Paul J Ackerman Approves of my Blog
Like anyone who runs a blog, I get some fairly interesting spam from time to time. Most of it is from people trying to sell knock off watches or discount drugs, while the rest seems to come from porn sites.
What you don’t usually expect is Republican Political spam, especially if you’re a left of center Canadian New Democrat who blogs about dog breeding.
Paul J Ackerman, of Seminole County Florida, apparently thinks I’m just his demographic:
According to his website, Mr. Ackerman is a conservative Baptist Republican who teaches engineering, robotics and game programming. Maybe he got the kids in his programming class to whip together a handy little spam bot for extra credit.
While I’m sure Mr. Ackerman would be a swell choice for a position of power that will allow him to mould the hearts and minds of future generations of Seminole County School kids, I have to wonder about any candidate who decides to make blog spam the lynch pin of his electoral marketing campaign.
But, hey, that’s just me. I’m also in favor of socialized medicine, gay marriage, no BSL laws and the legalization of marijuana, so what the hell do I know.
Mind you, if Paul J. Ackerman APPROVES that message, and has approved it being placed on MY blog, I can only assume that this also means he approves of ME, and of all the things I stand for (see partial list above).
You go, Paul J! Florida would be a great state for legal gay marriages – reception at Disneyland, anyone?
Who’s trying to RIG THE ELECTION? In Seminole County, FL the signs of the two school board candidates who are NOT part of the good-ol-boys and will not “rubber stamp” dictoral rulings of SCSB – are having their signs selectively and systematically destroyed. Please don’t let the election be rigged by the sign-stealers. Vote Ackerman – http://cli.gs/Bn1rv and Erwin – http://cli.gs/XpP4G. The primary can determine this non-partisan race, so please vote now and don’t let the sign stealers keep their croonies in power.
Awesome, Paul J really DOES approve of my blog! I feel so validated.
I was tying up some loose ends after the election and I just found this reply and was somewhat amused, I appreciate your sense of humor and your writing style. The blast to blogs was done by one of my enthusiastic supporters and no public school lines or my students were involved at all. That would have been a violation of our campaign ethics guidelines not to mention state election laws. Our blog campaign was done with the intention of getting my name and face out there as cost effectively as possible. That it went to you in the great white North, doesn’t mean you were targeted for conversion. It just happened to be on the list that my supporter put together and I’m not completely sure how he did it. I’m not sure of your logic path that because it was sent to you, that I agree with you. Anyway, as far as my stances on issues: I’m not FOR what you state above. I am at least pro free speech, which allows you to say what you so choose and vice versa! Go Constitution!
Hopefully this cleared up any confusion.