Well, I was all set to write about the Democratic debate that was held in Iowa last night, but then nothing happened. I sat down with a kettle of popcorn ready to watch and take notes on the fighting. But all they did was debate! About real issues no less! What a disappointment.
Not once did Bernie Sanders call Hillary ugly, or say she changes her position almost as often as her hair styles. I waited for Hillary to call Bernie a "socialist which is the same as a communist which is against America", but that didn't happen either. I really thought Martin O'Malley would come out swinging. Hinting that Hillary was too weak because she's a woman and Bernie was a grouchy old man who probably wore depends for men.
Heck no. Instead they talk about actual issues and noted their differences and similarities. What the hell kind of debate is this? Even the moderators didn't get attacked!
Sure, it had it's moments but they were few and far between. Let's face it, the republicans really now how to put on a show; they have looked at the reality TV formula and have it down to a science.
There was one thing that did catch my attention during the debates: the commercials. Walmart telling us how wonderful they are to have given their slave laborers a small pay raise, while the UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers International Union) placed ads saying that Walmart needs to change their labor practices. It was like dueling walmarts.
But this is the one that really caught my attention. There's another Democratic candidate that didn't make it to the stage but had enough money to buy ad time? What? Like every other election, you have hundreds of fringe candidates some belonging to the two main parities others making up names like Peaches and Cream Party, Gamblers Party, Orange Party, Bondage Party. Here's a list
if you want to see who's filed with the FEC.
Here's some of the actual names and party affiliation:Buffy Anne Summers,
Socialist. (She doesn't have "Vampire Slayer" after her name, but we all know who she is, right?)Swagswag Likecallou,
Alaskan Independence. (Let's assume he has Todd's vote). P. Ennis Jr., Communist. LXIX Hugh Jnwats Tha MC,
Independent.Ronald Childeater/molester KKK McSatan AntiChrist Jr.
There's a lot to chose from; Taylor Swift
is running as an Independent and Bill Clinton
seems to be running again. There's also 9/11 BushDid
who sounds like he might have some fine ideas. But I really want to check this guy out: Trippycup aka Young Trippz aka The GOAT aka The Prophet aka Earl
. I dunno. He's worth looking at.