Can We Please Have More Responsible Politicians?

So, first thing’s first… today is kind of boring. I spent a large portion of the day helping to blow up a friend of mine’s Facebook status via discussions of Chick-fil-A, the LGBT(Alphabet Soup) community and all the tangents that come from that. Including Christianity and Constitutionality and so forth.

There was, apparently, a “kiss-in” or something at many Chick-fil-A’s today. A counter-protest. And, of course, some counter-protesters have gotten out of hand, such as the guy who was berating a random Chick-fil-A employee, ultimately harming their own cause.

But I’ve already talked about Chick-fil-A twice. Once should’ve been more than enough, but I felt the need to revisit it, and I really don’t feel like talking more about it here.

Oddly, I was going to talk about “You didn’t build that.” I was thinking about titling the post “We Built This Business All On Our Own,” to be hummed to the tune of “We Built This City” by Starship.

…but then I looked back and realized I already wrote about it in a post boringly titled “The Honesty Gaffe.”

Man. I creativeblock myself far too often.

Which, speaking of, my current assignment from my friend David Bolus (remember that name, it will be a big deal one day) is to write a 15-minute script. 15 pages of screenplay format. Because I said that sort of thing is hard for me. His caveats were to make it either A) about a character from “Camp Gethsemane” or B) an adaptation. Then he went and suggested Shakespeare. So, of course, I chose that. And now, by next Friday, I have to have “Macbeth” shortened to a 15-minute script.

It’s cool. I’ve already got 6.67% done. …So, you know… a page.

Guess who’ll be writing 14 pages next Thursday night!

Anyway, the reason I’m blathering on about all this instead of politicians is because there’s not much else to say. Can we please have more responsible politicians? Congress went into a five week recess today after a large period of doing absolutely nothing. Well, not absolutely nothing. The House Republicans, after all, attempted to repeal Obamacare over 30 times, even after it was approved as Constitutional.

So there’s that.

But then, there’s also this thing where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (so, a Democrat) said in an interview with Huffington Post that he was told by an unnamed source that Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years.

Pretty much everyone has been agreeing that was a silly thing to say with no proof. Granted, yes, Romney’s refusal to show his tax returns for a large chunk of time, proving his hypocrisy on the entire issue, is pretty ridiculous, and, yes, it invites a lot of postulating as to WHY he wouldn’t release them. But such postulations are better left vague, or within personal conversations. They probably shouldn’t be stated as though they were fact in an interview with a national publication. Though I will say, it’s quite ironic (pretty sure I’m using irony right) for Romney to tell Reid to “put up or shut up,” considering he’s the one that needs to put up in order to get everyone else to shut up.

And then, of course, there’s the fun bit where everyone is using this as a reason to attack President Barack Obama. You know, a guy wholly uninvolved with the entire affair.

It’s all rather childish. And makes me have to sit and just think, “Oy.”

Seriously. That’s my reaction to everything from these past few days. “Oy.”

…It’d be great if we didn’t have such childish people in the nation… Or, y’know, running it/attempting to run it.

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