bookishwench: (Escher-like ruins)
Yesterday, after several weeks of brainstorming, I sat down and began to write a dissertation on the election of 2016 and its various problems. What started as a somewhat brief idea ballooned, and by the time I was finished, I had written over 10,000 words in a file I named Trump. Unfortunately, the more I typed, the weirder my computer kept acting: slowing down, taking forever to save, just being strange.

This morning I went to open the file, and Word refused, stating "We cannot open Trump because we have found a problem with its contents." I clicked "details" and got "Trump has been found to be corrupt."

Well, that kind of sums it up.

DAPL halted

Dec. 4th, 2016 07:19 pm
bookishwench: (DruSpike theme match)
While I don't think I've heard people repeat the need for continued vigilance this much since Mad Eye Moody, Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers have denied approval to the DAPL and are looking to reroute it. Granted, what happen when Trump takes over on Jan. 20 is unclear at best, but it's a major, major victory. :)
bookishwench: (Boober uh no)
At least, I can't make this stuff up.

During lunch, my mother had her Fox News on, and two people were being interviewed regarding the Trump recording. One of them, a male Republican, went on and on that, while he has five daughters and a wife who had been harassed "because she was attractive" (no, she was harassed because a man harassed her, not because of what she looked like, you idiot), Trump is a much better choice because we all know if Hillary wins, we're really putting her husband in the Oval Office (no, shockingly, it is HER name on the ballot, NOT HIS). The woman who was representing the opposing perspective discussed that this was not simply locker room talk or being crude but that what he was describing doing to women was in fact sexual assault, and the fact that it was not being looked at that way was a problem. She was very emotionally upset and actually began to cry at that point. As the interview ended, just before commercials, the interviewer, who honestly did look very upset himself, told the woman, "It's going to be okay." Just before audio ended, a guffaw of laughter, definitely from a male (but not either of the other two men on screen), was heard resounding through the studio as though the woman crying about sexual assault not being taken seriously was the funniest thing he'd ever heard.

Not okay. Not even the smallest, tiniest bit okay.

ETA: Oh, and a prediction. Pence is not showing up at a planned Trump event today. I have a strong feeling he's going to jump ship, rescind his acceptance of his VP nomination and attempt being a write in candidate.
bookishwench: (Anne road)
but after carefully weighing the options, the results are in, and the Groundhog says it'll be an early spring!

What, you thought I meant Iowa?

Seriously, though, the Democratic results were fairly surprising, really, as were the Republican ones. I will say that, although I am obviously not a fan of any of the Republican candidates, if Cruz really did have people at the polling places telling everyone Carson had dropped out of the race and endorsed Cruz? Whoa. Low. That should be illegal.

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