I am so happy election season is over. No more pathetic political ads on television (until next year). No more arguing with people over inane things. No more mailings and emailings. I received e-mails from Barbara Boxer. Now, while she is from New York, I believe she ran in California. Not to be rude, but what can I do from New York? I’m not going to California and passing this information around. I can’t vote in California’s elections, nor would I want to.
Most importantly: NO MORE ROBOCALLING! I’ve never hung up on so many robots in my life. I know some of you are thinking “well robots are people too.” Perhaps, but some left messages on my answering machine-instant delete! You’d think they’d know they are talking to a machine! I mean they ARE machines!The best is when they’d wake me at 8am to tell me to vote for so-and-so and then call me a half hour later with a different message from the same person. I’m half conscious at 8am. While sometimes I am up before 8, as I am now, I am not coherent until about noon. For all I know you could’ve said to me “vote for a turd on a stick!”
Around 6pm Eric Schneiderman’s (he ran for Attorney General of New York) left a message on the answering machine. The woman who called had a thick accent and spoke very, very softly. The only words I heard word “Eric Schneiderman.” Everything else this woman said sounded like Elmo inhaled helium. Earlier that night I did vote for Schneiderman….and he won!
So I log on to various sites yesterday morning and the first headline I caught was actually WRONG! It said that Charles Schumer lost. I remember thinking “New Yorkers can’t be that dumb.” I don’t think I even saw one ad for his competitor. Besides Chuck Schumer has been a loyal and great Senator for a long time now. Well the headline was WRONG! I searched the internet like a madwoman and found out that Schumer did, in fact, win! I wiped the sweat from my brow! I’m thinking of sending a letter to the site that put the wrong headline. It’s like “Dewey Wins” all over again.
Andrew Cuomo-there was no doubt in my mind that this man was going to win. I voted for him because I believe in him, not because he was the opponent of tea partying madman, Carl Paladino. The sad part is some people I know voted for Paladino because they didn’t know the third party candidates, and others thought that if they voted for a third party candidate that their votes would be wasted. Your vote is NEVER wasted! If you vote third party, you are sending strong messages to the Democrats and Republicans that who they are running is not worth your time and effort, or theirs.
I don’t know how many votes Jimmy McMillan got. You do not know who he is? Have you not watched Saturday Night Live? Okay-I watched the actual debates not the SNL routine that stemmed from it. Jimmy McMillan is “The Rent is too Damn High” guy.
My friend and AC colleague the Barefoot said it best “Every two years we’re told it’s our civic duty to choose between a giant douche and a turd sandwich.” I wasn’t feeling great when I first read that. I had to read it again and I nearly blew my drink out my nose onto my keyboard. Apparently the state of Alabama has issues…not that us New Yorkers don’t, but I like the people I voted for. Well so far I like them. Hopefully they won’t make a mess out of their duties (yes this was a pun…).
So mom and I were talking about the new queen of duh herself-Christine O’Donnell. Someone had told mom that Christine O’Donnell just graduated law school. You just graduated law school and you didn’t know that there was a separation of church and state or what the 14th and 15th amendments were? Where did you go to law school? Did you really go or was it one of those places where you send away for a degree? I am glad she got slaughtered by her opponent. G-d bless Delawarers…wait…Delawarians? Is it Delawarites? Someone please e-mail me what you call people from Delaware. Yes I am having an O’Donnell moment. A certain episode of the TV Show “Taxi” is coming to mind right now.
I will end my commentary with some political quotes that will make you scratch your heads or laugh your butts off from http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/bl-dumb-quotes.htm?PS=442%3A1
”These are beautiful properties with basketball courts, bathroom facilities, toilet facilities. Many young people would love to get the hell out of cities.”-Carl Paladino, New York State Tea Party-backed candidate for Governor, describing his idea to transform prisons into dorms for welfare recipients, Aug. 2010
”So that’s what we want is a secure and sovereign nation and, you know, I don’t know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don’t know that. What we know, what we know about ourselves is that we are a melting pot in this country. My grandchildren are evidence of that. I’m evidence of that. I’ve been called the first Asian legislator in our Nevada State Assembly.”-Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle, speaking to a group of Hispanic high school students, Oct. 15, 2010
”My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.” -South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer (R), arguing that government food assistance to lower-income residents, including food stamps or free school lunches, encourages a culture of dependence, Jan 24. 2010
”My only regret in creating 23 million new jobs is that two million of those jobs were for right-wing pundits.” -Bill Clinton, at the 2010 Gridiron Dinner
”It is good to be here and in front of this audience of leading journalists and intellectuals. Or, as I call it, a death panel.” -Sarah Palin, at the Gridiron Winter Dinner
”No, no, no, no, no. You’ve got it all wrong! I’m Darth Vader, Cheney is [Emperor] Palpatine!”-Former Bush adviser Karl Rove, correcting a questioner who referred to Cheney as Darth Vader, March 10, 2010
I shall leave it at that. Until next year…