Friday, August 22, 2008

Sneaking in a comment....

"EL PASO -- Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is trailing his Republican
opponent, Arizona Sen. John McCain,
in El Paso, according to the results of a new El Paso
Times poll that surprised many in this heavily Democratic community."
Ramon Bracamontes / El Paso Times

OK, OK, I know I'm supposed to be on break enjoying the dog days of summer with my editor, Sam, until sometime after Labor Day. But it's early morn, Sam's still asleep, so I just felt compelled to sneak in a comment in reaction to the news in MSM how McCain and Obama are running neck and neck, to wit:

cognitive dissonance (Urban Survival): "That's where you're told one thing ('The sky is green') and your eyes or ears tell you something else ('The sky sure looks blue... I must be screwed up...maybe I need a pill...maybe counseling.')"

Or as Dada cites re McCain and his imminent victory:

"Everything's rosy. The wars are going well and things will get even better after I win the White House, we renew tax cuts for the rich and I start another war or two with the Russians, Syria, Venezuela or whomever" (it doesn't really matter).

Meanwhile, the vast majority of us are sick of wars, tired of subsidizing the rich with tax cuts and bailouts as true inflation runs closer to 11% (than the 6+% we're told) hitting us square in the guts while we're hemorrhaging jobs and homes without insurance for health care or social bailouts for "the little people" rabidly slipping into Third Worldedness."

Sadly, there are enough dumb-ass Americans with cognitive dissonance who think another four or eight years with a "fresh-faced" republican like McCain will be good for them, good for the nation, that they will make the election close enough for the media to easily convince us all McCain won it legitimately without disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of voters or using crooked voting machines to steal votes, as the majority of us scratch our heads, wondering, "How the fuck??!!" (again).

That's why I had to take a break; to quit blogging. (Oh wait, I just blogged, didn't I?)

Oh well, better go, Sam's waking up (excuse any mistakes -- no editor, you know).

7 comments:

Border Explorer said...

And talk about dumb-ass voter, WTF about the "undecideds?" Could the dichotomy be much clearer between the two? How could anyone in their right mind say, "Gee, I just can't decide?"

eProf2 said...

Nice sneaking in job behind your editor's back, no less. Have a great weekend.

Fran said...

#1. We your readers like that you have lapses in the dog days & come write stuff.

#2. Border E: I think people say Undecided in hopes the pollsters & canvassers will go away. If someone really is undecided, they probably have serious issues beyond the election.

#3. Count me amongst the ranks of the sick & tired.

#4. McGramps a fresh face?? You are a riot.

PTCruiser said...

Well said, Dada. Enjoy your weekend.

D.K. Raed said...

"How the Fuck?" Indeed! Either Sam is a sound sleeper or you are a silent keyboard artist. Next time he's not looking (ulp, ok forget I said that, I think I just felt his eyes peeping around the corner ... nope, nothing going on here, la-la-la-laaaa) ... ok, great, now that he's out with the irises, next time you get a chance, stop by my place & vote for a good cause. HEY, SAM, HOW YA DOIN, BOY! (wow, it's like he's got ESP or something, can't get away with nuthin).

enigma4ever said...

I heard Pat-asshole-Buchcanon say that therewere still lots of Fence Sitters...

Well that is a pretty high fucking fence ....geez...Do you want the OLD Warmonger for President- the one that will bleed your dry 20 different ways ? and press the button any time he feels like it....????( sorry but I think he is a scary old white dude...)

McMansion I bet saw Biden yesterday and had a nice little crap in his depends...( sorry but YOU know that these two could duke it out...)

sigh...
Okay so it is HOT here...humid ..sticky...and yes the Dog Days are here....and the Doglet and teh Fat Cat lay by the TV guarding the News and fighting over the FAN....

they send their best to Sam the Editor..and would like to know how they can be on HIS vacation Plan.....

Take care Dada...and here- have some TUMS....I saved you the nice yellow ones...

enigma4ever said...

( BTW for a little break from politickles I put up a nice silly little story you might enjoy....)