America has lost its mind. Or at least, the American discourse has. I simply cannot summon enough interest to weigh in on the latest stupid thing coming from wannabes and has-beens Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and now Ben Shapiro. Seriously, am I the only one thinking this election has descended into some sort of Nadir of Stupid?
Here’s another one: CNN reported yesterday that single women vote “hormonally,” then determined the post didn’t meet its “editorial standards” and removed it. But not before Imani at Balloon Juice gave them the mocking they deserved over such ridiculous assertions as:
When women are ovulating, they “feel sexier,” and therefore lean more toward liberal attitudes on abortion and marriage equality. Married women have the same hormones firing, but tend to take the opposite viewpoint on these issues, she says.
Oh fer crying out loud. Writes Imani:
So if you see a slut in a short skirt voting for Obama on November 6, ask her if she’s married, offer her a tampon, and then tell her she really meant to vote for Romney but she just doesn’t know it because her hormones are fucking up her mind-head.
I guess I should feel somewhat comforted that CNN removed the post after remembering they have “standards,” but that doesn’t make up for the fact that it made it out there in the first place. And that goes for everything else, including ABC’s fawning over Donald Trump’s “yoooge!” bombshell which they later noted “failed to blow up.” Pardon me if I save my sad face for shit that really matters, ‘m’kay?
America, really, get another hobby. I just can’t deal with this constant stoking of the outrage machine anymore. Racist comment! Sexist comment! Racist comment! Sexist comment! Homophobic comment! Islamophobic comment! Jesus. Is it just me or is this all being coordinated in some arugula-filled room in Beverly Hills as advance marketing for the World Premiere on Nov. 6? Were the ratings for the debates that bad that they need to go into overdrive? Are people losing interest in the election or something? And if they are: can you blame us? Jeeez.
We’re getting near that time when I take my annual hiatus for NaNoWriMo, and not a moment too soon. I’m not going to go away entirely, I never do, but posting will be light as I try to focus on a new project, as well as some other assignments I’ve got lined up.
So you’ll be on your own for the month of November, for the most part. By all means, visit my friends on my blogroll, or maybe we should all just take a break together. I really do think our elections are just making everyone stupider.