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There are so many woefully fucked up situations in this country right now, I can't link to articles fast enough.

Spineless Congress and the Wiretapping Capitulation, more pissing on the Constitution, Gonzalez, Petraeus, military suicides, Rove, Guiliani and Romney are pigs...

...good lord.


I guess the most pressing question for me at the moment is... if I can't have faith that a Democratic Congress will stand their ground, how can I have faith that the Democratic presidential candidate that I back will have a spine?


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Aug. 17th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
I was at lunch a couple of days ago with some not particularly like-minded friends. One said, "Five years from now, people will look back and not think GB was that bad of a president." The other agreed. Though I could actually see that eventually happening, I was consumed with an uncomfortable feeling of disbelief.
Aug. 17th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
Yikes -- it really can get weird and uncomfortable when friends with alternative political views start discussing them...

What sort of colossal catastrophes must they envision the next President getting us into? I really don't think they're right, particularly because it would require people to collectively obtain an Alberto-Gonzales-like-memory* in a fairly short timespan. Perhaps if the public water supply could be poisoned with something that caused amnesia and a simple joy, then before George left, with something that caused unhappiness and suspicion.

*meaning a really sucky memory, though, not a feigned one
Aug. 17th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
see that's the thing- people, collectively, do have a horrible memory.

after all, why are we in Iraq and... um... where's Osama?
Aug. 17th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
Depends. Faith, no. Trust, maybe. If not, want to stage a socialist coup with me?
Aug. 17th, 2007 08:19 am (UTC)
I'd help. Gladly.
Aug. 17th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
I have to keep hope that these things will be course-corrected soon and that a Democratic candidate will win the election, and that he/she will turn things around. If I were to take even a moment to contemplate the other alternative, I would crumple in on myself. I venture a guess that many other people would as well.

(Kinda OT, but your posts like this sometimes remind me of the role of Pisces in that allegory of the zodiac that people sometimes link to. I think it's quite beautiful even though I am long past any sort of organized bible study sort of setting.)

Aug. 17th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
You can't.

But given the choice between any of the Democratic candidates and any of the Republicans...Canada's looking better all the time. I'd be tempted by a third party, but I'm terrified that'll give us another Republican-by-default. I am sickened by the world we're making for our children.
Aug. 17th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
If you do defect to Canada, bring some of the saner border states with you. The smaller the USA is, the less harm it can do to the world and itself.
Aug. 17th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
I always hope they DO listen to my phone conversations. I'm sure the hours of chatting about which embroidery floss color numbers I have or don't have, or paintball is entertaining for them.

On an unrelated note, I got to see the array they have (or don't have) at Ft. Richardson for listening when I visited Anchorage this past weekend. It was interesting to say the least.
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