in case most haven't noticed, i have had my knickers in a knot this week. just a general sense of irritability mixed with reading the news. i think that what i have been so irritated with is the general air of hypocrisy that goes on on a day to day basis here in the ole' red, white and blue. family values, moral superiority, christian work ethic, blah blah, blah- it is somehow, amazingly, everyone else but us needing to change. it is always the family down the block with the heathen children or those damned muslims trying to change our way of life- or of course the world is getting warmer- it's a warm cycle that happens naturally so i can drive my suv and burn my woodstove and throw away all of that plastic instead of recycling.
add to that- the sheer hubris that this is only a christian holiday season- forget about that pesky chanukah and kwanzaa - and the fallacy that 70% of americans are christians- well- i don't do lying and fallacy well. so, if i have dimmed anyone's holiday because of my one woman wrecking crew- i apologize for being caustic. i still stand by every word i have typed. let's pledge to make 2007 a year of integrity and honesty and courage to do what is fair and what is right. even if it isn't popular.