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Judging in Jackson

  • Posted on October 23, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Dear Christine, My wife and I have learned to live with the fact that she’s a republican and I’m a democrat years ago. We basically don’t talk about it but this year she told me she’s not voting at all to prove a point that, in her mind, neither candidate is acceptable. While I’m relieved that the woman I love is not voting for Trump, I’m a bit disappointment at her choice to do nothing. I’m keeping my mouth shut because I’m glad Trump is losing her vote but she’s doing the wrong thing, right?   Signed, Judging in Jackson Dear Judging, It sounds like you and your candidate lucked out in your household!  Your vote will not be cancelled out by your wife!  Your wife has her principles and you have yours.  The bottom line is someone will win the election and all the other candidates will lose.  Your vote gives you the right to complain, her abstention does not give her that right.  Most people complain anyway! Mike Rowe, host of “Dirty Jobs” addressed a fan’s request to urge fans to get out and vote on November 9, citing that it is a civic duty of all citizens and…

Consumed in Commerce

  • Posted on October 9, 2016 at 11:47 pm

Dear Christine,   I’m not one to normally have issues that would put me in a position to ask for help however I’ve begun to think my husband and I are becoming unhinged. Every morning we wake up, turn on the cable news and find out the latest on this crazy election. In the evening we get home from work and the news channels go back on. We both check constantly on the latest polls and have become consumed with the outcome to the point that it’s making us both a wreck. We’ve tried to unplug unsuccessfully.  To be clear, we are terrified of a Trump presidency. I know it’s only 30 more days until this will be all over but what can we do in the meantime to stop being so stressed out? Regards, Consumed in Commerce Dear Consumed in Commerce, You have a lot of company this election season!  Having just watched the second debate, both sides have strong feelings and couldn’t restrain themselves from applauding and cheering several times. Our country is at a crossroads and voting will make the difference in what direction the United States will go.  Both sides are frightened of the country the other…