Thursday, November 18, 2010

The "Election" That Really Counts

This was my Facebook status yesterday...

"People are upset!!! People Are outraged!!! They got hoodwinked!!! They got bamboozled!!!Brandy has been kicked off of Dancing With the Stars!!! Bristol Palin is still on the show. I hope all of these people bothered to vote in the election that really counted, which was about two weeks ago. I'm betting that half of these people didn't."

I wrote in another status...

"Half of these people can't tell you the name of our new (Republican) Governor-elect (in Pennsylvania, it's Tom Corbett, just in case you thought that I didn't know), but they know that Brandy was the better dancer on DWTS. But hell, even I know that and I don't watch the show!"

You know me... I've been hollering and screaming about our priorities where this type of thing is concerned ad nauseum as long as this blog has been in existence. Yeah, I know that Brandy got kicked off of Dancing With The Stars two nights ago... that's all everybody on Facebook and Twitter have been talking about. I'm amazed at the passion and the pure outrage over the events of a silly "reality" television show. Yet, the great majority of these people are clueless about what's about to happen to them in January when this Republican congress takes over. See, that's exactly why this type of thing happens... people get distracted by nonsense while the world collapses around them.

Oh well, maybe it's just as well. You know what they say... "Ignorance is bliss!" I'm sure Brandy will be just fine...


2cute4u said...

I'm also of the view..
But, I don't know if there would be a change soon...

dve said...

I voted, and had to go to 3 different polling places.

Moanerplicity said...

I try to vote during every election, whether local or national.

Sadly, most people don't want to think too much about real issues. Maybe it hurts their brains, or makes them feel ineffectual. But give them glamour or escapism & they become junkies to that boob tube. It's the dumbing down of America.

BTW: Is it just me, or does Brandy strangely resemble Nina Simone in that still?



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