Published: 11 years ago

Political Ponderings

I’m working on a thought.

Usually, when I say that, it means “I haven’t really thought this through, and if I were to take it to it’s logical conclusion I’d probably feel pretty foolish for beginning the thought in the first place.  But since I haven’t put up a new blog post since last Friday and some of you have begun to question my commitment, you should let me ramble, affirm me for using my cerebral cortex, and go on about your day.”

So before I give you my thought, I should tell you, I’m not the most green guy in the world.  You know, “green” as in, I eat my granola, I hug my tree, I recycle my Sunday worship guide.

Some of my fellow staff members who shall remain anonymous would say that I’m the most un-green person they know.  They would say that I buy styrofoam coolers just so I can toss them out the window of my gas-guzzling, oil-burning car as I’m on my way to pick up a crate of spotted owls that I will proceed to shove down the throat of a baby seal.

I would argue that I’m getting greener.  You can’t live in the Triangle and not be.  I would give you specific examples, but I need to get back to creating my new office furniture made entirely out of recycled materials (baby seal pelts!) so I don’t have time.

But anyway, back to my thought: these politicians that want our votes…do they expect to run under the banner of “being green” when I see their stinkin’ political signs at every intersection, dotting every stretch of road, and nailed into every tree?  I’m just thinking (and again, it’s just a thought), how much more effective could they be if they just ran more ads on Facebook or some other tree-friendly medium?  Do they really need all those signs?

I’m just sayin’.

  1. Have you heard of paper? Plant a tree. Cut it down. Make paper. Mulch paper to fertilize a new tree. What could be more green than signs? Maybe you look at face book while powering your laptop by peddling you Giligan’s Island generator bike created by the Professor or maybe you plug in your laptop, sucking energy from the grid so the terrorists win.

  2. Brian Davis says:

    Hey Danny,
    You only have one comment and I thought it would be good to give you a second. And since I don’t know the first commenter, I just want to say I hope he is joking. You have a point, but the question is do the campaigners tell all of their underlings to recycle the signs when the election is over… or leave them up for months to be knocked down by wind and trampled by rain until they somewhat dissolve. If anyone really complains about it, tell them to move to Macedonia! The country just got it’s very first recycling plant which is struggling to get off the ground.

  3. Ainsley says:

    Hey Danny,
    Ok so I am starting to get a little worried that we are spending too much time together at Starting Point…b/c I had a “political ponder” today while I was driving to work. I think I am going to start keeping track of how many times I open your blog and find we are on the same wave length…it hits atleast five and I am call my uncle the psychiatrist. 🙂 jk
    But my political pondering is this…while our two presidential candidates are plaster the US with their signs…they haven’t once any in commercial or speech actually asked for our vote. isn’t that politics 1-0-1…make sure you ask for the vote! maybe this is why I haven’t yet decided who I am going to actually give me vote to…hmmm.
    Have a great day!
    See you Sunday!

  4. Joel says:

    Dwide Shroode is on krak I think! I’m sure he also believes in Alien, is looking for Bigfoot…etc. These people scare me!

  5. courtney says:

    Danny, not fair to bust on Amber when she isn’t here to defend herself… you should at least wait until she has finished her vaca. But just thought I shoudl let you know I overheard someone at the office ordering our containers and recycling pick up… watch out it’s closing in on you.

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