The observations of a 50 something with lots of experience in politics, government, life and learning.

Friday, October 07, 2005


I say that because I'm asking myself the question: "Why haven't I posted to this blog for a while?"

1. I'm so busy at work that I'm dropping dead when I arrive home.

2. The news of the day is, on the one hand, so commentable, and, on the other, so boring.

3. Will anything ever change?

Take Harriet Miers for instance. (I have no idea whether I have either her first OR last names spelled right....AND I DONT EVEN CARE (which is unusual for me.)

I see conservatives are upset. That's good. Liberals are upset. That's bad.

I get third hand emails from female attorneys in TX saying "she's not that bad and I've seen the others that were possible and believe me they were WORSE" and I read op-eds from people I respect saying "gee, we've come so far baby, we're now cronys!" But it's not a compliment. Especially if someone REALLY DID SAY that W was the smartest man she'd ever met.....OH MY GAWD.

I think what really upsets me is that there's no one in my party (which happen to be the Democrats if you are new to this site....) that is cogently, succinctly, articulately saying "THESE PEOPLE (the B administration) are assholes, incompetents, thieves, liars and nincompoops!" How much evidence has to pile up until we find our "voice?"

I admit it's hard to prove someone's an asshole or a nincompoop; I think we have prima facia and every other kind of evidence that they're thieves, liars and incompetents.

I feel like I'm back in 1973 when Rosemary Woods was claiming that little green men erased the 18 1/2 minutes of tape and no one stood up and said "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" I probably have used this as an analogy before, and I know that EVENTUALLY we got rid of the lying son of a bitch, but I'll tell you, it took the biggest g.d. smoking gun you ever saw.....I guess people are on overload, worrying about being outsourced, downsized, dissed and cut to bits, so that there's not enough time to stand up and say "I'm going to speak up, speak out, march, protest, write, call and holler!"

to be continued....


Kay said...

As a country, we have no call to be critical of Ms. Miers's nomination. Having elected a dunce to the highest office in the land, who are we to demand that the dunce insist on competence in his appointments? If he believes that he deserves his job -- and by all indications he does believe that --then anyone who is awake can be a Supreme.

good to see you back online, Margie!

Margeware said...

Truer words were never spoken. I guess I'm amazed how the average voter never even considers things like "does this person surround him/herself with competent people or "yes-persons?" Is s/he open to new ideas and different points of view?"

Of course American voters are increasingly NOT interested in different points of view themselves, so why should they look for a candidate with a wide-ranging group of advisors. There are religions, businesses and political parties that demand lock-step obedience from their members. Not my kind of gang.

Two quotes come to mind. "I'm not a member of any organized political party. I'm a Democrat." "In America, anyone can be President. And Anyone is....."