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  •  No, I don't. I understand that I'm one of the (21+ / 0-)

    lucky ones. I know that it's a ways away from primaries for 2012, so for now, I can afford to "tax" myself to do the stuff that civilized societies, like Norway and Germany do just because they have functioning governments.

    I know that keeping a family from freezing to death is important.

    I know that a few bucks to a shelter for LGBTQ youth is more important than some concert. Except for The Dead. Maybe if Roy Orbison comes back, but he'd probably be live-streamed for a fee...

    The people who "rock" are the folks down at Food Not Bombs. The people who "rock" are the folks at Swords to Plowshares, doing what our government promised and failed to do. The people who "rock" are, among others, a social worker who knows I'm basically broke, so she only calls me when she's at the end of her rope. Last time it was a desperation call for a crappy motel room, just to get mom and the kids she had to sneak into a single room off the street. Social worker who passed the bar exam, doing shit work in a system that hates her and her clients. She "rocks".

    I'm one of the lucky ones. I moved back in with Mom and Dad (who BTW is a serious teabagger) about ten years ago, after a crappy divorce. No way could I live on my salary, and my company, which is basically two old guys in a computer repair shop, keeps us both on the edge of collapse every month, but I have a roof as long as Dad's "tolerant" and food and a car that's old enough to vote. So I'm one of the lucky ones.

    Sorry about the rant, but I get really pissed off at the direction our society is going. This is the GODDAMN UNITED STATES! We have people within our boarders who may fucking freeze to death? We have malnourished children? WTF?

    Religion: Treat it like your penis. Don't show it off in public, and don't shove it down your children's throats. (-9.00,-8.41)

    by MinistryOfLove on Fri Dec 31, 2010 at 07:30:47 PM PST

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