That's not a good feeling. Prior to the 2008 Presidential Election I had a different attitude than I have now. Back then, I read the news daily and was involved in electronically signing a plethora of online protests.
But America is way too crazy for me to deal with anymore. From Tea Baggers to Our Ladies Warriors, Wall Street greed to the Vatican's insane stance on pedophile priests and the frosting on the cake of madness: (again brought on by greed) British Petroleum's obscene death of the Gulf.
The news that at least a temporary stoppage of crude oil has been accomplished doesn't even make a ripple when you consider that with 84 million gallons of oil already in the Gulf, the fishing industry is now officially dead - forever. All those generations of people who made their living shrimping and fishing are no longer fishermen.
And nobody seems to care. I'm talking even locally. To see idiots pumping fuel at a BP station is totally puzzling and ultimately sickening!
If there was any justice in America, BP should have to pay every one of those now unemployed fishermen's annual salary based on what they were making before this disgrace happened. Every year!
It's enough to make a guy turn to drink.
My cousin Jack called me from Woodbury, Minnesota - in town only briefly. He has bought a canoe/kayak supply house in northern Minnesota. Somewhere near the end of our visit he said he's been reading up on all the "good Christian" blogs and how hateful they are in the name of Christ.
He gave me some of the addresses to look at and they are as he said.
" Judge not lest you be judged." Isn't that what he said?
I did pick up a great line to add to my monologues when I perform:
"Buying a book about sexuality written by a priest and a nun is like buying a book about auto mechanics written by the Amish."