Thursday, October 05, 2006

Political Season arriveth again...
...here cometh the ads once more!!!

I virtually revel in political ignorance. I used to get out there and vote. I'd read everything I could get my hands on...views of the various candidates, trying to read up on all of the various issues politicians stand for, trying to come away with some comprehension of what all of the various propositions mean, and so forth, and so on. Yet, every time I'd find myself in the voting booth, I'd feel like I was in ninth-grade algebra class. So many politicians, so many issues, how do I remember them all? In the booth, I'd find myself voting for someone, rationalizing that "I seem to remember that he was for/against this; I'm not sure, but I do remember seeing his/her name", etc.

That is NO way to vote, I must admit. But if I operated that way, how many other voters don't know as much as they should going in? It was as if, the more I read about candidates and issues, the more confused I became. For heavens' sake, there's enough we have to be cognizant of in life, without heaping all of this political stuff on the woodpile. As the title of an obscure George Harrison Beatles' song says, "It's all too much". And, one must factor in the flip-flops that politicians often commit, as well as skeletons in the closet, such as past tax violations, bribery acceptance, and sexual escapades.

I was personally extremely disappointed in Bill Clinton. Such a smart guy, and when I voted for him, it was a vote for change, a vote for hope, a vote for a candidate that I was sure would bring a breath of fresh air into the political system. I guarantee he would've responded to Hurricane Katrina's aftermath FASTER than Prezzident Bushed did. But, Bill had a problem. He couldn't keep it in his pants. A little intern, in a public place, while he was on the clock! I was totally disgusted and disappointed; in one fell swoop, Bill Clinton lost any ability to get anything serious done, and instantly became a JOKE. During that time, I visited my parents, and my Dad said to me, in his gruff way, "YOUR President sure screwed up this time!" And I had to agree with him. Bill Clinton proved that my generation was nothing more than a bunch of screwups. I have not voted since then, because I am just totally disgusted with politics.

As I type this, there's an ad for some Idaho Governor candidate, and at the end of the message, he says, "I'm not for sale". Come on, EVERYONE is for sale if the price is right! That's what I've learned from politics. There are those who say I should vote; they say, "If you don't vote, you can't complain." I say, "If I don't vote, I can DESPISE every politician equally." And, at the end of almost every political message, you'll hear, "I'm so-and-so and I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE." Which makes me think, what politician is going to air an ad that he DOESN'T approve? So, I am totally DONE with politics. Consider me disenfranchised, because I am. They only appear on TV ads, appealing to voters, when they want something. Then they're gone until the next election. Sorry, I ain't buyin' it.
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Wow, I didn't think I was gonna get that steamed up. Sometimes I just amaze myself. Anyway, I've stolen another picture from www.spokesmanreview.com/blogs/hbo, and I've defaced it. Here 'tis...



This was originally a novelty photo, the sign originally said "Beware of Dog". However, I'd hire a squirrel for the job! I'd never have to buy the squirrel a license or clean up after it!

2 Comments:

Blogger Jinx said...

I need that sign. I was walking a dog and a squirrel decided after seeing him decided my left leg would make a great tree. I shook it off that leg and it ran up my right leg..thank goodness I had long pants on...
So I need that sign. lol

8:16 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

Well, Jinx, you're not alone. I, too, have experienced the pitfalls of nature. I was feeding the seagulls last week when one crapped on me. Goes with the territory, I guess. Anyway, watch out for them killer squirrels.

2:02 PM  

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