Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It's the end of the world...

Or close to it.  The GOP has decided to play chicken with the Democrats over the budget ceiling, threatening to not let the nation borrow more money unless Social Security and Medicare are slashed and there are no tax hikes.  This despite even the Chamber of Commerce saying, "Don't do it."  The problem is, you can't negotiate with a rabid dog...and the Republican party has, quite seriously, gone completely insane.  So how to you get a organization run by madmen and maniacs to do what is right?  You can't, not unless they want to...and they don't.  And you can thank the idiots who supported the Tea Party for this.  People let themselves get stampeded into believing a pack of lies put out by the GOP and the attack dogs of the Koch Brothers, and now they're reaping the whirlwind.  The bastards.

So how do you prepare for the chaos soon to follow?  I honestly do not know.  I may wind up living with my sister in San Antonio and eking out a living doing God knows what, since I make my way in a field that will be hit hard by any economic turmoil. My youngest brother will be in even worse shape.  And the fucking Democrats, lead by our wuss-in-chief, aren't doing a damned thing more than they have to in trying to combat it.  It's sort of like watching two ships gliding along on a collision course and neither one seems to be changing course as they pass the point where they can maneuver to avoid crashing, even though it might mean both will sink.

Robert Reich has it right.

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