I did want to say a little something about some current events though:
- Iran makes me so, so sad. My heart goes out to the Iranian people, many of whom seem like good, nice people and don't deserve to be beaten like dogs in the streets of their own country. I know there's nothing that we can do, but it breaks my heart to see the Basiji and the police forces going after innocents who can't defend themselves. It humbles me to think of those that gave their lives while doing nothing but protesting peacefully, including the lovely young woman they call Neda. Why doesn't the Iranian army pick on someone their own size?!? Iran deserves to have their election choices respected. Interestingly, this makes me that much more in awe of our own election system, and the peaceful transfer of power that takes place when we select a new leader.
- What the hell is up with philandering politicians, anyway?!? This Mark Sanford thing takes the cake. The guy disappears from his duties as GOVERNOR of South Carolina for almost a week, comes back and says he went off to Argentina to be with his lover?!? And he has a wife and 4 SONS at home?! Talk about surreal. As a female, I cannot fathom why it is so hard for politicians to not cheat on their wives, let alone the mother of their children. And when they are in positions like that? To top it off, if Sanford was some crazy hippie who had an open relationship with his wife to begin with, I guess it wouldn't be that big of a deal, but as a Southern Republican, he certainly knew what he was getting into when he got married and ran for Governor of South Carolina. What a douchenozzle.
- Anyone who still thinks that we don't need a public option in the debate over health care should read this article. Then, when you're done, if you still want to hand over your hard earned money unnecessarily to line the pockets of CEOs of HMOs, be my guest. I'm not interested, though.