Iâ€™ve been trying to change my â€œpoliticsâ€ heavy tendencies in blogging, but in doing so, it seems I am also finding precious little I feel moved to write about. But I donâ€™t feel that itâ€™s just due to some downswing in political fervor (although there is certainly that). Itâ€™s also been a really busy time at work. Iâ€™ve also been reading less, so there is a lot less â€œmaterialâ€ on which to comment. And Iâ€™ve been commenting in other social networks, and exploring the places of explosive growth on the Facebooks and the Twitters and such (but I find that I hardly twitter at all. I lean toward the longer, more conversational posts that blogs still provide that Twittering cannot).
I also have had little to â€œcontributeâ€ (if anything) on the matter of the economy. If thereâ€™s one area I am quick to confess ignorance, itâ€™s that. I was watching Bill Maher last night, and he had Gore Vidal on (as well as Ron Howard), and Vidal said he felt sorry for Obama, having all this â€œdumpedâ€ on him. Thatâ€™s about where I am. I am disgusted (oh, here I go, feeling some juices rising)â€¦..with the â€œpiling onâ€ that the right wing media pundits are doing, and itâ€™s been all of not quite 3 months. But it actually began BEFORE he even took office. Amazing. I had an argument with my Dad during the SEC tourney in March (my Dadâ€™s pretty conservative and heavily defensive about Bush), and I heard from him all the echoes of those same accusations about how Obama is heading this country toward â€œsocialismâ€. Sheesh.
Honestly, these people act as if there shouldnâ€™t be anything DIFFERENT done to steer us out of the â€œsame ol same olâ€ that has been followed these last 30 years that has led us here. And that Bush, whop â€œpresidedâ€ over this mess as it came to this ugly monster of a head, is somehow innocent of playing a role in all this. EIGHT YEARS!
Well, thereâ€™s a good blast of a post. More to come I hope. And darned if I didnâ€™t go all politico again. I guess thatâ€™s inevitable when you talk about whatâ€™s happening in the world.