The other day I mentioned my dislike of stores having “Black Friday” sales early Thanksgiving evening. Today, pop-up ads will get to feel my wrath. They suck – here’s why:
I have a computer that is pretty old. Though my internet speed is pretty fast, it takes a while for the processor in my computer to process all of the data that streams to the computer. I like to log on the computer, read what I need to read in e-mail and news sites, and get off to do things I have to do.
Pop-up ads are speed bumps on the information superhighway. (It’s been a while since anyone has used the term, “Information Superhighway”, hasn’t it?) Things go smooth until the computer hangs waiting for an ad to pop up. the most annoying part of these pop-up ads is that they are NEVER for anything I want or use. I have yet to spend a dime from ads shoved in my face. I am baffled that people buy products from ads that are annoying.
How many of you have you ever tried the product above? I never had, largely because I could only stand,hearing “HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!” once or twice before the urge to throw the remote control through the television screen becomes strong enough to give the person applying the product a worse headache.
Advertising is a large part of life. I have no problems with ads that are properly placed and aren’t annoying. If I wanted to get irritated, I would have gotten married. When I’m at home or at work, I want things to go as smoothly and as pleasantly as possible. Prostitution is a multibillion dollar-per-year business without using ads because prostitutes know that they can’t sell their services if the johns get annoyed.
My solution is strong, but it will work with help from those of you who are annoyed as I am:
- Boycott the products that are popping up, That alone will not be enough as I don’t buy pop-ups, but it’s the foundation of steps needed to stop pop-ups.
- Write to the webmaster stating your displeasure in popup ads.
- (If the first two steps do not work) Boycott the static ads that aren’t popping up. One might say that it’s unfair that legitimate ads be boycotted, but so is shoving ads in your face and hogging up resources on your computer.
- Quit visiting that website. If nobody goes to a website, nobody will buy ads because nobody will see ads.
I haven’t made many campaign promises, but I promise to be less annoying than either the Republican, Democratic, or Green Party candidates. (And equally as annoying as the Libertarian Party candidate.) Together, we can quit getting annoyed.
There are two topics that I would like to discuss because the other candidates will not take the time to address. “Black Friday” and “Pop-Up Ads.” These need to be addressed because they bother me and they probably bother you as well. I will cover “Black Friday” today.
Black Friday (The day after Thanksgiving in the United States or the day after Columbus Day in Canada) is traditionally the day that retail stores make a profit for the year as more people shop on that day than on any other day of the year.
It used to be that stores would start decorating for Christmas on Thanksgiving week. Most stores are fully decorated for Christmas by Halloween and some stores start decorating as soon as the Back-to-School sales period ends.
Once upon a time, Black Friday sales started on Friday. It started at Noon many years ago, Than it got moved to 8:00AM, than 6AM, than 5AM, and finally, Midnight. The retail stores realized that they were running out of Friday to start. Black Friday started at 8:00PM a few years ago and 6:00PM last year.
It was bad enough having to stay up to get in line for a Black Friday sale in the cold Northeastern nights. Moving it to Thanksgiving Thursday cuts into very valuable time with the family watching football.
Here is my plan to stop Black Friday Sales during
football Thanksgiving: I will boycott and store that has a Black Friday sale before 6:00AM on Friday. This boycott will not just be for Black Friday. It will not be just for the holiday season. It will be for as long as they insist on ruining the Thanksgivings of their employees and of the loved ones of people who shop on Thursday.
I never thought I would say this, but Barack Obama is a genius. People (including I) have been criticizing his foreign and health care policies. But from what I had to figure out, he has tied the two together to keep Americans safe. Here’s how:
ISIS – Rumor has it that there are ISIS troops in Mexico and are soon to invade the United States. Even President Obama knows that drone strikes can’t be done in the United States like they have been done in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. And sending the troops needed to protect the border isn’t as feasible as one would think as there isn’t enough housing for all of the troops. So how does he stop ISIS from becoming a terror nightmare?
He stops ISIS be sending Ebola patients to the border. That’s why there are Ebola patients in Texas. The females will be disguised as ISIS sympathizers and slip the fighters tongue and other ways to send their bodily fluids into the bodies of ISIS. They get sick and they die.
Well played, Obama. Well played.
Janine has been more than a campaign supporter the past few years, she has been a friend. She is a Type 1 diabetic and the disease has taken a toll on her vision. She is no longer able to drive to work and she needs money for diabetes supplies and to pay other bills since she is currently unable to work.
More information including how and where to donate can be found here: My presidential campaign accepts no donations for my campaign. If you want to donate to my campaign, donate to Janine’s cause. Because she’s a big supporter, it’s like donating to my campaign (except by donating to Janine’s cause, it’s a tax-deduction that couldn’t be claimed donating to me.
