Illinois politics: Why November 5th is my favorite day of 2014

Illinois politics: Why November 5th is my favorite day of 2014

Why will November 5th be my favorite day of the year? Because those horrible political ads will finally stop.

I love that we have a DVR and can zoom right past the ads most of the time. However, watching a live show becomes near torture from the ads.

Bruce Rauner this, and Pat Quinn that. Bob Dold this and Brad Schneider that. Ahhhhhhhhh!!!

When the ads start playing, I pause the TV, use the bathroom, get a drink, get a snack, then fast forward through the ads to get back to what’s important – Chicago Fire.

If you are making your choices for our state leaders by watching and listening to TV ads, please don’t vote. You haven’t a clue as to what’s real and what’s not.

  • These ads tell half-truths, meaning the other half is lies.
  • These ads will say and do nearly anything – short of defamation and slander – to make the other guy look bad.
  • These ads will say and do nearly anything to make themselves look good.
  • These ads cost millions of dollars and the only ones who can afford them are the rich people from any political party, or the ones that have huge party support behind them.

If you want to make good decisions about the candidates, do your research. There is so much information at our fingertips via the internet that you have no excuse for being uninformed or misinformed.

Stop listening to the hype on TV, please?

The news is looking for a story that boosts ratings, not necessarily an accurate story. I know this firsthand.

Having been a paramedic for nearly a decade, I happen to have been on a few high-profile calls. The accuracy of the reporting was abysmal.

Listen carefully and you’ll hear words like “speculate”, “presume”, “suppose”, “conclude”, and “hypothesize” from the reporters. All of those words are synonyms for “guess” or “assume”.

We all know what happens when we assume things, right?  We make an “ass” out of “u” and “me”.


I am sincerely looking forward to voting in the upcoming election on November 4th, but I’m even more excited about November 5th, my new favorite day.

1 Timothy 2:1-3 (CEB)

Prayer for everyone

2 First of all, then, I ask that requests, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving be made for all people. 2 Pray for kings and everyone who is in authority so that we can live a quiet and peaceful life in complete godliness and dignity. 3 This is right and it pleases God our savior…

Proverbs 29:2 (NIV)

2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.

Philippians 4:19 (ESV)

19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.


What do you think of the political ads? Do you think November 5th may become your favorite day in 2014, too?

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