Come for the tea. Stay for the shade.
November 7, 2020 by tamaratattles 81 Comments
Come for the tea. Stay for the shade. Not for the easily offended. You're a special snowflake just like everyone else.
Nina Belina says
November 7, 2020 at 3:06 am
Absolutely TT…love this…it’s new dawn, a new day, a new life…and I’m feeling good.
November 7, 2020 at 3:15 am
Yesssss! For the first time since our President Obama had to leave office 😥 I feel HOPE! We can work together to make things right, and God willing, make TRUE and LASTING strides in eradicating systemic racism. We have our work cut out for us, because sadly… it’s everywhere? With starting to get representation in the government that reflects our SOCIETY, instead of a bunch of old white men, we can make some measurable change! Enough is enough… We’re ALL the same and I am sick of seeing people treated differently because of the color of their skin. It’s just WRONG.
November 7, 2020 at 2:40 pm
Yes yes yes a proud and happy day.
Kamala Harris is $ Joe Biden is what we needed.
My soul is singing.
Our nations soul has been saved.
November 7, 2020 at 9:08 am
Now all we need to do is get that orange sitar’s out of the White House without any serious violence. The best quote of the week was Anderson Cooper stating “ The President appears to be an obese turtle laying on his back, flailing in the sun”. Looking at the latest poll numbers, personally, I feel a large weight taken off of me. I know he’s not gonna disappear, but we won’t HAVE to be GASLIGHTED by him anymore!!!!!! 👌✌️🙏🏻🎉🤞🏻🥂🍾🥂🍹🤗
November 7, 2020 at 9:11 am
Deb in SF says
November 7, 2020 at 6:27 pm
Whew! I was wondering what a sitar could have done wrong! LOL
November 7, 2020 at 12:30 pm
Add to Cooper’s description “pooping from both ends!”
November 7, 2020 at 2:43 pm
^^ this. Oh Happy Day❣️
Can only imagine the mess Biden’s WH. team will find.
November 7, 2020 at 11:41 am
November 7, 2020 at 11:49 am
Best morning ever. So glad to be home with my daughters as the happy tears flooded our home and the phone rang with calls of joy!
November 7, 2020 at 11:53 am
November 8, 2020 at 11:41 pm
I am bawling happy tears! This music so speaks to me too!
November 7, 2020 at 12:21 pm
My SO (who is a Trumper) is getting ready to leave for work and when he leaves I will cry tears of joy! A enormous orange weight has been lifted off this country’s shoulders and there is hope again.
Toni Gildea says
November 7, 2020 at 12:37 pm
I feel like I can finally exhale! I’m so fucking relieved….
November 7, 2020 at 12:52 pm
Pop the champagne! The hookah! The fridge! It’s time to party like it’s 2021!!!!
November 7, 2020 at 1:24 pm
Gold Star Comment of the DAY! xo
November 7, 2020 at 1:04 pm
I’ll just be here playing this over and over and over and crying.. Banjo is freaking out.
November 7, 2020 at 1:08 pm
Tell Banjo they are happy tears!! ❤️
November 7, 2020 at 3:59 pm
Maybe he wants you to sing along!
November 7, 2020 at 1:13 pm
I think this is the happiest I’ve been in the past 4 years.
November 7, 2020 at 2:45 pm
Yes Terri the last 4 years weighted me down also. I did realize how much.
November 7, 2020 at 1:14 pm
The whole world will sleep better tonight. Well done.
November 8, 2020 at 4:21 am
Mayor of Paris text,
“Welcome back America”
November 9, 2020 at 12:34 pm
Caught a comment on Twitter about how Ivanka is going to be in for a rude awakening if she ever gets to go back to Paris in the future – they barely tolerated her b/c of her connections to the White House. (That video of her at the G20 is embarrassing and funny at the same time.
November 10, 2020 at 12:11 am
Erica ^^ yes
poor little rich girl.
I’m crying tears of joy, relief…then I see people on TV in NYC dancing in the streets and start laughing as I see someone dancing in a fountain “interpretive” style. The best morning ever. Seeing people rejoice is amazing. Life already feels different, and it feels incredible.