Date & Time Favorite Spread Underdog
9/11 8:25 ET At Baltimore -2.5 Pittsburgh
9/14 1:00 ET At Carolina -3 Detroit
9/14 1:00 ET At Buffalo PK Miami
9/14 1:00 ET At Washington -6 Jacksonville
9/14 1:00 ET At Tennessee -3.5 Dallas
9/14 1:00 ET Arizona -2.5 At NY Giants
9/14 1:00 ET New England -3 At Minnesota
9/14 1:00 ET New Orleans -6.5 At Cleveland
9/14 1:00 ET At Cincinnati -5 Atlanta
9/14 4:05 ET At Tampa Bay -6 St. Louis
9/14 4:05 ET Seattle -6 At San Diego
9/14 4:25 ET Houston -3 At Oakland
9/14 4:25 ET At Green Bay -8.5 NY Jets
9/14 4:25 ET At Denver -12 Kansas City
9/14 8:30 ET At San Francisco -7 Chicago
Monday Night Football Point Spread
9/15 8:35 ET At Indianapolis -3 Philadelphia
Record last week: (6-9-1) Record for Season (6-9-1)
Best Bets last week: (2-1) Best Bets for season: (2-1)
I haven’t done this since 2012, so this could get interesting. I watched football in 2013, but I didn’t have time to make predictions. If I was to predict with my heart, I would have been saddened from all the times I would have picked the Redskins to win. This has nothing to do with running for President of the United States except to show that I am more like you than any of the major candidates who will run in 2016.
|Date & Time||Favorite||Spread||Underdog|
|9/4 8:35 ET||At Seattle||-5.5||Green Bay|
|9/7 1:00 ET||New Orleans||-3||At Atlanta|
|9/7 1:00 ET||At St. Louis||-3.5||Minnesota|
|9/7 1:00 ET||At Pittsburgh||-6.5||Cleveland|
|9/7 1:00 ET||At Philadelphia||-10.5||Jacksonville|
|9/7 1:00 ET||At NY Jets||-5||Oakland|
|9/7 1:00 ET||At Baltimore||-2||Cincinnati|
|9/7 1:00 ET||At Chicago||-7||Buffalo|
|9/7 1:00 ET||At Houston||-3||Washington|
|9/7 1:00 ET||At Kansas City||-4||Tennessee|
|9/7 1:00 ET||New England||-5||At Miami|
|9/7 4:25 ET||At Tampa Bay||-2.5||Carolina|
|9/7 4:25 ET||San Francisco||-5||At Dallas|
|9/7 8:30 ET||At Denver||-7.5||Indianapolis|
Monday Night Football Point Spread
|9/8 7:10 ET||At Detroit||-6||NY Giants|
|9/8 10:25 ET||At Arizona||-3||San Diego|
Projected winners in bold – Best bets in italics.
Record last week: (0-0) Record for Season (0-0)
Best Bets last week: (0-0) Best Bets for season: (0-0)
I will give my reasoning for the best bets upon request if asked in the comments section.
I have been the victim of the latest rumor going around the internet:
My whereabouts the last two weeks:
July 18-20 – New York campaign trip: Never hire an anarchist to be your campaign manager if you can help it. The only reason why I did was because he works for free (which is about all I can afford.) He got the dates and the venues mixed up. The one bright spot was when a supporter recognized me and said that he voted for me.
July 21 – Chester, PA – Car died: It had rained Sunday and I drove with my headlights on, only forgetting to turn them off when I got out of the car.
July 22-26 – Seaford, DE: I was running my business so I can buy luxuries like food and clean underwear.
July 27-29 – Annapolis, MD – I was driving on my way to Baltimore for a dinner date when my car ran out of gas. It was soon afterwards that I realized that I left my wallet at home and had no money for gas. (Or date, toll bridge on the way back, or the spotted dick pudding my mother wanted me to pick up on my way home. My cell phone died when I tried to call home. It took a few days to find a Good Samaritan.
July 30-August 2 – Seaford, DE: Some work and some rest.
August 3 -Nanticoke River (near Seaford, DE): I went rafting in an inflatable raft. While my raft did collide with another inflatable raft, there were no injuries nor was there any damage to either raft.
August 4 – Seaford, DE: Trying to convince people who were paying their last respects that I was indeed still alive and not a clever campaign strategy to campaign to dead people by being dead.
I am alive. I am a bit tired, but well. Tomorrow will be spent looking for finding places for meet-and-greets in southern Delaware and eastern Maryland (East of the Chesapeake Bay.)