i should preface this story by stating that, if hillary clinton were to become the democratic candidate in the next presidential election, i would absolutely vote for her.
the thing is, i don't want her to run.
not because i think she would do a bad job, but because i don't think i can handle two years of overhearing things like this:
saurday night, i was bartending, as usual.
we have three huge flatscreen television screens behind the bar, each of which was showing a different sporting event.
one of the games ended, and the news came on.
an image of hillary clinton appeared on the screen--an image, mind you. you couldn't hear what she was saying, because the volume wasn't on.
anyway, she hadn't been on the screen for 10 seconds when a man sitting at my bar YELLED 'oh, no fucking way. change the channel right now, i am not watching this blonde bitch.'
we all know how much i enjoy being spoken to in this manner, so i was already getting pissed off, of course.
i changed the channel anyway, though. mostly because i thought i might have to punch somebody in the face if i had to listen to that guy run his mouth anymore.
sadly, it was a wasted effort.
another guy at my bar decided to talk about how ridiculous it is to think that there could ever be a woman president.
his main argument was that if we had a woman president, we would be nuking another country once a month, when said woman got pms.
so, the thing is, i really don't want to have to claw my own ear drums out of my head.
but i may very well do just that, if i have to listen to people talk like this.
and, you know what?
it will be brutal, it will be relentless, and it's already making me absolutely sick to my stomach.
does this guy really think that hillary is still even getting her period? seriously, it's fucking absurd.
great. i have larry king on the t.v. behind me, and i swear he just said 'up next, we chat with so-and-so about senator hillary clinton throwing her hat--or, should i say, her bonnet--into the ring.'
so, yeah. that's nowhere near as bad as the 'nuking pilosophy,' but, still.
no, larry. you should not say bonnet. ass-hat.