Friday, June 17, 2005

Let it go, for crissakes

There are a lot of things that piss me off about politics and one of the reasons I love reading Adam’s blog is that he seems to get pissed off about some of the same things I do. Only he knows a lot more about what he’s getting pissed about.

But even when getting pissed, I usually remain comfortably cynical (and therefore relatively inert) about most of it. But the social issues really drive me crazy. The Terri Schiavo situation for instance. What is the deal here? Her parents are so dense and denial-ridden that they are refuting the results of the autopsy? Her brain had shrunk by half, you morons. Do you really think she could have had any quality of life? Did you expect some scientists to come up with some miracle brain food that would have caused her neural network to blossom like ivy? Let it (and her) go, please.

But the president’s brother is initiating an investigation. Now? Do these guys really want to keep this issue alive even after the woman is dead? Though I feel sorry for Schiavo’s husband, I hope this situation wakes some people up as to the arrogance and criminal stupidity of the Republican social agenda. A boy can dream.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Gay Marriage Killed the Dinosaurs

I love this bumper sticker. Love it even more on the back of a beat-up pickup truck in conservative Virginia.

Today is the first day in weeks I’ve felt I could even take a spare breath and do some blogging. But today I’ve checked all of the “must get to immediately” items off of my list and it’s only 3:30pm. Oh, there’s plenty of stuff on the “Need to get to ASAP” list but there’s room for at least this one item – post to blog – from the “Want to get to soon” list to sneak in here.

I’m hoping to post at least a couple of sentences every day or two to get back in the swing of this thing. Have to set expectations low so I can meet them. According to my desktop calendar, Pres. Bush said (on June 4, 2003): “I’m the master of low expectations.”

Finally, I have a role model!