Just As I Thought

Life in these times takes it out of you

Boy, tomorrow is going to be an incredibly depressing day. It’s not enough that we can expect the regressive ultra-right Alito to be confirmed to the Supreme Court; but we’ll also have Dubya gloating about it and giving yet another difficult-to-listen-to speech.
At the same time, the heads of Enron are finally in court, including Ken “Kenny Boy” Lay, the man who George W. Bush didn’t know, yet took huge campaign donations from and assigned an official nickname to. (So far, we don’t know about an official Abramoff nickname, so perhaps George wised up and stopped handing them out like candy.)
It occurs to me that if prosecutors want to uncover corruption, they should just work their way down the list of Bush contributors.
I am just finding myself so depressed about what is happening in the world, much of it tied to the plots, machinations, and policies of the Bush administration and the Republicans. It all swirls around in my head and makes me crazy, angry, and frustrated, so much so that I can’t temper it or pick just one or two things to write about in the blog. And thus appear some holes in the blog, days I just couldn’t settle my brain down enough to write.
Thankfully, I am no longer in the minority when it comes to my opinions of George, Dick (Oh, happy birthday, Dick. You don’t look your age. No, you look far older.), and the rest of their ilk. I know that I often don’t have anything to add to the debate but just voice my opinion, and I also know that you have a kajillion other blogs to read that address current events; so if I don’t write about some outrage of the day, you can assume that I just don’t have the strength.

Just for the record, here are the Democrats who voted with the Republicans to end today’s mini-filibuster. I don’t want to say that we should vote them out, because we need every Dem we can get these days — except that damned Lieberman. What the hell was Al thinking?

Akaka, Hawaii; Baucus, Mont.; Bingaman, N.M.; Byrd, W.Va.; Cantwell, Wash.; Carper, Del.; Conrad, N.D.; Dorgan, N.D.; Inouye, Hawaii; Johnson, S.D.; Kohl, Wis.; Landrieu, La.; Lieberman, Conn.; Lincoln, Ark.; Nelson, Fla.; Nelson, Neb.; Pryor, Ark.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Salazar, Colo.

Oh, and Jeffords of Vermont voted no, meaning he was for the filibuster.

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