I feel upset

The weatherman said today would be high of 72F and partly sunny. It is 64F, grey, and raining. Maggie and I are cooped up in the house. You know she hates to get her fur wet. I’d planned on taking her out to the woods today, but every time I ask her if she wants to go, she looks at me like I’m nuts. I probably am. I would love to get out of the house. Instead I am sitting around and thinking, over-thinking maybe a little bit, too.

I am further upset that I had to unfollow a blog today. This blogger accused one of our presidential candidates of being a witch with an anti-Christian, pro-Satan agenda. I realize this country is bitterly divided over the election, but I feel this is going waaaay too far. I was totally offended by this and promptly hit the “unfollow” button. I am upset over the choices in the upcoming election, but prefer to stick to facts instead of character assassination and name calling. Witchcraft has historically been a charge leveled only at women and said women usually ended up dead because of it. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but to me this is a slippery slope to go down.

I am upset and sad over the political landscape in America. Gone are the days when the candidates would say things like, “As my worthy opponent pointed out…” in fact, any shred of civility has gone by the wayside.

I’m going to make myself a cup of hot apple cider and hope the day gets better. While I am leaving comments for this blog open, I ask you to be respectful.

Thanks, Liz

 

11 thoughts on “I feel upset

  1. cindy knoke

    Good for you.One much resort to didactics when adults behave like badly raised children. Maybe they want to bring back the witch trials and the inquisition. They probably don’t know what this entailed.
    Our country is in a sad place.
    I think you should let doggie rest and you go get some fresh air.
    Hugs to you and proud of your post.

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  2. loisajay

    I agree with you, Liz. This is hardly a campaign. It has turned in something that I cannot even begin to describe. When both candidates came onstage on Sunday and did not even shake hands–that was the beginning of the end. And it really was. This is awful.

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  3. colinandray

    Liz – Remember the serenity prayer (which is totally valid regardless of belief.. or lack of):
    God give me –
    Serenity… to accept the things I cannot change
    Courage… to change the things that I can, and
    Wisdom… to know the difference

    Have a great day and smile! Our world does have so many humorous aspects to it if we look hard enough. 🙂

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  4. weggieboy

    I will vote by mail as soon as the ballot arrives, probably today, tomorrow, or Saturday. I will go for the candidate who has the better CV, one that prepares her for the tasks of the presidency.

    I mostly agree with her outline for what America needs now, but more than that, I prefer her method of resolving issues over the slash and burn of the other candidate. He scares me!

    Once I’ve voted, perhaps turning the television off is a good idea. I probably should watch the last “debate”, though the first two were a bust for the endless lies and distortions. Who knows, maybe the last one will be different. (Probably not!)

    The lack of civility of this endless presidential campaign speaks to the need to change how we select our presidential candidates. We’ve already heard people are lining up for 2020~! SPARE ME!

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    1. maggie0019 Post author

      The lack of civility and the slash/burn mentality is awful. I wonder…will the next one be worse? How? I may (after answering these comments) turn off all screens and just listen to music today. It’s very cold and dreary and warming up the heating pad and snuggling with Maggie sounds like a plan. I was thinking, people look at the kids and say they weep for the future. What about how the supposed adults are acting now? I weep for the present. Maggie sends you and the boys a big slurpy woof!!! 😉 Liz

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      1. weggieboy

        Just brought Andy back from the veterinarian’s. He was pretty good, but got really growling when they tried to take his blood pressure. They eventually gave up, but his veterinarian checked his eyes for signs of retinal degradation high blood pressure would cause: they were perfectly normal!

        It’s sugar beet harvest time here, not the best time to wash a black car…! Had to go back a second time because the first time, I got caught behind a truck stirring up lots of beet harvest dirt on the road….! PO’ed? Yeah!

        It started out very foggy this morning, around freezing, but has warmed up to 44 degrees, with the fog burning off. Otherwise, today is a good day to get cozy here, as well! My best bet: that afghan Chris’ wife, Pam, made me!

        I unfollowed a couple bloggers today, something I’ve never done. One, because of the endless vulgarity reflecting his Trump fixation and his apparent unending diet of reading conspiracy theory blogs, that he then regurgitated into his one blog, and the other for a series of anti-Clinton blogs that went one step too far, calling her a literal witch! (Must be the same one you unfollowed….) That blog featured conspiracy theory blog references as well. Tired me out, and I didn’t need to have that crap in my home. The pity of it, I liked both of these blogs when they stayed away from politics.

        Oh well. three and a half weeks till this part’s over.

        Andy’s sulking, but Dougy say “Mrow!” They both liked the slurpy woof, whether Andy acknowledges it now or not! (Andy just stopped by, and he’s in a much better mood now! Good! )

      2. maggie0019 Post author

        I’m so glad the visits went well. Sugar beets! Who’d have thunk it? Lol. It’s hard to unfollow but I agree for sanity’s sake it must be done.

  5. sepultura13

    I agree with you, and would certainly have un-followed the blog in question if I had been a follower. As it is, there are some blogs out there that I won’t give the time of day due to the insane conspiracy theories and completely baseless attacks about choice of clothing and physical health – but leveling false charges of practicing witchcraft and / or Satanism are beyond the pale.

    There are some extremely unhinged people out there, and will certainly go completely off of their rockers on 9 November…it’s frightening.

    I said at the beginning of this election process that the Drumpf scares me far less than his supporters do…and I still stand by that statement. Especially since I live in a small town that is full of his supporters – and they still fly their confederate flags and “Don’t Tread on Me” banners regularly.

    Fortunately, we vote via mail here!

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    1. maggie0019 Post author

      Somehow this ended up in the spam folder. I think you bring up very good points. I am fearful of he-who-must-not-be-named’s supporters, as well. They target those different than themselves. Policies of exclusion; threatening violence and burning those who are different. It’s a scary time. I fear the 9th as well. At the last debate he said he’d “keep us in suspense” as to whether or not he would accept the results of the polls, but at the first debate he said he would accept them “absolutely”…what has changed? I think, his rabid supporters. Woof!

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