Tuesday, June 28, 2016

When someone overshares:

"This has been fascinating. You know, a journal is a great, great place for private thoughts."

Stolen from the "Lady Dynamite" series (Netflix)

Friday, June 17, 2016

the answer is bribes.

the answer is bribes. Bribery. It's about bribery and nothing else. also money. and bribes. It's that simple. lawmakers love money, and so do gun manufacturers. money is awesome, you guys!  so bribes. pretty simple. it's that simple. bribes. ask yourself why you never hear the word "bribe" in the news. bribes are legal now, so why not bribe? because bribes. a lot of that bribe money gets funneled to media outlets, so bribes. you never hear the word bribes because bribes. bribes bribes, bribes. Bribety bribe Bribey-McBribeface bribe bribe.

Bribes.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

My Unsolicited Political Opinion

Donald Trump is not the problem. True, he's terrible and unqualified, but he is not the real problem.  

The real problem: there are too many people in a "first world" industrialized nation willing to make Donald Trump the candidate for a major political party.  

It would be, in a sane world, a surprise to find five thinking adults in any county with the opinion that Mr. Trump should be POTUS, but it seems as though this is not a sane world.

This phenomenon is not unique. There are Trump-adjacent leaders "winning" in other countries: bigots, xenophobes, non-thinking showmen who feed on the worst aspects of nervous people.  

There are enough people in this nation to possibly make Donald Trump our next President.

That's the problem.  

Donald Trump is a symptom of something far more sinister.

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That said, Secretary Clinton is not the answer.

As she will probably be the only other choice on the ballot, she'll have to do, but she is not helping.

Any thinking person, even someone bitter about not having any other choice, should vote for Secretary Clinton if for no other reason than to avoid allowing Mr. Trump into the White House.  

Hillary Clinton represents the status quo: a government that only caters to influential special interests. She seems to be bribed up to her eyeballs. She has been in the system far too long; she is very comfortable with how the gears are greased with favors and money. But she'll have to do. Anything to keep Donald Trump out of the White House, right?

People in the general population feel increasingly ignored in a country run on bribery and cronyism.  
That's the problem.

That's the problem.  

Secretary Clinton, while obviously qualified, is part of the problem that makes a candidate like Mr. Trump possible.  

She represents the system that spawned Donald Trump.

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