Oh, and over on the side lines we have the Bernie supporters who are not going to give up on Bernie because he will change the world. I am sick of hearing it all and we are still 3 full months away from going into the voting booth, if we actually get to do that any more. I forget the last time I drove over to Pleasantview and walked out with my little "I voted" sticker.
Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Independent and whoever else is running for the highest office in this land, you all need to know something up front. I am not voting for the candidate that is put forth by whatever party simply because that is my party. I am not voting for the one who has the latest dirt on the other candidate. I am not voting for the candidate who screams the loudest, uses the dirtiest words, or points a finger upward and declares, " I am running because I beleive in God and I will bring our country back to God!" God did not nominate any of you.
I do not want to know what Hillary did in her emails, because all of them do the same thing. I do not want to know that Trump's wife plagurized Michelle Obama or that he screwed people out of money. What I want to know is did any of you read the constitution? Did any of you study our history from the time we set foot on this shore and seen this country through the eyes of the immigrants in Ellis Island? Do you know what Ellis Island is and what it represented to those people? Do you understand that WE were the immigrants? Do you know how many Indians we massacred to get to where we are today?
Did you study what the slaves, brought here in the bellies of ships owned by slave traders endured? Did you study how they were auctioned off like so many cattle in public squares and sold to men owning big plantations that needed free labor? Did you know that when babies were born they became the property of the "Massa"? Did you study how many souls were lost in the Civil War on both sides of the battle? Did you know it was illegal for a slave to know how to read or write?
Do you remember John F. Kennedy? Did you study the Civil Rights movement at all?
Do you know what the Stonewall Rebellion is about?
Does World Trade mean anything to you?
What is fracking?
What are GMO's.
Why do we pay property taxes?
Why is Black Hills Energy allowed to gouge people that are unable to pay?
What are we going to do about the homeless people that are seen daily on our streets?
Why is the pharmacuetical industry not checked on thier prices?
Why is medical care so high?
What about the pet population?
What about the illegal drugs that are killing our kids?
I could go on all day, but the bottom line is this...I do not give a rat's ass if Hillary spent her money on a dress from wherever and I am going to look at what her record actually is, not what the spin doctors tell me. The state of Donald Trump's hair and whether or not he has ever been faithful to anything or anyone is none of my business. Until we, as a people, stand up and demand decency from the highest leaders of the land we might as well forget that there is an election coming up and set in our little pile of shit and stay comfortable. As long as we stay in that pile it is warm, it is when we try to get out of it that we get cold and uncomfortable and realize what a stinking mess we are in today.
Debbie told me that.