Really, I'm over it. It's bad enough the Parties Of Treason are running self-caricatures for the Oval Office; there's no need to add to it with the kind of name-calling that makes third-graders giggle. If you can't comment here without saying "Drumpf" or "Hitlery," please Go Away. Both of them have various idiotic polices and positions, both of them say plenty of foolish or terrible things, and you can damned well do your homework and point to that kind of stuff when you want to underscore your distaste.
Likewise, if you genuinely believe It's All Over if the wrong lizard wins this go-round, why are you even on the computer instead your rooftop -- or an airplane bound for Elsewhere? Seriously, it's been over; the knee of the curve from "republic" to "empire" was, in my opinion, around 1913. Empires generally last a long time; it's a smooth, gradual slide and crossing the Rubicon is really barely a bobble. Short-term, things will waver between "kinda good"and "kinda bad;" long term, there are centuries before wolves and barbarians (but I repeat myself) go howling through the empty streets of the Capitol. Preachings of Imminent Doom are risible. Small-scale doom, especially if you happen to live in the wrong neighborhood? Count on it. But it's been happening; you just didn't notice as you drove past.
And as for the assorted morons stealing campaign signs from people's yards, I'm in favor of caning and would not be too horrified at paintballs (even if it was the Worse Lizard's sign). You don't like the person somebody put up a sign for? Don't rip it down -- go home and put up two signs for the candidate you prefer!
Grow up. Put on your big-boy pants and go wave Hi to the neighbors. They vote for the wrong lizard, they have no idea of the right hues to paint a house and their groundskeeping is, frankly, inept; but they are indeed your neighbors, breathing the same air, and you're going to have to get along or move out. Standing there on the sidewalk with your thumbs in your ears going, "Nyah-nyah!" isn't a useful move.
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