Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Election Day Aftermath

     So yesterday was Election Day here in the United States of America, and while there were a lot of sweeping changes and major upsets that went on yesterday, I don't want to talk about any of that stuff.  I don't want to talk about it because there are two things that are more divisive than anything else in the world - religion and politics.  And I don't want to talk politics and have everyone get all pissed off at one another.  But what I do want to talk about is how I am unbelievably excited that the election has passed and I don't have to watch all those stupid fucking political ads anymore.
      Oh my God was it terrible.  Every advertisement on my television was for this guy for governor, or that guy for Senate, or the third guy for U.S. House.  Or it was an ad for their opponent.  And I just couldn't fucking take it anymore.  I wanted to take my own life.  I wanted to take the life of my own TV, which is one of my most prized possessions.  I literally wanted to throw a rock through the tube (yes, my TV still uses the tube technology, and it works just as well as your multi-thousand dollar flat screen 1080p HD retardo monstrosity) so I didn't have to see anymore.  I wanted to rip the speakers out so I didn't have to hear them continue to tell me that they approved this message.
     Speaking of which, the politicians in my area approved some pretty stupid commercials.  Some that I watched in horror, and then when I saw him come on at the end and say "I'm Jack Mehoff, and I approved this message" I thought to myself "Oh man, you just attached your name to a petty and rinky-dink commercial. That probably wasn't a good idea."  That is how bad and cartoonish some of the attack ads where.
     And so it went, on and on, since about August.  And now, finally, mercifully, they will all be gone, and I can go back to seeing commercials for banks and Viagra and maybe a ski hill or two now that the snow is about to fly.  You know, the usual stuff.  No more of these stupid, childish attack ads.  Newcomers blaming the incumbents for losing jobs.  Of course they lost jobs, everyone lost jobs.  Incumbents saying that newcomers have no record to stand on.  Of course they don't have records to stand on, they are political newcomers.  I just made me want to scream.  And they are gone.  And I couldn't be happier.  Peace has finally settled over my television, although I am sure that now they are getting ready to ramp up for the next election in 2012.

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