho is quiet here (at work) today

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
2:13 pm

Oh, I have chatted a bit with eyecandy in passing…usually it’s just him strolling. He seems pretty cool. Of course that’s neither here nor there with me

MsAtl

November 7th, 2012
2:13 pm

Yeah, quiet here too. Eerily…

czBrat ♀ ♫•*¨*•Liviiing Singllle•*¨*•♫♪

November 7th, 2012
2:15 pm

@ comon, girl just show up with footwear worthy of a few “oohs” and “aahs” and you’ll already be a rung above “lame”.

disco

November 7th, 2012
2:20 pm

celisea – I’m sharing your election excitement if no one else is. funny too because I’m not even into politics all like that. I’m just happy because I know some folks up in here are walking around with hurt feelings and I wish I could get up in their face and holler “obama beeyotches”. lol. I’ll take any little jab I can get sometimes.goodness knows I’ve overheard quite a few conversations about the doom and gloom we can expect for the next four years.

Bluzgirl

November 7th, 2012
2:23 pm

I’ve had two customers come in to do banking business with me and both brought up the election. I don’t even know them like that. Each had different thoughts. All I said is “I’m glad it’s all over…now, how can I help you?” I don’t think my office is the place to discuss it, whether I agree with you or not…

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
2:24 pm

disco – Me too. I don’t do too much discussing or hooping and hollering. As with everything else in life, I just want what I want when I feel it’s right for me…point blank. My choice in president included. I too, am basking a bit cause I know folks are hating it and that other side was pulling out all the stop to block, but that only caused this side to effectly do the same thing…but just better But naw, it really ain’t that deep. Like someone posted this morning, as long as I know God takes care of me and sees me through, it wouldn’t matter much who’s in office because HE’S going to take care of me…as he promised he would.

Pandora

November 7th, 2012
2:30 pm

No love and politics does not match. I once almost dated this guy that is a Republican and I’m a Democrat. It didn’t work. Why? Because he was really obsessed with it!

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
2:30 pm

Lunch was awesome, why, because today is an awesome day and I hate the word awesome (lol).

czB ~ I hope you’ll see those notices from tenants breaking their leases. BTW, you will always be a regular!

MsAtl ~ check on your cousin throughout the day. Amazing how how many talk such crap with such conviction only to wind up looking FOOLISH. Hollywood would be vacant if more kept their word!!!

Sassy ~ I believe it is the meetup for The Flame. Was wondering why we need to meet at 11:30. Don’t mind me. If everyone else is fine, then 11:30 it is.

Just stupid people asking the question!! – Gotcha Single!

We want the guys to come out…let’s meet earlier..somewhere. What’s a central area for everyone?

cba

November 7th, 2012
2:34 pm

Since soooooo many red-blooded american will be moving out of this great country, I think I’ll try to find some investors for ” let me help move yo azz”. Maybe I should give Mitt a call…..can you a man with some capital.

MsAtl

November 7th, 2012
2:35 pm

Leggs- she already told me the guy came to work, so I guess he decided it wasn’t worth killing himself over, lol.

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

November 7th, 2012
2:36 pm

We want the guys to come out…let’s meet earlier..somewhere. What’s a central area for everyone?

I’m on the southside of things(Tara blvd& 138)…but how about somewhere downtown or aound that area?

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

November 7th, 2012
2:37 pm

meant *around*

disco

November 7th, 2012
2:37 pm

mrs. atl – tell them don’t get too comfortable too fast. some folks are crazy for real. maybe he opted not to kill himself but to go to work, look around and see who was happy about the results and then plot an attack on the workplace. you know some folks like that blaze of glory. okay, that was kind of a joke hypothetical but once I typed it I realized there is also some truth to it. folks might want to be careful.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
2:38 pm

Well, I will be in Marietta, but I am willing to travel.

kimmie

November 7th, 2012
2:39 pm

Cel/Disco – These folk in my office are quiet today, but some have been downright offensive over the last 4 years. I’ve just kept my cool.

