Dispatches from The Swamp – the ‘I hope’ edition

  • The most important thing for which I am hopeful today is that Barack Obama is re-elected tomorrow. This US election has been even more insane than normal. The attacks on women’s reproductive rights have been outrageous from blatantly false and crazy assertions that women’s bodies have supernatural powers and insistence that women carry babies they don’t want. I wonder how men would feel if women made decisions that forced them to undergo unwanted vasectomies. A Romney presidency would be a catastrophe of epic proportions for the United States and the world. We could expect an invasion of Iran,[1] further roll backs to the already patchy US safety net, and more economic disaster for the poor. At least Obama has the ‘incumbent’ factor, which generally favours the re-election of a sitting president.
  • I am hoping I can take next week off. I have had not had any significant time off in months that did not involve my mother. I do still have to go to Calgary weekend after next but if I can get a rest first that would be good.
  • Listening to Christy Clark announce the new Destination BC,[2] I am hoping she loses her voice. I am so tired of listening to her feign excitement when, really, she has nothing to be excited about and she sounds fake.

[1] Not that Obama’s foreign policy has been all that great either.

[2] Ya, we used to have Tourism BC.

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  1. Even when the election is over, we will be inundated with talking heads analyzing the results for the next four years! I love political nonsense, but this American election is even too much for me!

    Love your comment re Christy Clark. Priceless! Silence from now to May with no more ‘Frankly. Ya know’ and other grating mannerisms would be wonderful. 👍

    Take care.

    • Yes and it is even worse if you have to look at her and listen to her. She has no substance whatsoever.


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