I heard an interview on NPR this weekend in which a professional blog-watcher commented on the rash of blog postings that have hit the web since the Miers nomination was announced. During the interview, she mentioned that conservative bloggers tend to pick a few topics and just hammer them into the ground with many cross-links and much focused conversation. Liberal blogs tend to discuss a wider range of topics. Kinda interesting. Maybe that's a reflection on why the conservatives seem to be having more success pushing their agenda in Washington versus the well-meaning, but vacillating liberal contingent.
Speaking of conversatives, I saw a news clip of the very ballsy House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi have a shouting match on the House floor over a suspiciously long voting period for an energy bill that barely passed (an energy bill that loosened restrictions on the use of federal land, among other things). I became enraged that once again the Republican party is playing fast and loose with the environment in the name of corporate greed (all while playing fast and loose with House voting policies to buy arm-twisting time).
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that the term "conservative" hardly seems to apply to the party that embraces the handle with such rabid pride. Which led to another political rant on the poetic tip, so here we go.
The "conservative" U.S. administration:
initiates wars pre-emptively,
doctors intelligence deceptively,
pisses off global allies carelessly,
protects our borders lazily,
grows our deficit voraciously,
promotes corporate interests wrecklessly,
pillages our environment greedily,
responds to drowning cities tardily.
Just what is it that "conservatives" do conservatively?
I vote they change their inaccurate calling card immediately.