So as you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t been around much. Working 2:30 – 11pm has put me out of touch with most of the world and gives me zero time to search the world wide intertubes for blog fodder. My life has been consumed by teenagers in rehab and a pregnant wife who is 36 weeks along.
Blogging? What’s that? Current affairs? Oil is still leaking into the gulf and the government won’t allow a legitimate clean up to happen. Our president gave a speech that, if given by president (R), would have been called the most racist speech since the Civil War. Yet, he gets a pass from the press because he’s considering giving them a bailout. American Pravda. Awesome.
Utah Republicans selected a US Senate candidate who’s loonier than the Mad Hatter and because he’s Senate Candidate (R) he’ll win in November. Harry Reid is likely to lose in November which means that if Republicans don’t take the Senate we’ll get Senate Majority Leader Chuck Shumer. Yeah, that will be nice.
The further I step away from politics the better I see how broken the system is. No, let me rephrase. The further I step away from politics the better I see how the system is being abused. Stewart Udall once said: We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. We can see that in our Dear Leader. The presidency is powerful, but the president is not a great man.
I’m reminded of the king-men in the Book of Mormon, who wanted to destroy the Nephite form of government (they had Judges) and establish a king (see Alma 51). Hopefully Americans are seeing that a president can’t fix all of their problems – they must do it themselves in cooperation with their neighborhoods and communities. More government is not the answer. Oh well, toward Europe we go unless the tide can be turned.
Sorry if this sounds a little depressing. It’s not meant to be. I’m in a perfectly amiable mood.