Falconer's Daily Strips


Date Posted: August 15th, 2017, 8:15 pm

Author Notes

I don't know how much more of the news in 2017 I can take tbh.


I'm trying my best to avoid the news in regards to politics these days, but oh god I kind of got the news a bit. Can you or someone else give me as less painful as possible a quick summary of what the hell is going on
I have no idea how these people keep getting my e-mail address (probably because I'm both a veteran and a gun owner), but I swear to God, if I get one more clickbait-y e-mail talking about how "You won't believe what (insert conservative politician here) said" or another email soliciting donations, I will track down the information for the board staffs of all of these stupid conservative groups who think I care about what they have to say and sign every single individual up for the Jehovah's Witness mailing list. It's bad enough I have to witness the stupidity taking place in our nation on television and every corner of social media; I don't want it in my email inbox either. Seriously, for every ten I unsubscribe from, two more appear in its place!

And Nazi assholes, I didn't sign up to get sent places like out here so you guys could be douchebags while I'm out of the country. Kindly fuck off and go play camouflage in a snowdrift or something. Maybe you'll get run over by a snowblower, but that would be wishful thinking.

While we're on a roll: assholes who torch cities and drive cars into crowds of people because you feel you're forwarding a cause: Don't care what cause you're supporting. I lose interest when you start harming people who have nothing to do with your issue. Whether you're protesting the removal of a statue or the fact that a sphincter douche whose hands look tiny holding a Whopper got elected for president, don't care. Apparently along the way, we all forgot the basic premise behind the Golden Rule, and we're long due for a reminder of what it's about.

I'm tired of the violence. I'm tired of the stupidity. I'm tired of the property destruction, the media covering the whole mess like it's a damn MMA fight, and bonehead politicians, news commentators, and political activists alike fanning the flames. We've moved beyond the point of insanity to where if North Korea doesn't try to nuke us, the whole nation will be set on fire out of our own doing. And I frankly am just tired.

For the love of God, people, please get your poop back in a group.

(Apologies for the rant, Falc. If you'd like me to remove this, just say so, and I will)
@The_Hankerchief: Honestly I'm right there with you. I am exhausted. Also sick of all the false equivalencies that somehow ~fighting~ a Nazi is just as bad as ~being~ a nazi. I want things to be better. I've tried reasoning and discussing issues with people on the "other side", but they continued to just ignore me -- even when given facts! -- and I'm at a loss for what I can do anymore.

We can't fight fire with fire, sure, but if we also don't call the fire what it is, nothing will stop it from burning everything to the ground.
@Falconer: Well said, and I agree.
@The_Hankerchief: poop in a group?
I like how there is at least one cheery thing at the end of news shows that help lean your mind off the bad stuff.
It's going to be a looong four years and I'm not even in the US (but things suck here too).