No Bitching

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In the next four years, a lot of things are going to happen and I want you to remember the choice you make on Tuesday.

I want you to know if you vote for Hillary Clinton, you are voting for the establishment. You are voting for social programs. You are voting for, if not corruption, the air of corruption. You are voting for a woman’s right to choose. You are voting for the backroom deal. For pay to play. For someone who is really, really good at being a politician. Your vote is counting towards a person who doesn’t understand or thinks she is above the law when it comes to protecting information. For someone who may still go down for something in this email scandal. You are also voting for the status quo, and while there are some things that are really bad, overall our country is splendid.

I want you to know that if you vote for Donald Trump, you are voting for bigotry and rape culture. You are casting a vote for someone who belittles the less fortunate. A man who maybe sexually assaulted kid. A man who did sexually assault his wife, which she testified to, under oath. You’re voting for a shitty business man, and putting a snake oil salesman into the highest office of the land. You are voting for racial tension, and better contracts and deals with foreign countries if they can look past the leader of our country’s bigotry. It’s a vote for fraud; a vote for the big guy. It’s a vote that will open the door to limited freedoms and more violence. It’s also a vote for our own brand of extreme religion. I do not think it is a vote for less government.

The point I’m trying to make is that neither of these candidates is ideal, or even good. But the majority of you will vote for one of them, and when you do, you don’t get to bitch about it later.

You don’t get to bitch about too many social programs, or the high cost of health care, or the shitty deals we make with other counties.  If you aren’t happy with your candidate after the fact, you don’t get to complain. If she goes down for emails, you have to be okay with it. If she fails because it turns out she’s not that great, tough shit.

You don’t get to complain about a half built wall, trillions of wasted dollars on pipe dreams and half-truths. When crime rises because the separation of middle, upper and lower class becomes only the elite and the have-nots, you gotta’ take it.

When a lopsided supreme court limits your personal freedoms or your societal freedoms, you don’t get to complain. In fact, if you do complain about that there may be consequences, regardless of who is put into the judgeship(s).

Clinton and Trump are two sides of the same coin, and if you put either in office you are voting for the most wretched hive of scum and villainy since Mos Eisley. Think about that when I beat the rap.

 

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Unsure Who To Vote For? Do This…

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So many scales to consider.

So I was sitting in a pickup truck outside a Catholic church today, which if you know me at all is kind of a fucking random place for me (well, slightly more random than normal), but I was there for a good cause: bullshitting with my parents about the travesty that is our 2016 presidential election.

My folks are pretty open minded, but they life in western Iowa and there’s a lot of doom and gloom feeling that comes with living over there because there’s a lot of not open minded people who dwell in negativity and propagate opinions based on opinion and not facts. This is all set up which lead to, almost accidentally, me saying the real scare for me in this election is the Supreme Court justices.

With a republican congress and a republican president, we’re almost guaranteed that the outcome of the election is a huge swing in who has majority on the court. And if we get a 8-2 or 7-3 majority of fomenters (I think that’s a word) of extremist conservative demagoguery, then we’re pretty much fucked.

Basically, if you are a woman, or a gay, or a transgender, or a Mexican, or an African American, or a Muslim, or someone who recreationally uses drugs, or someone who likes Game of Thrones, or someone who likes to look at a titty online now and again without getting bleach thrown in your eyes, then you need to make sure we have some sort of balance after the dust settles from this shit storm, and I think I cracked the case on how to do it.

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