Follow-up Wednesday: I Take It Back

I was wrong!

I take back all the grumpy not-going-to-pay-attention blog posts.

I tried hard, and then only pretended to ignore the Presidential primaries. I turned off most of the news, because that’s what the news is about. I listened to music and wrote a (terrible) novel.

But who would have guessed?

This has been the most entertaining election season EVER. My husband recently forwarded a video of Carly Fiorina falling (that part wasn’t entertaining) off a stage after introducing the next President of the United States, less than a day before “Lucifer incarnate” withdrew from the race. No one on that crowded stage appeared to even notice her precipitous drop out of sight. As one friend responded, “She literally fell from our view, like the scales from our eyes.”

Last week, after months of excoriating our suddenly high-in-the-opinion-polls president for reading a teleprompter, Donald Trump made a series of solemn and rational-sounding but utterly without substance proclamations, his eyes bouncing from one teleprompted word to another. The democrats went wild. You hypocrite! And on the other side? Deafening silence. What fan of the Donald wants to hear rational proclamations? Don, how is this going to work?

Because he is IT. Donald Trump, the guy who Ivanka threw high heels at in the lobby of a fancy hotel back in the 1980’s, before (or after?) he divorced her, and before he divorced Marla, who was paid off after a body guard claimed he had sex with her.

Donald Trump? Whose unfinished namesake hotels are moldering on tropical beaches around the world, who has bankrupted himself twice (three times? who can keep track?)?

And on the other side are millions of people, mostly men I’m willing to bet, who have sworn on forty bibles they would NEVER vote for Hillary. Do you have people in your life who’ve told you this? I can name at least five right off the bat.

Now I’m glued to my favorite faux news (aka comedy) sources again, just like during the last campaign. I might even try to get a glimpse of the famous orange hair transplants this Friday when Don brings them for a visit to our home town. The Donald! Coming to Eugene? This will be great.

And you guys, and women, who’ve sworn off Hillary? True, it’s not over for Bernie, but we’re getting close.

So, it’s all right to admit now that most of us never dreamed her opponent would be a blustering trust fund baby trailing a fifty-year train of embarrassing revelations. Oh yeah, the republicans might still try to pull a Paul Ryan at the convention, but Donald’s fans have shown their willingness to kill for their candidate, or at least throw punches. We don’t want a riot at the convention do we?

The sad thing is that, too soon, all this entertainment will be over. Whoever we vote in will have the power to destroy the world, and it will be nose to the grindstone again.

23 comments

  • It’s unbelievable, isn’t it? I love watching political battles, but this year’s race has left a nasty taste in my mouth. Now I’m not sure I can make it to November.

    I hadn’t seen that clip of Carly taking a tumble. Thanks for the chuckle, and isn’t it strange that we humans tend to laugh when people fall over (assuming they’re not injured). What a strange human trait. 🙂

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    • Why do we laugh at other people falling down?
      The nasty taste? Good way to put it. We’re all going to need some new minty toothpaste on November 9.

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  • And then there is the impact of juxtaposing Obama (his deeds, words, vision and personality) against any of the candidates (their deeds, words, visions and personalities).

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    • Did you see his Correspondents’ Dinner speech? The guy could be a standup comedian. Pretty funny that his approval is as high as Reagan’s at this point. After all the dog-poop throwing.

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    • I might be moving beyond worry. The internet has exposed all of us as the worm-ish beings we are. We’ll either work together to improve our behavior, or, like all previous homo__ versions, we’ll go extinct, after a lot of misery. Working together is the sensible thing to do, and I hold out hope. Cheers —

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  • Oh that vid was funny!

    I’m not American so I don’t follow the election all that closely, but Monica’s ex-boyfrend’s wife for President? Yup, I’m all for that!

    (But I like Bernie the best, though.)

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    • Oh those dang words. Conservative, progressive, left, liberal, right. So confusing. Now you’ve got me wondering though about Canada and conservatives.

