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IT IS WHAT IT IS…

I probably say this phrase a lot. After I was finished flipping off every single person on the highway yesterday and being kind of an asshole, I began the process of getting over the shit stain taking office in January. Please note, I will not refer to him as a president. Just a Shit Stain  (S.S.) “taking office.” It is what it is, and I’m already sick of hearing about it. I’ve started the process of muting people on Twitter, and using the handy “unfollow” FB feature for those that are still ranting/grieving. People need time to sort out their feelings and views. I support that choice.

I don’t wish to tell those that are still suffering to “get over it.” However, I’m sick of hearing about S.S. at this point. That is the way I’m coping. I cope with distance and time. Other people cope by writing their thoughts and feelings on social media. That’s fine too. But since I cope by not engaging in those posts, I will mute them. I tend to get over things quickly. My rage burns brightly, but fades quickly. Maybe quicker than most in this case, because I didn’t like either candidate. But I still was very shocked and disappointed with the results.

To be fair, I don’t think there has been a president I’ve wholeheartedly liked. I know, I know! My views are neither right, left, up, or down. I also don’t have a party association. Nothing suits me. Maybe I also expect perfection, and that is why I wind up disappointed (to some degree) and apathetic.  So this election wasn’t going to leave me with the warm n’ fuzzies, regardless. But there is still hope. Many are taking steps to volunteer, and go out of their way to show kindness. They do this in spite of S.S., not because of S.S. Let’s hope this gains momentum, so good things can come of this. 

BTW, I found an S.S.  supporter among my FB friends. I guess they were all hiding. My thing is, if you have to hide who you support, perhaps you should reconsider? Also, she claims she isn’t a racist and supports the LGBT community. In my opinion, supporting someone who fuels hate among those that are different, makes you guilty by association. She is also (what I thought was) an intelligent woman. At first I was tempted to unfriend her. But then I thought, wouldn’t that be hypocritical? I would be unfriending someone who has vastly  different (misguided) views, who believes in a con-man, and someone who is intolerant. Wouldn’t that also make me intolerant? Bit of a double-edge sword there. So perhaps the “unfollow posts” feature will used in her case. 

P.S.   Oh yes, this will likely be my last post on this topic for a while. As I said, I get over things by not dwelling on what I cannot change. It won’t be easy or fun. I feel a deep sense of defeat and terror. But I need to sort through these feelings, and find ways to deal.  So no worries, back to vapid posts about weekend adventures and cosmetics.

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I BRIBED MYSELF WITH PRETZELS AND BEER

I’m so happy, because after today I don’t have to hear any political ads. REJOICE! Of course, I still have to hear people complaining about the outcome. I will probably be one of those people, as neither of the candidates are satisfactory. But I’ll try to keep my rants to a minimum, as long as Trump doesn’t win. I’m one of the few that didn’t drink the Hilary Kool-Aid either.

 A woman president would be really nice though. But I’m just simply not a Clinton fan. Anyway, I decided to vote early, as the option was available in my city. I didn’t feel like dealing with lines, and people. Let’s be honest here folks, it was mostly because of the people. I had to bribe myself with pretzels and beer, to get myself through the painful voting process. I  hear rumors they don’t count the early ballots, or they only count them if it’s a close race. I haven’t researched these points. I honestly don’t give a damn at this point, I feel rather apathetic towards this whole election. 

I only voted so I could reserve the right to complain about whoever wins. Although, it doesn’t really matter who I vote for, my state will go blue. Voting (in my case) is almost a moot point. Oh how I wish to be from a swing state! Well, actually, my vote still wouldn’t matter. I generally hate all the presidential candidates. It wouldn’t really solve my problems of never having a suitable candidate, or political party. 

Well, let’s hope tomorrow won’t be doomsday. Otherwise, me and my lady parts will be living in Canada as a political refugee.

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I DON’T KNOW WHERE THE BEEF IS, BUT JOE WINTER BETTER BE COMING WITH IT!

The topic of Facebook filters has come up twice this week. Once on Twitter, and the other during trivia. I wish there was a way to filter out political Facebook posts, and things pertaining to the Target restroom situation. My friend would also like to filter out posts of people who upload 10,000 baby pictures. I personally don’t mind the baby pictures, but to each his own! I don’t go on Facebook to engage in crazy-fueled political rants. I don’t like any of the potential presidential candidates either, but you don’t see me complaining about it everyday (I try to cut it back to once a week). I also don’t care what bathroom trans-gendered people use. I just don’t get why it’s a big deal? But that is a post for another time. 

