Friday, November 05, 2004

Leftie options in a redneck America

A lot of people in my neighborhood are bummed by the results of our presidential election. I, for one, can no longer refuse to call Mr. Bush "Mr. President," as I felt compelled to do when he stole the last election from Al Gore.

Over at greenideas, the language is a bit more intense. There, I floated the idea of moving to Sweden. Apparently, a lot of disgusted Americans have thought of emigration. Check out this little tidbit at Project Insomnia. Hmmm ... if only I could improve my French, maybe Montreal would be cool.

The reality is, I probably will not leave America. Instead, I think it's time for hominy grits to be a bit more political. There are far too many rabid neo-cons clogging the blog-waves with all their clap-trap. It's depressing. But inaction only feeds the sinking feeling. Time to regroup, rethink and retool.


Andrew said...

If you like that, check out Mark Morford's column today.

Canada's high court just ruled that the government can, if it so desires, redefine marriage to include gay couples, which it has declared it will do almost immediately, thus solidifying Canada's place as the chilly yet mellow and gay friendly and hockey-riffic epicenter of all known hell.

It's true. It's rather amazing. Gay marriage will be completely legal in Canada very soon. It's been oddly ignored in much of the U.S. media and hasn't really been much discussed among those in the terrified red states except when, deep in the night, from their respective lumpy twin beds, they whisper to each other across the room as they pop their Ambien and stroke their portfolios and curse their very genitals: oh my God what's wrong with those freakin' Canadians?
I highly recommend Morford's columns... :)

John said...

Thanks Andrew! I'll definitely have to take a look at that.