Yes, I know how late I am with this! I just couldn't seem to decide on an "M" word to write about!! I am committed to Alphabe-Thursday, however, because it is always so much fun! When you read the other offerings, you'll see just why that is!!! Also, I had asked permission from a certain website to use one of their posters for this post, and they haven't gotten back to me yet, so I had to just go with my own stuff. My BFA thinks that it is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission, but with my luck right now, I would probably get sued!!
It's hard to know these days just what the truth is in this wild political process that is unfolding before our eyes. So much mud getting thrown around, so much criticism, and so many lies, and that's just on ONE side!! When one of those people finally gets chosen to represent the Republican party, how on earth are the others planning on rallying around a contender that they have smeared so thoroughly in the last months?????
It certainly pays to be well-informed about the issues, and the only way we can do that is by researching just what's true and what is a bunch of crap! How many people do you think will actually go to the trouble of doing that?? I can tell you from experience that there is more than a boatload of people out there who are "one issue voters." I can also tell you why, I'll bet. Laziness!!! They had rather sit around watching reality t.v. in their spare time. Actually, these days one must really search the listings to find programs that do not fall into this genre! It is pretty disgusting to me.
I am beginning to consider round-the-clock news as reality t.v. because so many of the shows are either too far right or too far left. That's where research comes in! When you hear something that seems to be a little too absurd to actually be true, CHECK IT OUT! And when those over-the-top emails start filling your inbox with preposterous and slanderous messages about the other side, then challenge them! I have challenged them even when they come from my side of the fence! Sometimes, the other side just doesn't need any help looking ridiculous--they seem to be doing that job all by themselves, so just stay out of the way and leave them to it!
Before the last election, many of my Republican acquaintances were jamming my inbox with a lot of garbage, and some of it was pretty disgusting. I let them know it, too! Many of these people were church-goers, and one woman in particular just wouldn't stop. I sent her an email telling her that I had always thought because she was a regular church-goer, she was a Christian as well, but that I guess I was wrong because the email she sent was definitely not one Jesus would approve of, and to just think about it. I never get any more political crap from her.
Well, the dogs have started their afternoon bark-off, with Mulligan at his howling best, so it's time to close this and get it posted before Jenny's deadline! First, I'm letting those bad children out back so they can bark and howl at Paula, my crazy neighbor, and her cousin/husband. I love it when they do that!!!