I would like to filter out any sort of Game of Thorns posts (yup, changed it thorns because that’s what it feels like in my side). I don’t know who Joe Winter is, but every single post that pertains to GoT, seems to reference this whole “winter is coming” line. I don’t watch the show, so the reference is lost on me. But I think it’s perhaps the most over-used line in TV history.

I mean, the “Where’s the Beef” lady better watch her fucking back, because “Joe Winter is coming!” To do what exactly, I don’t know/care. The show has been on for several seasons already. There has to be more than one good line coming from it, right?! Maybe GoT fans can find another line to reference from the show? Otherwise it’s not really helping the case of ever getting me to watch more than 2 episodes. 

Apparently there is a way to replace Facebook baby pictures with cats and bacon. I just wish you could configure it to work on TV show one-liners, and politics. I haven’t tried this extension yet, so I can’t attest to how well it works. But there needs to be more of these!

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I’LL TAKE YOUR BLISSFUL IGNORANCE, PLEASE!

I don’t do politics. I get easily frustrated with political candidates, and everyone with a keyboard blasting their views all over social media. I don’t mind people sharing their views, that isn’t what this post is about. I don’t really understand why certain issues are still issues in 2015? Get with the program, people! I get frustrated because I do not have a political party affiliation that suits me. I registered as a Democrat when I was eighteen, because EVERYONE [except Alex P. Keaton] is a Democrat when they register. 

But now I’m older, wiser, and pay taxes. Which means my needs have changed. That leaves me a bit marooned. When it comes time to vote, I generally go with the lesser of two evils. I’ve concluded I will NEVER find a candidate I like and trust. This is a truly depressing conclusion. I also can’t watch debates or over-run myself with articles. I used to do that, and all it did was leave me seething and full of questions. So now I just “opt out”. I know this isn’t really effective, and I’m taking the somewhat-ignorant escape route. But at this point, I’ll take that blissful ignorance. You can find me on an abandoned island drinking bathtub gin from a coconut during the zombie apocalypse. 

I would like to add, I do vote. I wish I lived in a swing-state where my vote would hold more weight.

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ASSHOLES AND EARTHQUAKES

I think I need to “see other people” in regards to my relationship with Facebook. I’m just sick of politics! It’s a topic I don’t like to discuss, mostly because my opinions  greatly differ from the majority of people my age. I also don’t like to argue with people over things we have no control over. I get that people are passionate about their views, but don’t agree with their views being shoved down my throat.

Guess what? I don’t give a flying fig if you’re republican, democrat, Episcopalian  independent, or insane. You won’t convert me, stop trying. In the same respect, I won’t try to convert people. At the end of the day, I don’t care if someone agrees with me.  It’s great that some people care so much! If you think you can make a difference, please go right ahead. I might sign your petition or help your cause.  For me, it takes too much energy to get invested in something that you can’t control. I keep myself educated and when the time comes, I vote for the lesser of two evils. I like the option of choosing a candidate from whatever party. I don’t want to be pigeon-holed into one category. There are things I like within each party and things I’m vehemently against. I will never find a perfect fit and I don’t expect it.

Politicians are all a bunch of assholes that think they know what is best for you anyway.  They don’t know you! To be fair, no person in office will ever make decisions that everybody agrees with. I used to get angry, but it takes a lot to hate something you can’t change. The best I can do is wait to the end of term, and hope the country or state isn’t up in flames. 

Oh yes, apparently there was an earthquake in the sticks of Maine last night (to be honest, every place in Maine is the sticks). I was on the couch and thought my dog was pawing at it. I was about to tell him to stop, when I realized he was at the front door. I turned to my boyfriend and asked if he felt that. He confirmed, and we went to the basement to be sure the boiler didn’t explode. Our neighbors also asked if we felt the house shake. We then decided to wait a few minutes and check the news to see if it was an earthquake. This is the second earthquake I’ve felt in a year or so. Dear Earth, please stop shaking! My poor dog thinks he is responsible!

Earthquake devistation!

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