Tomorrow cannot come soon enough.
I don’t want to get into the election in general, but over the past few weeks the ads have really become annoying.
Since I voted and was done with this election as of 10/25.
Still, the radio ads.
Political mailers – in my own and the Silver Fox’s mailboxes, so I get a double-whammy.
And the text messages!
But one ad bothers me in particular: Measure 114.
It’s a gun reform measure and the fear mongering from the opposition is strong. And obviously false.
Good lord, I cannot get a break, even when I’m therapeutically bitching about these pesky things!
The worst part is that they use the word “literally” by its new definition. Y’know, the one that’s a result of Stupid Americans breaking the dictionary? That result being that we literally have no word that means “literally” now, since it’s definition has been changed to include the misused meaning, ie: figuratively.
The spot that sticks in my craw is from a sheriff who does a good job of detailing the measure’s goals –
But then careens off to the right by saying that the law will stop you from owning a firearm “literally forever” because of the permitting and training requirements.
And you know the <ahem> target audience will eat that hyperbole up without giving the credibility that the language gives away a second
Give us strength. The Right is probably gonna win on this issue and take control of the House. Then America is going to devolve over the next two years into some sort of Dukes of Hazard demigoggery scenario with you-know-who playing Boss Hogg.
All because the GOP had the foresight to gaslight the Religious Wrong into following them into some sort of Stockholm Syndrome relationship while also underfunding public schools for generations until we’ve turned out enough idiots without the critical thinking skills to hear something and be able to say, “Nope, that sounds like bullshit”.
We’re probably all screwed. Thank gourd I watched Ted Lasso so I know how to properly express my feelings on this issue…