Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Would you like a helping of schmolitics with your bitter?

Am I the only one in America who doesn't give a damn? I mean, I'm sorry, I dutifully vote and all, but it's not like I believe we really have a "choice," or that both "sides" aren't equally puppetted by corporations, or like my vote isn't "lost" by Diebold in the process because I'm an educated liberal woman, or that air quotes aren't "annoying"...I mean, is anybody still naive enough to believe they're making a difference?*

And are people really surprised by The Emperor's Club? Give me a freaking break. Like every thriller since the 70s hasn't cast a lady of the night with a politician. Sigh. I just don't see what it matters. I really don't.

Last week a conservative friend quizzed me about my politics, and I just couldn't muster it up. I think he wanted some kind of Sam and Diane heat, and all I could do was sputter a platitude about conservatives letting our environment go to shit. Which apparently was all he needed to hear, because he won the fauxrgument by kissing me.

It's not exactly new to me. My brother and sister in law cancel each other out in the polls every election. Hell, my first boyfriend was a Reagan worshipping Muslim Persian I dated for years during the FIRST Gulf War. His father was dethroned from politics under the Shaw badness of the 70s. I really don't care to change the politics of the men I sleep with. Really. No need to go through the motions and pretend I haven't heard it all before. Are you courteous and have some honor? Aren't going to light me on fire or cut out my clit? Great. Turn out the lights. Shhhhh....

Frak. Can I go live on a different planet? I'm so over this one. It's not like I'm going to see a USA lady president in my lifetime anyway.

I have to go suck my thumb now and live in my happy fantasy world where women over 22 get to change the world. With their pants on. Bye.


* Read or see every political thriller story created since Watergate

9 comments:

Fun Joel said...

Let's also not forget that with our f'd up electoral system, the fact that we live in a state like California, where it ALWAYS goes one way, our vote means even less! Designed to protect voters in the small states, but hurts even more voters in the large states in the process! Same could be said of voters in Texas, btw, just to show I'm not playing party politics.

Kid Sis said...

Yeah Joel, that's totally frustrating. Great points.

japhy99 said...

Hard not to get depressed when you finally realize that Big Money rules both donkeys and elephants.

But I have to hold out hope. I mean I HAVE to.

Kid Sis said...

Hi David. I feel ya. Good for you.

I myself will live in depression land...

legallyblonde said...

This recent event reminds me of a Somerset Maugham story. Cannot recall but think the story was called "Rain" about a clash between a missionary and a prostitute.

Spitzer is similiar in some ways to the missionary in the story. There is a big difference between this person and other politicians. This person signed a law. After the passage of this particular law, the signer himself violates the same law! I have this image of him in the same jail cell with other people put there because of that law!

What really matters is if the person practices what s/he preaches. Yes, I still vote and I look at the person's voting record.

legallyblonde said...

For you and others interested in the environment, here is a link to an environment group. Great group..

http://www.savebiogems.org/yellowstone/takeaction

Kid Sis said...

Cool LB, thanks!

spacemonqui said...

KidSis, as far as the Shah(Spelling Nazi) goes, if you didn't go through what your ex-boyfriend's family experienced it would be poor to pass judgement on them. I've known quite a few friends who have lived through genocide...it's very traumatic. The Chaldeans I've known had it a lot harder than Muslim dissidents in Teheran, SAVAK were nothing compared to the Religious Police who run the place now. It's basically bribery that keeps it in check. Yet, if somebody doesn't like you they can rat you out to them & you're history. No real trial, evidence, squat. That's why everybody goes to do their thing up in the mountains. Those old mullahs can't make the trek, otherwise it's crap like this;
http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2007/05/my-god-theyre-beating-their-women-to.html

Kid Sis said...

Was there another zombie attack on Philadelphia and I missed it? Zeus I hate that.