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?

2 Comments on “A couple of interesting stories”

  1. I wonder the same thing about that GOP story.

    I was at least happy to see that CNN put the whole ACORN thing in proper perspective and did on story on how it is ACORN that is the victim of fraud perpetrated by employees not the organization itself. And also that they pointed out it is not truly voter fraud since those invalid registrants will NOT be voting in actuality.

    As for the other…I also try to avoid the tin foil hat of cynicism but that W VA story is does not help!

  2. ybonesy says:

    The Onion also had a story about McCain getting locked onto the Straight Talk Express bus, and a few days later a friend called to tell me that McCain had gotten locked on his bus. I had to explain to her that it was fake, that it was The Onion.

    With so many web-based sites for news, sometimes it’s easy to get fooled by what’s real and what’s a joke.

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