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Being needy

pedroI am more than ready, at this point, to have the year come to an end, and to be about the business of doing something with this one.

I need a year that doesn’t involve surgeries for my children, or job horrors for me, or the general state of insignificance that my politics or my journalistic endeavors have fallen into.  I need the progressive movement to wake up and realize that, though the tactics may differ, we’re as necessary under Barack Obama as under George W. Bush.  I need to get back on a stage.  I need a contract for my company.  I need for the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop killing each other, and just settle differences with Parcheesi or something.  I need to get off my duff and get back into shape.  I need another trip to Ocean City and a number of days under a warm sun.  I need the Orioles to have a winning season, and I need to watch the Yankees spend a great deal of money to buy everyone in sight and then collapse like an overripe avocado.  I need for those very few tie-wearing white guys responsible for the appalling collapse of the economy of the United States to be staked out over anthills, their bodies smeared with honey.  I need to be part of an America in which I do not feel like the single lamb sitting at the table with four wolves when a vote comes up on what to have for lunch.  There are some other things that I need that I won’t get into right now.

None of these things are likely to happen in 2009.

But it’s for certain they didn’t in 2008.


One Response

  1. If this was an LJ post, I’d suggest having for your “music” “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day – September being the ninth month, and this being the ninth year of the millennium, plus you being a Green.

    Just giving you suggestions for “mood music” is all.

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