MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)

If you were in politics...

  
By:  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  •  Personal  •  3 weeks ago  •  37 comments

If you were in politics...
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future... Oscar Wilde

If you were in politics, would the public learn something dirty about you or your past?

I can most certainly say that I have things in my past that would shock some. While I won't divulge everything, because I have no plans to go into politics, I will say that I smoked a LOT of weed in high school, long before it was legal here. No other drugs, but I associated with people that did a whole lot of other stuff.

In my teens and 20s, I had several partners, if you will, and that might be seen as a blemish on my past. 

I had just filed for divorce from my first husband when I got pregnant with my son by my current husband; so, theoretically my son was a bastard for 6 months.

Well, this is going to be a short one. Share if you dare. Are you brave enough?

Yes, politics is the main idea here; however, this is about if YOU were in politics. This is not a discussion about current or past political figures.

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MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
1  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    3 weeks ago

Saint or sinner?

I'm definitely a sinner.

 
 
 
cjcold
1.1  cjcold  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @1    3 weeks ago

I will not enumerate my past sins here, but they were legend.

My political opponent would just have to google me to win.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
1.1.1  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  cjcold @1.1    3 weeks ago

I understand.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2  Trout Giggles    3 weeks ago

I'm as pure as the preacher's sheets.....

Just which preacher I'm not saying

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
2.1  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    3 weeks ago

I'll believe that when my shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet. jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @2.1    3 weeks ago

Are you a unicorn?

Yes, I am a sinner. The worst drug I ever did was coke. I was not a virgin when I met my husband. I have accidentally ran over animals.

I yelled at my kids 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
2.1.2  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

As in Coca Cola or cocaine? jrSmiley_26_smiley_image.gif I was always curious about cocaine, but mainly for the need to feel awake... my hypersomnia and all. However, finding out later from my sleep specialist that it would've literally just made me feel normal... I might've tried it if I'd had known when it was offered.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

Cocaine.

It gave me a really good feeling. And then I broke up with my supplier. Best thing I ever did. I sure didn't feel like sleeping when I took it

 
 
 
cjcold
2.1.4  cjcold  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.1.3    3 weeks ago

Used to dabble in pounds of marching powder back in the 70s. Damn lucky I lived through that insane period. Haven't had anything to do with it in over 40 years. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
3  Texan1211    3 weeks ago

I could never survive politics, and have a hard time understanding why some can put themselves and their families through such intense scrutiny over every detail of your life!

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
3.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Texan1211 @3    3 weeks ago

I have a pretty full closet from years of living that would never let me pass muster. LOL

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
4  Transyferous Rex    3 weeks ago

Fun topic. I've wondered many a time why people want to go into politics. I've known, I suppose still do know, many that have. 

As for me, its not so much the skeletons in the closet that would act to deter me from running, but the potential heirs that may come out of the woodwork. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Transyferous Rex @4    3 weeks ago

My dad was bitching about how the township was run and my mom told him to either run for township supervisor or shut the hell up.

He ran for office and got elected.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
4.1.1  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1    3 weeks ago

See there. Careful what you wish for, you just might get it. jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
4.1.2  Transyferous Rex  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1    2 weeks ago

Goes on every day and in various aspects of our lives. I love to watch my kids compete in athletics. I love to bitch about the way the game was managed by the coach. I also love to coach, and get pissed when someone else bitches about the way I manage a game or practice. Hypocrisy at its best.

 
 
 
Kavika
5  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Oh, this would be great if I was in politics. 

A lifetime member of AIM (American Indian Movement) starting when it was first formed in Minneapolis MN 1968. Arrested on a few occasions for whatever. 

Un miembro de la cerca blanca en el este de Los Angeles.

If you lived in East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Aliso Village you'd know what that is.

The last time I was arrested I pleaded ''temporary insanity'' and they believed me.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @5    3 weeks ago

I am a member of the of the White Brotherhood of Los Angeles?

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
5.1.1  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1    3 weeks ago

Is that the translation?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @5.1.1    3 weeks ago

I have no idea. I have 2 semesters of college Spanish and the only words I recognize is blanca (white), este (I thought it was brother, but wrong) is here? Miembo is member?

You know what....I don't know shit

 
 
 
Kavika
5.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1    3 weeks ago

Translation is ''I am a member of ''white fence'' of East Los Angeles.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @5.1.3    3 weeks ago

I got two words right, then. Not bad for a C student

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @5.1.3    3 weeks ago

What is White Fence?

 
 
 
Kavika
5.1.6  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1.5    3 weeks ago

One of the oldest gangs in East Los Angeles.

I sould have said yo estaba (I was) I left that life behind a long time ago.

I was called ''El Indio'' (The Indian)

 
 
 
Tacos!
6  Tacos!    3 weeks ago

I could never be in politics either. 

They always say the American people are forgiving, but it's not true. Especially when it comes to politics, I see them being judgmental and vindictive.

