I’m Not In Love


I’m not in love with any of the candidates for POTUS. I kinda sorta had a crush on Scott Walker, but when the going got tough he got up and went home. Definitely not a keeper.

There’s a couple I like, a few I might settle for and a few I hate, but none that I love. The chances of me suddenly falling in love with any of them are slim and none. And there is nobody else out there I’m secretly pining for, hoping that he or she will come sweep me off my feet so that we can have a meaningful four or eight year relationship.

Will I ever fall in love again?

We have a presidential election happening and here I am talking about my feelings like some sappy millennial. That is not a coincidence. Nor is it due to the awkward limitations of the English language. Despite any claims we may make to being rational and reasonable people, we usually let emotion determine our choices in life.

Most of us live in cities or suburbs with highly regulated roads and streets, but we drive cars designed for race tracks and/or trucks and SUV’s designed for rural driving. We use our heads to rationalize what our hearts want.

All the logical arguments in the world will not make me love your favored candidate, but you may succeed in making me hate him if you annoy me too much. Negative campaigns are intended to make us dislike opposing candidates.

When I finally get a chance to cast a vote in this election I might find myself voting for the candidate I dislike the least.

Vote early and often. We’ll be watching the returns tonight. Bernie and Trumpie are both predicted to win. The bloviating gasbags will tell us What It All Means.

When does spring training start?



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122 Responses to I’m Not In Love

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    “Electability” arguments fail because they are logical arguments for not voting for the candidate you like.

    • Somebody says:

      I don’t trust the so called electability polls. Riddle me this, in a national poll the stepford senator is at approximately 9%……..but somehow in head to head match ups he’s the only one that can eek out a win.

      Well if he’s the only one that can eek out a win, why isn’t he polling at more than 9%? It seems to me he’d have to start with a larger base.

      I also don’t buy the electability polls that show Bernie Sanders winning against all the republicans……oh horseshit.

  2. 49erDweet says:

    You do know that when today’s kiddees get their hands on keyboards the speed of their growing up timer automatically quadruples, right? You need to look fast and take more pics, grandpa.

    • Somebody says:

      Miss Lily is growing up quickly, but still adorable.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        She knows a few words but she still isn’t talking. She just babbles in Lilyspeak. She is quite proficient at expressing herself though.

        Her older brother Ben, her aunt, and her daddy were all early talkers. Tommy and her uncle not so much.

        I bet she would start talking sooner if she was around her female cousins more often. They are closer to her age and Lily loves playing with other girls. Boys not so much.

        • leslie says:

          Lily is adorable! She will be talking soon enough. You will wonder how she has so much to say. My/our version of Lily is learning more and more every day. And it is so much fun
          Just hearing her go from ” omgrmbfuy” to saying “Mac ca Ro ni” is awesome. Enjoy!!!

        • taw46 says:

          She is adorable, and when she has something to say, she will!

        • Somebody says:

          She’ll talk soon enough. Most likely she doesn’t have a real need to talk, otherwise she would. My middle grandbaby, the one that was severely premature was labelled developmentally behind and I honestly thought she was, she didn’t talk. Her skull is misshapen, the mom pocketed the money for the corrective helmet and lied to my son. With a misshapen skull it’s entirely possible and in fact likely that her brain can’t develop properly.

          Long story short, in December at age 2 and a half, we finally get into the best place around for an evaluation to determine intervention strategies. Come to find out she can talk and communicate just fine, it took a bit, but when the woman said she failed and might not ever be able to communicate, etc., the little one gave her the nastiest look. The woman noticed and said to the little one, is there a problem, why the look? Stella then proceeded to answer the woman’s questions and then some, talking in complete sentences, snidely, in sort of an I’ll show you who’s stupid tone. For instance body parts was one line of questioning, Stella answered the ones asked earlier and then elaborated with stuff like elbow, chin, earlobe, belly button…….I was like OMFG! It went on from there apparently they’d never gotten so far in an evaluation. She finally failed at 5 year old skills, but meh she got half of those correct.

          That day I told her the jig was up and I expected her to use her words. From that moment she began communicating, talking in complete sentences. In fact as we walked out the kid that didn’t talk turned to me and said “Ooooh, it’s windy and chilly, we need jackets, Gigi”. A complete WTF moment, the whole evaluation was…..but I didn’t mind walking out of there with egg on my face, in fact I rather liked it!! It was the best Christmas gift I could have ever wished for!!! We’re not out of the woods yet, she may well end up with some issues, but it doesn’t appear it will be anything major.

