Monday, November 3, 2008

It's scarry out there.

No more rain. I don’t know how it is in your neck of the woods but things are soaked here. Of course the Weather channel said this would be the driest year in history but obviously they weren’t talking about us. Or simply put, saying something will happen, won’t make it happen. My back yard is a swamp. When I walk out there, mud squishes up between my toes. They are calling for more rain today too.

Because of this, I got up a little early so that if it was raining, I could drive even slower to work. That’s right. I slow down in the rain. Right after I got up, I went to the front door to look out and see if it was in fact raining and how cold it was so that I could decide what to wear. When I got to the front door, I cracked it open and stuck my head out to survey the situation. I flipped on the light and almost screamed. There staring me straight in the face was Tigger Tiger on a ladder that my son had left by the house. We were literally face to face and only about 6 inches apart.

And speaking of scared, I am really scared about tomorrow’s election. I heard that the VP came out and said he was backing McCain and Obama quickly turned that around and made it into a negative thing. He said that Chaney backing McCain just proves that McCain and Bush are just alike. He used the analogy that since Chaney and Bush are associated and now Chaney and McCain are associated then Bush and McCain are just alike and it would be business as usual if McCain gets elected. There is another equation to demonstrate this principle but I will spare you since you didn’t like the math in a previous post. As my mother used to say, if you lie with dogs you get up with fleas.

So I guess it would be fair (since Obama keeps talking about being fair) to use the same analogy on one of his supporters. He too is a public servant and well known. I am talking about Sheriff Andy Taylor. Friendly smooth talker, good looking. Kind of reminds you of someone doesn't it. Now let me say right here before I get started that there are some people that will vote for Obama based on this backing.

Now some would say that Sheriff Taylor isn’t a real person but in the political ad that he and Opie Taylor made, they had the theme from Andy Griffith playing in the background so they wanted us to know that it was Sheriff Taylor that was backing Obama.

But how much do we really know about Sheriff Taylor? Let’s take a look at his record. First off he hired his cousin as a deputy. That’s right he hired a relative which is nepotism in its finest. These days that is frowned upon if not illegal.

He never carried a gun which put himself and the people of Mayberry in danger. He left his office and gun case unlocked which further endangered his town’s people. Had a real criminal come into town, Sheriff Taylor would have been powerless to do anything.

He allowed the town drunk to come and go as he pleased which not only was against the law but made him an enabler for Otis’ drinking.

He was deceitful, deceitful, deceitful as Gomer used to say using trickery and witchcraft to steer people towards his way of thinking. Remember he substituted the store bought pickles for Aunt B’s pickles and entered them in a contest. Deceitful, deceitful, deceitful.

He allowed the Darlins to come to town with Moonshine and he knew that was illegal.

He wasn’t a great father either. He often threatened Opie with whippings and on many occasions sent him to bed with no supper. Remember he made Opie listen to the crying baby birds all night long as a punishment for killing their mother with his slingshot. Today that is called psychological abuse.

He took bribes. I never saw him pay for those haircuts that he received from Floyd. Come to think of it, I never saw him pay for that gas he was always getting.

He often smoked cigarettes (if that is what they really were) on camera. Such a bad example. And we let our kids watch this trash.

Let’s face it, all in all, Sheriff Taylor was a bad person and should have been fired and put in jail himself. So do you really want to vote for someone who is being backed by a common criminal? Not me.

See how easy it is to put up a smoke screen just to hide the real facts and dodge the issues.

Ok all kidding aside. There are a number of issues out there that are not in keeping with the values that I want from a president. Obama keeps saying that the Economy is first on “everyone’s” mind because he doesn’t want us looking at the other issues. There is a reason for this. Wake up America. The economy is NOT the most important issue facing Americans. The government didn’t create these financial problems alone. Greedy Americans helped out. No matter which candidate gets elected, we are going to go through some rough financial times. So forget about the economic issues in this election. Look at the other issues and vote responsibly.

Have a great day and VOTE. America’s future depends on it.


Katherine Aucoin said...

I would not have thought of turning Andy into an Obama sympathizer...I voted early! McCain ALL THE WAY!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I am laughing so DH and I just LAST NIGHT watched the episode of Andy Griffith where Dep. Fife blabs to the reporter that Sheriff Andy is several these things you said (only you said many more)!

And I thought to myself, "That's EXACTLY what our media does!"

There really is nothing new under the sun, is there?

Sandy said...

Funny post!! I'll keep my opinions to myself about both of them...ha...

Scarlet said...

Hiding the real facts and dodging the issues...Castro did that years ago. That's why I live here now.

Great post! I love all the old pics, especially the one of Don Knotts! Hilarious.

Chatty Kelly said...

This was pure art. I LOVED it! You know the Fonz also came out in support of Obama...and well the Fonz makes Bill Clinton look like a saint. Talk about a womanizer!!!

Loved this!

Becky said...

Great post Greg. I am with you on this one. Look past the media hype to find out what is really going on.

Patrice said...

Amen, BFF!! Well put! Never would of used (or thought of) Andy and the gang...too funny!!

Brenda said...

That was a great post. I followed here from Sandy's blog. I love the Andy Griffith show. Just "Nip It In The Bud"!

Marla said...

Great Post Greg! I never thought of Old Andy that way, but it is so true! Funny Post!

Rachel said...

Hey, I gotta defend Andy. He didn't enter those store bought pickles. They had to eat them all up and then Aunt Bea made more that was entered in the fair. So at the end he told Barney that they were "going to do what they should have done all along. Just learn to love 'em!"

Andy Griffith is my all around favorite show. I've seen them all...gee I don't know how many times!!

At any rate, great post! I will definitely vote tomorrow. I'm really afraid of the way it'll go though. Obama is frightening.

We need some of that rain. It's dry here. Dry grass squishing between our toes!!

My ADHD Me said...

Chatty Kelly said I HAD to come and read this post. Now I know why. FUNNY!
My dad reminds me of Andy Taylor. I wonder if he too is a secret hardened criminal? hhmmmm

USAincognito said...

I will just be glad when this whole thing is over with!!!

Lori said...

Goodness, you are so funny.

McCain's got my vote.


The Blonde Duck said...

It'll be a tight race, that's for sure.

SeansArt said...

hay could you cheack out my blog once and awile, I'm getting board of my dad!!!

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