How about today though, I approached the manager for my sister team about one of her employees covering today for one of mine that is out sick. She said “sure but I don’t know what time she’s getting in today. She said if Obama wins, she would probably be up crying all night and may be in late! I looked at her like she had 2 heads and said “well whenever she gets in, have her do the work please” and I walked off!!

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
2:42 pm

disco ~ I’ve walked around the office giving those I know “dap.” Not trying to rub anything in anyone’s face, but I do have freedom to express myself.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
2:44 pm

Why don’t we meet at the Twisted Taco in Midtown or somewhere like that?

Robert

November 7th, 2012
2:45 pm

@Comon – I am standing on the shoulders of many people who fought slavery, “Jim Crow” Laws, discrimination in schools, housing and for the right to vote. I am standing on the promises of God. I have the blessing of Abraham. I will continue to speak out against homegrown terrorism displayed by the “tea party” (klansmen, skinheads, militia’s, birthers, etc.) and other extremist whose weapons of choice are hatred, fear and rage/mob mentality against the elderly, women, minorities, gays & lesbians, Muslims & Jews, etc…I am Standing on the Promises and Believing in the Promises….

The American People

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
2:46 pm

She said “sure but I don’t know what time she’s getting in today. She said if Obama wins, she would probably be up crying all night and may be in late! I looked at her like she had 2 heads and said “well whenever she gets in, have her do the work please”

Heck, where do you work?!? I wanna be able to come out in late because I don’t like the political environment or the color of the sky, or my neighbor’s dog barked too loud, or anything else I could think of… LMAO!

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
2:47 pm

It’s quiet in a lot of places. Cashier just texted me saying not many came down for lunch today. I hollered.

disco

November 7th, 2012
2:47 pm

kimmie – and all that right there is why I want to get up and crip walk down through this joint. up crying all night. funny but the thing is I bet a lot of folks (including Romney) were up crying all night. lol.

leggs – I wish I could give some dap but y’all know I’m an only and it’s just too risky. it’s all good. I’ve been dapping via email. they make your hood come out. you want to holler “boo yah” or “in your face” or just go third bass and give them the gas face. lol.

disco

November 7th, 2012
2:49 pm

leggs – lawd. they going on a hunger strike? lol. I’m sorry y’all but I’m just tickled to death.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
2:50 pm

Robert~ Last time I checked, you were the only one in here talking about someone should die. And based on your position, anyone who is not YOU is wrong. I disagree with you politcally? So what. I may not like what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. That’s the thing that people like you tend to forget about the first amendment; yes, it does give you the right to speak your mind, but you must be fuly prepared for someone else to stand RIGHT besdie you and scream the exact opposite of what you believe.

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
2:55 pm

I don’t have a lot of places to suggest.

Six Feet Under
457 Club (Auburn??)
Front Page News?? (little five points)

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

November 7th, 2012
2:58 pm

Why don’t we meet at the Twisted Taco in Midtown or somewhere like that?

I don’t have a problem with that…are there any other suggestions?

lawd. they going on a hunger strike?

Okay?!?! Get over it already…FOUR more years

I saw an article about the jackazzes on FOX News and the pictures of their faces was hysterical!! They were soooo mad! Even Trump and his hair were angry as hell…too funny. They were all lookin like,”Anybody but him“(POTUS).

kimmie

November 7th, 2012
3:00 pm

Comon – That’s exactly what I was thinking! I don’t give a ish, I just need this damn work done! And unless you were up crying all night cause your daddy died, I expect you here and on time!

disco – I said to myself she’s got another 4 years to cry!!LOL!!