          Trust me Miss Lily is taking everything in and when she’s good and ready, when something motivates her she’ll talk and then you will all wax sentimental about the good old quiet days when Lily didn’t blabber so much!

          • elliesmom says:

            I was babysitting for Crash. Everyone was concerned because she was “behind” her brother in learning how to talk, and girls are supposed to be more verbal. She was playing at the counter while I was making her lunch. I shook my head and said, “Kira, I wish you’d talk to me and tell me what you want.” She replied, “Why when pointing works?” Pointing stopped working.

        • lyn says:

          Adorable Lily doesn’t need to speak; she’s into mind control.

        • foxyladi14 says:

          Lily is Adorable. ❤

        • cynic says:

          She’s adorable, and I feel like we’re all family, and watching her grow up. She looks so much older than just over 1. Thanks for sharing.

          Oh, BTW, you mentioned that your son is an artist. What does he do?

        • cynic says:

          I have the 35th printing (Jan. ’66) of ‘old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Guide. I love the fact that it has written in pencil the prices of some of the most asked for drinks of the time. The cheapest was the .70 Gin & Tonic, the most expensive were the Singapore Sling, Mai Tai, & Margarita @ 1.25. Martini’s were .90, and there were popular drinks named Clover Leaf Cocktail, Orange Blossom and Pink Lady for 1.10.

          Also, does your son paint pictures, murals, houses? What medium does he work with?

  3. Dora says:

    Just don’t vote for a liberal!

  4. 49erDweet says:

    Gonna try to post this of the little one who keeps me hopping most days, after school. With grandma’s glasses. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzjQ84OxeeGvbHZEYzZuRTZDbnMzY1dGUEJ2NlNyZWlNZUhV/view?usp=sharing

  5. votermom says:

  6. votermom says:

    So Lily is blogging now too? 🙂

  7. 1539days says:

    Walker was already about $1 million in campaign debt when he quit. It’s really too bad he’s out of the race because the other governors left are Christie, Kasich and Bush.

    The entertaining part about NH is that 40% of voters are undeclared. Sanders already has a big lead, so those people may be more inclined to pick a GOP candidate just to make it interesting.

    • piper says:

      Word on the street – Walker’s wife, Tonette, sat him down and discussed his political future and debt. Also way too many candidates in the running this time around. Very wise woman.

    • cynic says:

      I liked Walker and followed via Ann Althouse all that went on during the protests/recall. I really thought he would be the nominee, but then he would say something, be criticized, and backtrack. It’s like everything had to be poll tested. I want somebody who isn’t afraid to speak up and stand up for their convictions.

      • elliesmom says:

        I followed Walker at Althouse, too, and I applauded every time he scored points against the teachers’ unions. I was so disappointed when his campaign fizzled.

        • cynic says:

          and then he had to go and give that stupid speech when he dropped out. Yeesh, then I ended up disliking him.

      • 1539days says:

        I could care less what someone says on the campaign trail. I look at everything Walker DID in Wisconsin for fiscal responsibility and reigning in union influence and I wanted that in a president. Donald Trump might do all the stuff he says he will, but he has no track record outside of business dealings.

  8. Somebody says:

    Good post Klown. I’m right there with you, some I can’t stand…..but none I’m in love with either.

  9. Dora says:

    I love this picture. What a beautiful family!

  10. votermom says:

    Apparently Kasicko is doing well in early voting.
    Just kill me now please.

  11. Myiq2xu says:

  12. Myiq2xu says:

    • elliesmom says:

      There have been so many times in this administration when the situation called for an independent counsel to be appointed, but it didn’t happen.I’d like to believe the FBI can conduct an apolitical investigation, but in this case, I just don’t.

  13. Myiq2xu says:

  14. Myiq2xu says:

    I wonder if she is still eating weed cookies?

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Fun with the Cruz Crew this morning ….

  16. Dora says:

    Cruz Underhandedly Raises Expectations For Rubio in New Hampshire

    The latest chapter in an intense rivalry for many of the same voters in the Republican primary.


  17. Dora says:

    Talk about Cruz – if anyone is in the Port Royal area on St. Valentine’s Day and wants to hear a good sermon – this is the place to go.

