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April 21, 2006
I've been AWOL

What with The Big Flood of '06 (the one in my apartment, I mean) that resulted in a day of cleaning and doing laundry, and one (this evening to become two) evenings of working this week, there hasn't been much time for the world o'blog.

To be honest, there hasn't been much time for any amusements, up to and including simply reading the news.

I know I raved and glowed about the joys of employment here recently (And I still feel that way. I like to work and a paycheck is a wondrous thing.) but I'm considerably less-enchanted with this particular job than I was...and I had doubts when I started it.

One boss and two employees.

One passive-aggressive boss and two passive-agressive employees.

One burned-out boss, one burned-out employee, and one woman wishing she'd filed for unemployment when she lost her last job in November. Because then she might have felt a little less financially precarious and might have thought twice about going into an atmosphere that, let's just admit it, she knew was likely to be toxic.

But you didn't come here to listen to my personal problems, right?

But you already know that the latest polls have Bush's "approval" rating at 33%. Other than that, good news is hard to find.

You already know that the number of "terrorist" attacks in the world tripled last year, while we continued to prosecute our war on whatever we're calling it this week.

You already know that a CIA officer was fired to leaking the fact that the CIA has secret prisons located around the world.

You already know that Rove has been moved from "policy" (where we'll never know what he was doing) to "politics" and put in charge of getting Republicans elected in November (so the dirty tricks will increase). (Like "subliminal" ads.)

You know that lunatics in Georgia are considering banning the Harry Potter books from their schools because of the dreaded "witchcraft" accusations. (Is this 2006 or 1606?) Y

ou know that Halliburton is making a ton of money selling death and that Ford Motor Corporation is losing their shorts selling gas-guzzling automobiles.

And you know that, whether we like it or not, we're probably already conducting military operations in Iran.

So, you know, all-in-all, this is a week of news I'm probably happier for having missed.

Posted by AnneZook at 06:44 PM