I haven’t been posting articles in the last several months. Though I’ve written pieces for many experiences that have happened in my life since July: traveling to Japan and South Korea, dating online AGAIN, extremism from the point of view of an ex-Muslim, crying for a homeless man, and the corrupt DNC convention. Unfortunately these articles are just sitting, dormant, inside of the writing software I use. It’s almost as full as Prince’s vault of music, minus Prince’s purple suit or talent.
Bernie Sanders received more 35 and under votes than both Hillary and Trump combined. Millennials are larger and more diverse than the Baby Boomers. California, the largest state in the union, just passed Marijuana legalization. OH SHIT!
Yesterday, the day after the 2016 Presidential elections, people were walking around New York City looking depressed. As if they were up all night, tossing and turning in their beds, nervous about a disease they contracted. Granted, people in New York generally have a resting bitch face, but this was different. New Yorkers, and liberals in other cities, were defeated and deflated, like an old shitty balloon that had lost all it’s helium a long time ago. Their bubble was fabricated and propped up by authorities they trusted: media, DNC, and HRC.
Location: Prøverøret Comedy Club, Oslo, Norway.
A clip about Muslim Bashing & American Elections from my performance at Prøverøret Comedy Club in Oslo, Norway during my Scandinavian tour 2016.
I’m not going to continue talking about policy differences and why Hillary is no progressive. I’ve already tried that. Her supporters don’t care.
Many Hillary supporters I know are very intelligent. Really! I’m not just saying that because I’m padding the blow from the punch of data I’m about to throw. Many of my friends are Hillary supporters. Good people. They work as lawyers, writers, doctors, oh my. They aren’t racist, misogynist, or homophobic. They are good people, but they’ve made a bad choice. Since today is roll call, I’ll throw one last thing out there.
This is politics. I don’t agree with Bernie endorsing the oligarchical robot machine candidate that many of us are fighting against, but this is politics. He’s playing the game and I think he’s positioning himself. If Bernie does have good judgement, as we’ve seen in videos from the past, he’s making what he feels the next move is. We don’t have to follow his endorsement, but we should give him the benefit of the doubt.
California is the BEST STATE IN THE UNION. According to my own anecdotal analysis. It’s as close as we’ve come to a large scale social democracy in the US. If I didn’t have to live in New York, I would consider California. Besides their political leanings, everything I’ve seen from San Diego up to SF has been nothing short of beautiful…okay that’s not true. The homelessness in LA and SF is pretty sad. However, as a state, Cali is pretty kick ass.
I was at a wedding and the wife of a friend approached me. She said that she had Ulcerative Colitis (UC) too. She told me that her husband read the article I wrote about having Ulcerative Colitis. It helped him empathize with what she was going through. (this article is going to be slightly graphic)
It’s difficult having UC or any type of disability. It doesn’t just take a toll on your mind and body, but it affects your relationships with others. During the hardest battles of my ongoing war with the disease my ex had to deal with my hospital visits, medication schedule, dietary restrictions, weight loss, and bowel movements. Every partner will get stressed if you’re using the bathroom 10 times a day. I had no ability to control myself; my body reacted as if my diet consisted of Taco Bell.
Last Wednesday I took a spontaneous road trip to Montreal. I needed a break from New York City exhaustion. I love road trips; I haven’t taken one in a while. Traveling through bumblefuck clears my mind and eliminates stress. Plus, the destination was Montreal. Oui oui 😍.
Usually my road trips are uneventful, but on this trip I had two run-ins with the authorities. Once in the US, the other in Canada. Yeah, I’m a thug, son 👯! The outcomes of both situations were paradoxical of the stereotypes.
Location: Burlington, VT
I stopped over in Burlington, Vermont while driving back to New York City from Montreal. I wanted to see what Bernie Mecca looks and feels like.
Location: Gotham Comedy Club, New York, NY
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