Poll: Final Presidential Debate

Joe The Plumber has replaced Joe Six Pack. I’m sure he’s upset.

Obama was not in cahoots with a domestic terrorist. 

Was there a clear and present winner for this, the final Presidential Debate?

Jane Devin: Angry and Frustrated

Read Jane Devin’s Blog.

WTF Friday: After the Debate? Angry & Frustrated.

 

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

 

Money. Debt. Loss. Unnecessary gas shortages.

I think that we, the people are being duped. I have said it before. I’m saying it again.

But this is what I don’t understand: Where is the uprising? It seems that at least 75% of Americans didn’t want this bailout- a bold and blatant “one final move” brought to you by Geo. W. Bush. 75% is probably a conservative estimate, actually. 

So where’s the uprising? Why are “the people” not taking over the government that they created to begin with? Reach back to the beginning of the Democratic Republic that became (North) America. Is it working? Have times changed so much that it needs to be revised? Does government need a complete over-haul? 

In my humble opinion, it does.

America has been Democrat vs. Republican for centuries now. There is no Democratic Republic. The American people have become complacent regarding what “governs” them. I lie. Most humans have become complacent; from whatever they come from. I am in Canada. We have become complacent here too.

Money and markets and Big Business has become the rule; the govern that governs the government. Worldwide. Money talks, bullshit walks. But bullshit has now become our day-to-day lives. The basic, simplest of living. There will be none of that. We are in the midst of more than an economic depression; we are in the midst of a world torn. And the hero that we’re all holding out for (be you Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Conservative, Libertarian, Independent, etc) ain’t coming. There is no hero.

[Oh. And NO ONE won the first presidential debate. That’s just a whole lot of BS that we’re being fed by media. Yet, here I sit listening and watching and reading all media. Left, Right and Otherwise.]

This bailout would have affected the entire world. Financial experts from many countries are saying both that it will and that it won’t. But it is inevitable. Regardless of a bailout or plunging markets, we are lost. We have become beyond obsessed- ruled by, really- with finance over all.

We are officially in the midst of worldwide turmoil. No longer are we- in the western world- in the land of the free. It’s a farce. It doesn’t exist. As much as we are still led to believe that it does. West, East. We are officially screwed. 

A blogger friend suggested that the beaches in Costa Rica are looking good right about now to which I responded: If there is an extraterrestrial life, now’s the time to show it’s face. Because I don’t think that Costa Rica- or even the smallest Island in the South Pacific; or even an escape to the Yukon- is going to help protect us or help us forget, for that matter. [I’d still like to be lying on the beaches of Costa Rica!]

Still- my bags are 1/2 packed. To go where. I don’t know. But this is not a world that I’m liking too much at the moment. 

In the (not so) famous words of Carl Sagan’s fictional character, Palmer Joss*: “What I’m asking is: are we happier? Is the world fundamentally a better place because of science and technology? We shop at home, we surf the Web, and at the same time we feel emptier, lonelier, and more cut off from each other than at any other time in human history…”

An article of interest (at least to me): 

http://www.tirademedia.com/collective.htm

*Contact by Carl Sagan

Turn on the News!

And this is what I hear is most important earlier today:

Barrack Obama invites media to a hospital visit; John McCain does not. Wow.

Madonna and Guy Ritchie tie the knot. Again. Allegedly in hopes to ward off the evil press that they are in trouble. Wow.

Rosie O’Donnell takes a break from her blog. For the entire month of August. Wow. (As a Rosie fan, I didn’t even know- Seems I have been too busy enjoying the summer.)

L.A. hit with a 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake. (I was happy to know this information as I have many of my BFFs in LA).

Amy Winehouse goes to rehab due to a reaction to her medication. Wow.

This is what was most important in the news today. Well; when I watched it.

Ca-razy!

On an aside, I miss my LA peeps more than anything this week and I want our pup!

We were able to talk to our BFFs today- even intermittently- and find that they were completely un-phased by the earthquake. Business as usual. So to speak. One was in his SUV and didn’t even realize that something happened; my other bud was annoyed (maybe slightly?) that things fell and broke but went to get her hair done anyhoo.

I love it!

I think I would collect myself the same way. After a while. Until the “big one” swallowed me whole into the earth. As I fall in saying: “Ah! Shit!”

As for our pup. It looks like it’ll be after Sept 10. S’okay. I just want him here. NOW! I miss him.

Now- for an amusing video that goes with one of today’s stories: