I am truly tired of the Bush administration. I am tired of "centrist" "democrats" who "reform" unemployment insurance systems to serve corporate barons. I am sick of the rich running the country as if I and everyone else not rich are in a feudal system, serving as appurtenances to their lands and estates.
It's a diary; it's my diary! I can rant.
Do you get the crazy feeling that you, personally, would be better qualified to serve as governor of California than the person who was just elected there?
Like, think that with a straight face. Seriously: you are better qualified, if you have a college degree, are literate in English, read real newspapers, and have held a job in a business or government position, to serve as governor of california than the guy that just got elected.
It's like this all over. We hear the economy is improving while these corporate greed junkies offshore middle class jobs to Bangladesh where people work with no rights for dimes on the dollar. Americans (like Gephardt, to his credit) who are calling for international minimum wages are denounced as apparently communist radicals by the people running the show here.
Our jobs disappear, the corporate greed junkies and industry barons add more gold leaf to the fences surrounding their palatial estates, wars tear the world apart, and there is no clean drinking water in Mexico. A schoolteacher in Seattle, Washington might be forced by low income to live in a mother-in-law apartment in a random house and cook on a hotplate. True story. Made the news last year. A high school teacher, cooking on a hotplate.
While the "governor" "reforms" the unemployment insurance system, following a script provided by board directors and CEO's of big corporations.
And a bodybuilder takes office in California, referring to himself on the floor of the national Senate as "the Collectinator".
The President does'nt read the papers himself. He is being operated by these kooky lunatics who want a rollback of society to the 1880's. Apparently Keynesian economics is too modern for them, and they are irate that they have to pay taxes. Other kooky lunatics in the administration want to start wars that other people have to fight in.
This country is screwed, from your local neighborhood all the way on up to the international situation.
Gotta go, I hear some more layoffs taking place down the road and my gf is calling.