Wednesday, November 09, 2016

...And Galactically Stupid Wins!!!

>> A candidate not endorsed by more than a few members of his own political party.

>> A candidate planning to jail his competition as soon as he gets into the Oval Office
*cough* Idi Amin *cough*

>> A candidate who's denounced large numbers of his own constituents as "rapists" on the grounds that they're Mexican.

>> A candidate who's vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, kicking 22 million of his constituents off their healthcare plans, reinstating the use of the pre-existing condition clause for everyone else and allowing healthcare premiums to go back to skyrocketing by hundreds of dollars per year per person they way they were doing before the ACA passed.  What's he going to replace it with?  He has no plan.

>> A candidate who sat in the courtesy briefing with the sitting president, asking "Why can't we just nuke 'em if we don't like 'em?"

>>A candidate who may very well be in bed with President Vladimir Putin.

>>A candidate endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan.
*cough* David Duke *cough*

>>A candidate who's never even been mayor of Outer Woonsocket, let alone a congressman, Cabinet member or senator.

>> A candidate who flip-flops so much on every position that we have no idea where he stands on any issue -- we aren't even sure he's really a Republican.  

>> A candidate known for his groping, grabbing, sexual harassment, and shitty comments directed at women wherever he can find them, not to mention serial dumping of trophy wives.

>> A candidate who's left a trail of multimillion-dollar bankruptcies behind him wherever he goes.

>> A candidate busted by the U.S. Department of Justice for discriminatory property rentals -- when they looked into it, they found he totally refused to rent to anyone who was African-American.
*cough* Jim Crow *cough*

>> A candidate known to have evaded paying taxes in the past, who totally refused to hand over his recent tax returns for inspection by qualified accountants.
*cough* Spiro Agnew *cough*

Apparently this is what the American people want.

Buckle your seatbelts, everyone -- this is going to be a bumpy ride.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Election 2016 -- Here We Go Again???

Well, this is the tightest race we've had in a while, and I'm frankly expecting a repeat of the 2000 election foofooraw when the hanging chad ruined everyone's lives for a number of weeks -- and in more than a few cases, it wrecked everything for the NEXT EIGHT YEARS.  Donald Trump has announced in advance that if he loses, it'll be because the election was RIGGED and I'm aware of two Trumpettes who have attempted to vote more than once "to make sure my vote counts" and "because the election is rigged."  I fear, frankly, that this is a pretty large section of the Trump voting bloc; they try to undermine the electoral process by voting more than once, and then when they're hauled away in handcuffs they kvetch that they HAVE to because others are rigging the election.  And apparently these same people are TOO DUMB to notice that when they come in to vote, someone carefully crosses their names off a list of registered voters to make sure they CAN'T vote twice. 

I guess someone has to represent the galactically stupid. This year that man is Donald Trump!

And may I add:
With that said, I HATE this part of election day.  I have one of those screens up showing me the LATEST ELECTION RETURNS  and of course it's BLANK.  It will be for HOURS and HOURS.