Is It November Yet?
Thursday, October 21, 2004

Gorramit, is it November yet? All I'm hearing over the comms these days are hate-ads and slanderous remarks from one candidate to the next. Proposition This, Vote Yes on That! So and so fought for this, such and such didn't fight but says he did. Gawd! It's all Alliance when you look at it; really, it's a matter of who do you hate more. Whoever you hate more, vote for the other guy.

And what's with these armchair pundits filling the outskirts of the comm bands with a bunch of misinformed go-se about one guy or the other? Get over it. You can either keep yer trap shut and do yer votin' duty, or you can open it and make the rest of us point out that your mouth keeps moving and that ya might want to see to that.

*Sigh* Makes me glad I'm out on the rim now. Doesn't mean that I don't jab back at those filling the comms, just means I get even more surly in my answers.

Stirring the pot. It's what I do. ;)



Saturday, October 23, 2004 11:47 AM


Probably the only good thing about politics in the U.K. is that the political parties are'nt allowed to advertise in the way they are in the U.S. We have things called "Party Political Broadcasts" which are about ten minutes long but are shown at around ten thirty or eleven in the evening so they are easy to avoid. The real mud-slinging goes on in the newspapers. But if you were determined enough, you could miss the passing of a General Election in England altogether without too much trouble.

Friday, October 22, 2004 5:17 PM


We have two TV stations here that don't air any political ads at all -- the local WB and UPN affiliates. I think WB is a Sinclair station, and he hates Kerry so much that he won't air Kerry ads, which means he can't air Bush ads either. So no ads at all. The UPN station is only UPN from 8 to 11, so probably no party thinks its worth the money to advertise there. So I can watch Smallville and Enterprise without seeing political ads. Yeah!

Friday, October 22, 2004 12:09 PM


Either that or you and Nathan have the same granddad. ;)

Friday, October 22, 2004 9:36 AM


I have found that there is a simple rule that makes life so much smoother, less stressful, and more harmonious: "Never discuss politics, how much you make, or religion."

That is advise my grandfather gave me years ago & it has served me well. I was surprised @ Dragon Con when Nathan said he lives by the same philosophy. Guess his granddad had the same idea. :)

Thursday, October 21, 2004 12:07 PM


Yeah, I can't wait for the first day I don't see any political ads. :)

Thursday, October 21, 2004 6:31 AM


I agree, it couldn't be over soon enough for me.


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