Choosing between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

I didn’t watch last night’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The way I figure, if something weird happens, it will be plastered all over YouTube and Facebook. Other than watching something weird for entertainment purposes, I just don’t care. I dislike both candidates. I don’t want either to be the next president. Not only would I just prefer Barack Obama serving another four years, but I would even prefer George W. Bush to come back and perform four years of community service in the Oval Office.

I’m sure by now George W. Bush realizes where he screwed up before and would take great pains not to screw up again.

Choosing between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton - Bent CornerI’d wager I’m not alone in this opinion.  I disliked George W. Bush greatly when he was our president, but I would prefer him over Orange Hitler or Grandma Nixon. Unfortunately, neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama can serve again as president. The Consitution forbids it. The Constitution, the same document that states a black person is equal to three-fifths of a person, at least when it comes to representation in Congress, says a president can only serve two terms.

Choosing between Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is like choosing between getting doused in the face with weapons-grade Ebola or full blown AIDS.

Jut pick one. Go ahead and pick one.

I’d prefer not to pick one. The same applies to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. One is like a bucket of AIDS, and the other is a spray can of Ebola. I’m not even sure which is which.

Hillary Clinton is down with the pneumonia

Hillary Clinton made the news yesterday and not for reasons neither she nor her campaign would have preferred. While attending a memorial service at Ground Zero for the victims of the September 11 Islamist terror attacks of 2001, Hillary became overcome with “overheating” and had to leave the ceremony. Video posted on Twitter showed the presidential candidate falling as Secret Service agents helped her get into a black van.

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This a black van. This is not Hillary’s black van. Her van is much nicer than this one.
That’s not to say she just got into a stranger’s black van parked near the event. She stumbled into her own black van.

The heat was sweltering yesterday morning in New York City, reports indicating it was somewhere in the high seventies to low eighties.

Hillary and her crew then left the event and went to daughter Chelsea’s nearby apartment. A short time later, she was seen leaving the apartment, telling reporters and onlookers “I’m feeling great, it’s a beautiful day in New York.”

Hillary Clinton is down with the pneumonia - Bent CornerShe then grabbed and hugged a young female child, apparently in an attempt to sap the girl’s life force, similarly to what a creature with Lifelink does in Magic: The Gathering.

Then things got a little strange.

The Clinton campaign later issued a statement saying that two days prior on Friday, Hillary’s doctor diagnosed her with pneumonia. If she had pneumonia, what was she doing out of bed? Why did her campaign first say she was overheated?

I’ve had pneumonia. It kicks your ass. It’s not something to be trifled with. Pneumonia can kill you. It kills a lot of people. Have you seen Rock Hudson on TV lately? No? That’s because he died. He died from pneumonia, caused by full-blown AIDS, but it was pneumonia that killed him. Thousands of people die from pneumonia every year. Hillary has pneumonia, and she’s walking around with it?

It’s also contagious.

I reluctantly voted for Hillary in the primary, but I’m not voting for her in November. I have a real problem with her on two fronts: her judgment and her truthfulness. She continuously makes poor choices. Whether it’s deciding to have her own private email server while Secretary of State or deciding to keep a busy schedule even though she has a serious health problem. She and her staff lied about the reason she had to leave the ceremony. It wasn’t overheating, it was pneumonia. As soon her doctor told her that she had pneumonia, why didn’t her campaign release a statement disclosing it?

There’s a reason people don’t trust Hillary Clinton.

I just wish there was someone else to vote for this November. I don’t want to vote for someone who thinks it’s a good idea maintain a busy schedule while down with the pneumonia. I don’t want to vote for someone who’s first instinct is to always lie.

Hillary Clinton’s ‘basket of deplorables’

Hillary Clinton was at a New York fundraiser Friday evening and had this to say about half of the people who are supporting Donald Trump.

You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that.

Grossly generalistic? How about grossly stupid?

Hillary Clinton should be trying to sway people who are planning on voting for Donald Trump, not labeling them with negative terms that end in either ist or phobic.

Attack the candidate. Never attack their supporters. It never works. Mitt Romney was caught doing it four years ago, and we all saw how that worked out.

