I'm so fed up with the state of national politics and most notably, our war criminal of a president that it's better for me to not write about national issues, because it gets me too worked up. Plus, having taken part in enough orchestrated protests that have amounted to nothing, marching around in our "protest pens," I fully recognize that these do nothing to change things, even though I had to fight the urge on Sunday, to drag my tired ass down to K'port and shout some slogans towards Walker's Point.
Last night, hearing that Lewis "Scooter" Libby had his sentence commuted by the president, just ratcheted up my level of being "pissed-off" that I usually feel around this time (flag-waving and the 4th of July, with all its subsequent jingoism) of year.
Think Progress has a post on Libby and the subsequent moral bleatings that major newspapers are good for. Periodically, even the disgraced and irrelevant MSM manages to screw up what remains of their moral indignation and fires up their op ed machines. Of course, since no one reads the papers and as long as there's still some petrol coming out of the end of the hose at the gas pump and there's a reality TV program on the flat screen at home, Americans just don't give a rat's ass about anything outside their narcissistic three-foot circle of interest.