I must be a masacist because every morning my alarm goes off tuned to NPR. It is scratching and mixed with a loud beeping but I get up, turn off the alarm, lay back down and turn on the main clear radio which brings NPR in my room which I listen to for 10-15min before getting ready for the day.
This morning I wake up and a few minutes later get a speech by President Bush. Same ole’ frustrating crap. 80 billion dollars for the war, Iraqi elections, soldiers dying for the cause, health care, ex ex. Everytime he speaks it is painful. I think that everyone else must be hearing something else because it makes no sense to me. Like he is speaking a different language. I cannot comprehend what he is saying. I understand the words and their meaning but I cannot understand how he can justify what he is saying.
More boggling is that this is what we wanted. Or at least the majority of the country that voted him in. I keep hearing that the democratic party failed because we weren’t aggresive enough during the election. But how can we take the blame for Bush’s failings.
And things like health insurance concern me. I currently trying to figure out how to get, if I can afford it, and if I do get what exactly I’m getting. As these policies are written not to be understood. So, currently, I don’t have health insurance or a savings account. That means if something happens to me I’m fucked. I’m either rejected from medical help or will end up with a bill that I can’t possibly pay.
For the first time I feel affected by the politics that seem so far away. And it drives me crazy every morning as I listen to NPR reporting Bush’s plans. And I realize every morning that I, much less that nation, am getting screwed. I now wish I could go back and listen to Humpty and Dumpty, the Howard Stern rip offs on all the local rock station around the nation so that I may be ignorant of my surrounding and blissful.