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I found the following in my draft folder after logging onto my blog after a long absence. Reading this and knowing HOW much more has been said and tweeted since I initially started this post.

Literal chest pains.


I am female.

“My favorite part [of ‘Pulp Fiction’] is when Sam has his gun out in the diner and he tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: ‘Bitch be cool.’ I love those lines.” — TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, 2005

I am a mother who breastfed.

@CNN & @CNNPolitics did not say that lawyer Beck lost the case and I got legal fees. Also, she wanted to breast pump in front of me at dep.
8:28 AM – 29 Jul 2015 · Manhattan, NY, United States
I have a daughter.
“Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father . . .” – Rolling Stone 2015 article:  Trump Seriously: On the Trail With the GOP’s Tough Guy
I have friends (and family) who are veterans.

At the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa : “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

I have friends who are (as my family once were) immigrants.

“The 14th Amendment says very, very clearly to a lot of great legal scholars that it is wrong. It can be corrected with an act of Congress, but probably doesn’t even need that. A woman gets pregnant. She’s nine months, she walks across the border, she has the baby in the United States, and we take care of the baby for 85 years? I don’t think so. Mexico–and almost every other country anywhere in the world–doesn’t have that. We’re the only ones dumb enough, stupid enough to have it. And this is not just with respect to Mexico–people are coming from Asia to have babies here, and all of a sudden, we have to take care of the babies for the life of the baby. The 14th Amendment [should] go through the Supreme Court, but there are a lot of great legal scholars that say that is not correct.” – 2015 Two-Tier GOP Debate on CNN

I am, and have friends and family who are, LGBTQ.

During a November 2013 interview on MSNBC, “I think I’m evolving, and I think I’m a very fair person, but I have been for traditional marriage. I am for traditional marriage, I am for a marriage between a man and a woman.”

I am a pacifist.

“I would bring back waterboarding and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.” – Republican Presidential Debate, ABC News 2016

Our world is literally melting is a scientific fact, not a matter of opinion.

I have friends and family who are not white.

“I have people that have been studying [Obama’s birth certificate] and they cannot believe what they’re finding… I would like to have him show his birth certificate, and can I be honest with you, I hope he can. Because if he can’t, if he can’t, if he wasn’t born in this country, which is a real possibility…then he has pulled one of the great cons in the history of politics.” – April 7, 2011, on NBC’s “Today” show

I am the daughter of an unwed technically teen (19) mother.

“Teenage mothers [shouldn’t] get public assistance unless they jump through some pretty small hoops. Making them live in group homes makes sense.” – The America We Deserve, by Donald Trump, p.107-8 , Jul 2, 2000

I have struggled with my weight.

“You’re not eating Oreos anymore. No more Oreos.” —Donald Trump to Gov. Chris Christie during a speech at a campaign fundraiser in New Jersey

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