Sorry I haven't blogged in forever. I'm a writer. If I wanted to do things on a schedule I'd be one of the people in Sacramento who are working on the year's budget.
Anywho, I went to a Writer's Guild seminar on self-promotion recently. Apparently self-promotion is the new black. Or something.
Shoot, I forgot where I was going with this. Which shows that ADD is affecting me more and more as I age since I only wrote a few words of - oh, look, a shiny!
Harumph. Where was I?
Okay. So let's talk about Weiner. The congressman (you are all sickos!). I heard a radio talk show in which some people were actually mad that he resigned. Because "he was a good congressman" and "he didn't do anything illegal" and "he made my own life bearable in comparison." All right, I admit, I made that last one up. But it was the only reason I could invent for someone to want to keep the guy on.
I know, I know the arguments. That it's his personal life. That he didn't break the law. That it doesn't affect his job.
Bupkis. I think that if you are going to be someone who is in making sure that millions, or even thousands, of people's voices are represented in Congress, you should possess certain basic skills. Like:
1) Being able to grasp objects. This requires opposable thumbs, which I understand would immediately get rid of approximately 41.9% of all current congresspeople. I'm willing to take my chances.
2) Stereoscopic vision. Again, another evolutionary good idea. If for no other reason than it allows us to wink. And really, what is life without a good wink now and again.
3) The ability to refrain from TAKING PICTURES OF YOUR PACKAGE AND SENDING IT TO WOMEN YOUNG ENOUGH TO BE YOUR KID. Maybe I'm crazy, but this seems like it should be on the Congressional Entrance Exam:
Question 1) Are you a terrorist? Yes. No. Maybe. What's a terrorist?
Question 2) Do you believe in free speech? Yes. No. Maybe. Brfglf (which may not make sense, but that just goes to show you that "free" speech isn't the same as "sensible" speech).
Question 3) Are you a package-shooting moron? Yes. No. Maybe. What's a package?
All in all, I think it's ridiculous that this guy got elected in the first place. Yes, I know it may be a sickness. But that doesn't mean it's all right. Grrr. Got my mad hat on now. Besides, the thing that's most important in all this is - ooh, look, a shiny!