Has the World Gone Mad?

I think the obvious answer to that question is YES.

I haven’t posted on this blog in over nine months. It’s not because I’ve been lacking in opinions or things to say. I should start keeping a list of all the things I mean to blog about. If the app for WordPress was better I might even try blogging on the fly. So why today? What finally tipped the scales?

Two things.

This is a long post full of personal opinions. There will not be an option to comment. If you don’t want to read my ranting and venting, by all means feel free to skip over reading what is under the cut. I promise I won’t be offended.

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If you’re not interested in politics, please turn back now or you’re in for a really boring read.

I want to start by saying that for all intents and purposes, that I am a liberal. Hell, you might even call me a socialist. I see nothing wrong with that. Maybe I’m a liberal with socialist tendencies? I don’t know. I’m not that deeply entrenched in politics. I have a lot to learn but I’m paying attention. Not just to what the democratic party is saying, but what the republican party is saying as well. Though I will say that what I hear from the republican side these days is a lot more name calling and outright lying than I would expect from adults who expect to be elected to the highest office this country has.

What made me want to write this post was a status a friend posted on Facebook. He’s a good guy and I generally like him. He’s hilarious, most of the time. Our political views really couldn’t be much more on opposite ends of the spectrum. I try not to engage him in too many debates because instead of having an open dialogue about things, he turns into one of those smug, sarcastic types who doesn’t really want to discuss it at all; he just wants to be right. I should also mention that he was born in ’87 and considers Reagan to be his hero. Draw whatever conclusions from that you’d like. I’ll keep mine to myself.

What my friend said was:

“Hi, I’m Hillary Clinton. Everything that has ever reflected poorly on me is someone else’s fault. Vote for me because I’m a woman.”

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