Oct 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm #1308270
Our dysfunctional government is stressing me out.
Can someone post something to reassure me?Oct 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm #2030124
@ouzelLocale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
"Can someone post something to reassure me?"
Nope.Oct 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm #2030125
@kat_pLocale: Pacific Coast
And here is one that does not run…Oct 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm #2030129
@ejcfreeLocale: off gridOct 1, 2013 at 8:32 pm #2030134
Death is inevitable. So one day all those you can't stand will be taking a dirt nap.Oct 1, 2013 at 8:46 pm #2030139
@idesterLocale: PNWOct 2, 2013 at 3:42 am #2030168
Puffy pink unicorn. Ah….Oct 2, 2013 at 6:57 am #2030195
Turn off the news for a month or so and get caught up on Honey Boo Boo episodes. You may lose some IQ points in the process but it'll bring the stress down.
When I worked in EMS, one of the things we would need to do is establish the patient's level of consciousness. We'd ask them questions that they should be expected to know. I soon realized that asking "who is the President?" was not a good question as I would occasionally meet someone who truly didn't know or care. I then started asking questions like "When is the state fair?"
Initially I was bewildered that someone might not know who the president was but I then realized that the joke's on me. I spend God knows how many hours listening to the news, researching politicians before an election, and trying to stay current for what purpose? "Every vote counts" is complete horseshit. For example, I didn't vote for Romney or Obama in the last election out of protest but it really didn't matter. I live in Washington and for better and for worse, we're a blue state which rubber stamps whatever Democrat happens to be running for whatever position. Sometimes that is good and sometimes that is bad but at a state level, people show up to the polls and check the box next to the D regardless if the candidate is the best suited for the job or not.
The level of energy I spend on current affairs would be better spent on reading a book, taking the kids to a park, or even getting my nails done.
With that being said…. I'm announcing my candidacy for President. You'll see my name next to "Apathy Party."Oct 2, 2013 at 10:44 am #2030247
"We'd ask them questions that they should be expected to know. "
"A recent CNBC poll found more Americans oppose ObamaCare than oppose the Affordable Care Act. But more Americans support ObamaCare than the Affordable Care Act."
"Unfortunately, public ignorance is hardly specific to ObamaCare, nor is it merely the stuff of Jay Leno's "Jaywalking" interviews, in which he finds people who think that America declared our independence from Greece and that Winston Churchill was the commander of the Revolutionary Army."
Sigh.Oct 2, 2013 at 11:19 am #2030269
@kat_pLocale: Pacific Coast
What? Ignorance on both sides? No. How could that be?
Edited. I retract my unicorns.Oct 3, 2013 at 9:33 am #2030485
@owareLocale: Steptoe Butte
ACA vs Obamacare on the streets.Oct 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm #2030669
it works for Sheldon.Oct 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm #2030673
Soft kitty was horrible.
Here's the antidote:Oct 4, 2013 at 6:45 am #2030768
LOL with BatDad on the prowl and these cuddlies I feel warm and fuzzy all over …Oct 4, 2013 at 8:20 am #2030790
Bucket of sloths relaxed me more than any other response.
Soft kitty brothers looked so similar I couldn't tell them apart. Their mother must have taken fertility drugs.
Bat Dad needs to talk to our reps in Washington DC.Oct 4, 2013 at 9:44 am #2030816Oct 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm #2030950
at some point it will all end.
> ducks and runs for coverOct 5, 2013 at 9:00 am #2031006
spelt with a tParticipant
@speltLocale: SW/C PA
Here you go Daryl, a time-tested combination.Oct 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm #2031048
That worked good. I'm all smiles and can feel the endorphins.
Don't recall what I was worried about.
That big cat (mother?)/little cat (baby?) worked especially well.Oct 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm #2031167
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
Is it Caturday already?
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