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

November 7th, 2012
3:00 pm

Six Feet Under sounds yummy…

Bluzgirl

November 7th, 2012
3:00 pm

I’m sorry Robert, but you seem to be spewing hatred yourself…IJS

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
3:01 pm

kimmie~ LIke my momma used to say “I’ll give you something to cry about!” Isht… she would come in later (or tomorrow) and there would be a pink slip on her desk. Cry about that beyotch!

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
3:02 pm

Sassy~ I’ve never been to Six Feet Under. Sounds cool to me.

disco

November 7th, 2012
3:04 pm

sassy – no you didn’t bring Donald trump’s hair into it. lol. that’s funny.

kimmie – right. chick can cry until she has no more eye water to cry with as my momma likes to say.

damned CC. lol. you went there. lol. I can just hear her too whining about how the obama administration cost her her job. lol. child you crazy.

Bluzgirl

November 7th, 2012
3:04 pm

I’m glad to see things simmering down on Facebook some. I’m telling you…I was just shocked at some of what I read…from BOTH sides! Like being hateful is going to get people to switch over to your party? Jeez…

czBrat ♀ ♫•*¨*•Liviiing Singllle•*¨*•♫♪

November 7th, 2012
3:07 pm

leggs, a few of our tenants may be pissed but none are stupid. most are business owners; doing better in this recovering economy than if they were punching somebody’s timeclock.
and they know it.

i physically twitched as my boss came in griping about how hard things are going to be for her and her hubs because they are in a high bracket, no kids, yadda, yadda.
cry me a river. listen to your “woes” and realize how thankful you ought to be.
they sold their home for a profit and purchased another million-dollar home AND a beachfront vacation foreclosure all in the past 12 months.
how the hell is it that the current administration is killing you?

so you’ll spend the next few years living in a climate where the less fortunate get some assistance.
it’s not going to put you in the poor house. doing what’s best for the majority will add to your own good fortune as well; perhaps not hand over fist, but still.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
3:07 pm

Bluz~ Realistically, pretty much anyone over the age of 21 is pretty set in their political ways and know who they are voting for IF thery are voting. I don’t think that anyone has ever changed their political affiliation based on someone’s FB posts. Just like I don’t think anyone has ever converted their religion because of someone’s political posts. Furthermore, if you vote solely along party lines without reviewing the issues, you are an idiot. You should always know what the person stands for not just their political affilitation.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
3:12 pm

damned CC. lol. you went there. lol. I can just hear her too whining about how the obama administration cost her her job. lol. child you crazy

And I would be the first one to tell her that the administration didn’t cost her her job; stupidity did. Who calls out of work in a down economy when there are 10 people waiting in line to take your job because they’re unemployed? Again, idiot!

Bluzgirl

November 7th, 2012
3:13 pm

I agree Comon. I’m just glad it’s all over and hopefully people will start playing “nice” again!

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
3:19 pm

In other words, we can stop hating thi\em for their poltical beliefs and start hating them for their personalities again?

disco

November 7th, 2012
3:22 pm

CC – mm hmmm. spin it however you want but it’s all obama’s fault. lose your job? his fault. lose your house? his fault. lost your medical coverage? his fault. found out your husband has been in the closet all these years and now wants to marry his boyfriend? obama’s fault. lol.

Bluzgirl

November 7th, 2012
3:23 pm

That’s right Comon!

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
3:26 pm

disco~ Actually, depending on who you ask, it’s not Obama’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. LMAO! But it’s always someone else’s fault, right? In the next election, I think we should run a guy with a jacked up past who is actually willing to take accountability for his mistakes. That would be a first for any politicial candidate..

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
3:26 pm

Clinton: Great President, but he did NOT have sex with that woman and he did NOT inhale…

You see where I’m going with this, right?

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

November 7th, 2012
3:28 pm

I’ve never been to Six Feet Under. Sounds cool to me.