November 7, 2020 at 1:35 pm
I feel like there is hope for us now. It’s just such a bit of relief that we are not going to be the laughing stock of the world anymore soon. We still have his childish tantrums to get through for a couple of much and be assured he will do all he can to fuck the country up and cause more trauma.
But hey, Trump… YOU’RE FIRED! Please collect your staple gun and post it notes and your half eaten box of donuts and GTFO!
November 7, 2020 at 4:01 pm
After you GTFO, GDIAF! With giant orange flames!
November 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Our work is not over, especially in Georgia! Let’s do all we can to elect Jon Ossoff and Ralph Warnock to the Senate, to erase McConnell’s power, even though he won. LET’S GO, GEORGIA!
Nobody Cares says
November 7, 2020 at 7:07 pm
Is it bad that I’m looking forward to his “childish tantrums?”
cherneri caldwell says
November 7, 2020 at 1:33 pm
It’s my birthday and this is the best fucking present ever!!!
November 7, 2020 at 3:12 pm
November 7, 2020 at 4:02 pm
Happy Birthday! I hope next year at this time there will be even more to celebrate!
Babs RS says
November 7, 2020 at 4:12 pm
Happy bday Cherneri! Mine is this coming Monday, and I feel like this is the most amazing gift we have all been given💕
November 7, 2020 at 1:38 pm
I know we should not be taking to the streets in a pandemic. It’s just as bad as when Trumpers do it. But I have to say, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the people taking it to the streets! The huge crowds are going to KILL Trump. Hopefully, literally.
November 7, 2020 at 2:01 pm
Most are in masks at least!
T D says
November 7, 2020 at 3:51 pm
Dancing in the streets. All we need is music is music, sweet music. There ‘s music everywhere.
November 8, 2020 at 5:36 am
November 7, 2020 at 2:59 pm
Today I saw a puppy playing in the grass. He was running, jumping, doing somersaults, chasing scurrying leaves, chasing butterflies….such joy in the sunlight under a deep blue sky. Yes, little puppy. Yes, we know….
November 7, 2020 at 9:22 pm
November 7, 2020 at 3:10 pm
edited to add a new song! SUCH A HAPPY DAY!
Perfect. The song and video are everything. Should be the official mood, if there is such a thing. The pandemic threat still looms, but yet, the hope for a new day can’t be contained. It’s the best of US.
November 7, 2020 at 4:46 pm
I’m having a Martha and the Vandellas moment please feel free to join me.
November 7, 2020 at 3:38 pm
The crowd doing The Cha Cha slide in NYC is everything! I love seeing people of different ages and races come together in happiness. THAT is America.
November 7, 2020 at 5:43 pm
I loved that! I’m so happy!
Lisa Nicholson says
November 8, 2020 at 7:42 pm
So so happy for you US of A ! Now if we can get this pandemic under control I will hopefully get to see randy rainbow on Broadway ! One can dream from Oz xx
November 7, 2020 at 3:50 pm
For the 1st time in a long, long time I feel like there’s hope and hope is a very powerful thing!
November 7, 2020 at 3:54 pm
Oh and Na Na Na Hey Hey GOODBYE!
November 7, 2020 at 3:55 pm
I hope photographers are out to catch the personal slices of celebration in the crowds . “V-J Day in Times Square”.
November 7, 2020 at 4:19 pm
No more Ivanka trying to fit in with world leaders!!!! Not sure I can put the link here…..but it was stomach turning
November 7, 2020 at 4:22 pm
Just google “ivanka trump snubbed at G20”
November 7, 2020 at 4:24 pm
It feels like I – and my country – are experiencing a universal, cool, fresh, reinvigorating emotional cleanse. Unlike the last four years of unwanted, intermittent, explosive threatening gastric colonics. Hallelujah to hard work and patience!
November 7, 2020 at 4:32 pm
I am so happy, ecstatic and joyous when I woke up this morning! First time commenter but long time lurker from Australia. US is our 2nd home we visit every year so it really saddened us the last 3 years. But now we are happy and hopeful that people can come together and heal and we can see our friends and family again.
Keep it moving says
November 7, 2020 at 9:37 pm
Let us use some science on the COVID and then come on over, please!
