France, Hernandez, and Sugarcoating

Welcome to blog post #28!

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I have a couple things I want to get to, but first, and I can’t believe I’m actually typing this….let’s talk about France! Ah yes, the official country of cheese, wine, and surrendering. This time for surrendering to the Germans  the primary election in which neither of the big parties won to advance to the head to head round, and instead we have the far right Marine Le Pen vs the leftist Emanuel Macron. Le Pen, as it turns out, has a dad who is a mega racist. She actually kicked her own dad out of the party because of it. Then you’ve got Macron, who’s wife is actually his former teacher in addition to being like 20 years older than he is. Plus, he used to be a member of France’s Socialist Party, but left it because  everyone hates the Socialist Party  he wanted to go a new direction.

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So we’ll see how it goes. I mean, I think there’s a bigger point here in the old U S of A, which is that every media member and every political liberal hates Le Pen, because she reminds them of Trump. They’re so fucking desperate for a win against Trump, but nothing is sticking. First they actually lost to him in the election, then they tried to go after Bannon, then they failed to stop Gorsuch, then they went after Spicer, then they couldn’t grab a Congressional seat in a Kansas special election after they made it all about Trump, then they tried the same deal in a Georgia special election and lost, and now they’re trying to tie Le Pen to Trump. I’m not even a Trump fan, at all really, but the Democrats just can’t get anything to stick. Then they have all of these ridiculous marches that nobody gives a shit about. Remember back in the good old days, and by good old days I mean 2008 to 2016, when if you talked shit about Obama it was basically treason? Good times. Again, I don’t even really like Trump, but good God, pick your battles with him a little better. Oh, and before I forget, did you hear about Bernie Sanders? Him and Tom Perez, the chair of the DNC, went on a “Unity Tour” (which sounds like some God awful alt-rock festival). But then this last week, Bernie endorsed some democrat who is also pro-life, and the democrats lost their shit! Which is hilarious, especially in light of the democrats trying to rebrand themselves from the Hillary Clinton pantsuit era to the “new, open to everyone, working for the common man” (giggle) democrats. And so, maybe, although I doubt it, Bernie will get kicked out of his party which he’s not really a member of but used  as a crutch to run for president. And my God, will somebody get Meryl Streep back on her meds!

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Oh also, this is officially my favorite thing that I’ve read all week:

-Al Iaquinta, who co-headlined this weekend’s Fight Night card, is still unsure of his future with the UFC given his current compensation. Not getting a $50,000 bonus after knocking Diego Sanchez out cold clearly rubbed the part-time real estate agent the wrong way:

I love it! Al Iaquinta ain’t got time for you to sugarcoat it, he’s pissed! Truthfully I don’t even follow him that much, I mean I did watch that fight between him and Sanchez, but I just love how the author of the article tried to make him sound less hostile than he actually was, before just saying fuck it and quoting his twitter. He’s doing the Lord’s work I tell ya.

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One final thing to mention is of course the former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison this past week after he was found not guilty of two counts of murder, but he was still serving time on a separate murder. Apparently he blocked his prison cell door from the inside and covered his floor in soap, so he’d be killed even if he lost his nerve. (I’m not a suicide expert, so yeah that sounds right, I dunno). But anyway, it’s definitely a conflicting story, because on the one hand he did (at least until the appeals come back) kill a guy, but he also had a young daughter and suicide is always sad. Which reminds me, I actually saw something online about this which I thought was a good point, which is if you’re thrilled that he killed himself but will post some bullshit on your facebook for suicide awareness month (whenever it is) then you’re a fucking asshole and a hypocrite. Sorry, can’t have it both ways. If you feel strongly enough about suicide to publicly post about it but then are thrilled and laughing when some guy you don’t like does it, you have no idea what you’re talking about. A little moral consistency never hurt.

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading, and remember to give it a like on facebook, and now I’m also obligated to tell you to check out the Wit and Wisdom Podcast, because let’s be honest, you don’t have anything else going on right now.

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