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It has been mentioned ...

It has been mentioned that: "Talk About used to attract many visitors with multiple themes/threads. Now it's just George." Furthermore, it appears that I alone am and will be responsible for the decline in revenues to the Review by advertisers: "George this is effecting advertisers from this page because of the multiple threads on your repetitive GOP ideas and shares." In addition, I think I've been accused of being stupid and having OCD: "If you were smart you would concentrate on one or maybe two threads. Beyond that your message comes across as boring and obsessive; i.e. OCD." This all coming from a local politician, Seal.

Well, Seal may well be right about all accusations and comments (I doubt it), but opening up my browser this AM, 3 of the top 5 stories on top of the page were about ... you guessed it - the Presidential candidates and the election. Going down the same front page, another dozen stories on the same topic litter the page. There's a Presidential campaign going on right now for goodness sakes. It only comes around once every four years and this one appears to be the most contentious Presidential election yet, with the worst crop of candidates yet. What's an interested person suppose to do?

"Yahoo News Live: Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘The more wine I drank, the better the debate got’,It has been mentioned that: "Talk About used to attract many visitors with multiple themes/threads. Now it's just George." Furthermore, it appears that I alone am and will be responsible for the decline in revenues to the Review by advertisers: "George this is effecting advertisers from this page because of the multiple threads on your repetitive GOP ideas and shares." In addition, I think I've been accused of being stupid and having OCD: "If you were smart you would concentrate on one or maybe two threads. Beyond that your message comes across as boring and obsessive; i.e. OCD." This all coming from a local politician, Seal.

Well, Seal may well be right about all accusations and comments (I doubt it), but opening up my browser this AM, 3 of the top 5 stories on top of the page were about ... you guessed it - the Presidential candidates and the election. Going down the same front page, another dozen stories on the same topic litter the page. There's a Presidential campaign going on right now for goodness sakes. It only comes around once every four years and this one appears to be the most contentious Presidential election yet, with the worst crop of candidates yet. What's an interested person suppose to do?

1) "Yahoo News Live: Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘The more wine I drank, the better the debate got’", Web Link

2) "Donald Trump blasts 'disgraceful' Mizzou protests: 'Trump should have been the chancellor'", Web Link

3) "Hillary Clinton’s claim that she tried to join the Marines", Web Link

4) "Ben Carson Wants Jail Time For Health Care Fraud -- Except For Friends", Web Link

5) "GOP Candidates Suck Up to Hatemongers" / "Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, and Mike Huckabee fete a man who thinks the Bible says we should execute gays", Web Link

OK, it's safe to look now. The Review format only allows 5 links per post ... so that's it; but there are at least twice that left yet to see; and that's just right now. The day is young!

Are all of them worth reading? Probably not, but how's one to know? Each piece, all of them, are important to someone who will be trying to make a decision on the 2016 election. To make it worse (?), this is the most bizarre election cycle I can think of or remember. Weird stuff, really out there stuff, completely outrageous stuff is being said and done by these folks that are seeking your vote. I mean, it is completely bizarre. What would one expect when we have the likes of Donald Trump in the thick of it, although he is not the only outrageous person or even the most outrageous person in the candidate pool. The things these folks are saying need to be seen and heard by the American public to be believed.

Attacking the messenger, the one posting these completely bizarre quotes, stories, and actions and images isn't going to change the fact that we will be voting in a new POTUS this time next year, and it will be one of these candidates that will win. One of these fools will be the next President of these United States!

Now I agree that election time is a pain. Radio, TV. movies, news, mailers and so much more - particularly a Presidential election - it's enough to drive us crazyBut this is the culture/society we live in. This is the type government we have. This is the cornerstone to our way of life, our freedoms! Being informed is key.

So far, this cycle has brought us a ton of stuff that we don't see everyday, bizarre stuff, crazy stuff. I fully anticipate a lot more, so fasten your seat belts and try to maintain a reasonable heart rate - and even in shock, try to enjoy the spectacle for what it is - history in the making.


Comments

I have no idea how this doubled up. It wasn't submitted that way.


1) George, you didn't need to start another thread to respond to what Seal just said in a different one.

2) You've said twice now, to paraphrase, "I'm not even posting all the political stories I see!" Well let's hope not. We all have browsers too and posting so much overwhelms others. How about setting a limit for your number of lines each day and seeing if, like new plants in a patch of forest sunlight, we get new posters coming here. Cheers.


He needs an intervention.

Heal. Inspire. Revive!


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