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  •  i give up. i'm moving to Canada or NZ. (6+ / 0-)

    you win republicans, i just can't handle your batshit craziness anymore.  i've really only stuck it out since the '90's because of the beauty of places like southwest Wisconsin, the West coast from Big Sur north, Montanna, the Appalachians and the Keeweenaw Peninsula.  and, individually, i love pretty much most US citizens. But... in the aggregate WHAT IS FUCKING WRONG WITH US!?!?!? What is wrong with our collective psyche that with all the real problems and threats facing us we have to re-live and re-argue the bad parts of centuries ~15 thru 19?!?!?  I could probably make my peace with returning to the crappy plumbing and poor hygeine if we at least got another Mozart, handful of Impressionists, a Newton and frilly shirts but all we're getting is really rough toilet paper (where available), body odor and ox dung in the market square.

    Seriously, I think I'm done.  You guys can have the crazy.  I've been to Canada, they've got gorgeous scenery, and without the same level of crazy.  New Zealand is pretty sane and having seen LOTR I know they have gorgeous scenery (and, possibly, a hobbit).

    I worked with substance abusers and the mentally ill for several years.  With substance abusers, I found quite quickly you can only give so much of yourself before you have to face the fact the other person needs to WANT to get better.  It varies, but at some point, one's attempts to help and be there for another human being become enabling.  And, really, of all the awesomely fun substances out there to be abused, why do so many choose batshit?  

    With the mentally ill, you can be as supportive as you want but at some point you have to admit there's a disconnect that can't be addressed through reason and compassion alone and drugs will only partially ameliorate.  At some point the seriously mentally ill need some sort of caretaking, not just a monthly check and understanding.

    That's where I'm at as a citizen.  I'm sorry U.S., I think I have to quit us.  Though there are many outposts of sanity, collectively, we're nuts.  Our national family has some members with severe mental illness besides just that one gassy uncle who's only clothing is apparently waders and doesn't believe we landed on the moon.  I really don't want to be a part of the Thanksgiving/Christmas/Easter dinner anymore.  Not even at the kids' table.  Its' to sad.  A car wreck in slow motion.  Addicts unable to get out of the behavioral rut.

    They have popcorn in New Zealand, right?  The hobbits and I can watch the show, heartbreak and sorrow from there, from a safe(r) distance.  Actually, I don't think I can watch and eat.  I'll just hold a hobbit and probably cry a little.

    those first two guys who thought superman was a bird or a plane, what were they so excited about?

    by bnasley on Sat Mar 17, 2012 at 10:58:57 AM PDT

    •  I feel the same as you. Sometimes this country (1+ / 0-)
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      needs a wake up call and maybe this is the way to wake up the lazy voters who have gone rip van winkle for too long.  the rise of the crazy evangelicals with a minority having more power only because the freaking dems are too damn lazy to protest in the streets by the millions.  Like always they will march after the fact when they could have prevented all this bs.

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