I try not to get too political on the boards but I have such a hard on right now. I'm not sure if you caught the new issue of Time magazine but we have become a nation of idiots. 1/3 of high school students will drop out of school and never graduate. And another 1/3 receive such an inadequate education that they won't be able to find employment. In fact, Poland and Turkey have passed us on standardized math scores. We are the richest country in the world yet rank #24 for education.
It's such a crisis (yes, that's what they're calling it) that Bill Gates has started a foundation to improve our educational system - he believes that in the next 20 years we'll be too far gone. There will have 3 generations of kids who don't have the skills necessary to get a job and earn a living.
I can't help but think where we'd be if Al Gore was in the White House. The money is there but it's all going for defense. Who the fuck are we defending ourselves against? And it's not like we don't know what can happen with a simple high jacking. And then we have Nipplegate, abstinence only programs, pop shots at Roe v Wade, bans on same sex marriage, and fucking bird flu. I just read an article about how bird flu wouldn't be an issue if we hadn't destroyed so much of the Wetlands. Now, wild fowl is mixing with domesic fowl and that's how we could have a pandemic.
We need to demand more, focus on education, clean up our environment, leave women and their right to choose alone, let everyone marry if they fucking want to, censor violence not sexuality, and join the rest of the enlightened world!