News flash - there’s an election next week.
Voting is important. Everyone who is eligible should do so. I think we should tie it to a reward system like coupons redeemable at the IRS. Get 10% off your next tax bill for turning in your vote.
What is NOT important is the coverage of the elections and media's damn predictions. Since when did the news get into fortune telling?
1 out of 10 think our news program sucks and polls show that group will double in size before the end of the program today.
Only the Poles should be allowed to poll and only when they give out paczki for taking the poll.
I believe the polling (who really knows how that’s done anyway) turns you off to actual voting. The prediction crap turns the elections into a sporting event that doesn’t even have a winner or final score.
But the two biggest turn offs to an election are TV campaign ads and political robo-calls. Boring would be much better than annoying in elections. Imagine a ban on political TV ads. We did a ban on TV cigarette ads. Why not political ads?
The candidates could still appear on TV but just in debates and interviews. Of course those activities would require real news professionals and who know if we have any of those around anymore.
The headline of the Chicago Tribune today:
“Secret cash pours in”
Who the hell has cash to pour into anything?
Many poor people out there don’t have the cash to pour a cup of coffee. Poor me, pour me another shot of whiskey.
The election reporting goes on to say that candidates for the House and Senate have raised a combined $1.6 billion and spent $1.4 billion. Even if the numbers are off and over estimated that’s a good chunk of change. Who knows where some of that cash might be spilled.
One more thing about this 2010 election - what’s with all the nut cases this year?
Did you hear about this new political party called the “Rent Is Too Damn High” party?
I found the following picture on their web site (honest here’s their link):
I’m thinking of starting a party (doesn’t need to be political) called:
“Political Ads Are Too Damn Annoying”
I've done a few political type youtube clips before. Here's one from awhile ago "Don't go breaking my TARP". Maybe I could start with my facebook group “Stop Music On-hold” and expand from there.