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Monday, November 06, 2006

What a load of crap!


Here's the windup...and here's the pitch!!!

Is it just me, or have the political attack ads been getting worse?

I don't generally watch a lot of television, but during the commercial breaks that occasionally interrupted the movies I was watching this weekend, it seemed as though fully half of the advertisements were political.
(I guess it must be almost election day)

Anyway, in reference to the picture above, someone posted a comment recently at the site that introduced me to "Da Blogosphere": ScrappleFace.
(Also linked on sidebar)

I don't remember who said it, but they said that the monkeys in the zoo fling less crap than the ads nowadays.

I can't help but agree...

14 Comments:

Blogger Cassandra said...

I mostly tune them out. But I had to wonder, listening to all the fur flying in the car this weekend, isn't it a good thing McCain-Feingold got all the money out of politics? I tell ya, it's a different world now, isn't it?

Plus ca change, plus la meme chose.


*snort*

November 06, 2006 5:34 AM  
Blogger onlineanalyst said...

One of the particularly nasty commenters at captainsquartersblog identifies itself as "monkei." The regulars, who recognize her "progressive" talking points and DU/KosKids'tripe, call it "she who flung poo."

November 06, 2006 6:01 AM  
Blogger Beerme said...

Is that a macaca monkey? I hear they flung alot of poo in Virginia this year...

November 06, 2006 6:56 AM  
Blogger The trotting Possum said...

And I got up at 0400 for this?

I take a lot of grief for my political views. I have that $100 bill waiting for a Democrat who can outvote the American people. I haven't lost yet; that bill's gathering dust.

November 06, 2006 7:07 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Cassandra:
"Plus ca change, plus la meme chose."?

C'est vrai...or put another way: S.S.D.D.

onlineanalyst:
Nastiness seems to be the order of the day in some "quarters".
(I think "poo flinging monkey" is an apt analogy)

Beerme:
Do you mean the Macaque monkey (genus Macaca)?

Actually, yes, it is. That biz in VA was some racist thing.

Possum:
Sorry, I didn't mean to wake you so early.

I hope that you continue to win that wager...

November 06, 2006 8:15 AM  
Blogger benning said...

I know it's bad when I get peeved at the Republican ads, too.

Hey, enough with the "dangerous plans" garbage. Just tell us how the candidate wants to circumvent the Constitution and give away my money! That's all I need to know.

They are getting cagier, though. Have you noticed how many of these local ads don't mention the party affiliation of the candidate?

November 06, 2006 8:37 AM  
Blogger mig said...

Reading the biography of Alexander Hamilton makes it obvious to me that crap has been slung in this country as often as the sun has risen.

November 06, 2006 9:19 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

One of my personal favorites this season was put out by Gov. (spit) Jennifer Grandhom. It had Dick DeVos' face morphing into George W. Bush. Oh my goodness! I never realized they looked so much alike. Wait! They're twins! Wait! They're really the same person. AIEEEEEEEEEEE!

*snort* indeed.

c'moooooonnnnnnn Tuesday!

November 06, 2006 9:30 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

benning:
I get peeved at both "brands" myself.

Oh, and in fact I have noticed that a lot of local candidates don't divulge their party affiliation...so much for truth in advertising.

mig:
Back in Hamilton's day, at least they weren't bombarded with it 24/7.

MargeinMI:
It seems a lot of the ads are sort of taking Bush's low popularity poll percentages into account. I don't put a lot of credence in such things, personally...

November 06, 2006 9:41 AM  
Blogger JannyMae said...

Yes, we are SOOO looking forward to this election being over. Not only is there an election for Governor and Jon Kyl, in the senate, there are EIGHTEEN ballot props that are getting a lot of political hay made over them.

Sheesh!

November 06, 2006 11:22 AM  
Blogger JR said...

Remember Democrates will vote on Nov 8th in most blue states...

November 06, 2006 12:55 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

JannyMae:
I can't wait 'til it's over, either.

I don't remember ever getting so many phone messages before...thank God for Caller ID!

JR:
Hopefully they remember that...

November 06, 2006 8:01 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Hi Camojack,
Just wanted to let you know that I read tour post but am at a loss for a proper reply.

November 07, 2006 10:07 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Maggie:
Hello. That one will do...
:-)

November 07, 2006 10:49 AM  

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