Sunday, October 12, 2008

Barbarians at the Gate?


Apparently we have a small band of revolutionaries right here in our midst!!
Please click on the picture to see what they're up to and bring your sense of outrage and humor with you. This is the back page of the local....(I hesitate to call it a newspaper since they have a computer so old that it clearly doesn't have spellcheck)...fish wrap journal...bird cage liner....meh, let's call it a paper. Can't really go wrong there. I am DYING to know who this group of parents are, DYING I tell you. This place is always a little better when there's drama afoot. A few years ago a man who I grew up buying my ice cream sundaes from, took on politics-badly. So badly that it nearly finished his business. One that had been around for nearly a hundred years. His position was coming from a good place but misguided by people who were surrounding him and did not have his best intentions in mind. He went after a very, very popular Police Chief and in no time at all his name was Mudd. The more stubborn he stood his ground, the worse things got for him until one day he was really hated. After the Chief's son was killed in Iraq, he was advised, even by his own advisers to make an end to it. I can't look at him to this day without thinking of how often I used to go into his shop for ice cream and the best burgers and how far he fell by his disregard for public feelings and stupid pig headedness. But that's small town life and so when I finished reading the ..ahem...paper in about 4 1/2 minutes I turned it down and noticed this back advert. Hooahhhh! It's time to sharpen our knives and take to the field of discontent.
I rarely speak about politics in this blog because I'm sure that I have many delightful friends in blogland that are of very differing opinions. I like my friends for a lot of reasons-none of which are political. I may admire a person for they're adept position and knowledge but I'm an equal opportunity friend. They come in all shapes and sizes and colors. The biggest thing they have in common is that they are passionate about the things they say, or do, or feel. I long ago learned that politics stinks out loud. No matter which side you pick, at some point you will have to hold your nose and realize that if a politician is talking they are lying. I can't stand one side of this years disgusting brawl and I'm un-convinced that the other side is much better...only different. I guess that's what comes of living to 60 and living with a husband who has had to deal with Washington for a number of years. There is only one way that I will not be disappointed and that is because they all reveal themselves in the end. You just have to hope that before the crap hits the fan in front of you...you can move to a safe place and not a lot lands on you. The past week has made me literally sick to my stomach. The moron in power keeps babbling about "Our Nation" and what we need to be patient about, meanwhile, he's going out in the golden parachute of all time and will never have to answer for what he has done....NEVER. Or perhaps eventually he will answer only to the God that he stands so righteously before all the time. As for me I think there's a special hell reserved for both him and his cronies.
Anyway, that's the news from around here this weekend. Hope I havn't offended anyone who matters a lot to me. I'm cynical and hurting. We played by the rules and we're screwed.I'm allowed to be pissed.
I'll be back with quilty stuff tomorrow-time to move on.

10 comments:

Gerrie said...

As you know, I always love a little political ranting. This ad borders on the "what were they thinking" fringe. I sort of agree with being down on all the incumbents - regardless of party. But, that does not include O! Gobama.

Anonymous said...

I have to delurk on this one - I live in the same town, and feel exactly the same way about the "paper" - spell check? proofreading? nonexistent
When I saw the back page I had to laugh - you never know what people will do next

dee said...

thanks for de-lurking. Are you a friend of Terry's from the Library? Aren't these people a little nuts. Like throwing out the baby with the bath water no?

Anonymous said...

I'm just a very very amateur quilter who happened upon your blog last winter and recognized some of the places you wrote about. You hooked me with your comments on Cow Harbor Day - I couldn't agree more.

dee said...

well come on out and play! I could...ahem...help you refine your skills...bwwaaahahaha! You too could have a closet full of UFOs

Libby said...

There's nothing like local politics to keep life interesting! The national scene is whole different ball of string *s*

Cindra said...

Today life is full of thrills, full page ads and roller coaster rides. We're at the top... put your hands in the air and start screaming... tomorrow we will probably hit the slippery downward slope.

I agree, Dee, we just have to find a safe place and hope we don't get hit.

The Calico Cat said...

This is why I feel that "running for office" should be a sprint, not a marathon... People are given too much time to be miscontent & those people who are running are already elected to be doing "something."

As a "Fed," The Hatch Act prohibits me from participating in a lot of things political...

But in NYC the teachers union is talking about sueing for the right to wear buttons, etc.

So this time of year is getting to be heated for all of us - even the local lunies. (I am related to one - he lives in America, not the United States - don't remember his rationale - too fringey for me...)

jettstream said...

My sister wishes there were 3 choices on the ballot: McCain, Obama, and Neither One.

Kim Carney said...

We like it when you get pissed.

Kim