Father, Forgive Them. For They Know Not What They Do.


I’m stunned. Shocked. Staring in disbelief.

On behalf of those around the world who, for whatever reason, may look to the United States as a beacon of hope or an example to follow, I hope you’ll please forgive the Americans who are filled with such hatred for women, minorities, and the downtrodden. Filled with insecurities, no self esteem and bigoted views of a narrow world. Americans who feel that it’s OK for the government to rule a woman’s body and OK for a group of mostly middle aged white men to say what’s right and what’s wrong.

God help us all. Pray for us.

Please. Forgive them. For they truly know not what they’ve done.

The Dad Peep and I will no longer have health insurance. Our savings will be gone, such as it is. Social Security will no longer exist.

They know not what they’ve done. And I’m ashamed. Sick. Shocked.

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Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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21 Responses to Father, Forgive Them. For They Know Not What They Do.

  1. rjkeyedup says:

    Peeptress I was thinking of you as I walked Ozzy & Callie this am…. I am so frightened for this world, this country, and especially the young people just having children.
    I guess prayer is all we have left to hold onto, and our doggies, and each other.

  2. Perfectly stated. I am so sorry about your medical insurance. I had forgotten about Social security….I turn 62 next October, looks like I am screwed. ((((hugs))))

  3. Two French Bulldogs says:

    Well said
    Lily & Edward

  4. WestScott says:

    I agree with everything you said, Peepstress!

    I am sick and tired. Sick over what has happened, and tired because I was up far too late watching in horror as the events unfolded – it was like being riveted to watching a national disaster as it’s taking place. It was only when reality sunk in that the outcome could only turn out one way that I finally turned everything off knowing what the headlines would be in the morning. The majority of the people who voted for Trump are narrow-minded and don’t understand the issues and don’t realize that this man has only ever done things that benefitted himself because he doesn’t care about other people, and I don’t see that changing. But this is who the Honey Boo Booers see as their hero (and whose views couldn’t be more opposed to mine). So the markets are down, which affects the 401(k)s, which means retirement continues to look more like a dream than ever becoming a reality, and I don’t want to think about the possibility of no Social Security as I get closer to being eligible.

    That all being said, at least we have our wonderful dogs who we love with all our hearts, and who love us and bring us such joy, and that won’t change. How fortunate are they that they don’t need to deal with any of this. As for us people, we need to pull together, deal with this, and move forward to make as many positive changes as we can because “it is what it is” (unfortunately).

  5. Rufusmom says:

    You have health insurance? Wow! I’ve been having to pay a couple of hundred dollars a month for the last several years for the privilege of carrying a card around that is absolutely worthless. It has such a huge deductible. And that means I don’t have the money to go to the doctor because I have to pay the premium for the privilege of carrying a card around. Somehow that’s neither affordable or health care to me.

  6. Edgar's mum says:

    We are heartbroken, horrified, sick and ashamed over here. I knew our vote wouldn’t count for much in Nebraska, but I had high hopes that reason would triumph in other places. I feel like I woke up in a vastly different world that the one in which I thought I lived in. Trying hard to move beyond the deep feelings of grief and sadness; tap into my inner Scottie and do my best to fight for my country and the rights of my loved ones.

    Edgar’s mum

  7. lauramarec says:

    I am so depressed, I do not know what to say or do. I feel so betrayed and scared for the world. I’ve never been so low. I am reminding myself to TRUST in God because HE is in command. It is all a mystery, but all I can do now is hold on to my trust in God! Please God, HELP US not to continue the Hatred!

  8. bentley2 says:

    Thank you for stating what my mom feels.

  9. Nessa Noodledog says:

    In Nevada, we elected 2 new congress people, both democrats, and a democratic senator. A democrat congress woman was re elected as was a republican. That gives me some hope that the congress and senate will be able to contain the madness and protect us. Our other Senator is s Republican. I haven’t looked at the other states, maybe they also showed some sense
    Nessa Noodledogs Mom

  10. Becky says:

    And then it turns out she won the popular vote! That means that people tried to do the right thing. Thank you for saying what I’m feeling so well. It is a scary time.

  11. theguster says:

    I find it very sad to read the comments made here today regarding the election. People described themselves as feeling frightened, sick, heartbroken, horrified, ashamed, grieved and sad. The fact is there is only one winner and one loser in an election, and considering the concession speech given today by the nation’s first elected female candidate, I thought the essence of her speech was touching, humbling and magnanimous.

    From thanking her entire campaign for all their efforts and describing the pride she felt throughout her journey, she also told us about the phone call to the new president-elect to congratulate him and an offer to work with him on behalf of our country, and that she hopes that he will be a successful president for all Americans… she went on to say that we owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.

    I take my hat off to her for the grace and acceptance she displayed as she spoke. It had to be difficult for her. Perhaps I am the only one who feels The Scottie Chronicles, which I’ve enjoyed being a part of for so long, is just not the place to vent our political feelings, but rather a fun place to share the love of our special breed.

    McDuff & Mom

    • WestScott says:

      Hi Guster. I fully agree with the majority of what you so eloquently said, especially the part about having open minds and giving the President-elect the chance to lead. This is our process and one of many things that makes our country the best – we need to get past our differences and work together so we can move forward. Unfortunately, decisions made and implemented by elected officials don’t always work out in favor of every voter, so it’s just nice to be able to share thoughts, even if not everyone agrees with them. Tomorrow is always a new day for a fresh start! To quote our Scotties on all of this: “ArroOOOO!!!!”

  12. We’re so upset. My momma literally threw up when the results were coming in, it made her feel that sick.

  13. corkscot says:

    I’m wearing black and have lit a Memorial candle for the nation. Florida has screwed up for a change. Those that voted for a third party candidate have assured another Ralph Nader vote and we are stuck with someone that is 10 times worse than Bush(at least he owned a Scottie.)To have a narrow minded vacillating person as President will not help us in the world.

  14. Could not have said it better myself. Ma couldn’t sleep last night, thinking of all the ramifications. The Supreme Court for one. Literally made Ma physically ill. I didn’t think there was so much hate in this country. it saddens me to no end. It’s not so much that Clinton lost, it’s that HE won. Anybody but him.
    Ruby ♥

  15. Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him. Book of Daniel chapter 2: 20 – 22

    This gives me comfort that I wanted to share. Sometimes things look so bleak and unfair and I remember Its in Gods time.

    And our beloved doggies, cats, parrots, piglets and all those creatures great and small are a gift to help us make life more bearable.

    • lauramarec says:

      Thank you, Elizabeth, for your beautiful reminder that it is in God’s hands, and He has plans that we do not understand, but He will make sure that Good prevails!
      I agree with what everyone has said here so far. I am asking God for the strength to stay positive. Knowing that God will deliver us from evil and that He is in control is what I must remember always! I keep thinking of the great example Job is to us!

  16. Also in Arizona Joe Arpaio is no longer our sherif

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