"Making people laugh about the 2016 election so they don't have to cry." Political satirist, award winning writer and professor, and versatile columnist, I've moved my writing to the Urban Twist. Here I am a journalist covering topics including news, politics, celebrities, fashion, beauty/health, pets, and relationships. My readership includes over 4 million individuals with a strong social media following nearing a total of 100k followers across my social media. I wrote political satire for Blasting News and have over 5 million readers. I was the #1 Ranked U.S. Writer at Blasting News, Golden Pen Award Winner, an Expert in Opinion, and am experienced with current events and politics. I write both sides, conservative and liberal, as you can see on my column archive. Archive: http://us.blastingnews.com/editorial-staff/kristy-smolenski-nelson/archive/ I am a varied and versatile writer, and taught college writing for 16 years. I hold four graduate degrees--MA English, MA History, MS Psychology and doctorate in Educational Technology. I have taught all four subjects I hold degrees in. I have over 1000 published academic journal articles, blogs, and magazine and newspaper articles on many varied subjects. While I write on a variety of subjects, what I am best known for, and my favorite subject and style to compose, is political satire. So, given its controversy, I like to share my political satire style warning. A NOTE TO MY READERS ABOUT MY POLITICAL SATIRE: MY GOAL HERE IS NOT ANY POLITICAL AGENDA, BUT TO DO TWO THINGS: FIRST, I WANT TO MAKE PEOPLE REALLY THINK ABOUT WHOMEVER THEY ARE VOTING FOR SO THEY MAKE THEIR OWN BEST DECISION GIVEN THAT BOTH CHOICES ARE INSANELY AWFUL, AND SECOND, TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO VOTE GIVEN THE INSANELY AWFUL CHOICES. On my social media pages, please feel free to disrespect politicians educationally, but respect each other always. Educational debates are always encouraged. We're all in this BS election together, after all, and we’re all going down together. Now for a few warnings. Realize my writing is political satire, it is published as "opinion.” I am an Opinion Expert. I'm not arguing my ranting statements are news, they’re entertainment. In fact, if you think I'm trying to be newsworthy here, you're bat nuttier than I am. And if you can't take me bagging on your candidate, and wind up irritated and angry with me, know this: because you're actually taking what I'm saying seriously when half the time I'm putting on a show for a laugh and don't seriously mean anything, please exit stage left. Don't assume anything other than that some of this is an act for a laugh and that I’ve got a strange sense of humor. Also the argument “this is serious and you should not make fun of it” goes nowhere with me. Laughter is the best medicine and creates a lot of enjoyment even when life gets tough. Laughing makes you healthier. So if you haven’t learned to laugh at life, and especially the serious stuff so you can get through tough times, you’ve come to the wrong place. I make fun of both presidential candidates and all politicians, including your candidate, and probably all the other ones you like. If you can't take that and it makes you mad at me, go somewhere and grow up. My writing is for mature audiences only and not intended for either children or those with the maturity levels of children. Want to take a swing at me? Know I also make fun of myself, so everybody's fair game and anything goes with me, sort of like this Jerry Springer show they call the 2016 election. I taught debate, persuasion and effective argument techniques as a college professor for over 16 years, have 4 grad degrees, and love a good educational argument, so good luck. So for those of you still wearing your maturity diapers, it's not like I'm the only person on the planet that makes fun of the candidates and loves political humor. This is a long-time, decades old, US trend. I didn’t start it. I jumped on the bandwagon as a poser. On the other hand, to those of you who are great readers and follow me to read my rantings on a daily basis, can laugh at both sides and enjoy the (slightly insane) satire, thank you. I honestly don't know why you keep coming back, nor do I understand it at all because I always thought only myself and two other people got my kind of humor. But I'm touched. There are a lot of you, I realize, by now, and you have really made a dream come true for me. Without you, I wouldn't be where I am or gotten the #1 Ranked US Writer at Blasting News, and Golden Pen award which happened in less than a month. I couldn't have done it without you. Even though I know you probably don't agree with everything I say or like all of it, you come back. And although some of you think I'm a few sodas short of a six pack, I'm honored my readers actually like that about me. Let’s just hope whoever wins isn’t going to take this country straight into Dante’s Inferno, because I like my committed readers too much to enjoy seeing that happen.