What’s it say about Hillary Clinton’s America when so many of its citizens are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, or Islamophobic? One of the two presidential candidates wants to make America great again, and it’s not her. How then can she believe that half of the people not voting for her are terrible human beings and not want to do something about that?

I wish this presidential election could be postponed due to lack of viable candidates. No matter who wins this November, I believe they will go down in history as the worst president we have ever had. I’m 52 years old. Most of the presidents in my lifetime have been awful.

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill famously said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”

I’m starting to think Churchill was wrong about the last part, at least when it pertains to our kind of democracy, the kind that relies on large amounts of money from rich contributors to get elected. I’ve seen the results of this brand of democracy, and I’ve found it extremely lacking.

I simply choose not to play

I give up. I am done with the 2016 Presidental election. I have looked extensively at the two choices I have to vote for and I’ve found both candidates to be extremely lacking and wanting. No matter who wins this November, I firmly believe they will turn out to be the worst president in my lifetime.

There are issues in this election that are important to me. The problem is, for every one issue a candidate has that I agree with, there seem to be six others I do not agree with. This is the inherent problem with a two-party system of politics. This is why nearly every other democracy in the industrialized world does not have a two-party political system.

This is why most Americans do not vote.

PlayersHandbookThanks, but no thanks. I refuse to continue to play this retarded game of electoral Sophie’s Choice. Let someone else choose the lesser of two evils. Choosing the lesser of two evils still requires a person to pick evil. If I never picked an evil player character in Dungeons & Dragons, why would I choose to do it in real life? If I was told by a dungeon master that I had to pick an evil character to play in his or her game, I would simply not play.

That is what I am doing now. I am choosing not to play.

The Democratic party no longer represents me

What’s happened to the Democratic party?

Last night at the DNC convention, an 11-year-old girl and her mother, a Mexican national who is in this country illegally, went on stage and spoke. The girl did most of the talking because her mother couldn’t speak English even though she’s lived here for over two decades.

The girl was born here in the United States and because of that fact, she’s a U.S. citizen. Her non-English speaking mother is not. Neither mother nor daughter can vote this November, at least not legally. This didn’t stop either of them from chanting “Hillary Clinton for President.”

Whoever thought it was a good idea to put these two on national TV was smoking crack. Not the good pharmaceutical kind of crack, but the kind you would expect to find in a portapotty at a Jimmy Buffett concert.

You don’t use pre-teen children for political gain, especially on such a large stage. The girl is only 11-years-old. She’s not done cooking yet. Let her grow up and become an adult before you have her promote a candidate for president. She’s too young to be able to understand what she’s doing. And then you have the mother, a foreign national who is here illegally, addressing people watching on TV, telling them who they should vote for this November.

I can’t imagine immigrating to a country illegally, not learning to speak that country’s language, and then going on that country’s national TV to tell its citizens who they should vote for.

That would be… rude.

It’s clear to me that this current incarnation of the Democratic party doesn’t represent me or my interests. They don’t represent what I believe to be right or just. As soon as it’s possible, I’m changing my political affiliation from Democrat to independent. I’ll never become a Republican. Not unless they stop embracing anti-science, anti-gay, and Evangelical Christianity. I’d also include being pro-war into the mix of disqualifiers, but today the Democrats are just as pro-war as the Republicans.

I’m done with the Democratic party.

Japanese man has cat in campaign posters

Satoshi Shima is running for elected office in Japan and for some fantastic reason, has featured a beautiful white cat in some of his campaign posters.

His posters seem to follow the common-uncommon-rare format found in Magic The Gathering and other collectible card games. The normal, common poster shows Mr. Shimo without a cat. Then, there’s a less than common poster with the cat in the lower right corner, in scale with Mr. Shima. Then, there’s a rare version featuring the cat in place of Mr. Shima, while Mr. Shima is shown in the lower right at a smaller scale than the cat.

I of course am a fan of the rare version.

Too bad I can’t vote for Satoshi Shima. Maybe I’ll write his name in instead of the non-choices have waiting for me this November. I don’t know what Mr. Shima stands for, but I know he’s better than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. I wish there was a way to get my hands on one of these. Maybe an Etsy artisan will rip off the image and start selling them.