as i sit here sneezing- and hubby is in the shower coughing- i have to think about the weather. yes- the weather. all of the snow has been rained away this president's day observed. there are so many folks around the world who have it worse than me- but i am going to complain today because i am sick and miserable. i am not a big one for change and this climate change is throwing me for a loop. february should be cold and icy and snowy- not rainy and tepid and damp. sigh.
i hate being sick. i am the worst sick person i know besides my husband. my nose gets red and i just can't be sick with any kind of grace. the nose drips like a faucet and my chest feels like an elephant is standing on it. plus- even with the vaporizer- we both have snored like fiends because we can't breathe. forget about bombs and guns- on good cold or flu virus would lay any enemy low.
i have tried to read much this weekend and i made the rounds a bit. one thing puzzles me. it has puzzled me since i started blogging and i guess it really shouldn't. how can self proclaimed liberals focus on only one issues here and there- ones that usually pertain to their lives- and then trash other 'progressives' for focusing on issues that try to get at the root of the corruption and erosion of civil liberties and human rights? doesn't make sense to me. understanding that taking issues at face value anymore is obsolete- and that you have to dig beneath the surface and be cynical and not trust people- well- as sad as it is- it helps you see what's true. the pie-in-the-sky, pollyanna mentality is what is getting the democratic party exactly nowhere because the two front runners for president are capitalizing on it- and congress uses it to push buttons too. the bottom line- progressive folks need to get their heads out of their asses and see reality. it is ugly and it is mean- but if you don't embrace that- you'll be left to the mercy of the powers that be.
anyhoo- must finish coffee and call me mum. later. achooo!!!