Wednesday, February 04, 2009

the one in which I take a break from politics

It's been getting harder and harder for me to post about politics on this blog, or even to make the usual rounds of all my snarky pals' blogs, lately. Even as I've realized that I might (just might!) be starting to come out of my winter blahs (which have been fucking BRUTAL this year), and as I've started to get all excited about birding again--which makes me ever so happy--it seems like reading about the same-old same-old happening in Washington just gets me down again.

We make logical arguments about the stimulus package, about the direction our country needs to go, and still the repubs act like THEY are in charge -- and the dems let them. President Obama adds a bunch of corporate giveaways to his stimulus plan, and STILL the repugs complain. We're still letting the Rush Limpdicks and Bitch McConnells of the world dominate the discussion.

Why?

I guess there are a million answers to that question--but any of those answers will just depress me. The fact is that I'm exhausted. I'm sick of politics. I'm so sick of it that even making fun of it isn't fun anymore. The outrage is just too much for me.

Maybe I'm just lazy--my guy's at the helm now, after all, so why not just trust him to do the right things? Of course, that's no foregone conclusion, though--cases in point: Why are we still in Iraq? What's going on with Gitmo and all the secret torture camps? What's with the (alleged) threat to the Brits to keep quiet about our torture of prisoners?

I guess what I'm trying to say is this: you might see more posts on this blog, but they will be few and far between and they probably won't be about politics. They'll be about other things I think about. I changed the name of this blog because I am no longer for impeachment; instead, I'm dreaming of prosecution of the Bush Administration, and I'm dreaming of an Obama Administration that can and will make changes for the better in this country.

So don't be surprised if my posts are a little less political and a little more personal or just "other." Hope that's okay.

13 comments:

Lockwood said...

I can relate to the exhaustion; I'm afraid that "reality-based" has no meaning anymore, and I don't know how to function in a fantasy world where no rules apply. As for the name-change, I fully support it. It reflects well on your (prospective) changes, and there are still dreams to dream : )

rehess- whatchoo do when you wear out yo fist hess.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

We all get burned out on politics from time to time. I'm looking forward to seeing more personal posts from you, I like learning about the people I like.

Mauigirl said...

I know how you feel. Having our own guy in charge is actually just as stressful because you want so much for everything to go well and to work so it's even more frustrating when things go wrong or he/the Dems don't do what we think they should.

Whatever you post, we'll be happy to read!

GETkristiLOVE said...

"Other" is perfectly acceptable, girl!

Randal Graves said...

Go with the other. The actors may change on the stage, but the play is the same: the little guy gets it at the end.

Can you work on posting a picture of a vulture picking out Cheney's robot eye? Pretty please?

CDP said...

Don't stop posting altogether! But I'd love to read more personal posts from you.

Pissed in NYC said...

I there with you. Not for all the same reasons--I'm more liberal than Obama and most of DC--but I'm just over it. For the most part, the DC crowd strike me as some of the most mediocre wastes of flesh in this country. Ok, the mainstream media are worse, but you understand. Unless I see a political story that is really interesting, it's other stuff I'll be blogging about.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

"Other" is always good. Go where your thoughts take you and we will follow.

Some Guy said...

Either way, I'll still be reading what you write. I used to write way more about politics, but just got tired.

dguzman said...

You guys ROCK. So effing hard. And Randal, I'm going to make it my mission to get such a photo posted.

Lisa said...

Other, all, whatever. I think it's all good. You write - we read.

Liberality said...

I so understand how you feel. Sometimes it's just too much. I look forward to reading other stuff you write.

BeckEye said...

I'm sorry, but every time I hear the words "stimulus package" I just giggle like a 13-year-old.