Gosh, dang. It's been ages since I've done a Smells like Bullshit post and got everyone all riled up. The truth is that I don't feel too riled up anymore -- maybe all the meditation is working or maybe I've grown cynical and hopeless or maybe I just don't give a damn. I do read the papers or, at the very least, skim the headlines and I've noticed that there's a whole lot of bullshit going around. Like today I read that you can't buy a Glock pistol at a Starbucks in Nevada, but you can carry one. Those Nevadans sure are taking steps to keep themselves safe and free. I also saw that North Carolina, that most beloved of states where I spent four blissful years in college and then two afterward, is now controlled by an all-Republican Congress and Governor -- for the first time since Reconstruction! When I exclaimed over that, even Henry said, Mom! That means since the Civil War! I guess his public education here in Sodom and Gomorrah taught him history, if not values. And speaking of values, the fine folks in North Carolina running the show are quickly shaping the state up to rival even Mississippi in its strict control of women who might dare to own their reproductive freedom. There's apparently a fever in Conservative Land of one-upmanship as the grand state of Texas is evidently poised this very moment to pass some of the strictest laws in the country against baby killers like ourselves. That freedom-loving bombshell of a woman, Sarah Palin, is going to run for office again, I read somewhere. Oh, and my home state -- Georgia -- is fixing to kill a "mentally retarded man" any moment, now.
I don't know about you, but the only solution to the smell of bullshit is a nice shot of frozen vodka.