Thursday, July 30, 2015

A word about the ads.

We have got a few days to go until the first round of 2015 elections.  Thrill of victory, agony of defeat, and all that jazz.  There is no two ways around it but political coverage is going to dominate the news for the next week.  That means you will be bombarded with ads.  It can get irritating but the ads are there for a reason. 

Each ad on this website is a compliment to you, the reader.  Its fun and quite easy to bash candidates.  However, there is a flip side to the equation.  These are the guys who decided to stand for something, to stand up and say "This is who I am and this is what I am about".  There are not many people who are willing to do that.  They are the ones knocking on your doors when its 95 degrees outside in July.  They have to ask for money, go to every social event,  take part in the normal mud-slinging that come with campaigns, have everyone and anyone go through their personal lives, see their personalities dissected on Facebook and Twitter, we won't even go there.  They deserve respect for what they are doing regardless of whether they are right or wrong. 

The ads on this site are user-friendly.  There are no pop-up videos that can't be disabled.  Many of the ads you don't see unless you click on a post.  You don't have to listen to a commercial and wait for your radio show to start.  You have the choice to play the commercial... or not play it.   However, I encourage you to watch the commercials posted, read the material candidates pay to post on JJ, and give them your serious thought and consideration.  As stated earlier, all of these ads are a testament and compliment to you.  Remember, they have come here asking you for your vote. 

22 comments:

I Might Ad said...

Ads are one thing. And they're part of running a blog, I suppose. However, there is no reason to have an ad right in the middle of a lead-in post when they have no relationship to each other. That's not only annoying, it's a cheap trick to force the reader to see the ad. You've already been paid to run the damned thing, why further annoy the reader by the ads' placement?

Running Wif Rudy said...

Can you say whether or not Rudy Warnock, or his minions, paid you to run the John Howland ad on this blog site?

Kingfish said...

All ads are paid for by candidates or campaigns. Any other info, go get a subpoena.

Anonymous said...

"You've already been paid to run the damned thing, why further annoy the reader by the ads' placement?"

If it offends you so much just ask the blog proprietor for your money back. Yeeeshhhhhhh

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, appreciate your clearing comments like @ 9:35 as it is obvious that person has no idea how stupid they sound.

Anonymous said...

KF, since you brought up the discussion, can you provide numbers, or stats regarding readership to JJ?
Since many of your readers lives in mobile homes, I might want to advertise my septic tank business.

Anonymous said...

The very best ad Stacey Pickering could place would be his last 4 years income tax returns for all to view. Why has he been so silent. Maybe he is already in plea negotiations with his federal friends. He should be pleading with the voters instead.

Burke said...

I enjoy JJ. It's a rich combination. I enjoy capitalism and free speech as well. Capitalism requires marketing. Free speech can be damnably irritating. But in the name of Lee Greenwood, I'm proud that JJ can make a little money from ads, and especially during the election cycle. Come on, folks, let's stand up for the USA.

Anonymous said...

Pickering is trying to play out the clock. If he has to pull out after the primary then he puts the party insiders into the driver's seat to select a nominee. The establishment of the MSGOP is corrupt to its core.

Anonymous said...

If Kingfish owns and runs the blog then he has the right to run it the way he sees fit and it's none of our business. As 11:01 mentioned, you could contact the JJ accounts dept and ask for your money back.
Kingfish, I hope you will be able to have a nice vacation in a couple weeks from your ad sales. Perhaps rent an RV and go to Disney World! I hear Fort Wilderness is nice in the fall!

Anonymous said...

12:23 - surely the GOP can't replace Pickering if he has to pull out because of wrongdoing? I thought political parties could only do that if their candidate dies.

Anonymous said...

Why the hell would Pickering have to step down?

The FBI is not investigating him. Anyone with any basic knowledge of federal law probably chuckled when they read that clarion ledger headline. The FBI would only be involved if he was messing with federal monies. His campaign funds are not public funds.

If, and this is a big if here, he is guilty of anything it would be an IRS issue, not an FBI one. And the value of the used car and very used RV, even if you assume he used 100% for personal use- over the course of several years would only increase his personal tax liability by a minimal amount. He has documentation showing campaign use of the car and the RV so we know that they were used at least partially for campaign purposes which would reduce any potential tax liability even further. I would be very surprised if the IRS even wasted their time on this.

All this FBI talk is, is a last minute tactic by someone desperate who wants to use buzzwords like "FBI" and "no bid contracts" to make the general electorate think something is "corrupt."

We are smarter than this. At least I hope we are.

Anonymous said...

"We are smarter than this."

Well, we're smarter than you, anyway.

28 U.S.C. 533 gives the FBI authority to investigate all federal crime not assigned exclusively to another federal agency. No where is the IRS given exclusive jurisdiction over tax evasion.

Blanch Cart said...

The suggestion makes sense. Why place these stupid ads in the middle of a discussion, forcing readers to endure them? It takes a real genius to spend his valuable time stating that Kingfish owns the blog. It's also quite comical to watch Kingfish wiggle and waffle and throw little tantrums any time a suggestion is made, his motives are questioned or his poor grammar is pointed out. Not to mention his 'playing lawyer'.

Otherwise..........wait! Someone, in a post, just called the Hinds D.A. a drug addict. That would usually run counter to Kingfish's sense of fair play and fear of a libel suit. What happened that let this slip by?

Anonymous said...

Well what the hell are ya doing here Blanch if ya don't like it and just wanna bitch?

Anonymous said...

@1:34- if the FBI is seriously spending time investigating a low level politician for "evading" hundreds of dollars of federal income taxes, then we should all be concerned for our country.

Anonymous said...

I'm easily amused by Kingfish posting as anonymous so often.

Spotted said...

4:25...That you Kingfish?

J Ed Hoover said...

4:46, what's the monetary threshold for the FBI to investigate credible evidence of a federal crime?

We should be concerned that our auditor is living out of his campaign account without disclosure.

Anonymous said...

If the suspicion about Pickering is true, why blame another candidate for talking about it.

If the suspicion about Pickering is not true, why blame another candidate for talking about it.

Anonymous said...

Bc the other candidate is the one who is responsible for creating the suspicion.

Anonymous said...

10:20, are you serious? The one who is responsible is the one who was spending campaign donations on personal living expenses. What kind of warped view of the world do you have?

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