A couple of interesting stories

As we get closer to election day here in the U.S., I get more and more skeptical about the whole process.  A healthy dose of skepticism is ok.  It keeps my mind open and willing to look at things from more than one perspective.  However, I find my skepticism leaning closer and closer in the direction of cynicism.  In my opinion, that’s not healthy.  I don’t want to go through life distrusting society in general or seeing conspiracies where there are none.

There were two interesting stories in the news this morning.

The first story was of interest to me because of all the noise being made by the GOP regarding ACORN, Obama, and the Democratic party.  I wonder if the so-called liberal media will pick up the story about the GOP and this allegation of voter registration fraud.  I mean really pick it up and run with it the way they’ve been running with the ACORN story.

The second real news story reminded me of this fake story at The Onion.  The Onion story cracked me up.  Can’t say the same for what’s happening in West Viriginia.  Is the problem with the voters or the machines?  Will this problem, if there is one, keep people from voting because they think their votes don’t count and/or the system is corrupt?  Or is this just a minor blip in the grand scheme of things?