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12 January 2008 @ 09:51 pm
house almost done, squee!  
People, my bathroom is so BEE-YOO-TIFUL!.... The floor and moulding are all done, and all it lacks now are the light switch plates, mirror, a bit of touch up paint, and it'll be done. The kitchen is likewise almost done. (the first floor they laid was crooked and had to be redone. OOPS.)

And, I have heat! Of course it was 76 frakkin degrees here today and I don't need it anymore, but that's the way it goes. Now that I have a furnace again, we won't have cold air or rain again, I'm sure.



*sigh* elections. God. Y'all who don't live here are lucky. Millions and millions of dollars being spent by (a) Four Wealthy Casino-Resort Owning Tribes vs (b) Vegas Casinos for the most annoying t.v. adverts on the face of the planet. And this is just for the February primary. We haven't even gotten to the November stuff yet. I HATE political ads with a flaming passion. All of them. But especially Proposition ones (which for those lucky enough to live somewhere else, I'll explain that they are a type of direct voting on particular laws by the public, which sounds really great in theory. In practice, they generally are poorly written, overthrown by federal courts somewhere, or just stupid overreactions to the Cause of the day, or all the above.) But the thing I hate the most about them are the ads.

So, because I'm bored and I have new people around, I present Political Parody.

PROPOSITION 145: ICE CREAM FOR EVERYONE!

Vote for ice cream. Everyone loves ice cream! Little children love ice cream.

Vote NO on ice cream. Ice cream is full of fat and sugar and only pretends to be healthy. Keep ice cream away from children, or they'll get all obese and won't play outside in the sun like they should.

Do YOU know who's bankrolling the Anti-Ice Cream campaign? (shot of old fat white men smoking cigarettes in some board room some place) Yes. The politicians in Sacramento. Or maybe it's ExxonMobil. Somebody ee-vil is paying to keep ice cream away from YOUR children.

Ice cream could have eggs or milk or peanuts in it -- it THREATENS Californians. Worse, it's expensive. Ice cream - it's bad for children. It's bad for California.

etc.

And if you think I'm kidding -- the ads are like this, every single time, no matter what the issue is.

 
 
 
mrsdrjackson: tee hee heemrsdrjackson on January 13th, 2008 08:06 am (UTC)
LOL

Yes, ice cream is the true axis of evil. Give it up, don't let your children eat it or even go near it. Because that means there's more for me. Mwahahahaha!
An Overachiever of the Wrong Persuasion: Corner Gas - Wanda Gonna Be a Long Dayrhi_silverflame on January 13th, 2008 08:29 am (UTC)
It's funny -- and sad -- because it's true. The ads are all exactly like that. AUGH.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 13th, 2008 08:59 am (UTC)
*clutches fellow Californian who understands* Aren't they awful? Hubby and I made up Ice Cream during the really insufferable Nov 06 Proposition season. it was our way to stay sane, saying it to each other whenever an ad would come on. And it's started so early this year, I shudder to think what October's gonna be like.
An Overachiever of the Wrong Persuasion: BSG - Kara/Anders B&Wrhi_silverflame on January 13th, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
*twitch* So not looking forward to that. Of course, I also have no idea how much TV I'll be watching at that point in the year, yet.

Those ads also always have that same slightly creepy voiceover, too, seems like.
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on January 13th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, we have those, too. Sigh. I hate politics.

Does the axis of evil get ice cream in its lunch room?
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 14th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
Depends on whether you're part of the Committee to Vote Yes on Ice Cream or the Coalition to STOP ice cream, doesn't it? ugh.

weissmanweissman on January 13th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
Now thats scary.

Bob
showmewrtr: Angelshowmewrtr on January 13th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
OMG! I so hear you on the ice cream thing. It's so true it's sad, and yet it's funny too. And hey, I live in Iowa. You think CA is bad, try being "first in the nation." UGH! I'm so glad those people are out of my state. LOL!!!! Wishing you much patience and humor to get through it all.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on January 14th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
oh, Iowa, I feel for you!

And Happy Birthday, as lj has so helpfully reminded me! :D
showmewrtr: Willow/Tara Hugshowmewrtr on January 14th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!!!! :)