Debate time during the presidential election cycle is basically the Superbowl for those of us who don’t like sports. It also gets treated like the Superbowl, in that people talk about offense, defense, tactics, and a whole lot of uninformed opinions, because stupid America can only understand things through sports analogies and some blissful ignorance of the Dunning-Kruger Effect. By the time you read this or listen to this week’s podcast episode, the debate will have already happened. So, you know more than we do right now. Was the debate fun? was it a “slobberknocker” as JR from WWE would say? Did Hillary pass out? Did Trump say a lot of words without ever meandering near an answer to a question? Good times.
Since the debate hasn’t happened yet as of this writing, let’s talk about what did happen. Anthony Weiner sexted with a 15 year old girl. He’s being investigated. He could face prison time. This is not a man feeding his ego at the cost of his formal life; this is now a man who has an addiction or some weird core-level acceptance issues going on and wants to be liked by everyone… but mostly women. And girls, apparently.Anthony dude we’ve all been there, but looking at underage cleavage is like looking at the sun. You get a… oh just watch the damn clip, you know where I’m going.
We had a few quiet weeks where police did their jobs, black people stayed out of trouble, and we lived in a… well maybe not a utopia, but maybe at least a Fruitopia. Sadly, cops are up to their old tricks again and two more black people were killed by cops. Probably a lot of other races too, but you know, with the news cycle and the ratings, I don’t know, it’s all very complicated. So, were these warranted? It’s looking iffy, but the fun fact this week is that none of the killer cops were white men this time around. That didn’t stop a lot of protesters from saying that all white people are the devil, which is very hurtful to us white folks because we worked really hard to keep that on the DL.