    Ted Cruz to preach at Community Bible Church

  18. dm says:

    I don’t love any candidate either. Honestly, I can cherry pick something that each of them have said – even Bernie and Hillary – that I can agree with. I don’t have to love the prez, I don’t even have to like the prez. The prez just needs to get shit done, get some jobs going, take care of the illegal immigration, correct the IRS situation, deal with the deficit, and oh yeah, get the muslim situation under control…so, who exactly can do all that? None of them. As usual, we just have to do our research, cast our vote, and hope for the best – which rarely happens.

    • Somebody says:

      Well the vast majority in the race have no desire to do anything about illegal immigration. Some of them may say they want to, but their records certainly tell a different story……and some are open and honest that they want to keep the floodgates open.

  19. Myiq2xu says:

  20. Myiq2xu says:

    • piper says:

      by which definition
      ‘having the characteristics of a hero or heroine; very brave: heroic deeds | a few heroic individuals.
      • of or representing heroes or heroines: early medieval heroic poetry.
      • (of language or a work of art) grand or grandiose in scale or intention: one passes under pyramids and obelisks, all on a heroic scale.
      • Sculpture (of a statue) larger than life-size but less than colossal.’

    • 49erDweet says:

      Especially like the phrase “..the corpse at every funeral”.

  21. DeniseVB says:

    Ouch !

    • elliesmom says:

      There’s a post going around on FB by “a feminist of a certain age” named Shasta Wilson about why she understands young women prefer Bernie Sanders, and why it makes sense. Apparently, Hillary is a conventional politician who believes in incremental change, but young feminists want a revolution. If you can find it, you might get as good a laugh as I did.

  22. Dora says:

  23. piper says:

    My vote is going for the best candidate ever to run with no campaign staff, plans or sound bites besides barking. Merlin is my guy.

  24. gram krakka says:

    Trump has already taped a victory interview in anticipation of “winning” the New Hampshire Republican primary. Here is a preview. /s

  25. piper says:

    Time’s up for my pithy contributions. Made a bet with myself the other week that I would reduce computer time to 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening which is proving to be easier than I thought.

    BTW – Miss Lily is growing up to be a beautiful little girl – enjoy all the time you get to spend with her before she starts dating.

    • cynic says:

      One year, I gave up the computer for Lent. Let me tell you, that was really stupid! Yes, I’m addicted to the internet, but instead of doing productive stuff, I ended up watching TV.

      That was the first time that I had ever seen NCIS and Law & Order episodes. I ended up addicted to Law & Order, and yes, I watched an episode at 3:00 a.m. today

  26. lyn says:

    Here’s another reason why I like this guy:
    “The private Boeing 727 of real estate tycoon Donald Trump arrived from Los Angeles at LaGuardia Airport Tuesday morning, carrying aboard an Orthodox Jewish child with a rare and still undiagnosed breathing illness.
    “The child, Andrew Ten, age 3, arrived with his parents — accompanied by three nurses who attend to him around the clock — to try to seek medical help in the New York area.
    “Trump made his plane available for the special trip to New York after the boy’s parents, Judy and Harold Ten, called Trump and told him of their plight.”


  27. gram krakka says:

    I don’t want to be “in love” with any politician. To me, “love” is given unconditionally. I don’t want any politician to have that kind of power over my emotions and be able to drive my responses. Love can afford to be illogical. I love my family, many friends and some pets. I may not always like or approve of everything they do, but I will always love them.

    I prefer to “like” or “dislike” politicians and their policies and actions. I am not a cynic, but am skeptical of most politicians. I keep both eyes on where their hands are, as they are seem to want to get a grip on your wallet, grope your body or both.

  28. gram krakka says:

    OT. In honor of it being Fat Tuesday, my dear 10 year old gd and I made a Kings Cake from scratch for her to take to her after-school French club. We hid 12 babies in the cake instead of the usual one. It is basically a swedish tea ring with purple, green and gold sprinkles and bead necklaces on the icing. I hope to indulge in debauchery tonight and watch heads explode as the voting returns come in from NH. Sadly for me, debauchery is only a state of mind these days. Maybe I’ll whoop it up and have two margaritas. How are you celebrating Mardi Gras?

