Punching The Wall

I’m disgusted this morning.  Waking up every day to more bad news about our economy is tough.  Doing so and seeing the presidential campaign is still focused on lipstick, churches, pregnant children, Muslim names and the like makes me want to punch the wall.  What magic pill is everyone else taking that allows them to shrug their shoulders at the big issues and absorb all this nonsense?  Are the real issues just too big and scary to give attention?  Perhaps ignoring the elephant in the room is some form of defense mechanism.  Does denial help our mental state?  It must.  I’m not in denial and I definitely feel my sanity slipping.

7 Responses to “Punching The Wall”

  1. Kristin says:

    I am equally disgusted. The real issues are brushed under the rug.

  2. Tricia says:

    When I read about Lehman and Merrill Lynch this morning, my stomach sank. I’m so tired of lipstick and who called who names. Did you ever think we’d see this kind of instability in the USA’s banking & credit industry.

  3. Jen says:

    I’m disgusted and a little scared. Our economy scares me right now. And on the political front, I’ve had to take a step back. It’s just too much lately.

  4. Jen says:

    Ok, that was weird – I was typing this, and got an e-mail that you had commented on my blog! Talk about being in sync!

  5. lisa says:

    That is weird!

  6. Rob O. says:

    I wish I could get past all of the nonsense to be interested enough to dig deep enough to discover what the candidates really stand for. But my head starts spinning after a few minutes of CNN & Fox and all of the superficial junk that they seem to fixate upon. I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t managed to glean a clear understanding of even their stance on, and plans for handling, the war. Gotta work on that…

    Is there a website that does cut through to the meat of the issues instead of just dishing out the lame lipstick & teen promiscuity tripe?

  7. lisa says:

    Rob, don’t be embarrassed at all to admit you don’t have a clear understanding. You are far from alone and I’m beginning to suspect it might be intentional. There are days when I wonder if either candidate really knows what to do with the cards at play. It’s definitely not a hand I’d want to be dealt as the next president.

    I haven’t really found a source for information that really digs in to the policies and plans beyond reading the candidates’ own websites. Have you looked there yet? They really do outline quite a lot.