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My wife said at breakfast today

"I'm tired of what pollsters still say.

If we want a democracy

And not an autocracy,

We'd vote so that Trump cannot stay."

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  • My God, how right she is!

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Indeed! Well done, Mrs. AW!

  • Yes!

  • ""I'm tired of what pollsters still say..."

    While we are again plunged into chaos, the only thing I can say is that a commercial saying "But that's a bunch of crap" worked.

    i also wonder what the local broadcast (and streaming) industry is going to do now that Pritzker, Madigan, and Griffin hive withdrawn maybe $120 million in stimulus.

  • In reply to jack:

    I'm looking forward to seeing what the ads are about in the coming weeks.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    That has already been determined.
    1. The Medicare Enrollment Period ends Dec. 7. Get all the benefits you deserve. Medicare Advantage Plans may have no premiums no copays (actually not both). [Most of the ads are unnecessary as Medicare sends a book each year.] They even have Joe Namath, Mike Ditka, Joe Theisman, and Bill Engvall. [There must be a lot of commissions, as most are by agents, and last year when I asked a question to a company agent, he asked "may I enroll you," I asked, "can you get the information off the web form," and he said "not if I want the commission."]
    2. Don't take some prescription drug if you are allergic to it [like you are supposed to know].
    3. It's Holiday Time at your [car] dealer. Jan and the teaser wife who takes the GMC pickup are back.
    4. [Thanks to Gov. Pritzker] Sign up for one of about 6 Sports Gaming apps, before you have to do so at the casino [these ones brought back at least one producer who was laid off from sports radio].
    5. The local Personal Injury Lawyers have new ones [one of them apparently hired his daughter or niece], although the old goodies from advertising groups such as whether you were abused by a Catholic Priest are back. {The Nov. 16 deadline for filing a claim against the Boy Scouts will terminate those ads.}
    6. Covid has also colored the ads for Wounded Warriors, DAV, and homeless children.

    In short, no lack of ads, but not the sugar daddies, either.

  • In reply to jack:

    You didn't include one insurance ad that is the perfect message for Progresses:''Liberty. Liberty. Liberty" We did get what we needed, didn't we?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    But the wizard was locked in the glass case. Maybe his sticking his fist through it was symbolic.

    That also brings up the marketing rule of AIDA (Awareness, Interest, Desire and Action), where all the auto/home insurance commercials are basically the first A. Too bad Ryan Pace can't get the Patrick [Mahomes] Price.

  • I said about 5 p.m. today:
    A statement of situational ethics rather than principle.

    Similarly, right after Biden's remarks tonight, it was reported that the Mad Tweeter tweeted "Joe Biden should not wrongfully claim the office of the President. I could make that claim also. Legal proceedings are just now beginning!” OPD must also be schizophrenic, as he claimed to be the decisive winner 3 days ago. He also needs a lawyer to explain Bush v. Gore to him, but apparently Rudy won't.

  • Vox Populi !

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Or, to irritate the evangelical supporters of Trump even more, "Vox Populi, Vox Dei."

  • In reply to jnorto:

    On the last point, I wonder, but don't really care, what's going to be on Channel 57.1

    I would be more convinced of Vox Dei if a lightning bolt hit the golf course.

  • On another cultural note, a Jeopardy! answer last week was to the effect of "After being deposed, he went to his office the next day. Not a good idea." "Who was Mussolini?"

    Now it looks like his step-grandson Donnie is doing the same thing.

  • In reply to jack:

    Trump went to his office too. The golf course. Like Mussolini, Trump will be hanging around for a while.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    But apparently not enough like Mussolini.

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