Siouxland Speaks – “The election roundup”

I realize that by writing this column, I’m going to be called a rabble-rouser, a rumor monger, a communist, and worst of all – a liberal.  Would a liberal have a carry permit?  Well, I do.  Would a liberal believe in the death penalty, not because it accomplishes anything, but just for revenge.  I think not.

So much for that.  As for the Presidential election…… I heard, and I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard that the FBI is looking into evidence that the Russians hacked into some voting places in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina, and changed votes that were meant for Hillary to votes for Trump.

Again, I don’t know – I just heard that.  Of course, we’re pretty sure the FBI is working for Trump because of that, “We found more Hillary emails” and two days later, “Whoops, no we didn’t.  Sorry.”

I also read on the internet that someone looked at Trump’s tax statement and saw that China wrote him a check for 500 million dollars to help recondition a wall, and the Mexican government wrote him a check for 200 million to not build a wall.

Again, I don’t know that for sure.  I just read it somewhere on the internet, or as the Republicans call it “research central.”

Allegedly, Trump got a card from Putin, that said, “Hope that little hack was good for you, Donnie.  Can’t wait for our week in Cancun.  Love, Putie”

Again, I don’t know if that’s true; I just saw it somewhere.

Of course, Hillary did win the popular vote, but the Electoral College screwed the Democrats for the second time in 16 years.  And for what?  Bush the second and Donald Trump. Ah, the irony.

I, like everyone else, was amazed at the outcome.  I said before that this election was people voting against someone rather than for someone, and I still think that.

People that dislike Hillary really, really dislike Hillary, and I can understand some of that.  Like the emails.  She did what politicians do – lie about it, deny, deny, deny until you can think of a good spin on it.  In the meantime, the cover-up bites you in the ass, and you never recover.

People marvel at the mass of her email, but I get 150-200 emails per day.  Of course, I delete about 199 of them every day.

She should have just handed over all 55,000 of them and told the FBI to enjoy.  She could trust the FBI not to leak anything, right?

Now people are protesting Trump’s election.  Who the hell are they protesting to?  Is there someone who can reverse this?

And then there’s the people having a shit fit, because of the protesters.  May I remind you that protest is what made this country.  Burning the flag?  Yup, I don’t like it, but it’s a crime, so arrest them.  I might point out that I don’t like other crimes either.  I hate when people murder, rob, rape, or throw away litter.

Pitching that tea in the harbor a long time ago was a crime also, but now we view it as heroism.  Perception is a bitch, isn’t it?

By the way, I served in the U.S. Army, so go piss up a rope if you plan on putting some patriotic guilt shit on me.

And the tea party reminds me of this:  What the hell is all this hero worship of our forefathers?  We can’t change the Constitution because these Gods of men wrote it?  PLEASE READ SOME HISTORY!!!!

Those guys were almost as big as scoundrels as we have today.    Wait, wait, wait.  I just read that sentence and must take it back, but they were ordinary men in extraordinary times.

A few good books to read:  Burr, 1776, John Adams, just to name a few.  If you don’t know about Aaron Burr, you don’t know about American history, so I would read that first.

People talk about our forefather with the reverence that should be reserved for Moses bringing down the commandments.

Remember, these are the people that counted slave as 3/5 of a vote, and I don’t know how that worked, but I’ll bet the slave didn’t actually get to cast the vote.

And of course, women didn’t get to vote and after this election maybe they shouldn’t get to.  How a woman could vote for Trump is beyond me, especially  when you could have the first woman president.  Any woman who thinks that Hillary not winning doesn’t have anything to do with you is just deluded, uninformed, or just too stupid to vote.  Yeah, I said it!!! (to quote Chris Rock)

Actually this works out well for a lot of us.  The Republicans control Congress, the Presidency, and will appoint at least one if not more, Supreme Court justices.

So after pissing and moaning about Obama for 8 years, let’s see your stuff.  Show us that you know how to write a bill, that you have specific plans, that you can actually offer greater government services with less money, and that big corporations are just benevolent old white men who can’t wait to share the wealth.

Another election tidbit.  Trump carried 59% of uneducated white men.  I don’t know what uneducated men meant, but I was surprised the percentage was that low.

Now people are preaching peace and love and let’s all work together and I praise you for your warm sentiments and your sweet naivety, BUT, I hate to piss on your parade, but it isn’t going to happen.  The Republican party itself is much to splintered to get along, and then you throw in those damned Democrats, and Bernie’s Socialists, and then throw in all the stupid shit Trump is going to say, and it’s going to be quite a show.

I’m going to try though.  I’m going to do a Steve King watch.  I’m going to get his  schedule and see what he does everyday, or rather what he doesn’t do, and I’m going to bitch everyday about ‘WHERE’S MY WALL?”

Mexico says that aren’t going to build it and Congress isn’t going to fund it, so Donald is going to have to build it himself, so why wait until he takes office.  Let’s see that damn wall.  That’s what started all this for him anyway.