Raoul’s Two Cents: October 14, 2022
The Fork on the Road to the Midterms
WARNING: Move to the jokes if sensitive about political ideas.
I can’t believe I paid over $6 for a gallon of gas. I can’t believe the stock market continues to tank. I can’t believe this is still America.
The midterm election is just around the corner. Whether living conditions have improved or not since the last election is the normal gauge of whether one votes one way or another. In other words, if things got better since the last election, you re-elect the current establishment. If things got worse, you vote for the other guy. Simple, right? No. Not really.
Where we are today
It’s quite obvious that things have gotten worse — the sinking economy, the rising crime wave, the unabated influx of illegals, the surging homeless population, the one-sided judicial system … heck, we’re at the brink of a nuclear war with Russia. No matter how you lean in your political ideology, you’d need to be really wacko or in denial if you can’t admit this, right? There’s nothing irrefutable about my observations.
Pennsylvania is a microcosm of the rest of the 50 states. A well-funded buffoon who can’t speak and think logically is up against a celebrity doctor with limited means. It’s anyone’s guess who will win. How is that even possible? It’s because this is no ordinary election. Performance is not the gauge. Personality is. Ideology is.
“Anyone but HIM” is a mantra of many. Do you realize how illogically dangerous that notion is? One has to assume HE is the worse human being in the planet. After 2 years of irrational decisions by the OTHER GUY, how’s that turning out?
Are we talking about loyalty without question … even to the point of going down with the ship? If Putin says attack Ukraine, do we attack? Is it possible that the ideology of the party has changed? JFK would not recognize his own party today. Are our priorities in order? Do we build the foundations first or do we build the penthouse? If nuclear missiles are launched will there still be an environment to save? Will abortion still be an issue when we are scrambling to survive?
Einstein never really said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” but the logic is still true.
Indeed, this midterm election is a mirror that tells you what you’re really made of.
Joke of the Week
Thanks to Joanne of Connecticut.
Videos of the Week
Thanks to Jackie of Whittier, CA for this Halloween video of Topi the Corgi.
Thanks to Tom of Pasadena, CA for this video of a prank by the Payless discount shoe store. Hear the professional opinions of the influencers. Sadly, Payless closed its 2,500 US stores shortly after and filed for bankruptcy in February 2019.
Thanks to Art of Sierra Madre, CA
Thanks to Garie of Paranaque, Metro Manila
These I found
Cool Halloween DIY idea.