Me either Comon…the menu looks great though. Sooo what time?

no you didn’t bring Donald trump’s hair into it. lol

disco…you know that hair has it’s own publicist…it’s like a seperate entity…lol

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
3:29 pm

I agree Comon. I’m just glad it’s all over and hopefully people will start playing “nice” again! – Girl, it’s about to get ugly AGAIN!

kimmie

November 7th, 2012
3:29 pm

Some folks are just going to beyotch and moan regardless. 2 weeks ago my company reclassified almost every job in my department. Almost everyone is in a higher pay range now, a higher bonus percentage, and a fancier job title! When I went around to give everyone on my team their letters spelling all this out from HR, they were all so grateful. They said they appreciated that the company finally recognized their work. 2 of my employees cried.

But I got very disgusted with one of my buddies on another team. She went on about how they should have done it a long time ago and other folks in the company doing similiar work were still probably making more than we were. I told her better late than never and how it would have been so easy and so much cheaper for the company to ship our job overseas. They chose not to do that and are sticking with us. She told me I was right and looked embarassed!

disco

November 7th, 2012
3:31 pm

CC – yep. I get it. always a passing of the buck when it comes to blame. still, it does seem like obama gets more than his fair share of blame and the blame with him sounds personal. before it was more like the democrats blaming the republicans or vice versa but folks are blaming obama like he stoled their damned bikes.

kimmie – some people. you should borrow CC’s pink slip and give it to that chick. lol.

Buckshot Pryor

November 7th, 2012
3:31 pm

Six Feet Under does have a nice selection of beer on tap…

Afternoon, peeps.

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
3:33 pm

So I see 4 “yes” for Six Feet Under.

i'm swiss

November 7th, 2012
3:35 pm

Ooops, look at that… I forgot I still had my p0rnstar suit on…

Off topic (what else is new?): I think it might be time to move to Colorado or Washington state…

disco

November 7th, 2012
3:37 pm

aww sookie sookie now. swiss been walking around all day in a porn star suit. did you get any crazy looks or any weird propositions? sounds like no one said anything to you at all which means they probably ignored you only to talk about you behind your back. <> “who does he think he is? long dong silver”. lol.

i'm swiss

November 7th, 2012
3:38 pm

BTW, Me.lo — If you’re lurking… What did you do to your girl Diane Sawyer last night? She was downright giddy — did you dust off some cobwebs?

i'm swiss

November 7th, 2012
3:40 pm

disco — Nah, more like Long Dong Kinda-Pinkish-Fleshtoned.

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
3:45 pm

Sassy, just kidding dang (LOL) I know I’m not going to make it rain, but I can bring my penny jar and make it hail (LOL)

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
3:45 pm

Ok, swiss, I’ll go with giddy (lol).

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
3:46 pm

I think it might be time to move to Colorado or Washington state…

I’m with you on Colorado, but the ex lives in Washington State and I don’t want to be anywhere near him. Not even the lure of legalized ganja could make me move there.

HappyMarriage

November 7th, 2012
3:46 pm

My parents have been married happily for 37 years. My mom is extremely liberal and democratic. My dad is the Chairman of the local Republican committee and he’s about as conservative as it gets. They are happily married and continue to have opposing views. So it can work, I’ve seen it! Also, it was great as a child to learn/see both opinions of my parents so I could make my own opinions/choices of which party I sided toward.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
3:47 pm

S/H~ I just hate judgemental pr!cks like that! Ughhhh! It is so frustrating to me!

disco

November 7th, 2012
3:50 pm

happy marriage – that’s why I’m both for and against labels (though mostly against). some labels are fitting but often time you don’t fit neatly into the labeled box. I know I’m conservative in some areas, liberal in others. some areas I’m flexible, some areas I will absolutely refuse to budge.

CC – you are in rare form today. firing folks, calling people names. I know it’s not because you aren’t getting any so what’s really up? lol.

