Friday, October 7, 2016
An extra cranky opinion for
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the very cranky opinion of a cranky old man with little expertise on anything. Opposing opinions are welcome, but they are wrong! As always, please, no name calling, and that means you, you big stupid head.
I’ve promised myself to not make any election posts. I can’t do it. How can I have a Saturday opinion post and not mention the election?
I don’t want to voice a candidate opinion, but I do have an observation that I find distressing.
I don’t know about where you live, but in my travels around New Jersey and to a lesser extent Pennsylvania, I have not seen a single election bumper sticker. Not a one.
In elections as far back as I can remember there have always been tons of election bumper stickers, maybe as many as on 10% of all the cars on the road. I never put one on, because I hated the idea of advertising for a losing candidate long after the election was over.
What happened to all the bumper stickers? Has it just suddenly become a thing that bumper stickers are out as a way to support your candidate?
Are this year’s candidates so despised by so many uncivilized cretins, that people are afraid to advertise their preference?
I think it is the later, and that is what I find distressing. There is so much hate in this election that people are afraid to show their support with a bumper sticker. People are afraid that if they display a bumper sticker their car will be defaced or worse. I think the people are right. It is dangerous to show you support this year for either candidate.
I also have not seen any lawn posters, except for a few in very rural areas pushing for Trump, and I understand it is common for these signs to be stolen or defaced.
Both sides are guilty of vandalism and in some cases violence towards people who visually support their candidate.
No matter who wins this election, the loser will be civility. This has been the dirtiest, mudslingiest, disturbing election that I have ever witnessed. Both sides are guilty.
I see very few partisan hats, shirts or pins. People are afraid. Afraid to show their choice with all the crazies that think the way to win an election is through intimidation and hate.
It doesn’t matter who wins this election. There will be no compromise for the next four years…again; there will only be bickering and posturing all for the purpose of winning the next election…again. Politicians from both parties at all levels have shown their true colors. They are petty, disgusting, have no shame, and care not a whit about the people they aim to “serve.”
Serve…HA! Reminds me of that “Twilight Episode Zone” episode where the “wonderful” aliens were being so nice to Earthlings. The aliens had a book which only the title could be translated as “To Serve Man.” As the aliens were taking off with a batch of Earthlings to go to a better place someone who translated the rest of the book yells, “Don’t go, the book “To Serve Man” it’s a cook book!
I’m done. I don’t really care anymore. Civility is dead, hatred, lies and mudslinging is all that s offered. The next president will be despised and unsupported by almost 50% of the country. There will be no attempt to come together for the good of the country and the benefit of the people.
Our Democracy has turned into a bunch of adolescents threatening to leave the field with the ball if they don’t get their way.
I’m afraid we are cooked.
The people have tried to speak, but the politicians, elite power brokers, and the hooligans have said “SHUT UP!”
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.