Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Head Hurts

If there's one (satirical) video that highlights why I remain on blogging hiatus, it's this-

(And that doesn't even include how conservatives are rallying around the awesomeness of torture, while somehow simultaneously being pissed as all fuck that Nancy Pelosi may have received a memo about it once. Kill me.)

Let's face it... for better or worse, we have only two major political parties in America. One political party seems to literally have gone insane and has nothing of substance to offer to the national debate on any issue that actually matters. The other party-- the one that controls everything right now-- remains too scared of said crazy party to really act on the things they were elected to. And so we get lots of half-measures (on health-care, climate change, etc) that only worth celebrating because they contrast well with the inaction of the previous administration. And my poor, meager brain is not capable of processing all of this.

Just today, I read news that "the Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to block the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States and denied the [Obama] administration the millions it sought to close the prison." Why? Because perpetual coward Harry Reid is forcing himself to regurgitate GOP talking points that pretend that closing Guantanamo means sending its prisoners out in the streets of America... rather than in a secure military/Supermax prison like we have always done before. We're better than this.

And then there's this crazy news. And this disappointing news. And it just keeps piling up and my head starts to hurt, and then I feel like I need to walk away, though I know this important and I must keep informed.

I know, it's too early to judge. And I love being proved wrong. Just not optimistic anymore.

[UPDATE (5/26): Obama has picked his nominee... let the crazy, stupid fight begin!]