Rich

November 7th, 2012
3:51 pm

Congrats to Obumbum on his re-election even though I did not vote for him nor did my Fiancée, honestly we really did not care who won, I didn’t find out till I got to work today. Now on dating someone with different political views is fine as long they are not extreme about it much like sports fanatics. Thats why I lubs my woman she is just as mellow as I am, thats why we are getting married next feb. But I will admit though some of Obum’s supporters sure have been rude today, I guess because of my religious views I am supposed to be offended of the re-election? Fat Chance!

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

November 7th, 2012
3:51 pm

No problem Single…so are you coming with us to 6 feet under and/or The Flame…or neither?

We still haven’t set a time…is 8:30 or 9 too late?

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
3:52 pm

comon, honestly from past post, would you expect anything else??

Swiss you may do alright in Colorado, but on a trip out there, I was in a Target and you wouldn’t believe how many folks were asking me if I needed any help, hell even the security guard offered some help. and Washington State wasn’t much better (LOL)

NullOp

November 7th, 2012
3:53 pm

Being that so many people are absolutely certain they are right beyond any remote question I doubt love can exist in that environment. People, if one, absolutely right way to run a country existed it would have been discovered and followed a long time ago. Governments exist to benefit certain groups of people. Don’t doubt it. Obama has been touted as the best president for business since 1900. Now does that sound like he’s pro-people. In any case, give a little, people.

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
3:53 pm

Sassy I would love to meet you guys, but please lets leave the drama at home.

sonria

November 7th, 2012
3:59 pm

Being a Catholic woman who’s also a political liberal has its disadvantages. Such as the fact that I pretty much can’t date at all unless I’m willing to be…flexible.

To be honest, I’ve found that I actually prefer dating conservatives who know I’m liberal, versus liberals themselves. The reason? With the conservatives, we’ve been able to talk about things in a respectful manner that’s based in the fact that we realize we want the same thing — a safe, prosperous country. We simply disagree about the best way to accomplish that, and where exactly the line lies between “personal lifestyle choice” and “protecting vulnerable members of society.”

Liberals, on the other hand, have generally proven impatient whenever I’ve insisted on acting in accordance with my values in terms of my *personal choices*. The way they see it, if I’m willing to “compromise” my religion by being a liberal in the first place (it’s no compromise to be a Catholic liberal if you are also pro-life, and I am), I should be willing to compromise my personal choices too. They’ve also proven far less respectful of my religious beliefs.

For example, I hold to the Church teaching about artificial birth control. When I’ve dated conservatives, they understood that I insist on it being my belief and won’t vote to force it on others. When I’ve dated liberals, they’ve gotten angry when I, personally, refused to use artificial birth control. In my mind, the latter is far less tolerant than the former.

Do I think it’s easy? No. But do I think it’s possible? My experience says YES, absolutely and in fact in some situations it might even be preferable for those of us who aren’t 100% conservative or 100% liberal.

i'm swiss

November 7th, 2012
4:01 pm

S/H — I’m not sure I follow…

Exiled!

November 7th, 2012
4:02 pm

Swiss…YES..stretched Forward, i gave her one good Virtual throbing!

I was down in the Hyde Park Chaitown with the Obams…it was electric.awesome night.

I shed a tear…History..with Bruce tune in the playing background!

CS

November 7th, 2012
4:02 pm

Great. So my gf is now emailing the paper about it.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
4:03 pm

8:30 sounds great because the restaurant shouldn’t be too packed by then and it gives us plenty of time to hang and get down to the Flame by 11:30. So, who’s all in?

disco~ I’m getting plenty, but if I have a pet peeve it is people who want me to respect their views but then trample all over mine. Live and let live. Honestly, I am glad that Obama made history. However, we have survived under presidents that were great and we have survived under presidents that were not so great. It’s four year. In the grand scheme of things, it is a drop in the time space continuum. Get over it or celebrate, but either way, let’s just STFU and move on! Can I tell you? I was actually THRILLED about Hurrican Sandy because it gave my newsfeed something besides political posts. I love politics and debating as much as the next person, but we have gone WAY beyond that with these past two elections and it has been down right ugly. That takes all of the fun out of the debate for me. IJS…

