Wednesday, August 25, 2010

All Politics, All the Time

It's a dreary fact about our 24-hour news channels: it's "All Politics, All the Time."

I know it's primary season, but does anyone out there in the blogosphere feel as though we *never* get a break from the "Dem said/GOP said" of the news? It's a non-stop election season and all of this garbage about the midterms is just about enough to make me hurl. I can't watch news anymore and am happy that a few years ago I took subscriptions to several online newspapers. At least there I can click on actual *news.*

I am sick. to. death. hearing what this or that politician said, did, thought...

I am sick to death of the constant back and forth, squabbling, and back-biting.

I feel jerked around, manipulated, exhausted by hearing "how upset Americans are" by Obama's vacation. By Michele's European trip. By imaginary stoked outrage over Muslims' freedom to practice religion in freakin' America.

I am an American and I don't give two shits about any of that stuff.

I care that people are out of work, need good health insurance,that we are still occupying foreign countries where Americans are *dying* overseas so we can have corporate "entities" buy our elections because their "First Amendment" rights need to be protected.

I care that a corporate oil giant is getting away with the environmental and economic rape of our Gulf Coast.

I care that thousands of teachers will not have jobs this fall and our nation's kids will suffer.

I care that it is getting hotter every summer and spring and fall are shrinking notably.

I care that it is fucking snowing in Atlanta in the winter months and that flooding and droughts are rampant worldwide.

I don't care about the petty bullshit of politics that keeps us from fixing the really fucked up shit that is wrong. And the 24 hour news media doesn't care that I don't care. Because they are pandering to some people's need to feel angry, at something, anything.

Let's blame the stupid politicians. Yeah, 'cuz we all know that their combined 535 congressional votes are the ones that really count amidst the tens of millions of Americans' votes ...

8 comments:

Riot Kitty August 25, 2010 at 11:55 PM  

Amen, sister! It just makes me feel physically ill at this point.

Sidhe August 26, 2010 at 7:39 PM  

I only see TV while I'm eating in the dining facility, about twice a day, and even that is waaaay too much politiks! I am so disgusted and I'm still waiting for my senator to get back to me about my concerns about war contractors.

skyewriter August 27, 2010 at 10:36 AM  

Sidhe! How are you!?!? Look for an email from me... miss you, sister!

Seeing Eye Chick August 29, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

But that is the key. All that other bullshit is just to distract us from the stuff that really matters.

Chris August 31, 2010 at 6:37 PM  

You just emptied my soul onto the internet! Thanks for saying it all, as I have not been able to....like you, I am just feeling paralyzed by it all, and have taken a break from blogland this summer....I know I have to get back in the saddle, so just checking in on all my peeps, and glad you are all in good form in my absence!!!!

skyewriter August 31, 2010 at 8:33 PM  

Chris! I have missed you and wondered so often how you are! I look forward to reading your rants and raves anytime you are able to key them in.

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