Journal: elections and fly fishing

My thoughts on life, fly fishing and living.

‘Murica. Let’s make her great again.

I don’t often inject political commentary into this blog, as it really never applies, but with election season ramping up and the SC primaries happening yesterday and next weekend, it spawned a blog post, sorry.

If I have to hear the “Let’s take back our country” bullshit or the “Let’s make America great again” fuckery, I’m going to punch someone in the face. I’ll pause here so you can name me any other country that you’d rather go live in…… I didn’t think so.

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I find it comical that we live in a society where people think that by simply switching out the mascot, we’ll somehow right all of the perceived wrongs. To think that something that took 20-30 years to create can somehow be fixed in 4 or 8 years is simply bananas. And that’s assuming that you’re on the side that even thinks it needs to be fixed in the first place.

I’ve never voted Republican in my life. I thought about it for like 2 seconds recently, then my daughter walked into the room and ended that. All I will say is that I hope all of you can look past talking points, perceived notions and rhetoric, and truly find your position and stick to it.

We live in a country that is so complex that we couldn’t possibly do the right thing with every decision. You’ll agree with some things and won’t with others, and that is exactly how it should be. The American Government is broken, and fixing it is not going to happen in our lifetime. We’re a divided nation, and both sides wants to have their cake and eat it too. That can’t happen and we all know it.

Elections are about social issues, because the majority of society is not smart enough to vote on issues outside of that. They simply don’t know, or don’t follow it, or the “liberal media” doesn’t report it. It’s up to you to have a little common sense, understand the landscape, and make a decision that you can live with.

I think we can all agree, no matter what side of the political landscape you fall on, that we are facing some serious issues that need to be fixed. Bullshit and rhetoric isn’t going to fix those things. Voting so “Obama won’t take my guns” isn’t going to fix those things. Voting because “you’re tired of the gubbament taking your money and giving it to the freeloaders” is a steaming pile of manure.

Quit being ignorant. Have some common sense, and vote accordingly. Your future depends on it.

Fuck it, let’s just go fishing

Now, let’s inject some fly fishing into this post, which is why you’re here to start with. I hope you’ve been checking out the Resources & Links page, as it’s been getting some updates lately. There is some good stuff there that you need to be checking out.

Also, stay tuned for a vise review, as I’ll be reviewing the Apex vise from Wolff here on the blog shortly. And, finally, there may be some video stuff coming your way soon. Those videos may contain fly tying and/or gear reviews. WORD.

Now, flip it over to Fox News so they can keep feeding you that “fair and balanced” news coverage.

Cory Perry
I'm a husband, father and fly fishing geek living in Greenville, SC. I'm down with slinging flies, tying flies and spending every minute I can enjoying the vast outdoors with my family and friends.

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