Saturday, November 3, 2012

It's Very Nearly Here

To my Canadian, UK, Australian, et al, friends, please excuse this post on the American political system.  Feel free to search the Internet for something infinitely more interesting.  Or read each other's blogs ( Might I recommend It's Rhyme Time? Pat Hatt's poetic flair is quite debonnair compared to my blathering hot air) 

I like to look at things from a "glass half-full" perpective.

On Tuesday, Americans (most of them still alive) will head to the polls to select a new president or re-elect the current one.

No matter who wins, the losing side will bemoan the direction our country is heading.  To them the apocalypse will be upon us.

But, be of good cheer:

It could be worse
It has been worse
 

35 comments:

  1. Oddly enough I'm about to head over to Rhyme Time for my daily dose of laughs as it is Al, you guys always post at around the same time which is cool because I get two posts from my favourites at once. When it comes to the elections you're right, no matter who wins a portion of your country is going to believe that they're heading in a negative direction which is a shame but I guess may the best man win haha.

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    1. I just hope we can get on with the really important stuff.
      Like what kind of mom Snooki will be.

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    1. I try to put things into perspective. Like this past week. I never ONCE felt the need to complain about not being able to flush. At least I still had a house. And nobody in my family lost their life.
      :-(

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  3. It could be worse but it still has a chance to be amazingly bad if Romney gets in. Or if Obama does.

    Damn.

    I do think Obama can be classed as the lesser of two evils though, or, at the very least, the devil you know.

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    1. But, I'd prefer to let someone else take a stab at it. If HE screws it up, we toss his butt out in 2016.
      On the bright side, this will all soon be over. And then we can get ready for Christmas.
      Unless those Mayans were on to something, after all.

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  4. Sending them over to me, how nice of thee. But sadly I have lots of hot air too. Mine just comes out a different end than you haha. Yeah no matter what comes to pass someone will always whine, that is the same with just about anything.

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    1. I send them to you
      because of the poems you do.
      Better than with me.
      It's toilets and jive, you see.

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  5. I already voted early. Beats the long lines on tuesday.

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    1. Vote Early-Vote Often.
      An American tradition.
      :-D

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  6. I'm so glad you didn't experience any worse damage than you did.
    I confess I'm pro Obama, big time. But I'm glad it will soon be over and we will get a break from all those political ads!

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    1. Wednesday morning, even if half the population is pissed off, will still have a bright ray of sunshine. I'm hoping most of the complaining and finger-pointing will be done.

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  7. Ditto to Eva's comments. I look forward to these elections being over so I can sit back and take a deep breath. I just hope I don't need to hold my breath for four years.

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  8. It could be worse!
    I'll be glad when it's over. I've already cast my vote. (We have early voting in my state.) But doesn't matter who wins, he'll still be our president and we need to support him.

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    1. You are right, sir. While I won't shed a tear if Obama gets tossed, I never hoped he'd fail. Then, we'd all lose.

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  9. Obama?!?! Are you guys ready to join Greece?

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    1. Well, they DO have good baklava.
      And nude beaches.

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  10. I'm not American, but you managed to keep this post interesting to an outsider anyway. I confess I wish I could vote because I definitely have a preference, and the actions of the U.S. have a pretty big impact on your neighbours to the North. I hope I still respect the American public on Wednesday morning.

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    1. I've always thought Canada would be a great place in which to live, Celine Dion notwithstanding.
      I'd even learn to play hockey if I could move there.

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  11. I really wish a third party candidate would win. But, for some reason everyone thinks they are throwing their vote away if they vote third party.
    I think no matter which of the top two wins, we are still going toward that cliff.
    I'm a great big ray of sunshine, aren't I?

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    1. I hope you're wrong about the cliff. I really do.
      But, I'm going to buy a generator all the same.

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    2. It all depends... if America votes for Obama the cliff is certain, if for Romney - there is possibility of major cuts in spending, balanced budget and the cliff could be avoided. Margaret Thatcher saved England from the cliff but she wasn't the most popular girl among socialists...

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  12. I hope it's a clear result one way or the other without all the hanging chad stuff that happened in 2000 - that was so tedious. Personally, I'd like to see a lesbian in the White House.

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    1. You are so right. The 2000 election was oh so crazy.
      Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing a couple of lesbians in my living room.
      As long as they were hot.
      Yes...sigh...I am a pig. ;-)

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  13. But...but...this is the most important election ever ever in the whole history of ever.

    Just like the last one.

    And the one before that.

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    1. I'm with ya. The only elections that probably weren't all that critical were the first two.

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    1. I can't think of many things worse than brothers killing brothers.
      Peace to everyone!

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  15. I'm so glad the ads are almost over. I'm so tired of hearing all the bashing and the lying - my kids won't shut up! Sssshhh, kids, I'm trying to type...damn kids!

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    1. Before you know it, though, they'll be gone and your house will be quiet and....hey, wait a minute, that's a pretty cool deal.

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  16. I also voted early. It really bothers me when people who don't even bother to vote are the first to complain. Julie

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    1. That's alway amazed me. Well, that, and Snooki's popularity.

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  17. YAY, it's almost over! Until the recount starts. Ugh.

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    1. I just hope there's no doubt, either way. The 2000 election sucked.

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