The Irony

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We’re on the verge of electing the first female president in US history (long after women were elected to their countries’ top political positions in the UK, Germany, Norway, Argentina, Israel, India, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Bangladesh, France, Poland, Turkey, Pakistan, Peru, etc.).

Ironically, her final opponent has bragged about sexually assaulting women. He has also been accused of precisely that — sexual assault — by a dozen or more women.


2016 is shattering a global temperature record. This follows 2015 being the hottest year on record. It follows the 10 hottest years on record coming since 2000.

Hillary Clinton brought up climate change and clean energy in one of three presidential debates, since the moderators didn’t seem interested in it.

Donald Trump claims global warming is a hoax created by the Chinese. He says he’d pull the USA out of an international climate agreement made by 193 countries if he became president. He’d destroy the climate in several other ways as well.

Ironically, many progressive voters don’t see Hillary as “green enough.”

Broccoli has a bit of dark green and a bit of light green in it — it’s pretty damn healthy. A hard rock is just a grey, jagged, hard rock — it’s commonly used for destroying things.

Trump global warming





(Note: here’s the hilarious backstory on that last one.)

One political candidate — despite no evidence of criminal activity, even after tens of thousands of her emails have been examined by the FBI and released to the public; and despite no damning evidence or convictions, even after lengthy Whitewater and Benghazi investigations; and despite the Republican Party and shallow media outlets warrantlessly smearing her for over 20 years – is supposedly soaked in “scandal.”

The competing candidate is being sued for fraud because of deception at his faux university, has been sued for raping a 13-year-old girl, has settled several lawsuits despite claiming that you should never settle a lawsuit, would leave his vast global business in the hands of his children if he became president (rather than leaving it in a blind trust), spent money from a charity in his name (that other people put more money into) in order to purchase expensive portraits of himself that ended up at his own properties, and seemingly hasn’t paid US income taxes in nearly two decades despite being a billionaire. Yet, no one is chanting “lock him up.”

The irony is dripping on this one.

One of the candidates spent a few decades working to help society via public service.

Ironically, the other one — the one who spent his life getting rich off of luxury hotels, casinos, golf resorts, and bankruptcies that hurt others but helped himself — is supposedly the “populist” candidate.

Anyone in the middle class voting for someone whose tax plan is to drastically cut taxes on the uber rich — which, among other proposals, would quickly tank the economy (in the US and globally) — is going to be in for a bad surprise if The Donald is elected and we speed back into an economic recession faster than a Tesla P100D jumps off the line. It might be ironic, but I don’t think many people would be laughing.


One of the candidates has served the United States in various capacities for nearly 3 decades.

Yet, the candidate who is being heavily promoted by Russian hackers, who has had deep and long ties to Russia, and who is unwilling to believe or admit what US national security forces have told him, is the “patriotic” candidate?

If only we’d let Russia help choose our presidents more often, eh?



Tens of thousands of US Secretary of State emails of one of the candidates have been published for the public to see, her campaign chairman’s email account has been hacked with “juicy” emails being highlighted for the media to obsess over, and she has publicly published her tax returns for decades.

The other candidate is the first presidential candidate in modern history to not publish his tax returns. For some reason, Russia hasn’t hacked the email accounts of any of his campaign chairs.

Wait, which candidate is the suspicious one?


One political party focuses for 8 years on making the country’s 1st black president achieve as little as possible.

Its candidates for president and US Congress campaign on the argument that Obama should have done more for the country— aside from pulling us out of a deep economic recession, ya know. (Of course, these politicians don’t mention the unprecedented obstructionism they placed in his path and continue to place in his path, including actually shutting down the federal government at times, which reportedly cost the country ~750,000 jobs).

Obama jobs

One candidate is anti-immigration, because his immigrant ancestors came here before he was born.

Ironically, his wife illegally earned over $20,000 modeling in the USA before getting her work visa and Trump hired undocumented immigrants to help build Trump Tower. But hey, they weren’t Mexicans.

Hillary is criticized for calling some of the other candidate’s supporters “deplorables.”

Yet, Donald tweets the following and is somehow still in the running to become president of the United States:








America, you certainly have a sense of humor.

… Or extreme tribalism and double standards.



I would have warned you the last one was NSFW — but that guy’s running for president of the United States of America!

The irony.

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