Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, July 31, 2009

Two Years, or
We Are So Screwed

That's how long I've been at this. I sure didn't think that I would have lasted this long, but there are enough morons in our government, at all levels, to give me fresh hell to rag them about.

Which has been mostly a good thing. This wacky summer weather has put a real dent in my flying. The "ZOMG, Obama's Gonna Take Away Our Gunz!!!!1!!1!" ammunition shortage has limited my pistol shooting. So there are two less things to write about. I recently found some GI .45 rounds at a now-reasonable price, so I did get to the range last weekend and I put a box of cartridges through my 1911. Surprisingly, I shot better than I had any right to expect after not shooting for four months.

However, I feel as though I'm running out of steam. My outrage towards the utter criminality of the Bush Administration has been largely supplanted by my thorough contempt for the ineptitude and blatant pandering to the special interests of the 111th Congress. If the Congressional Democrats were to open a diner, the special of the day would be a soup sandwich. If you were to compare the Senate Democratic Caucus to the CIA, Harry Reid would be CIA Directory Barny Fife and the Blue Dogs would be double-agents openly working for the KGB, but ol' Barney can't ever seem to catch them.

Other than around the margins and for things such as judicial appointments, I don't see much of a difference between the thugs in the Republican Party and the clowns in the Democratic Party, other than the fact that the GOP has the party discipline of the old CPSU, occasionally dispatching errant party members with the efficiency of the KGB, while any organization in the Democratic Party resembles Brownian motion. Both parties exist only to serve their special interest donors. Any legislation which either party passes that benefits any significant segment of the American people is purely accidental.

I don't see that changing anytime soon. I do prefer garden-variety venality and political back-scratching/corruption over the Constitution-trashing war criminality of the last administration. So in that sense, we're back to business as usual. Which I guess one could call an improvement, but only to the extent that being slapped in the face from time to time is an improvement over being punched in the throat.

I had hoped for better, but it appears now that I was foolish in that regard. And I'm getting tired of writing about it. This month has seen the fewest number of posts for any full month since I began this blog and that is a symptom of my growing disenchantment with the inept clowns and the corrupt goons in our government.

And yes, the next time that I swing by the county seat, I am going to change my party affiliation to "independent". Fuck all of them.


Fixer said...

Congrats on your 2 year anniversary, pal. I have thought many times of packing it in, especially since inauguration day this year. The Dems gave us so much hope during the campaign only to revert to type once the votes were counted. What bothers me, though, is the way our 'news' media works, there's a need for folks like us to report the things that get ignored or spun to the detriment of the population. Sometimes I feel like one voice in the wilderness but it's all of us, collectively, who make a difference. And we have, that much is certain.

One Fly said...

Fixer is right -it is all of us. The reason for your discontent is why I have had such a negative attitude about change for so long cause there's been none for the most part. This battle on health care maybe the turning point on whether there is any chance these whores in DC can be brought under control. It doesn't look like it and yes we are screwed.

2 years - a long time-good on you Misfit!!

Cirze said...


Sorry I got to this one so late.

Brilliant writing!

And I echo Fixer and One Fly's sentiments.

You cannot stop reporting on these clowns.

None of us can. They are not going to change (or be changed) without exposure.


while any organization in the Democratic Party resembles Brownian motion

Cujo359 said...

Besides congratulations, all I can pass along is that I've been feeling this way, too. My output has certainly been down this month, both in quantity and quality. It's hard to get up the ambition when you know that few will read what you write, and fewer will take heed of it. Heck, we mostly do this to vent, or because we're interested in a subject, but still ...

There's such a vast gulf between what people know in this country and what they need to know.

Anyway, I hope you continue writing. I haven't commented much, but I've been reading. Captcha is "funarc". Who says software can't have a sense of irony?

Lockwood said...

Happy Anniversary, EB, and here's hoping for many, many more!