i will be out of commission for much of the weekend. my friends are coming for what i deem as my official 'end of summer' gathering- and then my obligations will be done. i will not be sorry to bid farewell to august that's for sure. i don't mind warm weather- i hate muggy humidity. that's why i don't live next door to my buddy dan'l- oh and also he lives in the bible belt :)
i have had my feet scorched lately over my point of voting democratic versus whoever. i also got my fingers singed in an email over not giving a shit what happens because i don't have any progeny to worry about. but i am ok :) i put a little balm over the wounds and i can type again. here's the deal:
folks are going to vote for who they will vote for because they are angry. do i think the democratic leadership is worth anything? no- but i am lucky enough to live in a state where chuck shumer and hillary clinton- for all of their faults- have been trying in the senate- and maurice hinchey in the house. i cannot complain about that. if i lived in vermont- i'd have leahy. so- do what you want but i am not voting out of anger or displeasure- and i am voting to save what's left of the federal judicial system.
as for america being my progeny and everyone else's- i think i have been carrying quite a bit of the parenting duties- and it's the spouses' turn. or the other taxpayers because i am turning america over to the government. i meant what i said about the corruption coming from fellow americans. every single one of the people in any of our governments- are american citizens. there aren't enough of us to root out the ideologues and the masses are now turning their sites to the fact that they can't really shop like they used to. people continue to live as always- and as a good buddy of mine succinctly told me- we are getting fed much bullshit about protecting the environment and whatnot. we can do what we can do- and that's alot- but the businesses and other countries of the world don't even have our standards- so we are screwed.
really- what have i got left to post about? i preach daily to the choir here and at the sirens- people here read and nod and give me a pat on the back- and life around the world continues. people dying in iraq and africa and all over. hurricanes and tsunamis and typhoons at record strength can't change folks' minds- and the louisianians still languish. americans continue to fight for a theocracy because of stupidity; american citizens continue to subvert democracy in the name of ideology and worldview- and here i am. with my one little blog. i don't mean to sound bitter because i am not. i am tired. i am a firm believer in not saying anything if you don't have anything to say. i hate small talk and chatter- and i can't be bothered. i will be around- but don't be alarmed if i am not posting as much.
so- no- america is not my progeny. i am not leaving progeny- on purpose. these days america doesn't even feel like my home. so- yes, i am voting for maurice hinchey in 2008 and kucinich in the primaries. i will then vote hillary clinton in the general election for president. or whichever democrat gets nominated. and that's that. there's time enough to be mad later.