Crazy political mailings

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I got this in the mail the other day. I remember thinking "Oh...my...gawd...." There simply isn't a big enough "roll eyes" smiley to express my reaction.

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    Did anyone else get anything wacky like this? If so, please post. Think of this as your typical Picture Gallery thread, but with PRSI content.
     
  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I got a couple pretty scary "Join the NRA or Be a Traitor" cards in the mail last year, I'd post those but they were shredded with all the other junk mail.
     
  3. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    That makes me think of Hoovervilles
     
  4. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    What a crazy coincidence!
     
  5. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    No kidding. I just mentioned shantytowns in the Libertarian thread.

    They may not be a bad idea.

    If we're not going to provide a social safety net, what else is there to fall back on?

    Welcome to the Third World, America.
     
  6. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    The closer it gets to election day the more political ads get stuffed in my mail slot--I am seeing up to 12 a day now.

    I swear my front door is crying out in agony pain and suffering like a seemingly severe rectal breach even the little magnetic flap on the inside of the mail slot that seals out the cold has broken off at this point. We should be able to petition the post office or somebody to stop this ******** or at the very least regulate it.
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    You live in Ohio, Thomas. It already looks like that. I know because I escaped. ;) Conservatives convinced them to give them all their money since Reagan- look what it got them. My Dad was a union worker and always voted Republican. He retired right before his plant closed in Canton. I was there on a recent visit and was saddened when I saw the plant had been closed. He was lamenting jobs being shipped overseas. I just said, "Well, you voted your job to Mexico when you supported these *******s. Thanks Dad, now I have to deal with it. You have no one to blame but yourself. And to think, you wanted me to work there. Where would I be now?"

    He had nothing to say. Usually, he'll do a political fight. Not this time. He knew he screwed up, but like most conservatives, can't admit it. BTW- my dad never gives me credit for anything I've accomplished. He can only focus on the things I haven't done. I don't ever see that changing. No matter what I do, I will never be good enough for my dad, because everything I've done since 19 has been without his help (I was financially disowned then) and he hates that. So I no longer try to please him. It's pointless. Lots of people from Ohio have had this happen. It's called "brain drain". We educate ourselves and leave.
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    What's really sad is that many slum dwellers live in better housing than that.

    From the UN here's the slum definition, anything which fails any one of these criteria is a slum:

    * Access to improved water ( access to sufficient amount of water for family use, at an affordable price, available to household members without being subject to extreme effort);
    * Access to improved sanitation ( access to an excreta disposal system, either in the form of a private toilet or a public toilet shared with a reasonable number of people);
    * Security of tenure ( evidence of documentation to prove secure tenure status or de facto or perceived protection from evictions )
    * Durability of housing ( permanent and adequate structure in non-hazardous location)
    * Sufficient living area ( not more than two people sharing the same room).

    If you added electricity to that list (and probably running water rather than a communal water source/toilets) it could be the UK housing benefit requirement.

    If I lived in a hostel then I'd technically be living in a slum, which isn't great, but isn't utter poverty either.
     
  9. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well, my house anyhow. :D

    This is why I have such an affinity for that book, "What's the Matter with Kansas?" It's one of the rare attempts to explain that phenomenon. Every time I find my mind boggled by working class people voting for the GOP, my mind harks back to that book.

    Well that's just sad. Not for you, for him. It sounds like he's secretly envious of any successes you've had. If that's true, and he can't admit that he was wrong, then he's living in his own personal, hand-picked hell.
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yeah, almost no one I went to school wit lives there anymore. There's just nothing.

    I don't understand it. I think it's because he had nothing to do with it. But a lot of people I knew there were like that. They wanted you to be as miserable as they were.
     
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    Challenge accepted!
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  12. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Speaking as another Ohioan, I just want to say I still like it there. ;)

    Might move back someday.

    Ohio: It's Not as Bad as You Think (and at least it's not Detroit).
     
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    Good, because that's a picture of a Hooverville.

    I've received this mailing probably three or four times in the past two weeks, along with countless others.

    I'd post them but I've already thrown them away.
     
  14. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Hmmmm

    I have received no political mailings.

    Could this be because I live in an apartment?
     
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    The mailings haven't been the issue in my neck of the woods, it's been the TV ads. It's been especially bad, because I live right on the border of three districts in Michigan, one of which is John Dingell's district (Michigan 15). For the past week during the 6:30 news, literally every commercial is a campaign commercial.

    Some of them are better than the local car dealership commercials though, so those ones are ok. Dingell's have been particularly annoying, especially since everyone in my family is supporting Rob Steele (he's my grandmother's cardiologist and a family friend), but more because of the really bad production value.

    As a unrelated side note, it has been interesting to see how funding which has been unavailable for many local projects (in the Dingell zone) for years, has suddenly materialized over the past month (i.e. a bridge which has crumbled so much that a lane was closed because a section of that lane had fallen apart).

    -Don
     
  16. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    I wish that was it. They won't stop cramming my mailbox with crap. I don't even look at them. It's all straight into the shredder, though I do thank the assorted campaigns for all the free bird cage liner, and I mean that quite literally.
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I get a lot of this junk. I put each candidate in their own pile. Those piles weighing the least will get my votes. ;)
     
  18. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    LOL. If the mailings could be used as cat-box litter I might be disappointed, but for now I'm thinking my lucky stars that I am not getting these. I dont have TV so I don't have to see those either.


    The only downer is I have no idea who to vote for now :confused:
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    At least Detroit has a good music scene. ;)
     
  20. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Detroit is getting better day by day, I live about 45 minutes away from Detroit, and go down there every few weeks or so to eat dinner at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant in the MGM Grand Casino (yes they allow minors into the restaurants) with my family, and it has improved since Dave Bing took over as mayor, after Kwame Kilpatrick (who drove the city into the ground) got sent to prison (where he belongs). Admittedly, you don't want to stray too far from the waterfront and the business district/stadiums, but the area which is safe to stray into has been getting larger.

    -Don
     
  21. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Ah, you must be a Juggalo then! :D

    Any state that can produce the likes of Devo, gave Trent Reznor his start and is the home of The National is OK by me. Let's just forget about Bone Thugs-n-Harmony though....
     
  22. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I actually don't get that many of them.

    Charter Cable more than makes up for the politicians though when it comes to mailing me crap I don't want.
     
  23. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh for joy -- one of the guys running for Congress in NE Ohio owns a ton of car dealerships. So I get the best of both worlds.

    He's one of a large group who are hollering (backed by deep, sinister music) that Ohio lost 40,000 jobs because of our Democratic governor, Ted Strickland (or the Dems' Senate candidate, or any of their House candidates). Yeah, like every state didn't lose a buncha jobs. Had something to do with some housing/banking economic trouble, is what I hear. :rolleyes:

    The ones I love are the GOP ones that warn us that so-and-so actually voted with Obama...and Nancy Pelosi, too! Ooooo, scary!!!!!

    My wife watches more TV than I do, and lately she has to turn the sound off during every commercial break. Can't say I blame her.

    All right, smartass, close enough.

    Just wish he didn't have that crooked grin, though. That suggests bemusement, and I don't find anything amusing about this crap anymore. I'm tired of it. From both sides.
     

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