Tuesday, November 2, 2010

In Which The Devolutionist Tries To Remember His Yoga Breathing Exercises

It's Election Day 2010.  A few hours ago your Devolutionist cast his ballot for the most important issue of the midterms: Prop 19, the ballot proposition that would legalize marijuana in California.  Also, there was something about a governor, a senator, state budgets getting passed by simple majority instead of two-thirds of the Assembly, blah blah blah.

The temperature hovers around ninety here in L.A. today, which matches the Devolutionist's mood: overheated and angry.  This election season has been nothing but depressing in the quality of both the candidates turned out by both parties (particularly the Republicans/Tea Partiers) and in the discourse.  Once upon a time it seemed that even if we disagreed on solutions to problems, the major parties at least agreed on the issues.  Now it feels as if we're living in two different dimensions.  The noisiest of the Republicans see an America under assault by some sort of fascist socialist who wants the government to control everything and will stop at nothing, including using union thugs from Chicago or something, to achieve a country in which everyone is a slave to the state.  The rest of us live in reality.

Unfortunately, it's the loud voices that are most audible.  And that is depressing.

Tonight there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth here in the world headquarters of the Devolution, with long breaks to watch last night's Castle.  Fantasies of Stana Katic cuffing him to a headboard may well be all that will save the Devolutionist's sanity.