At least, that’s how I feel sometimes. The exceptions to that headline are: my family, my friends, Stoker, all people who agree with me about the following subject (and this does not mean that you have to agree with me about politics, just about being inundated with pessimism), Mike Savage, and the Pope (I just like unwavering religious figures, both dead and alive). So, I guess "everyone" means the media, because honestly I don't get into political discussions with people. However, some of my coworkers bring it up, unsolicited by me. I usually don't give them my two-cents, either because I'm not really informed on the subject or because it's just not worth the energy.
Here's the problem: I’m so sick of hearing about how George Bush sucks. If one more person subtly or unsubtly hints to me through any medium—standing by the water cooler in the break room, on the radio, television or web page—that they think the president sucks, I swear I’ll hit them. Well, probably only the people at the water cooler. But I’ll do something rash, like throw my computer monitor out the window or tip over the water cooler. Seriously. I’m so tired of it. What gives? I mean, when Bill Clinton was being duplicitous and lying about crap, you couldn’t find a single person talking about how they wanted to defile images* of Bill Clinton’s face or make fun of him or sing shitty songs about what a big, fat, humongous liar he was, or about how horrible America is.** It was like a walk in the park as far as popular opinion was concerned. You know? He only perjured, but no media source or single person could even imagine that his finesse for lying would carry over into any other part of his administration. He was great. He was wonderful.
It’s all a bunch of crap. And I’m sick of it. Don’t talk to me, I just want to be alone now***.
*This is a link to the NIN statement that they won't be performing at the MTV video awards because they can't use a large, unmolested picture of Bush's face as their backdrop.
**I used to support Amnesty International, now I just think they're a bunch of misinformed, never-satisfied jerks.
***A joke. Sort of. You can talk to me.