The US General Election is only 9 days away. Most of the time, I think I can make it.
Some of the time, though, I fear what happens if we experience another upset, as we did in 2016.
Still others, I fear what happens if what the polls indicate comes to fruition.
Stand by, stand back.
It’s a terrifying notion, that last one.
Still, regardless of the past 4 years and the next 9 days…we’ll be turning a page. The big question, will we be starting a new book, a new chapter or perhaps find ourselves on the last page of American history?
This campaign between former VP Biden and our current President, General Disorder, has at least provided an opportunity for an adult involved (What can I say? It’s Biden I’m talking about…) to highlight the thing America has been missing these last 4 years: a president that works for the American people.
I’d like to get back to that.
To that end, I’ve been talking to people about voting. I was raised politically on the “get out the vote” and “rock the vote” initiatives, so I feel it’s my responsibility to encourage people to do so. Luckily, in Portland, I’m basically encountering like-minded voters, which is nice.
What’s surprising, particularly from such a divisive president, is the effort he seems to be taking to encourage the same. It seems his campaign has placed drop boxes for his supporters’ ballots throughout the city. Presumably do that they don’t have to rub elbows with their sworn enemy – reasonable people – when voting.
Isn’t that great?
For the least statesmanlike leader our country has had in my lifetime, I think this is an amazingly nurturing thing for him to do for democracy.
To be honest, those aren’t really Trump Ballot Drop Boxes. Just in case that needed to be made clear.
They are a step taken by the City of Portland to help the houseless survive during the pandemic. They have placed hundreds of these portapotties and hand washing stations throughout the city – although, I’ve never seen the two together…which seems odd.
Of course, Portland being occupied by Portlanders – who at their core are just as dumb as any other Stupid Americans, just in weirder ways – the residents of streets where these portapotties are located have decided to complain.
Fucking NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) bastards. Complain about the homeless and demand the City do something. Then complain about what the City does.
You’d think they’d just take a moment to reflect and be thankful they aren’t experiencing houselessness themselves or be grateful the City heard their call to action.