i think i have written about the bush that has scarlett leaves that i can see from my window. it is a big picture window and it isn't very practical but it came with the apartment- so i enjoy it. i stand sometimes in front of that window with my morning cuppa and think while the fat cat sits on the window sill and watches the autumn leaves blow down the inevitably wet street. what have i been thinking about lately? well, i have tried not to think at all- but i have. my original idea was to think up a good plan to try and get folks to work together and get the country back on track. recently, however, i have been thinking- why the hell bother? why the change of heart? i am fed up with the human race and americans, in particular. yes, i suppose i could kill myself to appease the right- but my sense of responsibility to care for my ailing mother precludes that- so don't get your hopes up. i just feel that we, as a country- and as part of the western world, are spoiled and distasteful as people. now- i realize that there is a small percentage of exceptions but taking a look at the overall picture- we are selfish, stupid, lazy, self absorbed people who feel that the best and easiest way to deal with a problem is to throw money at it. hence, the outpouring of giving after the tsunami and various natural catastrophes recently.
anyhoo- my thought was not to assault you with my bad humor- my thought was to tell you that i am through being conciliatory and i am through being nice. i am not into sparing feelings or trying to extend an olive branch and if that is offensive than so be it. if you are a right leaner who is a moderate and don't continuously spew bullshit rhetoric or imply that i have nothing good to say because i am left of wherever you are- then welcome. i am still in the middle on most issues and to the left on others. i am never right of center- so you are wasting your rhetoric on me. i still feel that center based moderates should be in charge but i will do whatever it takes to get the hard right christian-fascists out of office right now. they have done absolutely no good for this country nor the world and will continue to erode and eliminate freedoms in this country and abroad if left unchecked. there has been absolutely no accountability since bush/cheney took office and no sane person left of right should have allowed it to happen. christians who believe that it should be there way and their way only should absolutely have no place in politics nor should hawkish neocons or dinos. moderates and centrists and people with actual integrity should be holding public office and we, the people, need to get off of our spoiled, lazy asses and do our job as well. democracy cannot exist without involvement and participation from the people. otherwise, what the hell is the point? if i am in the minority, then i will put up and shut up. in the meantime, if you sit on the right of me- then you need to decide- are these the people who truly represent me? if not- take your fucking party back. if you are left of me, you need to decide- are these people i want to have taking over from the assholes who are going to be vacating in a couple of weeks? if not, you need to take your party back. we need to have leaders people- not career politicians. we need reform and if we are not willing to put a bit of effort into our country to save our constitution- then we deserve the government we get.