Sunday, February 28, 2016

How About These Fine Candidates?





Most of you know that I'm a political junkie. I wake up and watch cable news, I get showered, then watch some more political news. At work, I listen to talk radio, (after the local comedy radio show). I mean it can’t be politics all the time. Then when I return home, I listen to a bit more cable news before I get a big ol’ dose of my reality shows. You know, to get a break from all that politics. But this year, this year I feel like politics has drifted it’s way into my reality shows and I’m not happy about that. So much damn drama going on in the world of politics.

I want politics to stay where it belongs. In politics. I don’t mind some mudslinging now and then but this whole thing has just turned downright ugly, childish, and petty. It gets worse year after year. What happened to dignity in running an entire country? Can’t we just play nice? Can’t we act like adults? At this rate, I’m tempted to vote for some of these fine candidates:
from Google
Remember when Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart threw their hats in the ring in 2008? Yes, it was a lot of fun to watch and sure, Colbert pulled out of the running long before it got too serious (and way too expensive - a mere $35,000 to enter the South Carolina primary - but still entertaining and very informative too.

saw this on Facebook
Love Curb Your Enthusiasm and still watch the reruns
hoping it will return one day!

How hilarious would it be to have the bumbling Larry David running our country? Sure there would be the risk of a nuke being dropped on head at any given time, or the chance of riots breaking out because he has no filter...okay, never mind. Maybe Larry wouldn't make such a great president. But what a great advisor he'd make. I'd watch him be an advisor on Veep anyway. Not so much in real life though.

 
Also from Google

Ron White announced his intentions to run for 2016. His slogan? “Vote Smart, Because You Can’t Fix Stupid.” From the looks of the candidates this year...stupid seems to be a running theme. Not sure Ron can do any good to help this election year. I think we're right screwed no matter who gets in.

I know I've got my homework cut out for me this year. I take my vote seriously and don't just listen to whatever the talking heads have to say. I read. I think. I ponder. Then I pray and hope for the best.

from Google. Of course

I also took some downtime in between my political homework this weekend and saw Deadpool. It rocked and I'll be buying it when it comes out on DVD. It was that good. I'm not usually into "superhero" action movies, but he's not the typical superhero either.

Maybe I'll just vote for him. He seems like a sensible candidate. Or not.

What are your thoughts on these fine presidential candidates? Any suggestions of your own? Have you seen or plan to see Deadpool? Thoughts on the movie?




40 comments:

  1. Deadpool was an awesome movie!
    I still say a dog should run for president. Maybe a Golden Retriever. Be great during foreign meetings - no arguing because everyone will be too busy petting the president.

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    1. I didn't think I'd laugh so much during a superhero action movie but it had so many jokes, I'm sure I missed a ton too. I think you're right, right now a Golden Retriever may be the answer for president!

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  2. Hi Elsie - I haven't seen Deadpool - just the trailer .. but won't see it. Politics ... so many elections and some really serious questions over here being asked. Let's just hope we all get some sense in our heads - cheers Hilary

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    1. Deadpool is definitely not a movie for everyone. It's got a ton of crude humor and lots of cursing. The elections are ramping up over here and it's going to be a long few months for America. I can only hope it works out okay for our country.

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  3. I'm voting for Brain.
    I have the t-shirt.

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  4. Deadpool was an awesome movie indeed. Ugg, you guys have no good options. But a friggin hamster would be a better choice than Trump.

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    1. I knew I was going to like Deadpool, I didn't know I was going to love Deadpool. Our choices ain't all that great with the front runners right now.

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  5. Hey Elsie. Thanks for stopping by. Things are doing darn good over at my lab and as for Deadpool, it's on my to see list. Ron White is funny, too. I do enjoy his shows.

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    1. Ivy!! It's so great to see you. I'm so happy you're doing well at your place. That's wonderful to hear. You and your hubs are going to love the movie. It's right up your alley, although it is a bit naughty.

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  6. I have not seen dead pool yet but will. I have been trying to see some Oscar films. The politics in the States scares me because of all the crap. I am praying Trump doesn't get in. I like Clinton but I don't even begin to say I know much. I just don't want Trump.

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    1. Deadpool was a ton of fun to watch. I laughed so much and it was a great distraction from what's going on with the politics in the states. It's a lot too think about this time around.

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  7. Not a fan of politics at all. It's too upsetting...I hate all the fighting and stuff. And all the posts on Facebook. "Yes you changed my mind" said no person ever. A lot of my friends loved Deadpool but it's not a genre that interests me. Not a fan of bad language and violence.

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    1. I have some people I follow on Facebook that I have to scroll through because to read their rants and raves is too frustrating. They have such staunch beliefs it's hard to understand sometimes. I get wanting your candidate to win but to resort to name calling, that I don't comprehend. It's pointless.

      Deadpool is not for all moviegoers, that's for certain.

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  8. The candidates are evil this year. I really liked Deadpool, but in voting for a superhero, I have to go with my fave, Captain America.

