Next week is Thanksgiving. It is a time when we should pause to take stock of all that is good in our lives and be thankful. I know I am thankful for all the good things in my life including friends and family, blood or choosen. However, this year's presidential election it is not without a certain level of angst.
Dysfunction - The mass reaction has lead to many people not being able to effectively do their jobs or live their lives. The outcome of this election will affect our lives. However, it will be a long time before there is any real change if any at all. Most of us are still doing the same shit everyday that we did before the election, and likely before the presidential race started. From the Game of Thrones: "The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace." Really, does anything else matter to use little people.
Discord - There have been all out feuds in families. Friends have stopped talking to friends. One woman even packed her eight year old's things in a suitcase and kicked the kid out over a mock election at school. It has been a bit like the civil war without cannons, muskets or bayonets. And please don't get any ideas. But just to be sure, be extra selective about who wields the carving knife this year.
Polar - That is polar as in opposite of character or the North and South Poles. People have been shrilly shouting at the opposition and no one seemly hears or cares what the other side has to say. One side pushing and shoving the other further and further away to the point that they may as well live at opposite ends of the world.
Politics - No matter who you voted for, the election itself was like the climax from some cheap B horror flick featuring gruesome, snarling monsters snapping at each other. Honestly, it may as well be a cheap movie. Most politicians are so disingenuous that they might be eligible for an Academy Award if it were the political stage were a movie set.
We need to reclaim our sanity, or what passed as sanity previously. We need to work together. Name calling and crying accomplishes nothing. Ask yourselves, is it worth alienating those close to you based on the results of one election?
There's something special about bullshit, it makes both the target and the shit-slinger smell like poo.
Unless of course, it's election time and the voters are not too discriminating. In which case the person slinging the shit can come out smelling like roses while object of derision is buried in slander encircled by an angry mob with torches and pitchforks. The problem here is that mob mentality is NOT what you want to elect a government, you want people who will stop, think and decide for themselves whether the slander is true or not. Ideally.
Clearly that's not the case here. Here we had bread and circuses that appealed to the "I, Me, Mine" voters with such effectiveness that even typical selfish schmucks got off their asses to vote. No, that's not hyperbole it's the truth. In this case a successful business-owner who had never once voted, actually got off her ass to go vote for Trump. Why? Because this cunt had never, ever paid taxes on her business and the idea that a total shitbag who was proud of cooking the books could be president eliminated her guilt (and gave her hope that maybe she too would never get caught cheating.)
The thing is, dear shitbags, that if you think your choices won't come to haunt you, that it will be life as usual, nothing will change day to day, well you're wrong. You see things HAVE ALREADY CHANGED. The world has divided into two groups: those who see themselves as all that matters and those who see our society and everyone in it as all that matters. Further, those who have voted for tRump and who choose to bandy this about (and most do, either because they want assuage their guilt or attack someone else) also choose to brand themselves with a scarlet "T".
Your vote, your choice, it's true, but it's also your consequences as well. Because once you're out of the closet (as it were) there's no going back and the people around you then get to choose also.
So yeah, not my problem? Oh no, you're sadly misinformed because it is your problem, because your life (and everyone else's) has changed. And not for the better.
Just to be difficult and different, I'm going to start writing about light-hearted topics I find fun. ☺ (Boom, professional smiley bitches)
For my first foray into frivolity, I want to discuss one of my favorite TV shows I rarely talk about. Gilmore Girls. Cheesy ass theme song aside, this is a really good show.
This brings up an interesting fact about me, by the way. Besides for liking dick (and possibly the West Side Story joke in the title connected to this fact, referencing the moving of course) my fondness for the Gilmore Girls is probably the gayest thing about me.
But I digress. This show makes me happy. I relate very strongly to one of the main characters (Paris Geller). While people who know me may disagree, she closely matches how I view myself... for better and for worse. Disdain for most people, stupid indiscretions, fierce passion, and often perceived arrogance that is really self-doubt and insecurity in disguise. If I could magically change into one person, it'd probably be Paris. She is the unfiltered me; how I would act if I truly didn't give a fuck about people (too bad I do).
So here's my multimedia tribute, a decent compilation of some great Paris Geller antics.
PS, all 153 episodes are on Netflix and the revival (four 90 minute episodes) is coming November 25th. I can't wait.
