For those who might not know, I also write romance novels (contemporary, historical, and paranormal). That tends to sometimes keep me busy enough that covering my blogs (Rainy Day Thought and Rain Trueax) is all I can do while editing or writing the books.
Then there is the frustration I feel with this political season. I have probably mentioned before that I am a moderate. I have some very strong ideas, but they don't fit in boxes thus it's easy for me to offend right and left with my viewpoints.
This political season has made it especially difficult for moderates as we aren't really happy with anybody. In Oregon's primary, I voted for Bernie mainly because I feel he's an honorable man, not owned by anyone but I don't agree with him on all his policies. He was just head and shoulders over Hillary for me-- and being a registered Democrat (because in Oregon you have to be one or the other if you want to vote in the primary), it was him or her. I'd be an Independent otherwise as frankly I rarely agree with the Democratic party's platform. Hillary is not remotely someone I want to see in the White House and I haven't admired how the Democratic party has worked to make sure she's the only one who can get the nomination. Her stand on issues doesn't suit mine and I don't really trust her to do what she says given her donors and her past shifts.
Frankly some of what Trump says doesn't offend me as it does other Democrats. For instance when he said he wouldn't allow Muslims to immigrate here until it could be determined which ones had ties to terrorist cells. That's extreme? It just seems commonsense to me, but it riles up Democrats when I say it as they want to see Trump as totally bigoted. That doesn't mean I see him as President. His seeming mental instability, the way he is so easily tweaked, his statements that sometimes seem nuts-- like we should go back to oil and not solar or wind. And who would he appoint to the Supreme Court? That alone will probably make me have to vote for Hillary.
Anyway in a political season like this one, a person wants to bury their head in the sand if they aren't extreme on either party. I could go on with the reasons, but it would only annoy the few readers this blog has!
I hope we get through this political season without violence as it's certainly being stirred into being-- and that by both sides. When someone blames Trump for the riots around his speaking events, I can only say-- and who's rioting and throwing rocks at police, firing off guns, attempting to block attendees, yelling to drown out the speech, waving Mexican flags? Not someone who believes in freedom of speech, that's for sure.
See I knew I could annoy someone here ;)