"Hain't we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain't that a big enough majority in any town?"
- Mark Twain
This is (one reason) why we can't have nice things.
I'm not always convinced either. Sad.
I hadn't heard about this. I need to go read the story. This is sad.
I could write an article about how cute kittens and puppies are on a major news site and, within 20 comments or so, the string would descend into political fighting. The absolutism of political hatred in this country today frustrates me to no end. As the Fraulein said above, this is why we can't have nice things. Today, if you're on one side and you agree with someone on the other side that it might be a good idea to renovate the Mall, someone will paint it as if this one act means you've totally abandon your longstanding position on issue X. Therefore, nothing worthwhile ever gets done.
In my late 30's I've come to side with my late grandmother who seemed to think 3/4 of the world was, "on dope".
Scary side of the internet.
This is the most scary, of all the scary realities you post on your observations of what goes on in the news...
I am annoyed with you for pulling my head out of the ground to the reality of the people who also get to vote; and, with the availability of everything on the internet, get heard.
It is so, so frightening... and I feel so helpless that there is nothing I can do but shake my head, and put it back in the ground.
I will be reminded again, on election day when the country is colored in red and blue, and the reality is again obvious and so different to what I would like to hope for the country.