First, dear gawd I miss you all. I am sure that sooner or later I will settle into this whole working thing and will have the time and energy to write on a more semi-regular schedule. But for now- damn I am tired.
So here is a tiny post.
The S&P lowered our credit rating. Boo fucking who. The S&P is like a food critic for vampires. (So is Moody's, for that matter). It's all a bunch of bullshit. We get an austerity plan and we get a stock market crash and we get bad marks on our government credit from a bunch of assholes who can't do math.
And it would be lovely to think "Oh the system is just temporarily broken. All we need to do is reform it". But it ain't broken. It's working exactly as intended, skimming little bits of money off the bottom (though it don't feel so little to us bottom folks) to feed the snarling vampires at the top. And the less money we have to skim, the more snarly the vampires get. Every morsel of food we put in our mouths makes the vampires mad because that grocery money could be better put to use in buying them gold plated toilets or deepening the money pool they like to dive in ala Scrooge McDuck.
Austerity is bullshit. The debt ceiling is bullshit. The national credit rating is bullshit. The stock market is bullshit. The government is bullshit. Bullshit bullshit bullshit.
You can't vote out vampires. The only way to fix this is a stake through the heart of the system.
(Yes, I am putting too many damn metaphors in one post with the bullshit and the vampires. I am tired y'all.)