As Political As I Will Get

Angry!

I try to stay away from politics. It is one of those things I don’t like to talk about – even more so today with the atmosphere in the world. So, here is just a few quick things that fall into the “political” realm I wanted to write about.

Text Messages

It’s bad enough that I get spam text messages about renewing my car insurance, claiming the big prize I supposedly won, and other obvious phishing scams. Most of these texts are addressed to “Edna” or “Sarah!” In the last 4 months, I have been getting 3-4 text messages a day asking me if I have registered to vote, who I am voting for, and various political stuff. As fast as I can mark them “spam” there are more that come in! I have blocked at least 200 numbers!

Shaq Votes

48 year old Shaquille O’Neal revealed that he just voted for the first time. Does anybody else find this sad? I couldn’t wait to turn 18 and vote. It’s a privilege and I am glad to do it. I just found it strange that he’s never voted before. To each his own, I guess.

Debate

Here’s a thought to all present and future candidates for whichever office you happen to be running for: Tell me what you are going to do for ME!

I didn’t see much of the debates. But what I did see was each candidate bashing or name calling the other. It was literally like watching two 4 years old children argue over a toy. It is disgusting! It’s embarrassing!

There is so much mud slinging in the political world. We get it – Republicans hate Democrats and vice versa. Do me a favor – tell me why I should vote for you and not why “the other guy” is an asshole! Give me a plan for what you are going to do to help make the world better for me and my family! It’s not rocket science.

The Fly

If you want further proof that the debates are a joke, take the recent Vice Presidential debate. No one is talking about any of the issues that were discussed. The ONLY thing I have heard people talk about (in and out of the media) is the stupid fly that landed on the Vice President’s head! Really?! THAT is what you took out of the debate??!!

Craziness in Michigan

This week here in Michigan 13 people were charged for plotting to kidnap our Governor! This is the stuff you see in movies! The FBI stopped the plot and these guys were arrested. I was floored when I saw this! Michigan Governor Whitmer said, “I knew this job would be hard,” in reaction to news of the arrests. “But I’ll be honest, I never could have imagined anything like this.”

These guys were serious, too. They planned on storming the state capitol and starting a civil war according to news reports. They even staked out her vacation home! If that doesn’t tell you the state of political affairs in the country, I don’t know what will.

November

I can’t wait for the election to be over. But let’s be honest, no matter what the outcome is – someone is going to have a problem with it. There will be a whole lot of backlash from whatever happens. More disagreements, more hatred, and more division. Sigh.

And that, my friend, is as political as this blog will get.

Scammer/Spam “Heads up”

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I received an email through the contact page from my blog today.  It looked innocent enough:

“It looks like you’ve misspelled the word “Blart” (I was talking about the movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop) on your website.  I thought you would like to know :).  Silly mistakes can ruin your site’s credibility.  I’ve used a tool called SpellScan.com in the past to keep mistakes off my website.

-Kerri”

It came from a gmail address “gseller@gmail.com, which If you try to email, it comes back as “undeliverable”.

I am not even going to attempt to surf to the site, but simply entering the name of the site in a Google search brought caused it to auto fill with “SpellScan.com – Spam”.  Not really sure what to think as some posts claim the site contains “many viruses”, while others say the site is “genuine and safe”.  Surf there AT YOUR OWN RISK!  I thought I would post this so that my fellow bloggers were aware of the potential danger.

It looks like this has been going on since 2018.

Have you had this happen to you?  Does your site get this stuff?  Any others I should be watching for?

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