Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I am a moderate, and that is OKAY!



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Hello Momginerdians,  


If you are like me, your Facebook is either filled with a bunch of political posts, or you have unfollowed every person you used to enjoy and are looking at cat videos, memes and recipes (I am the latter).  We all get it, you are upset/happy about the new POTUS.  It is the end of days/beginning of a new era.  And, frankly, I am about done with it all and am about social-mediaed out (shh, it's my blog, I can make up words).  

Am I happy about the current political state of this country?  Nope.  Have I lost all hope?  Nope.  And that's okay.  And what is even BETTER is I have as much RIGHT to this opinion as you do to yours.  I will guarantee you 1 thing:  Ranting, swearing, doing EXACTLY the same thing to men that you are against them doing to women will never ever change my mind.  


Image result for good negotiation skillsI am all for standing up for your beliefs, but I do also believe there is a way to present them that doesn't have to be filled with foul language and abusive context.  Another thing that will never change my mind, is celebrities.  Especially ones who have garnered their career over objectifying others (men, you are included here) or being overtly sexualized to make profits.  Back in the day there was this word for people who sold their bodies for profit.....It is escaping me now. ;-).  

Now before ranting about me being entitled/white/privileged, etc starts, I can assure you I am 1 of 3.  I worked for my education, I work at a job (historically dominated by men), and I have been harassed/abused/discounted.  But, I still do not blame a whole gender for this. I blame our culture which continually finds ways to divide us as humans.  Color, Race, Sexuality, Socioeconomic status, Gender, Body Shape, Address, Education, Career, the list goes on and on.  

A president isn't going to fix those.  Could he/she make it worse? Absolutely. Do you have to accept it?  Absolutely NOT.  But, being an ugly butt about it isn't helping your cause.  Do not present data as facts based on 3 second video clips, or quotes starting with "..."  those little dots mean that something totally different may have prefaced the comment. Remember: All things you see on the internet are not truth.  CHECK your facts before reposting, it saves me the time, lol.  

If we want change we have to be the change.  Be a motivation for my son and daughters, not someone I have to unfollow for fear my kids will see it, or change the channel because I am embarrassed by the rhetoric/vileness/crudeness. 

And if this post pisstified you, good.  Now you know how I feel when I can't even enjoy a good cat video without cringing as I scroll through my feed.  And, y'all know, Momginerd is no stranger to swearing.  But, sometimes a message comes across better if you don't lower yourself to the oppositions standards, especially when you are trying to influence change.  Then it just becomes a pissing match and, ladies, we are missing something that will could ever allow us to can win a pissing match.  

Oh, and if you are going to protest something, here is a friendly tip:  Check your spelling!  I will not judge you for your views, but I will judge your spelling.

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Kisses,
Momginerd the moderate not liking Trump or Hilary but really hating the division and ugliness being broadcast to me without my choice right now person. 


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