Today sucked. It looks almost certain that the horrible bankruptcy bill
, possibly the worst piece of legislation since the Medicare bill, is going to pass. The number of American military fatalities in Iraq passed 1,500.
And, either a Republican hack successfully managed to trick
basically the entire blogosphere into wrongfully turning on Senator Feingold and other campaign finance reform advocates, or the once progressive cause of campaign finance reform really is now seeking to destroy the greatest outpouring of grassroots activism this country has seen in thirty years: the netroots. I'm still trying to figure out which of the two actually took place, but either reality is painful.
All of this made it hard for me to write today as I lost a good deal of my fighting spirit. Considering my mood, I would like to turn away from politics for a moment, and start a thread about something more upbeat: happiness. List some things that make you happy, especially if they have nothing to do with politics. I'll recharge and get back into the trenches tomorrow.