mixed me

[written 09/06/05]

this is pissing me off:

In a segment on the surge of evacuees to the Texas city, Barbara Bush said: “What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (she chuckled)—this is working very well for them.

what a major major bitch. i shouldn’t be surprised by this i guess.

it’s way past time for me, and many many others, to get our heads out of the sand.

from dem now, when i heard it, it hit me like a gong:

“JUAN GONZALEZ: And what can Americans who are concerned about the lack of attention of our federal government to this issue, what can they do?

ROSS GELBSPAN: Unfortunately, it has to be political action. It’s not lifestyle action. Even if we all sat in the dark and rode bicycles, it would not stop global warming… We need to take the lead in spearheading a rapid transition to clean energy. That will happen only through political pressure…”

and this goes way beyond energy and enviromental issues – though sometimes when i think about what we’re doing to this world of ours, i just think holy crap, we are so screwed – including war, major mass-denial class and race issues, who we let be in charge around here, etc etc.

all words, very easy to say.

in between moments like these, when i’m just trying to find tons of information and wondering and seething, i escape. cowardly, i know. but i do – i’ve watched probably ten movies in the last three days, and actually have a completed knitted thing, and i’m definitely caught up on sleep, and if i take another shower, i’ll probably turn permanently into a raisin. (there’s even been some spinning, that was great.)

[not all of my emotions are coming from anger about katrina/<a href="new orleans/bush idiocies/condi shopping/ etc, but from other personal upheavels. i’ll be ok. just wanted to add this so.. i don’t know, so the context is more real. ]