So What Does Ted Cruz Dropping Out of The Race Mean?

I really don’t know to be honest.  But I will be talking my possible answers since I posted the question to y’all.  Well, it’s no secret that Ted Cruz is kind of an awful choice of presidential candidates, but 2016 will be known as the year of the awful choices. I was so glad that he had been holding up to Trump much better than initially expected, because as much as I find myself not a fan of the man, I was a fan of his ability to stand up to Trump.  Because at the end of the day there is this difference.  Trump is a bigot, a bully, sexist, xenophobic, racist, rich guy, who has no idea how the world works, but knows enough to know, that his opinions do nothing but create bad blood amongst the people’s of this great land of America, but more than that cause worldwide cringing, tongue-biting, and to some extent fear.  He was funny(in a make fun of him sort of way), fun to heckle, and a “no way in Hell is this real,” sort of candidate, but then he became a front runner, and never stopped.  And from front runner he is now the only candidate running for the nomination by the Good Old Party who hates his guts as well.  Cruz on the other hand, has some pretty crappy ideas, but they are honest to goodness what he believes to be great ideas.  He also lacks a little bit in the tact and diplomacy category,  but Trump doesn’t  have either of those qualities.  Trump is dangerous to our way of thinking, and dangerous to the future of our Republic, regardless of how corrupt many parts of the system already are.  He is a step into regression that we as Americans can’t afford to take.  But there is always the hope that the party will do the right thing and throw the nomination to someone else.

The other issue, however, is Hillary beating Bernie.  Which I might add, is a travesty.  Bernie is better liked, and although he has more support from us, the small people as it were,  she has more delegates, because she won the states that have more of them.  If you ask me, it should be decided by how many states you win, not which states you win.  Bernie has more experience than almost all of these crazy people put together, not to mention a stronger compassion for his fellow human beings, and a strange honesty that you don’t get out of many politicians. Trump and Hillary are both funded by SuperPacs, and if you ask me, should no longer be tolerated or allowed to happen.  I would put her on a pedestal so high above Trump, but I am not pleased by having to make such a crazy ass decision.

So in that scenario, isn’t the asshole businessman whose only real goal as president will be to make himself and others like him even richer, the person that these power elites will do everything they can to elect?  The answer is yes.  But don’t lose heart, these are merely shadows of what can be, if we do not get up off of our asses and encourage the rest of America to wake up and do the same.  We can not tolerate someone like Trump even having a fraction of a chance at the highest office in the land.  Remember Dubya?  This will be ten times even more disastrous than those  8 years were.

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Marching On..

March has “leaped” out from under a day that only exists once every four years, and to turn the old cliche, has certainly come in like a lion, but sort of a lamb-ish lion.  From a totally calm night, out of nowhere we were struck with gale force winds, which caused much creaking in the old house where our apartment is located.  A restless night to say the least, but come morning, a beautiful, calm, clear day awaited us.  Given I didn’t do a whole lot today, it wouldn’t have really mattered what kind of day we were faced with, but this month has been begun by a lamb in lion’s clothing as far as I can tell, plus the unseasonable weather, that is the new normal.  Because climate change is alive and well and can not any longer be ignored, reason enough to choose your Super Tuesday vote wisely.  This is the most important election of the modern age, and businessmen, bigotry and all this talk of building walls, and climate change deniers will no longer be tolerated, in a race for one of the most important jobs in the land.  The fate of the world rests in all our hands, all of them.  I mean, I think Leonardo Dicaprio summed it up pretty nicely in his Oscar speech the other day.

And speaking of Oscars, who else thought The Martian was totally snubbed, not to mention  amazing pictures like Star Wars? And Mad Max winning one award?  Sure. But four or five?  No.  I’ve never seen it so I might change my tune when I get around to seeing it, but probably not.  And movies worth your attention should include the new biopic of true Olympic underdog Eddie Edwards, “Eddie The Eagle” starring Taron Edgerton, who delivers a performance just as perfect as his performance in Kingsman, two very different movies, very different characters, and one very talented young Brit.  Keep your eyes on this one.  One day let’s hope he wins all the awards.

One final note on climate change, please stop acting all surprised when the weather is “weird.”  It’s the new normal guys, and we can no longer afford to be apathetic about it.  Sure we can’t prevent it, and it may even be too late to slow some of the effects down, but if we all do our part, we can at the very least live with our consequences.  But let us never lose hope, and don’t think we can just ignore it and have it fix itself, because  it won’t.  And let’s keep lobbying companies and corporations to make everything less disposable, and let’s reuse reuse reuse, whenever possible.  Composting, recycling, reading, researching, listening, paying attention, and generally caring for other living things will all be valid contributions to the fight for our world, and for our and it’s future.  it really is a beautiful place after all.

 

We will March Forward with our hearts in our hands, our eyes on the skies, and our ears turned toward the concerns of each other.  Oh and as an afterthought:  Donald Trump, you are FIRED!