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
4:04 pm

Swiss, I was in the Denver area, and even though the political views may be open, the racial tension was still there. Didn’t see many black men out there, and everywhere I went I could tell from the minute I got to the rental car desk.

kimmie

November 7th, 2012
4:04 pm

Exiled – Dang, I would have paid to be there! Exciting, inspiring stuff!!

i'm swiss

November 7th, 2012
4:06 pm

S/H — Ohhhh, they wanted to “help” you not rob them. Gotcha.

Jake-SPJTWB

November 7th, 2012
4:06 pm

what the hellz happenin in here to today?

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
4:06 pm

tomorrow peps have a great evening

Single and Happy

November 7th, 2012
4:07 pm

Swiss that’s exactly how I felt

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

November 7th, 2012
4:08 pm

I would love to meet you guys, but please lets leave the drama at home.

You’ve got me confrused…no drama over here.

So what’s the tally so far?

kimmie

November 7th, 2012
4:09 pm

Comon – I agree, if it was just about the difference in opinion on policy, I can deal all day. But this mess has gotten ugly. For example, every since the 2008 election, one of my coworkers has this screen saver on his iPhone of a little girl giving the middle finger. The caption says Screw U Oba—! He puts it in my view whenever he can. I completely ignore it.

Single – Been to Denver a few times, got that same vibe.

i'm swiss

November 7th, 2012
4:11 pm

S/H — In defense of my people, though, while I’m sure some of them had nefarious motives for offering to “help,” a lot of them may have just been a little too excited to prove how open minded they were by offering to help a black dude. They don’t get many such opportunities out there, as you could see…

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
4:11 pm

kimmie~ Exactly. Regardless of your opinion of the President, he IS the leader of the free world and that alone should command respect.

Bluzgirl

November 7th, 2012
4:11 pm

I’ve been to Seattle and got the feeling it was pretty diverse…There were ALL types of people there and it was so laid back. Never been to Colorado…

Exiled!

November 7th, 2012
4:15 pm

Kimmie, i went to bed well after 3..00 am…It was Nice…You know you are having fun when u embrace women and men,kids etc,strangers and there is not agenda…
By the time i got to my lil aprt..i was just sweaty and smelly and just crashed..

It was a nite for the history books, a nite to savor.

wish i was there with my kids…

kinda related:I had received a call from my son(7)previous nite around 9 pm, while on a biz call..i said son, let me call u tmrw, im busy…then i got a guity consciense and text him to explain..i wil call u tmrw when u come back from school…he text back..daddy, tmrw is elections, we aint going to school….so i asked him..so, who u voting for tmrw, between Obama and Romney?

He text back, Daddy, i vote already at school, i vote for Obama! Brilliant, I text back…and he responds,’Thanks Dad”..like an adult! I couldnt be more proud of my son! LOL..

Wish he was there with all my fam

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
4:15 pm

swiss~ You stoopid. (Although I see your point) BTW, I like the song you sent. You done hipped me to some new isht. (At least new for me…)

MsAtl

November 7th, 2012
4:16 pm

Rich- if you truly did not care who won, why are you referring to the President as “Obumbum”? are you including yourself in the rude group? I have seen bad behavior from both sides, although I have to admit that the behavior from the Obama supporters seemed to be more bragging while the behavior from the Romney supporters seemed to be more rude and disrespectful. As I said earlier, at least respect the office regardless of who is sitting in the chair. The election is over, let’s get down to business (but hopefully not “business as usual”)

kimmie

November 7th, 2012
4:16 pm

Bluzgirl – Well now in Seattle they will be even MORE Laid Back..!!!LOL!! Actually that’s a place I’ve always wanted to got.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
4:18 pm

MsAtl~ IDK. Whoever said the comment earlier about drinking lots of water because there are going to be a whole lot of salty crackas today, well, that’s just downright rude… IJS

Bluzgirl

November 7th, 2012
4:18 pm

kimmie – True dat! It is a beautiful place. I was lucky to be able to visit twice. Unfortunately, it was when I was dating Psycho in Seattle, but I still had fun and got to see a lot of the city.

i'm swiss

November 7th, 2012
4:20 pm

Comon — Glad you dug it. You know what makes that band even better? Weed.

