Tuesday, July 31

Empty Vessels

The Mastodon Bellows - La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, California
From the Mouths of Dogs - Getty Museum, Malibu, California

Thinking Before Speaking  -  Bookstore on 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California

"I'm not familiar precisely with what I said, but I'll stand by what I said, whatever it was." —Mitt Romney (May 17, 2012)

I have been trying to ignore and avoid two people this past couple of weeks:  Mitt Romney and the Colorado mass murderer.  I don't want to see their faces nor do I want to hear what they have to say.  Neither person makes any sense.

I have been pretty successful in shunning the mass murderer, turning off anything that shows his face or talks about his sorry life.  I do not want any kind of recognition to go his way.  For the health of our collective souls, he needs to be shunned and ignored and shut away.  Unlike the Idaho wignuts who erected a billboard comparing a mass murderer to our president, I don't want to participate in sensationalizing tragedy.

With Romney, it's impossible to ignore the constant barrage of non news about him.  (I'm about ready to pull the plug on Yahoo which takes pride in making sure his name is in their "news" every hour of the day.  Seriously, Yahoo.  You're a conservative, corporate suck up - and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one bailing on your sorry site.)

It's tragic that Romney is the best the Republicans can do.  It's ridiculous that this stupendously wealthy man must travel overseas to fill his campaign coffers.  His painful gaffs multiply each time he steps outside his conservative bubble.  He is so out of touch with humanity that he can't comprehend when he's insulting, reckless and just plain clueless.  I've really tried to stop up my ears when I see him on TV or the internet, so I can maintain some sanity.  As soon as I let his vacillating, careless, unfeeling chatter penetrate beyond my barriers, I have to make sense of him; and, since that is impossible, I wind up chasing my tail.

So enough already....  back to the Olympics.  Go USA!