20 June 2005

No news is good news

I am amazed at how much more relaxed I am after spending the weekend outdoors. No TV. No CNN. No FoxNews. I don't know if we've ever done that all weekend. The first I heard about Iraq in three days was this morning on the way to the airport. I didn't realize how therapeutic it is to ignore current events every once in a while.

Current events being what they are, I have just had enough right now.

It's not that I don't care about what's going on in the world. I am just sick of/tired of/digusted with/sometimes crazed with hate for:

* Bullshit excuses and trumped up reasons for us to be at war.
* Rhetoric.
* Corrupt politicians getting kickbacks for legislation they enact.
* Lawmakers getting richer from legislation that they pass -- all the while bitching about so-called special interest groups.
* CEOs of corporations who cheat their employees and investors. (Not just the heads of Enron, Tyco and MCI, but also the CEOs of major airlines asking for caps on pensions in a congressional hearing that aired on CSPAN last week. These are the same creeps that negotiated hundreds of millions in pay cuts from their employees. And, magically, the company can then afford to give these assholes $300 million in "retention bonuses." Exactly what miracles are these people performing that they need a six-figure bonus in addition to their six- or sometimes seven-figure salaries? And who are the idiots on the boards of these companies that allow this to happen? Without the employees that they are screwing they have no company.

When will we pull our heads out of the sand and hold these crooks accountable for their actions?

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