It is going to be a challenge to not take up drinking as a serious hobby, but we’re getting up to that point of no return on the teevee and radio about the 2012 election. Who will the next preznit be. Which of the GOP candidates is most likely to spontaneously combust during a debate carried by the media when faced with facts on how and why global warming is everyone’s problem, and no…. cutting the US off the fucking oil train is NOT going to impoverish the likes of Exxon and BP. And YES, the Texas Board of Education needs to be run out of the fucking country on a rail for stupidifying coming generations of Texas school children who would otherwise be tomorrow’s informed leaders, with their textbook rewrites that propose alternate histories to what has actually happened in the US (‘Need to Know’ on PBS covered this, if memory serves.)
I’ve really had it.
Between the Delusional By Choice dems who voted for Obama after fantasizing him this grand effigy to fix each and every problem this country has with one single wiggle of his nose a la Samantha on Bewitched, who are now crying in their import or spendy microbrew beers, and the rapidly inflating working poor class, there’s not a hell of a lot of hope for change. Because no one really thought hard about what was really wrong with the country when Bush’s people got permission to steal taxpayer money to “bail out the banks” and such, the banks who then sent employees on retreats, gave people bonuses larger than the GDPs of many countries, and are STILL not understanding that they need to play nice and actually help people hold onto their homes.
Last night on the news, a homeowner in Sacramento who has medical problems, a steady job, and tons of responsibilities for a dog adoption program she runs, was in the process of being foreclosed upon by Hells Fargo bank, after they approved a loan modification for her. You read that right, AFTER they approved a loan modification for her. She had very specific reasons she need them to do this, and they were going to pretend to have lost the documentation. Until a couple local television stations got involved and held a bank asset manager’s ass over the fire, most likely. You know, it was just dollars and cents to Hells Fargo. No big whoop right?
Ladies and gents, we have not lived in a democracy for decades. Nope. We can officially be said to reside in an
oligarchy plutocracy now. There is a voting process to keep people thinking they have a choice. There are two main parties who differ little from each other because each is cowardly and will say anything to get elected. But choice is gone. It’s an oligarchy run by plutocrats, a plutarchy I suppose.
Eh, nothing to see here, keep moving… Better yet, you should get your asses to Best Buy or Sears and buy some shit on sale, because that’s good for the economy, good citizens (dear mother of all that is holy, I threw up a little in my mouth typing that.)
Anyway, I won’t be doing any political blogging this time around. I highly doubt anyone will notice the difference between the original snarky Kitchen Sink Collective, and now the pithy Kitchen Sink Collective 2.0 which won’t lower its level of discourse to cover national politics, anyway.