When it comes to an award for crowing the loudest, that should go to politicians. If I get enraged by the money that movie stars make imagine how insane I go seeing the money that’s dumped into political ads on TV that tell us almost nothing about the actual goals of who made them. I don’t want to hear anyone crowing when they throw hundreds of millions of dollars away on campaigns. Do some real good and give that money to saving school systems or cities from going bankrupt. Neither Meg Whitman or Carly Fiorina, the loudest crowers of all in the election yesterday, deserve any prize, which is exactly what they got for dumping all that cash down the drain. I don’t like to hear the other politicians crowing either, and I really don’t want to see any ads about ballot measures which, despite their cheesy production value, cost a fortune to shoot and are never clear about what the measure is really about.

At least with this rooster I have the option of winding him up to crow so I only hear him when I want to hear him…

…unlike all the politicians who drive me nuts constantly jabbering their text clouds of hyped-up nothingness on the airwaves. So despite the fact that almost every candidate who ran or makers of almost every measure that made it on the ballot are well deserving of this tin National Rooster Crowing Contest souvenir, I’m keeping it here. Because I feel like a winner today now that all those stupid ads are off the air.

5 Responses to “Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Politics and the National Rooster Crowing Contest Trophy”

  1. Alexandra Brooks

    I am in complete agreement Allee. I feel that the $2.00 we all provide w/our taxes for “crowing” at election time wud best be spent on a special Public TV channel. Plus, an interactive blog-network we could all access 2 hear from these politicians & make our decisions. That’s it! No traveling from State to State. No ads. No nonsense lobbying. The camera doesn’t lie. Everyone wud be well & fairly served. Easy, peasy and it wud cost a buck-2/80 done! Whaddaya think?

  2. Jean Marie Mink

    You tell ’em, Allee!! What you wrote is the kind of thing I’d like to hear us all crowing! Deliberate non-reporting, obfuscation of facts, and huge wastes of time and money–that’s just what people need to hear each other shouting about! Thanks for your contribution, Allee. Well put, critical, and yet sane. And see? You’ve already got someone coming up with a creative solution to the problem.

    The rooster’s pretty swell, too!


  3. denny

    This makes me nuts and I could really use that “jealous” button right about now.

    This is beautiful in every way!