Vote for November 7th!!

Ah, the day after election day.  What a glorious, beautiful day.

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See, I am not a political person.  I find politics quite boring, and campaigning always leaves me feeling like I just watched two 12 year old girls having a slap fight.  It’s just not any fun for me at all to see all the name calling, dirt throwing and bickering.  If I wanted to watch that, I would just give one toy to my two boys and watch the games begin.  No thanks.

What with the incessant commercials playing non-stop the last few months, I am so incredibly sick of hearing about everybody’s side of things and how the other guy is so awful and will basically destroy the entire universe if elected.  Look, I’ve got news for you . . . you are all politicians.  Hence, you all suck.  The end.

In Maryland, we are at least spared most of the Presidential commercials.  Maryland is a staunchly Democratic state, and unless the Republican nominee was running against an actual donkey . . . yeah, even then it would probably still go Dem.  We have received a few Robocalls, but have been able to basically ignore those most of the time.  They were sneaky though, because they were using cell phone numbers, so you weren’t sure if it was a real person or not.  Basically, we just stopped answering the phone about a week ago.  Problem . . . solved.

But that doesn’t mean we haven’t had to deal with the onslaught of commercials regarding the issues to be decided in the State.  Most notably the race for State Senate, and Questions 6 & 7.  Question 6 is about gay marriage, and Question 7 (this is the biggie) is about whether we should allow a casino to be built in Baltimore (pro = keep our money in state and not in WV casinos / con = none of the money will go to schools as promised, etc.)  There have been no end to the debates on all of these races/issues.   And at the final hour, it got quite heated and vicious.  There is a lot of money in these issues.  There must be, for that kind of continuous and excessive airtime.

But all of that came to an end yesterday.  Election Day.  And now is a time of peace.  A time where I do not have to hear any more bickering either on my radio or my television.  Where we have our President decided for the next 4 years, whoever that may be (this post was written prior to the final decision).  Where our state either allows gay marriage or allows the bigots to win.  And where we either will start to build a casino, or have to wait until the next round of voting to argue about that issue.  Again.  But, the good news is . . . that it is over!!  No more commercials.  No more calls.  No more name calling.  No more headaches! 

God Bless America.

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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. foxydork
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 08:51:01

    And Gay Marriage won in MD. woot! I think the Casino won too. I’m just SO glad it’s all done! SO glad! I’m in VA, so I heard all of the MD, DC and VA commercials constantly.

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    • mistyslaws
      Nov 19, 2012 @ 15:03:39

      Oh you poor thing! Yeah, we got some of the VA stuff, depending on the channel we were watching. And yes, both the gay marriage AND the casino passed, so good day. And even better day in that it’s all over. Phew!

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  2. Leauxra
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 08:51:03

    Thank. Goodness.

    I live in a swing state. We had people canvassing the neighborhood until 9PM, several calls a day, and a lot of damn rallies.

    TGIO.

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    • mistyslaws
      Nov 19, 2012 @ 15:04:18

      Oh man, that is so miserable. But good news? You now get to smoke a doobie to calm your poor fried nerves. 😉

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      • Leauxra
        Nov 21, 2012 @ 18:38:37

        That would be awesome if it didn’t send me in to seizures (some kind of reaction I had to learn the hard way).

        On the plus side? Freaking Thanksgiving and a four day weekend! Party, bitches! 🙂

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  3. Don't Quote Lily
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 09:05:42

    Haha, those ecard pics are hilarious. SO glad it’s over too!

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  4. cornfedgirl
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 09:27:01

    Well said, Misty. Great post!

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  5. Bridget McCarthy
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 09:57:20

    Huh. It really IS like two 12 year old girls having a slap fight…. 🙂

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  6. Kitten Thunder's Girl
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 12:08:40

    We get Colorado’s radio and television broadcasts so even though no one cares about Wyoming, we get the nasty ads. But nasty ads about people we can’t vote for. The congressional seats of Colorado are hotly contested. I bet we could get them to do a cage match.

    But Colorado legalized recreational pot so maybe the next election will be a bit more mellow.

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  7. Valerie
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 13:43:29

    If only the people posting on Facebook would read this. Apparently they did not get the memo… Because they are either all “in your face. We won!” Or “the world as we know it is doomed!”

    I just want to go back to the good old days of duck faces and statuses about people going to the gym.

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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  8. nikkix2
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 15:03:40

    Try living in Ontario, Canada,,,we get ALL the commercials,,and we aren’t even the same country,,lol!

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    • mistyslaws
      Nov 19, 2012 @ 15:08:07

      Oh man, that would be SO annoying! I think if you have to listen to the commercials, you should be honorary Americans and be able to come over the border and vote. It seems the only fair resolution, really.

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  9. winopants
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 15:46:58

    Unfortunately it’s not quite over-we get to watch the congress and president have a nice spiteful, unproductive relationship for four more years, eke

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    • mistyslaws
      Nov 19, 2012 @ 15:08:44

      Well, yes, there is that. But at least they aren’t broadcasting the nasty fighting on TV and radio every 3 seconds, so I can pretend it’s over anyway.

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  10. Vesta Vayne
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 22:02:17

    Here here! I am a political person, but I tuned out the last few days because I was so darned sick of the nastiness.

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    • mistyslaws
      Nov 19, 2012 @ 15:09:17

      I could NOT wait until it was over. It was like nails on a chalkboard that last week. I cringed every time a commercial came on. Thank gawd it’s over!!

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  11. weezafish
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 00:03:15

    Yay! Even here in South Africa, we had some of the debates. Also hate all the one upmanship, it’s really a game hey? “my Dad’s bigger than yours” “Yeah? Well your Dad smells and eats poo” is largely what I hear.

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  12. Carrie - Cannibalistic Nerd
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 11:22:47

    The day before the election, we were watching Jeopardy as is custom for prematurely elderly people, and multiple entire commercial breaks were nothing but political ads, including one that aired twice in a row. Now that it’s over I’m so glad Polydent and Depends will be vying for our dollars again.

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