Category Archives: Serious business

Why do things have to keep getting worse?

I already knew climate change was on track to be the worst calamity in human history, but now I think it may be the worst since the Great Dying.

I don’t have very much to add, except that part of the problem is this:

And it’s not even close to the only reason so many people feel like this:

I hate political ads

I think one of the main reasons why people get more annoyed by ads when watching videos online than when watching broadcast/cable television (and certainly my reason) is because the former has no real filter against repeating the same ad too close together.

Watching just one episode on Crunchyroll, I just saw the same ad seven times; three times in one break; and yes, literally twice in a row. Which is worse than usual but not unprecedented.

Except this time the ad being repeated so many times was the worst kind of ad; a political ad funded by a superPAC.

(I started to dissect the horrible content of the ad itself, but it’s not worth the amount of time it would take to finish. It was simply a particularly extreme example of how ads for horrible candidates are often full of euphemisms and dysphemisms so inaccurate that they should be considered false advertising and slander respectively. And it told me exactly what I need to know to vote against the jackass it was for.)

Donald Trump is the worst candidate for President in US history

I really don’t like to get political on this blog, but one candidate has crossed at least a dozen lines too many. Make no mistake, Trump’s policies are bad, his words offensive, his business expertise highly exaggerated in addition to being irrelevant even if true, and of course there’s the whole “bragging about being able to get away with sexual assault” thing.

Last night, when asked whether he would concede should he lose the election (and it definitely appears that he will not win), he didn’t say that he would. Whether the loser concedes has no actual effect on the winner becoming the President, but the lack of respect for both his opponent and democracy itself it would indicate is, as Clinton said then and there, horrible.

The real issue, the true danger caused by Trump’s utterly baseless claims of the election being rigged and especially if he fails to concede after losing, is that his supporters could conceivably join him in refusing to acknowledge Clinton as the President. In other words, Trump being a crybaby who won’t admit defeat could become a threat to the peaceful transfer of power, and absolutely no good can possibly come of that.