In the immortal words of Gerald Ford, "Our long national nightmare is over." So this is just a few random thoughts before the next election starts, which probably be next week.
This was not just the most expensive presidential election ever, counting every race, the politicians and their supporters spent six billion dollars. Romney spent $1,028,213,388.00, and Obama spent $932,013,388.00. Since nothing really changed nationally, we might have been better off if they had used that money to help pay off our national debt.
Although the measure to legalize marijuana for medical use failed, it did much better than I thought it would. Since two states voted to allow it for recreational use, it looks like it won't be long before it is legal everywhere, and regulated like liquor and cigarettes, especially when the rest of us see how well the states that legalized are doing financially.
It's still too early to say if Arkansas has become a Republican state. I still hope we end up as a swing state. Everyone believes that the South started turning Republican after the 1964 Civil Rights Act. While that is partially true, Richard Nixon used the Democratic support of civil rights to sway the South in 1960.
I keep telling myself that the South has come a long way since Jim Crow left town, but I keep getting signs that we haven't really changed at all. All you have to do to see how backward we still are is to turn on the TV. Shows like "My Redneck Wedding", "19 Kids and Counting", and the worst offender, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo", prove that the South still clings to the good ole boy days. These shows (which I can proudly say I have never watched) make the "Dukes of Hazzard" look like Shakespere. They also prove, once again, that some people will do anything to be on TV.
Since we still have the same President and Congress, I would strongly suggest that the Democrats choose new leaders in that Congress. Nancy Pelosi babbles so idiotically it is embarrassing. Harry Reid acts like he's sleepwalking. For the sake of the country, get rid of those two.
And now to end on a happy note. That racist idiot Jon Hubbard lost his bid for reelection. His two cohorts, Charles Fugua and Loy Mauch, lost their races also. The only downer is that they got any votes at all