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
4:20 pm

Being a Catholic woman who’s also a political liberal has its disadvantages. Such as the fact that I pretty much can’t date at all unless I’m willing to be…flexible.

Isn’t being flexible while dating part of dating? I’m not talking limber flexible, but one must be flexible so compromise can come into the picture. Not saying one has to compromise their morals or their character, but being flexible is important.

sonria ~ are you putting too much pressure on yourself?

Bluzgirl

November 7th, 2012
4:21 pm

MsAtl – I’ve seen a ton of rudeness on both sides today on Facebook, but honestly, most of it has been from the Obama supporters. I’m just appalled at some of my friends (on both sides). I don’t bring up my political views in a public forum because I don’t want to deal with the hatred from both sides of the coin. I’ve lost respect for a lot of people in the past few months…

MsAtl

November 7th, 2012
4:22 pm

Common- that’s true. I am speaking from my personal opinion based on what I have experienced and seen on my FB feed. I have definitely seen some rude stuff on both sides, but I think the Romney supporters took first place on that one.

disco

November 7th, 2012
4:24 pm

CC – got you. pet peeves will take you there.

S/H – just last night a little fellow in the shoe store offered me too much help, too many times. I let it slide though. he was a young’un and probably truly just anxious to be helpful. now, not too long ago I was in a jewelry store. a typical jewelry store where every daggone thing is locked up in the case!!! this chick literally came out from behind the glass to walk with me as I browsed. now mind you she didn’t walk with me, walk with me but after I moved here she’d come. I finally just asked her for a business card and promptly went home and emailed the company about her. they sent me a \$100 gift card.

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
4:24 pm

Comon – Your comments have pretty much teetered on rude today while “correcting” others. IJS

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
4:26 pm

I just read at least three posts that came off as being rude. Rude backlash will never solve a thing. IJS

disco

November 7th, 2012
4:27 pm

CC – re the wrong comment, it was me. yes. it was rude. I still thought it was funny though.

ex – a co-worker was telling me that her kindergartner had a mock vote at school.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
4:28 pm

MsAtl~ I think you may perceive it as more rude than it actually being more rude based on your political position. Innately, we all have a tendency to vilify the opposing position more than our own. I am blessed to have a very diverse group of friends. However, I have a FB friend who happens to be a soror and her behavior and comments over the past few months have made me ashamed to call her a Delta. If I did not know what a stellar woman she is OUTSIDE of politics, I would be appalled. I just think it is important to remember that each person arrives at the same point in life with different sets of baggage. I know her story so I understand some of the vitrol in her comments, however, I did message her and tell her she needs to do better and be better because she is a better and stronger person than that. Remember, perspective is often reality for that person.

Exiled!

November 7th, 2012
4:29 pm

Disco..yeah thats what they also had..Civics

Leggs

November 7th, 2012
4:30 pm

Six Feet sounds good.

I’m out!

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
4:31 pm

C~ Neither will gloating… IJS

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
4:33 pm

Celebrating or gloating? Either way, to each his own. Still not a cause for being rude. IJS!

Night

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
4:34 pm

C~ Curious. At what point was I rude? Please enlighten me…

disco

November 7th, 2012
4:37 pm

lol. and I think of the little full house girl (Stephanie I think) who used to always say “how rude”.

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
4:37 pm

3:07, 3:47, 4:03

Obama44th

November 7th, 2012
4:38 pm

Aww…..is someone a little upset? Do you want to take your ball and go home? It’s going to be ok, deal with it buddy!! LOL……..

