Saturday, August 9, 2008

Where Have I Been?

Where have I been? I haven't been blogging, that's obvious.

I don't know why I have gone for blogging breaks; I've written about it in the past as a way to make myself stop taking them, but I still do it. I'm back now, though, for a long time, I hope.

I started blogging in Oct 2004 and decided I wouldn't stop at least until the Bush regime was removed from power. It appears that day is on the horizon, but I am greatly disillusioned with the entire process. The democratic party has let us down so many times that I am back to considering them the lesser of two evils. What hopes I had following the 2006 congressional elections was dashed as the "democratic" congress refused to impeach the bush administration, approved mountains of money to continue their conquest of the middle east, and generally seemed to become the repukes' willing henchmen.

Who is worse: Dracula or Renfield? Dracula, obviously. Does that mean we admire Renfield so much that we want him to make all the rules and represent our interests in the world? Not for me, it doesn't. But our Dem leadership thinks we're satisfied with Renfield at the helm of the ship of state.

And you know what? They're right about that - most people seem to be satisfied with the lesser of two evils. Many are even more satisfied with the with the greater of two evils. Still more don't care much either way: a poll was taken decades ago that shows most Americans at the time actually opposed our own constitution, and I wouldn't be surprised if the situation has only gotten worse. If nothing else, we are most certainly all more controlled by corporate media than ever before.

So I become disillusioned and discouraged as things get worse and worse. This latest news about John Edwards, whom I previously endorsed as a good candidate (Kucinich will always be my #1 pick), is a deeply disappointing example. I thought he was worthy of my vote, and now I find out he's a philanderer and a liar. It's just another brick in the wall. And it's been like that for a while now.

So I become disillusioned and discouraged and remain so. Hopeful? Sure, there's always hope. The democrats, who in spite of being the sniveling lapdogs of the vile repukes, are still at least 1,000% less corrupt than the repukes are, could win. IF the repukes don't steal the election for a THIRD @#$%^ TIME.* Which they probably will. And if they don't, it won't matter much anyway; partly because the of damage they've done which won't be repaired in my lifetime, and partly because I predict they will wait until after the election, then go to war against Iran before January 2009, and leave the whole economic-political mess for the Democrats to repair/live with/be blamed for. And the Dems deserve it, because they didn't impeach the bastards and end the war in 2006 like we elected them to do.

* (Don't worry... this hasn't happened. Yet.)

13 comments:

The Future Was Yesterday said...

Do we settle for the lessor of two evils, or are we powerless to put anybody else in the mix? I think way back to the Iowa Caucuc. When the field finally left Iowa, it was trimmed by 50% before they got to N.H.

On the meaningless votes of less than 350,000 in a system that is a complete joke!

That's not Democracy. That's Henry Ford - you can have any color you want as long as it's black.

Mike V. said...

great to see you back.
I take a break once and while, too.
it's a little frustrating when you find a topic you want to blog about, or you need to get something off your chest at times.
anyway, good to see you as always.
peace.

enigma4ever said...

welcome back ....can I put you back on the blogroll at watergate summer- do you mind....good to have you blogging again...( sorry about edwards...)

Watch 'n Wait said...

Welcome back, Shea! Just remember that there are more of us than there are of them, and what goes around comes around. BushCo's time is coming...

SheaNC said...

Wow, thanks so much, everyone, for remembering that I exist!

Future: That Ford analogy is dead on :)

Mike V: Thanks, man, it's good to be back.

Enigma: Thanks, and please do put me back on the blogroll :) As for Edwards, well, at least he wasn't doing weird things to other guys in public restrooms the way republicans do...

Watch 'n wait: Thanks. In spite of my pessimism, I hope things starting to go our way!

nunya said...

Great post dear. Hang in there :)

Valérie said...

Hello/bonjour

I am sorry to intrude, WhyNot has become a good friend of mine, and he told me about you a few times. I managed to search and find your blog.

I like what I see here, and you seem to have friends who are also nice people.

Just a selfish question if I can: have you heard a man called "Romeo" (his nickname on blogs)? He used to be on Pourquoi Pas for a long time and one day he got so annoyed with Barb and her religion that he left and never returned.

If yes, please tell me where you have seen him last time. Answer me here or even more surely on PP because I look at many blogs for curiosity but then I don't remember where I have been, LOL.

Greeting from Paris,
Valérie

SheaNC said...

Nunya: Thanks!

Valerie: Hello! Thanks for visiting. I really, really should get back to Porquois Pas... as I often say, I've been too lazy in my blogging. But, I am glad WhyNot still remembers me :) I'm sorry, but I don't know Romeo. Maybe WhyNot knows how to locate his ISP from his comments. Sorry I couldn't help there, but good luck!

The Beltway B@stard said...

Welcome back!

We are all pawns to the elitist party system. Well most of us.

Worried American said...

Hey SheaNC: Glad to see you back on this blog. Too many good bloggers go off for awhile but unfortunately they delete their old blogs and we can't fin them again. Glad that you kept this one open. I like you. And your blog. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

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krystalbawll said...

Where have you been?
Where are you again???
U r missed.

Valérie said...

Sheanc,

"I really, really should get back to Porquois Pas... as I often say, I've been too lazy in my blogging. But, I am glad WhyNot still remembers me "

He does very much. Yes, I think you would have fun there because Microdot and Stiletto and Whynot have a good time with McCain and Sarah Palin, LOL.