It’s been a while. Looking back, I see my last post was about this time in 2009. I know I have a few readers, and some of you have stuck with me in that time, so I apologize for not maintaining the appearance of keeping up with current events. The truth is, I was so swept up in those events that I had no time to comment on them.
I’ve been busy. Took my tax return from 2008 and used the money to pack up and move across country to go back to college. Because, you know, in America, 21 years of active duty military experience counts for shit these days. “Support the Troops” is nothing more than a bumper sticker.
Thank God for the new G.I. Bill. It’s what’s keeping me in school, and what’s keeping food on the table.
But enough about me, what about the country? President Obama has had two years to clean up the mess the Republicans spent eight years creating, and so far he hasn’t done much. Why aren’t things better?
Of course, I’m being sarcastic. The Republicans didn’t spend just eight years creating this mess, they spent the better part of the past 30. This disaster has its roots in the Reagan administration, when that half-wit went on his union-busting crime spree and began to dismantle the fabric of the American middle class. The collapse of the housing market in 2007 was just the final stroke. This mess has been thirty years in the making. It’s gonna take a lot longer than that to clean it up.
Elephants leave huge piles of shit everywhere they go.
With the new year approaching, and a new crop of Republican country-wreckers about to take over Congress, I thought it was time to start blogging again. Call it my late Christmas gift. And to celebrate the momentous occasion, I’d like to give them another one.
That’s what they deserve most. If conditions don’t improve right away, hammer the bastards. Question their motives. Question their abilities. Question their right to lead. And never, ever let up. They got us into this mess, they’re in charge now, so give ’em both barrels.
And when they fail, don’t hesitate to pull the trigger.
Happy Fucking New Year, Republicans. Good luck.