i have been on hiatus for a variety of reasons- which i not so eloquently described between gasping for breath and sweating my ass off. i hate summer. that's really it. some folks are really into it- i'm not and i never have been. anything craptastic happens in summer. there is heat and humidity and bugs. i hate all three. hubby hates the beach with its sun and sand. i just hate the heat. when i was younger i hated summer because i liked school and summer meant not being in school. yeah, i know- nerd alert. i lived out in the country and i didn't get to see my friends in the summer because none of us lived near each other. i would count down the days until august or september- depending on whether we were living in florida or new york- and i got to go back to school.
so, i haven't been keeping up much with the news. i read the headlines and it doesn't look like much has changed. the only good thing about august is most of the pols- bushco included- go on summer vacation. perhaps we can all have a respite. i have been giving much thought to our current situation- and as much as i dislike the democrats- i feel it is imperative we get more rethugs out of congress. if we have independent numbers, then let's go for it. if we don't, vote democratic. 51% majority is not enough to do anything other than bluster. the rethugs are boasting about how successful their obstructing has been. short sighted people. i really think that the core issues come down to:
1) who has the best environmental policies
2) who is for restoring civil liberties- including same sex unions
3) who has the best diplomatic and foreign policies
4) who has the best economic policies
5) who has the best education policies
sorry boomers- i could give a rat's ass about medicaid and medicare. i won't see any of it anyway and quite frankly, i am not keen on paying for anything for you all because of the mess you are leaving for me to clean up. so- you are not top on my list of priorities- deal with it. oh- and i hope you are saving for retirement. if not, que sera, sera.
i'm back :)