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Friday, October 10, 2008

2008 Elections: Who ARE These People, Anyway?


Longtime friend Bob (who would henceforth like to be known as Boob, and no, we don't plan to ask why) sent the following tirade, as is his wont:
Do you know of a way to find the names of the actors who starred in the latest McCain/Pig rally? I mean the rally where the guy in his 50s stood up and hollered about Obama and Pelosi and "why are they ahead in the polls?" or something like that. Great job portraying an angry mensch.

My understanding is that the Secret Service travels with the nominees; candidates mixing with an actual angry crowd would not be tolerated. Der Secret Service obersturmbannfuhrer would demand, "Why did you allow the candidate to get within reach of people shouting in hate?"

Also, who's the black man who plaintively begged McCain to stop ACORN from voting fraud? He looked so sincere. Only the perfect camera angle on him betrayed that it was a setup.

Obama's campaign should stage a few events like this, and hire these two guys.
Hmmm. The man has an excellent point. (No, not the one on his head. That's just for show.) The SS (how appropriate) is surely not permitting angry loons into crowds as small as the ones Mc Cain't draws. Apart from which, having some paid actor launch into a tirade on camera serves a useful function. It scares the holy crap out of those of us who are afraid the country's gone to the dogs. Fnords! They're all around us!

Doesn't the sight of such loons on camera contribute to the general depression and misery that people are drowning in, that makes us all jumpy, robs our sleep, keeps us tense on a low level so that we're all taking more painkillers or psychoactive meds or drinking more booze or snapping at our loved ones? Did Robert Anton Wilson's grand loony conspiracy theories have any basis in fact? Are we all going nuts?

Don't know about you out there, but we at La Casa de Los Gatos have been tense and stressed out since the McNasty campaign took its nasty turn. The financial news is doing zilch to help our mood. So? What do you think? Paid actors?

In the event, Barack don't need no paid actors. The Republicans are running away from McNasty and Cruella as fast as they can.

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3 Comments:

At 5:04 PM, Blogger sgtg said...

When I first saw the black guy, my jaw dropped, and then Mr. sgtg said "he's a schill". Oh, yea, of course. I drank another glass of wine and went to bed depressed as hell. It's all just too sickening.

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger SteelyBob said...

What do you mean, the point on my head? It has a definite purpose, but I'm not telling.

 
At 6:03 PM, Blogger SteelyBob said...

As a kid, I was horrified by archival footage of pre-WWII rallies of the American Bund (American Nazis). They'd pull a scapegoat out of the crowd and beat him. My father told me "He's one of them, and they're doing it to excite the membership."
I certainly do not compare the two rallies - the Nazis couldn't re-establish here. We aren't in the middle of a depression, and we strictly enforce the Bill of Rights...oh...wait...never mind.

 

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