Debate

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, then you’ve successfully reached the end of September. With everything that has happened this year, does it seem like nine months have already gone by? In looking at my blog post tracking, for the month of September, I only missed one post. I managed 97% this month, whereas in August, I missed nine days (22/31 posts = 71%). So I’d say there has been marked improvement. I want to make October a 100% month.

Last night was the first debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. I knew it was going to be awful, so I didn’t bother watching. From the reactions I’ve seen on Twitter and Facebook, I seem to be better off for not wasting my time. The most common way people described the debate was a “shit show”. I saw numerous tweets saying exactly that. Now there are all the wonderful memes that have been born from the debate. The biggest takeaway was apparently Biden telling Trump, “Will you shut up, man?” after Trump was talking over him. Both of those old farts acted like a couple of nincompoops comparing their dicks, to see whose was more limp.

The unanimous opinion on social media is that it was horrific, and it was extremely painful to watch. Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise tweeted at 02:58 EDT on 09/30/20: “That debate was the worst thing I’ve ever seen & I was in The Star Wars Holiday Special.” I don’t remember ever watching it, but I hear that Star Wars special was rather atrocious. So for Luke Skywalker himself to say that the debate was worse than that, that’s saying something.

This debate shows us that the country is screwed no matter which way the election goes. Two old, white perverts vying for the highest office in the land. Is this really the best we have to offer? The rest of the world is laughing at us right now. It’s really sad that the presidential race no longer accounts for the patriotism of the candidate, nor what their empty campaign promises might say. It’s all about money. It’s all about who raises the most money, who spends the most money, who advertises more, who slings the most mud about their opponent. It’s all about who can buy the election. The campaign process is merely an auction, and the office goes to the highest bidder. People watch these imbeciles in their debate and decide who was the “winner”. From what I’ve gathered, the debate lasted 90 minutes, but really, no one said a fucking thing of substance. Now, there are three more of these shit shows before the election in five weeks. Will anyone actually say something coherent and will there be some kind of substance? Or will these debates just result in six lost hours that no one will be able to get back?

To end the month, here’s a quote to go along with today’s theme:

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan

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