Sunday, October 12, 2008

This Damn Election.. The Winner is.......

Before I reveal who won the election I have to preface this rant. 

I was going to wait at least a day before I start posting things here. I didn't want to look like I was to anxious to save the world with my amazing insight. I just couldn't wait. Maybe it was the blood squirting from my eyes or maybe I was feeling my IQ dropping as I sit on the couch.

I was watching The Amazing Race on CBS and I cannot believe the number of annoying and pathetic political commercials I was subjected to. What a bunch of lying dipshit nonsense they spew. Obama's ads make you think that we are going to drop starving orphans from airplanes in Iraq and Afghanistan. McCain's ads make you think Obama is going to give everyone in America a couple million dollars in order to fix the economy and save the planet.  (I'll explain the economic mess later) 

He was friends with a bad guy when he was younger, He said the economy is fundamentally sound. She had her brother-in-law fired, He asked a guy in a wheel chair to stand up. Blah Blah Blah. It's like listening to hours of Charlie Brown's teacher go on and on.

If the tracking gurus are correct, more than 200,000,000 (thats two hundred million) people will have watched all the debates. That is a lot of heads being filled to the brim with lying bullshit. The only thing that makes me feel better is banging my head against a tree and chanting "It just doesn't matter, It just doesn't matter."

And the winner is........ The television industry itself.  My closest friend in the world is a TV guy. Some of you know him. It drives him crazy as well.

Sorry, Jose, I hate to bash your profession, but the candidates are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on television advertising. It comes at you from every station at every hour. Think about it, during the news broadcasts there are political advertisements. THE NEWS FOR HEAVENS SAKE!  Doesn't that make your pooper pucker a bit to think the news is brought to you and paid for by someone who is trying to influence you to vote for them? When you think is is quieting down a bit, they come up with some phony dumb ass poll data to make a boring story juicier or to create a story where there isn't one in the first place.

Yup. The election is over. The television industry won.

Which makes us ALL the losers.

1 comment:

Jose said...

C'mon! So what if the television industry makes a little moohla off of those lousy politicians?

And why, suddenly, does the American public require truth in advertising?

Hey waitaminit... the public does deserve it... so I propose taking every political ad and requiring a disclaimer that some voice-over reads... just like the drug ads.

"The following announcement has not been validated for truth. Voters should take these statements simply on face-value alone. If you feel discomfort viewing this ad, quickly shut your ears and sing "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow." Casting a ballot for this candidate does not necessarily mean it will be counted. Voting for Barak Obama can cause excessive bloating of the national deficit, and socialized medicine. Sarah Palin is a babe."