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The Undecided Voter Is Getting Tired Of The Snark

Art by LuMaxArt on Flickr
Art by LuMaxArt on Flickr
I am an honest undecided voter in this presidential election. This baffles my friends on both sides of the divide who can’t believe I don’t see what they are seeing so clearly, but honestly I can still see myself voting for either of the major candidates. That said, I am getting tired. I am getting tired of snark from both sides. Snark isn’t going to get me to vote for a candidate, how I think they will do as the president will. I automatically discount anything a partisan of a candidate says that is negative about the other candidate, but I am willing to listen when someone says something positive that I should know about what their candidate is saying (or better yet, something positive they are actually doing).

Since the conventions I have not heard a single thing from either side that is positive about their message, I have only heard snark about their opponents and I am getting tired of it. The cynic in me wonders if it isn’t deliberate, in order to suppress moderate voters from turning out to vote at all. I hope this isn’t true. Anyhow, for those of you who are partisans of one of the candidates, here is my tip, tell me some reason to vote for your candidate that isn’t based on snark or fear of the other guy. I am sorry you are angry that I don’t see it as you do, try talking to me calmly and rationally about what is positive about your candidate, not what I should be afraid of from the other guy. I can learn and there is still time.

Targetted Spam

Like most people who get email I get spam. Google handles the mail on my main account they do a great job of filtering but every now and then they get too aggressive and I have to bail some piece of mail out of their spam jail so I check the spam jail once a day or so. Today I had a piece of spam with the title “Grumpy Gopher Disrupts Museum Touurs” which I didn’t click, but did think was pretty well targeted to get me to click. I doubt it was intentional, but hey enough chimps at typewriters and you get Showgirls and all that.

Return of Today In Historys

Roots of Ankor by Shapeshift at Flickr, Click Through for Original
Roots of Ankor by Shapeshift at Flickr, Click Through for Original
As many of you know, I post up whatever interests me or whatever I think might be of interest to my friends. This is how I blog and always has been. However, I have drastically reduced my reading of news feeds as I noticed they were distracting me from my job hunting and this has led to a major drop in stories of bear attacks or insane UK news stories. I have decided to try to keep up an active post rate by putting up some history, which is always my first love. I know the tone of the blog has changed over the years, but I hope this won’t drive anyone off. I promise to post up Bear attacks or Cheese Rolling news stories when I do come across them and I will continue to bore with my music notes and the like, but I don’t want the site to dry up and there are still tons of interesting historical bits I can talk about. Anyway, back to the want ads.

If it is Wednesday it must be Emo Music video day.

Yes, I am aware that neither of these is actually ‘emo‘ Mr. Internetknowitall. These are two great depressing songs that I am in love with today. Both are beautiful and haunting and great to listen to when you think life has you in its bulls eye to dump on. Gah. What a week.

The first is Anna Ternheim‘s To Be Gone, probably my favorite song of the moment even when I am not feeling down. Great sound and haunting lyrics, who hasn’t been there?

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