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The political wind coming from the cesspool nearby

I am becoming redundant.. I just wrote about the deluge of politics just three days ago. But this newest rant I am about to go on is inspired by a horror movie inspired political ad being used by the governor of my state in his bid for re-election.. A certain part of me thinks that horror icons are sacrosanct, and that they are off limits to people of a political nature..

Because here is the thing.

I consider myself well informed on issues of political importance. I even often link up and write little quips and opinions about political situations, news of the day, and act as a bit of a small-website-that-does-not-matter pundit..

But I am so tired of politics right now..
I think it’s because, being this time of year, we are inundated with political ads, constant Facebook links, and over-bloated blowhards on TEE VEE telling us why their opinion rates higher than the other overweight blowhard..

There are a few things I have taken away from life, only 34 years into it.

First thing: Nothing will ever change. Every election will have the same shape and form.. a different party may escape with the victory, but the same tired party will always win. No new independents.. no new beliefs.. same old, same old. The lesser of two evils becomes the evil when elected, and the new guy always wears a brighter shade of gray.

Second, we will always complain that [insert year here]’s election has been the meanest and dirtiest ever. No it has no been.  Maybe the cruelty has shifted and been served up in different mediums, but it is still the same as it ever was..

Third, we will still vote for the people we say we hate. That’s right.. we will complain until we step into the polling place. When don’t pull levers now, but instead touch screens. And when we do, we will vote for the same people who we have complained about for the previous two to four years. The reason? We like the security of sameness, we fear change, and we especially love the pork and sausage of financial gain that [insert legislator here] brings home every year. New sports complexes that no one visits, new arenas in towns no one heard of, and bridges to no where. Or somewhere. And we love it.

There is one more thing we will undoubtedly do after the election. We will say we did not vote for the person who won, because so often the winners immediately become unpopular and go through the same cycle of public criticism..

I often want to take a break from politics. The heat of the campaign trail is not a dry one, but instead drenched in the filth and sweat of overwhelming lies and innuendo.

I think all of the ‘news’ sites I follow on Facebook may have to change. I am growing really weary and tired of how they make everything political. Things that should not be.. like the clown thing in France.. or Ebola. Or Halloween costumes. For Christ’s sake, just let us be.. Let people be people. Give us a break from the Republican vs Democrat nonsense. If we all took a poll, a real one, we’d realize how we don’t mostly agree with either one of the two parties’ platforms.

And we will complain and decry the two party system.
And we will demand a third party..
And we will still pick the same party we claim is the lesser of the ‘two evils,’ ignoring the potential endless amount of saints that could actually come out way if we just paid a little attention to the ballot beyond the first two lines.



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …