Crap, it's been raining hard for days, and I have been cooped up indoors unable to ride. I've had to do other horrible things, like go to work.
If I can't write about riding, I'll have to write about politics.
I was listening to one of my favourite podcasts this morning (I'm 1-2 weeks behind, as usual) and there was a story on how Rush Limbaugh said he wants Obama to fail. Yes, yes - that's old news. I also heard the whole clip, so I know the context.
Ponder this. If you think Limbaugh was out of line, go and find me one raving lefty pinko who didn't spend the entire Bush presidency wanting him to fall flat on his face. Or for Howard to uterlly fail. Not only did they want Bush to fail, they wanted him to fail so badly, they were prepared to undermine the efforts of the US military to win in Iraq and Afghanistan (which is now a "good war" according to Obama). Go and interview 50 morons from Code Pink and see if any of them will admit to not trying to undermine and destroy Bush, Cheney and all that mob.
And so what if they were? It's a free country, and the US (thankfully) still has freedom of speech. Those stupid, deluded, lying, fuck-faced pigs can say what they like about their government, and that is all right with me (and as you can see, I'll toss it right back at them).
In that case, why is it so horrid for Limbaugh and his ilk to not want Obama's policies to succeed? I think his policies suck big time. Krudd's policies suck as well. Gordon Brown's are even worse. Apart from hoping that Krudd chokes on a ball of earwax, I don't personally wish him any harm - but I hope his policies fail to gain any traction, that they are so badly implemented that they don't destroy our economy and society, and that he leads the Labor party to utter political oblivion at the next election. I hope he goes down harder than Gough.
For fuck's sake, how did it suddenly become racist to denounce the useless policies of a white marxist with an Africa father? Are we now banned from hoping that any lefty "leader of colour" will fail? Does this mean it is now racist to hope that Bob Mugabe's fails in his latest attempts to utterly bum-fuck Zimbabwe?
Seriously, the sooner we find ourselves a lenth of railway track, a bucket of hot tar and a feather pillow for these clowns, the better off we'll all be.