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Its getting scary out there

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Fear mongering may be the easiest way to get elected

By John Pawlak

It’s that time of year again.  The days are shorter and nights are cooler.  The aspens are slowly turning golden and Aquarius is rising in the seventh house (well actually, it’s rising in the south).  Store aisles are filled with cheap waxy candies and carved pumpkins glow on windowsills.  As October’s end creeps ever closer like a mutant troll, we see more and more instances of scary things that go bump in the night (and whack in the day).
Very scary indeed.  Weary citizens come home to find  their favorite TV shows preempted, their answering machines filled with messages and their mail boxes stuffed with frightening literature.  Newspapers are speckled with slanderous ads and radio commentators debate important issues such as employment opportunities in slaughter houses, cow flatulence, bridges to nowhere and the devastating economic impact incurred by increasing manufacturing costs of acne cream.
Yeah, you got it.  Election day is almost here and politicians have chopped down that beautiful old tree in your front yard so that they can stump their speeches and fill your ears with promises of lower taxes, better education, national security and more affordable acne cream.  They are selling words of comfort and hope, but the price is high. Very high. They want your vote.


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