5 days ago
Monday, November 14, 2016
My humor took a huge hit but it is making a come back--almost. Maybe next post but hopefully before 4 years is up.
Ok, lets not pack our bags and head for Canada yet. That is not a simple move at all and maybe we can make a much easier move right here in this country that will actually be effective.
If we left the country, we have done nothing but aided and abetted the cause that has left us reeling with sleepless nights worrying about the fate of our beautiful planet, its diverse residents and its fragile environment.
My plan is, what if we did move but the move actually had a purpose other than ostrich-ism and peace of mind?? What if our move actually makes a difference?
With our electoral college system, thinking our vote counts is pretty much a myth. If you live in a Red state like I do, my vote after the primaries might as well have been cast into an abyss. I'm sure Republicans who live in blue states feel the same way. Popular vote is just a no significance statistic thrown out there to make us feel bad. So how to get our vote to count??
Remember there were several states that teetered and had they fallen to the left would have changed the outcome. But they teetered to the right this time and cost us.
Rather than moving across the border and only causing the nice, polite Canadians to consider building a wall to keep us out, how about we instead move in mass to several of the swing states and bolster our party in those areas pushing them into a Blue status? This would only be effective if you currently live in a Red state where your vote is useless anyway. Ah ha.
Sadly we can't change this election but how about the next one?
Hey, my bags can be quickly packed. Anyone care to join me??
Till then I shall wear my safety pin each day in public in support of minorities who are threatened. I find it interesting that in about 30 years, whites will have become a minority. Enjoy while you can guys. What goes around comes around. If I make it to 107, I hope someone wears the safety pin for me.
Now we have to watch to see if the scary man in the red ball cap can actually do a tenth of the things he said he would. I really don't think he can. I desperately hope he can't. Even his party is dismayed by some of his goals. We will see. I can only hope that in time, his supporters will get to experience buyer's remorse.
Positive Patti took a gut punch but is back--almost. Sure is hard being a glass half full gal these days. As we wait this out, let's be doing all we can via emails to our representatives and the White House to hopefully limit the damage. Wouldn't hurt to start right now.
I'll end with what has kept me strong for 40 years.
at 4:00 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti