Pep Talk

Yes, We Did

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Your DGB for today is to come up for air and pat yourself on the back.

Don’t let anyone tell you there was no Blue Wave yesterday. We had high expectations for these midterm elections, and yes, our boyfriend Beto lost. However, in NO WAY does that equal failure.

Not only did we take the House of Representatives, but we can celebrate many historic firsts this week.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/07/us/politics/how-democrats-took-the-house.html

In Colorado, Jared Polis became the nation’s first openly gay governor.

In New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at 29.

The first Muslim women ever elected to Congress are Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Imagine Mike Pence swearing them in.

Connecticut and Massachusetts elected their first Black congresswomen in Jahana Hayes and Ayanna Pressley, respectively.

Maine and South Dakota both elected their first female governors: Janet Mills and Kristi Noem.

Texas’ first Latinx congresswomen are Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia.

The first Native congresswomen in the US will be Sharice Davids of Kansas (who is also gay) and Deb Haaland of New Mexico.

Tennessee’s first woman senator is Marsha Blackburn. Meh.

The first women ever elected to the House of Representatives in Iowa are Abby Finkenauer and Cindy Axne.

Overall, our nation voted in a record number of women and minorities and representation is ALWAYS something to celebrate. Brag it up.


Things are Fine

Your DGB for today is to make sure you are prepared for the possibility of a nuclear war.

Sometimes we at DGB spend hours getting lost in our daydreams of what the world would currently be like if Hillary Clinton was president. One thing we know for certain is that we wouldn’t be terrified of her starting World War III over Twitter. North Korea has a goddamn nuke ready and Trump and Kim Jong Un are about to start the Battle of the Bad Hair.

Instead of sitting around and waiting for imminent death, we need you guys to suit up and get ready for a post-apocalyptic world. Review our two previous grabs on prepping here and here. We also suggest you take our advice and get some Plan B. Another good suggestion is to label any prescription meds with what they’re for. After you are done doing all this, we suggest watching a cheerful movie and breathing deeply and evenly into a paper bag.

We don’t mean to be all doom and gloom, and there is a good chance that calmer heads will prevail and we won’t enter into a nuclear war. One thing we do know is that nothing is certain and it never hurts to prepare, whether that be for the war to end all wars, or just your run of the mill zombie apocalypse.

 

Fourth of July

Your DGB for today is to keep persisting for the sake of the country.

That’s basically it. It’s the Fourth of July and it’s hard to want to celebrate with You Know Who as our president. It really takes the the wind out of our American Flags, so all we are asking you to do today is to find a way to keep persisting.

Write to your congress members and tell them what what your ideal America looks like. Send a thank you card to any congress member who is fighting the good fight. Attend one of the many rallies or protests across the country today. Check out  our list of other resisters and feel joy that you aren’t fighting this alone. Watch this Samantha Bee / Elizabeth Warren interview to inspire you a bit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeJJrFN5B3Q

If nothing else, fire up the majesty that is Independence Day with Will Smith and bask in the patriotic warmth of watching Americans kick some extraterrestrial ass.