Monday, October 24, 2016

I voted, I mean, I rigged

As we all know, The Donald Trump claims the election is "rigged."

So, instead of voting, I helped "rig" the election in favor of Hillary Clinton.

And, it was so easy.

In Oregon, we've been voting by mail since 1998, the first in the nation to do so. I dropped my ballot off on Friday at the county offices in Bend.

Oregon usually has one of the highest turnouts in the nation because we have a modern, civilized way of voting.

Or, rigging.

Speaking of voter fraud, it is virtually non-existent. But, voter suppression is a growing problem. The Supreme Court helped pave the way.

Yes, the media is also rigging this election because it reports what The Donald says and does and tweets.

Trump, and his groupies, whine that the media is silent on all the negative revelations in Hillary's or her campaign's emails.

They say she is getting a free ride to the White House.

Yeah, just like all those other women in history who've run for president.

What the Trumpettes don't realize is that Hillary has been under the media microscope, often maliciously, for more than 30 years. She's been tarred and feathered multiple times. Now, she is getting blamed for her husband's affairs. That's how low her opponents go.

The voters know Hillary all too well.

The Donald, meanwhile, is getting hostile coverage for the first time in his life. Yes, he's been a tabloid mainstay for years, but no one takes that stuff seriously.

He had the gall to run for president after never running for any other office. So, the media is doing its job in delving into his fraudulent business deals and despicable personal life.

That's not rigging, that's reporting.

After three debates in which Hillary crushed The Donald each time, the polls reflect the reality that voters are preferring her over him.

During the primaries, The Donald crowed day and night about his poll numbers. He even boasted that he "could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody" and wouldn't lose voters.

Well, that was then.

He now calls the polls phony and rigged against him.

He's talking like a loser.

Then again, he's always been a loser and a fraud.

He deserves the shellacking he's receiving in the press and the polls.

Here's hoping for his beat-down on Nov. 8.


  1. Back to Sagan's quote about being bamboozled. It's hard to see it, when you are it. Everyone wants to believe they're on the side of righteousness rather than understand the reality of being trapped in the system. The normalcy bias is a wonderful coping mechanism.

    Vote for the Donald and who knows what we'll get. I can't imaging the Donald doesn't owe some favors.

    Vote for the Clinton and we'll get more corruption and collusion with wall street, trade agreements that destroy the middle class, and best of all, more war.

    I'm going to take the opportunity of living in a blue state, to vote for someone completely outside the official narrative.

    How does your position on the Occupy Wall Street movement line up with the way you just voted? You seem rather conflicted.

    In 1991, Clinton named Quigley as an important influence on his aspirations and political philosophy, when Clinton launched his presidential campaign in a speech at Georgetown.[2]:96 He mentioned Quigley again during his acceptance speech to the 1992 Democratic National Convention, as follows:

    “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies... is a foolish idea. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.”
    ― Carroll Quigley

  2. I just dropped off the ballot on my way to work. I always feel good knowing that at least I've voiced my opinion. I went 3rd party for the first time ever. As previously stated, even though I've been a registered Democrat for the last 28 years, I couldn't bring myself to vote for either of the two main choices. That said, I bought some extra popcorn as the next 48 hours are going to be interesting to say the least. I could certainly be wrong in calling a Trump win the other day but I'm sticking with it.

    Buckle up...