Enough about the Election Already


Across the country you can hear people asking, “Is it over yet?

And no, I am not talking about children riding with their parents to some vacation spot for summer.

For Millenial voters especially there is election fatigue.

For over a year now this current election cycle has been filling the air waves, crowding social media and has been all the talk in the pubs and cafes. Now people are starting to say, “Enough!

With the conventions of the two major parties starting Monday, with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tapping Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton planning to name her other half of the ticket next Friday, a majority of Americans are pulling out their hair and throwing their hands in the air.

Check out these charts from a new survey from Pew Research:

pew1 pew2 pew3And we still have four months to go!

From the Cornfield, now don’t make me stop this car. It will only make the ride that much longer.

Survey details: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/14/most-americans-already-feel-election-coverage-fatigue/

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I am Mark Ivy, a born and bred Hoosier.
I am father to two wonderful sons, Dave and Kev, of whom I am very proud;
two terrific daughters-in-law, Anna and Hailey; three beautiful granddaughters, Dylan, Alaina and Amelia.

On May 9, 2017, my lung specialist hit me with the news I had maybe six months to live if the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the damage caused by the histoplasmosis described below, ran its normal course. I am now on hospice at home. Content and ready to cross over the river to the other side.

On September 2, 2014, I was diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis, a fungal infection, discovered by a biopsy of my larynx.
The infection is fatal if left untreated. For 2 1/2 years I lived under a death sentence being misdiagnosed
with a non-specific bacterial infection which left my right lung a “dried up sponge” and non-functioning.
I was aggressively treated for the infection with antifungals.
The treatment ended October of 2015 and fortunately did not take two years.

I suffer from chronic Horton’s Syndrome. The effects vary widely causing various problems.
Statistically, Horton’s affects only 0.1% of the population. Major depression also attacks me regularly.

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