August 13, 2013

What Year Is It?

I don't watch news. Honestly, I'm not sure why we pay for cable since almost all entertainment is streamed to us. I read the news, sure. I've got a news reader that's overwhelmed keeping up with all the national, world, local, music, tech, TV and geek news I can handle. So, while I don't watch news, the fact that people are already talking about the 2016 presidential race hasn't escaped me.

Sickened me, yes, but not escaped me.

We elected Barak Obama into office 10 months ago. All I want is a year - maybe two if I'm feeling lucky and greedy - without talking about presidential nominees, primaries, Iowa and New Hampshire. But, no. What I got was ten lousy months. Really eight, since everyone started talking about Hillary's potential run early in the summer.

I accept that fact that the guy I voted for (twice) hasn't exactly lived up to his promise and that, in his second term, he's been underwhelming at best. But I refuse to start talking seriously about the next election when we're less than a year into the current term. Aren't there more important things to talk about? *

* Answer: yes! Like the economy, equal rights, gay marriage, stand your ground, homelessness, education, illiteracy (which is admittedly part of education but when grown people are graduating from college without the ability to read, it deserves its own special shout-out), obesity, healthcare, insurance reform, social security, hunger, poverty, mental health, Gitmo, Detroit, workers' rights, domestic surveillance, the growing threat of sinkholes and the inability of Jennifer Aniston to have a single hit movie in her post-Friends career. +

+ Not necessarily in that order.

Posted by Chris at August 13, 2013 7:15 AM

I agree with all of the above, but, hey, which news reader do you use? I am still mourning the loss of Google Reader and can't seem to find another.

Posted by: LeeAnn at August 13, 2013 12:06 PM

Overcrowded jails and human trafficking also spring to mind. :(

Posted by: alektra at August 15, 2013 8:21 AM