Saturday, October 08, 2016

I'm mad as hell, and I can't take it anymore!

Greetings to all!

It's been 6 years since I've posted a blog entry and after what I've seen lately, I cannot remain silent anymore.

Full Disclosure:

First and foremost, I did NOT vote for Hillary Clinton in the primary.  I am, and continue to be, a Bernie Sanders fan.   I have done research on many 3rd party candidates and even Donald Trump without much luck. I have been toying around with the idea of leaving the presidential section of my NC state voting sheet blank.  However, after Friday, October 7th 2016's "revelation" about statements Trump made 11 years ago, I can no longer remain silent and can no longer leave the presidential section of my voting sheet blank.

Now, before you go ballistic and waive off the comments as "locker room talk" or "just the way men talk to each other" I want you to know that the previous 2 quotes are actually not what has me upset the most.  Sure his comments are horrific and not becoming of ANY presidential candidate, but it's the reactions to the comments that are what have me scared the most.

I'd like to go on record, as a 42 year old man, to say that this is NOT how all men talk to each other, even in the locker room.  Sure we have made boasts about sexual escapades, or talked about how hot someone is or said things like, "Wow I wouldn't kick her out of bed...except to do her on the floor!" which always gets roars of laughter to those who haven't yet heard it said that way.   However, I have never... and I mean NEVER boasted about, what most would consider, sexual assault.  I'd also like to think that, even if I had star power and plenty of money, that there is no way I would ever say anything anywhere close to what Donald Trump has said about women. Even BEFORE the latest scandal surfaced (with the exception of not minding if a radio host calls his daughter a "piece of a$$," I KNOW I would never say anything like what has come out as of  this past Friday.

It's the reaction, baby!

It's really the reaction from so many Trump supporters that has me so scared.  Even women that are supporting Trump are seen still supporting him, and even more fiercely!  It boggles the mind how this misogynist, objectifying man can have so much support from intelligent women.  Especially since the other main candidate is a woman!  

Is it all Hillary's fault?

While still an interesting question, I do believe so much of the negative feelings towards Hillary could have been avoided had she been more in the face of the media and had press conferences, instead of going 269 days without one!  Also, why not disclose you have pneumonia instead of the first instinct to be a lie?   Is it any wonder that many consider Hillary untrustworthy?  The biggest lie coming, not from Benghazi or the email server CRAP, from a statement she made where she was "ducking to avoid sniper fire" when exiting an airplane in Bosnia. In reality, there was ZERO reason to even lie about it! And there is video to prove to the contrary. There was no sniper fire. She got off that plane with her familiar smile and handshakes.  It did nothing positive for her to lie about these things, except cause her irreparable harm.  So Hillary, if you ever want to know why the public majority thinks you are untrustworthy, just take a look at your comments about sniper fire and deleted emails. Plus, and even more recently, your instinct to lie about having pneumonia! All your lies had no reasoning behind them. Your first instinct was to lie, and isn't that the worst kind of lie?

Survey Says!

So, in conclusion, I have decided to vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.  I had previously wanted, deep down, to have Donald  Trump win just so the RNC would actually SEE what they had created and have to deal with the consequences.   Nevertheless, being the President of the United States, is too important of a job to leave with small hands.

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