I shared a “both candidates suck so I don’t care who you voted for, lets go get drunk together” meme on Facebook a couple days ago. For the record, I don’t drink alcohol, but this election had me considering it.
A couple liberal FB friends decided that what that really meant was that I loved Trump and therefore needed to be yelled at. The discussion didn’t go well and I’m now short (at least) two FB friends. Or maybe that should read: The discussion went pretty well and now I don’t have to watch at least two folks whine about Trump any more.
For the record: I’m pretty sure Trump will suck as Prez and I’m just hoping he manages to do something to curb the trend to send out stuff to China, but I’m not holding my breath on that either. However I’m really not worried about him deciding to round up minorities for re-education training either. We didn’t get registration and concentration camps after 9/11 (when the general public might have been amenable) we’re certainly not going to get them now. Nor am I especially worried that he’s going to start removing rights from minorities either. Among other things the large majority of those laws are at the state level and I figure Trump’s ability to convince states as a whole to do that is pretty much non-existent. Since most of the folks I know who voted for Trump did so while figuratively holding their noses and with the understanding that he was going to require some close watching, yah, the fact that he won so many states doesn’t change that figuring. I’ll also note that for all of the media’s uproar over Trump’s treatment of women the worst they could find about Trump and gays was that a guy who used to work at a business Trump owns is suing because he feels he was treated badly by his co-workers after coming out as gay. There’s zero evidence that Trump had anything to do with it except for owning the company, and since that’s the only such suit I can find it also doesn’t exactly show that such was normal for Trump owned businesses.
Nor am I overly worried about Pence. One, he’s the VP, and two, he’s not Cheney. Stop wishing harm on Trump and you aren’t likely to have to deal with Pence. Now Bannon…..but Bannon isn’t signing laws into being either, so that’s a different worry anyway.
But apparently telling people that they need to spend more effort actually learning how the government works is “name calling” and telling them not to get their panties in a twist is “offensive” and telling them that offending further their friends and neighbors who are their local home support is a really bad idea is “making fun” of them.
And the fear-mongering has really got to stop. Yesterday I saw a headline that stated “If Trump forces Muslims to register then Jews ought to register with them cause Jews know what its like!!”. I didn’t read the article. But yah, thats helpfull for actually getting things done…….
In other news my work got in their first delivery of live Christmas Trees on Tuesday. I came home from work covered in pine sap, pine needles, and swearing about my new dept head (its not going well, but I finally remembered him from my previous time of employment with the company, short form, I’m now carrying solely purple and pink pens on the sales floor and it’ll be interesting to see how long it’ll take him to notice). Along that note: I know that the big box store with the orange aprons advertises that they carry fresh cut Christmas trees that are delivered regularly. But the reality is (at least here in Upstate NY) that they get a couple deliveries the week before Thanksgiving and that’s it. By the time you’re buying that live tree a week or so before Christmas that tree has been cut for over a month……