March 15th, 2016

Generally Disgusted

Today, I will go out and vote in the Illinois primary election, for what little difference it will make.

There are a lot of things that I could say, most of which would just have the effect of ticking everyone off. So I'm just going to boil it down to three:

  • I am disgusted by the number of my friends who seem to think that it's just fine when people engage in behaviors that would enrage them if they were directed against themselves or candidates that they support. (If you aren't one of those people, this part of the message is not for you.)
  • Obstructionist legislatures are only a problem when they are obstructing what I want, where "I" for the purpose of this discussion is whoever is speaking. (For example, see the President's endorsement of Juliana Stratton; also the statements of Democrats and Republicans over the last 30 years or so about judicial confirmations depending on who is going to be doing the nominating.)
  • It is entirely possible for two apparently contradictory statements to both be true at the same time. Reality is not a true/false quiz.