Saturday, October 04, 2008

'Tis The Season

Over the past few years I've really soured on politics. The best description of politics I've ever heard is this: "poli" - Greek for "many" and "tics" which are blood-sucking creatures. As time has passed I've not seen much difference between the Republicans and the Democrats, especially where taxing and spending is concerned. Both parties want your money, and they both want to waste it on crap like the Rainforest Project here in Iowa that, fortunately, went down in flames just like the Alaskan Bridge to Nowhere.

So I decided that I would make my political opinion known to my neighborhood while at the same time decorating my yard for Halloween. The pictures below show two scarecrows: one is John McCain (who leans slightly to the left) and the other is Barack Obama (who leans waaay to the left). This is how I see the election - not much of a choice between two stuffed suits.

I suppose it could be worse. I mean, right now, the best candidate running for an executive office is Sarah Palin, whom some people consider to be Ronald Reagan in drag. (Oh, were that only so!) She appears to be the kind of no-nonsense conservative I prefer, and should she and John McCain win the election I hope she exerts a strong influence toward a more conservative handling of government. A tax decrease followed with less spending and smaller government would be like a breath of fresh air. But I'm not holding my breath, either.

So come Halloween we'll run a spotlight out to the scarecrows so that the trick-or-treaters and their parents get a chance to view my political protest and hopefully get a laugh out of it. If that doesn't work, maybe they'll laugh at my dog. I bought him a hockey jersey at Goodwill, and he's going to wear it while tied up under a sign that says "Hockey Dogs for Palin!" If I thought it would work, I'd make him wear lipstick. By the way, just so you know: I'm registered as an Independent.

I hope you enjoy the pictures.

P.S. BOO!!!!!