Election Fight Night 2016 (2)

Seriously, many of you should not get so angry or upset about something over which you have no control. Within ten hours time (maybe less), some of us will be happy, some us will be unhappy and some of us will simply feel somewhere in between the two. It’s the way things are every four years in an American presidential election. If you did your civic duty of voting for the candidate of your choice then you should be damn proud of that fact! After the final and official results of the presidential election are in – and hopefully after one of the two major candidates makes his or her concession speech, you would do well to do yourselves a favor and get a grip on the reality of things and prepare to move on. To do otherwise is simply not worth the stress.

– RobFather X

Election Fight Night 2016

Today is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. I voted earlier this afternoon. Mind you, I had planned not to be like many other people and brag about performing an expected civic duty of every American citizen. However, since I have a few other things to say, why not make an exception and blog about it? And so, here it is.

hillary-clinton-donald-trump-presidential-nomineesFrankly, I couldn’t care less to learn whether Person X voted. So fuckin’ what? As far as I’m concerned, if you’re age 18 or older (especially if you’re a person of color), are not serving time in prison, not tied up in a basement, not in a coma, not living the last few hours of precious life on your death-bed, and… if you have a sound mind to understand certain things of this American  country (and in the world) and can read and write, then I say that if you call yourself an American, you’re expected to vote – either by absentee ballot or in person at your assigned polling place. There’s simply no other excuse for any American not to vote in any election.

I was happy to see many fathers bring their school-aged kids with them to the polling place in my neighborhood so they could watch their fathers exercise their constitutional right to vote. However, I’m still unhappy about the fact that my polling place has always been in a church. UGH! I’ve never liked that sort of thing nor do I think it’s appropriate, especially considering that churches do not pay taxes into the community or the federal government. As an American and as a former Christian-turned-agnostic-turned-atheist, I’d like to see that shit changed and changed immediately. Until the Johnson Amendment is repealed or done away with, religious places of worship and schooling have absolutely no place in anything political. None whatsoever! Government leaders and civil service department appointees who are responsible for choosing polling places need to change that shit. Places like public schools, public libraries, school gyms, municipal administrative buildings and courts – each which are public places that is funded and supported by tax-payer money are the only and the most appropriate places to place public voting booths.

ANYWAY…
Aside from the internet, both radio and television stations and networks are delivering the expected minute by minute/hourly election updates. It’s become a bit annoying, if not stressful, to watch and listen to news correspondents and political experts sound a bit overly excited – not just about the electoral votes of presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and about the happenings in congressional races but about [what I consider] certain insignificant things. For example, the comparing of the election results of 2016 with that of four years ago and how White college-educated women voted versus how White non-college women voted. Is it me or has anyone else ever noticed that the media never measures how college-educated women – or men of color vote in elections? I suppose people in my ethnicity and those in other non-White ethnic groups aren’t believed to be college-educated or something. I dunno. I think that sort of measuring is racially and gender biased. Another annoying thing for me is getting constant text message updates on my phone from the Associated Press and from other news sites to which I subscribe.

I’m turning it all off!

CHECK IT: Doctors often sedate or put you to sleep when performing a colonoscopy…at least that’s what the doctors at the Veterans Administrative hospital did to me when I had one a few years ago. During that procedure I don’t recall ever dreaming or feeling anything being stuck up my sexy brown ass; I just remember waking up in a room different from the one in which I was put to sleep. By choosing to ignore the presidential election results…. at least until after midnight (EST) tonight, I’m putting myself to “sleep” or in an election fight night “blackout mode”. After having to endure this awful election year of watching several presidential candidates (none of whom I ever cared for to be the next president of the United States) just insult, lie and hate on each other and, in the process of all that happening, also watch my beloved country become further divided on so many levels, I can say with complete certainty that Campaign/Election 2016 was the worse presidential campaign election period I have ever witnessed to date. I could use a few hours break from this present political reality.

Wake me when it’s all fuckin’ over.

– RobFather X

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Campaign 2016: Debate Moderation

When you’re damn serious about political debate moderation you don’t fuck around with hiring soft-spoken, timid and/or easily intimidated men and women to serve as debate moderators. Nah…fuck that.
You get… Samuel L. Jackson!samuel-l-jackson-debare-moderator-robz-edit

– RobFather X

The Kilpatrick-Ferguson story

[Retrieved from The Hardline According to RobFather-X (series) 2013]

The Kilpatrick-Ferguson story – and its ending – (story here) is a sad testament to Black men and Black people in America but specifically to the good citizens of Detroit, Michigan. (I live in Saginaw; a mere two hours away from D-town.)  As a Black man, I don’t feel bad.

Both former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his buddy, city contractor Bobby Ferguson were/are men who had the intelligence – more than many people their age – and background – to simply do the right thing! Instead, each chose to make their talents all about themselves. Sure; nothing wrong with personal ambition. However, when you know full well what you are going to do is wrong and/or that it will hurt others and yet you choose to deceive and/or fuck up anyway, knowing or perhaps ignoring all the extra work and effort it will require to cover up that INTENTIONAL deceit and fuck-up, then I say, you’ve made your own bed of extra-sharp nails and you should rest as best you can ON it!

I feel no sympathy for either man, particularly none for Kwame Kilpatrick! None! And God-forbid, if President Barack Obama ever chooses to fuck up this way – or worse, then what I’ve just said about these two men will also apply to him! This is all about a sense of LOYALTY, TRUST and BETRAYAL. The persons we elect were SPECIALLY chosen to represent us. We, as their constituents, were LOYAL to them and we TRUSTED them. How dare they BETRAY us!

Therefore, just as I do with people in my personal life, I shall also continue to do with those in the political arena who have fucked up and betrayed me: I shall be done with them! Once you have compromised my sense of loyalty and trust, you have BETRAYED me! I am so done with you! Get your asses far away from me!”

Keepin’ It…REAL!