PSS, Tie your tubes idiot
I used to hear that a New Yorker would never get to be president because everyone in the nation hated them. I guess that's true if the New Yorker is a reasonable person, but as it turns out, if that New Yorker is the BIGGEST asshole the nation ever produced... well then all the shitbags in the nation will vote for him.
Note I said "him".
On the other hand, tRump isn't the only shitbag that New York ever produced, nor is he alone. Truth be told the state is saturated with them, and I should know because guess where *I* come from? Yeah, brotha, yeah.
Of course SOME people try harder not to give that secret away, and so, it's no surprise to see the current Governor come out swinging against one of the state's own.
"Let me be absolutely clear: If anyone feels that they are under attack, I want them to know that the state of New York -- the state that has the Statue of Liberty in its harbor -- is their refuge. Whether you are gay or straight, Muslim or Christian, rich or poor, black or white or brown, we respect all people in the state of New York...We won't allow a federal government that attacks immigrants to do so in our state."
?NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
He's right, of course. New York IS the home for immigrants. It has been a welcome port for all, including BOTH sides of my family. So when immigrants are attacked it becomes personal to me, and as a born and bred New Yorker, it becomes even MORE personal when the future dick-head-in-charge decides to make this the modern-version Holocaust. Yes immigrants come here, have come here and most of all SHOULD come here. Because they're not white any more shouldn't make one goddamn bit of difference.
So here we go, new tagline folks: This sucks and so and do all tRump voters. Bye!
If there's one thing in common with all the fucked up shit happening in the world it's that the Boomers are still influencing things. They're responsible for Brexit, Trump, and a host of other problems stemming from their withering brains. The sooner they croak the better, honestly. They sure enjoyed the fuck out of themselves in the 60's, 70's and even 80's but now that they're old it's "fuck everyone else", give me small government and all the Medicare the nation can't afford.
When the Boomers die off, say in about 10 - 20 years the world will be in a much, much better place.
The funny thing, the most typical line I heard from Trump voters were "Oh, he's not really like that." Well let's see, in the few minutes of news I've heard so far:
* tRump doesn't want to live in the White House because it doesn't have gold bathroom fixtures
* he's appointed all his kids as "consultants" which enables them to set policies AND profit from them
* he's anointed a card-carrying racist to his cabinet
So what part of "not really like that" is he really? Seems like he really IS as shitty as he proposed to be.
Oh, and best part? He's already backing down on all the promises he made during the election, from leaving NATO, to building a wall, to eliminating Obamacare, to incarcerating Hillary.
Tell me now... what's not to like?
Wonder if Trump will deport Mrs. Trump when it turns out her citizen papers are forged. Unless she's "service industry", I guess...
I never forget. It's a thing, maybe remarkable in some ways. Some people say "time heals all wounds" and maybe that's true for them, but it's not for me. The people that I hated in high school I still hate today. Friends that betrayed me, I still avoid. For whatever reason I don't have the "forgive and forget" capacity and perhaps more importantly, I don't feel the need for it. In a nutshell, if you piss me off you'd best believe that I will stay that way. I will be civil, if the circumstances demand such, for example people at work who have wronged me. But don't think for a second that such civility means that I won't be looking for an opportunity to give you that slight nudge down a flight of stairs.
In total honestly I also believe that everyone else in the world ALSO will treat me the same, so why the fuck would I be naive enough to give someone an opportunity to hurt me? In the same vein, why the fuck would I overlook an opportunity to get even?
So word up folks, those of you that voted for Trump and, while we're at it, America in general, I will use my skills and abilities to make your lives "better". By better, I mean more transparent. To our government. If I had a way to enforce TSA rectal scans for every air traveller, I certainly would. If I can find a way to eliminate the notion of "personal privacy" I will. Anything you want to hide? I want to make sure our government finds it.
Yes, it's the dawning of a new era of hell. And by all the gods I'm going to help it along in every way I can.
If yes, then: I hate you.
Did you forget to vote at all?
If yes, then: I also hate you.
Did you vote for a third party?
If yes, then: I don't outright hate you, but I respect that you voted and I wish you'd considered what your vote really meant.
I'll bet you're wondering why I feel this way about you. Ha, ha! Kidding! Actually, I know you're not because of your severely diminished capacity to think. Daddy fucked you so hard you were brain damaged right?
