Are you as tired as I am of hearing about the "fiscal cliff"? What a wonderful phrase for the lamestream media! Crisis, baby! News is one crisis after another. Gotta keep the clowns glued to their screens to see who's going to be the hero and get us out of this crisis so we can get ready for the next one. (And don't worry, there will be another crisis for you to fret about when whatever one they're onto now plays out. I might observe that genuine crises such as frightful global warming, the absurd gouging the Defense Department is doing on our striated national budget, and the escalating illiteracy of our society . . . well, none of these are a crisis because they )
Have you noticed lately that the best I can seem to gin up for the blog is something that doesn't involve dealing with the news? It's because I'm just seem to get constantly pissed off at the news anymore. And not just accounts of the infuriating posturing and intransigence of the Republican party which has given itself over body and soul to the moron, lunatic right-wing of their aggregation. No, I've gotten fed up with the very way the news is being reported on places like PBS where I watch the news every night. More and more as time goes on, they have taken on trappings of their mindless colleagues.
Hear this: the cliff . . . we're probably going over it. At this point, I cannot discern any inclination on the part of the Republican leadership to cave on their primary mission which is to protect the fat cats and continue to carve up all the lesser beings into smaller more digestible bits. The Republicans have been so twisted by their twisted ideology they no longer understand how to function. Up to now, the president and his party have shown admirable spunk in resisting all the bluster emanating from the likes clowns such as Mitch McConnell and his counterpart jester in the House John Boehner. We shall see what we shall see, but my guess is we won't see it till after the new year begins. Unfortunately we are going to have to hear about it ad nauseum until it's time to move on to the next crisis.