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Two days from now some of us will find ourselves pondering what comes next. The questions will be relentless, confounding and even laughable. The culmination of the consistent onslaught of ad after ad after ad will finally leave us with a conclusion some of us totally saw coming and others…not so much. Pundits, pollsters, pranksters will have a field day & laugh all the way to the bank. This four year circus in the making is brought to you in part by those who could care less. This trainwreck of a #allamerican sideshow is unavoidable, unbelievable, and has reached an untenable place in our storied history. History has always repeated itself; for better or for worse. While it’s all too easy to live in a bubble where we feel like our emotional state is predicated upon the latest tweet, or misplaced #amazon order, lets not forget those who came before us.

We tend to forget that it wasn’t so long ago, that “The Voting Rights Act”(circa 1965) had to be amended FIVE times to be expanded to ensure protections could be carried out thoroughly. I repeat FIVE times with the latest amendment showing up in the year of our Lord of 1982 !!!(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_Rights_Act_of_1965#Amendments) Let that sink in; “1982” That’s the year #Time magazine declared it was the YEAR of the computer? That was the year the VERY FIRST #CDplayer was sold… in Japan no less. ohhh & that Thriller album was also released. All of these things probably got 10X the attention than the way more important voting rights amendment got. My point is ALL the handwringing over the standing in line/mailing it in/showing up on the standard day of to cast a ballot is much ado about nothing. The hubris is on the ludicrous scale of disbelief. Voting is way too important to ignore its history, way to important to pretend entire segments of the population were NOT given an opportunity to cast a ballot.

So please for the love of all things #political go on and vote BUT stop telling everyone your life depends on it or worse yet your neighbors life or your grandkids life depends on it one way or the other. Because when peoples lives DID depend on it, it took ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SEVEN yrs to do something meaningful about it. Let THAT sink in: ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SEVEN YEARS!!! Do yourself a favor; do your homework, think long and hard about what got us here. You won’t regret it once the obvious becomes crystal clear. In the meantime have a coke and a smile, zoom away & remember “presidents come and go BUT #wutang is forever!” I’m Rocco Santangelo & I approved this blog.

Exit to Nowhere

We humans are so easily distracted! Nothing shows this more clearly than the recent #Brexit debacle. It was waaay back in 2016 that this seemingly open and shut case began with what? A 51.9% of voters (wiki/brexit) opted to to simply “opt out” of the attachment(s) to the E.U. Fast forward to earlier this week when 600 or so individuals gather at the #HouseOfCommons to deliver a crushing blow to #TheresaMay faster than you could order an #Amazondivorce decree! Talk about about a “proper” spanking? Its losses like this that gotta make the #buffalobills feel good about getting skewered by the #ravens recently? Oh sure there is plenty of talk that by 2020 it could still somehow happen. It sounds like the Man who got the ball rolling (David Cameron former PM) has no regrets per a recent interview he gave to BBC news. Alas the tut tutters will shout from the rooftops and the votes will continue to pour in with both sides lamenting any post Brexit finality. All this from a Kingdom that’s been around since the 1700’s where “much ado about nothing” is starting to sound a tad more like a modern day meme as opposed to wonderful snippet from a play(apologies to Bill Shakesphere)