  29. helenk3 says:

    there is no perfect politician. if they were perfect people they would not be politicians. I am to the point that I want the one who will stand up for my country, not diss her. Who once in a while will remember the voters who got them into office. Who will do the least amount of harm. I do not need an ego driven person, I need a country driven person.
    The fact that a socialist is running for office and has so many followers upsets me a lot. How many since the 1700s have fought to keep this country free?, these followers are so willing to give that freedom up without a fight. This breaks my heart.

    • leslie says:

      But, according to people being interviewed on tv today (and in the past few weeks) those socialists are going to give them “free college” and “stuff”. How can you compete with that? They are saying “It’s time for Socialism in this country”. They are stupid.

  30. Myiq2xu says:

    Drew M:

    The reasons to support Ted Cruz

    As I said, Cruz was not my first choice by a long-shot but here we are.

    His past support for significantly higher legal immigration levels, his lack of details on an ObamaCare replacement and my general preference for governors give me pause. But assuming he doesn’t come up with a Rubio-like ObamaCare replacement plan, I’m willing to take the chance. And ultimately every vote is an act of faith informed by past behavior.

    I am however heartened by his lack of enthusiasm for remaking the Mideast into some sort of liberty oriented paradise. It’s not happening and I’m not willing to see thousands of Americans killed or wounded trying to prove a failed point.

    Mostly it’s Cruz’s “behavior” that is the line of attack many of his detractors focus on. It’s something I like a lot.

    Cruz is a bastard, of that I have no doubt. But he’s our bastard. He fights the fights I want fought. Has he won many of these fights? No. Does that matter to me? No.
    He’s a single freshman Senator swimming against the tide of his party. How exactly was he supposed to win? What he has spent his time in the Senate doing is preparing the battlefield. He’s laid down markers forcing people to take sides and identifying the terms of the battle.

    I understand why this alone isn’t enough for people to vote for him but the reality is if you want someone to change DC and the direction of the country, you have to elect someone who has shown they understand that there’s a problem, someone who has shown a willingness to point at people in his own “leadership” and say, “they have no clothes”.

    Cruz’s detractors will say that he can’t get along and make deals. I say, good. Yes, deals will have to be made by too often the deals that are made are being made by people who agree on too much too begin with. I want a guy like Cruz who isn’t buying into the basic assumptions of DC and the permanent government class. I want a guy who sees himself as representing a group of people opposed to many of the bi-partisan, political class assumptions that underlie so much of what happens in DC.

    Cruz opponents have claimed there’s so much bad blood between him and the GOP leadership in Congress he’ll never get what he wants. This argument amuses me to no end. After years of rolling over for Harry Reid and Barack Obama, the Republicans in Congress will finally going to find their spine by opposing…a President Cruz? That’s says more about Republicans in Congress and their supposed conservatism than it does Ted Cruz. And if you’re telling me this means a Republican President might veto a bloated spending bill passed by a Republican Congress, I say, “Bring it on!”

    And when it comes to the ability to move legislation, the only example we have for Rubio was a disaster and one he’s walked away from. That doesn’t fill me with confidence for a potential President Rubio.

    “But it’s an act!”, they’ll say. “Cruz’s resume is as conventional as they come!”


    I don’t mind a guy pretending to be with me in spirit (if that’s what’s going on and I’m not saying it is) as long as he’s with me in action. If we’ve learned nothing else about Ted Cruz it’s that he’s very protective of his political brand and that brand isn’t “go along to get along”.

    Will a President Cruz disappoint me and other conservatives? Sure. Will he have to deal with the reality that President’s have to accept some lousy things to keep the machine working? Sure. And will events ultimately intrude on the fine theories of a campaign in ways we can’t imagine and won’t like? Absolutely.

    But as we’re repeatedly told, there are no perfect candidates and you have to take the good with the bad. On balance, there’s far more good with Ted Cruz and the potential for more than with anyone else currently on offer.

    Cruz 2016!

  31. Dora says:

    This is what I believe.

    On Monday’s Breitbart News Daily, Donald Trump’s Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller said this election represents “binary choice” that boils down to a decision of “nation-state versus globalism.”


  32. lyn says:

    Here’s the story of “The Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots” for those of us who think “pussy” is not vulgar:
    “There was a miller whose only inheritance to his three sons was his mill, his donkey, and his cat. The division was soon made. They hired neither a clerk nor an attorney, for they would have eaten up all the poor patrimony. The eldest took the mill, the second the donkey, and the youngest nothing but the cat.”
    Read on:

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