Well good news! There's a cure for that. It's called stepping in front of a bus. Do they have those in Wisconsin? Probably. Please, go ahead. At your convenience.
Love ya! Bye!
Trump's policy shop was a quintessential trumpsterfuck.
1. Several clusterfucks fucking each other.
First off, there's going to be some changes here. But fuck you, you don't need to know what they are. You'll find out when I'm ready to share them.
Second, I'd like to share this warm and wonderful message with everyone who voted for Der Trumpher. Ahem.
I hate you all.
Ha, ha, such a kidder.
Actually no. Not kidding. Not kidding at all. In fact let me break that down one more level for you:
To all the women who voted for Trump (pardon, let me start that over) To all the cunts that voted from Trump I have this message: Don't you fucking dare complain when you get passed over for promotion, demand an equal wage or get knocked up by rape, daddy or some molester. You bitches are getting what you deserve.
To all the spics that voted for Trump: GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE US. Clocks ticking wet backs, don't let the barbed wire jab you in the ass.
To all the niggers that voted for Trump: Don't get shot! Just kidding, no one cares, go ahead and get shot. It's open season now.
To all the white men who voted for Trump: Don't be whining about paying taxes because you're NOT PRESIDENT TRUMP. Pay up fools, you bought the product and now you're gonna pay.
Yes I meant it when I said that I hate you all. But don't complain, because your great leader taught me that hate wins. Not that it matters because you can't complain ANYWAY.
Gave a great day!
I usually like to include some type of media in posts to make it more interesting. Tonight, I will shamelessly post a video that hit me hard.
u235, you were/are right. I'm done with this. No more talking about it. I'm done with politics until I'm 65. If I even make it that far.
Well it may be a long time until I bother writing again. I've seen, felt and tasted the hate and intolerance this country has to offer during this election. I can say unequivocally that America is not a country I can be proud of. This will be a new season of intolerance, greed, and suffering for the poor and needy. It will be carte blanche for the worst of the worst, marginalization of women, blacks, minorities and immigrants.
Welcome to Hitler's America. I hope you enjoy your new hell.
I know it's not my money and I shouldn't judge, but nothing pisses me off more than seeing an inept driver behind the wheel of a $150k super sports car. This was the case the other day when I saw someone (well not really saw, she barely could see over the steering wheel) at the helm of one of the most expensive Mercedes around.
Supercharged, AMG, ultra-extra-everything and the woman, a rather elderly asian woman, was driving it at 15mph backing everyone the fuck up. This car was clearly bought for her by someone with more money than they knew what to do with. It was also clear that she was in no way equipped to drive it.
Don't get me wrong, I don't *want* her car, I just want to see her in something that makes more sense. Like in a minivan, big, slow and up high where she can see. The lower-than-the-zipper-on-Paris-Hilton's-jeans roof height meant that this DWO couldn't see, couldn't steer and couldn't get out of her way WHILE mystifying everyone was to what the hold up was.
So yeah, it's not about what I want, it's what should be best for everyone on the road. If someone is going to be behind the wheel of a car, they should be able to handle it, not just for themselves but for the health, safety and sanity of everyone else.
So I've been avoiding the news. It was hard at first. My initial "time to fuck off" moments lead me to auto-clicking on my favorite news sources: AP, BBC and UPI (in that order). But I've been good and even after I caught myself clicking in a semi-daze I immediately closed the window, most times before it even opened. That made me feel good.
So I've been drying out from my news-junkie habits. It hasn't been a bad thing. I've found alternative points to focus on. Like just how much crud has accumulated in my keyboard and how annoying I find genuine, work-related email. Turns out the distraction of the news was a good thing. Reading about the crises of others made me far more tolerant to the day to day grind of my life.
Of course the possibility exists that I might just be a complete asshole, but I'm thinking that I'm not alone here. At least at the threshold of intolerance I use to achieve "asshole" status.
Anyway, as the title says, I'm I'm a roll here. I don't want to comment on the news, but the only way to achieve that is not to read the news at all. And since I'm pretty sure that can't last forever there will be a point where I fall off the wagon and start screaming about the various idiocies of my fellow earth denizens.
Until then, however, enjoy your drivel. Toodles!