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Life Gets in the Way: Staying on Track

Life gets in the way sometimes.

I have a trait. Sometimes, I build up momentum on a thing and I ride it like crazy with little regard to details and consequences.

It’s a strength, and a weakness.

For example, several years ago, I had an idea while driving for a webcomic, so I wrote it up and put it on the dub-dub-dub as alienses.com because it amused me. Turns out, it amused a number of other people and attained a respectable place on the webcomics charts for a while.

Alienses

Sounds like a strength, right?

But man, so many typos and mistakes. So much momentum, so little regard to details. These days I’m far better about proofreading and attention to quality, so that much has improved at least.

But it’s also a fragile thing, this momentum. A bump in life disrupts the momentum and then I have so much trouble getting back to it. For Alienses, it was my dad’s passing and the circumstances surrounding it, so that’s a bit extreme, but for other projects, it could be just simple day-to-day life.

The most recent example is Dungeons & Dave, the website I threw together once I started writing D&D products. I was posting pretty regularly and starting to get somewhere with it and then I just got busy at work and then got sick for a couple of weeks, and then… Momentum: destroyed.

After that, another death, a friend and neighbor this time, kind of completed the crash.

Life gets in the way. It always does, and always will.

These should be Seven of Wands moments, not The Tower.

The Tower, Tarot
Downfall, Endings
Seven of Wands, Tarot
Defiance, Conviction

 

 

 

 

 

It’s time to gird the loins and get back to it.

(Was anybody else ever confused by the phrase “gird your loins”?)

((I know I put the question mark outside the quotation marks. I actively disagree with the rule about putting it inside and in my personal writing I will continue to protest it.))

(((I wonder if these would be better as P.S. and P.P.S and P.P.P.S’s instead of parantheseseseses… wutevs)))

(((( This post is going under the category of “Advice” because I don’t have one for random ramblings. Here’s the advice – Don’t get crazy with parantheseseses. No good will come of it.))))))

Protect the ACA

I will likely vote for Hillary because, not only will she protect the Affordable Healthcare Act, I’m hoping she’ll work with Congress to expand it and make it more effective.

(*Disclaimer for this project: These are not my opinion, these are opinions of real people who gave them to me as is*)

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Strong defender of civil rights

Hi Dave. I’ll take you up on your election candidate question. As a disclaimer, though I might fit the conservative stereotype (straight, married young, lots of kids, stay at home mom for many years, etc), I’m very liberal politically. [My Husband] and I both have long been for equal marriage rights, universal health care, equal civil rights, responsible gun control, etc. I voted for Sanders in the Colorado caucus, as did my two oldest kids. I would love to see a true progressive win the presidency. So I’m not generally impressed with conservatives.

In this election, I’ll definitely be voting for HRC. Though many of her positions are too far right for me, and I’m disappointed that she sponsored an amendment years ago that would have banned burning the American Flag (First amendment rights!), she is definitely the sanest choice this year. In addition, I feel that her experience as Secretary of State and in the Senate made her an incredibly qualified candidate. She knows many world leaders, and should be an effective negotiator of treaties and a good face for the U.S. abroad. Also, when her husband was president, she was much more of a partner than she was arm-candy. Therefore, she has a unique view of what being president is like, and I feel that will also help her adjust to the job more quickly than most.

I feel she will be a strong defender of civil rights for all (including LGBTQ – and since I have a gay child, this is especially important to me), and will do what she can to bring reasonable gun restrictions along (though congress has shown in the past that they’ll fight every inch of the way). She should be a good environmental protector, and is for alternative energy development. But in the end, it’s her foreign policy chops that I believe are her strongest assets.

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Trump is against illegal immigration

I worked @ [3 different jobs] at each I was told that I didn’t fit in because I didn’t speak Spanish..all in the past 7 years.

I cannot afford another pro illegal prez

Gets things done

Hillary is the only one with real experience. She knows how to get things done. I don’t believe the stories about her because so many are just insane.

 

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Trump says it like it is

Donald Trump is successful and knows what people want. He’s not afraid to speak his mind or be politcly incorrect.

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Compromise and Get Shit Done

I like Hillary because I think she’s the only one running who knows how to compromise and get shit done. Thanks for asking!

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Hillary is a Survivor

I’ve been following Bernie Sanders since 2003 and I supported his run for president. A lot of the people who were new to Bernie were driving me nuts. Bernie Sanders has always worked within the system. He did it as an independent and won over the votes of conservatives in his state by being the most rational candidate with the most integrity. In congress he constantly won people to his side by working to create coalitions on both sides of the aisle and also by asking for the moon and compromising.

In running for president, he did so as a democrat because he knew he wouldn’t be able to win as an independent. Once again, working within the system to make change.

They also don’t realize he has always said good things about Hillary Clinton. In the primary it’s important to highlight the difference between candidates and it got a bit nasty. That’s, unfortunately, how our system works. Since then he has made it very clear he supports Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.

Now more specifically about Hillary– I trust her. I can hear people having apoplectic fits as they read this. Here’s the thing though – in my lifetime, NO ONE has been attacked and investigated more than the Clintons together and Hillary specifically. Has some dirt been found? Sure. Have there been lapses in judgment? Sure.

But for all the MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of dollars spent on breaking her down, she’s still standing and nothing has stuck. If she’s really so crooked as people claim, they should be able to prove it. So far, nothing significant has been proven.

If a group spent that much time and money one ANYONE, including you, the person reading these words, something would turn up. But so far, in HRC’s case, it all amounts to hyperbole and slander with the tiniest amount of truth.

Further, she’s an experienced diplomat and a respected name on the world stage. I have interactions with people all over the world and when they express interest in US politics they always say they hope Hillary wins.

I believe she will take Bernie’s revolution to heart and will adjust her stances accordingly.

When you really research Hillary with a rational eye, you find she has an excellent record for fighting for gender, LGBQ, race and class equality.

And Lastly, she’s tough. She is a full-on ass-kicker. Anybody who can last through all of the vicious attacks she has must be strong as hell. I like that.

To sum up- Sure, I would prefer Bernie, but I happy to have Hillary as president.

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She’s fought for underrepresented people

I can tell you what I like about Hillary if it’s helpful. She’s always fought for underrepresented people. She has been working towards better health care in this country for YEARS. She’s a big defender of women’s rights. She’s pro-choice. She’s strong, smart, fierce, determined, and doesn’t take shit. She appears to care about people. And I truly believe she believes in equality.

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