There are several reasons for my absence. I was in mourning for several close friends who died within weeks of each other. Then, I twisted my ankle and was in enough pain for a couple of weeks to keep me from being able to concentrate long enough to put a blog post together. Then I had a birthday and that was depressing. A friend kept asking me how old I was and another one sent me a card with a note saying, "We're on the downward slide." Who says that on a birthday card?
But, mainly I was just disgusted. I love to rant and rave about politics - always have. There has always been someone to make fun of. I had a blast making fun of Sarah Palin, for instance.
It used to be a challenge to find crazy people to mock, but, nowadays, there are just too many of them. Then, I realized that those people couldn't have managed to get elected without the full cooperation of an equally wacky electorate. Then, I got alarmed.
I'm still alarmed. I'm trying to find someone halfway normal, so I can begin to calm down, but it isn't working. The latest outrage is the congressman who wants to pass a law saying that a woman who is getting a divorce must have the permission of the judge if she wants to go out on a date, or have sex with someone.
What is happening to this country???????? Why can't we have some sanity among voters? Where will it all end? Am I just having a horrible dream?