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    1. I'm not sure what the candidates are drinking this year but it's laced with super snarkiness, that's for sure. It's turned them so mean and vile. Hmmm, my favorite superhero? I'm not sure I have one. But I think Deadpool may be at the top somewhere.

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  9. I would vote for the Stewart/Colbert ticket in a heartbeat. Actually I'd vote for everyone in this post. At this point, my only hope is that someone can beat Trump.

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    1. I'm with you. I don't want Trump in office. He's too much of a loose cannon. Colbert/Stewart were entertaining AND informative.

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  10. Frankly, I'm surprised you can handle that volume of political talk. The Democrats can't do any better than an incompetent and a socialist. The Republicans have given us The Donald (who speaks his mind, but his mind is often quite mean-spirited), Rubio (who screwed conservatives by being part of the Gang of 8), and Ted Cruz who has disappointed me with his smear tactics. And that's it. Not a good one in the bunch. I read on CW's blog that Romney is going to throw in if Rubio opts out. Oh, please dear Lord... say it ain't so.

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    1. I love listening to politics. It started when I was in my early twenties and had a need to pay attention to what was happening around me and had to reach out to a local congressman. Been interested ever since. Both parties don't have much to offer. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know which way I lean and I'm not pleased with what my party is offering this election cycle. I can only hope that my party will do the right thing and make things statistically possibly so Trump can't be the lone winner come mid March.

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  11. I wanted to pop in to say a quick hello dear.

    Politics are such a nasty business, full of nasty little people. I keep up with what is going on but keep an emotional distance from it as they are bound and determined to push peoples buttons. I have no idea how this will turn out, but something tells me, it will all end badly. God help us all.

    Take care!

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    1. Anne!!! It's so good to see you! I miss you around the blogging world. I hope you're having having lots of fun painting and getting ready for spring and warmer weather that will soon be upon us. Can you believe my daffodils are trying too creep up from the ground already? Maybe with the spring, a chance of hope will come too and spare us from the stupid idiocy of these politicians? A girl can dream right?

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  12. Deadpool can't run for President -- he was born in Canada. Also, the actor who plays him. Double Canuck!

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    1. Rumor has it one of our candidates was too. At this rate, who cares - Deadpool rocks!!

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  13. American politics just seem to go on forever!

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    1. Tell me about it, Fran! Imagine if you lived here, ugh!

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  14. I don't think I know who Larry David is, but I don't believe we really need any more bumbling comedians in the race. I think I would vote Bill Engvall over White, though. Can you see him on the first day, passing out "Here's Your Sign "cards to everyone in Congress?

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    1. Larry David is hilarious! He wrote Seinfeld and has the quirkiest sense of humor. I could totally see Bill Engvall passing out signs all over DC...and Hollywood!

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    2. "If you vote for Bill Engvall over Ron White... you miiiight be a redneck."
      -Vice President Jeff Foxworthy

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  15. I am glad that I am not in the USA right now...all I can say, is that it has been very entertaining so far ~ I have to check out that movie soon ~ Enjoy your week Elsie ~

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    1. I am grateful I live in a free country like the US, but goodness, it's a rough election year this time around. That movie was so good but you have to have a tolerance for cursing and crude humor. Otherwise, it's not going to a good one to see. Have a beautiful week, Grace.

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  16. I know of Deadpool, but of course have not seen the movie, and have no intention of seeing the movie just saying. As for Pollies they are all one big joke

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    1. We have a lot of elections going on in the US today. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out tonight. I'll be up late watching. Boring life, I know ;p

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  17. Deadpool was fantastic. Current politics? Not so much. I don't know how you manage to listen to it. All it does is depress me.

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    1. I'm so glad you got to see it. I just loved it. I laughed, I cried, I became a part of it. Seriously, I teared up a bit. Don't tell anyone. I know, I'm a political junkie. Can't seem to help myself!

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  18. You sound really good about Deadpool! We are also going through state election with two months ahead to pool vote; politicians are very busy here making alliance and blaming each other… but no hopeful voices coming out.

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  19. There is a fair bit of open mouthed shock from those of us watching from this side of the pond. My daughter said "Why can't they just keep Obama?" I explained that there is the two terms limit - not a restriction we have here but then our Prime Minister has to go see the Queen every so often to actually get the bills signed reminding him that he will never be head of state just the guy currently running the government in the monarchs name. I used to be anti-monarchy but I now like that the PM is constantly reminded he's not that important. I mean the Queen has seen them all from Winston to Cameron come and go.
    My daughter's next answer to stand herself - until I pointed out she couldn't as not born in the USA let alone not a citizen - btw the leader of the UK Green party is actually an Australian I think - we take the integrated, cosmopolitan ideals all the way to the edge. She was suitably more exasperated after that the best being clear election statements from some candidates that clearly breach several of the most basic articles in the basic declaration of human rights

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  20. Oh my goodness, we should all write in Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert!!!

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  21. Deadpool was less ugly than current 'politics'. That about sums it up, Elsie.

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