I haven't posted much lately. The politics part of my blog is lacking in material, mainly because I have become detached from it all. The obscene amount of corporate and individual billionaire dollars being pumped into the political spectrum, including elections, belies the fact that this country is supposed to be "of the people," etc. We have reached an unhealthy level of tolerance for monied opinions, regardless of whether there is a spark of truth to the opinions or not. I mean, the decision in North Carolina (or whatever place it was, excuse me if I don't feel like dredging up the exact place) to dismiss critical science on the rise of tide levels because it would affect the ability to build on land that would be unsustainable in the future, just galls me. To knowingly ignore science for the sake of raking in a few bucks, and unfortunately at the unknowing buyer's loss, doesn't seem to strike political leaders as wrong. I almost don't have the stomach to deal with such lies for the sake of a buck, especially when the buck goes to the one that already has all the bucks.
One good thing is that my daughter will graduate from college tomorrow, receiving her B.A. I look forward to attending the festive occasion, even if it means getting up at an ungodly hour as the ceremonies start at 8 a.m.
One bad thing, I no longer have a job. Yes, I have joined the ranks of the unemployed. It's a scary feeling being 60 and not having any money coming in. I am almost contemplating putting up a PayPal contribution link to help get by for now.