…perhaps that’s an indication you’ve taken too much time off?
I’ve been so caught up with twitter & ravelry that I’ve neglected the blog. But what is there to say, really? I spend my days with Boogermonkey & Gurglebutt, reading the internet between stories, diapers, tricycle rides, peanut butter sandwiches, boobie feeds, more diapers, loads of laundry, blah blah blah.
What’s been on my mind lately is politics. More specifically, how fucking idiotic the Republican Party has become. Sarah Palin? Really, John McCain? Barack Obama is elitist? Really, Lady Lynn de Rothschild? The fundamentals of the economy are sound? What sound? THE SOUND OF ME SCREAMING IN ANXIETY AS I PONDER HOW SOON THE NEXT GREAT DEPRESSION WILL GET HERE?!?
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a bleeding heart liberal commie pinko socialist hippie, but this is just getting ridiculous. Arresting reporters at the RNC because they were talking to protesters? Arresting people in their homes because they were talking about planning a protest? Hello, here’s the Bill of Rights. Watch as they LIGHT IT ON FIRE. Jesus motherfucking christ on a g-d damned cracker.
And now, after voting against the GI Bill, against the Violence Against Women Act, against equal pay for equal work, in favor of warrantless wiretaps and the PATRIOT Act, they trot out this harpy BITCH from Alaska, who was mayor of a town the size of Cottage Fucking Grove. This BITCH who thinks abortion should be illegal, who thinks abstinence-only education is peachy, who thinks creationism is fact and not a great story, who thinks that libraries should ban books, who thinks field dressing a motherfucking moose is proof that she’s a great leader…I wonder sometimes if they WANT us to riot in the streets. Seriously. It’s American Fascism, and it scares the everliving fuck out of me.
I’ve been reading lots of links from Huffington Post and Washington Post and WSJ and NYT and watching Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann and Jon Stewart lay the smack down, but there are still people out there who support McLame & Caribou Barbie. Why? Because of money, because of taxes? Do you make, AFTER DEDUCTIONS, more than $250,000? Really? Then you’ll be happy to know that your taxes will be the same as they were during the Clinton era, a time of economic prosperity and A BUDGET SURPLUS THAT BUSH SQUANDERED BECAUSE HE’S AN ETERNAL FRAT BOY WHO DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO PUT DOWN THE NATION’S CREDIT CARD. Yes, I’m yelling.
I’m fucking angry. People like my father in law are considering voting for this guy because they buy into the bullshit and the lies and the “maverick” title that has been bestowed upon McCain. But you know what? THERE IS NOTHING MAVERICK ABOUT HIM. Not one. single. g-d. damned. thing. NOTHING. There is nothing new about wanting to be at war for 100 more years. There is nothing new about spending money we don’t have. There is nothing new about cutting funding for people who need it most (that would be families like ours, bee tee dubs).
Did you know that McCain wants to cut tax benefits for companies that provide health insurance for employees, making the benefits you get taxable income, and under his plan you’d get a whopping $2500 ($5000 for a family) tax credit at the end of the year to “offset” that cost. Really? You know how much insurance is through George’s new company? $625. PER MONTH. Plus copays, deductibles, etc. Wow, that $5000 is really great, John McCain, can I send you the bill for the rest? It’s only another $5000 or so, barring any treatments that aren’t covered by the plan. Maybe your wife can give me the money, since she’s a beer heiress who wears $300,000 outfits to your speeches.
The newest joke is Lady Lynn de Rothschild. Take in that name. Ponder it for a while. Then google her. No really, I’ll wait. Back? Yeah. Ok. So the latest joke is that this woman called Barack Obama elitist. Barack Obama, son of a Kenyan man who left his family in Barack’s toddlerhood. Barack Obama, who spent part of his childhood in Indonesia among kids who had no shoes. Barack Obama, who was raised by his grandparents in a middle-class neighborhood. Barack Obama, who went to college on student loans. Barack Obama who worked in an ice cream parlor to help his grandparents pay the bills. Yes. Obama is the elitist.
You know what I think she really means? I think she means to say “he’s an uppity n*r who doesn’t know his place,” but she can’t use language like that. Though there have been a few people in the news lately calling him uppity, it’s generally known that “uppity” is a slur, so she has to choose her words more carefully than that. It’s the same as when he’s called “articulate.” Of course he’s articulate, he went to Columbia and Harvard! We didn’t call John Kerry, the Yale graduate, articulate. Because we expect white men to be articulate. We expect black men to sag their jeans and use forms of “to be” not found in standard English. So it surprises us when he doesn’t do that. Watch as I tear out my hair.
One last thing, now that Gurglebutt has woken from his nap: IF ONE MORE PERSON CLAIMS THE MEDIA IS SEXIST FOR DARING TO ASK SARAH PALIN A MOTHERFUCKING QUESTION ABOUT HER POLICY OR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE, I WILL FUCKING EXPLODE. As Roseanne Barr (and I can’t believe I’m about to do this) said on Bill Maher, “Choosing Sarah Palin as a running mate is the most sexist thing they could have possibly done.”