Reynolds For President

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I express a great, big belly laugh when I think about the current American Presidential election cycle. Then I get really sad that I live here and this is the best my nation, one which purports to be the greatest in the world, can muster for potential leaders.

If the fight isn’t about who has less skeletons or otherwise hanging corpses in their preverbal closet, it’s about making the other guy (or gal, as the case may be) look like an incompetent ass. Frankly, most of them are either incompetent or assholes; just one candidate is both, and we’ll leave who that is up to you, the reader.

I wonder when we started considering fictional characters to be the better choice. Whether it’s choosing the greater evil in the Great Old One, Cthulhu, or choosing the power of the Force in the Kenobi-Skywalker ticket, the endless barrage of bumper stickers and shirts never ends. And don’t get me started on the cheap coffee mugs.

And like the linked image above, some American somewhere decided that the number one poster child of rebellion in the Verse is our clear choice.

If you’re out there, Mal, the Oval Office is waiting.

Aiming to misbehave,

-M

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Reynolds For President

Church Privilege

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The world is a strange place full of so many strange and varied people. And yet, some people just didn’t get the memo: love won and continues to win in the face of charlatans and demagogues like Donald Trump.

The image above, shared on John Barrowman’s Facebook fan page, makes a great point about perspective. There are still people in this country, (pick one), that seem to think that minority groups are taking advantage of the public at large, even deceiving them, to place themselves in superior standing.

Um… no. That’s not what’s happening at all, guys. More like this: everyone is working toward being equal to the people who have been at the highest social point for many thousands of years. It’s not strange anymore: we’re all the same in that regard.

It’s not about privilege for groups who have been disenfranchised, it’s about equality.

Except for churches. They still take up 2×2 squares of space and don’t pay taxes even though they attempt to affect policy; you yellow bastards.

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-M

Church Privilege