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  • Wow, move over, John Oliver and Trevor Noah! J.B.’s taking up the gauntlet! That was eloquent indeed — proof that you didn’t write a terrible novel. You are far too good a writer to say that, silly woman. Good to have you back — especially at a time like this, when we need to see the entertainment value of the campaign or we’d all spend our days in a disillusioned fog.

    What I find more humorous than the orange hair transplants, actually, are the circles of white skin around his eyes — right where the goggles go when he’s on the tanning bed.

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  • Bonjour JB
    Dans un coin de mon cœur
    Ton amitié vit comme une fleur
    Avec un joli parfum de tendresse
    Ses pétales sont toutes colorées
    Les racines de cette fleur sont solides
    Voilà ,pourquoi , notre amitié dure depuis
    Des jours , des mois , des années
    C’est un lien très fort entre nous
    Je te souhaite une agréable journée
    Prends bien soin de toi
    Bernard , bise

    Un petit café ensemble ,tisane ou autre

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  • Bonjour et bon week-end de Pentecôte

    En cette nouvelle soirée

    Comme un oiseau de tendresse

    Je viens te chanter mon bonjour

    Comme on chante les belles histoires

    Je te peints mes pensées à l’encre de mes mots

    Comme on peint les jolis tableaux

    Je te dessine le contour de mes plus beaux sentiments

    Comme on dessine l’innocence à travers les yeux d’un enfant

    Je t’ai écris ces quelques lignes nappées de bonheur

    Comme on écrit les plus beaux souvenirs

    Je te souhaite une bonne soirée . avec des petits bisous

    AMITIE

    Bernard

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  • I know a number of women who are #neverhillary too, but I would agree that it’s mostly white males who are being stubborn. White male privilege is the only reason they can afford to be so stubborn. There is a lot of people who are just very anti-establishment and that is likely what is keeping (what seems to be mostly younger females) on the #neverhillary train. I am heartbroken about Bernie’s loss. As a Canadian ex-pat, he was the one that aligned most closely with my political vision, but I live in the real world so voting for Hillary is the obvious choice. I do think we have to get money out of politics, so I worry that this is not in the best interest of either of the major two parties, so I don’t see economic conditions getting much better in this country. But social justice regression is just unacceptable to me and Trump will certainly bring that.

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    • Kind of wishing we could vote tomorrow and be done, so we can get back to pressuring Hillary (hope to high heaven it’s Hillary) to bring the country into the 21st century. We are moving into a new era of unprecedented interdependence. We have to understand our own brains, and how to make our brains work better, and we have to do it soon.

      Good for you for being willing to do the sensible thing. It’s hard to be around Bernie supporters who can’t take that step. A person in the White House who depends on triggering anger for his popularity, without providing a productive way to channel it, is the opposite of what we need.

      Hillary is a type of woman—feminist, aggressive, dismissive of housewifery, outspoken—who sets a lot of people’s teeth on edge. That side of her doesn’t bother me, however. I am worried about her hawkish-ness and ties to Wall Street. Still, she’s what we’ve got, sane and unbelievably experienced, so as you say, the obvious choice.

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      • In addition to her corporate ties, my biggest problem with Hillary is how she has thrown women under the boss to cover up for her husband’s sexual dalliances. It doesn’t change the fact that she has done a lot for women, but from a personal level that makes me not like her very much. With Bernie, it was nice to have a politician who I not only agreed with politically, but actually liked as a person. Hillary is a career politician who is willing to bend ethically for her career. And maybe she has had little choice being a woman in a man’s world and I hope that with her being president, less women will have to do the same thing. I guess you know growing up, I was always given the feminist argument that the reason why the world was so warlike was because too many power hungry aggressive men were running things, and that if we had women leaders, things would be better. Perhaps that was foolish of me to buy into, but it just feels like, what we’re getting with Hillary isn’t much different than any male we could have elected for the democratic party, which is still fairly centrist in regards to a true political spectrum. I know that since I’m a Canadian I have unrealistic expectations for what liberal means. lol

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