Politics, Oh Politics

Each morning when I get to work, there’s the welcoming of a plethora of popups in the right-hand corner of my computer screen. The great news resource (baha!) known as Yahoo! somehow put this auto-pop on my PC, and I have no idea how to get rid of it. I learn that “If you click now, you’ll learn the secret to losing pure fat and reveal a tight, toned body.” There’s a “You won’t believe what these celebrities look like now!” Even though it’s unsurprising that they’ve aged. And of course, there’s whatever Trump did. Or at least what someone in the Republican party did. Today’s was about the resignation of Acosta.

Everyday, it seems like someone else is leaving the White House. A lot of change, for a party that is stereotypically anti-change, or so they say. A party of red elephants. Wait, what? Thomas Nast was a creative fellow, and I guess thought that donkeys dressed as lions, and elephants, were good enemies. A bit about it here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-the-parties-got-their-animal-symbols/ .

I am not a big fan of politics, because it really puts people against each other. I find it to be on the exact opposite end of mascots, which brings everyone together in lovable happiness and smiles. So to think that both have pretty much the same red elephant was a tough conclusion for me to accept. But, who wouldn’t choose this guy:

Big Al is the smiliest elephant in the southeast, thanks to the University of Alabama’s amazing football team. He is full of hugs and dancing, and when his booty goes one way, his trunk goes another.

I was lucky enough to meet him at last year’s NCAA tournament, and ummm, I think my life was made. Note though, if you wanna get a selfie, you DEF need a selfie stick. His head is *slightly* larger than your average mascot ;).

Whether you’re a donkey or an elephant (species-wise or politics-wise) I continue to wonder why we can’t meet in the middle. Sure, there may be some things that you’re extremely passionate about, but as I listen to debates, it seems political parties are pretty all or nothing on everything. Moderation is key, and compromise is a must. Even if Big Al and Aubie are enemies on the football field, they are best buddies in the classroom and during photo ops.

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