A couple of days ago, I was optimistic about all kinds of stuff.
Early this morning, I was feeling touchy about some comment over at Black Magpie thinking that when some men see tits, they can't hear and automatically miss your point and/or think you're dumb because you have tits. Not all men, of course. Maybe only 25%. I was fixing to get agitated when I realized I was probably PMSing.
The time is right for personal PMS, but I have to wonder if there's something like PMS that goes along with elections - like Pre Midterm Syndrome. Reading that Sharon Angle raised 14 million dollars at the same time as she said Detroit, Michigan was under Sharia Law illustrates the whole syndrome this cycle. She's a well funded moron - but where is the money coming from? According to Think Progress, the US Chamber of Commerce has launched "an unprecedented $75 million partisan attack ad campaign against Democrats." A bunch of this money comes from overseas, and there's more from the Koch brothers. The thing is, though, that people have been buying elections for generations, so this news is old news - which is why it sucks so hard.
I guess it's worse now that the Supreme Court institutionalized this bullshit with Citizens United - and it's even worse when you consider that Clarence Thomas' wife is a notorious Teabagging fundraiser. So it's the same old shit only deeper which is probably why everybody is so grumpy. We can't all have PMS. Men don't even get PMS.
The trouble comes when the world is grumpy - for very good reasons - and you add PMS to the mix. For a little while this afternoon I was excited on account of I got to talk with Joe McEvoy who is one of the founders of World Wide Hippies. I'm fixing to be the correspondent from New York for World Wide Hippies. I'll get press credentials and everything. All I have to do now is figure out something to write about. I have confidence something will come to me, and talking with Joe is fun. But before you know it, I was feeling a little hopeless. Who can help it? Everywhere you look, there is news of the impending Republican victories and the election is three weeks away. If 9-11 proved one thing it's that people on TV jabber away for hours and hours without having the slightest clue of what is going on, but they generate self-fulfilling prophecies all the time.
Maybe I caught the PMS from Distributor Cap, who had this video up at his own blog and some compelling observations about the Right posted over at Black Magpie in Mother, Jugs and Speedos. I believe he made the video himself which makes him the lovely and talented D-Cap.
It all goes back to that old saying: In a democracy, people get the government they deserve. The trouble with that idea - true as it may be - is that even if these candidates all get elected either because Teabaggers turn out on November 2 in droves or because Democrats don't get out and vote at all, I don't see how we deserve their bullshit.
Deserve it or not - we're stuck. Especially on account of that endless war that has trashed our country.
What's a poor girl to do? Drink a glass of Pinot Noir and go to bed, secure in the knowledge that for what it's worth, Tomorrow is Another Day.
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