It also marks just a couple days until the United States gets to make a thrilling choice between drinking sewage or bleach. Yesterday I was at McDonald's watching election stuff on CNN and an employee on break was watching it too and as I started to leave he asked, "Bro, who are you voting for?"
I said, "I'm not sure yet." (Yeah, I should probably decide soon.) "Someone third party." (Evan McMullin could actually win Utah, which probably wouldn't do much good in the long run but would be a glorious middle finger to whoever does win.)
"Yeah," he said. "They're both criminals. ---- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, man. I can't believe this country is stupid enough to make them the nominees." And he went back to work. Those words had a chilling effect even though I've been thinking the same thing for months. They sounded like an epitaph. I probably could have gotten him in trouble for getting political on the job, but I didn't because he was right.
When I started my website I was obsessed with politics and disgustingly conservative. I gave up on being obsessed with politics because it only led to frustration since my views have no bearing on anything that happens in this country, and that remains the case even now that my views are far more eclectic. All the more so with this election. They should both be behind bars. Hillary should be in prison and Trump should be in a zoo. I'm so disgusted with them that I don't even know what to say. To be perfectly honest, though, I hate Trump more just because he has no class or intellect whatsoever. At least Hillary seems to be an evil reasonably intelligent person instead of an evil moron. Oh, and if you think that the things he said are okay because she did worse things, or because everyone says things like that, then [redacted]. If you insist on voting for him, fine, I'll still be your friend, but don't defend the indefensible.
Two things bring me some small comfort in the midst of this country's attempted suicide. First, that other countries have had, and many still have, even worse leaders, so it's not like I'm some special snowflake who's entitled to be exempt from that kind of crap. And second, like most things including many things that we probably shouldn't, we can still find some humor and levity in it, and that brings some small bit of comfort.