A small note on my unusual silence the last couple of weeks…….
It isn’t like I haven’t had scores of things I wanted to shout about. There are plenty. Too many, in fact. I seem to have become buried alive in election cycle stress syndrome. I can’t open any of my multitudinous (I love that word, and never get to use it) news and political sites without being assaulted by an avalanche of offensive and terrifying articles, posts, quotes, soundbites and developments. I have been hiding, frankly. I’m kinda’ afraid if I begin to talk about any current events, I’ll deteriorate into full-on Southern-belle profanity. For those who know southern ladies, y’all know there is no language on this Earth quite like ours when we are good and worked up.
I would like to pose a few questions to the world at large though…….
Who the hell are these undecided voters, and what, pray tell, is the cause of their indecision? Much like Sheldon Cooper, I have the urge to ask them if they have recently received a sudden blow to the head.
Your candidate is offensive, pretentious, obnoxious, and rude. He is boorish and totally impolite. He is completely disrespectful. Now, come the second and third debates ( and VP debate) and the first thing out of y’all’s mouths is that the VP and POTUS are RUDE? Wah. Boo hoo. I have news for you guys. Lies, misconstrued facts, and politicizing events for your own selfish ends and gain–especially when you were pointedly asked not to by surviving family members in the case of Ambassador Stevens–deserve no polite treatment or mollycoddling. What pathology do you guys suffer from, that you all think you are entitled (see what I did there) to set the terms for the way everyone else behaves? Only from the rabid right do we see people whacking others over the head with metaphorical shovels while screaming “Why are you persecuting us?”
DOMA is finally getting put where it deserved to be from the first moment it was thought up…..in the trash can. Case by case, court by court, I love to see it go. When it finally disappears for good, and when lovers all through our nation are ultimately able to love and be loved by the partner of their choice, how precisely will that affect ANY of you? The sacrosanct institution of marriage in our modern times is beset right, left, and sideways by unfaithfulness, separation, and divorce. In a great many cases, multiple-remarriage and divorce. Why deny same sex couples the right to be as happy as all of us straight couples, since we are all clearly ambassadors of nuptial Utopian living?
In reference to the absolutely staggering amount of propaganda, lies, filth, perversion, stupidity, and insanity directed at women and their right to make choices about their bodies and health (specifically reproductive health) : Piss off. I can’t be any more clear than that. You people are insane. You are not rational. You are frankly frightening. An incredibly astute gentleman once said “I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” Thank you, George Bernard Shaw, for reminding me that you can’t reason with some people.
Yes, I know the last was not a question, but it was certainly a statement I felt needed saying.
I look around and wonder, what on Earth must other countries think of us? I suspect that if the nations of the world were a family reunion, we would be the inappropriate uncle who wears his underwear outside his pants and speaks in non-sequiturs that make everyone uncomfortable.