The Unconventional Conventionist: ODO 31


The Unconventional Conventionist

     It’s been a year since I started making this podcast so I started looking back at how much I’ve grown in the past year. Then I yak about just how dumb political conventions are. In “BS From the News” I’ve got a story about an interesting flood relief charity and a Washington man who just got bored.

This week marks one year since this podcast began. I have come a long way since then, and have a long way to go still. But I think I’m finally getting a hang of this thing, and I think I finally have my show figured out. Thank you to everyone out there who has supported this show over the last year. I may not be famous, but I have made something, and you have listened.
It’s convention time for the big political parties, and I have one question for them all, why? I understand the point of the party conventions is to select the party nominee for the presidential election. There are also some other things that are done, like party rule changes and policy blah blah blah. But what is the deal with all the hooplah? Why is it that all these I don’t big names in the different parties show up and make these big speeches about how great their particular political party is to a bunch of their own party members? You are quite literally preaching to the choir. On a similar note, why do they go up on stage talking up the nominee?  Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump walked into their respective conventions as the presumptive nominees as a result of the primary process, did they not? Then why are all these people going up trying to sell the rest of the people in attendance on this candidate. News Flash! They are on your side. I get that there are people in each party that don’t necessarily like the selected candidates, but those are not the kind of people who typically are at the conventions. Yes there are the small groups that don’t like the turnout of the primaries, but again if somebody got the votes in the primaries, obviously the opposition is outnumbered. Everyone else in the room drank the kool-aide. Just accept that you lost and deal. And while you’re at it, if you have to give an unnecessary speech, keep it short. I don’t care how political you are, nobody likes having shows pre-empted. My wife was about to punch Bernie Sanders out on our TV because she was missing “the Bachelorette.”

Bullshit From the News

Strip Club to Donate Lap Dance Proceeds to Flood Relief

The Blue Parrot Cabaret in Morgantown, West Virginia is raising money for flood relief in southern W. VA. by donating a portion of the money from lap dances to charity. What better way is there to help those most hurt by the flood damage than to get a lap dance?

Man Leads Police on High Speed Chase Across 2 Counties Because He Was “Bored”

A man in Washington state lead police on a high speed car chase that lead authorities back and forth across 2 counties. After his arrest the man claimed he just did it because he was bored.
I don’t know about you, but if I were “bored” I would think a little longer about what to do if “try to outrun a bunch of angry cops” is even an option.

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