That’s who I felt like today, ranting and raving about the madness that’s taken over, seemingly, EVERYTHING!
From the bullshit about Benghazi, to the wrong outrage over the IRS, to Apple and others dodging their taxes, to cutting programs for the neediest among us, to the epidemic of sexual assault in the military, to the dysfunction in Washington, to the warming of our planet, to the vilification of teachers and civil servants and union members, to wimpy appeasing politicians…. I could continue, but I think you get the idea. We talked about all of these subjects and more today with Absurdity Today‘s Julianna Forlano and BradBlog‘s Brad Friedman.
And we realized that, as bad as things are today, we’re still fuming over the same shit that we were pissed off about 40 years ago!
Same shit, different decade. The more things change, the more they stay the same, I guess. It’s time to break the cycle!
This morning I asked the question: Who are the elected officials who are really standing up for what’s right, despite the big money dangling in front of the by the banksters and corporatocracy? Let’s start with Congressman Alan Grayson, who stood strong against the House of Representatives and its unconstitutional bill that passed (!) yesterday that would override the president’s authority to make decisions regarding the Keystone XL pipeline.
Let’s continue with Senator Elizabeth Warren who’s been relentless in her calls for prosecuting the banksters who crashed our economy and took our homes and savings. And Senator Kirstin Gillibrand, the ONLY Democrat to vote against the farm bill last week. She did so because of the heinous cuts to the SNAP (food stamp) program which would only serve to punish the poor and keep 1 in 5 children hungry. And, of course, Senator Bernie Sanders who has consistently used his position to fight for the people who elected him and the rest of us too!
Can you add to my list of elected officials we need to support? Feel free to use the comments section below!