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Just because you might be unhappy with who won, doesn’t mean that things won’t get better. Even if Obama doesn’t do anything in 4 years, we will be voting again. You have a right to your opinion, but that does NOT mean you should use it to bash and call everyone idiotic who doesn’t agree with your views.

There are hundreds of comments where it is as if the people who are arguing wait to see what people respond with so they can continue to argue. Do you really have NOTHING else to do? Are you really so high up on your throne that you aim to watch them squirm?

You have reasons for what you believe, and so do they. Arguing with people to the point where you bring in unrelated topics won’t get them to change their minds anymore than theirs are changing yours.

I know some people who said Yes to the marriage amendment in Minnesota and comments started blaming their college and mentioning swastikas. Some had pictures, and then commenters started talking about the person’s hair and how he would never get a girlfriend…What??? What does his hair have to do with the topic? And how the hell does the time of HITLER even come CLOSE to this? If you voted No, fine. Vote No. You have your reasons, so do they, even if you think they are stupid.

You are acting childish if you are going to piss and moan over FACEBOOK and on posts. You want to put up a decent argument? Then meet people face to face and have a DISCUSSION over coffee. Yelling at each other just gets people more pissed, and howling at the moon is not healthy of you either.

If you are going to add to the argument, also make sure your FACTS are right. If you want to say that something is or isn’t in the Bible, then make sure you can give a Bible verse or make sure it isn’t in there, otherwise YOU are the one who looks like an idiot because YOU don’t know what you are talking about.

I, for one, am going to spend my time in my dorm today listening to my music and doing homework because the election is OVER. So let’s leave it at that–OVER.

It doesn’t matter what anyone says now. What’s done is done, so go back to your regular routines, talk to people about things that AREN’T about politics, even if they were people who disagreed with you. Politics and religion tear people apart, and it’s not right.

Don’t let this election get in the way of people you love. DO NOT JUDGE THEM, even if they are judging you. You are only bringing yourself down to their level.

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I.

Drifting in a boat in Minnesota
the lake line buries under a thread of light.
Squinting through pines
it spans the fragile morning,
tips of waves like stars.

II.

Light lifts like an infant from a crib
as we tread through open air
ripples blooming behind the boat.
Loons trill secrets through silence
their shadows casting a spotlight.

III.

It is peaceful to silence the motor
and gaze into light’s eye
the lake steady as a paintbrush
till the first bite drags the bobber to its depths.

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No one prays about weather as much as Minnesotans do. We live in the land of unpredictability 24/7. You can’t plan ahead anything outdoors without hoping it doesn’t decide to rain or blow everyone away. The weather men aren’t right enough to trust them, yet they are all you’ve got.

Winter usually means the hope of a snow day for schools and the switch of complaining it’s too hot, to being too cold. We had the warmest winter ever(most of us didn’t even call that winter since it only got in the negative degrees once) and people were still complaining that it was cold at 40 degrees. Are you kidding me? That is a blessing of the ages, and still they are unsatisfied. Move to California, cause it ain’t gettin any better folks.

Personally, this is one of my favorite places in the world. I love to travel, but I always come back here. There is nothing more peaceful to me than driving through those familiar one-laned country hills, passing farms with grazing cattle and wives hanging clothes on the line; fishing with my dad by the shore of a lake; and laying in the cool grass after a long day of baling hay.

I’ve realized today how facinated I am with the wind. We never see it like the rain. We only know it’s there because of the branches wobbling like a baby’s arms. We feel it like a soft blanket on our cheeks and hear its presence…but we are blind to its face.

We are as blind to people as we are the wind. We see with eyes of assumption, not of knowledge. We see what we have experience with, not of what we know. Even those we know and love keep secrets as hidden as the wind. The day we start paying attention is the day our sight changes forever.

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