Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Cup of Hate Runneth Over

As much as I normally detest "reality TV" this week has provided me with the most entertaining reality show I've ever witnessed. In an even stranger turn of events it has also made my perpetually-pissed-off self one of the least angry people in the country, the more hysterical the rest of the country gets, the calmer I feel.

I'm not pissed off at the republicans for axing the bailout. They behaved predictably and the truth is that as stupid as their move was and as stupid and short-sighted as they are they represent even stupider constituencies. When the people you count on to keep your day job are willing to cut off their noses to spite their faces what else are you going to do?

I'm not pissed at the dems for bringing it to a vote. They were going to catch flak any way they played it whether it was for voting prematurely or for "fiddling while Rome burned". I have no idea if it was by design or pure happenstance but as it turns out the move was brilliant because like it or not the Republican party now owns this mess. Yeah buddy, after decades of never owning a m'fcking thing and always pawning off any messes on everyone else they just inherited the biggest mess of the century. That just makes me feel kind of warm and fuzzy all over.

I'm not even pissed at the far left or the whacked out Ron Paul folks who are utterly convinced the bill was to "save the rich" and were willing to oppose it with their dying breaths. Reality is about to teach them so much more than I ever could.

Watching the hysteria emanate from the likes of everyone from Bill O'Reilly to Joe Scarborough to Jane Doe retiree who still thinks John McCain is "a true leader" has been a rare treat I could only have dreamed of. See you all in hell.

What I want to know is where was the panic, the urgency to "do something", to "take action" while our children have been gunning each other down in our streets? I don't recall hearing you when people were arrested for picking through garbage looking for recyclable cans they could sell to buy food. I never heard a peep when 1 out of every 100 of our citizens were imprisoned, many for "crimes" consisting of no more than substance abuse. Not a word did I hear while literally millions went without even the most basic health care.

Meanwhile nearly half of the voting public is still actually contemplating voting for the Mad Munchkin and Pahrump-Barbie-of-the-North. Oh please do, the unmitigated joy of watching you all go down in flames would almost be worth it.

Do you honestly expect me to have so much as an ounce of sympathy for any of you?