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Friday, October 5, 2012

Surviving October of an Election Year with Jill Kemerer

I love being an American. I think it totally rocks that I get to vote! We live in a society where the barriers have come down--it doesn't matter what gender or race you are--as an American citizen (with some restrictions), you can vote. What a blessing!!

But with this voting ability comes relentless advertising, political maneuvering, and personal rants about why one party is better than the other. For years, I've been a firm believer that when it comes down to it, most Americans want the same things--safety, freedom, and security to name a few--we just have different ideas on how to achieve those things.

With that spirit, I've become more careful about how I share my views. I would never want people who don't share my political ideas to feel attacked or belittled by me. Too often, politics become weapons to hurt or shame others--or worse, to make us feel superior.

October of an election year ratchets up tensions. I'm here to help!

If you're struggling to tune out the meaningless chatter, here are my strategies on how to survive October of an election year!




Do you have any tips on how to survive the final month before a major election?

Please, no personal politics in the comments. Let's respect each other by keeping it neutral. Thank you!

Have a wonderful weekend!

21 comments:

  1. Love this. I am so tired of the campaign. I'm voting Jill Kemerer for President!

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    1. Me too, Julie!! I wonder how many people REALLY make decisions on how to vote based on commercials? I can't imagine very many!

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  2. I'm voting for Jill too! Until the later years, and then I have to vote for my son. :)

    Facebook blew up yesterday with all that stuff. I thought it was more commercial ads. Although some of the statuses made me laugh!

    Great webisode, Jill. You always make me laugh.

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    1. Vote for your son, now! I have no desire to be in politics at all--I'm too honest! Thanks for watching!

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  3. I don't live in the US, but can I vote for Jill too?

    I'm trying to think if we get those commercials during Canadian election. Hmmm If we do, I don't pay attention to them. :)

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    1. I can only hope you do NOT get the ridiculous surge of political commercials we get in the USA. It's enough to make a girl want to unplug the TV for a month! Ugh!!

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  4. Ha! Great points, Jill;) No DVR here, so I've just stopped watching TV in the evenings...it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make!

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    1. I'm right there with you, Susan. I'd rather read a book!

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  5. I agree! Sooo fed up with this campaign and ready for it to be over. I don't have DVR, so I'm all about the mute button these days. :)

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    1. I think we should create a national holiday for the inventor of the mute button!!

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  6. My daughter watched your vlog with me this morning. After we got past the "Wow, she's pretty!" DD added, "And really funny, too!"
    You indeed made us laugh!

    We're fed up with all the election year drama around here, too. And to prove my point, I'm going shopping! Squeeee! :)

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    1. Oh, you are making me blush, Cynthia! Thank you--and your daughter for watching! Go buy some boots!

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  7. So awesome to see your lovely face and hear your voice again. I miss you!!!!!

    I hate getting calls on my cell phone. I mean, how did they even get that number?! Grrr.

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    1. I wish we lived closer! :)

      And the cell phone calls---I know, right?? Ugh!!

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  8. Ha! Jill, you are hilarious! I watched this with my 16-month-old. She was kind of disappointed you didn't mention watching cartoons or throwing things down the stairs, but personally, I liked your suggestions. (She's just picky.) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Tell your 16 month old that cartoons are WAY better than watching non-stop political commercials! Ha! Have a great weekend too!

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  9. I can't wait until this election is over!!!
    But of course, what do I watch at night? Political commentary. LOL
    But I don't want to see it during the day!
    Or on FB. Puh-leeese.

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    1. Same here!!

      I'm struggling with the put-downs and positioning on FB over politics. Make it stop!!

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  10. Great blog, liket it!
    Cheers from Argentina.
    HD

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    1. Thanks so much, Humberto! Have a lovely weekend!

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  11. I learned several years ago that those sound bites are actually quite tacky. I wish they'd stick to the issues that concern us. Rather than tearing each other up.

    I'm jumping on the bandwagon for JILL KEMERER. She has a lot of good ideas.

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