I know, politics are at the top of the taboo list for blogging, but honestly, we got our first political telemarketing call this past week. I'm just not ready for all the bull____* headed our way over the next few months.
My first complaint is when are we going to have an election where we actually have to decide between great candidates rather than voting for who we think will screw up the country less? My second complaint is the money being wasted as each candidate slams the other in advertising campaigns. Seriously, how much better could America be if all that money was put into housing for the homeless, food for children living below the poverty level or better health services for our veterans?
And last on my list is dreading the telemarketing calls from America's celebrities. While it was exciting to hear from Barbara Streisand during the last election, she hasn't called or written to me since! I get she was just using me, but to never follow-up? I feel so cheap.
What's most ironic is these same politicians are the ones responsible for the privacy and spam laws designed to protect us from phonus interruptus, a serious disease causing one's concentration on Chicago PD to be repeatedly interrupted by the noise of a ringing phone.
I love America. I'm proud to be an American, but every presidential election is getting harder and harder to take. It's become the equivalent of knowing you have to get a root canal every four years, only this year the procedure is being done by a proctologist!*
*Note, this post has been modified for those more "sensitive" readers, who completely missed my point!
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