The Election

I’m currently recovering from two days of work that kicked my butt. Monday was my first day working in the Shift Lead position. The whole of work wasn’t bad, plus it wasn’t extremely stressful, as I wasn’t locked into one spot. Then Yesterday, I ended up working just shy of 16 hours, from 06:00 – 22:00. I was supposed to be off at 20:00, but our closing cook was arrested in the morning. As of this morning, he was still in jail. As a result of missing his shift, he no longer works for the company. Another cook working until 20:00 volunteered to stay and close, just an additional hour or so. Since he is inexperienced at closing, I offered to stay and assist him. Needless to say, I’m paying for it now, as my feet and ankles are rather stiff and sore.

I now turn to the subject that has dominated the news and social media (which I have been trying to avoid): the election. As of this afternoon, there still no winner. However, all signs point toward a Biden victory. Everywhere you look, it seems, there’s this huge push for voting. “Go vote! Every vote counts! Make your voice heard!” That’s the omnipresent message, almost like brainwashing. The funny thing is, the loudest proponents of voting, of “every vote counts” come from people on the political left. Every vote counts. Unless it’s for Trump. If the election were swinging the other way around, you would be hearing massive cries of voter fraud.

For Trump supporters, only a miracle would give him the re-election. For Biden supporters, they just might get their wish of removing Trump in January. As I’ve said before, either way, we, the people, are fucked. It’s just a matter of how much lube you’ll receive before your anal impaling.

I can only think of a few Hollywood types who don’t support Biden. People like Jon Voight, Ted Nugent, James Woods, Clint Eastwood, Chuck Woollery, John O’Hurley and Tim Allen are all conservative. The funny thing is, not one of them was in the group basically shouting at people to vote. Social media was in the middle of this, as well. You couldn’t go 10 seconds on Facebook or Instagram without seeing something about the election.

Now, can someone please explain to me why there’s all this barrage of “your vote matters” bullshit. Explain how one person out of the millions of voters makes one fucking bit of difference. Donald Trump and George W. Bush are two perfect examples of how the popular vote does not mean shit. The only thing that matters is the 270 electoral votes needed. California has the lion’s share with 55 electoral votes. Let’s say you vote Republican in California. You’re just wasting your time, because the Electoral College representatives of your state will, 12 times out of 10, vote Democrat. Even if the majority of voters in a given state choose one candidate, the electoral official can vote any way they choose. Yeah, your vote counts. Uh-huh. Tell me another one.

Some people out there are so fed up with the whole election process and the fact that so-called third parties don’t stand a snowball’s chance in Hell in the elections that they’ve decided to cast a hilarious throw-away vote: Kanye West. The attention-seeking media whore of a washed-up celebrity actually received 60,000 votes. Hell, back in 2016, even Harambe, the gorilla killed at the Cincinnati Zoo got some votes. It’s unclear how many, because there was no official tabulation. I guess America has picked its poison for the next four years. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take the country out completely before 2024.

I now leave this quote for the day:

“One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.”

Cal Thomas

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