Monday, October 31, 2016

Random Rants


I think Facebook has changed the face of the election politics.  In the past you had to look for a button or bumper sticker to learn about a persons political views.  Now it is out there on display everyday.  

I have learned that a couple of people in my life, are intolerant of differing political views.  One deleted my comments offering a differing view to hers, one has posted rude comments on posting I shared on Facebook. One I have known since high school - her view that Hillary - OUR NEXT PRESIDENT is the agent of the devil, has worn thin.  If she wants to live in a country where religious values control political life, I would suggest she move to Iran, Iraq, or Saudi Arabia - but I am too polite to post that as a comment on the political postings she shares on Facebook from her "Pastors."  The IRS really needs to take away the tax exempt status of any religious organization that engages in trying to sway elections.   

Email servers. I bet John Podesta wishes he had used a private exchange server in his basement instead of g-mail.  And nothing in the emails has really been a surprise.  If you think the leadership of the parties don't have political favorites, you don't understand  politics.  Give me a break.  

I will be very glad when the election is over.  

I am getting ready for the Holidays, my 100-proof fruit cake is aging in the refrigerator.  If you think you don't like fruitcake, you have never had my mother's 100-proof fruit cake.  A couple of slices of this and you forget that you didn't like fruitcake.  

I am once again working on overcoming my fear of pastry.  It is a trauma from childhood.  Fifty years of working to overcome it. I am actually getting pretty good at a basic butter crust.   

Windows 10, apparently the Windows 10 operating system update was about 8-gigabytes in size.  When it did a major update it replaced that much of itself, but kept the old file.  It waited several days to ask if I wanted to erase the out of date duplicate part of the operating system.  Not an issue on my 1-terabyte desktop.  A major pain on my 32-gigabyte super lite weight travel laptop.   

7 comments:

  1. "The IRS really needs to take away the tax exempt status of any religious organization." - fixed it for you!

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  2. I left Facebook a few years ago, mainly for that kind of reason, and I don't miss it at all. I really do think that this election will end some friendships though, more so than any other election. You know, I've heard about this type of fruitcake before. Sounds intriguing.

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  3. "...my 100-proof fruit cake is aging in the refrigerator. If you think you don't like fruitcake, you have never had my mother's 100-proof fruit cake. A couple of slices of this and you forget that you didn't like fruitcake."
    LOLOZ
    You'll have to share your recipe. My mom made boozy fruitcake one year when I was a kid and you couldn't even be in the kitchen for weeks without getting high off the fumes.

    I felt the last presidential election was highly altered by all the postings on social media and now it just gets worse every subsequent one we have to endure. I really TRY to keep political stuff to either positive for someone or go for the over-the-top joking/humor if it's against a candidate I would never vote for/don't agree with. It keeps me sane.

    And I have taken to just hiding posts that annoy me and it works to keep me from being rattled by friends whom I disagree with(and the ones who have no sense of humor)and keeps me from losing them ultimately in my life.

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  4. I'm not even American, but am looking forward to the result. Neither Clinton or Trump is fit for President if you want my opinion. We'll end up with a second-rate leader whatever happens.

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  5. When I commented that religion should be kept out of religion, a wide-eyed Christian pointed out that religion should be in all parts of our life because he rules her life. Yeah, and her infidelity to her husband and her helping a teen meet older men on the internet. Yep, her Christianity is being dragged through the gutter.
    pparsimony

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    1. "religion should be kept out of politics"

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  6. I love fruitcake! I'll pass on the 100 proof these days ...however it might come in handy getting through next Tuesday.

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