Things Today, So Far

Just read an article wherein someone was referred to as ‘a celiac’. Things like this bother me, because it reduces the person to their illness. ‘He’s an asthmatic’, is another example. We are not our illnesses, we are people who happen to have this or that illness. I am a person with fibromyalgia. I am NOT a ‘fibromyalgic’. Maybe I’m just nit-picky, but I resent being referred to as an illness rather than a person.

MaystonesiconSomething I came across while reading my ‘morning’ folder:

“Republicans nominate dangerously insane person to lead America, then panic when he proves he’s dangerously insane.” From here: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/8/7/1556666/-Three-lessons-from-the-rise-of-Donald-Trump

This is not that particular insane one, but this is a Republican:Boehner

This is NOT a Republican:obamawrinklenose

Interesting, if long, article, if you care about these things. The comment by ‘gratuitous’ is excellent, too.

So while it is true that I cannot listen to politicians without becoming ill, I do read about politics a lot. You need to know what’s going on, and you need to vote. It matters who you vote for, it matters that you vote, and a third-party or throw away vote ensures that Trump will win. Please don’t let that happen.

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