Wednesday, June 6, 2012

First Religion, Now Politics

I think I just have the angries today. And I should know better than to voice them. I should. I don't know any more than anybody else and yet, well, some days I just think I do.

I went to the trash depot and before I knew it, I was in a damn argument with another "patron" about politics. He was bitching because the federal government is telling Florida that we can't purge our own voter rolls.
If you haven't been following this story, our asshole governor is trying to ensure another Republican dominated election by purging the voting rolls of anyone suspected of being a Democrat. Oh yeah, he claims it's to prevent voter fraud (which is SO rampant) but that's a damn lie and we all know it. And the Federal government has said, "Nah, you can't do that," and Prick Scott keeps saying, "Oh yes I can," and so forth.
So this guy at the trash depot claims that the whole country is going to hell due to situations like THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TRYING TO ENFORCE THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS.

There was more. I won't get into it.

But it did include that "fact" that illegals can get a driver's license without proper documentation while the rest of us can't.

Excuse me? 

Well, I was covered in dirt and sweat and blood from the mosquitoes I'd smashed on my arms and wearing my overalls having just finished up in the garden where I finally got my okra in and I was feeling pretty butch and everything and I wanted to clock him but I didn't. I got in my car and left.
My hippie Prius. At least I don't have bumper stickers on it that say things like My Karma Ran Over Your Dogma. And Visualize Whirled Peas.
Please remind me, though, to go and pick up my Obama '12 bumpersticker.

I came home, took a shower, and got a nice little baking chicken and carrots and potatoes into the oven with a lot of garlic and I'm still angry.

Maybe I'm just hungry.

And tomorrow Owen's going to come out and I'll melt into grandmotherhood and I'll calm down. But I'll tell you something- you do not necessarily get mellower with age. In some ways, yes. In other ways- well, you start realizing you have nothing to lose by saying what you mean and meaning exactly what you say and why the hell not?
Why do I care if I offend people who are quite probably Tea Party fanatics?

I don't. And I also have come to realize that I'm not as smart as lot of people but I'm smarter than some. I AM more compassionate and understanding about why people may have come to believe what they believe but that doesn't mean I think they're right.

And some days I'm just angry and that is just all right.


  1. The local Obama headquarters is next door to me. Want me to pick you up a sticker? Maybe I can score a yard sign, too.

  2. DTG- Absofuckinglutely. Better get me about five yard signs. They rip 'em up around here. I'll need more than that, but it'll get me started.

  3. Your comment's funny. I'd put up an Obama sign also but I might get shot, and I don't even want to think what they might do to my car if I put a bumper sticker on it. Ha.

  4. People rip signs out of your yard?

  5. You know, I feel the same anger in situations like you've described, but when I read about them, I laugh and laugh. These people are hopeless idiots.

  6. "I got a right to be hostile, my people bein' persecuted."

    -Chuck D/ Public Enemy.

    Health Care
    Equal Rights for All


  7. Rubye Jack- And you don't even live in the south. What a strange country we live in.

    A- Oh hell yes.

    Elizabeth- That's why we don't go to prison for shooting them.

    Juancho- I love you, boy. So- I'm becoming gangsta in my old age?

  8. It was great to read about your "debate" today. You, go girl!

  9. Oh, but you see I live in Oklahoma, which is even "better" than the south. Ha.

  10. I'm beginning to worry about the November election--I sure hope the President will prevail. But if those who are being trod on don't get out and vote, we could all be in deep shit.

  11. I love President Obama. He is the best president of my lifetime. Harvey and I had 8 Obama signs stolen in 2008. I wonder how many will disappear from my yard this year.

    Interestingly, a woman down the street still has her Hillary sign from 2008 prominently displayed. I would have thought that would be a collector's item.

  12. Recognizing the anger. Being angry "for nothing". I blamed it on PTSD, but maybe you are right once more: maybe it has to do with getting older and seeing and experiencing more, and no longer see the need to beautify things and words. I wonder if it is a logical extension of being a jelly fish in the first 40 years of our lives, nodding to everyone in agreement, but then at the age of 50 knowing what is right and saying and acting upon it... Don't know what happens in the ten years in between... Probably stewing our anger. ;o)))

  13. along Juancho's line, "it takes a nation of millions to hold us back" and a bunch of radio and tv talk shows, etc. etc. etc.

    Look what we've accomplished WITH this many stupid people; imagine what our potential is!

  14. Yay! you restore my faith in the U S of A.

  15. Rubye Jack- So why do we get all the bad press?

    Anonymous- It almost turned into a shouting match before I realize, "Whoa. This is definitely NOT worth it."

    Syd- I think you might have just figured out the problem.

    Pamela- Do not every try to tell me that racism isn't rampant in this country. I'm still rather shocked that Obama got elected. Delighted, yes, but still amazed. Please let it happen again! Oh, please!

    Photocat- Yeah. I don't have much interest in letting it all stew these days.

    Magnum- I don't know. I think we may be operating at the top of our game.

    deirdre- I am hardly a true representative of this country. But, I AM an American and dammit, not the only one who thinks this way.

    Beth Coyote- I did, honey. Thanks.


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