Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I've had enough of this election cycle ("call your doctor if you have an election lasting more than 12 months").  I'm up in the cool climes of Exton, Pennsylvania, for a few days of job-related field work, getting away from it all.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Even though it's inevitable that Trump will lose the national election, there's even a possibility that he will lose red-state Georgia.  Georgia hasn't selected a Democratic Presidential candidate since Bill Clinton in 1992 (then quickly switched back to Bob Dole in '96), but the latest polling here has Trump up by a mere 2.5% over Clinton (48.3%-45.8%).  They were dead even for a couple of weeks back in August, and as Trump's campaign self destructs, Clinton may climb back up again.

Friday, October 21, 2016

We Get The Wider View

Money doesn't buy happiness.  Donald Trump looks to me like the most miserable person in the whole wide world.  Would anyone really want to trade places with him?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

We Get A Ride

Why, then, am I losing my equanimity and criticizing one presidential candidate so severely, while giving the other a free pass?  Why am I showing preference for one thing over the other, and not just accepting what is for what it is?

Because, if Trump were to be elected, which is looking pretty unlikely now, but if he were and years from now someone were to ask me what I had done to try and stop it from happening, and then asks why I didn't use this public forum to alert whomever I could about the clear and present danger, what would I say if I don't speak out now? What could I say?  As a matter of fact, I might not be permitted to say. . . 

But Trump won't win.  One of the world's biggest bookies, Ireland's Paddy Power, is so sure that Hillary Clinton will win next month's U.S. presidential contest that it has already begun to pay out more than $1 million to people with bets on its books in favor of Clinton. 

As asteroid passes closely but avoids hitting the earth.  The San Andreas fault and the Cascadia subduction zone hold off for another day.  The sun doesn't explode and go all red giant on us.  Trump isn't elected president.  We gave praise for these small miracles and express gratitude for the avoidance of disasters.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

To all my Republican friends and readers:  Trump is right.  This election is completely rigged and there's not a thing you can do about it.  Your vote is meaningless. You might as well just say home on Election Day and not even bother casting a vote.  Don't vote for the President, don't vote for Congress, don't even vote for as much as the Dogcatcher - maybe a complete and total boycott of the polls will send a message to the corrupt system.  But if you do insist on voting, be sure to show up on November 28 and cast your ballot.

To all my Democratic friends and readers:  Hee, hee, hee!  Shhhh!

Monday, October 17, 2016

We Get Florida

According to the Tampa Bay Times, around 200 people walked out of Amy Schumer's Tampa show on Sunday night when she called Donald Trump a “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”  

Schumer was met with loud booing about halfway through the show when her routine switched from her trademark self-deprecating sex jokes to more topical matters, including gun control and the upcoming presidential election.  "Stay the hell out of Florida," an angry audience member yelled.

Really, folks? You couldn't have guessed Amy Schumer's political position before the show? You never saw her act on television?  Amy Schumer, the distant cousin to Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer?  The survivor herself of sexual abuse? You didn't think she'd take a swipe, like just about every other comedian these days, at The Donald?

Or were you just waiting for the opportunity to display your fake outrage, and walk out, flash-mob style, in a choreographed protest?

Good gracious, how is this nation of ours going to pull itself back together after all of this?