Question. Name something super annoying, pointless, and wasteful.
Answer. Political ads in the mail.
Does anyone really decide who to vote for based on the incessant flow of spam mail stuffed in their mailbox every day leading up to the election? If anything, I might be inclined to withdraw my support from anyone who feels the need to send two full page ads unsolicited to my private residence every single day. Talk about wasteful- they’re glossy. Not sure about the rest of the country, but in Columbia you can’t recycle glossy paper. At least 50 trees have probably given their lives for ads I’ve thrown away during this campaign. They’re not even informative. Most of the ads we get aren’t even for a candidate, they are just against the candidate’s opponent. Yes, that is exactly what we need. More mudslinging. No wonder Americans don’t have any confidence in our government and politicians. They spend all their money trying to convince the public that the rest of them are thieves, criminals, and quite possibly the antichrist. Ok, I’m convinced. They all are. One big thieving criminal antichrist working together to destroy us.
If I were a politician, my campaign platform would be something like this:
My opponent is a respectable person trying to help our country. But my policy makes more sense. Here’s why. (Insert rational explanations, without putting down opponent). Please check out my website for more information. I’m confident you’ll agree with my plan. Your opinion matters, please vote. 🙂
Oh, and I would make Fridays officially part of the weekend. Four days of work and three days of rest seems a lot more reasonable than the current setup.
Politicians, blech! About as trustworthy as journalists. Oh, wait…that’s me…