Open Thread: We Could All Use Some Positivity

I originally wasn’t going to post anything today because I’ve been so stressed from the multiple things in my life crumbling before me: fixing things that have gone wrong, writing essays, an all-nighter, filming scenes, writing poetry and editing photography so I can enter them into a creative arts journal on campus before 11:59 PM tonight, dealing with the fact that I’m bad at Physics and wondering why I took a Physics course, possibly dealing with bronchitis…or at least a very annoying cough, seeing videos like TWO GENDERS? by Jaclyn Glenn (CW: transphobia) pop up on the Internet, the Presidential election, and, of course, dealing with people that need to be told what to do…over…and over…and over…and over again.

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Anybody remember when this President stuff wasn’t like a glorified reality TV show?

I can’t.

CN: I’d list it all, but honestly, it’d be easier to say…Trump.

The first election I was able to vote in was the 2012 presidential elections. I was 18 years old in my Junior year of high school. At that time, Donald Trump teased at a possible run for President, but backed downstarted the birther movement, and other things like threaten to sue Bill Maher who joked about the possibility of Trump being the offspring of his mother and “an orange orangutan.” It was shocking at the time and it seemed like it was all just monkey business (pun intended), but there were plenty of candidates that were just as shocking (at least to me anyway) such as Rick Perry who made the advertisement about wanting to bring Jesus and Christmas back in public schools and comparing it to “gays [who can] serve openly in the military”:

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