And We’re not Even Surprised

Happy holidays – bah humbug!! Is there no more to a seat in Congress than sitting on your ass? What were these damned people thinking, anyway? You would assume that, if politicians know anything, they must understand the importance of public relations/propaganda. But if they do, then why in hell did a bill in Congress to forego their annual automatic pay raises not even get out of committee? The money is trivial, to them and to the nation’s budget as a whole. It would seem a perfect opportunity to earn some cheap good will from their nominal bosses – the public. For about the price of a Superbowl ad, they might at least look as if they give a shit about their constituents, and are sharing in our economic hardship, if only symbolically.

But no, they can’t be bothered even to make the gesture. I understand that we have pressing problems, but how long could it have taken to put this to a vote – and to pass the thing unanimously? While we expect democracy, they’re spitting in our face? That shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist has been tortured, and will be prosecuted, for a far milder [and in my opinion, rrichly deserved!!!] show of disrespect than this. Congress has just chucked its metaphorical manure-spreading boots at all of us, with plenty of fresh, aromatic, semi-liquid pigshit now dripping – or trickling down? – our figurative faces. I guess it’s true – nobody cares … until those #$%^* come spinning through the air …and maybe it’s way past time for that, too!


About l. l. frederick

I'm pretty ordinary, so I find any number of things in the world interesting, among them: books, music, flowers, food, social justice, politics and (sometimes!) people. As for my writing, I've decided that I can be subtle and tasteful when our only problems are esthetic ones. Or when I'm dead, whichever comes first. In the meantime, read at your own risk.
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