Tomorrow, Nov 2, is election day.
In the last few days weeks there have been a lot of google AdSense ads purchased for political purposes. Because google ads make up a good portion of what keeps this site alive day by day, we have been running those google ads. It was brought to my attention that a fair number of them being run on the Pennswoods.net Classifieds were anti-Toomey. The closer I looked, the more it appears to me that they are at least in part targeting key words like ‘gun’, ‘rifle’, etc. It doesn’t surprise me, given that Sestak has the full backing of the Brady Campaign, and is rated F by the NRA (information from the wikipedia page for Sestak), that Sestak isn’t running pro-Sestak ads on those keywords. It would be wasted advertising dollars. Instead his campaign targets those key words with a negative campaign. Incidentally Toomey has an A rating from both the NRA and the GOA.
I offered to run some free pro-Toomey banner ads on behalf of the individual who brought this to my attention, but he declined to take me up on the offer.
My apologies to anyone who has been offended by the google advertising. It is a free market, google sells its advertising to the highest bidder. Of course google also tends to donate large sums to the democrats. That page is five years old, but go to google (or your favorite search engine) and search for “google political contributions” for more current bits.
For those looking for motivation to go out and vote, check out this article on Pajamas Media by Victor Davis Hanson, or stop by Gun Voters.
Regardless of your political leanings, please plan on voting tomorrow. The most certain way for all of us to lose is to allow a tiny percentage of voters to make the decision for all of America.