November 7, 2020 at 4:41 pm
This is the best day I’ve had in soooo long!! And soooo fucking long to the worst president in history!
Yes we can agree to disagree on pizza toppings but we cannot when it comes to racism!! The American people spoke up and won’t have this shit!!!! Yassss!! Bottles are poppin over here!!l
November 7, 2020 at 5:15 pm
November 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm
What a lovely way to wake up… bestie sent me a screen shot this morning of the announcement.
I LOVE that Fox was the first to call it. And that they did it when he was on the golf course (what a gift to the residential staff.)
I’ve cried several times today. Got very teary reading Martin Luther King III’s tweet regarding how much Kamala Harris’ being vice president means to little black girls like his daughter. That they can aspire to anything.
Then MSNBC showed that clip of Joe Biden hugging that young man who lost his father in the Parkland. Tears again.
Now I’m feeling Jimmy Cliff singing from the mountain top.
November 8, 2020 at 12:40 am
I be thinking of Jimmy Cliff singing The Harder They Come as the Orange Demon leaves the White House! Only 9 weeks to go!
November 7, 2020 at 6:01 pm
Such a wonderful day! I can’t believe the sense of relief I feel. It’s been a long, sad 4 years. We have a lot of hardship to overcome. But thank goodness we have a real leader to do it. And our first woman VP!! A woman of color!! So many reasons to be celebrating today.
November 7, 2020 at 6:26 pm
I am just thrilled for all of the lovely American friends I’ve met here and during my time in the States. I have been worried sick for all of you, watching things fall apart.
The street parties are reminiscent of the end of WWII. I wonder how many election babies will be conceived tonight?
Congratulations friends, you did it!
November 7, 2020 at 7:34 pm
Yes, reminiscent of the end of WWII, The Berlin Wall. I am so happy for the USA, as a Canadian living in the UK.
November 7, 2020 at 9:11 pm
The first speech! I forgot what it was like feel so many positive emotions at once.
November 7, 2020 at 10:02 pm
Y’all please follow me on Twitter. I am there with my Tweeps. REJOICING. @tamaratattles
November 7, 2020 at 10:07 pm
What a wonderful feeling!
I’m so hopeful and my faith in my neighbors has been somewhat restored!
Great songs!! xo
November 7, 2020 at 10:49 pm
Youngest great-granddaughter (7) was watching the celebration with my daughter tonight. When Biden came out she said, “You can tell that’s not Trump. He’s wearing a mask.”
November 8, 2020 at 12:45 am
When Biden walked on stage tonight wearing his mask, I had a series of flashbacks of some of the times Trump mocked Biden for that — Memorial Day, as Trump mingled with veterans UNMASKED; the debate when Trump was saying “Every time I see him, he’s wearing the biggest, like HUGE mask” come to mind…
As more of Trump’s White House familiars have tested positive.
November 8, 2020 at 1:00 am
Oh the whitehouse is covered in Covid again.
November 8, 2020 at 12:50 am
I think the biggest comeuppance for Trump would be if Twitter closed his account the day he leaves office. Like a kid who gets their crayons confiscated for writing on the walls.
It’s going to be interesting to hear what some of his fellow Republican (I use “fellow” loosely, because Trump is not a true Republican) associates REALLY THOUGHT of him and his chicanery.
November 8, 2020 at 1:02 am
That would be fantasitic.
November 8, 2020 at 1:04 am
I think Mitt Romney is a good example of what a Republican thinks of Trump. The fact Trump was the GOP nominee in 2016 is a stain on the party. Like, really? The best you could offer?
November 8, 2020 at 12:36 pm
How charmed I was at last night speeches.
As I read, not many conservative folks have chimed in – I’m a proud Independent, have voted both ways since 1988.
Because of the grief of my husbands early Pre Covid passing – I didn’t get involved, hell waking up on days I was able to sleep … feeding my 4 pups was much all I could do.
On another thread I mentioned I didn’t vote, grief took over my civic responsibility to register in a new town & hell I was just hopeful others can pick up the slack. I had already started self isolation before it was asked.
1- If we can vote early, we should count early. The delay was/is embarrassing.
