(Organizing for Action)
It was a One Question Survey:
"What issue are you most excited to hear about in the State of the Union?"
“excited”? I wouldn’t use the word “excited” to describe how I feel about the issue that most concerns me, because I don’t expect the President to even mention this MOST important issue (IMHO) that our entire planet is facing. I would like to hear the President discuss how he plans to implement laws to combat CLIMATE CHANGE (during HIS administration), what with the opposition we face from the Climate Change deniers (i.e. Corporate Shills) who dominate the GOP in Congress.
Today is one of those days when I just hate being an American. Doesn’t anybody else see how pointless and brain-killing watching football is? What a dumb waste of time!
I remember even in high school…just not understanding what was so IMPORTANT about watching my classmates smashing into each other for a few hours every weekend. I would marvel at how worked up my fellow classmates would get about these dumbass football games. I tried to be like them…even though I preferred to sit in my window sill, and stare out at the sky, worrying about how much I would miss trees when I was dead…I even joined the “Pep Club” one year. But I didn’t fool anyone. I never fit in, I was a fish out of water, who would have been happier at home drawing, dancing, playing guitar or reading.
Meanwhile, back at the football field, everyone else in my grade was GENUINELY INVOLVED with the outcome of these stupid games! I just never got it.
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
In the face of Climate Change, or Bees Dying, or fallout from Fukushima, or rampant GMOs, or Fracking, or Mountaintop Mining, or the garbage heap in the middle of the ocean, please tell me, how is this relevant?
As a vegetarian, football hating liberal, with a Medical Card who rarely consumes alcohol, this day is only overshadowed by July 4th and New Year’s Eve as one of my most despised days of the year.
If only we could get our citizens to exhibit this kind of enthusiasm about the Keystone XL Pipeline or Climate Change reform, or Gun Control Legislation, or anything else that truly matters!!
I mean, I understand the value of relaxation time and all, but is sitting on a couch, eating and drinking things that are bad for you, watching males exhibit violence while females show off their bodies, really the most cosmic thing one can do on a Sunday?
I think I’ll go roll a fatty, and watch reruns of Doctor Who now…
[I realize that I may lose followers over this stupid post, but you know what? If you truly are braindead enough to like the SuperBowl, why were you following me in the first place?]
Basically we have changed the wording, but this numbskull still wants to extend the same, basic fight.
Fiscal Cliff, Debt Ceiling…call it what you will…it’s still the same ole agenda. Mitch McConnell ultimately wants to get your Social Security money so he can use it to line the pockets of his buddies, who actually account for the major part of his income. After all, his Congressional job earns him approximately $175,000 per year, while he’s raised upwards of $20 million from his “contributors”!
And, one other thing, Addison (yes, that’s actually his first name). Get your head out of your ASS!
The biggest problem facing our country is not (as you keep trying to drum into the heads of the American people), your MADE-UP Debt Ceiling “crisis”.
America’s biggest problem (imho) is CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS LIKE YOU!
That’s a REAL problem, not a partisan, manufactured FAKE problem, like your asinine Debt Ceiling stand-off!
And if you don’t pay attention to it soon, and we’re all underwater, or have died from the heat, your fucking Debt Ceiling Crisis won’t matter much at all now, will it?
Earlier this year, there’s was severe flooding in Australia due to record summer rains, with 13,000 people forced out of their homes, followed by a spider infestation, covering towns with spider webs, because even the spiders were trying to escape the flooding.
Right now, after 2012 proved to be the hottest year in recorded history, Australia is having SUCH severe fires, and such insanely HOT WEATHER (120+ degrees) that they had to ADD TWO NEW COLORS (Pink and Purple) to their Weather Maps! They were unable to pump gas, because it was evaporating before it reached the tank!
And how much have we heard about these two catastrophic climate events here in the United States?
Instead, every TV Host has to put their two cents in on Jack Lew’s signature being too “loopy” for any Treasury Secretary to have, as his signature will be on all U.S. Paper Currency printed during his term.
And this is news.