My brother has"a line" that he has been using since we were in college.
The saying probably comes from the country side, where we grew up.
You say it when someone is worrying about something
that is really not that big a deal,
at least not in the big view of things.
I thought of it today as I saw the news and read the progressive blogs.
For example, the Democrats were blocked from creating a
bipartisan committee to study the failure of the federal response
As of right now, it is the lead story on Buzzflash.
Atrios at Eschaton is worried about Potty Breaks for the POTUS
and how the Republican governor of Mississippi
got more phone calls from the POTUS
than the Democratic governor of Louisiana.
Josh Marshall at TPM is worried about funding bills,
And Kos, the giant of the cybercommunities,
is worried about gay marriage in Massachusetts,
and of course, the selection of the new Chief Justice of the SCOTUS.
For three days now, NPR has covered every non-answer from
this dancer prancer from Harvard with those dimwitted eyes.
The geographic state of the United States has just suffered
a huge, perhaps 200 billion dollar loss and all the liberal community
can think to do is blame the administration for its terrible performance.
In the meantime, Bill Clinton acts more like the son
that George H W Bush wished he had.
Here we have the worst, most mendacious, most irresponsible government
in the history of the American Experience,
And Bill Clinton makes it legit by hanging out with Dad.
Except for Al Gore, Howard Zinn, Kurt Vonnegut, and a just a few others,
most of the liberals just don't get it.
They just want their power back.
Like my brother says,
"They are worrying about their dandruff,
when they are dying of cancer."
And as the Bob Dylan song goes,
there is a train a coming.
And it ain't so slow anymore.
If you think you can live your life the way you used to,
You have a crude awakening coming.
We should have a bipartisan committee on how we are going to survive
We should have a 3 week international conference covered by NPR
on how to make affordable energy from the light that surrounds us.
We should meet to figure out how we are going to live on this earth,
We should begin an emergency dialogue to determine how the earth
can shake the dual pathologies of nationalism and corporatism.
We are losing our young men and women, our material wealth,
and our moral high ground in a war for a substance
that we should immediately stop burning,
or we will perish.
We have just lost a city to an angry climate,
not a President with bad situation awareness skills.
What concerns me,
is our situation awareness skills.
*Magritte, Situation of Man