Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Scary Mary

Since we are fully immersed in all things political, let me just say...I hate politics. I don't like all the fluff...I don't like the mudslinging...I don't like the worthless promises...I don't like the fake smiles...I just don't like it. I don't EVER like to talk about it because it just seems so pointless sometimes. It's so frustrating to have to sift through all the baloney to figure out who would be the least horrible...though sift you must. But please, I beg you, don't let it come down to the advertising and emails you've been exposed to.

You also need to know that if you send me emails with political ads, statistics, little bits and pieces of info, and especially quotes taken out of context...I delete them. I don't read them. So often when I have wasted precious time reading them and thought, "Did they really say that? I don't remember it that way?" I research only to find something taken grossly out of context. So think for yourselves, people. Do the research for yourselves. Even though it often seems futile, look at the whole picture...and then try not to lose all hope. And above all, be wary of anything that may be taken out of context. Because they may just be using crafty editing and slick words to turn Mary Poppins into...SCARY MARY.

6 comments:

Montee said...

This is hilarious! It does show that people can make things look the way THEY want them to look. I am almost wornout with politics but I am also a little worried about things. I am baffled at what some people are thinking. I want to be informed before I vote. I will watch some of the RNC as I did the DNC. I have watched and read what I can on both parties involved in the presidential election. Unless something outlandish just happens, I already know who I am voting for. I am tired of getting the e-mails too. I know I have sent some out, but yesterday I decided no more. I am with you and just deleting. They are the same thing over and over. It gets so old. It's going to be bad enough that before long those "vote for me" commercials will constantly be on TV. Have the clicker handy.

Jason said...

Can I send my political emails to Jeff?

Jennifer said...

So, so true. Couldn't have said it better. I delete them too. Out of context is never a good thing.

Tracy Bro said...

Ha Jason! You can try!

Susan said...

Great post Tracy and so true. I wanted to let you know that I tagged you in my latest post.

Audrey said...

holy cow - what a great post!!