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   Back in my Army days when I actually knew a few black guys, they used to play a game called  "The Dozens" which later morphed into "Yo Mamma" jokes. The idea was to keep ramping up the insults until one quit or broke into a fight. Donald and Hillary have elevated this game into a political saga like we have never seen before and in the process proved that issues take a back seat to insults.    This is almost a rehash of a previous article but I felt the need to beat the drum again.

    I have no problem believing that Donald Trump did what has been alleged by the recent revelation from women from his past encounters. I expected this would be a news event long ago. When I heard the audio from his bus microphone, I knew that he was speaking about his actions. This was more than locker room talk. It was an admission of excess that people in power and celebrity are afforded.

    Am I offended by what he said and what is now alleged that he did? No, I am a big boy with a past not always spent on the narrow puritan path. I can easily imagine that he did these things and probably far worse. I will make no excuse for his actions if they are true or false. It makes no difference to me that a woman waited 30 plus years to voice her concern now. I do not worry that this the timing is meant to have the most negative impact on his campaign for president. So are the leaked emails.

    Donald Trump has never been my first, second, or third choice. One of my friends recently asked if I were tired of the Trump candidacy. I replied that I was tired of his candidacy when he announced his run for the presidency. (See previous post here).

    The question now is not if Donald did this or Hillary is a crook. We have long since passed the exit on this highway to hell. We are now at the crossroads intersection with only two real choices. I am only now concerned with which road will take us to the least damaging destination. I could stick by my pristine principals and choose not to vote for either of these candidates. That decision would neither make me feel better nor prevent what I perceive as a catastrophic turn in our country's future.

Between Georgia

There actually is a  Between Georgia  . It is half way Between Atlanta and Athens. The signs however may have been added for emphasis.

    I make no excuses for DJT or HRC or even Slick Willy. I think we passed that hurdle back in the 1990's when we reelected a seriously flawed candidate. If you are on the other side of the political fence, perhaps you can argue that we passed that in 1972 with another flawed candidate. Perhaps the difference goes back to the 1960 election when we elected what I am sure was not the first 'Philanderer-in-Chief'. Of course we did not know it then. We had a willing press to protect our Democratic leaders. This ain't nothing new.

    The FACT OF THE MATTER (don't you just hate it when one of the pundits uses that to deflect the truth?) we are stuck now at the crossroads. Yogi's advice is the operative word here.


"When you come to a crossroad, take it!"



    There is plenty of time to argue over whom is the most flawed and corrupt.    We are now engaged in what could be a national game of Russian Roulette. Hold the gun to your head and spin the cylinder, pull the trigger and hope for the best outcome. Perhaps there is a better way to play that game. We may be held hostage by our own political system. See below:

    The link contains some 'offensive language' from Blazing Saddles but it pretty much fits the situation. If you are easily offended do not click on this link or listen to RAP music unless it is the heavily edited versions performed at the White House by Kendrick Lamar and numerous other role models from the Hip Hop community chosen by Michelle Obama. It hearkens back to a time when we did not take everything so damn seriously. This clip represents the dilemma we face. My problem is that I am not sure if Sheriff Bart (Cleavon Little) is Trump or us. Where is Gene Wilder when we need him?

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Comments

( October 22nd, 2016 @ 11:06 pm )
 
No, you're not the only one. While there is a good chance that the election results may be reasonably close to accurate, that is not the intent of the Liberal.

Republicans need not parrot the narrative of the Liberal as they rearrange the rules of the game in a constant manner.
( October 22nd, 2016 @ 8:18 am )
 
Am I the only one who finds it ironic that our President is complaining about Donald Trump's claim that the is election rigged? He made a career in Chicago telling people the system was rigged and agitating the crowds per the Alinsky model. That is what a community organizer does, stir the pot and create attention getting incidents.

Along comes the Donald and used the same technique and all the Alinskyites are crying foul. Donald is tweaking them with their own techniques and they find it off limits.

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( October 20th, 2016 @ 10:02 am )
 
Let's not forget that Trump and the Clintons have run in the same social circles for years. They socialized together and Bill and Donald played golf together. They both know secrets about the other that neither want to disclose. However, in the world of politics, all is fair in love and war so they are now engaged in the "Battle Royale" of all battles.

Chelsea and Ivanka were friends and both claim to remain so after the election. That would be a real accomplishment if it holds.

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( October 20th, 2016 @ 9:32 am )
 
Both were made of steel and ignored insults. Trump learned from Hillary.
( October 20th, 2016 @ 8:59 am )
 
You guys know that Hillary threw caution to the wind, once again, and openly lied about the Clinton Foundation's altruistic generosity and accountability, when the truth probably would not have sufficed ... most definitely would not have sufficed - not coming from here lying mouth.
( October 20th, 2016 @ 8:40 am )
 
Great debate last night by both candidates. Both are over exposed by years on TV.
( October 20th, 2016 @ 8:30 am )
 
In this election very few things would surprise me and we still have time for a few more Donald, Bill and Hillary escapades to explode.
( October 20th, 2016 @ 8:27 am )
 
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