I haven't blogged in a bit, as it's been a bit busy, but now that the American presidential race is heating up, there's so much bullshit to go around, it's hard to keep my mouth shut.
Now, of course, it's political tradition to not step on the electorate's toes. It's why every speech sounds like a canned version of bullshit that's filled with pandering and reminders that America is the "best nation in the world." But then every so often you are treated to a special kind of bullshit. A bullshit so shit that it's stink wafts from sea to shining sea.
Yes, we had to hold up the Democratic convention to vote whether or not we consider Jerusalem the capital of Israel. All because Mitt Romney (who lets face it, is just an egotistical maniac who is running for office in order to fill a personal goal) needled the Democrats into doing so after the original Democratic platform had no mention of this, or of God at all. My best guess is that both President Obama and Mitt Romney don't really care about this subject at all, but are pandering to the religious that may or may not. They just put on their serious face, and speak to reporters in tones that suggest that this subject is as serious as unemployment, but we all know it's not, and just makes our government look like a room full of fools. Which they probably are. In fact, it annoys me that Israel is ever a subject at all considering our government is not founded on Christian ideals, no matter how many times Michele Bachmann may suggest the opposite.
The whole thing is one pile of "who the fuck gives a shit," and will have no bearings on the election results. Can we please get back to something that resembles a real issue?