Thursday, November 6, 2008

Why I don't read the paper...

We used to get the paper (mainly for the Wednesday ads) and I would sit down occasionally to read it. I have a very difficult time not reading the whole dang thing because everything sounds interesting. Then, even if it's a stupid article, I have to finish it because I've already invested some time and hope that maybe the author of the article has a point. Maybe I finish the article just to prove to myself that the author is, in fact, an idiot.

So obviously I read the paper. One article. I'm irate. People are idiots. Seriously don't know what this woman is talking about. I was going to title this post, "Dear___" but I feared someone googling her name and ending up on my blog. So instead I will just quote her ridiculous statements and argue against her without any chance for her to rebuke. She doesn't care anyway, she's an idiot.

I'm not clear if this article was supposed to be about Proposition 102 or about all the propositions. She writes 4 paragraphs about 102, one on 100, one on 101, then makes this ridiculous statement: "The other five ballot measures appeared to be showing the effects of voter disgust with lengthy ballots. All were trailing as election results piled up." Then she writes 4 paragraphs about 102 again, two on 100 again, and one paragraph each about the remaining 5 ballots.

I have a lot to say to this woman who obviously gives no credit to the voting public for actually making a decision not to pass a law, but I will only focus on one of the issues. Let's say that Arizona voters weren't "showing (their)...disgust with lengthy ballots" and actually passed proposition 105. (Please note the sarcasm here!) Let's say that ironically Arizona passes the last proposition that it will ever pass with a "yes" vote because with it's passing it will be impossible to pass anything else. Yes ma'am, the Arizona voters were just bored with their ballots and decided that only the top 3 get any attention, then we turn the rest down. That's my new plan, the "no" plan. Vote 'em all down I tell ya, why bother reading 'em?!

Is there any possibility, perhaps, that the Arizona just didn't want to pass Props 105, 200, 201, 202, and 300? I think so. That quote has to be the most ridiculous statement that I have ever read. That folks is why I don't read the newspaper.


Rachel said...

This made me really wish I knew what those posts were about. Either way though I was still on the edge of my seat reading your words, as always. :)

Crystal said...

I feel the exact same way. I do the same thing with the newspaper. I only read it occassionally because then I want to read everything no matter how dumb it is. I also find myself correcting their spelling in my head. These people can't spell simple words half the time. I thought I was the only one who felt this way about the paper!