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I Protest! Therefore, I Am!!

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I wonder if making a sign about not supporting someone’s protest and standing in front of them screaming obscenities and chanting repeatedly that their protest is annoying, would make them stop protesting.   

Either that, or…

maybe I should stand a few feet away from them with a sign that reads, “Honk if you like Beer” to make them think they are supported by all the people driving by who honk after reading my sign.

 

Toxicity

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Most mornings it’s a struggle for me to get out of bed, not because I hate my job… no… I actually like what I do, but it’s more along the lines that I loathe the office that I work in.

In yesterday’s post I wrote about my co-worker who for the better part of fifteen years has repeatedly said inappropriate things in the workplace and basically gotten away with it because our pathetic human resources department won’t deal with the issue.

Numerous people have complained.  He’s been written up over and over again.  HR has been contacted and yet…

He’s still here.  

Furthermore, I failed to tell you that he’s also a know-it-all as well as an annoying repeat story teller.  

He prides himself on spouting the stupidest stuff and brags about it over and over again.  

Sadly, what he THINKS he knows is typically regurgitated from online media sources, social networking and other unreliable sources that lace their scripts with opinionated lies and very general information.  Quite sadly, there’s no depth or substance to his pathetic renditions of what he thinks he’s learned on the internets.

AND!!  And!!!  Annnddd…!!!!    (please imagine me shaking my pointy little finger at you while saying, “AND!!  And!!  Annnddd!!)  I should mention that if you do happen to correct him with actual facts and show him the facts to be true, he absolutely refuses to accept those facts as truth and will argue that you’re wrong and he’s right.  

He even goes so far as to call you horrible names trying to intimidate you into backing off your stance and believing what he said was truth.  He will NOT accept the truth unless one of the social internet of things corroborates what you said as factual.      

Oh!  and the issue of him being an annoying repeat story teller, I can honestly tell you that I’ve heard the same stories from him multiple times since I started working here, and I’ve only been here for a year and a half.

And believe me when I tell you . . . his stories are not entertaining.  If the Guinness Book of World’s Records had a category for the most boring and repetitive story teller ever…he would be the all-time champion.  

And of course, there’s his whole tainted selfish opinion of anyone on the earth who does NOT share his opinionated drivel.  These are the people that he will generalize and label, typically referring to them in a thunderously hostile tone of negative name-calling and boastful propagation. 

And he’s not the only one…

There’s a small group who sits on the other side of my wall who constantly complain about work, politics, the internet, insurance, people, government and anything else their pathetic meaningless minds worry about on a given day.

I actually refer to this place as my little block-o-hell because it’s toxic and more negative than the radioactive site at Chernobyl.

I’ve asked for my own office, complained about the negativity to HR, complained to my supervisor about my coworker and the others in my office space, commiserated with co-workers who share in my plight, prayed over the issue for peace…heck, I’ve even written blog posts about how this place is NOT a positive working environment…but it’s all to no avail.

I’m stuck here…

In this block-o-hell…

forever…

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

If it wasn’t for people, I’d actually enjoy this place.

I hope and pray that one day soon I can finally find a work place that’s positive and that I actually enjoy getting up in the morning to go to work.

 

 

Why the Electoral College Works

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Here in the United States we use something called the Electoral college to choose our President.

Each state has a certain number of persons who are called “electors” that make up the Electoral College.  They are supposed to cast their vote based on the results of the overall vote count in their state.  

Contrary to popular belief, the popular vote actually does come into play, just not in the way most people would like it to, and for that reason the electoral college gets a bad rap.  

Some say that it’s outdated, others claim that it’s confusing, unfair or that it should be done away with completely; but I don’t agree because I believe that the electoral college was originally devised and well suited to its purpose.  

What purpose is that, you ask?  It’s three-fold.  

1) To make sure that states with a large population wouldn’t dominate the outcome of every Presidential election.

2) That every single state, no matter the population, would have a voice in who was elected president of the United States of America.

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3) That candidates would be forced to campaign in every single state and not just a select few that would give them the popular vote.  

And, my dear cattle, Number Three is where Hillary Clinton pathetically failed in her campaign and where Donald Trump pathetically succeeded.  

Because even though Hillary had 670,000+ more overall total votes than Donald Trump . . . Trump actually won the popular vote in more states: Trump – 31 versus Clinton – 19,  which means, that the Electoral College succeeded in fulfilling purpose #1, purpose #2 and yes, even purpose #3.

Basically, the electoral college comes down to this:  Win more states, win the presidency.  Lose more states . . . well. . . I think you get the point.

If it were up to the Overall popular vote count alone, states like California, Florida, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas would dominate the elections and the candidates would only campaign in those states where they know they would receive the most votes.  

Conversely, smaller populated states like Wyoming, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Idaho and Montana would be left out completely.

I know there are a lot of pathetic followers jumping on the bandwagon of electoral college outdatedness and who think the electoral college is a bad thing; heck, even Donald Trump thinks so . . . or he thought so, I’m not sure at this point . . . but either way the fact still remains, the more populous states shouldn’t have a greater influence in who gets elected and the electoral college works for that very reason!!

Every single state should have a voice!  

With that said…I want to add this:  I did not vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, but IF those individuals who cast a vote in the electoral college don’t or won’t vote the way the citizens in their respective states directed them to vote, then it should be considered an act of treachery against what these United States stand for:  a nation of the people, by the people and for the people . . .  and that pathetic act of casting a vote against the citizen’s wishes should be considered an act of treason.  

Just my pathetic two cents

Weather Channel

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As pathetic as this may sound, the Weather Channel is my favorite television channel right now.  

They have removed the meteorologists, gotten rid of the worrisome weather forecasts, shut down the clutter of documentaries and replaced all of it with a couple hours of weather related videos with soft music and sounds of nature.  

They call it, Escape the Election. 

I call it, brilliant.  

Thank you Weather Channel.  

Thank you.