Tuesday, January 01, 2008

new year, same old shit

While I maintain hope that our nation begins to come to its collective senses this year as the Bush administration all-too-slowly winds down, I can't say that I have much confidence we will.

It doesn't strike me as a sign of national sanity that so many of my fellow countrymen feel that the way to observe the start of another trip around the Sun is by setting off explosives and randomly discharging firearms.

Happy New Year, America.

Please grow the fuck up.


Blogger Ronni said...

I tell ya, we are outnumbered by stupid people. How many children do you have? Mollie, too? I have three, but I can't keep up with all the idiots who father 10 on 7 different women and don't support any of them.

We are victims of our own intelligence. It's smart to have only the number of children you can raise. If you don't have any because you realize you're not up for the huge outpouring of energy it takes, that's a sign of smarts, as well.

But it does leave us at a disadvantage when trying to make intelligent choices in the voting booth, doesn't it?

10:17 PM  
Blogger Mary K. Goddard said...

As my father used to quote to me "the masses are asses" and it rings true today. I know, it's an old one, and like so many of those sagely sayings originated by Plato or Socrates or the like, we are sure that it's a completely MODERN assessment of the situation.
Crimeny, starting wars for fun, or shooting women and children in drunken celebration of a calendar date...WTF?
A friend repeated last night that he's always believed that a nation deserves the rulers it chooses, but he really thinks that's not the case this time. No nation, no civilization, no PLANET, deserves the government we have today.
And for the record I have no children and am increasingly glad I don't. I have serious reservations about the situation we're leaving to future generations.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Ronni said...

The mark of true intelligence. I agree absolutely.

It's sort of a Catch 22, isn't it?

1:11 AM  
Blogger Milo Johnson said...

Idiocracy. I have no children (insert obligatory, smirking "that I knoooow of!" here) and I'm getting to the point where I really don't care if the human race snuffs itself after I'm gone. Soylent Green is people...

3:13 AM  
Blogger Ronni said...

If I didn't have children and grandchildren, I'd feel exactly the same way. As it is, I feel I have tried to do my bit, and they will just have to try and do theirs.

8:38 AM  

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