Post-Election Sanity Pledge

On November 9th,  I,  state your name  promise I will not lose my shit over whom 48%-ish of the electorate thought was the least evil candidate.

I am a law-abiding, valuable, contributing member of society (unlike many of the parasites in Washington). I accomplished things when the last asshat was in power, so I know I'll be fine.

But if for some reason the overblown predictions actually come to pass this time, then I'll never, ever again acknowledge who or what has the talking heads on TV drooling and I'll start taking a sincere interest in what's going on in my community, because the only way out of this dismal state of affairs (other than taking this pledge) is to stop excusing incompetence and corruption at the highest levels of government and start solving local problems locally, before big money and career politicians get involved.

For the people, by the people.

and now: deep breath.