Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween 2008: Politics Edition

*EDIT: Added new video 11/3/08.

It's Halloween and if you're looking for the scariest thing on the internet, you can mosey on over to this page: The Scariest Thing On The Internet.

As for me, few things scare me more than politics. It's scary how much of the world is run through politics. Not just government stuff, but within our work environments, social settings, and pretty much everything we do from day to day.

Heck, I don't even really know what "politics" means, which scares me even more. And I absolutely hate trying to "talk politics" with someone. Mostly because I have no clue what I'm talking about and don't know enough to even try to pretend.

Anyways, in honor of election day coming up and it being Halloween, I've found some scary "politics" videos for you to enjoy. These are random videos that I've come across recently and if you are ever around the internet, you've probably seen them. If you find any that should be added, feel free to leave a link in the comments, or shoot me an email and I'll add it to the list. Have a ghoulishly good time:

The Job
The first scary video is one of those mind-bending glimpses into the irony of our present financial "crisis." Brought about by politics, no doubt.

Terry Tate: Reading Is Fundamental
If you're not one of the 1,293,080 people who have already seen this video, you need to get out more. Or less. However that works out.

Sarah Palin Interview with Katie Couric
Okay, I know you've all seen this one. I don't care who you're voting for, this is pretty darn scary. I'm sure there are a million excuses and this could happen to anybody, but good grief, I mean... seriously. It reminds me of another video where somebody folded under the pressure. See if you can guess which one before watching it.

Got your guess ready? If so, click here: Scary Mystery Video

Synchronized Presidential Debating
This next video just proves there's nothing new under the sun. This video takes all three presidential debates and meshes them into one synchronized synopsis of the issues. We've heard it all before, and out of the same horse's mouth no less.

The Sidewalk to Nowhere, McCain Supporters in Bethlehem, PA
This is definitely scary. Blind ignorance and hatred is about as frightening as it gets. These folks put on a fine display of both while at a McCain rally. As ignorant as they are for acting like this, it would be just as stupid to say all McCain voters are like these morons. And don't worry, the next video of Obama supporters proves you can be equally idiotic, regardless of who you vote for. And it's nice in this video how all of the Obama supporters' comments are conveniently deleted.

Clueless Obama Voters In Harlem
The last video is from Howard Stern's show, where they sent someone to go out into Harlem and talk to the voters about why they are voting for Obama. I don't need to say how manipulative this is, but it's still pretty scary.

Barack Obama Not a US Citizen?
This is a pretty interesting video that I'm surprised hasn't gotten more attention (at least in mainstream media). A lawyer is suing Obama, claiming that he's not a US citizen and not eligible to run for the presidency. It seems like if this is legit, it's pretty freaking scary that nobody is concerned about this. Right? Watch the video and you tell me. It's also interesting that YouTube censored the title of this video (read the info on the YouTube page if interested).

In closing, I find it pretty scary how little I have cared to educate myself on the issues leading up to this election (or any election at any level throughout my life). We're lucky to live here and I definitely take this right for granted. It's dang scary when I think about it. So anyways, hope you all take the time to find out why you're gonna vote for whoever (whomever?) you vote for.

Alright, that's all I've got for now. Hope everyone has a safe and scary Halloween!


Clara said...

Wow...these videos are ridiculous- especially the ones with Palin. Her responses seriously seem like a joke- how can she answer like that?

Chris said...

Yeah, my guess is that Palin is against the bailout and was trying to spout off the McCain talking points and tow the party line without actually endorsing the bailout. She was probably thinking "The bailouts are BS, and I think it's a huge mistake". From the answer she gave, you'll note that she was completely trying to avoid the bailout question and redirect to job creation, health care reform, etc. I wish she had just busted out and said, "These bailouts are a mistake, and Senator McCain and I disagree on that" instead of making herself look like a fool.

But if you watch some of the other stuff she says, she's awesome.

Ange said...

I'm just excited to wake up tomorrow and not see another flipping political commerical for a while! I love how they each twist the truth. The worst one in California is the Proposition to turn over gay marriage.... WOW... they talk about how if gay marriage is passed that it will be taught in our schools. Um, okay? Social studies, History, and um... marriage class? Ever heard of it!

Brian said...

I hate politics more than you. That's why I didn't vote for McCain or Obama. But I still voted.

Do you know why I don't debate politics?

1) I don't know nearly enough to.
2) Every person I've ever gotten into a "discussion" over politics with had only one goal: to change my mind and not listen to what I had to say at all. I found this theme common in every single person, democrat or republican, who has ever tried to talk politics with me.

You can spot these people a mile away.

Arthur said...

Ange- The only thing worse than politics is California politics. Good luck with that.

And good point Brian. I totally agree. It's similar to getting in a conversation about religion. Or Mac vs. PC.