What the hell is going on?

Is democracy dead, and fear, and uninformed opinions reign?  Government Shut Down?

I don’t know.  You know why?  Because I don’t believe anyone on the news anymore.  Shit, the only one who I feel is telling me anything near to the truth is Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

I hear about things – Japan, Syria/Libya/Egypt, Obama this, Trump that – but how much is truth, and how much is spin?  Fox News?  Please.  Glen Beck and Neil Cavuto?  Wow, I watched 5 minutes of each of them and was physically ill.  America, I”m going to tell you something right now that will scare you into thinking like me.

Is MSNBC any better?  I liked them for a while, but got the feeling that they were going to the other extreme.

Wolf Blitzer?  Sorry man, but you remind me too much of Dr. Beard Face from Scrubs for me to take you seriously.

I could sit and bitch about the trouble the country is in, but in truth, I don’t know if I’m right, what I’m upset about, and who should do something about it all.  I’m sorry tho, President Trump?  Please.  Please America, tho I would take him over Palin or that Bachman loon.

What we need is agreement.  What we need is people working together.  What we need is to scrap all of the bullshit, kick just about everyone out of office and have a do-over.  Make it so that the way people are elected is fair, for limited terms, and efficient enough to actually get things done.  It’d be nice if we could take those millions of dollars that get spent on ads that most people ignore, and put it into projects that would help the economy, bring business back into the US, and make America great.  Make it a place I am proud to be a part of.

“An I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free” yeah, but free to do what?  Get by, watch the rich get richer, the poor get the shaft and the middle class get pushed farther down the ladder of Us vs Them.  The laws of this nation are so polluted with political bullshit and legal speak that it’s a miracle anything gets past without a landslide to vote for it.  How about we vote for America instead of Republican, Democrat, Liberal, or Tea Party.  How about we stop sensationalizing things and just stick to the truth.  Japan was horrific, but you know what, I don’t need to see the same wave over and over.  I know the earth is slowly shrugging off the virus the human race has become.

But there’s no global warming.

And while I’m bitching just to hear myself, why aren’t we investing in energy, space, and cool shit like laser guns, light sabers, and fully functional body armor you can buy at k-mart?  Why aren’t we paying attention to the fact that a teacher should be praised and thanked and REWARDED for one of the hardest jobs that there is out there instead of screwed on a regular basis and put down by people who can afford to bribe the right people to cut all that spending and give their college drop out children 80,000 jobs for which they aren’t even close to qualified.

I know there are good people out there.  Good American people.  People I would be proud to stand up with and fight the bullshit that is becoming our nation.  We aren’t a nation much anymore.  We’re constantly divided by issues most of us don’t take the time to find out more about.

Stop making it about the dollar, Washington.  I know that some of you at least believe in the job you’re doing, and that we elected you for the right reasons.  Please, stop the bullshit.  Make us proud.  Make us a great nation again.  Make us into a leader in the world stage.  And do it for the right reasons, not for power or money or bullshit.  Do it for the people, the people who elected you, the people who bought the line you sold when you said the things you said.  Give me someone who says it, means it, and can do it.