8.11.16

Morbid Curiosity

  So here it is, November 8, 2016.  Today is the day that we will probably look back on as the day that the end of the world began.  Regardless of who wins the U.S. Presidential election today, it's gonna be a disaster over the next 4 years both politically and economically.  The only upside to this, is as a friend of mine pointed out, is that Saturday Night Live is going to be AWESOME for the next 4 years.  Because the White House will be giving them great material to saterize....is that even a word??

  So I've ruffled a LOT of feathers this election year because I have flat out refused to exercise my right to vote.  There was no lesser of the 2 evils this election.  One is lying, criminal, who is fine with aborting babies up to 36 weeks of gestation. My oldest was born at 36 weeks....She was 7 lbs, 6.2 oz and 21 inches long.  NO problems at all.  The other is a loud mouthed buffoon who has been involved in more law suits that any normal person or corporation should be.  He's declared bankruptcy at least once.  So how exactly does he think HE is the best person to fix the budget?

  But besides the obvious character defects of both candidates, NEITHER of them gave any kind of clear, precise plan of what they want to do to turn things around for the better in the U.S.  All they did was sling mud back and forth.  Which, yes, that's normal during a political race.  But this year all that was said was about how bad the other candidate was.

  A LOT of people my age (Gen X'ers) decided not to vote this year, because, well.....look at the choices.  I didn't like McCain/Palin, but they were better than Trump.  Heck, Obama was a better candidate than Hillary.

  It looks like Hillary will be the next president, and incidentally the first female president.  This is not a great day for females.  Merkel has made a mess of Germany, and the U.K.'s new female leader, I forget her name, isn't doing so hot either.  I'm not saying women can't lead and do a great job, it just seems as if we haven't found the right woman to lead.    We haven't found the right man yet either.....well we did, we 'they' killed him.

  So as much as I hate this election year, and I kept the $3 it would've cost me to mail in my overseas ballot, I'm tuning in to the news to see the outcome of this spectacular train wreck.  I can't help it.  Neither can anyone else....It's like passing a horrific accident, where you know you're going to see a decapitated body, blood and gore, and you know you shouldn't look, but you do anyway, because, well.....Morbid Curiosity.

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