“If con is the opposite of pro, then isn’t Congress the opposite of progress?” Jon Stewart
I got my sign the other day. It proudly sits in the front yard glistening all over my neighborhood like a beacon. Displaying the true feelings that I have with the upcoming election. I’ve had neighbors give me the thumbs up. UPS and Amazon made a delivery and asked me if they could take a picture. Clearly there are others with the same feelings on what is going to become the most insane election ever. I haven’t received my obligatory threatening letter telling me if I didn’t like it here I could move like I did in 2016 when I put up a similar sign but I’m sure it’s on the way.
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies”. Groucho Marx
When I started this blog I said I was not going to go down that dirty road we all know as politics. I mean what a sure way to get people to not read your blog. I’m relenting somewhat. Relenting because I cannot help but cry when I see this great country and crapper that it seems to be headed for. The handle has been flushed and we have started swirling around the toilet bowl. In 2020 the best we can offer in this election cycle is to nominate a man who is clearly showing signs of mental issues, who sometimes cannot complete a sentence and on the other side is a egotistical maniac who when he does complete a sentence I have no idea what he says. Politics has become a joke and unfortunately the joke is on us.
Politicians and diapers have one thing in common: they should both be changed regularly… and for the same reason. Anonymous
It’s not just the politicians. The media has the battlelines dawn. I have purposely stopped with the news. No talk radio, CNN, FOX, MSNBC. Instead of blowing a gasket and having conversations with Arlo, Rebecca and I now have meaningful conversations about Dark, the series on Netflix. For each one hour episode there is a actual TV time of two hours. We still can’t figure it out. There is always Jane The Virgin. As I was saying there is no facet in the American way of life these days from sports, churches, music, tv and movies that we don’t get an opinion. Families literally breaking up, ruined friendships, middle fingers given to those who wear a MAGA hat or a BLM tee shirt.
“Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others”. Ambrose Bierce
It is so bad in this country there is division on whether or not there is division in this country. I googled “Division In America” and on the first two pages there were as many topics on America not being divided as it was on America being divided. We are a country divided politically, that much I am sure of but divided in other ways. I tend to think not as much as we are led to believe. I was at QT yesterday and a family was parked at the side of the building. Their car was running hot. I did not ask if they were GOP or Democrats before I asking if they needed help. I try to see the goodness in people and believe we are inherently good instead of what the media may say we are. There are many things that I hate about wearing a mask but the worst is the fact that I can’t see people’s smiles anymore. To me that is sad.
“Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” Ronald Reagan
As the sign in my front yard states, politically this cycle everybody does suck and I think we are screwed but when you think about it hasn’t it been like that for many, many years? The next election is always the most important election in the history of the country. That statement probably is true. 2024 will be more important than this one. Humorist Lewis Grizzard once wrote, It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. Now if I can only save my tomatoes to November.