Sunday, December 20, 2009

Spineless Democrats ...

Please, would a Democrat, House or Senate, step up to the plate and hit one out of the park?
What's up with you Democrats? Why, in a season of Democratic rule, are you folks doing nothing? Why, when you've got all the power necessary to pass bills, are you people doing NOTHING?
And why, in a season when you've had a chance to make history, are you choosing to become a brief footnote in Congressional history? I don't get it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not for passing a bill for the sake of self-aggrandizement.
But can it possibly be that there are no Democrats with vision enough to craft a bill that would serve the public interest and roll back, just a little, the horrific damage done to this nation by 'Dubya?'
Seems to me that our Democratic leadership is weak, indecisive and short-sighted, and it's very disappointing!
Dogs and cats and people's feelings, that's what I'm juggling of late.
Even as I write this, my depression is growing wider and the chasm of darkness that yawns before me is echoing with howling, horrible screams of the damned being impaled on the searing spits of Dante's barbecue. Texas-style, yea!
Good lord, did I just say that?

I think that tonight's episode of SNL damaged my brain, somehow. James Franco hosted the show and it appeared to me (and to my mate) that Franco was ill-prepared, couldn't remember his lines and, possibly, was loaded out of his skull. But who knows?
I'm flabbergasted that he took a role on "General Hospital." I don't get it. He's been making full length feature films for years and for him to take a role on a daytime soap opera seems a huge fall in the hierarchy of the profession. But what do I know? Nothing! But I'm just saying ....
It's chilly in Texas tonight (in more ways than meteorologically).
Man, I just read what I've written and it's apparent to me that I've lost my mind. This Robitussin cough syrup is distorting my sensiblities and making me loopy! God help me.
Merry Christmas to all and to all, goodnight.

I picked purple for my letters because it's a soothing color.
I'm feeling ragged and achy and plagued by sniffles. I woke up with a cold (or flu) bug chewing on my brain and it has burrowed deeper into my body as the day wore on. Now it's tomorrow and I'm feeling like a sack of Siberian snake sh!#. Ack.
So Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates the holiday. God bless and good wishes, yadayadayada.
This is definitely a Christmas for the books. My mate is struggling with terrible pain from the oral surgery she had done nearly three weeks ago; her mother (we'll call her my mother-in-law) had a knee replacement procedure in late October and she's still suffering pain and aggravation. My mother, I was told, fell and hit her head during a performance of the Nutcracker ballet and, since she's 84 years old, she was transported to the hospital. Doctors ran a battery of tests and discovered that she's developed a heart arrhythmia, though the underlying cause is not so clear. TIA? Tachycardia ischemia or something like that.
Needless to say, the Christmas spirit is lacking around these parts at the moment. And I don't see a glimmer of hope for dramatic change, so I expect that Christmas Day will be spent laughing at corny jokes and trying to console the ladies (who're going to feel like they failed their children). Jeez, I'm really out of it. I feel dizzy and slightly nauseated and I just want to lay down and sleep. But that's not in the cards right this minute.
So, changing subject, "Avatar" looks like a spectacular piece of eye candy, and from the reviews I've read so far, the dialogue ranges from sophomoric to edgy. But it's one I certainly want to see if only to check out the motion-capture technique, which critics have acclaimed as groundbreaking and cutting-edge.
Christ! I'm babbling incoherently. I apologize. I'd intended to share a few thoughts about the holiday season and what it means to me, what it meant to our parents' generation, and what it meant to generation's before then. But, oh well, I'm a blithering idiot at this juncture, so I'll simply mark this entry as a curiosity worthy of analysis at some future date.