I agree. I find it helpful to keep media input to a minimum and concentrate on personal issues like my students, my family, my writing, my environment. Inauguration day today, and a bleak day it is, especially since it seems that the elections in Florida and Ohio were crooked, stolen, and no one seems to be able to do anything about it. The one thing I'm going to do is write letters and emails to all the Democrats anywhere in power and urge filibuster, filibuster, filibuster. We need to stonewall the fuckers and use the time to do what we can in helping the country recover its senses. There have been dark times and disasters before, but I guess that doesn't help much when you're living through one.
Yeah, it's depressing. I'm wearing black too. And not spending any money. Not one Damned Dime.
And I'm deeply ashamed of our journalists. I just watched a little CNN (I still need to see the tape of W's address), and following an eye-gouging rendition of the star spangled banner, Paula Zahn "reported" that "Well, it just doesn;t get any better than that." Then, cut to a long, glowing story (or PR video?) about how Condaleeza Rice is so wonderful, even her name is a musical term that means "with sweetness." Yuck!Let's hope Jeb doesn't run in '08.
Well, I don't watch television so at least I haven't had to watch the whole thing. Reading about in the newspaper and on the internet is bad enough. You are right, K, sometimes it's better just to focus on the parts of my world that I can change ....
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