 
 
 
mocowgirl
7  mocowgirl    3 weeks ago

If I were in politics ???....ROFLMAO!

 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
8  Ed-NavDoc    3 weeks ago

I could never be in politics as I actually do have a conscience.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
8.1  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @8    3 weeks ago

See... that's how I feel. I think politics as a whole are untrustworthy; at least it's been that way in my life. I'm sure that the original idea / thought process was honest and trustworthy, but as politics stand today, not so much. Politicians have made it about smearing the opponent and stepping on toes.

 
 
 
mocowgirl
8.1.1  mocowgirl  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @8.1    3 weeks ago
I'm sure that the original idea / thought process was honest and trustworthy

There is a huge difference between authoritarian professions and professions that deal with actually providing services to people to enhance emotional well-being.  So I have doubts that people were ever much different throughout the evolution of our species.

I believe people, who sincerely care about others, would have a nervous breakdown dealing with the demands of satisfying the never ending emotional demands of  a divided populace - not to mention having to try to negotiate with the psychopaths and narcissists scattered throughout the government. 

I have no idea how a person who sincerely cares about what other people think of them could survive public office since it is almost a guarantee that a good percentage of voters will hate them for being of the "wrong" party.  Then the hatred will devolve down to usual racism, sexism, religious and other divisions. 

I recently discovered David McRaney's podcasts of "You are Not so Smart" on youtube.  I even ordered his book titled the same.  I find the insights into human behavior invaluable in gaining some perspective on why we believe the things we do and structure our life accordingly.

 

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/here-are-the-top-10-careers-that-attract-psychopaths-2015-11

Following is a list of the occupations where psychopaths will be most common and most rare, respectively, from Kevin Dutton’s study of psychopathy in the workplace,   The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success , as first posted online by   Eric Barker .

Where You’ll Find Them:

1. CEO

2. Lawyer

3. Media (TV/Radio)

4. Salesperson

5. Surgeon

6. Journalist

7. Police Officer

8. Clergy

9. Chef

10. Civil Servant

You may notice there are certain similarities between all of the most psychopath-heavy careers, mainly the fact that they offer power — especially over other people — and will reward people for making objective, unemotional decisions. Not only would psychopaths find themselves drawn to these careers — they would likely thrive in them, and even find themselves being rewarded for their psychopathic behaviour.   One study suggests   that upper management positions may be made up of up to three per cent psychopaths, which is not nearly as high as the incidence of incarcerated psychopaths, but it’s still more than the one percent that makes up the total population.
 
 
 
JaneDoe
9  JaneDoe    3 weeks ago
If you were in politics, would the public learn something dirty about you or your past?


I can’t stand most politicians so politics would never be a choice I would make. To play along with the spirit of the article they would find be to be more in the sinner than saint category. Like a lot of people I did some stupid stuff in my younger days, nothing too illegal though. jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif
 Now if they dug into some of my families past. I wouldn’t make it very far. 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
10  r.t..b...    3 weeks ago

Got chosen to be a crossing-guard in the 5th grade...hence the end of any political aspirations in the vainglorious attempt in the herding of cats. 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
10.1  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  r.t..b... @10    3 weeks ago

I was a "safety" in the 6th grade. Our elementary schools went to 6th grade where I used to live.

 
 
 
It Is ME
11  It Is ME    3 weeks ago

"If you were in politics, would the public learn something dirty about you or your past?"

Since I'm not in Politics and wouldn't want to be ...... The Answer is ........ NOPE ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Freedom Warrior
12  Freedom Warrior    3 weeks ago

Nowadays it doesn't even matter if your have a tainted past.  The left wing pols I am familiar with will make one up for you.

 
 
 
Gordy327
13  Gordy327    3 weeks ago
If you were in politics, would the public learn something dirty about you or your past?

They might learn the worst thing anyone can learn about a politician; that I'm an atheist. Of course, my refusal to ass kiss religious groups would probably be a clue.

I will say that I smoked a LOT of weed in high school,

Just say you didn't inhale and you'll be fine. jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

In my teens and 20s, I had several partners, if you will, and that might be seen as a blemish on my past. 

Only to prudes.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
13.1  author  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Gordy327 @13    3 weeks ago
Just say you didn't inhale and you'll be fine.

Like "Slick Willy." jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

Only to prudes.

So... the religious and most elderly people. jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Gordy327
13.1.1  Gordy327  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @13.1    3 weeks ago

Exactly, Lol

 
 
 
Dulay
14  Dulay    2 weeks ago

Quoting Oscar Wilde for this seed is ironic. 

His novel, A Picture of Dorian Grey is a perfect analogy for politician's two faces, one of public perfection, one of realities that they hope to keep secret. 

Wilde is also an example of a beloved personality, invited to all of the best gatherings, who ended up a pariah. 

Wilde is my favorite fiction author.