September 27, 2011


My daughter got a call on her cell phone the other day. We are very cautious about answering calls because we get so many telemarketers and wrong numbers. If she does not recognize the number she does not answer the call. Usually, the callers have phone numbers like 769-0 (a true telemarketer number). The number is displayed on her cell phone screen. This time, the number was “WITHHELD.”


The caller left a voicemail, so she played it and we listened. True irony, my friends. This was the message:

Hi this is senator —- calling with an important message. I have always felt that it is important to be accessible to communicate with my constituents throughout my district….


OK, in the senator’s defense, he did eventually leave an address and phone number at the end of the voicemail. But we got tickly ribs when we saw the number was “withheld” and the first thing the message talked about was accessibility!

Irony, Take Two

Just watch the first 45 seconds of this video. It’s just TOO funny!!!


Well, funny for a second. After that, I got pretty mad. :rollpin:

Can you believe that the media will actually list poll results for Number 1, Number 3 and Number 4 and TOTALLY disregard Number 2 because the media disagrees with the candidate?! How can they get away with this?!

Have any of you heard of Ron Paul??? I think it’s a very scathing, dangerous thing for the media to censor stuff like that. They are all doing it, too. You practically need prescription glasses to read the tiny mouse print in the newspapers where they may mention this unknown guy named Ron Paul. But in most cases, there’s a media blackout about him. It’s nothing short of an encroachment on our right to know. SHAME ON THE MEDIA!

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7 Responses to “Irony”

  1. blueyes Says:

    I listen to the Schnitt Show on the way home most days and he’s been blathering on and on about Ron Paul as well as all the rest of them.

  2. Mike Says:

    Totally! Man, that’s sick that they’d eliminate him from the poll results. I don’t even keep track of the media anymore it’s so sick what they say is “newsworthy.” :/ And if Mitt Romney comes to the top, hello Mor*mons! We don’t need another politician in office, that’s for sure.

  3. Dazee Says:

    I know who Ron Paul is. There are always posters on the freeway overpasses here. Plus just knowing how many times he has run. I think Media sucks.

  4. Secondary Roads Says:

    Part one and Part two seem to beg the question, Who thinks we are more stupid, the politicos or the media? Ya pays ur money and ya takes yer choice.

  5. Karen Says:

    Kinda scary when the media decides what we need to hear.

  6. Renee Says:

    Ron Paul has been interviewed on NPR very recently and I’ve seen him interviewed several times over the years on major Sunday morning political shows. He runs for president EVERY YEAR. I think most people already know about Mr. Paul, but I do agree that the media’s job is to report what’s going on and that’s the end of it.

    Anyway, I have some serious problems with Ron Paul and wouldn’t take him seriously even if he were getting more attention.

  7. lin Says:

    Smart of you to teach your daughter not to pick up unknown numbers–they recycle cell phone numbers and you never know who’s you are gonna get. I have one from some guy who didn’t pay his bills. I have some very nasty, four-letter-word-usin’ collectors who don’t take “this is not his number” for an answer. I’ve been battling for 4 years now. Ugh.

    The media and politics are ridiculous in this country.