Thursday, November 10, 2016

Observations from a Blue State

Two guys waiting to pick up their cars from service:

Guy 1: “If a cop arrests you, you’re guilty of something.”

Guy 2. “Shouldn’t waste money on trials, let the cops take care of it right there.”

Guy 1. “It’s the fucking lawyers.”

Guy 2. “When they go to trial they always get off.”

Guy 1. “Trump will take care of that.”

After Tuesday’s election it feels like just under half of Americans would be willing to toss the constitution to allay their perceived fears.

Trump has made it okay to go beyond the normal conservative dog whistles, check out what happened in schools the day after the elections. Jr. High kids taunting Latino kids telling them to go back to where they came from,

Football games now featuring racial chants

“Niggers get out” spray painted in school bathrooms.

Will we have open season on anyone who is perceived as not American and you can read that as white American.

I am sick and tired of hearing about how tough things are in parts of America, no jobs, no money. I get that it’s tough to have a factory move to a non-union state (that’s where most of the jobs have gone) or overseas. I understand that. What I don’t understand is why, the whiny little bitches, don’t do something about it.

Being a coal miner has always sucked, it has been a nasty, dangerous job since the first mine was dug. What I don’t get is why the miners blame the government for their plight. The mine operators are the culprits, google Don Blankenship when you get a moment, he’s a piece of work. If I was a miner in West Virginia I’d burn his hilltop mansion down. The government is trying to protect them from the mine owner who could care if you lived or died.

Coal is not coming back, no matter what Trump says. Do they believe we’ll have steam locomotives and coal burning furnaces again?

Michigan went for Trump, he got the union vote. Do they believe he’d have done the auto industry bailout that President Obama did? GM and Chrysler are alive and thriving today (and they paid back the money) because of the loans. He wouldn’t have.

Check out the great economic miracle in Kansas, slash taxes, slash the budgets on everything that makes life worthwhile…Kansas is a large pile of horseshit and Republicans still believe there is a pony in there somewhere. Sorry it’s just a pile of horseshit.

Compare Republican Wisconsin to Liberal Minnesota, they share a border. Minnesota is on fire economically, Wisconsin is on a downward spiral.

Why don’t these angry voters take a look at their state and compare it to the thriving “Blue” states and note the differences? Do you know what the difference is? The “Blue” states don’t have wingnuts running them. They don’t have politicians play the race card and turning the citizens into them and us adversaries.

Value voters in the south would be amazed at the difference in the divorce rate between Massachusetts and Mississippi. (Mass has the lowest in the nation) The difference in the teen pregnancy rates in states with solid, science based sex education compared to states with mumbo-jumbo sex ed is amazing.

I could go on, but I’m tired of conservatives, evangelicals, right to lifers, trickle-down economics, misogyny, racists and ignorance.

You have your country back for the next for years and whatever happens it’s all on you and we’ll have to fix it again. When we do, I’d like you to shut the fuck up and get to work on yourself.


  1. What bothers me is that I think America is being "played". Who got to Podesta's emails? It could be Russia....Putin is pissed that Bush was setting up bases, Cheney went into Azerbaijian for oil and NATO is swallowing up the Former Soviet Union.....but it could just as likely be one of the American Oligarchs such as The Kochs who got The Supremes to change The Rules, spent a couple of fortunes and lost with Romney. If I was an Entrepreneurial Geek I'd go to them and say...."guess what I can do"?. Who knows? Whatever! But if I'm right and America is being "played" Trump doesn't know about it. For that we should be worried.

  2. Hey, haven't read or commented here much before. But you are spot on, brother.