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I don't want to do this anymore.

Posted on 2009.15.12 at 13:03


newleaf31 at 2009-12-15 21:01 (UTC) ()
That's kind of where I am right now... partisanship is so all-consumingly, inescapably the order of the day that it's impossible for anyone, anywhere to accomplish anything, under any circumstances. I'm becoming uncomfortably nihilistic about politics. I mean, if President Obama, of all people, can't unify people enough to get something done, no one on earth can.

A case in point: climate/environment and the latest "spin" issues. Someone on my FB flist (I won't call him a "friend," that would be going too far) just posted a link to an article in the London Times about Al Gore having cited, in a recent presentation, some statistics on how long there's actually going to be ice in the Arctic (I think), and it turned out that the source he cited then said that the statistics were more extreme than he he had suggested. Now, the article suggests (and the person on my flist pointed out with scathing conservative glee), Gore has egg on his face and many are inclined not to take him seriously when he talks about the environment. Because -- wait for it -- instead of being ice-free in five years as Gore claimed, the Arctic probably won't be ice-free for 20-30 years. OH NOES, he was 15 whole years off; global warming is a lie! Stop recycling now! Buy a Hummer! It's all one cosmic liberal propaganda-machine! Instead of the Pacific Islands disappearing into the ocean when I'm 39, they'll be there until I'm 59, and that's all the time in the world! ............*STAB STAB STAB STAB STAB*.................

Joe Lieberman is currently reigning supreme on my Shit List. I hate that man. I don't think he has any principles at all; he's just a hypocrite.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-12-16 11:19 (UTC) ()
I think it's gotten worse since Obama's been elected--and it doesn't have anything to do with the way he runs things or his policies or goals or anything that makes any sense at all. With a (very) few exceptions, what it's about is discrediting him at all costs. He could suggest a bill that was exactly in line with everything the Republicans want (which, yeah, would put us well into BizarroWorld, but still), and they would find some way of using it to discredit him. That's the right-wing agenda, and it's sick.

I don't even want to THINK about Lieberman. He makes my brain hurt. And yet, there he is, taking up space. sdf;hfasdh;

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