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Two Weeks Left

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by baldilocks

It will be over soon, this joke of an elec­tion. At that point, each Amer­i­can will be able to make spe­cific plans for self and for fam­ily — assum­ing some folks have been wait­ing around to see who will be in the Oval Office for the next four years before make life plans. (Some of us have not been wait­ing for this “blessed” event.)

That brings me to this obser­va­tion: the iden­tity of the per­son who sits in the office of the pres­i­dency should not be as impor­tant as it has become. I’m not learned enough to deter­mine whether the exec­u­tive was always so cru­cial to the health of this coun­try — some say that the pro­nounced author­ity (author­i­tar­i­an­ism?) of the pres­i­dency began with Lin­coln and was fur­ther for­ti­fied by Wil­son and FDR. But, in what­ever man­ner the strength of the exec­u­tive branch devel­oped beyond its rea­son­able bound­aries, here we are with two can­di­dates for pres­i­dent who…let’s just say that the prover­bial dog-​catcher role might be dan­ger­ous in either set of hands. Either way, we will have a mega­lo­ma­niac dri­ving the souped-​up ship of this nation-​state. Com­fort­ing, no?

What I am look­ing for­ward to: The Night of the Long Knives (dig­i­tally speak­ing only…hopefully) on the los­ing side. That should be at least as jaw-​droppingly enter­tain­ing as the break­ing apart of the Repub­li­can Party has been.

Oh by the way, now we’re going to pay for the wall and Mex­ico will reim­burse us. And, oh yes, Hillary Clin­ton and all of her asso­ciates and min­ions are crooked. No more questions.

We will see what becomes of us with either of these excessively-​flawed humans at the helm. I say that we have more power than we think.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Inde­pen­dent Jour­nal­ism — -»»>baldilocks

youngtrump-clinton
Your next president

by baldilocks

It will be over soon, this joke of an election. At that point, each American will be able to make specific plans for self and for family—assuming some folks have been waiting around to see who will be in the Oval Office for the next four years before make life plans. (Some of us have not been waiting for this “blessed” event.)

That brings me to this observation: the identity of the person who sits in the office of the presidency should not be as important as it has become. I’m not learned enough to determine whether the executive was always so crucial to the health of this country—some say that the pronounced authority (authoritarianism?) of the presidency began with Lincoln and was further fortified by Wilson and FDR. But, in whatever manner the strength of the executive branch developed beyond its reasonable boundaries, here we are with two candidates for president who…let’s just say that the proverbial dog-catcher role might be dangerous in either set of hands. Either way, we will have a megalomaniac driving the souped-up ship of this nation-state. Comforting, no?

What I am looking forward to: The Night of the Long Knives (digitally speaking only…hopefully) on the losing side. That should be at least as jaw-droppingly entertaining as the breaking apart of the Republican Party has been.

Oh by the way, now we’re going to pay for the wall and Mexico will reimburse us.  And, oh yes, Hillary Clinton and all of her associates and minions are crooked. No more questions.

We will see what becomes of us with either of these excessively-flawed humans at the helm. I say that we have more power than we think.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>>baldilocks