Checking Out

I’m checking out of politics. I was trying to keep up with news and what’s been going on since the election, but I just don’t have the energy. We won in November, Bush is still an idiot (and President), Cheney is still Darth Vader (did you see the interview on CNN? need more proof?), and we’re still in a bad war with no end in sight. Me paying attention to the inaction and bickering isn’t going to change anything.
Why I’m blogging about this, I don’t know. I just felt like I needed to say it out loud so I could turn off all my politics feeds and not feel guilty about it (because I told you I was doing it). I’ll probably flip things back on when primary season starts up and when the presidential field calms down a bit. Until then, it’s nose to the grindstone with work, family and photography. That’s a lot less contentious than politics anyway, right?

4 thoughts on “Checking Out”

  1. Hmmm…I’m not liking the last posting. I think there might be something between giving it all up, and reading 503,284 political feeds a day. Come on…we’re counting on you here :). Oh, and you must not have been reading the feeds anyway, ‘cuz the primary season has begun already.

  2. I’m just glad to see that your blog is such a psychologically useful outlet. I only see the political stuff on CNN or FoxNews while I’m stuck in the resident lounge; it certainly isn’t an uplifting part of the day.

  3. I’ll still follow the news, but I spent so much of the last five years angrily invested in the horribleness of the current administration that I need a break. I’ll be back after I’ve had some fun and tuned it out for a little while. It’s a perspective reset. I pretty much already know who I’m supporting in the primary, and VA’s isn’t for a while. I don’t have time to actually volunteer for any campaign, so I’m going to do something else for a little while and then come back when the time is right.

  4. Welcome to my world! ;)
    I got tired of it back in high school and haven’t looked back too much.
    It’s such an emotional drain. You get caught up in it, then realize that there’s not much you can really do about it, get frustrated that the one article that will change the world is not in you nor would it be published if it was.
    Take a vacation. Just like housework, it’ll be there waiting when you get back.

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