09:42 – We made a trip down to Winston yesterday. Barbara dropped Colin and me at the house and then left for a haircut appointment and a trip to the dentist. Colin and I packed stuff up while she was gone and we then loaded the stuff into the Trooper and headed back to Sparta. She’s off to the gym and supermarket this morning, while Colin and I await the mail pickup.
A lot of my libertarian-leaning friends vote Republican, on the theory that a Libertarian has no chance of being elected while a Republican is likely to be at least marginally better than a Democrat. And I think that’s generally true, in the sense that I’d far rather have a Cruz or even a Rubio as president than Clinton or Sanders. But this year I don’t think that’s going to be the choice. I’m afraid it’s going to be a choice of Trump or Clinton, and I really don’t think it’s safe to assume that Trump would be better than Clinton. He may in fact be even worse, as hard as that is to imagine. Trump, like any psychopath/politician, will SAY whatever he thinks voters want to hear. What he actually DOES once he’s elected would almost certainly bear no resemblance to what he promised. I mistrust Trump at least as much as I mistrust Clinton, and that’s saying something.