I avoid TV. It's worse than usual. Gone are the red-meat charges and counter charges between MS-NBC pundits and the clowns on Cluster Fux. That's to the good. But in its place is the real stuff in Haiti. The scenes are ... lurid and evocative. Even Trophy Wife, who loves E.R., will not look. I turn off my radio in the middle of an NPR reporter's eye-witness account of a flatbed truck going by him with bodies piled so high they have to be roped down. What's next for Haiti? I can imagine, so I don't want to go there... I shudder and try to find something middle-of-the road stimulating on C-SPAN: nothing more than a panel of ACLU-types moralizing about airport security. Finally, I settle on a book.
I'm been too busy these days to focus on current events. All I got is a few unfocused observations.
Barack Obama has got to be seen as pulling out all the stops to reduce Haitians' miseries. After all, look what he's says he's doing for Obamastan,
And you have the Republican dead-enders such as Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson demonizing the Haitians for the Good ol' Party (GOP)'s standard reasoning: no tax-payers' money goes to the poor people, anywhere, anytime.
Republicans don't deserve to be credited with being a political party. Not even a tea party. Maybe a fraternity party. Americans should see to it that Republicants are never again allowed to come close to governing. Because Republicants don't like government. And when they get reasonably close to government, they try to stick the worse possible people into office.
For evidence, I cite the first decade of this 21st century. You don't have to look further back than the 2008 presidential campaign when the Republicant presidential nominee accepted - accepted - Sarah Palin as
My God, my fellow Americans! Who's dumber than a stump if it's not John McCain? (The people who voted for him?) If he's not guilty of idiocy, he's certainly guilty of
By now, if my readers haven't gotten a clear enough reason why I want to drop out of all political consciousness, I better quit right here.