Monday, September 30, 2013

I Don't Do This Often, But: A Political Rant

Dear Republicans: FUCK YOU WITH A PICKAXE. Seriously, if you care about jobs even a tenth of a percent as much as your hyper-inflated rhetoric claims, then stop endangering mine for the sake of a dick-measuring contest with the president or some delusional belief that providing poor people with access to health care is immoral and/or going to completely ruin the US economy. You know what will hurt the US economy? SHUTTING DOWN THE SOURCE OF MILLIONS OF JOBS, that's what. And you know what's immoral and indefensible? Using people's livelihoods as a political bargaining chip in a juvenile game of chicken.[*] Cut it the fuck out.

For the record, the NSF-funded organization I work for has stated that they expect to be able to keep paying us for a week or two, in the event. So I might well be able to ride through this with no problems. But I don't need the extra financial uncertainty in my life right now, and I'm sure there are a lot of potentially affected people out there who need it even less than I do.

I am getting so fed up with the crap that passes for politics in this country, I cannot tell you.

Aaargh. End of rant. Good luck, everybody.

(ETA: OK, I should correct that to "Dear some Republicans." More power to the saner voices in the party.)

[*] Yes, I am aware that this is a mixed metaphor. Shut up.

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