My life is not consumed by politics. I spend a good bit of time ranting about The State of Things around here. that is what this piece of the interwebz is for -- I can write about whatever the Hell I want. that you stop by and read it is a big bonus.
I enjoy the interaction of the comments. I like it when Erin stops by and gives her two cents. I may not agree, but it offers a different viewpoint. That is valuable if for no other reason than it helps me solidify my position. Plus, as anyone who knows me can attest -- I like to argue. I will debate nearly anything, any side.
I don't want to be obsessed with politics. I have friends with very different ideas. One guy who is a liberal Democrat died-in-the-wool union guy and I have a great time together. We just leave the politics out of it. Why bother? The closest we come is occasional good natured jabs -- like the Obama card he gave me on my last birthday. That stuff is funny. I guess you do not spend all of your time discussing the latest political news with your friends either.
What is the point here? I cannot think of a more dreary life than to obsess over anything: Bill Ayres, the Occupy people, those on the road for the Tea Party, Reverend Jessie, or Cindy Sheehan. I cannot image my life being a one-note song. Every discussion can not be about God, about politics, about immigration.
Are there problems in this world? Yes there are. Taking a few minutes off to have a beer, smoke a cigar, listen to some music watch a ball game, see a movie, or laugh with your family and friends does not make the problems disappear, but it sure makes life worth living.