Tuesday, November 07, 2006

You REALLY Approved That Ad?

This guy came down the mountain, see? And he had these two stone tablets. On the second one it said, "You shall not bear false witness." There were ten of these sayings and they came from the person who created the entire universe, everything, every one of us. They were pretty important and began with "You shall" or "You shall not." Strong words.

Anyway, that eighth one, about the false witness, was included, so it’s important. The creator of everything gave it a "You shall not," which means What part of ‘no’ don’t you understand? Don’t do it. Don’t lie about people or things as if you really are telling the truth."

Today’s the mid-term elections and, unlike many other years, it’s going to make a big difference. If you weren’t sure about that, just take a look at some of the campaign ads; the mud was flying worse than an episode of Mike Rowe’s "Dirty Jobs" series on The Discovery Channel. Charges, counter charges, accusations, hints; nothing was out of bounds this time around.

After you saw all this character assassination, some of which was probably flat-out lies, much probably so misleading that it might as well have been a lie, then the candidate appeared and had the bad taste to say, "I’m Joe Smith, and I approve this ad." You want us to vote for a person who approves what might be a direct lie, or, at best, something taken out of context and used against a perfectly competent opponent?

You approved that ad, but I don’t approve of you. I hope others don’t, either.


Anonymous ruthc said...

You approved that ad, but I don’t approve of you. I hope others don’t, either.
Problem with that, though, is that since both sides in every race are equally guilty that leaves no one to vote for.
When will we ever learn.

November 07, 2006 9:58 AM  
Blogger Reading Reader said...

Here, here. Big election....I usually show up at my polling place around 9:30 a.m., and I'm given a number in the mid-forties...Today I went to the poll at the aforementioned time and was given the number of 191! The poll workers stated that folks were waiting in line half an hour prior to the poll opening this morning...interesting.

November 07, 2006 11:43 AM  

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