Sunday, October 02, 2016

The Election

Good grief! Will it never end? Every day there are pleas for my money for this one, that one, and those folks in other states. $3 here, $1 each for these folks not in my state, $25 for that one. I swear there are ten of these a day. If I donated to all of them, there would be no money for anything else. It started out with giving money to one candidate. Suddenly, the requests proliferated worse than the creeping charlie I call a lawn. Aside: I tried pulling the weed out, but my yard started to unravel like a cheap sweater.

I can't even keep up with the reports of this politician or that politician. I do know that if Trump wins, my life may change drastically. Not right away, but as more and more racists crawl out from under their rocks, eventually someone will decide I'm a bit too dark to be white. Or maybe too light to be black. It depends on who goes on the rampage first. Caramel may turn out to be the wrong color.

My pension may be put at risk. My Social Security will definitely be at risk. Either way, I'll need to a big cardboard box to live in once I lose my house. Then again, maybe I won't have to worry because someone will offend him and he'll push the big red button. And the world will end.

I'm not that fond of Hillary for President, but she's a damn sight better than the alternative. I would have preferred Bernie, but the country conflates socialism with communism so he didn't really have a chance. So Hillary winds up being "our last, best hope." At least, there have been no daily stories of malfeasance popping up. 

How such a narcissistic, sociopathic, douchebag could ever have advanced this far in the race for the White House is beyond my comprehension. Why this man has not been jailed is a testament to the glaring dysfunction of not only the political process but the justice system. The fact that the press devoted so much ink to his antics while ignoring stories of worth is a disgrace. Of course, allowing the news media to be consolidated and owned by so few, ensures that news will only reflect the views of the owners. 

I would propose a new constitutional convention, but it is too late. The fact that the second amendment has been used to justify not only the building of private military grade armories, and the fact that the NRA has absolved itself of any responsibility for encouraging this proliferation, make such a suggestion moot. The new Civil War would end badly for those of us who would dare.

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