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
4:38 pm

I’m out for real…toodles!!

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
4:39 pm

Obama – You’re hiding to say that? Ummm, lol and okay. Talk to me when you come out of hiding.

Later

SlimNu: Life always happens

November 7th, 2012
4:42 pm

What day is this shindig going on?

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
4:43 pm

I’m not in hiding. I was back re-reading. My 3:47 was in response to something S/H commented on. And, ummm, yeah, if you are saying that anyone should die because they don’t agree with you politically, you are a judgemental pr!ck. That’s not rude it’s true. If you put the shoe on the other foot, you would be calling for someone’s blood.

My 4:03 is not rude. It’s true. Did your life end when G.W. was president? Obviously not because you’re still here. Did your life end when Clinton was president? Again, obvious answer. There is nothing rude in the comment. I am tired of hearing from BOTH sides about the political issues. Did you know who you were voting for in January? I bet if I polled everyone on this site they did. I know I did. Therefore, why talk about it? Be about it. Just because I disagree with your opinion doesn’t make me rude.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
4:45 pm

Slim~ Saturday night. 8:30 at 6 Feet Under to start and then the Flame after that.

MsAtl

November 7th, 2012
4:46 pm

Common- I agree that a lot of it is perception, however some things do not require an preceiving or thought at all. I consider myself pretty open-minded. As a matter of fact, my kids know that they are free to vote for whomever they want, just vote. I do not hold anyone’s political beliefs against them as long as you can be respectful and not hold mine against me. I actually do not tell many people who I voted for or share my political beliefs because I want people to judge me on my own merit. I also do not automatically assume that all Blacks voted for Obama or vice versa. Politics, while interesting, can be just plain ugly.

Bluzgirl

November 7th, 2012
4:46 pm

S T R E T C H ! ! ! !

disco

November 7th, 2012
4:47 pm

CC – that deserves and “alright” and a neck roll (hard to the left)

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
4:47 pm

Comon – My 4:39 was for the person that took a cowardice jab at me. That’s who I was talking to with the hiding remark.

Exiled!

November 7th, 2012
4:48 pm

Common, if u like football or politics and u lose, u get upset and maybe sore..it happens, shruggs

U aint a sore loser are u?

Coz folks talk, u know that..if u win,talk even better…thats hy Mike and Mike is highly rated…All talk

So we gon ride this Obama donkey for a while..sorry.

Exiled!

November 7th, 2012
4:49 pm

why

Celisea.....smoooooove riding

November 7th, 2012
4:50 pm

Actually, I know who it is and I think it’s funny. Living well is all I can give you back Catch my glow??

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

November 7th, 2012
4:55 pm

I’m out,too….HOLLA!!

MsAtl

November 7th, 2012
4:56 pm

Have a great evening all! I’m out.

Comon ¢

November 7th, 2012
5:04 pm

Not a sore loser Ex. I just feel that sometimes people can go to far with things. (On both sides) Realistically, my airline stock didn’t just go up because a lot of Romney supporters hopped last minute flights out of the country. Similarly, my pay did not go up at work because we have a black president and I’m black. At the end of the day, money is the bottom line and if it ain’t making me money I would prefer to move on to other subjects for my “leisure” conversations.

Exiled!

November 7th, 2012
5:18 pm

politics is my leisure sport common…not football..

so..i think its a personal choice really…

I think if u admit to urself,not to me, that ur guy got a beat down..u be aiiight!

we gon pass out an electroal vote plate jus so we can donate back some non essential electoral votes to him..NH,IA.,Vermont…since we gon banh Florida again…

Good nite Coomon.and ehhhhh.

FORWARD!

Millionaire1

November 7th, 2012
5:28 pm

I can attest to what another blogger said, if you serve God, it doesnt. matter who is in the Whitehouse. Although it helps to have the President Elect in there