Did you know some snakes are cannibalistic?
As a rule, I avoid the news. A. I find I am much happier in my life when not obsessing about things I cannot change. B. The concept of credible journalism went out the window when every reporting agency began copying and pasting all of their articles from the Associated Press (with the same typos), rather than checking the customary three independent sources for consistency of facts, before printing or reporting on a story, any story. Consequently, this country has become one run by liars, and then reported on by liars, which pretty much makes the First Amendment moot, given that nothing that is said can be believed anyway. It is an interesting predicament, and sure to become more interesting this year, for in as much as I believe we will be swirling the drain a little faster, regardless of who the Biggest Loser is.
In truth, this post is not to begin a political diatribe, merely to state my fear about the future of this country, and to express my heartfelt sorrow, that this is no longer the Republic I was raised to be patriotic towards, but a corrupt Plutocracy that is showing no signs of diminishing in growth, and this fact is true, whether you are Republican, Democrat, Independent, or Purple People Eater.
Speaking with some friends tonight, we were discussing the near absolute power that Congress holds, and the money that controls them, and the inability of any Presidential candidate, but especially an honest one, to ever battle against it and accomplish anything that might go against the Congressional Flow. And my friend said, "Congress even eats their own." She is right. Our government has been at a near standstill for almost two decades, because Congress is filled with octogenarian cannibals. It isn't a Bush thing, it isn't an Obama thing; don't lie to yourself, Commander in Chief has become an honorary title only. It is very much about congressmen and CEOs in bed together deciding who to eat next.
Here in the desert, our snakes have purpose, they keep the rodent population down to a manageable level. To the snakes in Washington, we are the rodent population. Ever seen how smart a squirrel is? If we were all really smart squirrels, we would quit paying so much attention to the Presidential race, and we would vote out every single incumbent congressman or congresswoman possible, and then do the same in the next election until there was some new blood in that building, and we would demand that a fresh blood transfusion happened in term limits, just like the office of President. Until then, watch for rattlesnakes.