ust to be clear
There is no middle ground, no room for the (seemingly now outmoded) concept of diplomacy. There's more to be made of inflexible stances. It's more interesting, and I'm sure in some cases more lucrative, to be at odds with one another. The Right says "Yes!" and the Left says, "Nuh UHH!" Because it's come to be acceptable to be at odds, to have an enemy, to concede not even the smallest nit of a point, opinion, cent, nor parcel of land. I mean, it's fine with me; I find people in general to be doddering, argumentative for no good reason fuck-drudges, myself included. And, please understand that I think debate is healthy when it is productive. But the ongoing bipartisanship (and I mean the abrasive fuck-drudge variety of bipartisanship) has grown dull, the Israel conversation is dull. For me.
All this because I think at our very best, with all our fucked-uppedness, we complete one another. How's that for an ass-backward stab at diplomacy? (I'm not being ironic.) Our own Steve Barber remarked on his FB page:
You may now say, "Nuh UHH!"
On another note: I am recovering from my emergency room trip (this morning around 1). Cardioversion was again the solution to my latest A-fib crisis. I hear Mayo can fix atrial fibrillaton. We will see. Some of you kind people may ask if there's anything I need. And I need nudes of Angelina, even though I am supposed to remain calm for a few days.
Like Harlan, I get scared, and I admit it. Don't you? I developed unreasoning night fears a few years back, simply shudder myself to sleep some nights. It's disconcerting, to couch it mildly. Wonder can Mayo fix that?
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