2- Glad to see dogs back in the White House. This may sound stupid/reckless/dumb – but my mom told me never trust someone who doesn’t like a dog. It’s been my gauge of character for 30+ years.
Am very hopeful, I know many around me are upset – very conservative, but I know my husband is giggling somewhere. He was conservative, with a healthy liberal Position on social issues. He walked his sister down the aisle to marry her wife & he quipped, it was his proudest moment.
To those reading, not all conservatives are evil – think new administration will succeed if inclusion is met.
Again hopeful, and as a woman – Kamala looked presidential last night.
November 8, 2020 at 1:03 pm
I am very sorry for your loss. That’s a difficult thing to overcome. I agree that Republicans/Conservatives are not evil. I do no think that Donald Trump was representative of a great majority of conservatives. He appeals to the far right fringe loonies. We have a bi-partisan system. You get to support one or the other. I have friends and family who are moderate Republicans who switched, because they just could not, in good conscience, align themselves with his demented ideas of what America was supposed to be. The rest stayed true to the party because they are loyal like that.
I think the picture of America, right now, is mostly moderate on both sides. Now that Trump is gone, we will NEVER venture to the fringes of the far right again. We may, eventually, find ourselves heading towards far left, but it will take awhile to get there. In some ways, we have Trump to thank for resetting and redefining our politics. The right will now be what was once the middle as the scale progresses, ever so slowly, to the left of left.
I have loved ones in the conservative zone who are hurting with this loss. I hurt for them. They lost, but they are still human, and I love them. I wish for the new leadership to be better than the old one. I hope they demonstrate compassion where the old one did not. It is the difference between the two parties and I’d like to see that it in motion. I want us all to huddle under extended arm of Joe Biden. I hope my conservative friends and family will be smart enough to come in from the rain. 💙
November 8, 2020 at 2:48 pm
Thank you Dizzy, it has truly sucked.
Navigating a new life as a 51yr old widow during a pandemic is daunting. 25yrs with your best mate & during election season which he loved … well will / have to adjust.
I come from NYC, Jewish/Italian Roman Catholic….I’ve got personal guilt built in, lol/ But raised in a Democratic family.
My husbands family, true Red Texans, devote Christians. Could never get on board/some yes, with Trumps language.
Along with some friends, they were not disturbed by his speech.
I did get it, worked my whole life in a male dominated arena.
Was use to naughtiness, Something young woman now …. might not have to deal with. But all my 5ft 110lb self, knew how to knock a dick in the dirt – with language, as an ex federal agent , then went into tech dominated world, …., I never though I couldn’t.
Irony was not lost on me, with my husbands family members, who were in favor of Trump – but got upset , by my sailor mouth over the years. My Sicilian father used the F WORD, as a noun, verb, pronoun…what have you.
My husband and I were a childless couple, we chose as partners to thrive in our endeavors & travel – experience ….. I know, in my heart he is happy.
He is happy his sister and others can love who they want. Without the fringe saying differently.
He’d also , as we come from military families – not disrespect , those who when needed to call For help show up.
So puppies & wine for me today, , Jewish/Italian woman from Texas….best my wishes for our future, …
November 8, 2020 at 6:50 pm
FWIW, i envy the fact that you had a husband for 25 years. We don’t all get that. And I am exceeding sorry for you loss.
November 8, 2020 at 9:45 pm
LuluC i just wanted to say I am so very sorry for your loss and what must be such a tough time for you. You will be in my thoughts <3
November 9, 2020 at 4:52 am
same. I am profoundly sad for LuluC..
November 9, 2020 at 10:29 am
Wow, thank you & Riley. You kinda made me cry & I don’t do that.
I keep my grief private, was actually shocked I spoke about my loss – maybe because your site provides an open place to share.
I was very lucky, but I am am still trapped in trauma – as I was the one who found the love of my life, heart attack in his sleep.
But a site like yours & Netflix has been my babysitter, an escape.
So thank you,
November 10, 2020 at 2:37 am
I stopped, backed up, and reread at least three times. I appreciate that you shared. I find your post inspiring and super kick ass strong. Thank you.
November 10, 2020 at 8:16 pm
You made me smile, I appreciate strangers more these days…xo
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